Berning     DCVoltage     Power-Chain     Standback     TubeData     FB     RSS     TW     WP     YT
 
 
Milbert Amplifiers, The Most Musical Amplifiers. Made in USA since 1986.
 
 
Products       Musical       Mobile       Info       Support       Contact
 
 

The Most Musical Vacuum-Tube Car Amplifier

Milbert BaM-235ab, the most musical tube car amp

Built for mobile use yet comfortable in even the finest home and studio audio systems, the BaM-235ab is one tough amplifier with true high-end heritage and musical finesse. Introduced over 27 years ago to a stunned mobile audio industry, the original BaM-230 all tube car amp sprang from esoteric roots. The enhanced BaM-235 followed a few years later. The latest BaM-235ab (introduced 2006) supersedes both. David Berning's EA-230 home audio amplifier that inspired all three became Stereophile Magazine's reference amplifier for several years. Designed and built for maximum reliability and sound quality without regard for cost, the BaM-235ab continues to set the standard for genuine high-end sound quality and musicality in the automobile. As one reviewer put it, "nothing can beat this amp."

Features & Benefits

Sound & Other Qualities

  • A true audiophile tube amplifier adapted for mobile use.
  • Purpose: Absolute sound quality, utmost reliability.
  • Made in USA with top quality everything.
  • Patented design. Esoteric pedigree.
  • 10 tubes, 100% tube signal path.
  • Parts chosen for sound quality not price.
  • 10+ year tube lifetimes. Proven stable, durable, road-worthy.
  • Only all-tube car amp made and sold worldwide since 1986.
  • Numerous glowing reviews. Proven over decades of time.
  • Every imaginable problem solved long ago.
    Not microphonic. Runs cool. Lasts. Sounds great.
  • No audible microphonics (noise from vibration).
  • Practically inaudible noise, even on sensitive horns.
  • Latest evolution of basic design in production for 27+ years.
  • Earlier models are fully supported and may be upgraded.

Power Supply, Consumption

  • Advanced, ultrasonically regulated power supply.
  • Enormous energy reserves: 100+ joules energy internal.
  • Greatly reduced idling current and heat.
  • No special requirements beyond any typical car amp.
  • Remote turn-on current draw ~20 mA.
  • Power consumption: 5A idle; 20A full power
  • Undervoltage lockout when supply below 10.5 Volts.
  • Chassis fuse in negative line.

Inputs

  • Input sensitivity control adjusts 500 mV - 10 V rms.
  • Gold/Teflon RCA jacks. 100 k Ohm impedance.
  • Teflon/Copper Kimber Kable.

Outputs

  • 30 watts, 2 channels. Can sustain direct shorts.
  • Selectable output impedance: 16, 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2 Ohm
  • Channels may be "paralleled" to double total output power.
  • Output (and power) connectors are large #8 barrier strips.
  • Frequency response: 20Hz -- 20kHz -3dB
  • Hum & noise: -90dB from 20Hz -- 20kHz (unweighted)

Mounting & Temperature

  • Size and weight: 4.5 in. H x 18 in. W x 6.75 in. D; 25 lbs.
  • Shock resistant neoprene "well-nuts" are provided for mounting.
  • Can be mounted in all but the upside-down position.
  • Heat limiter shuts the amp down at about 100degC.
  • Sturdy, aircraft-aluminum chassis dissipates heat.


FAQ

People often ask, how does the BaM-235ab compare, in terms of sound quality and loudness, to a transistor amp?

From Tubes vs Transistors - Perception of Loudness, Clarity, Distortion, Sound Quality:

General perception holds that a tube amp can sound two- to four-times louder than a transistor amp of equal power. Since 10x measured power is required to give a doubling of perceived power », the 60 Watt tube BaM 'sounds at least about as loud as' a 600 Watt transistor amp... This is entirely consistent with Earl Zausmer's famous competition car », which uses two BaM amps (about 120 tube Watts) and 1,200 Watts of (transistorized amp) power on the subwoofers.

What's the difference between the latest BaM-235ab and the older BaM-235 and BaM-230?

The BaM-235ab offers several substantial improvements, including auto-bias, better construction, and greater energy storage. The BaM-235ab supercedes both the BaM-235 and the original BaM-230. Upgrades are available.

What's the rating?

30 Watts per channel, 20Hz -- 20kHz, -3db, 3%THD Some owners have reported that the BaM-235ab's "30 tube Watts sound much more powerful" than comparably-powered amps. This is often attributed to the soft-clipping nature inherent in its design. Unlike transistorized amps which smack and crackle with abrupt distortion, the BaM-235ab exhibits graceful, smooth overdrive into clipping.

How much current does it draw?

5 amperes at idle, which is about the equivalent of one headlight; 20 amps at full power; the power supply current-limits at 25 amps.

How often do the tubes need to be changed?

"Need" is subjective. Some owners may elect to change tubes yearly -- though we don't know of one who does so; meanwhile, quite a few owners mention tube lifetimes exceeding ten years or more. The tubes are operated conservatively and enjoy correspondingly long useable lifetimes: operating the tubes for ten years or more is not uncommon.

What about other "tube" car amps?

In production since 1986, the BaM-235ab uses only tubes to perform all audio amplification. Recent "tube" car amps are mostly transistorized. See Truth In Car Amp Designs for technical comparison of schematics, patents, etc.

What's the design history?

The BaM-235ab incorporates audio circuitry that has been used in high-end home tube audio equipment for decades. It is the mobile version of a high-end home amplifier which was J. Gordon Holt's (Stereophile Magazine) reference amplifier for several years. In continuous production for over 27 years, we know of no other similarly pedigreed or proven car audio anything.

What about microphonics...in a car, with all the vibration?

Microphonics are inaudible / non-existent in the BaM-235ab. You can violently shake and jar the amplifier yet not hear a single hint of microphonics. In fact, people often notice the absolute quietness of the BaM-235ab. Even on sensitive horns, hiss or noise is practically inaudible.

How long does it take to warm up and play?

Under 30 seconds normally, and up to 60 seconds in sub-freezing temperatures.

How about heat?

The BaM-235ab mounts in the trunk with no heat problem at all. The chassis is its own heat sink. Some clearance is required for air flow, and mounting upside-down should be avoided. The BaM-235ab has a thermal cut-off that will power down the amp if necessary.


Press Release

For immediate release:

Germantown, MD, June, 2005, Milbert Amplifiers introduces its BaM-235ab car tube amp, the evolutionary third model in its 20-year-old line of automotive vacuum tube amplifiers, which offers several improvements including patent-pending "auto-plasma-bias" (TM) circuitry which Milbert claims adapts to music levels and maintains proper bias at all times while also automatically compensating for tube aging and obviating any need for using matched tubes or manual tube bias adjustments.

According to Milbert, other improvements in the BaM-235ab include radio-frequency layout and design techniques, additional energy storage, adjustable feedback, adjustable grounding, and "above-mil-spec" circuitboard material that is thicker, able to sustain higher temperatures and carry more current than standard "glass-epoxy." Christopher Milbert explains, "it's like a car made out of better metal, and it improves everything."

"BaM car tube amps have always been impervious to microphonic noise from vibration," continues Mr. Milbert, "and they also offer ten-year-plus tube lifetimes --practically unheard-of in home or studio, and definitely unique in the harsh car enviroment. With a high-end home audio pedigree and numerous strong reviews and industry awards, the BaM sound quality is renowned. Automatic Plasma Bias, adjustable feedback, adjustable grounding, improved layout and more energy storage --all of which provide real and audible benefit-- result from our ongoing honing and improvement of our classic tube car amp, now available in its third incarnation, the BaM-235ab."

Based largely upon its predecessors yet recently reviewed as "most certainly the Holy Grail of auto sound," the 30-watt-per-channel stereo BaM-235ab uses ten vacuum tubes, class-A input stages, an 100% all-tube audio signal path, and patented designs to eliminate microphonic noise from vibration and maximize sound quality.

Milbert Amplifiers has been building vacuum tube car audio equipment just outside of Washington, DC since 1986, with its single model car tube amp (in three consecutive versions) in continuous production for over 28 years. The BaM-235ab is available directly from http://milbert.com

BaM-235ab press releases appeared in 12volt News, Celebrity Car magazine, Enjoy The Music, 21 HiFi, and others as well as various sites and forums online.


Reviews

From The Robb Report Collection

Automotive Audio: Tubed Tunes on the Go
Jeff Dorgay 06/01/2005

Milbert BaM-235 Car Amplifier
Many of today's mobile audio magazines feature rock stars and athletes who have invested the equivalent of a sizable down payment for a second home in their automotive playback systems. Most of these offer multiple large amplifiers and gigantic woofers, capable of achieving earsplitting sound pressure levels. Unfortunately, when compared to even basic home hi-fi systems, they often fall woefully short in fidelity. However, there is an alternative approach. Maryland-based Milbert Amplifiers handbuilds vacuum tube-powered car audio amplifiers that are similar in approach to the best audio amplifiers designed for home use. Rumor has it that Eric Clapton has a pair of Milberts in one of his favorite cars.

Milbert's recent amplifier, the BaM-235, is an evolutionary design that steadily improved over 19 years. The stereo power amplifier, which is built to military specifications, generates 30 watts per channel and can be bridged to be a single-channel monaural amplifier capable of 60 watts. Just remove the cover to reveal the same high-quality components you would find inside an amplifier from Audio Research or Krell. Thanks to a new auto-biasing circuit, the output tubes will never need adjustment during their 10-year lifespan.

Skeptics might be wary of the durability of vacuum tubes when used in an automotive environment, but Michael Milbert assures that I could dropkick the BaM-235 while in operation without affecting performance. While I did not take this extreme, a drive on the most tortuous roads in my BMW equipped with aftermarket (i.e., stiff) sport suspension did not affect the system's performance in any way. Anyone installing a Milbert in a luxury car should have no worries at all.Because an amplifier designed with vacuum tubes has a much gentler distortion characteristic than a solid-state amplifier, such amps tend to sound louder -- per watt -- than transistor amplifiers. Don't be fooled by the modest power output figure of the BaM-235. With a pair of very accurate two-way speakers and a modest subwoofer, a system built around the Milbert will outperform one of those big multiamplifier systems. If musical accuracy is what you are seeking, the Milbert is most certainly the Holy Grail of auto sound.

...the Milbert BaM-235 carries a very high price per watt, but considering its sublime performance, it is one of the best buys in car audio today.


Full Reviews

  • Tone Audio Magazine "Can You Achieve High End Sound In A Car?" (#3 April, 2006, pp. 21-23)
    "...the best sounding car amplifier on the face of the earth."

  • BaM-235ab —Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio

  • The Robb Report Collection, "Great Machines," June, 2005
    "...Milbert is most certainly the Holy Grail..."
  • The Absolute Sound magazine PDF
    "...Milbert...soundstage in the car is uncanny..."
  • AutoStylin magazine PDF HTML
    "Nothing can beat this amp."
  • Car Audio and Electronics magazine PDF
    "...Milbert tube amp...you just can't beat the sound..."
  • Car Stereo Review magazine PDF
    "...Milbert...is unlike all other car power amplifiers..."
  • International Audio Review PDF
    "...the Milbert won..."
  • Soundslike magazine PDF
    "...simply more pleasant to listen to..."


Purchasing, Upgrades

PURCHASES - BaM-235 is available from stock in America and other countries. Contact us for pricing, availability and details.

UPGRADES - An upgrade is available for BaM-230 and BaM-235 owners. It's a substantial upgrade that involves changing almost everything inside including the tubes, sockets, power supply, etc. It's nearly a new amp. If you have a BaM-230 or BaM-235, this upgrade brings your amplifier up to current specifications and performance. Contact us for details.

B-STOCK, RESALES - Sometimes factory B-stock units (having minor blemishes, etc.) become available, and individuals sometimes sell or trade-in their Milbert Amplifiers products. If you'd like us to privately contact you when these opportunities become available, contact us and make a note of your interests in the message field.

VERIFICATION OF AUTHENTICITY - Contact us to verify the authenticity of any Milbert brand product based on serial number and other information. This is a free service.

Review Quotes

" ... a 30-watt tube car amp?
Are they out of their minds!?
Maybe not. Read on. "

"...Most car stereos, in my opinion, aren't worth the effort necessary to steal them, let alone earn the money to pay for them. Exceptions to the rule do exist, of course, the Milbert being one of them...In fact, it's sooo good that it clearly outstrips the rest of my system...The Milbert, for all intents and purposes, sonically disappears. Tapes I made of favorite recordings were simply more pleasant to listen to, and more accurately reproduced..."
Jeff Goggin, SoundsLike, vol. 1, #3


"...The sound of this amplifier is exceptional, far beyond anything I expected from a state-of-the-art car stereo. How can I describe the sound? With shrieks and tears and screams. More specific? If you insist. This is the sound of a truly High-End living room tube amplifier. The midrange is silky and sweet, the highs are airy and harshless (mmm, a new word)...This amplifier really excels in delicacy, ambience retrieval, lack of distortion, speed, and, yes, the simulation of a soundstage...If I had to name one overarching strength of this amp, it is the reproduction of brass, which is reminiscent of old Carnegie Hall. The initial attack and metallic bite of the trumpets and trombones are there with remarkable clarity, together with the warm, burnished tone of the instrument and all the associated ambience...With the Milbert, the simulation of a soundstage in the car is uncanny. Percussion is another great strength...Rock music is incredible...I lost it with Janos Starker's Cello Suites on Mercury. The attack, the resonance of the wood, the air around the cello; I was sitting in my driveway in tears, listening to the nuances of this recording (what a sight for the neighbors!)..."
Robert Reina, Absolute Sound, vol. 13, #53


"...What this sucker does in a car can't be put into words. I am not exaggerating when I say this unit sounds so good that while sitting in my driveway, playing high-quality tapes...I was in tears. I am not exaggerating when I say that, when driving, the realism is so startling that it can dangerously distract your attention from the road..."
Robert Reina, Soundslike, vol. 1, #3


"...The tube sound qualities of the Milbert really do make an important musical difference, compared to solid state amps. Instruments sound sweeter and more liquid, in a musically correct way. Singers have a richer body to their voice, which gives their lyrics better projection. Music is simply more natural all around...The happiest part of the Milbert's performance is its adaptability to different kinds of music. On the best quality program materials, both classical and jazz, its clarity and musical naturalness shines forth as no solid state amp can. Then, on distorted program material, such as much rock music, the Milbert with all its power is actually more forgiving than are less revealing solid state amps. This sonic magic is in the best tradition of tube sound, and makes many rock albums far more pleasant to listen to..."
Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review, #53


"...On the road, there was no mistaking that classic tube sound. It is indeed silky and luxurious...The tube sound of the BaM-230 is completely discernible and unmistakable...The BaM-230 successfully brings vacuum tube listening back to the automobile in style...The contemporary-tube audio design is first-rate, delivering sound that is comparable to any home tube power amplifier..."
Ken Pohlmann, Car Stereo Review, Sep./Oct. 1988


Decades of Glowing Feedback

“ ... sweeter and more liquid, in a musically correct way. ” —Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review

“ The car was totalled ... the only thing that still worked was the Milbert amp. ” —Yank Price, Venice, CA

“ The sound of [Milbert] is exceptional, far beyond anything I expected ... ” — Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ Think of it as sparkplug for your car audio system. ” —Fred Glock, Audiophile, Drummer

“ Have early model BaM-230 amp, from 1987. Enjoy daily. Never one problem. ” —Marc Smith, New York

“ This is the only car amp preferred by four out of five druglords worldwide. ” — John Reel, audiophile

“ We heard a deep, clear sound that retained all of the bass of the original signal. ” — AutoStylin Magazine

“ Milbert is the definition of high-end audio in the car. ” —Earl Zausmer

“ The sound ... simply leaves transistor based audio equipment in the dust. ” —AutoStylin Magazine

“ I'm now on my fourth car, but I've kept my BaM-230 all along. ” —Linda T., Gaithersburg, MD

“ ... design is first-rate ... comparable to any home tube power amplifier ... ” — Ken Pohlmann, Car Stereo Review Magazine

“ The midrange is silky and sweet, the highs are airy and harshless (mmm, a new word)... ” —Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ ... phenomenal, it sounds unreal ... we were blown away, just astounded ... ” —Larry Chijner, autosound competitor

“ The Milbert sound, immediately, it's just a lot closer to "right." ” — John Toth, U.S. Navy linguist, Seoul, S. Korea.

“ A woman's voice in a recording you've heard many times can suddenly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. That's the kind of resolution, detail and emotional impact the BaM-235 routinely delivers. ” —Jeffrey Fleming, autosound enthusiast

“ It's nothing to do with audio snobbery mate, valves do make a difference. ” —Ben, UK, online

“ ... if you're serious about car audio, or you have a showcar that needs something special, you need look no further than this amp! ” —AutoStylin Magazine

“ If musical accuracy is what you are seeking, the Milbert is most certainly the Holy Grail of auto sound. ” — Jeff Dorgay, The Robb Report Collections Magazine, June, 2005

“You might want to look at milbert 235 as well. I use it on bumpy road in Bangkok for 17 years and it is still in working condition. Along the line I have gone through 1 set of tubes due to normal mantainance... I personally never heard anything better than milbert before not even Luxman, Mcintosh, or alpine F900. so for the $$$ milbert have the longest service life and the best sounding amp I ever own. Their might be something better on the market but I just haven't discover it yet.” —"golf_bht" 14 Aug 2005 link

“Extraordinarily good, period. Absolute High End, yet even better; however, we just can not award more than 100 of 100 points for musicality.” — Car & HiFi Magazine [German], Jan 1999, pp. 10+

“ Ah, so this is what it was supposed to sound like. It sounds better than the studio. ” — Chris Lewis' friend, studio recording artist, September 2006

“ ... it sounds like the musicians are right there. ” —Earl Zausmer

“ ... [Milbert] brings vacuum tube listening back to the automobile in style ... ” — Ken Pohlmann, Car Stereo Review Magazine

“ I've been in car audio 15 years, and the best sounding cars I've ever heard had your amps. ” —Mark Liggett, autosound competitor

“ The Milbert ... is unlike all other car power amplifiers ... ” — Ken Pohlmann, Car Stereo Review Magazine

“ ...with your amp, the system sounds scary-amazing, just frightening. ” — Chris Lewis, musician, audio enthusiast, September 2006

“ In fact, it's sooo good that it clearly outstrips the rest of my system ... ” —Jeff Goggin, Soundslike Magazine

“ Many loyal owners over decades of time, not to mention —what— millions of musicians and audiophiles who prefer tubes? That just speaks for itself. ” — Matt H., Germantown, Maryland

“ I am not exaggerating ... the realism is so startling ... ” — Robert Reina, Soundslike Magazine

“I am an old [sound quality afficionado], I go back to when Earl was running your amps in his BMW, still the best sounding car of all time...” Bob N, Canada, 23 Apr 2008

“ The [Milbert] tube sound is ... unmistakable. ” — Ken Pohlmann, Car Stereo Review Magazine

“ The sound of this amplifier is fantastic. ” —Gennadiy, Moscow, Russia, April 2007

“ It is indeed silky and luxurious ... ” — Ken Pholmann, Car Stereo Review Magazine

“ The Milbert, for all intents and purposes, sonically disappears. ” —Jeff Goggin, Soundslike Magazine

“What can I say? If I sell this I'll be letting go of the absolutely best amp I have ever heard. And when I get another one I'll have to buy new because how many times do you see one of these for sale used? This amp is serial number A04071. This is the unit that was shipped to Jeff Dorgay of Tone Audio for the series of now famous reviews on the Milbert. Be assured that this amp received the very best care in parts selection and assembly before it was sent out to a reviewer for critical listening (although I do believe this is true of all Milbert products). The amp is like new and performs flawlessly. Have heard harmony vocals that I didn't even know were there before hearing this amp. They simply disappear into a haze when another amp is hooked up. Everything just sounds better. This is really one sweet sounding amp. Have the original box and packing materials.” »

“ I've had one of your amps in my 88 635 for over 13 years. It has worked great. ” — Chris R., San Francisco, October, 2004

“ There's Milbert, and then there's everything else. ” — Earl Zausmer

“ The ultimate listening machine. ” —Time Digital Magazine

“ Music is simply more natural all around. ” —Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review

“ This sonic magic ... makes many rock albums far more pleasant ... ” —Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review

“ This amp is a masterpiece. ” —Susannah M., Rome, Italy

“ You could spend days reading, years studying, or a lifetime arguing all this tube versus transistor stuff, or you could just shut up and listen and hear it for yourself in a few glorious moments. ” — Dennis K., Emmy award winning on-air personality, concert cellist, audio enthusiast

I could “ ... listen to it for days upon days as long as I live without any fatigue... ” — "drosen145," online audio forum, July, 2002

“ This amp makes all songs end too soon. ” —Anja K.

“ This is the sound of a truly High-End living room tube amplifier. ” —Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ ...the best sounding car ever without doubt was Earl Zausmer's BMW 5 series...This car achieved dynamics and realism not touched by any other cars I have heard including my own. It was the most lifelike presentation of music in a vehicle I have experienced. ” —buff, audiogroupforum.com

“ ... favorite recordings were simply more pleasant to listen to, and more accurately reproduced ... ” —Jeff Goggin, Soundslike Magazine

“ I didn't know things this good were possible ... until I heard your car amp in my studio. ” —Paul Lipscomb, EVO Records

“ ... there was an immediate night-and-day difference between the BaM and all other amps we tried ... ” —Mark Liggett, autosound competitor

“ ... brought a truly live experience to music ... ” —AutoStylin Magazine

“ While numbers measure only certain parts, people hear and feel the whole of the music, tapping their feet and turning it up when there's groove, or changing the cut or fleeing if there isn't. ” —Anja K. 2006

“ Milbert makes a world champion amp. ” — Earl Zausmer

“ Milbert sounds like the best thing for sound quality since live performance! ” — Sean Snyder, audio enthusiast

“With [Milbert] tube amplification, fullrange-speakers and the sub up front in the dash board, this car audio system carries you off to the 7th sound-heaven.” — Car & HiFi Magazine [German], Jan 1999, pp. 10+

“ What this sucker does in a car can't be put into words. ” — Robert Reina, Soundslike Magazine

' I have heard a Milbert BaM-235 ... For what it's worth, it was the best car sound system i have ever heard in my life, and by a pretty large margin, too. ' — blackreplica on carsound.com forums, 30 Jun 2004

“ Percussion is another great strength...Rock music is incredible ... ” —Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ The sound is unbelievably clear ... ” — AutoStylin Magazine

“ The Milbert won. ” —Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review

“ The crystal-clear signal made sirens and horns sound like they were really there ... ” — AutoStylin Magazine

“ ... a live performance would not have the clarity and deepness of the sound that comes out of this amplifier. ” —AutoStylin Magazine

“ Milbert is the definition of excellent sound. ” — John Athayde, musician, film producer

“ The attack, the resonance ... the air ... I was sitting in my driveway in tears. ” — Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ Milbert ... that is what it's supposed to sound like. ” — Dennis K., Emmy Award winning television personality & voice-over artist, September, 2003

“ ... Most car stereos, in my opinion, aren't worth the effort necessary to steal them, let alone earn the money to pay for them. Exceptions to the rule do exist, of course, the Milbert being one of them ... ” —Jeff Goggin, Soundslike Magazine

“ Congratulations, once again, on an amp that 'has stood the test of time!' ” — Jeffrey S., Austin, TX

“ ...the best sound possible in a car. ” — Car Audio & Electronics Magazine

“ ... this unit sounds so good ... I was in tears. ” —Robert Reina, Soundslike Magazine

“ I'd been a little concerned about the power; I didn't think two channels at 30 watts would be enough. But, it's actually much more than plenty. I have yet to hear it run out of steam, and that's after I've really been pushing it. ” — Chris Lewis, musician, audio enthusiast, September 2006

“ It's honestly too good. Now how often can you say that? ” — Jeff Fleming, East Coast Autosound

“ With the Milbert ... soundstage in the car is uncanny. ” — Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ Your amp has followed me through three cars, and it's still going strong. Outstanding! ” — Jessie Ketchun, KY

“ [Milbert] really excels in delicacy, ambience retrieval, lack of distortion, speed, and ... soundstage. ” —Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ You gotta have the Milberts; that's what made that car. ” — Earl Zausmer, IASCA champion

“It sounds detailed, brilliant, homogenous, smooth. The list could be longer. But to be honest: The system plays with a fascinating precision through all frequency ranges, every smallest detail is presented accurately.” — Car & HiFi Magazine [German], Jan 1999, pp. 10+

“ Nothing can beat this amp. ” — AutoStylin Magazine, 2005

“It sounds detailed, brilliant...smooth. The list could be longer. But to be honest: The system plays with a fascinating precision through all frequency ranges, every smallest detail is presented accurately. ... Extraordinarily good, period. Absolute High End, yet even better; however, we just can not award more than 100 of 100 points for musicality.” — Car & HiFi Magazine [German], Jan 1999, pp. 10+

“ It sounds so natural and warm and involving and silky and real. ” — Dale Fontenot

“ Milbert is the car amp not just worth buying but worth keeping. ” — Kimberly M., Columbia, MD, December, 2004

“ Its clarity and musical naturalness shines forth as no solid state amp can. ” —Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review

“ How can I describe the sound? With shrieks and tears and screams. ” — Robert Reina, The Absolute Sound Magazine

“ The electrical behavior of tube audio circuitry is fundamentally unlike that of solid-state circuits performing the same functions. ” —Keyboard Museum

“ The Milbert exhibits startling, lively sound quality —is higher praise possible? ” —Dennis K., Emmy award winning on-air personality & audio enthusiast

“ Its incredible sound jumps out at you from a black background of silence. ” — Earl Zausmer

“ If you thrive on emotion and want it reproduced in your car you need Milbert. ” — Kate Revelle, screen actress

“Your amp has served very well in two cars (and one five-car pile-up) since the early nineties. It still sounds great.” —Mark Christopher, 15 May 2008


updated 29 Oct 2013