Amplifier Unison Unico Nuovo

At the unison Unico Nuovo (1800 euros) put the Italians not only on the tube input stage. Go for tube similar as possible even with the semiconductor circuits.

  1. Amplifier unison Unico Nuovo
  2. Data sheet

The Unico Nuovo got the usual over all feedback: course is a relatively delicate-looking, so that – take the harmonic THD upper shaft structure too much in disarray by too strong effect in slower oscillation and inevitably less precise opposites in fast.

And the Italians at any point of their Unico Nuovo aimed at such a sound friendly harmony. That’s why tubes take the first reinforcement. Only one instead of per-channel systems parallel as in other Unicos to date used unison now two an ECC 83 dual triode. The tubes, which always assigns the appropriate grid bias an automatic even after ageing should win phonetic influence – and simplify the driver stages equipped with semiconductors. This sound critical capacitors, but sophisticated transistor potential displacement levels provide not under circumstances as smoothly as possible coupling of the low to the high-voltage circuits.

The tube should dominate

At the output level, not much the same remained: In the push-pull working, relatively easy to be driven (and tube-like in some ways) field-effect transistors make the final larger streams. In addition, the Italians at the Unico Nuovo broken completely new ground. So are the FETs not about directly with the power supply connected, but about semiconductor colleagues of the same type. Together with a corresponding control electronics provide the latter sure the working couples always get a constant supply voltage – while this slightly varies with current amplifiers.

The more stable conditions bring according to unison lower distortion and more pulse speed. And if I did, yet the Nuovo to the setting and preservation of the power amplifiers work point received not only the usual few individual components, but with the eight-legged module LT1166 (linear technology) even a precise working rule computer.

In all of this, the Italians also on the mechanics have not saved. The fine impression is rounded off with an extra solid steel chassis with a 1.5-centimeter-thick front panel front and the duplicate massive loudspeaker terminals of the Unico Nuovo.

Hearing test

The first bars confirmed music that gave the Italians of the positive image. Who started Unico Nuovo unison with the Eric Legnini trio his crazy, spirited hearing test debut. With decidedly drawn through rhythm, drier drum beats and violently plucked bass he put the northern lights by Densen equally powerful pressure. With its intense bright E Piano runs, his special talents but also here indicated the B 110 which he continued then with Ulita Knaus. Animated, free breathing, completely detached from the boxes, just a little lighter and slimmer: The already high remembered the B 110 end voice playback quite to the 58 points brother B 175 (test in stereoplay 5/2010).

Also access the Nuovo in the bass again heartier, he opened the room a little further. In the more delicate ways he could not prevent but that 110 of Densen his backers of the jury the restrained, for pure acting B.

Immediately, the tester recalled the 300 euros more expensive Unico secondo (3/09, 51 points), which remained clear and round in the Middle but in stressful situations in the heights and could hang up a few pounds more in the bass.

So, the rating for the new Unico with beautiful, but not sensational 50 points was set soon. Also recommended the Phonoteil (sent in the case of Nuovo) also at the silent moving-coil pickups as useful, balanced and clean.

The initial plan, the beaten without phono B 110 for its high end impulses with Ulita Knaus’ CD “it’s the city” (minor music) a tittle had to do more, the testers at the latest when “everybody’s Brahms” (Telarc) abandon. Tighter strings perform suffered from a certain brittleness, the attacks on the big concert grand piano took then and when something Spinet juice. ERGO’s stayed here with 50 points, and a comparison of Italian and the Danish amplifier ended in a stalemate. While the amps will attract different minds: who’s rock mag, may on the Unico Nuovo, who is a sensitive guy, the best B 110 speculate on.

Unison Unico Nuovo

Manufacturer Unison
Price €1800.00
Rating 50.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 43.5 x 9, 5 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 0 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 1
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 1
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 86.0 W / 91.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 104.0 W / 107.0 W
Noise line 93.0 dB(A)
Short conclusion Up to gold-plated conductor tracks of Nice amplifier with field-effect transistor power amplifier, which strives for tube. Sounds vividly, fame, and the Oakley don’t be shy. But, the Schutzschlatung prevents pop large spectacle.
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-73 points
Price-performance ratio Very good
tested in issue: 8 / 10


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