Tube Integrated Amp Recommendation

I am looking for a tube integrated amp that has lots of tube flavor (can't find a better word).  I don't care for more modern tube amps that start to sound a lot like solid state.  I need at least 25 watts, and my budget is $4K.  Right now, I am thinking that Unison Research Triode 25 may be a good choice.  I know that some vintage amps may work well; however, I don't have the time right now to pursue any restoration or maintenance needed to make them sound their best and keep them reliable. Any suggestions you may have are very much appreciated.


Ayon is built to a higher standard then most judt compare 

the case a nice machined aluminum , made in Austria Mundorf coupling capacitors 

The excellent Lundahl transformers and chokes which is the heart of a tube amp 

all tube sockets and connectors Copper not cheap brass like most 

and microprocessor controlled which adjusts each power tubes for age , rather then just average all the same to get better life , when a tube does go,a red led comes on then shuts down ,you replace that tubes, hit the recalibrate button and you are back on your way.very solid engineering , tube u.s,a sells them for agood price 

or buy one used ,like a spirit2 or 3 .


I would buy one in a heartbeat if I were looking for an Intergrated in that range. I have heard one at my local dealer and it truly is major bliss.

Three recommendations  I have for you first look at the melody  line I have an H 88 that has two kt88s  per side and if I remember  correctly  it is 50watts per side. Lots of guts. A 6sn7 and a 6sl7  on each side and one more lol i just woke up cannot remember  the number of the last one. On another note I put sohpia electric  tubes the blue bottle ones in that amp. Well it is very beautiful  old school listening.  Which ever one you get you might consider  those tubes. They are just what the doctor  ordered if you like detail warmth musicality and beauty of tone. Ok not sure if you will find one of these or not for the money but look for a lime magnetic. You want one of the ones styled like it is from the 1930s with the big handles on the front  plate. The are all reproductions of western electric  designs. In fact some of them have nos  transformers in them. Personally  I  truly  like the way they sound and I would dare day they are in the very top of the food chain for amplifier s. I will see if I can find one and add a link.  The last thing I would suggest  would be a canary audio one. Very few people in North America  know what they are. Built in California  very high build quality  and very high quality  components.  They are lots  of money new but they are a hard sell you want to find a used one or a nos  one. I bought a pair of nos  monoblocks  for 4k that retail they were 20k. They sound like 20k amplifiers. Anyhow  I will post a link for you if I find one.