New Volkswagen from Texas – It's Schiit's Folgvangr [$1'799], an output transformer/capacitor-less triode head amp of eight direct-coupled 6N6P output tubes with DC servo. A switchable solid-state IC buffer compensates high 7/18Ω output impedance in lo/hi gain by multiplying the impedance the amp sees eight times. When disengaged, that IC is entirely out of the signal path. Selectable voltage gain is 3.5/16.3dB. Power consumption is 100 watts, output power 300mW/1.2Wrms into 32/300Ω; or 1.4/1.5Wrms with the impedance multiplier. And – this is a limited edition so availability might have a quickly approaching end date.