True Life Audio's design philosophy is the same since day one of the company's existence and will remain unaltered for the future. In a phrase, "We aim for excellence in everything we do".

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Passion and enthusiasm combined with extreme skills, is what enables us to achieve the highest possible standards of performance and innovation. We truly believe that "good enough is merely a starting point". We always seek to further develop the highest existing standards for sound quality, in a manner that our customers will have a "True Life Audio" experience when listening to recorded music. This is what we call "TLA" sound reproduction.

Technology and innovation in absolute control

  • The sense of breath and space is totally captivating

    Musical performance is naturally located in the recording environment, covering a specific amount of space. You will clearly notice the boundaries of the recording studio, or feel the "fresh air" of the environment at the recordings performed outdoors.
  • Harmonic naturalness, richness and complexity are unique

    The acoustical overtones and textures of organs like violin and viola, alto and tenor saxophone, are always clearly distinguishable from the very first note.
  • Pacing and timing in absolute control

    The flow of the musical meaning is always perceived in time, with yet unheard tempo.
  • Stunning immediacy and sheer dynamic swings

    You can clearly hear the breath of the performers, feel their effort, energy and passion. The integrity and wholeness of the performance is preserved and happens almost in front of your eyes
  • Products built to the highest construction standards possible for many years of enjoyment and trouble-free operation

    Chassis and power supply cases engineered from solid aerospace aluminum conforming to all US and EU safety standards. Construction methods and techniques minimize influences on sound quality caused by standing waves, resonance and vibrations over-damping.
  • All parts and components, are carefully selected and checked one by one

    Judged not only of their top quality and reliability, but as well as of their lowest contribution to the overall sound character.

Family history in transformers and audio equipment.

History of TLA

T.L.A. was founded by Velissarios Georgiadis back in 1995, but its real origin goes back much further than this. It was back in 1957 when Velissarios' father Aristomenis, a transformer technician, started his own company, with the aim to make transformers under order for telecommunications, broadcast, medical, military and industrial implementations. It was just after 1980 when Velissarios, who was already experienced in transformer building having being taught all his father's know-how, he started to apply the additional knowledge which he gained from his university degree on Chemistry and Electronics as to develop transformers that would excel in audio applications of reference standard. 

Velissarios developed, built and tested over, countless amplifiers before he transferred all this experience in T.L.A products on the year 1995. The name True Life Audio was chosen to underline the target market of T.L.A. The search for True Life sound, where the listener would experience music at home as never before, In a True Life manner!

In the year 2005, young Aristomenis Georgiadis the second (son of Velissarios, named after his grandfather), finished his studies in Electrical Engineering and having received in the meantime all his grandfather's and father's experience in making audio transformers and amplification circuits that would excel in performance, joined the company as to assist in further improvements and the achievement of new levels for realistic sound. 

"When we come with a new product, we make it for ourselves first" Velissarios says… A T.L.A. amplifier starts its life with the innovative circuit it integrates being tested in the lab and optimized. Then, after the lab tests have been finalized and we are sure that our elegant innovation measures up to reference standards if compared with hi-end devices from other makers that are established in the marked for their quality, we proceed to the next level which is to transform this same electronic device, into a musical instrument. As a consequence, our elegant innovations are made so that they age to improve all the time... much like a bottle of good wine... or a gorgeous guitar of the 50s!

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What a pair of beasts these TLA amps are–and they’ll play louder and go deeper than just about any other high-end audio amplifier... – Dr. Panagiotis Karavitis (Part Time Audiophile)