Category Archives: amplification

AMC CVT3030

If NAD had made a tube amplifier, then this would have been it. Designed by Peter Bath (who worked for Dolby, AR and indeed NAD), and manufactured by IEEE in Taipei (one-time makers of Cambridge Audio, Luxman, Proton and NAD

AMC CVT3030

If NAD had made a tube amplifier, then this would have been it. Designed by Peter Bath (who worked for Dolby, AR and indeed NAD), and manufactured by IEEE in Taipei (one-time makers of Cambridge Audio, Luxman, Proton and NAD

Whest Audio PS.30RDT

Launched in 2009 as close descendent of the company’s flagship MC REF V, Whest Audio’s PS.30RDT cost a hefty £2,799 when new. It comes in a single 430x280x72mm box, inside which is an ultra low noise bipolar opamp DIP8 chip heavily biased into

Whest Audio PS.30RDT

Launched in 2009 as close descendent of the company’s flagship MC REF V, Whest Audio’s PS.30RDT cost a hefty £2,799 when new. It comes in a single 430x280x72mm box, inside which is an ultra low noise bipolar opamp DIP8 chip heavily biased into

Icon Audio Stereo 845PP

The famous 845 power triode started life as a radio transmitting vacuum tube – physically large and with an impressive anode dissipation of 75 watts, it ran 1,250V on the anode no less. The thoriated tungsten filament – which glowed

Icon Audio Stereo 845PP

The famous 845 power triode started life as a radio transmitting vacuum tube – physically large and with an impressive anode dissipation of 75 watts, it ran 1,250V on the anode no less. The thoriated tungsten filament – which glowed

SLiC Innovations Eclipse C

New cable brands often come and go like ships in the night, so does the world really need another? Well, perhaps. The first encouraging sign of the SLiC’s quality was the packaging, which was far less lavish than most cable brands, suggesting

SLiC Innovations Eclipse C

New cable brands often come and go like ships in the night, so does the world really need another? Well, perhaps. The first encouraging sign of the SLiC’s quality was the packaging, which was far less lavish than most cable brands, suggesting

Audio Research SP9

  Back in the United Kingdom of 1987, few audiophiles really noticed the launch Audio Research SP9 – despite it being the company’s best selling and arguably most loved heritage product. It was an exceptionally capable – and technically innovative –

Audio Research SP9

  Back in the United Kingdom of 1987, few audiophiles really noticed the launch Audio Research SP9 – despite it being the company’s best selling and arguably most loved heritage product. It was an exceptionally capable – and technically innovative –

Oppo HA-1

  Who would have thought it? Obscure manufacturer of decent Chinese optical disc players starts spin-off company (Oppo Digital Inc.) in California to make high quality hi-fi products. It’s not a typical tale of hi-fi success, but the story is

Oppo HA-1

  Who would have thought it? Obscure manufacturer of decent Chinese optical disc players starts spin-off company (Oppo Digital Inc.) in California to make high quality hi-fi products. It’s not a typical tale of hi-fi success, but the story is

Sim Audio Moon 600i

A dual mono integrated Class AB powerhouse (sporting a claimed 125W into 8 Ohms), this was a pricey bit of kit when launched for £5,750 in 2010. It’s well built and nicely finished, but a £6,000 Japanese product it isn’t – there’s

Sim Audio Moon 600i

A dual mono integrated Class AB powerhouse (sporting a claimed 125W into 8 Ohms), this was a pricey bit of kit when launched for £5,750 in 2010. It’s well built and nicely finished, but a £6,000 Japanese product it isn’t – there’s