Amplifier Unison Unico Secondo

With the Unico secondo (2100 euros) offered by unison a new hybrid amplifier. He sounds more tube or transistor or for something completely different?

  1. Amplifier unison Unico secondo
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Even if unison so beautiful standard builds, the Italians know so that it takes less here and there fine sense driven to extremes than simply Schmacke. That’s why they offer 100 and 200 heavyweights which confirmed stereoplay black on white with the hybrid Unico, that they hardly run before force can (test 11 / 06 and 11 / 08, 4000, and 5000 Euro, both 56 sound points).
The front plate of the new secondo for 2100 euro was still proud 1.5 cm thick, establishing elaborate double Mono as with the large it was no longer enough. Still, the schematics in turn strongly are similar. Also the Secondo is high level arrivals again each with a two-stage, stocked with the ECC 83 dual triode tube arrangement. As usual, the second is supported by semiconductors. After the push-pull to the signals as the 100 and 200 flow according to the motto “fast and yet punchy” about a bunch of parallel-connected radio frequency transistors of already quite robust driver colleagues.
It was also in the output field effect transistors, which have some resemblance of the tubes with control electrode isolated from the stream channel. If in the secondo sweat only 8 instead of 12 or 24 of these components, but certainly good sufficient performance for home use.
What is at the first auditions of the secondo (which for 250 euro a MM and MC grade phono Einsteckboard there), impressively confirmed. When bass firecrackers which even led not truly feeble SV 234 by Vincent, to pull the  circuit breaker emergency brake, he seemed warm unison only loosely. And the recommended 5/07 tested integrated amplifier in issue again as a friend deep tones, visited the Italian with a lot more enthusiasm darkest depths.
To balance (8/08) – best three-dimensionally shaped, incredibly substantial pressure waves in it – about over a few Vescovà by Isophon. To represent the tired of resilient skins and the volume of large drums, he succeeded with More admirable Championship.
Untenrum so brave, the secondo in the upper layers but rather withdrew from the affair. Snare drum rolls (“Besame Mucho,” stereoplaySACD “Ultimate Tunes”) he presented with special intention. The plates of the vibraphone but seemed to particularly soft felt to lie. When they still shone and sparkled, even using the thoughtful heights Vincent they remained significantly covered in the secondo. Similarly he was the voice of Linda Sharrocks with excessive leniency that the tester in unison, agreed that the secondo bottom line can get no more points than Vincent’s SV 234.
That did not seem to grieve the Italians, he instead took up more and more fervor of him on the body of zugeschnitteten plates in. For example a CD called “battle of the DJs”. What could easily be perceived as noise, spread the secondo as exciting as well as pleasant full body massage. Young or young at heart bass connoisseurs will have the secondo so greatly enjoy. Extra tubes of the House should take for this clientele – the others – Unisons is built new hybrid.
Unison Unico secondo

Manufacturer Unison
Price €2100.00
Rating 51.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 43.5 x 13, 0 x 43,0 cm
Weight 15.0 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB.
Muting (via FB)
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Input phono MM / MC Optional Board / optional Board
High level RCA inputs / XLR 5 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 1
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 164,0 W / 112.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 199,0 W / 132,0 W
Noise line 96.0 DB (a)
Short conclusion Extremely elegant integrated hybrid amplifier with emphasizes an unconventional vote. Very mild elevation face Super formative – and dynamic bass.
Sound Top-class
Sound points analog
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points Netzwerk-In
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points USB-In
(maximum 70 points)
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (maximum 120 good – very good-77 points
Price-performance ratio good – very good
tested in issue: 3 / 09