Why create Carissa?
Because listeners wanted a high-current, affordable SET alternative with
a real-world drive.
By applying less voltage but drawing more current, Carissa brings you lower
distortion specs across the whole bandwidth, superior dynamics and far better
control of lower register that sets a new in-home standard. The Carissa
employs custom, hand-wound, split-core output transformers to generate wider
bandwidth than most transformers generally available.
Engineered into every hand-crafted Carissa amplifiers are more extended
top frequencies and the tonal saturation through the midrange and bass regions
that Art Audio is known for.
The result? Art for the eyes and ears that’s more accessible than