We are a small company located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are dedicated to the research, design and development of high-end audio products in pure class A and its combination with class D creating a new category of amplification that we call class AD.
Extraudio products are both unique and exclusive, hand made and long lasting, beautiful works of art for audiophiles. The amplifiers combine vacuum tubes with solid-state transistors as we do not defend any one technology in particular over another but prefer a combination of both of them to achieve our objective – maximum high fidelity and a completely flat frequency response.
Our line of products consists of preamplifiers, power amplifiers, integrated amplifiers, MM/MC phono preamplifiers, headphone amplifiers, DAC’s, CD players and CD transports and we are constantly researching in order to create even more efficient and more intelligent products in the future.
We very much like the sound of analogue as well as the sound of live music; we are obsessed by quality and attention to detail in our finished products; we care about beauty and purity in the reproduction of music; and, above all, we do not make the same mistake as other manufacturers whose products are created from a science or technology approach and with an eye on economic considerations.
We do not defend any one or another technology in Extraudio but we prefer to combine them no matter if they are new or old technologies. The design, R&D, the usability, hand made products built with care all combine to allow us to create unique and exclusive high end audio products that preserve the music, which in the end, is what the audiophile hobby is all about.
Extraudio was conceived not only as a logical result of our devotion to music and our professional experience as specialists in the audiophile sector but is also the result of more than six years of research and development dedicated to achieving a product that has not yet appeared on the market. Our multidisciplinary team made up of engineers, programmers, musicians, designers and audiophiles has worked closely together until they managed to create the Extraudio experience, which goes far beyond the present limits.
We have worked with thermionic valves since the 80’s. We have repaired, distributed and imported high-end audio products; we have broadcast large events; we have created professional TV, video and sound studios for recording music. Likewise, we have managed to revive the memory of those musical notes, sounds, sensations, instruments and voices buried in our auditory memory. This is what has driven us to create the philosophy that lies behind all our brand products, “Extraudio, authentic, honest and sincere sound.”
We have created products that are beautiful to behold, highly efficient and uncompromisingly designed without any cost cutting in the electronics and built in short runs in order to pay attention to all the details and avoid programmed obsolescence. We make sure that not a single nuance of the musical compositions is lost and the listener can perceive the full reality and all the sensations and subtleties of the recorded music.
“Extraudio, what’s on the original recording is what you hear”
The external design was inspired by the design concepts of Mr. Dieter Rams So, it should be noted that our design is very much in the line of “less is more, but with better execution.”