Audio Research I/50


Hand-crafted in Minnesota, the I/50 is built with the same attention to detail as all other Audio Research products

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Audio Research I/50

Audio Research I/50 Audiovenue

The I/50 Integrated Amplifier is the first product in an all-new series from Audio Research.

Functionally simple, visually engaging, and musically sublime – the I/50 takes music listening to a whole new experience.

Hand-crafted in Minnesota, the Audio Research I/50 is built with the same attention to detail as all other Audio Research products – each one even gets its own listening test with sonic designer, Warren Gehl.

 I/50 Red

Available in six colours, the I/50 features Cerakote finishes for a beautiful and long-lasting look.

The modular design allows for the installation of two audio modules – a Phono Stage, and a D/A Converter (to follow in 2022).

The high current, 50 watt per channel amplifier is capable of driving a wide variety of speakers.

Audio Research I/50 Blue

A headphone jack allows for personal listening time.

The I/50 is designed to be easy to use, and has three controls on its top panel – Power, Input, and Volume. Two LexieTubes® provide display information for input selection and volume.

A full-function metal remote control provides further functionality and operation.

Audio Research I/50 White

The performance of the I/50 belies its compact design.

50 watts of all-vacuum tube power energise your speakers with beautiful and lifelike music.

Designed by the Audio Research engineering team and fine-tuned by their sonic designer, the I/50 has been given the same level of care and attention as their Reference Series products. .

The ability of the Audio Reesearch I/50 to reconstruct a musical experience will thrill and excite all who hear it.

The I/50 is a truly integrated product while providing renowned Audio Research performance and sound quality.

Specifications Audio Research I/50

Specifications I/50

Power Output: 50 watts continuous from 20Hz to 20kHz.

1kHz total harmonic distortion

typically 1% per channel, below 0.1% at 1 watt

Power Bandwidth: (-3dB points) 10Hz to 22kHz

Frequency Response: (-3dB points at 1 watt) 7Hz to 30kHz

Input Sensitivity: 1.25V RMS for rated output.

Input Impedance: 100K ohms Balanced, 48K ohms Single Ended

Output Polarity: Non-inverting. Balanced input pin 2+ (IEC-268)

Output Taps: 8 ohms, 4 ohms

Power Requirements: 105-130VAC 60Hz (210-250VAC 50Hz) 252 watts at rated output.

Tubes Required: 2 matched pair 6550WE; 3-6922 (1 input, 2 driver).

Audio Research I/50 Silver


Width 16.5” (42 cm)

Height 7.25” (18 cm)

Depth 13.5” (34 cm)

Weight: 40 lbs (18.1 kg); 51 lbs (23.1kg) shipping weight.

Audio Research I/50 Black

Additional information


Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Silver, White


Audio Research

Audio Research

The state-of-the-Art in music reproduction

Audio Research is one of the oldest continually operating manufacturers in American audio. The company was founded in 1970 in Minneapolis with one goal in mind: to advance the state-of-the-art in music reproduction. Today, Audio Research remains a performance-oriented company by philosophy and design. New product introductions are driven only by genuine advances in technology and performance — the HIGH DEFINITION that is the hallmark of the company’s products. The company occupies a 48,000 square-foot, technically-advanced production plant and administrative headquarters in Maple Grove, Minnesota, where approximately 50 technical, assembly and support staff guide the product line from concept to finished goods.

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