Written on: 22/10/2011
Bought this because I wanted to replace my faithful A1 mk2 with something with a bit more power. Initially I was dissapointed because I have to turn the amp up to halfway to get good response from my current speakers (Eltax Symphony 2.2's, soon to be replaced with DALI Zensors) It definitely feels like this amp has a "butter zone" of between 1/3 and 1/2 volume with my current setup. This was not the case with the A1 which had good dynamics over the whole volume range. Bass response ain't gonna blow your socks off either but what there is is tight and focussed and treble is bright without being harsh. This amp really excels when your listening to live acoustic performances from a good sound source, in my case Azur 640C V2. Nice build quality with a great remote and some nice features; Bass and Treble pots, Direct output switch and ports for an extra set of speakers. Good for a starting AMP but not really what I should have spent £170 on. Should have held out for a bit longer and bought something with a bit more punch because in truth. You live you learn.