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Real Opinions from Real Customers

 Voice One: "Just got a pair of the GLOW Voice One speakers and am very impressed indeed. They are beautifully smooth throughout the entire range and image superbly. Well done.  The bass is tight and surprisingly deep.  I am considering a GLOW sub for some low end extention."  -Jeff Czarnecki, Scottsdale, AZ

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GLOW Sub One:  "This is a little monster. Bass is much better than one could ever expect out of a compact sub. Clean, articulate, no boom and no mush. Blends seamlessly with my small speakers. "  Vince M.  Boston, MA

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GLOW System Two:  "I’m not sure how GLOW pulls it off, 3” drivers and 5 watt amplifiers, but my ears aren’t lying to me. This system is something special.  The bottom line is the GLOW system puts very little between your music and your ears. Minimalist circuit design, very few gain stages, no complicated crossovers.  There is something to this philosophy. Audiophiles, try it, you’ll like what you hear. Thanks GLOW. "  M. Sutton, San Diego, CA

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Voice One:  "GLOW amp fans, don't pass up the GLOW speakers.  They are a great match with the amp.  I do recommend the bamboo speaker stands. With the stands, and set up properly for maximum stereo imaging, the effect is enveloping, a completely sublime presentation that will put you in HIFI heaven. I found that putting the speakers on a shelf diminishes the speaker's ability, so yes, get the stands.  They are beautiful, and the way they hide the speaker cable is quite nice. "  -Michael White, Eugene, Oregon

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Voice One:  "These speakers are marvelous; it must be the specialized enclosure, I have never gotten this kind of imaging from a multi-driver speaker in a traditional squared speaker cabinet."  -Frank Walter, Chicago.

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Amp One:  "Dear Glow folks, I've been building my own tube amps for guitars for years, and own a 1978 McIntosh MC2300 that I've had since it was new, but I have to admit your Glow Amp One might just be the best sounding tube amp I've ever heard, the 5th harmonic distortion is so smooth and balanced that it really reproduces the original content of the input better than even my beloved McIntosh, and at a great price. I had to open her up and take a look, and all I can say is that your manufacturing techniques are first class,and the wiring is top notch.  Love the 'rolling' tube bias circuit control, very similar to the Marshall systems of the mid '70's Plexi guitar amps that you have to love. Just thought I'd share."
-Patrick Belden, Belden Music & Sound, Atlanta, GA

 

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Amp One: "The quietest tube amp I have ever heard.  Sweeter and more natural sounding than my modded Scott 222C.   I have never heard  my Omega Super3 loudspeakers sound this good (not by a long shot).     It is magical with my single driver Omegas and very good in a larger room with Hornshoppe Horns.  It also obviates the need for a separate headphone amp. Build quality is outstanding and far exceeded expectations.  Excellent packaging, too.  In a nutshell: the GLOW Amp One is an incredible product.  It has to stand as one of the best buys in audio." -Ronald Marsh, Burlington, Ontario 

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Amp One: "I'm flabbergasted by the Amp One I purchased at the Montréal FSI festival. I'm using those beautiful, glowing little pentodes to drive my monstrous 105 db Klipsch Lascalas.  The sound really is addictive. What I find incredible is that when I listen to my music late at night, I'm constantly slightly turning the volume down yet still hearing levels of detail I'd never heard before. This is quite the opposite with my previous amps, where I would find myself constantly increasing the volume until it was almost fatiguing."  -Daniel Michaud, Montreal

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Amp One:  "Headphone ecstasy!  It is awesome....  I love my black Amp One and feel it is the best headphone amp I have heard......great product and deserves to be used with the best."  -Frank Laneback, Glendale, AZ

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 Amp One: "I've auditioned and sold many high end two channel and home theater sound systems. And, as a musician and music enthusiast, I've always enjoyed listening to the best possible recordings and re-creations of 'live music'.  GLOW Audio's Amp One has given me a new appreciation for critical stereo listening and enjoyment.  The natural warmth and wider soundstage puts me right where I like to be... in the center of the bandstand, with the musicians, great sounds!" -Robbie Kwock, jazz musician, Sacramento, CA

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GLOW Sub One:  "Really nice job on this compact sub, and I'm glad I took the chance -- it's worth every penny, and more. Tight bass fleshes out the already-good reproduction from the single-driver speakers. Plays pit-of-the-stomach bass hits without turning it muddy or indistinct. Thanks, too, for the good service in delivering the sub so quickly, and for taking the time to answer my questions.  A good experience all 'round." -Aaron S., Oakland, CA
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"LOVE this little amp.   What tone, what detail!  I am using an iPod with apple lossles as a source and Mission 737r speakers which are about 90db SPL set up near field. It sounds wonderful.  As I sit here playing Herbie Hancock "RIVER" the full tone of his piano rises and resonates like the real thing - full tone with no tizzle  JUST MUSIC. CHEERS."  Dale Surrette, Whistler, BC Canada 

 

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"Wow.  I bought the 2009 version of the Amp One and I can't believe how well my Era-4 speakers sound.  It needs to be known for anyone interested in your product that it blows away anything from a superstore, at a great price. Thanks for a great product and making music enjoyable. -Bob Laughlin
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I've been wanting a GLOW Amp for over a year now and finally ordered one.  I received my Amp a few days ago and I am incredibly happy with the sound.  It is remarkable."  -Derik Steyn, Australia 
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"I love the ghostly light of the tubes.  I'm hearing little nuances in the music that I've never heard before. There is a whole new level of detail. Instruments and voices stand alone instead of just being trees in the forest. Very cool ....  I didn't think my GLOW amp would drive my ADS L-730 reference speakers... Wow! was I wrong. The little amp powers the ADS to impressive loudness without straining a bit. The clarity of the sound astounds me. I find myself listening to very familiar music with 'new ears'. Thanks GLOW for making music listening interesting again."  Gary Johnson, Nashville, TN 

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"My wife wanted a small, compact system that wouldn't take up half the living room.  I convinced her to try the GLOW tube amp.  I was pleasantly surprised, shocked actually, that with a Velodyne subwoofer tucked behind the sofa and smallish B&W speakers, the sound is so much noticeably better than with my old amp. It plays more than loud enough for us, at moderate sound levels a very rich and full sound, none of the detail is lost.  There is definitely something to this tube sound!  My wife likes the look so the amp stays out on the shelf. " J.T. in California.

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 "The little GLOW amp is the PERFECT bedroom system. It doesn't take up much room. It sounds warm and rich and looks sophisticated, like a fine watch."  L. Lagare, San Francisco CA.

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"I received my Glow One amplifier yesterday.  I have already put several hours on it and am very impressed!  (I had frankly forgotten how much I like tube sound.)  The "T" amp went back in the closet!  Thank you for a great product."  William Carman, Oceanside, CA 

 

 

"I dig my GLOW  Amp.  I find myself listening to my GLOW powered system more often than my much more expensive main system."    -Tom Wronkovich

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"Wow, Wow, and Wow!!!!!   Right out of the box I plugged in my iPod (Line out thru the charging station stand) with Mahler's 1st (very quiet passage).  The clarity, detail, and quality is unbelievable. I hear the sound of bass bow on the gut strings (a sound only musicians know to listen for) the acoustic air in the Concertgebouw itself, a noisy key on the clarinet on a certain note, low level parts I have not heard before, like a super quiet bass drum note in the first few minutes of the movement ... shall I go on? I have a very critical ear, having been a performer, and all of it is there for me to listen to ... simply awesome. You have a world-beater here."  Charlie Wilson, Holland, MI

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"I've owned tube amps costing 3 or 4 times more and I have to say, the little GLOW amp holds its own. It is dead quiet, no hum at all, and has great imaging and depth. It looks and feels more expensive than it is. The build quality is excellent, solid as a tank.  Sparkling clear sound that puts some of my more expensive components to shame. I am very happy with my purchase. Keep it up! J.M. San Francisco, CA 

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"I got your GLOW amp with the USB port. When I plugged it in to my computer,  it started playing.... no software to load. I'm using some POLK speakers and the sound is unbelievable. I now have the best sounding computer on earth. With over 40 gigs of music in my hard drive, it is the ultimate juke box. This amp is probably the best audio equipment I've ever owned. I'm finally getting quality sound out of my computer, it just sounds incredible.  My MP3 files sound different.... deeper and fuller, more detail, not as compressed and flat. I recommend to anyone serious about good computer sound, check out one of these little amps."  M. V. -San Jose, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

I bought the Amp One because I thought it might make a good amp for a second system.  I never thought for a second that it would replace my primary amp, which weighs 47 lbs, cost over $4,000 and puts out over 100 watts per channel with 0.003 THD. It is the state of the art, a complex A/B class A hybrid design, with a J-FET input stage, MOSFET driver stage, and bipolar output stage. Surely the minimalist little GLOW amp couldn’t match this magnificently designed behemoth. But putting the GLOW amp to the test the past few weeks, I am left flabbergasted. I am not prepared to say that it will replace my main amp, because I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that possibility, but based on what I am hearing, it just might. The sound is so natural and honest; it just brings a smile to my face.”  S. Emanuels,  Portland, OR

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“My new Glow amp is pumping beautiful music through my Loth-X Ion 1 (94 db sensitivity and a real 8 ohm load) speakers.  A night and day improvement over my previous amp, even with the tubes only starting out.”  W. Harrison, Ontario CA

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GLOW Amp One:  “I recently visited my brother, who purchased 2 of your Amp Ones and I have NEVER heard anything so wonderful in my life!” T. Callahan, New Jersey

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"The GLOW amp in all its simplicity just sounds wonderful. I dare say it is addictive. It is not an analytical sound, but rather more musical. It has emotional impact, even if it cannot match my previous solid state amp in sheer dynamic output. I listen to music on the GLOW amp for hours, without tinkering with the settings or thinking about the equipment. I realize that with my solid state amp, I was fretting way too much about the quality of the recordings, the position of the speakers, my cables ….   it seemed from one recording to the next, the sound needed additional tweaking. With this little amp it’s all about the music; I turn it on and just absorb the great sound. It is a completely different experience, and I like it.”  -P. Howard, Chicago, IL

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"Set up was a no-brainer, and I am not a wiz in the wiring department. I must say I love listening to music on the amp, especially jazz. The sound is very crisp and clear. It's an awesome component, and the colored light around the volume dial is a fun touch. I think you're on to something for sure. It's a great product. Really!"  P. Valera,  Austin, Tx

 

 

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"Since we acquired our GLOW amp listening to music has become an obsession. The sound is more detailed, richer, and...for lack of a better adjective...velvety. The tube amp is the best part of our sound system. Plus, it looks very cool."  Arthur T.  Boca Raton, FL.

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 "I'm a college student, tight budget. I wanted a better sound system, something affordable, so I got the GLOW Amp.  When my friends drop by the first thing they notice is the amp.  When they hear how it sounds, the questions start pouring in.  I'm almost reluctant to tell them where and how much I got it for, because being something of an audiophile myself, I think it is one of the best kept secrets the mainstream still hasn't discovered.  The sound is unparalleled."  James Victoria, Davis CA

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  "Who says low power single ended amps don’t have enough bass! Your Glow amp works GREAT with my Totem Arro speakers. Believe me, they play plenty loud at the 1:00 position! I’m truly amazed at the amount of bass from the amp.  This combo is amazing! The yellow paint job looks expensive. Not only do I have a super sounding amp but a great piece of eye candy. Your amp has it all together.  Music is fun all over again! Thanks for a truly fabulous product."  Bob Casso, Chino Hills, CA.

 

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"I was smitten by its gorgeous appearance.  I ordered mine in yellow. It catches your eye as soon as you walk in the room.  And the sound is amazing!  I can't get over the sound.  The vocals are so clear and true, as if the singer is in the room with you.  We spent a lot more on a custom system and it doesn't sound near as good as the tube amp. The difference is like night and day. I'd like one in every color of the rainbow."   Anne Karrh, Palm City, Florida

 

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"I like the unique design, it complements my decor. The sound is fantastic with this amp. All of my friends in South Beach are amazed when they hear it. It is beautiful with the light ring and the glowing tubes. Thanks for a great product!"   Jose Pinto, Miami Beach, Fl.

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