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Music Hall The Maven
3 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  1495.00
Description: <ul> <li>24-bit/96kHz Upsampling</li> <li>100 watt/channel amplifier</li> <li>AM/FM tuner with 99 presets and Sleep Timer</li> <li>Two digital inputs: 1 optical/1 coaxial</li> <li>5 analog inputs; 3 with video switching</li> </ul>


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

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have had this receiver for almost 4 years now. I was looking for a very good 2-ch audio receiver that can drive 4 ohm Axiom M80 speakers. The combination of these speakers and MH Maven is one of the best I have heard in this price range. I have auditioned B&W driven by Rotel and a lot of other speaker and stereo pre-amp/amp combinations. I found the amp to be quite neutral and provides very good bass extension especially with optical input and upsampling DAC. I replaced 80 wpc Marantz SR4320 with MH Maven (rated 100wpc) and the power difference is just amazing. With AB amplifier, there is a sweet point of linear amplification with respect to volume and I found that at very low volume mids do not stand out as much. In the sweet spot (like vol > 20 for my speakers with 93dB sensitivity), mids are so clear that vocals are charm to listen to. I would highly recommend this receiver for high-end stereo with digital media (hopefully lossless or at least coded above 128kbps)!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dkzzzz a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Class AB receiver. 4 high quality speaker posts. Allows for bi-wiring of your speakers. Allows for A, B speakers switching if you have two rooms set up. Allows for A+B bi-wired mode. Optical, Coaxial and 5 analog inputs. Allows video switching synchronized with audio.
Solid aluminum panels with no "play" in them. You could literally sit on top of that receiver. Drives hard speakers well (ATC SCM12) never hot .
Very natural and neutral sound, good bass control and extended treble. I like it a lot! Maven sound reminds me of one amp. that I heard : Ayre. That is the only other amp that I ever liked.
I listened to a lot of "broken" amps.( Krell 300, 400xi ,Musica Fidelity A3, A 300, A3,2, Audio Refinement Complete, DT, Rega Brio, Primaluna, etc) before I bout MH Maven and this receiver is hands down GOLD.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2008



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

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Bought the maven to use with an airport express and 'release' my Mac bound music. The toslink to a built in DAC coupled to a very solid amp was key for me - i hardly ever play CDs or the radio. I thoroughly recommend the maven, excellent sound, well built and more than powerful enough for me. The difference between this and depending on the PC or Mac to convert is like night and day. if you are starting to look for a way to move your music around the house then this is a very good way to go.

i submitted this review because i was puzzled how few reviews there were before i bought mine or indeed since. There was a stereophile review but it has now been removed - i recall they were very positive on the amp but a bit more reserved on the DAC.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2007

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   elusivedisc




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