“The Universal”

audioCulture developed the compact tube integrated amplifier “The Universal” for headphones and high-efficiency speakers (e.g., horn speakers). “The Universal” features three switchable inputs, providing ample connections for your playback devices. It is universally compatible with any additional devices such as streamers, CD players, and phono preamplifiers (The Phono).
In the timeless design of audioCulture, “The Universal” seamlessly integrates into the tube amplifier product line.

Base price:

4.890,00 €

incl. VAT. Includes 929,10 € VAT (19%).

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Product details

The tube integrated amplifier “The Universal” is configurable in the colors black, white, or anthracite at the specified price. Upon request, we are happy to paint your individual product in other RAL color tones. All devices are manufactured for customers only after the order is placed. Therefore, these are individual artisanal executions and not stock or commercial goods. Click here to access the product configurator. On this page, you will find detailed technical information about “The Universal.” A demo is available at our audio partners, AES in Kassel and Musikkammer in Willich.

  • Compact integrated amplifier
  • 3 switchable inputs / source selector
  • Class-A triode power stage
  • Extremely low-noise output / wideband transformers
  • High-quality, low-noise potentiometers (sliders)
  • Low-noise circuit
  • Suitable for wired headphones, including particularly low-impedance models, e.g., AXION
  • Suitable for high-efficiency speakers

Exceptional Sound Experience Due to Low Noise

Every component introduces sound coloration. That’s why colorations are significantly minimized when fewer components are used and when they are of higher quality. Through collaboration with many German manufacturers, we can access particularly high-quality components.
For the exceptional listening experience, reducing noise is also crucial. ‘The Universal’ employs motor-controlled sliders and low-noise broadband transformers. The circuit board has a double copper layer with gold-plated traces. This allows for an exceptionally powerful sound profile and ensures long-lasting, uniform sound transmission by preventing copper layer oxidation. Furthermore, long-term stable audiophile capacitors and the proprietary integrated power supply enable decades of consistent musical enjoyment.

Why Do I Need a Headphone Amplifier?

In most playback devices, headphone outputs are already available. From a circuitry perspective, this output is often treated somewhat neglectfully. This results in the music not being able to express its pure sound fully. To still bring your favorite songs to life, a tube headphone amplifier is the top choice. It excels at reproducing music with exceptional precision, thanks to its high-quality and minimal components. As a result, it produces a sound quality that you cannot achieve with built-in headphone outputs.

An Amplifier for Music Enthusiasts

Tube Amplifier
“The Universal”

Product configuration

Please note that, according to § 312d Abs. 4 BGB, there is no right of withdrawal for custom-made products. Additionally, you confirm the accuracy of your information and are aware that production will commence immediately after ordering and payment. Therefore, it is not possible to make changes or cancel the order after this point.

Product features

7 kg

Dimensions (WxHxD) 23×13,2×32,8 cm


RCA connectors

Bluetooth 5.0 24-bit

Total price

4.890,00 €

incl. VAT. Includes 929,10 € VAT (19%).

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