Created in 1990 by a small group of young electronics engineers, Kora E.C. started as a company specialising in power supplies and signal treatments for the reputed French Aerospatiale complex at Toulouse . As lovers of music, however, this knowledge was soon to be transformed and channelled into the design of quality hi-end tube amplifiers.
As part of the flourishing French ‘Silicon Valley’ area that has earned Toulouse it’s name in the world electronics industry, Kora brought out their first amplifier, the Design 30 Integrated in 1994. It rapidly gained them a world-wide reputation, placing Kora definitively on the hi-end map. As part of its innovative design, by creator François Philibert, the use of Mos-Fet transistors was used to stabilise the power supply whilst leaving the signal free from transistor interference. The more powerful Design 50 followed with its unique ‘Constant Power’ system which allows the amplifier to correct the fluctuations in impedance of the speakers !
1995-6 saw the development and commercialisation of the 80w Triode 100SB Monoblock, using the relatively unknown Russian military tube, the Sovtek 6C33CB. It’s success was immediate, bringing praise from such world-renowned tube gurus as Jean Hiraga. A year later, the Eclipse Triode Remote Controlled Preamplifier was brought out to complement the 100SB’s and was called ‘The New French Reference’ by the hi-fi press.
Kora’s ’98 products included the Hermes converter, awarded the coveted 'Diapason D'Or'; a new preamplifier, the Equinoxe; a 60w stereoblock called the Jupiter, and a superb 120w monoblock, the Titan.
1999 saw the Las Vegas WCES debut of the Galaxy 50w stereoblock, a fabulous triode design, with an exceptional aesthetic and its' big brothers, the Cosmos 100W Triode Monoblocks. Also commercialised was the Mercury, an entry range full function 40w integrated.
As the spear-head of hi-end’s technological avant-garde, the Kora team will continue to create new and original designs for the music enthusiast who wants nothing less than the very soul of music. Enjoy.
Produkten:o.a. Hermes, Eclipse, Cosmos, Design 30, Explorer 150SB, Explorer 90 SI.
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