Tuesday, 9 November 2021

UK AUDIO SHOW 2021 - SOUND OF THE SHOW AWARD - HEGEL / AMPHION / REGA

 

Well here we go again.  Small room, small speakers, simple system, great sounds.  This seems to be a pattern at hifi shows now.  Hegel and Amphion team up and go for something that's realistic, straightforward, compact and just right for the size of the room (matching equipment to the room works - exhibitors please note!).  The little £1200 Amphion Argon 1, fed by a Rega RP8 turntable through the Hegel V10 phono and integrated amp / streamer (not sure if 120 or the 190 version) connected via Audiomica cables was effortlessly musical - no harshness, no significant boominess in the room, great subtlety to vocals, nicely balanced imaging and bass depth that belie the size of the little white standmounts.

Compact, sensibly priced, domestically easy on the eye and very musical. Superb.


 

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