Crafting spectacular high-end amplifiers in NYC

Developing high-end amplifiers spectacular in New York
Alexus audio is not trying to compete with Bose or make a better phone. No, just raise the craft of audio design to an art.

Chlorine Alex built his first amplifier when I was 15, and taken to the next amplifier. Continued to build amplifiers for friends and friends of friends. This was in the Soviet Union, where they had established high-end audio industry.

Chlorine went on to earn a degree in electrical engineering at the Moscow Institute of Technology, and began working with the TV, but the audio was his passion. He took on side projects building guitar and bass amplifiers and professional audio systems.

European VCRs modified to work with Russian television. He came to the U.S. in 1992, and a few years later landed in store high-end audio where he had worked once, Sound by Singer. He was there for 15 years, and put in thousands of hours of repair and installation of some of the best team in the world. In this context, it has continued to refine his designs, and recently started his own company, Alexus Audio. It is still in demand and is responsible for repairs to a number of top NYC hi-fi shops.


The Alexus Mono Audio Power Amplifier
(Credit: Steve Guttenberg / CNET)
Currently performing a power amp, preamp and a stereo preamplifier phono / turntable, I heard on the Audiophile Society meeting a few weeks ago. The sound was spot on, neutral tone, vivid, and above all, musical. That is, not as a high-fidelity music playback – sounded like music.

Chlorine does not have a factory, hand built every component in his Brooklyn home. Given the amount of time invested in building components prices are more than reasonable. He refines his designs with a series of “blind” listening tests electronic Alexus comparing with more expensive high-end changes, with experienced listeners.

For me Chlorine is an artist working in circuit design, said I think your welder as his “sixth finger”. Improve sound quality is his life’s work.


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