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YBA Integre DT Integrated Amplifier [From The Archives]

YBA Integre DT (small)“It was four years ago that the notion that all electronics, or at least, all amplifiers sound pretty similar was given a major jolt by a component. Not that I’ve ever thought this, but as products improved, they did start to sound more similar, if, indeed, they were more accurate reproducers of the signal fed into them. But the component that made me sit up and listen once again was the YBA Integre, a 50-wpc integrated amplifier of utter simplicity, made almost completely (that is, most of the internal components are created in-house) by Yves Bernard Andre of France…”

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“Giving the name “complete” to the components in this system of French origin and oriental manufacture reminds me of an old insult: “Everyone wants their life to be complete, and yours is, because you’re a complete (fill in appropriate word).” I suspect the word “complet” has different connotations in French, but I think the whole idea is to get you to buy the whole system…..”


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