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Sugden Masterclass ANV 50

Discussion in 'audio' started by simon g, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    There is not a single loudspeaker I've used the Masterclass ANV-50 with that has made the ANV-50 flinch. Masterclass ANV-50 feels as though it has a nuclear power supply as power delivery is instant and brutal :) It's an assault on bass drivers :cool: All in a nice way though while still retaining Sugden's signature presentation :)

    Simply remarkable :)
     
  2. PerF

    PerF Member

    Pretty much interesting if it rivals the A21
     
  3. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    They are absolutely clear that it's NOT a class A amp, but they don't think it matters because they think it sounds like one of their class A amps.

    So what we need is someone to listen to this new one and one of their Masterclass Class A amps in the same context -- I'd do it myself if they had a dealer near me, but there isn't one.
     
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  4. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I’m sure it sounds good regardless. Would like to have a listen but it’s out of price range and I already have two Sugden amps. If I was spending that much I’d have another A21SE.
     
  5. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    The Masterclass ANV-50 doesn't rival the A21 but exceeds the A21. As good as the A21 is however the Masterclass ANV-50 is light years ahead.
     
  6. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Which A21 are we talking about?
     
  7. gx502

    gx502 pfm Member

    Sugden specs state: Gross Weight (packed) 10kgs

    That sounds very light even for a quality class A/B amp.
     
  8. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock pfm Member

    Class J? Or is it Classkless?? :D
     
  9. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Yeah, everybody else hated it... ;)
     
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  10. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    It's pure class:cool:
     
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  11. Radfordman

    Radfordman pfm Member

    This tells all about class

     
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  12. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    The A21 line. A21 Signature and the A21SE.
     
  13. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    The A21 signature is the week A21 over the past 50 years. The SE is a cracking amp, much loved by Patrick at Sugden. If it sounds a lot better than that I would be surprised.
     
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  14. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    As good as the A21 and A21SE are however much to my surprise the Masterclass ANV-50 is light years ahead. Like I said the ANV-50’s power delivery is instant and brutal not to mention it’s transparency while still retaining Sugden’s signature presentation.

    The Masterclass ANV-50 marks a new approach for Sugden and long may it continue.
     
  15. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I’d love to have a listen to one, especially given it’s a different approach from them. Hope you’re selling a few.
     
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  16. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    If you're ever in our part of the world then you're more then welcome to have a look and listen to the Masterclass ANV-50.
     
  17. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    Where are you based?
     
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  18. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

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  19. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    Derby.
     
  20. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I'll stick with my A21 thanks, it's not possible to be "light years" ahead, slight exaggeration to say the least.
     

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