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Marantz PM-14S1 SE
3.3
(1)
£2,099.00
2 years ago
A little excited about the reviews of Marantz stereo amplifier so I'll have to put in one. I've always wanted to try a Marantz some time to hear what they're going for. One has read a lot about them and their sound character and now that I got the chance to buy one for a good price, I hit. Yes, what should you start? Building quality is among the best I've ever seen. Absolutely wonderful. Have read many times "built like a tank" when people have described amplifiers on foreign forums and even own a couple who have been mentioned with those words. But those amplifiers feel almost fancy in quality when compared to this. PM14S1 makes the reasons for those words. The noise then? Lung and tidy with a pretty full bottom. Nice treble reproduction. A bit polite in their game style and not much that stands out. Really good stereo perspective. Simply warm and nice impression. Should I complain about something, it's fine then. That sometimes it feels a little nice. But you should not reject that statement as if it would be boring in any way, since it has its advantages in that you can listen to most things without being listened to. Maybe not that real tonalness in the bass all the time. Compared to Hegel, Hegel is somewhat better in that area with its higher damping factor. Marantzen is also not as transparent as Hegel and many other brands are. If you are looking for an amplifier that is easy-listening, you have it in PM14S1. Overall, a very nice and qualitative amplifier. Does not give full rating because it could have been a bit stronger. Watt is not all but with a little more power the selection of speakers had to match the amplifier with being larger. And because it lacks balanced entries.
Supra JenTech HDMI - HDMI High Speed with Ethernet 1m
3.8
(1)
2 years ago
Neutral color that easily melts against light walls and furniture. Works well. Fair price.
LG GP60NB60
3.8
(1)
£12.00
2 years ago
Obtained this to be able to rip CDs. It makes the job perfect. It does not sound very much. Small, thin and smooth. The price can not be complained either.
D-Link DGS-105
4.4
(3)
£15.99
2 years ago
Have no problems with mine. Small, smooth, good mount for the network cables and it feels solid with its metal chassis.
Van den Hul The D-352 Hybrid 2x5.23mm
4.3
(23)
3 years ago
Did not find this on solder in Sweden so I ordered it from England for about 280 kr meter. In Sweden, I could only get it terminated and then it costs almost 5000kr for 2x3m which was the length I needed.
Nordost Leif Purple Flare 2Banana - 2Banana (pair) 3m
3.3
(1)
3 years ago
Aesthetically appealing! :-)
Audioquest Cinnamon USB A - USB B 2.0 5m
4
(2)
£169.00
6 years ago
*Edited 3 years
Works well!
System Audio Mantra 50
4.5
(6)
6 years ago
*Edited 3 years
Have owned these for more than 3 years with a Hegel H-160 pair 2 years ago. Also has a pair of Dynaudio Excite X-34s, which are also driven by the 160's. Mantra is a difficult speaker to let go of. It has a vividness that excite does not come close to. It plays more openly, more dynamic and engaging. Instrument has a natural sound. It paints a sound image with good instrument separation and a rocky focus on everything that happens in the music. Particularly good at rock / metal and acoustic music. What I can feel is that sometimes it's going to get well sprained and dry in order to deliver voices. The evening strained. This depends in part on the amplifier that tightens the tight hold. Had previously Hegel H-80 where I experienced voices a bit softer and warmer than I do with 160 together with Mantra. So finding a good matching amplifier for Mantra is A and O to make it sound as good as possible. Excite feels in pure comparison like to embed everything in cotton. Soft, not the same attack, and feels a bit gray with mainly metal. Simply, not as fun and fun as Mantra. On the other hand, I think Excite sounds a bit better with less demanding music, where Mantra can be a bit thin in his play. Two different speakers with different qualities that have their own game styles. In the end, it's what you prefer and which amplifier you have to control your choice / outcome.
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