Category Archives: amplification

Arcam FMJ SR250

Remember the nineteen seventies – the golden age of the stereo receiver? From the nineties of course, the breed swelled to become multichannel, and these days it’s hard to find one that doesn’t have at least seven channels on hand.

Arcam FMJ SR250

Remember the nineteen seventies – the golden age of the stereo receiver? From the nineties of course, the breed swelled to become multichannel, and these days it’s hard to find one that doesn’t have at least seven channels on hand.

Sony TA-F55

By 1979, Sony amplifiers had abandoned their exotic but unreliable V-FET output transistors, and were innovating in different ways – the challenge was to add an interesting twist to a conventional design. So from the middle of the new TA-F

Sony TA-F55

By 1979, Sony amplifiers had abandoned their exotic but unreliable V-FET output transistors, and were innovating in different ways – the challenge was to add an interesting twist to a conventional design. So from the middle of the new TA-F

Croft Vita

Warp back to 1995, and the world was quite a different place. In hi-fi, we were besieged by a welter of black pressed steel-cased transistor amplifiers and CD players; Audiolab’s 8000a reigned supreme on the showroom floor, and the talk was

Croft Vita

Warp back to 1995, and the world was quite a different place. In hi-fi, we were besieged by a welter of black pressed steel-cased transistor amplifiers and CD players; Audiolab’s 8000a reigned supreme on the showroom floor, and the talk was

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