|CLONES Audio 25p Power Amplifier Review|
|Home Theater Power Amplifiers Stereo Amplifiers|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Tuesday, 29 July 2014|
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Set Up & Listening
The rest of the partnering gear was Darwin and Stager interconnects, Transparent speaker cable, a Simaudio 380D DAC/streamer, a Sony TC-350 reel deck, and both a Ciaudio and Tisbury passive preamp. Lastly, I used an Acoustic Zen Tsunami II power cord, and set the amp up on Symposium Rollerblocks.
The amp took a good two weeks to settle in. At first it was a bit reticent, and on the dry side. This was a newly built unit. After the short break in period, it exhibited a colorful tonal quality, with a very clean, liquid midrange, and rather surprisingly, deep and authoritative bass. I found the black background and quick transients addicting from the get go.