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Hafler P4000 Transnova
9 Reviews
rating  4.22 of 5
MSRP  1000.00
Description: 200w x2 Channel @ 8 ohms MOSFET Rack-Mountable Power Amp


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

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Ground loop?

People have you never heard of
ground loops?
That's where your hum is from.
I had the same problem with 9270.
Plug you 3-prong plug into a 2-prong converter for your amp.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vincent Lewis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I'm a musicain (piano: classical and jazz) and a music teacher; an instrumental music. So I been around live instruments all my life. Sure you can spend several grand on an amp that, in my judgement, doesn't reflect the price you paid for the amount of improvement you get. I prefer to pursue music and not high-end Specifications and dump the rest into well-done recordings!For what you pay in Hafler you get a better-than-fair return.
I run my Sony Super Audio player Directly into it with monster cable RCA to TRS with the following Super Audio CDs: Mahler's 5th, Miles Davis Sketches of Spain and Miles Smiles, Pictures at an Exhibition, Earth Wind and Fire's Gratitude (absolutely astounding!) and Beethoven's 5th and Emperor Concerto. Hafler's approach, I believe, is to give you a faithful reproduction of what the musicans and engineers had in mind during the recording process, down to the room. For under $700 I cant complain, in fact, I rejoice. (No Buzzing)

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Full Compass



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

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Clear - Clean - Neutral sound and SWEET .
Great for "difficult" loudspeakers (Rogers LS3/5a - Thiel)
Stereo image is excellent , coherent and focused .

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $800.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nigel Nicholls a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Oh boy are u right. I just bought a P4000 saturday and listened all day today sunday to some jazz, classical, etc. at low volume, mid volume and high volume. This amp is sweet. I have had Carver TFM35 THX before but nothing like the Hafler. At low volume with the gain at 4, this sucker still produces beautiful bass and full range music. Of course I have complimented it with the Parasound P/H850 pre-amp, and my old Infinity Referece 5 still kicks serious ass. It's because of your honest review that I bought the Hafler. No hums, noises like the others are reporting.
Thanks.

Cheers!!!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1073.00

Purchased At:   Spectacular Sounds Toronto



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bob Gutz a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I loved the mids and highs of my Counterpoint SA100 but the bass was totally flabby. Went with the Hafler and got tighter bass, but had to get rid of it after about a year because I found I didn't want to listen to music from my system anymore. The Hafler sounded its best when left on for several hours, but still, there was no magic. No depth and lots of grain. Listened to a Bryston 3BST in a back and forth comparison and put the Hafler up for sale the next day. Bought a 4BST and love it. Preamp is an AMC (a what?) 1030 tubed device, and the combination is just great. In my opinion you get lots of slam for the dollar with the Hafler, but not much quality. Go for the quality--you'll be happier in the long run.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996




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