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The tried and tested designs are often the best...

Advantages: Superb sound, good build quality, very nice features.
Disadvantages: None at all

Quad, one of the most respected British hi-fi brands, have been producing high quality expensive hi-fi for many decades now. The 34 is no exception in either respect, though, now that it's been superseded a few times, it can be picked up for under £200 i ...

kurowski 02.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Quad 34

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The Quad 34 - still a good'n.

Advantages: Small, great build.
Disadvantages: Din sockets?

The Quad 34 is a preamplifier, also known as a control unit. It doesn't actually do much amplifying, as that is done by the power amp. The 34 first appeared in 1981, and matches the 405 power amp and FM4 tuner. It was the second preamp in the Quad seri ...

simcox1 11.10.2007 · Read full review
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You Don't Need a Degree To Go To Cambridge!!!

Advantages: Great Sound Quality, Superb Value. It even Has a Remote Control!!!!
Disadvantages: At This Price, None Worth Talking about.

I bought this amplifier on ebay as a backup for my other system. I only paid £60 for it and it has turned out to be the best bargain i have ever bought!!! This amplifier is rated at 65 watts per channel into 8 ohms and has plenty of power in reserve. ...

iiyama1000 02.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Cambridge Audio A 500

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Wonderful piece of kit

Advantages: Features, build, sound
Disadvantages: Fussy infra-red

I bought this amp because I wanted a replacement for my Sony one, which was getting very old. My criteria was something that had a remote control, 2 tape loops (since I have a CD recorder and minidisc recorder), and 2 sets of sepaker terminals. This was s ...

03bintls 03.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Marantz PM 4001

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Good looking, great sounding and very loud!

Advantages: Good looking, great sounding and very loud! lots of inputs and even a record-output!
Disadvantages: I can't think of any!

Great! Sounds awsome, Looks awsome, loud and robust! I have it in black which suits the rest of my setup, i use Whafedale Valdus 400 floorstanding speakers at 150 watts each (long term) and a mission M70c2 Centre speaker at 125 watts (long term) to bro ...

djspellbound 11.03.2008 · Read full review
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