Eight cylinders with Power & Pathos
One of the most striking offers among the ambitious integrated amplifiers is the „Logos“ from the manufacturer Pathos, based in Vicenza in northern Italy, which is currently available as an updated Mk2 version. Starting with the look, it features an elegant wooden application with integrated volume control and digitally displayed level that is combined with aluminum. Its hybrid amplifier concept, in which tubes and MOSFET power transistors complement each other, is technically equivalent to the striking exterior.
Said Logos has now gotten a big brother: the „Kratos“, which is named after the Greek god of power and strength. It is more opulent, more powerful and clearly more expensive than the not even half as costly Logos - and it clealry displays this. Analogous to the supercars from Italian legend Ferrari, who sometimes let passersby look at their motors through a glass lid, the eight capacitor cylinders of the Kratos‘ potent main power supply stick boldly through its bonnet which is all the more striking as they are orange. In both cases the intended statement is the same: Look what I‘ve got to offer.