What is an integrated stereo tube amplifier?


On 'ebay' I won a Chinese made MKIII integrated Stereo tube amplifier containing (4) KT-88 output valves. This particular model is rated at 70 watts/channel. It has two separate sides of operation, and is of a 'class A' design. I noticed that on the from panel of this amp were two nobs...., one for the volume and one as a selector switch for CD, Tuner, Aux, etc.

Where are the nobs/controls for the bass, treble and balance??? Aren't these functions important??? Am I missing something???

I emailed the shipper with my concern, and he replied in translated Chinese into english, "This is a direct input design amplifier". "It does not need bass nor treble nobs"

Someone please help me to understand what I've just purchased? I thought that just because I own a Mc Intosh MC-275, a MC-225, a C-2200, and a C-32..., I knew everything. How do I control the balance, bass and treble with this type of unit?

I don't feel very smart right now.

Help please,

Darren T. Jackson
usmcelectric
LOL ,Funny
>>I don't feel very smart right now<<

Knot enough nobs is knot good.

There's probably knothing you can do know.
Traditional bass, treble and balance controls have been out of fashion on most serious preamps and integrateds for a number of years.

Welcome to 2008!
If you look at other Integrated amps that are for sale, you will see that many of them dont have other knobs for balance, bass and treble.

I thought that just because I own a Mc Intosh MC-275, a MC-225, a C-2200, and a C-32..., I knew everything

Obviously you dont.
with or without knobs, get out of that mistake now.