The Threshold Stasis is Back

The fabled Threshold Stasis amplifier is back. The S/350 reissue, built in China by Threshold International Ltd., is said to have the same circuit as the original, but with updated components. The original cost $3900 in 1992, so for those who long to own this famous amplifier, the S/350 reissue at $2000 is a bargain!

Nick Kumis's picture

It's a shame. The $1900 price drop is due to another example of business leaving our shores to a country that has openly said that it wants to bomb us!Of course, I am conflicted, because one year ago I bought a Rotel amplifier thinking that their product was still British only to find the Made in China"" on a plate on the lower rear of the amp. I stared at it for about ten minutes wondering if I should get a refund or exchange", but then hooked it up! I'm a whore!

Doug Olsen's picture

A new company, APL HiFi debuted at T.H.E. Show with their own speakers, cables, hybrid amp and the re-engineered Esoteric UX1, now known as the NWO-1. The sound was the best I have ever heard. Linear, dynamic, full, it had it all. Did Stereophile miss this exhibitor?

John Atkinson's picture

>Did Stereophile miss this exhibitor?< Sadly, I missed APL. As Wes wrote in his show wrap, CES with THE Show is now way too bg for any one person to see it all. I hope another of my teqm can jump in here, if they visited this room.

peter's picture

well it might be a response to Usher's popular R-1,5 poweramp which actually is a clone of an classic Threshold design. the pricing seems quite reasonable

Doug Olsen's picture

John,Kal Rubinson was in the APL room for awhile and perhaps he has some input about the sound there. I happened to be present when Kal came in.Regard