Now owned by Heinz…
I may be biased but i’d say the last interesting thing they made was the A1 in 1984.
I quite liked the A1000, which was the same circuit I think (Tim de P?), and was a ridiculous size and has big knobs. It was pleasingly absurd.
The first generation X series amps were OK XA-50 and XA-200. Still got a Mk1 A170 power amp somewhere.
I liked the very first series of amps Dr. Thomas, The Pre.
Different cct. Afaik
The MA50 mono’s were sweet - about the only MF item I’d be tempted to try again.
I still have my System Scale rule.
I had the Trivista integrated. Was a good amp, but you had to be careful with system matching ( no B&Ws )
One of the first good systems i heard used these in the early 80s
I had a few different X series MF amps, quite enjoyed them IIRC. The lozenge amps were very pretty too
I seem to recall Sodders going all-in with every single bloody component from the Xv3 series - perhaps he is shedding a tear
Who knew the meat men’s periods would sync up in agreement over Musical Fidelity?
I had an A1, it was great until my wanker flatmates broke it.
It used to get awesomely hot.
I never had an A1, but always wanted one. I used to have a B200, which was a bit more grunty, biased more to class B but still got bloody hot.
I have has two A1 amps, didn’t really like either of them, a bit gutless for my taste. I bought the second one as I thought the first might be a duffer. I have a MF Synthesis which is a much better amp.
I remember that, the name lit up on the front didn’t it ?
It does, 70w per channel with a MM and MC input. Too wide, effectively a The Pre and Dr Thomas in one box with a smaller power supply.
I will bring it to your bakeoff.
Yeah, that would be interesting