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Atoll?

Discussion in 'audio' started by ciderglider, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    I am interested in Atoll amps, in particular the IN200 SE. I have not found much about them on the Web, but the reviews I have found suggest the bass they provide is not the tightest. Anyone here have experience with Atoll? My current amp is a Hegel H70, with Spendor SP1/2e speakers.
     
  2. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    I had an IN80 for 10 years. Good sound but unexceptional and badly built.
    I’d give their products a wide berth now.
     
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  3. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    No prolonged experience but I was not impressed by their stand at Munich. Other stands using the sam model of booth managed much better.
     
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  4. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    yes i have been reading about the atoll cd200 and IN200 signature , fascinating company whose chassis are made in brittany , front panels in Lorraine , motherboards in the Pays Basque and power supplies in the Rhone region . even the packaging is made in France . they sell in 34 countries around the world . there is a review in HI Fi critic july sept 2019

    https://www.hificritic.com/store/p144/hificritic-vol12-no-4.html

    the review was very positive
     
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  5. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    I've ordered the HIFi Critic review. Will the back issue be worth the £10 they charge for it? My interest in Atoll was sparked by the fact their amps provide an HT bypass, and there's a local dealer. The Hegel H90 also provides HT bypass at a similar price, but no local dealer.
     
  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    yes , the price is well worth it , i pay 75 quid for a years sub for 4 copies !
     
  7. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    The review of the Atoll equipment is indeed quite favourable, although the reviewer is Chris Frankland, the advocate of the Linn Basik cartridge.

    Looking at the specs for the Atoll amps, they have an optional MM/MC phono module, which has an input impedance of either 47k or 100k. That sounds a bit odd to me; the input impedance for an MC input is usually a few hundred Ohms. Is the impedance offered by the Atoll going to be a problem? My cartridge recommends a loading of greater than 20 Ohms.
     

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