Antique Sound Lab AQ1004 Stereo Push pull Integrated Amplifiers

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

- 3A Slow blow Fuse.
- Detachable Power cord.
- Heavy duty gold plate 5 ways speaker post Output Terminal.
- Shinning steel Chassis Finish.
- Front Panel Finish (Aluminum /Gold /Silver or Black Anodizing).


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

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Purchased from a friend along with a Dynaco Pas-3. I am somewhat new to tubes (4 years). I am impressed with this amp. I am driving PSB speakers and the sound is very good. I changed the signal path caps to auricaps, and the resistors to Vishay-Dale. This made a noticable improvement. It is low power, but fills my medium size listening room with rich, warm, and very detailed sound. For the price I paid, I have no complaints. If you can get one cheaply, and want to experience tube sound, I recommend this amp. Be warned, once you experience tube sound you may become addicted. I was inspired to purchase a Marantz 8260 to go with this amp, and listening to Sinatra on this setup is nothing short of amazing.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   a friend



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

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
The construction is sober but precise, nothing more or less than what's needed.
You don't need to be paying an extra $300 for exotic wood side panels.
The sound is exactly what you'd expect from a vacuum tube amp, even when you need to wait one hour to obtain the best sound possible. The velvet touch is certainly there, even when connected to a solid state pre-amp of mediocre quality and entry level speakers. Even with low-cost equipment, such Yamaha NS-150 or Athena SF1, the amp has good general dynamics, a corrected and homogenous extension, with a slight roll-off of the treble. The bass lacks a little agility in very difficult passages, but is correctly reproduced with great extension and without trailing all over the room. But it may be a good idea not to use speakers that are too exuberant in the lower register.
Little to say on the mid-range. I've never heard a vacuum tube based amp with a bad mid-range. In this case, indeed, the mid-range is also lucid, fluid and warm, without any roughness. Both male and female voices sound very natural. In fact it is with male voices, which in my opinion are harder to reproduce, the AQ-1004 gives of its best, particularly with the darker nuances.
The instruments are correctly spaced out and clearly in focus. No drum kits four meters wide or eight foot singers. Everything is in its proper place, which is a quality not to be sneezed at! Great depth in the centre and closing sides in a semi-circle around the listener.
A slight drop in performance can be noticed when playing at very high volume. First, something is lost in the harmonics of acoustic instruments and then in the sharpness of focus around the performers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   at Mexico City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dr_x2 dr_x2 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
well, it is a very good amplifier for who wants to start himself in tube amplifiers, and i really recommend it. very good audio output

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $780.00

Purchased At:   portugal




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