Sugden Audition T Amplifiers

Sugden Audition T Amplifiers 

DESCRIPTION

Integrated Amplifier

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 28, 2002]
Andyroooo
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

I would of paid three to four times the bargain price I paid for this amplifier. Acoustic music is spine tingly real, rock music exciting, excellent sound stage, power, finesse, beautiful treble, powerful bass. Clever design of equalisation controls which have an on/off switch. Makes my foot tap along to the music without me thinking about doing so.

Weakness:

Not exactly the most exciting case to look at. Not much kudos outside of those in the know of audiophile quality equipment(who cares!). Sugden don''t make Audition C''s anymore.

In my experience the search for Hifi equipment, which satisfies my need for musicality, has been frought with expensive mistakes. Many purchases having been prompted by overly enthusiastic and misrepresentative magazine reviews. In my bargain purchase of a 1998 J.E.Sugden Audition - C, I have now got a wonderful amplifier which makes my feet tap along to the music, has a fantastically real soundstage, and makes acoustic music sound awesome. I cannot speak highly enough of this amp. It has power, is made beautifly with top quality components, and by a company which KNOWS hifi. J.E. Sugden have been handmaking Hifi for over thirty years, and they care about quality, with a passion. JE Sugden''s web page: http://www.jesugden.co.uk/The_company_continues_to_hand-/the_company_continues_to_hand-.html Do try to get a demo of JE Sugden equipment to see what I mean. I think you will agree with my comments.

Similar Products Used:

Arcam (big mistake for me that one!, sounded soooo boring), Naim, Rotel, Musical Fidelity, NAD, Mission, Quad, Creek.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 02, 2002]
DJ_Big_Mac
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Sounds brilliant IMOH. Loads of features not usually found on high quality amps (Tone controls with defeat, Tape monitor, Preout, can have remote for volume Etc)

Weakness:

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This is actually a review for the Audition C which is the T''s big brother. I was lucky enough to hear this at the factory played thru a pair of totum 1''s, if you don''t know these speakers then seek out the reviews for these, they are small, but great bass, expensive, but value for money. Needless to say they are going to be my next purchase. Anyway back to the amp. It is rated at 65w but sounds a lot more, no mickey mouse ratings with this. The guys at Sugden played me loads of different stuff, classical, rock, trance, female vocal, accoustic guitar etc. I think I''d have stayed all night if they hadn''t closed. This amp, especially with these speakers, makes great music, what I mean is you don''t feel you are listening to hifi but to the artists themselves. On one particular track, a piano being played in an auditorium, the instrument could have been in the room with us. Not only that but people coughing could be placed exactly in 3D as to where they were sat! On another track by "Ryan Adams" the first verse only had accoustic guitar, again he could have been sat 5 foot in front of me such was the reproduction, even the plucking of the individual strings could be placed vertically. I, at present, have the amp connected to a Rega Planer 3 & a pair of Richard Allan "Minette2" speakers. The speakers sound OK (much better than when connected to my previous amp), and my vinyl has never sound so good, I have started to listen to music properly once again, however I am looking forward to getting the Totums. If you want an amp that is detailed, but not harsh, has an excellent phono stage (MM only) and a unique, as far as I know, EQ set up. (Check out there web site for the details www.jesugden.co.uk) Then for the money I think you will be hard pushed to better this.

Similar Products Used:

Lynn, Naim, Tandberg, Rotel, Sony, Marantz

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 22, 2000]
Jon Taylor
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

endless amounts of power with great refinement

Weakness:

only mm phono input available

The Audition-T was a real find after listening to several 'well known' amplifiers at at the same price. The Audition T was a much more musical experience without harshness but still retaining detail in the high frequencies. This matches my slightly bright (but superb) sounding Totem Mites. As a dedicated turntable user I was dissapointed that I had to change my Goldring Elite for a moving magnet as an mc input is not available on the amplifier. Overall a much better alternative to the Japanese amplifier I have just replaced at and worth paying the extra for.

Price in England £649.00

Similar Products Used:

creek, rotel

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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