Sugden Reviews – Media

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Sugden’s A21SE Signature Integrated Amplifier: Simply Stated, Simply Wonderful – 22nd August 2016

“I just don’t see how you can go wrong with this great integrated from across the pond. It takes me where I want to be when I listen to music.” Dennis Russo, Critical Blast.

Critical Blast

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Sugden A21SE Phono Stage Two Phono Pre-Amplifier – 6th February 2014

“The A21SE has a meaning and a dimension as a completion of a system which includes a modern integrated amplifier without a phono stage, or as an instrument to make appreciate our vinyl records. .” Giuseppe Trotto, ReMusic.

ReMusic

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Sugden Masterclass MPA-4 Symmetrical Balanced Mono Block Class ‘A’ Power Amplifiers – 11th December 2013

“After my, although brief, listening session I’ve got a precise idea of the MPA-4 which I would define material and musical. I get rid of the mono blocks with regret. It hasn’t been that simple writing this article because I was swept by listening instead of analysing.” Francesco Taddei, ReMusic.

ReMusic | The best audio media | Italy

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Sugden Masterclass Series Update – 21st June 2013

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine News Article by Greg Borrowman on the Sugden Masterclass FPA-4 Pure Class ‘A’ Power Amplifier.

AVHub – Australian Hi-Fi Magazine

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Sugden Sapphire DAP-800 Digital Analogue Pre-Amplifier & Sugden Sapphire FBA-800 Floating Bridge Pure Class ‘A’ Stereo Power Amplifier – June 2013

French review by Antoine Gresland, Ecoutez Voir.

Ecoutez Voir | French A/V Magazine

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Pictured Above: Sugden Sapphire DAP-800 Digital Analogue Pre-Amplifier; Below: Sugden Sapphire FBA-800 Floating Bridge Pure Class ‘A’ Stereo Power AmplifierSUGDEN SAPHIRE FBA-800_01 WS

Sugden Sapphire Series – 20th May 2013

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine News Article, Greg Borrowman.

AVHub – Australian Hi-Fi Magazine

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Sugden Mystro Precision Monitor – 18th February 2013

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine News Article, Greg Borrowman.

AVHub – Australian Hi-Fi Magazine

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Sugden Mystro Integrated Amplifier – 6th December 2012

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine News Article, Greg Borrowman.

AVHub – Australian Hi-Fi Magazine

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Sugden Fusion 21 CD Player – 24th October 2012

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine News Article, Greg Borrowman.

AVHub – Australian Hi-Fi Magazine

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Sugden Masterclass HA-4 Pure Class ‘A’ Headphone Amplifier – 2nd July 2012

Australian Hi-Fi Magazine News Article, Greg Borrowman.

AVHub – Australian Hi-Fi Magazine

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Sugden Masterclass HA-4 Headphone Amplifier – July 2012. It scores 59/60.

“Sugden perfectly meets the demanding specifications. And what better amplifiers, well-designed and matched polarized class A, without against feedback to animate the atria of the helmet and move the listener lesventricules? The combination of between benefactors and Grado Sudgen a delight for the ears.” Philippe David, Imaginehome.com.

Imaginehome.com | French | Sugden Masterclass HA-4

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Sugden Mystro Integrated Amplifier – 14th February 2011

“Based on our sighted listening, we’re happy to concur with that, having enjoyed both the firm bass and the clear, crystalline treble, plus the spring-water-pure midrange in between. There’s a lovely balance between vocals and instruments and the very good imaging helps maintain the illusion of real live performers sitting between and beyond the loudspeakers.” Richard Black, Tech Radar AV.

Tech Radar AV | Sugden Mystro Review

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Sugden Fusion 21 Precision Compact Disc Player – February 2011

“The Sugden always emphasised the rhythmic basis and enthralled with fascinating richness of detail. So, the Fusion 21 definitely has some say in the digital sector – and it does so in two ways: as converter it prompts external sources; as a player it sets the standard in its class.”  Hans-Ulrich Fessler, wbs-acoustics.com.

WBS Acoustics | Play British

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Sugden Mystro Integrated Amplifier

“LIKE: Lively and highly convincing music-making that keeps feet tapping and hearts pounding.”
“WE SAY: We’re happy to report that this is one very musically minded amp.” Hi-Fi Choice.

Hi-Fi Choice | Passion for Sound

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Sugden LS21 Two-way tuned quarter wave design – 16th September 2010

“Summing up, then, Sugden’s debut on the loudspeaker market, in the form of LS21, is an important address in that the end result deviates from the horizon of standard expectations. The LS21 doesn’t just repeat what others do. It possesses a distinctive sonic character, and speaks, more strongly than many other speakers, with its own voice.” Inner Audio Magazine.

inner-magazines.com

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Sugden Mystro Integrated Amplifier & Mystro Compact Disc Player – September 2009

“The Mystro [amplifier] has an untroubled naturalness, a real sense of immediacy and presence, the sort of élan you expect to carry a much higher ticket price.” “Unless you are spending several multiples of the amplifier’s price, you would be hard-pressed to find anything with the same mix of genuinely high-end qualities.” Hi-Fi+

Hi-Fi+ | Issue 67

imaginhome.com

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Sugden A21a Series 2 Integrated Amplifier – 18th February 2009

“A few days into my critical listening, the Sugden’s real strengths became apparent: It sounded consistently sweet and dependably comfortable, in the mould of the great class-A amps of the late 1970s and early 1980s”. Art Dudley, Stereophile.

Stereophile | A21ai Series 2 Integrated Amplifier

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Sugden A21a Series 2 Integrated Amplifier – 11th January 2009

“Remember: we’re talking about an amp made by salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen who can’t be bothered with the nonsense attached to specialty audio. They’ll never shout about the A21a, any more than they boasted about their own pioneering efforts in making Class-A technology available to the masses. And this is behaviour which makes the Sugden A21a the best-kept secret in British hi-fi.  Bar none.” HomeTheatreReview.com.

Home Theatre Review | Sugden A21 Amp Reviewed

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Sugden Masterclass LA-4 Line Pre-Amplifier & Sugden Masterclass MPA-4 Balanced Mono Block Power Amplifiers – 11th January 2009

“As if to confirm everything positive that’s be written about Class A operation, the Sugdens are eerily free of a certain type of peculiarly solid-state irritant. There’s little in the sound to suggest the onset of fatigue, especially a grain-free top end with a sweet richness that, frankly, is out of fashion in the digital era, when a whole generation of lobotomised cretins is being bred to regard MP3 sound as acceptable.” HomeTheatreReview.com.

Home Theatre Review | Sugden Masterclass Preamp and Mono Amps Reviewed

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Sugden Masterclass IA-4 Pure Class ‘A’ Integrated Amplifier & Sugden Masterclass PDT-4 Precision Digital Transcriptor – August 2008

“As solo performers these two Sugden pieces impress with very respectable performances. Use them together and they really shine with excellent greater-than-the-sum-of-the-parts synergy, opening a sizeable window onto the musical performance.” Michael Wong, AudioEnz.

AudioEnz | Sugden Masterclass IA-4 anmd PDT-4

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Sugden A21a Series 2 Integrated Amplifier – 1st March 2008

“The Sugden A21a has, we’re glad to say, managed to up its game without losing its magic touch in the communication department. It may not be as romantic as its forebear, but it’s still pretty sweet by most standards. This, combined with the wholesale improvement in looks and build, means that it remains as potent a force for musical good as ever.” tech.co.uk staff.

Tech Radar AV | Sugden A21aL Series 2 Review

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Sugden A21SE Pure Class ‘A’ Integrated Amplifier – February 2008

“Should you favour realism, body, musical flow and rich mids i.e. fatigue-free purity and black backgrounds this amp is among the best I’ve yet encountered. I’m certain in fact that many a diehard valve fiend would go wild over this semi-conductor machine.” Jorg Dames, Fairaudio.de

Fairaudio.de | sixmoons.com

Review translated in English by arrangement with fair audio.de.

6moons.com

Review in original German Version.

fairaudio.de

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Sugden A21a now in mkII guise – 15th August 2007

“Listening to our latest demonstration unit we are glad to report that none of the old charm has been compromised. However, expect greater dynamics with better bass handling, especially when things are getting busier. Also with the improved current drive you have a much bigger choice of matching speakers.”

Audio Images | audioimages-hifi.com

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Sugden A21SE Pure Class ‘A’ Integrated Amplifier – July 2006

“In conclusion, the A21SE is the most musical, involving SS amplifier I’ve yet to hear and at £2,000, it would get my BEST BUY and RECOMMENDED awards. I’d also implore anyone with reservations about the 30 watts output to demo the amp in their own system or with speakers of a similar sensitivity to their own – I think they’d probably have their preconceptions quashed, and don’t forget the bass you get from the A21SE is all finest Class A with no biasing into AB to muddy the water and bolster the output rating. I’ll be sorry to return the A21SE.” Chris Redmond, Dagogo.

Dagogo | Sugden A21SE Integrated Amplifier | A Unique Audiophile Experience

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