The Billie Amp /// Aural Pleasures
When was the last time music gave you goosebumps?
Designed for the modern music lover, Billie comes well-appointed: Bluetooth, DAC, vinyl inputs; preamp and headphone outputs… No matter what the music format, analog or digital, Billie has got you covered.
Analog Heart / Silicon Soul
Using a pragmatic mix of old and new technology, Billie brings the analog warmth of tubes to the precision of Class D. Thus, achieving a mellow delivery, a wide, dynamic soundstage, and punchy, fast bass.
Devices are easily paired using AptX, the only audiophile-grade Bluetooth format. No WiFi or passwords necessary.
The integrated Hi-Res DAC ensures that every bit of your digital music is faithfully reproduced.
Dating back over a hundred years, there’s a reason why tubes are still around today: their sound.
Tubes in audio applications are simply magical. Their special characteristics, like the articulate midrange, warm and velvety highs, make tubes irresistibly pleasing to the human ear. They bring every nuance in a recording to life.
Why the ECC99 tube?
JJ Tubes are renowned for their high quality, durability, and excellent sound. We selected JJ’s ECC99 tubes for their outstanding tonal quality, airy highs and beefy mid-bass.
Different tubes have different characteristics, whereby you can further personalize your sound. The Billie amp can alternately use 12BH7 tubes. 12BH7’s have a more marked roll-off and may be beneficial in ‘brighter’ systems and environments.
Power & Grace
Contrary to Class D, tube amps are power hungry, expensive, and require maintenance. Yet most of the tubes’ favourable sound-signature is obtained at the preamp stage. Pursuing a judicious balance, we carefully matched a tube preamp to an efficient Class D amp. Through this Old School meets New School union, Billie was born.
Physically, Billie adopts an essential, classic design inspired by HiFi’s legacy.
At first glance, Billie’s 2 controls seem utterly simplistic: one sets the volume, the other selects the source. But there’s a great deal of complexity underneath that simplicity.
-To turn on the amp, turn up the volume. To turn off, lower it to zero. The music smoothly fades in and out of your space.
-To Bluetooth pair, push the source selector, or tap it, to mute on the fly.
These actions and reactions, the textures and proportions, are an invitation to touch, to engage.
Beyond the “looks”, design is how a product works. Design creates a connection between people and products. We believe that products that are easy to use and beautiful make our lives better.
Stereo Strikes Back
We believe that stereo is still the best way to enjoy that “live in the room” feeling. Billie brings the ritual of listening back to how music was meant to be experienced.
Before the “multi-room”, there’s got to be an “in the room”.
This Amp Goes to Eleven
Manufactured using aircraft-grade aluminium, stainless steel, hand-crafted knobs and premium electronics, Billie is built to last.
Made in Montreal, Canada. A 5 year warranty comes standard.
BILLIE INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER / 120 W, 6 INPUTS
INCLUDING VINYL, APTX BLUETOOTH, HI‑RES DIGITAL & REMOTE
$1650 USD / $2150 CAD
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