Category Archives: amplification

Sony TA-F35

Any British hi-fi magazine reader in 1980 would be treated to page after page of commentary and opinion – sometimes dressed up as fact, sometimes not – about how poor Japanese amplifiers were. This was particularly the case, they said,

Sony TA-F35

Any British hi-fi magazine reader in 1980 would be treated to page after page of commentary and opinion – sometimes dressed up as fact, sometimes not – about how poor Japanese amplifiers were. This was particularly the case, they said,

Hitachi HMA-6500

Back in the mid nineteen seventies, Hitachi’s development and productionising of MOSFETs (Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor) played a massive part in the hi-fi world that was then just around the corner. The world wasn’t even fifteen years into

Hitachi HMA-6500

Back in the mid nineteen seventies, Hitachi’s development and productionising of MOSFETs (Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor) played a massive part in the hi-fi world that was then just around the corner. The world wasn’t even fifteen years into

Mola-Mola Makua/Kaluga

Ah yes, Class D. I am not a fan, but that’s only “so far”, because I don’t have any philosophical objections to it. Experience has taught me that it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it

Mola-Mola Makua/Kaluga

Ah yes, Class D. I am not a fan, but that’s only “so far”, because I don’t have any philosophical objections to it. Experience has taught me that it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it

Cyrus ONE

First seen at the 2016 Munich High End Show, Cyrus Audio’s ONE integrated amplifier is a Class D design using the third generation of the company’s hybrid Class D technology. It puts out a claimed 100W RMS per channel into 6 ohms,

Cyrus ONE

First seen at the 2016 Munich High End Show, Cyrus Audio’s ONE integrated amplifier is a Class D design using the third generation of the company’s hybrid Class D technology. It puts out a claimed 100W RMS per channel into 6 ohms,

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