G9 is a high performance tube-based audio equipment manufacturer with its headquarters in Russia (www.g9audio.com, +1 347 762 32 15, +7 903 974 44 14)
The G9 company was established relatively recently. However, the ideas and concepts which stand behind our products have a long history: our chief designer, Mr Kirill Ostapov, arrived at them gradually, relying on his experience as an engineer and musician. The circuit designs were developed and perfected over several years until they were embodied in G9â€™s products. Now we can say that our entire product line is subordinated to a single idea and is based upon an overall concept.
It has long been recognised that as humanity progresses into the digital era, we are increasingly lacking in easy-to-understand, and more importantly, unvarying artefacts in our environment. The further we proceed along the path of digital technologies, the more we wish to see around us things which have benefited from the warmth of human hands. It is G9 products which are destined to satisfy these desires. Our equipment is put out in small quantities, and our staff invest part of their souls in each item. And we sincerely hope that the animation of G9 products will not go unnoticed by our clients.
We at G9 firmly believe that High-End equipment should be individual. In striving as much as possible to preserve the individuality of our equipment, in manufacturing we rely on Russian technology to the greatest extent, as far as possible using units which are manufactured in Russia. Naturally, this does not exclude the use of high quality components made in other countries. For example, we exclusively use Allen-Bradley resistors, which are noted for their insusceptibility to electromagnetic effects. With regard to capacitors, it has been known for a long time that different types are best for use at various positions in an electronic circuit. For this reason in our equipment you can come across both polypropylene WIMA capacitors, and also metallised paper capacitors produced in the former USSR, and other types as well. The choice of capacitor type is made by optimisation as the result of critical listening and comparing different variants. This process takes a long time, and so hardly any mass production manufacturers choose to go down that route.
These days it is becoming more and more difficult to provide mass-produced goods with authentic components, and in particular with vintage electronic tubes. At G9 we have an adequate stock of matching tubes in order to ensure consistent sound quality in the equipment we produce, and we possess everything required for servicing it in the future.
Transformers and chokes of Russian manufacture possess certain features which are becoming unique at the present time. With an understanding and correct use of these features it is possible to build a unit with an amazing combination of musicality and joy in the sound. For this reason we are proud to announce that G9 equipment uses winding products exclusively of Russian manufacture.
High class audio equipment is called on not simply to reproduce musical content, but also to bring to the listener the musicâ€™s emotional dimension. And so the main objective put forward in the development of G9 products was communication of the performersâ€™ emotional expression. We are convinced that amplifying devices which are based on electronic tubes provide a more direct path for communicating information from â€œthe higher dimensionsâ€ when compared with the use of semi-conductors. What is more, tubes which were produced some time ago in this context possess certain advantages over their modern analogues. And so all our amplifying units are built using vintage electronic tubes. In any dual channel unit, and also in the push-pull output stage, the tubes are carefully selected in pairs. This allows the release of their inherent musical potential to the greatest extent. To form the anode supply voltage for the tubes we use tube rectifiers, which enables undesirable interference from diode switching to be excluded from the sound channel, and as a result, a special transparency in the sound is achieved. We use air wiring in the amplifiers. Such units as phono amplifiers and digital to analogue transformers are assembled on circuit boards, but only with hole mounting. As is well known, in terms of musicality such a practice has advantages over surface mounting. The printed circuit layout is optimised manually, which is critically important for full realisation of the musical potential implicit in the circuit designs.
Switch on a G9, make yourself comfortable, and immerse yourself into the magical world of Music, the world of deep emotions and authentic values!