Outstanding hybrid (tube + solid state) integrated amplifier. I have used with my Aliante Zeta stand mount speakers, as well as my Devore Fidelity Gibbon 88 floor standers, with outstanding results in both cases.In fact, with the Gibbons I was surprised that it had better better grip on the bottom end, as well as a more clear and layered midrange, than the very highly regarded tube integrated I also have on hand, that is often paired with those speakers. I know of no other integrated anywhere near it's price point that sounds remotely as good, looks so swank, and has such a supple feel to its knobs. Also, two pair of speaker connectors, so you can run two pair of speakers simultaneously. I use one set for my main speakers, and the second pair for a subwoofer.
I just had it thoroughly checked by my ex-Cary Audio tech, and he assures me all components are performing to spec. All that needed service was the fuse holders, which he felt had lost some of their grip, and which he replaced. This amplifier shows a few minor aesthetics flaws, most significantly the scratches on the top plate which I have pictured. No phono section You will need an outboard phono preamp to play records / albums. Includes a non-original, totally functional power cord.
Look for the 6 Moons Audio review, which culminates with them awarding the Unison their "Blue Moon" Award for Component of the Year 2002 in the Integrated Amplifier Category. (Also, I believe it received a rave review from Sam Tellig at Stereophile). MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PART OF MY DESCRIPTION, AND NO GUARANTEE OR RETURN OPTION IS PROVIDED. The item "Unison Research UNICO tube hybrid integrated amplifier Italian high-end" is in sale since Saturday, January 4, 2020.This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Receivers & Amplifiers\Amplifiers & Preamps". The seller is "hipsteria" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.