SUGDEN: Their separates – brilliant, or just misplaced nostalgia?

Hello. I am wondering if other people can relate to something I have experienced lately and perhaps help me better understand it. For about a year now, I have been restlessly moving from amp to amp (always somehow satisfied, never fully so) until I finally settled about three months ago on an ex-demo pair of […]

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HARBETH: SHL5 driven by Sugden or Accuphase?

I currently have a Sugden Masterclass IA-4 and am considering moving it on for an Accuphase E350… would this be a big mistake? Unfortunately, no way of demoing first. My speakers are Harbeth SHL5 and use Electrocompaniet EMC1UP as source. Are Sugden and Accuphase very different sonically? MORE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the […]

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SUGDEN: A21ai Series 2 integrated amplifier test review

Art Dudley writes ….. The Sugden A21ai Series 2 integrated amplifier has a distinctive, overarching strength and a similarly apparent shortcoming: Its warm, sweet, well-textured, downright chunky sound honors certain instruments and styles of music, while its top end is rather thick, opaque, and lacking in “air” compared with most other contemporary perfectionist amplifiers. No […]

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SUGDEN: A21ai Series 2 integrated amplifier test review

Art Dudley (Stereophile magazine) Winter has returned to Cherry Valley, New York, and I’m reminded of a bad habit that I used to conceal: On cold mornings I started my car well before driving off, then actually weighted down the accelerator pedal—with the heavy socket tray from my toolbox—in an effort to keep the idle […]

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SUGDEN: A21SE Signature Integrated Amplfier

  They say ….. The special edition A21SE integrated amplifier builds on the strengths of the classic A21. Offering pure class A single ended operation, the sound remains distinctively ‘Sugden’. Upgraded with a fifty percent larger power supply and increased power output, dynamics are even more impressive. A sophisticated pre-amplifier stage is another improvement on […]

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SUGDEN: Luxman, Croft, Sonneteer and DACs with Harbeth?

The thread starts ….. “I recently sold off my full Naim system (DAC/282/250/Hicap/NAPSC) and I have been enjoying the simplicity of my temp solution of the Nait 1 with Harbeth P3ESR, fed by the Mac Mini and Meridian Explorer DAC. Simple, lively, detailed, agile.. and only one hifi box with one plug in the wall! […]

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SUGDEN: Their Fusion21 CD player

They say ….. The Fusion 21 is designed to compliment both the A21 and A21SE Signature integrated amplifiers. Utilising a high speed transport mechanism and on board memory, the Fusion 21 is a technically advanced CD player. To reduce jitter and control errors during play back there is a dedicated transceiver circuit, this re-formats data […]

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SUGDEN: Their LS21 loudspeaker

They say ….. The LS21 is a tuned quarter wave design and uses a treble and mid/base driver ported through the plinth. The cabinet is compact but not compromised, being domestically acceptable at less than 1m tall and less than 23cm wide. The cabinets are manufactured in-house by our highly skilled cabinet maker. This includes […]

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SUGDEN: Masterclass FPA-4 Power Amplifier

They say ….. The FPA-4 power amplifier is the latest member of the Sugden Masterclass Family. This output stage is of the classic Sugden pure class A single ended design which has given musical satisfaction to thousands of discerning music lovers over many years. The amplifier benefits from a comparator and correction circuit so that […]

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SUGDEN: Masterclass LA-4 Pre-amplifier

They say ….. A high quality active pre-amplifier featuring a host of inputs and outputs. The LA-4 makes a perfect combo with either the Masterclass or Sapphire power amplifiers. High-end touches include gold plated circuit boards, relay switching of all inputs and output and a sophisticated class A output stage. The LA-4 is a high […]

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SUGDEN: Their Masterclass DAC-4 Digital to Analogue Converter

They say ….. The DAC-4 offers a well judged alternative to the plethora of other DAC’s available in the current market.  With sound quality top of the list, our watchword ‘Rescuing music from technology’ could not be more appropriate.  Instead of accepting and using the latest digital trends, we have produced a product meticulously engineered […]

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The Audio Miser says: PREAMPS: Pre-owned bargains

Take a look HERE and HERE   ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published on this site ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire VINTAGE archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published […]

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SUGDEN: Masterclass LA-4 Pre-amplifier

They say ….. A high quality active pre-amplifier featuring a host of inputs and outputs. The LA-4 makes a perfect combo with either the Masterclass or Sapphire power amplifiers. High-end touches include gold plated circuit boards, relay switching of all inputs and output and a sophisticated class A output stage. The LA-4 is a high […]

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SUGDEN: Their Masterclass series – observation on the Pink Fish Media forum

Anyone here own or tried the Masterclass range? Care to share a view, please? 24 (so far) observations HERE ===//=== Please click HERE to access the entire BRITISH STEREO archive Please click HERE to see how to get your press releases published on this site Please click HERE to access the entire Point Of View […]

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SUGDEN: The owners club

Today I own a DTFM Tuner. I know there exists just a few and I am proud to be one of those. The DTFM is technically certainly not one of the best. But one of the best sounding Now I am looking for an AU51c Pre with the au51cs PSU. Continues HERE ===//=== Please click […]

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