Audion was founded on a simple, singular concept: To allow people to get an insight into high end audio without sacrificing their home or bank balance. Two decades on, this philosophy still holds true today. Their aim is to deliver music as close to the original recorded sound as is possible. They are able to do this through extensive research of various circuit topologies, together with specially selected components from around the world. This puts them at the forefront of valve audio reproduction, delivering world class products that we think you will enjoy.
History has been kind to Audion since Erik Andersson and David Chessel started the company in the late 1980s. It survived two decades in an age when the average lifetime of a startup high-end-audio company was less than five years. In 2000 Graeme Holland took Audion over from Chessel and moved operations to the Bordeaux region of France, where he happens to live—in fact, to a large barn attached to the side of his house and converted into a custom-manufacturing facility.
Greame, by trade, is a computer systems designer with a strong grounding in electronics and industrial technology, bringing a unique flair and presence to Audion. His innovative approach allows Audion to remain at the cutting edge of technological advancements and to excel in the cut throat industry of modern tube technologies.
Graeme personally prefers “a system that is non-fatiguing and musical rather than an extremely analytical system where you crane your ears to listen to what they are saying in the background of Jazz at the Pawnshop for example [or] where a guy on a mixing desk didn’t properly change a level or a drummer dropped a stick. Our high-end products will retrieve this info and more, admittedly, but I maintain that a good amplifier is not only transparent but musical and engaging and a pleasure to listen to for a whole evening and more. I believe our amps are primarily musical.”
Here at audiocounsel we are pleased to announce we are only one of a select few Audion Valve Amplifier dealers in the UK. We stock the the Audion Sterling EL34, Audion Silvernight 300B & Black Shadow 845’s. Enjoy reading about the products and the relevant reviews, but remember to call in to listen to these products first hand!