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Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Rare. Superb Audiophile Sound. Very Musical

Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Rare. Superb Audiophile Sound. Very Musical
Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Rare. Superb Audiophile Sound. Very Musical
Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Rare. Superb Audiophile Sound. Very Musical

Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Rare. Superb Audiophile Sound. Very Musical
I have a theory that many British amplifiers of this period - mid 90s to ealy 2000s were engineered better than they should have been for the price point they were offered at. Reason being: CD was dominating music playback and the CD players of the time sounded pretty bad so the amp makers were trying to compensate for the poor sound of early CD. And the only way to do that was to make really great sounding amps. Now that DAC technology has improved so much we can return to these classic amps and hear what they are really capable of. It has all the detail and resolution you could wish for but it has a magic trick as well - most high end stuff is harshly revealing of the nasties that often exist in pop records, the compression, loudness and distortion they add to make those records sound'better' on ear buds and iPods. Things that have us audiophiles gritting our teeth. But this amplifier, whilst it doesn't gloss over all that, manages to cut through to the musical heart somehow. You can listen to well recorded classical and it is absolutely delightful - harpsichord, wonderful; but you can also play mainstream, highly processed material and enjoy it just as much, in a different way. I don't know how Orelle managed this. It is unique in my experience.

The sweetness of the treble is perhaps the best I have ever heard. It also majors on timbre, tonal colour, which is important to me and its resolution of low level detail is outstanding. Pretty much ticks all the boxes in what I look for in an audiophile component in fact. The last time I saw one of these is when they made them. So beacuse people don't know how good it is I made a video clip to try to demonstrate the excellent sound of the amp; with the caveat that they were recorded with a hot shoe mic, so the camera pre-amp is involved and, well, YouTube, but I think the clips give an idea of the quality.

I must say this amp is particularly strong on the resolution of low level ambient detail, which can make listening to well recorded material so involving - string overtones, musicians moving about, flautists' breath, finger plucks and guitar string squeaks. All those kinds of quiet spatial cues which deliver that sense of'being there' or of peering into the moment in which the performance happened. Indeed you are welcome to come around and have a listen to it if you are able to. You have fourteen days to try it out in your own system. The amplifier is in superb condition as you can see. Edit: found a cheaper courier quote. The item "Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Very Musical" is in sale since Saturday, September 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Sound & Vision\Home Audio & HiFi Separates\Amplifiers & Pre-Amps". The seller is "malcthepoet" and is located in Croydon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.
  • Colour: Black
  • Brand: Orelle
  • Number of Outputs: 1
  • Model: SA-100
  • Audio Inputs: AUX
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Power: 54 W
  • Type: Integrated Amplifier
  • Number of Inputs: 6

Orelle SA-100 British Amplifier. Rare. Superb Audiophile Sound. Very Musical