Our Verdict 
The box may be basic but the sound is anything but – highly recommended
For 
Excellent timing
Class-leading detail
Fast
Against 
Basic build
Not the last word in weight
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It doesn’t look like much and it doesn’t feel like much, but the Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 ‘Communicator’ is a brilliant little box. It keeps things simple: it’s a moving-magnet phono stage, with one set of inputs and one set of outputs.

Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator

Graham Slee makes no bones about the “low cost anodized aluminium enclosure” – this is all about high quality sound on a budget. And it delivers.

Timing is excellent, listening to Four Tet the rolling rhythm pulls us in to the track and the level of detail keeps us hooked, revealing intricacies we might not have heard before.

It’s fast, organised and dynamic, too – although you will get a bit more power and weight from (more expensive) rivals.

Gram Amp 2 Communicator: verdict

Low on frills, high on quality, Graham Slee's aptly-named Communicator comes highly recommended.

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