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Jeff Rowland Design Group Model 1
5 Reviews
rating  4.8 of 5
MSRP  3100.00
Description: 60 Watts (1989-1994)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Wow - the last review was in 2002? The JRDG Model 1 is an audiophile classic!

2013 - For those of you doing your homework I have nothing but praise for the M1. I lusted after the Levinson #29 for years (years) and when I could finally afford one it couldn't compare to the M1 in my system at the time. A good lesson as the #29 is a really great amp, but a system is a system and not a single component.

The Model 1 is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sounding Class A (I believe) amp by any standard - even the highest. I leave my main system on all the time and switched to a current model JRDG amp (the 102) to save on power, but had to make many, many adjustments to my rig to make it work.

The Model 1 is an audiophile classic and I do not say that lightly. Give it a try if you think it might work for your system.

Cheers

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joseph Murray a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
At the time of purchase it was my single most expensive audio purchase ever. I think that I have experienced a gradual growth in amplifier ownership. This Jeff Rowland is without a doubt the most enjoyable amplifier that I own. I currently have the classic ADCOM 535II, Forte Model-1, and Golden Tube Audio SE-40. All provide excellent enjoyment for the money, and I have felt nothing but pleasure at each level, but this is the first amp, in which I have not wondered what was at the next level. The Jeff Rowland Model 1 has superb build quality user defined utility reliability and most of all it has palpable sonic characteristics. I have paired it with an Audible Illusions L1 Pre-amp, Martin Logan Aerius I speakers, Kimber Kable Silver Streak, Hero interconnects MIT MH-750 Bi-wire Shotgun speaker cable Hsu VTF Sub, and most recently Sony SACD players CE-775 and NS-500. I cannot even begin to explain the satisfaction that this system has given my family and me. This amp compares with Audio Research Classe Plinius Mark Levinson and BAT products. I know that there are super components out there, but at this price range I am in sonic heaven. I highly recommend it on the pre-owned market.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Audio Systems, Austi



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Incredible Amp

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stig a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is maybe one of the best amplifiers ever made. Really a true classic this one. I have listened to it with different models of Proacs and Audio Physics and it does a great job with all of them. If you want something that is just a little bit better than this you will have to pay very very big money. And then... If you can get one of these secondhand, then go for it!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2000

Bottom Line:   
It is like a German Shepherd dog: It does not excel in any single area, but it does all things very well. It runs in class A mode up to 25 or so watts and it has reasonably high output current: 22 continuous amps and 55 amps at peaks!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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