Amp upgrade


New member
Aug 10, 2019
My current set-up is:

Amp: Audio Analogue Puccini SE

CD: Musical Fidelity A3.2

Speakers: Triangle Zerius

Cables/Interconnects etc: all good quality i.e. not a weak link

I've been running this system for quite a few years now and think it's time for a bit of an upgrade. I think the amp is the current weak link (i think it's a bit short on power). This is especially noticeable with low frequencies. I've been extremely impressed with my MF CD player and believe MF products generally represent excellent value for money. I was on the verge of buying a KW500 (overkill I know, but at £900 it was a no-brainer) but the sale fell through.

I think a more sensible option would be the A5; plenty of power and readily available for under £700 (now that A5.5 is out).

What do people think? I haven't upgraded for a while so am a little out of touch with current products...

Ketan Bharadia

New member
Jun 7, 2007
We haven't reviewed the A5, but suspect it could well be what you are looking for. It is certainly worth a listen. Other options would be Naim's Nait 5i (italic) and Exposure 3010s. Both would give you a punchier, more exciting sound than the Puccini SE.


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