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Pioneer A-229 4 out of 5
19 February 2024
By: Viktor
"Small amp, big(ish) sound"
Pioneer A-229 While this amp is sleek looking it may understandably fool some into thinking that it's a budget amp with hardly any sonic impact. Quite the contrary is true as the 227 does sound really good! Only downside is that, after some intense observation, the bass seems less powerful than in its bigger siblings (as should be expected). Despite less(er) power, its infrastructure(transformer & caps) is still chunky given the, rather meagre, wattage. Ve... (Full Review)

Pioneer A-447 4 out of 5
19 February 2024
By: Viktor
"Good sound in a nutshell"
Pioneer A-447 When one hears this mid-sized amp for the first time one can't fend of the impression - "BIG Boy". Before I had this 447 I used a 227 for my PC and casual listening. While latter sounded beyond sweet it lacked some muscle in the deeper regions. Once the 447 was "installed" I was in awe of the nice, full sound it produced. The lacking power of the 227 was quickly forgotten as the 447 thundered through some of my favorite material. In Pionee... (Full Review)

Denon PMA-350SE 3 out of 5
19 February 2024
By: Viktor
"Sonic hell has frozen over"
Denon PMA-350SE Like most Denon's this one sounds crystalline and has astoundingly dry bass. I had to listen a few times to some songs to fully take in how controlled and sinewy some of the bass lines sounded. For a short time I thought I had really good sound until I recognized a glaring weakness - the mids are awfully cold / distant and the overall sound too icy. If you have a "fat sounding" source and sloppy speakers then this amp might really help, other... (Full Review)

Denon PMA-560 4 out of 5
19 February 2024
By: Viktor
"Excellent Value"
Denon PMA-560 If one is one a tight budget and wants a really good amp which is neither really old nor new then this one is a no brainer. I recently acquired one for 50 Euros in near mint condition(but with a defect phono stage). Looks Design is clean & visually appealing - the knobs/switches feel good, the volume pretty adequate. Speaker terminals are ok. I like it better than the older xx20 line. Sound wise I can't compare it to the 520 I once had but ... (Full Review)

JPW ML310 5 out of 5
28 January 2024
By: Phil
"Surprising speakers."
JPW ML310 Since downsizing our house, the Mission LX2's were too big to accommodate,especially on wall brackets. Took my old JPW ML310's down from the loft, mounted them on the brackets angled slightly down and toe'd in. I'd forgotten how good these sounded. We all get caught up with chasing that 'ideal' sound but these ML310's convey the music in such an effortless and non-tiring fashion it seems pointless to change. Enjoying them now second t... (Full Review)

Tannoy DC3000 Series 90 5 out of 5
20 January 2024
By: Sean O'Donnell
"Tannoy DC3000 (update :))"
Tannoy DC3000 Series 90 13 years have passed since my last comment on these speakers, yes I still have them :). The rest of my system has changed however. The Audiolab 8000C/P combo has been upgraded to the 8000Q and 2 x 8000M's. My phono amp from a Project ?, to a MF M1 V1nyl. The speakers just love the extra control the mono-blocks seem to have over them, the bass is now rib breaking and the slightly strident HF is no more. I have also added a pair of TDL Studio 1'... (Full Review)

Sony STR-DE445 3 out of 5
18 January 2024
By: Loren
"Sony STR-DE455"
Sony STR-DE445 As an entry level receiver it is ok. It lacks enough digital imputs. Had to add external optical switcher. Missing many suround sound modes and imputs of a modern unit. Not bad for a very basic receiver. (Full Review)

Wharfedale Laser 90B 5 out of 5
06 January 2024
By: Peter
"perfect vintage speaker"
Wharfedale Laser 90B Really good sounding small bookshelf speaker, does its job after 40 years perfectly! Clear, warm and lively sound. Bass tones may a bit over vibrating, but this phenomena may depends on speaker's positioning (needs some distance from the walls). But perfect, overall! (Full Review)

Tannoy DC3000 Series 90 5 out of 5
27 December 2023
By: Alexander Hopp
"An old marriage"
Tannoy DC3000 Series 90 I bought them in the 90s 2nd hand for, for me, a lot of money. I already compared them to newer, but only slightly better, tannoys in 2022 and still am not in the need to buy something else. I hope our marriage will last another decade, because there is no other speaker in sight. Alexander Vienna/Austria (Full Review)

Mission 701 5 out of 5
03 December 2023
By: Marc
"QUAD COMBO"
Mission 701 Yet another update! Mission 731i + 701 pairs in parallel + DOUK M1 Pro amp running in 4Ω mode, 12awg speaker wire. 731i's got a new set of feet after sitting direct to carpet (cheapest significantly noticable mod). 701's immaculate, 731i's VGC (one faulty grille, took em off), purchased on ebay. With the Android EQ and DSP sorted (PowerEQ app, VLC streaming radio), system is Hypnotic. These speakers are excellent together. Total s... (Full Review)


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