Aragon and Acurus received a lot of attention from us in 2021 for the simple reason that the people of Indy Audio Labs have done a remarkable job resurrecting these once highly respected premium audio
Aragon and Acurus received a lot of attention from us in 2021 for the simple reason that the people of Indy Audio Labs have done a remarkable job resurrecting these once highly respected premium audio brands. There’s no need to point the finger at the speaker company that bought the two brands many years ago and didn’t exactly carry on the legacy with the respect it deserved – but let’s just say that the people of Indiana know what they’re doing. The Aragon Tungsten preamplifier looks like another really serious piece of audio engineering and it was unveiled ahead of CEDIA 2021, which will likely be a ghost town.
We recently revised the reference caliber Acurus Muse A / V processor with the Theory Audio Design 5.2.2 Home Theater System and I couldn’t believe how the two brands have elevated the art of home theater sound for less than $ 20,000.
$ 20,000 is a lot of money. No doubt about it. But we’ve heard of dedicated home theater systems that were outnumbering much more that couldn’t keep up with that combination and that gives us confidence when it comes to Acurus and Aragon.
I have been on a personal quest to find several vintages Aragon 4004 MKII power amplifiers because i need them to rebuild my audio soul with some old pairs of MartinLogan speakers from the 1990s – so take my affection for both brands with this bit of knowledge tucked away in your back pocket.
Indy Audio Labs, owner of the high-performance brands Aragon and Acurus, has announced its highly anticipated 2-channel preamplifier, the Aragon Tungsten.
New to the recently released Aragon Elements luxury audio collection, the Tungsten preamp completes a two-channel audiophile-level listening experience when combined with either the Iridium monoblock or Titanium Class A / B monoblock dual amplifiers.
Aragon demonstrates Tungsten at CEDIA Expo 2021; Sadly, a trade show that has already lost over 130 key suppliers due to the growing number of cases of Delta variants across the country.
The Tungsten Preamplifier is a new addition to the Aragon Elements luxury audio collection, an extreme performance 2-channel listening ecosystem for discerning customers.
The Tungsten has a wide range of analog and digital inputs, supports both analog bypass and an internal DSP engine, has powerful and pristine DACs, and has tri-amp capability. The Tungsten preamplifier is housed in a beautiful industrial design that harmonizes perfectly with its companion Aragon amplifiers – a combination that expresses beauty not only in its visual presentation, but also in its sound reproduction.
Representing the pinnacle of performance audio design, all Aragon models include features in their base architecture that take these precision instruments to new heights of performance and authenticity.
“The Tungsten 2-channel preamplifier is the cornerstone of our high-performance Aragon offering,” says Ted moore, CTO of Indy Audio Labs, the parent company of Aragon, “With its advent, we have the third essential element of The Elements Collection, and our customers now have a complete Aragon audio solution that will provide them with an experience of unique emotional listening. Our goal was to create a special, comprehensive group of audio products that will endure and be worth collecting, while producing some of the most visceral and transformative listening experiences in the high performance 2-channel world. The Tungsten 2-Channel Preamplifier is the next piece in this incredible legacy.