SUGDEN A21AL SERIES 2 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER

The board is very easily retrofitted to a line only integrated amplifier. What I have before me is a made-in J. The active preamplifier section of the A21a has also been changed for the new model: Dimensions — 92mm x mm x mm HWD. The three separate circuit boards are connected with silver aviation grade cable. Other customers matched this Amplifier with Cary Audio SLI integrated amplifier.

Further improvements have achieved significant enhancement of performance and the amplifier has been rebranded as the Sugden A21a Series 2. But stick on something more weighty, such as the beats of Missy Elliott, and you can hear the limitations of those 20 watts. But if the result is worth the candle, so to speak, then it’ll have been a worthwhile sacrifice. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Giving the Sugden a final crack with Tannoy’s pretty efficient Glenair 10 speakers reviewed last month reveals that they make a great pairing. The result is the A21a is an exceptional amplifier with a musical three-dimensional sound stage that will give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment. Cambridge Audio Edge A integrated amplifier.

The preamplifier section has also been completely reconfigured and sited behind the fascia in order to reduce the length of the signal path.

This preserves the integrity of the waveform continuum and banishes so-called switching distortion. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

Leave this field blank. Its origins are the A21 followed by the A21a series which started production in It may not be as romantic as its forebear, but it’s still pretty sweet by most standards. Sugden A21 Signature Integrated Amplifier.

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This worked well enough, although I observed that most of the Sugden’s very generous gain is apparently provided by its power-amp stage. As it was succinctly described by Gordon J. No centre detent for the balance setting. It’s not just a facelift, though – the chassis is 50 per cent thicker and made out of a single piece for increased rigidity. In my smaller 12′ by 19′ room, the Sugden drove a much kinder load: They make amusing reading, though one referring back to them must accept that it was the tenor of the times which allowed a writer to describe the amplifidr as “the integratex in the woodpile”.

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Which is a step forward in terms of fidelity and one we integratted, but it does bring this amp a bit closer to the norm. Recording of February Records to Die For Music seemed minutely louder and more present when both speaker leads were reversed, hot for ground.

Amplifidr the simple act of turning it off and moving it from one system to another caused the amp to lose a little ground: The result is the A21a is an exceptional amplifier with a musical three-dimensional sound stage that will give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment.

The result is the A21a is an exceptional amplifier with a musical three-dimensional sound stage that will give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment. If you want to bomb the bass, then there’s no substitute for power. Anachrophiles will be both pleased and dismayed, the latter response being elicited by the aforementioned list of gains.

The result is that full or nearly full power is available under a greater range of operating conditions. The A21a Signature continues to be hand made and individually tested. Music Menlo ‘s Creative Capitals. Other customers matched this Amplifier with At the same time the mono and tape loop switching and the balance control were deleted enabling improvements to the pre-amplifier circuit by sugdn signal paths. Only after my time with the amplifier was up did I learn that the original Quad ESL is one of the references used by Sugden themselves.

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The original A21a model was in production between toa facelift version between toand the A21a Series 2 between and The Sugden A21a has, we’re glad to say, managed integrsted up its game without losing its magic touch in the communication department.

Sugden Audio A21a Series 2 Pure Class ‘A’ Integrated Amplifier

The three separate circuit boards are connected with silver aviation grade cable. It’s still hardly a bone-cruncher in power terms, but its Class A operation means that when it runs out of steam it does so in a far smoother style than Class AB amps, which is why low-powered valve amps get away with so much.

At the far right are a yellow LED and power-on button. But stick on something more weighty, such as the beats of Missy Elliott, and you can hear the limitations of those 20 watts.

Those dimensions are what you’d allow for a conventional, cool-running, minimalist solid-state integrated, and yet the A21a lacks no functions; by design requires that horizontal amplifie dispersion running along its sides.