Sunday, 01 June 1997
a small British audio component manufacturer, was started several years
ago by the one of the founding fathers of the REGA Planar turntable.
Today, Magnum is making their line of mosfet integrated, pre and power
amplifiers, CD players and loudspeakers available to audiophiles and
music lovers throughout the U.S. I was fortunate enough to procure the
MP 160 ($750 USD) preamplifier and the MF 160 ($750 USD) power
amplifier and have had the two pieces in and out of my audio system
over the last few months.
The MP 160 preamplifier is a slim-line unit featuring all single ended
inputs and outputs and boasts an internal power supply. The front panel
features an on/off switch, three buttons each (tape monitor, mute and
mono functions), an input selector along side balance and volume
controls. Also, to add even more value, the MP 160 comes not only with
a phono section but a user selectable ...