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Not Just a Pretty Face


Introducing Vali 3: the beautiful, affordable, capable tube hybrid headphone amp.

March 15, 2024, Corpus Christi, TX. Today, Schiit Audio announced the immediate availability of its Vali 3 tube hybrid headphone amp and preamp. Vali 3 is a significant advance over the previous generation, with 100V on the tube plate (over 50% higher than before), optimized design with higher linearity and lower feedback, and an attractive new advanced form chassis that provides much improved ventilation for lower operating temperatures.

“We’ve just blown up the entry level tube scene,” said Jason Stoddard, co-founder of Schiit Audio. “I mean, there is no more entry level. Vali 3 uses the same tube rail as much more expensive amplifiers, and it does it without compromise—no switching supplies, no giant chassis, no extreme heat, no big pricetag.”

Vali 3 is the latest generation of Schiit’s Vali tube hybrid desktop headphone amp and preamp. With production spanning over a decade, Vali is one of the most popular tube hybrid amps in the world. Vali 3 improves on its predecessors with:

  • 100V on the tube plate, rather than 60V, for increased linearity and gain
  • Topological improvements that lower overall feedback and maintain performance
  • A new optimized layout with better signal flow and ergonomics
  • All-new attractive advanced-form USA-stamped custom chassis
  • Massively improved ventilation and lower operating temperatures

Like all Schiit products, Vali 3 is made in the USA. The vast majority of components, including chassis and PC boards, are made by US companies in the USA. Wall-wart transformers are made in China. All assembly, QA, and testing, including 100% instrumented test and 100% listening test, are done at Schiit’s Corpus Christi, Texas facility. 

Despite these improvements, the Vali 3 remains the same price: $149.

Vali 3 is available now at schiit.com

About Schiit Audio
Founded in 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers, from $49 to $2799. 

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