New Line Magnetic 508ia Integrated Amp

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by GoldprintAudio, May 20, 2016.

  1. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Lexington, NC
    Those of you that like to follow/keep up with Line Magnetic, there is an all new integrated amp that's been released. The 508ia.

    Runs 805 power tubes. 300b/6sn7 and 6sl7 for the driver/input side. 48 watts per channel. SET Class A

    Just received my first one today. Have it hooked up to put some burn in hours on it, but I'm loving what I am hearing so far (have it hooked up to a pair of Joseph Audio Profiles).

    You can see size/looks wise, it's very much like the 518. A bit more weight at around 85lbs. These in the US will have the black faceplate.

    (sorry for the dark pictures.....not sure why they turned out that way)

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  2. martinb4

    martinb4 Well-Known Member

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    That looks great, although I'm still partial to silver. ;)
     
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  3. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Should be a great option for those of you wanting to try Line Magnetic with speakers a little harder to drive and worried that the 518 might not be just enough power!
     
  4. Catcher10

    Catcher10 Forum Resident

    Best looking tube amps available
     
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  5. bajaed

    bajaed Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. How much?
     
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  6. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    $4995
     
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  7. bajaed

    bajaed Well-Known Member

    48 SET class A watts. That's amazing.
     
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  8. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Reminds me a bit of the Cary 805ae amps. Just a much smaller package and MUCH smaller price tag!
     
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  9. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The VU meters on the front also double as bias gauges. Switch on the faceplate allows you to select which you want to see. And notice the adjustable feedback selector on the top (4 different settings).
     
  10. bajaed

    bajaed Well-Known Member

    I remember you telling me that the 219 punched way above its wattage in regards to driving speakers in the 86-88 dB sensitivity range. How does the 508 compare to the 219 in that and other areas?
     
  11. Long Live Analog

    Long Live Analog Forum Resident

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    That's audio porn at its finest, love me some tubes and Line Magnetic...
     
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  12. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Have not really had a lot of time to compare yet.....need to get some break in hours on the 508 to really get a good idea. With basically twice the power output, I am thinking that this unit will really be able to handle a good range of speakers though.
     
  13. Rolltide

    Rolltide Forum Resident

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    Vallejo, CA
    @GoldprintAudio , different product but not completely off topic as its a new-ish LM amp with 300B tubes, but have you had any of the LM217 IA's in your shop yet? I'd love a 300B SET amp, but 8W should be plenty for me.
     
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  14. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I've not tried a 217. I do have a 210 here which I like quite a bit.
     
  15. james

    james Forum Resident

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    ****, that amp sounds perfect. Thanks for the info
     
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  16. googlymoogly

    googlymoogly Forum Resident

    Looks good. I bet that thing would be a problem in a smallish room in the summer, though...great in the colder months, I'm sure.
     
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  17. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That's what A/C is for!!! :D
     
  18. Destroysall

    Destroysall Active Member

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    Phoenix, AZ
    Isn't this the same price as the 518ia?
     
  19. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    About $500 more. $4450 versus $4995
     
  20. Destroysall

    Destroysall Active Member

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    I just realized that it utilizes 300b as driver tubes... this makes the extra $500 worth it. I love the 300b tube sound.
     
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  21. ceynon

    ceynon Active Member

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    Well tell us more, how does it compare to the 518?
     
  22. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Certainly will when I have a bit more time to play around with it. Had no time at today to use it, but I have a customer coming tomorrow to hear it with DeVore 0-96's (he is trying to decide b/t those two options for his 96's).
     
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  23. ceynon

    ceynon Active Member

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    I would lean towards the 210ia with the 96's.
     
  24. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The 210 is really good with the 96's, but I love the 518 and 219 with them.
     
  25. ceynon

    ceynon Active Member

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    Very interesting. Good to know. I have only heard them with shindo and AN. I would love to hear them with LM!
     
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