Not too many US media were at the SSI 2009 show in Montreal but some products brought by Grant Fidelity certainly caught the reporter's eyes! In Rick Becker's words - "The Grant Fidelity room was a treasure trove of gems."
Read EnjoytheMusic.com show report here
On the recently finished Salon Son & Image show in Montreal, we unexpectedly received some exposure from Stereophile on one of the Grant Fidelity tube amp.
On the left is the picture taken by Stereophile reporter Robert Deutsch and his original post can be read here.
In the pictured setup, the Grant Fidelity A-534 300B SET tube amp has been all geared up with top of the line tubes, including:
Recitfier tube is the stock Shuguang generic clear glass 5U4G. With all the above mentioned top-of-the-line tubes, A-534 Upgrade Version is priced at US$2,500 compared to original listing price of US$1,979, but you are getting a real 300B champion amp that produces magic sound for many years to come.
It sounds odd to use a $800 solid state amp to drive a pair of $5000 speakers, but hey, audiophiles do all kinds of things that we cannot always rationale :)
Recently Ian Grant of Grant Fidelity had a chance to audition a few amps that Grant Fidelity carries and one pleasant surprise we found is that: the Jungson JA-88E ClassA/B (80wpc) solid state amplifier can drive the famous Harbeth HL5 effortlessly and produces music magic!
The complete home-made review written by Ian is here: http://grantfidelity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=319
Jungson JA-88E new stock has also just arrived. It is priced recession-proof at US$800 only and it sounds fantastic! If you are considering to have a new solid state amp without hurting your wallet, look no further than the Jungson JA-88E!