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Audio Analogue Maestro Anniversary

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

The Audio Analogue Maestro Anniversary integrated amplifier has been praised for its design, sound quality, and overall performance by numerous reviewers.


The design of the Maestro Anniversary integrated amplifier is rather unique and attractive, with impressive heat sinks and a distinctive front panel. It's also quite large and heavy, with a width just shy of 18" and a depth of about two feet. Its appearance is described as very fashionable and understated, with an impressive 1/4" engraved front panel that contributes to its overall aesthetic appeal. It also comes with an intuitively laid-out aluminum encased remote that is comfortable to hold.


In terms of sound quality, the Maestro Anniversary is known for its powerful performance, described as an "iron fist in a silk glove." It can power relatively inefficient speakers with ease, showcasing massive macro-dynamic swings, powerful and stable bass, and detailed, agile upper treble. The amplifier's sound is also characterized by its chameleon-like character, seemingly changing to serve the music it is reproducing.



In a review setup, the Maestro Anniversary integrated amplifier was used with different speaker cables during the audition period, including models by Cardas, Kharma, Kimber Kable, Art Audio, and DH Labs. It was found that all these cables provided a good sonic picture of the amplifier, with Kharma's own brand of speaker cable being the best suited for the review.


A notable aspect of the Maestro Anniversary is its ability to reproduce recordings with high fidelity. For example, it handled the complex musical textures and nuances in Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" album with great precision and sensitivity, easily reproducing the distinctive voice and instrumentation, and creating an immersive listening experience.


The Maestro Anniversary amplifier has a rich sound that is said to be perfect for those who appreciate both power and musicality in their audio equipment.


In terms of build quality, the Maestro Anniversary integrated amplifier is noted for its solid construction, with a well-designed chassis and high-quality components. The amplifier also features a user-adjustable feedback control, allowing you to fine-tune the sound of the amplifier to your liking.


However, it's important to note that while the reviews are largely positive, the final sound quality will depend on the synergy with your existing audio equipment and the listening room acoustics. The Maestro Anniversary integrated amplifier has the potential to significantly enhance your audio system, but as with all high-end audio equipment, individual preferences and system compatibility play a key role in the overall listening experience.


I hope this review helps in your decision-making process. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!


Technical Specifications

Channels

2

RCA Inputs

3

XLR inputs

2

Input impedance

47KOhm

Maximum input signal

6Vrms

Power on 8Ω load

150W @ 1% THD + N

Power on 4Ω load

300W @ 1% THD + N

Power on 2Ω load

500W @ 1% THD + N

Sensitivity(8Ω output nominal power)

​720Rrms

Frequency Response(Att. 0dB, -3dB band)

90KHz

Output resistance(2Ω nominal power and 1kHz)

0.2Ohm

Input Noise(Band limits 0Hz-80kHz/A-weighted)

=20µV/=10µV

SNR

=100 dB

Standby power consumption(230VAC)

0.7W

Dimensions(HxWxD)

168x450x550 mm

Weight

31 Kg

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