Saturday, June 7, 2014


The Delta 60 is a 50 watt/channel minimalist amp with neutrality, musicality and dynamics. I never showed you the first one, which I used through the winter with the Regas, probably because it was made in 1988, and seemed so visually bland to me a first. I opened this new one (picked up Friday) to change fuses and was impressed by the fit, finish and construction quality. I wish Arcam still made amps that looked like this, but the simple elegance of the Delta has grown on me, and it sounds amazing. I've also been using an Arcam Alpha, from the early nineties, rated at 40 watts/channel to drive the Monitor Audio Sevens at the uptown office. It's a bit chintzier looking, but sounds very nice too.

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