50 watts per channel into 8ohms from 40Hz-20kHz at no more than 0.08%THD Tuner/CD/Aux/Tape Frequency Response: 10Hz-60kHz +/- 3dB Phono MM RIAA Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz +/- 1dB Tuner/CD/Aux/Tape Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 90dB Phono MM Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 73dB Tuner/CD/Aux/Tape Input Sensitivity: 150mV Phono MM Input Sensitivity: 2.5mV
I bought this amp from Richer Sounds along with the Sherwood CD-3050R cd player. I bought them in the late 1990s and I get incredible sound using a pair of Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl edition speakers. The equipment has been boxed since I moved to Portugal in 2008 and when I set it up today, it still sounded superb. Sadly, I have to sell the amp, cd player and speakers as I don't have the room to leave it set up.
1 person found this review helpful.
By: Gary Verbickas
23rd May 2014
I bought one in 2000 from Richer Sounds and it has been a great amp. Sadly it has broken down. It shorts out, and there is a low buzz that comes out of the right channel. I have taken it to two repair shops here in Spain where I now live and they cannot find the replacement parts. I have a list of the parts it needs but cannot find them on E-bay. Because of this I cannot use my Mission speakers that sound so good with it so I`m reduced to using a small speaker system for computers, which I plug into the headphone output of my CD player. I would have given it a 5 rating but as it no longer works I can only give it 3. I also bought a Sherwood CD player the same year from Richers and that broke after a few years. The CD draw does not open. It has been the first time in my life that I have bought hi-fi that has broken down. I was a loyal customer at Richers and would“nt normally go anywhere else, but they don“t deliver abroad and decent equipment here in Spain is very expensive. A similar amp here costs about 100 Euros more than in the U.K.
By: Jay B
2nd September 2013
I purchased this amp for £149.99 from Richer sounds in 2000 and it still works in 2013!
This is a powerful amp pumping out 50 watts per channel.
This amp has a clear, powerful and wide sound stage with plenty of detail especially if coupled with a high quality source and high quality speakers.
This amp beats a lot of amps twice as expensive!
A truly great buy.
6 people found this review helpful.
"The Dog's Danglies"
6th February 2012
I've owned one of these for about 15 years. It's just about loosened up. Coupled with a pair of Mordaunt Short MS202s, it's simply unbeatable, especially for the price. I am praying that it keeps going forever as I would hate to have to replace it! Just brilliant!