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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: A21 integrated

They say ….. The Sugden pure class A design provides affordable high-end performance from a beautifully engineered single box integrated amplifier.  Compact in size with a simple but stylish design, the A21 is possibly the only amplifier you will ever need. With many of the original A21’s still in daily use after fifty years, it […]

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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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HARBETH: SHL5 driven by Sugden or Accuphase?

The thread starts ….. 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 —//— Hi. I’m […]

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

The thread starts ….. 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 […]

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SUGDEN: Their Connoisseur turntable – is it really a lost classic?

The thread starts ….. Just curious; seems the Sugden company rarely makes a mis-step, but I’ve never heard anything about the TT. Anyone like to share their experience. MORE   —//— Hi. I’m Howard Popeck, features editor here. The team hope the this post was interesting. Would you like to be a talent scout? If […]

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