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OCTAVE AUDIO  Product Philosophy 

What distinguishes OCTAVE? The conviction that true musicality in high fidelity can only be realized with tubes? Surely. But that‘s not the sole factor. The secret of our success lies in the OCTAVE hybrid technology. By that, we mean the optimal synthesis of traditional tube technology and innovative semiconductor circuitry. Tubes ensure the remarkable sound performance of our amplifiers, while our innovative transistor circuits play an important part in enabling the tubes to completely maximize their audiophile potential. 

The idea behind OCTAVE is a passion for music combined with ingenious electronic aptitude and an absolute commitment to perfection. The technically innovative, perfectly manufactured, completely safe and user-friendly amplifiers that result offer elegant aesthetics while allowing the beauty of the music and its authentic sound to come alive in living rooms.

OCTAVE models are engineered to provide a long life-time of unwavering sound quality. As most of the mechanical and electronic components of our products are engineered in-house and produced according to our strict directives by specialized manufacturers, we are able to use original components should service ever be necessary, even if an older model should require repair, thereby offering our customers the highest quality service possible and products that maintain stable performance and maximum value.

Our model philosophy is based on the continuous development and refinement of our products. The best example perhaps is our HP 500 preamplifier, which successfully maintains its presence in the market since 1987 – not least thanks to the fact that the preamplifier can reap the benefits of the technological advances. That we are absolutely right with this concept is confirmed by the intensive, personal dialog with our customers.  We view the numerous group-test wins and awards by the hi-fi press as validation of our efforts. But they are also serve as encouragement to consequently pursue this avenue even further.


Andreas Hofmann
Executive Director and Chief Designer OCTAVE Audio

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