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"Dynamics were powerful, yet subtle when required, and fast. The quietness Iíd already noted let me hear a lot of detail -- real detail, not the fake detail created by goosing up the high frequencies. Speaking of the highs, they were open and extended, with plenty of sparkle."
"Orchestral color was just gorgeous, with fully developed harmonics making the RLP sound rich and natural. I recently auditioned a DAC that made it difficult to distinguish between the solo violin and cello. The PRE550A had no such problem. Orchestral violins had a rich sheen, with abundant high-frequency extension."
To hear how the YBA reproduced a solo instrument, I cued up Ottmar Liebertís One Guitar (24/96 FLAC, Spiral Subwave/HDtracks). The detailed realism the YBA PRE550A retrieved from this high-resolution recording was amazing. It reproduced the sound of Liebertís guitar incredibly well -- not only the notes, but also the extraneous noises inevitably produced by a guitar being played by a master. Notes were harmonically complete, attacks and decays were extremely lifelike, and some of the initial transients were startling in their forcefulness"
"YBAís Passion PRE550A lived up to its French origin by producing unfailingly beautiful, realistic sound. Its extended highs were gorgeously smooth, with nary a bit of peakiness. The midrange was very detailed and harmonically rich -- little to grumble about there. Very highly recommended."
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AUDIO ANALOGUE MAESTRO ANNIVERSARY INTEGRATED AMLIFIER
"Spoiler Alert: This integrated amp's sound is akin to an iron first in a silk glove. It was able to power the relatively inefficient Kharma Elegance dB7-S speakers with no problem whatsoever, with massive macro-dynamics swings, very powerful pitch stable and bottomless sounding bass, and at the same time could draw me into the music with whisperingly small shifts in microdynamics, and sparkling, detailed, and agile upper treble."
"This amp easily reproduced Van Morrison's distinctive voice (on "Astral Weeks"), to the point where I could easily imagine in my mind's ear him standing in front of the microphone in a padded sound booth in the studio."
"More importantly, the Maestro Anniversary sounded as transparent as any amplifier I've ever had in this system. It also acted as an as an almost perfect attenuator rather than an amplifier."
"Again, this is not an inexpensive amplifier; lots went into designing and building this sonic wolf in sheep's clothing. And yet it can be called affordable when comparing it to many other high-end integrated amplifiers."
Sonic & visual masterpieces handcrafted in Italy!
We are most honored to announce the Italian masterpiece, Audio Analogue,
is now available in the USA!
Featuring advanced circuit designs of ZERO Global Feedback and audiophile components to produce a transparent, shockingly dynamic sound with high resolution, a 3D soundstage and accurate harmonic tones for a lifelike musicality...and all wrapped in a sleek, contemporary chassis!
Maestro Anniversay 150w/ch "Dual-Mono Integrated"
2x600VA Custom Dual-Mono Transformers
Bellini Anniversary Dual-Mono Linestage
Donizetti Anniversary 250w/ch Dual-Mono Amplifier
2x1200VA Custom Dual-Mono Transformers
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