Audiolab's latest stereo amp shows plenty of muscle, but how does it compare to the class-leaders?
The D 7050 is a clever design, but it’s up against some tough competition, not least its cheaper sibling
Best stereo amp £600-£1000, Awards 2012. The fast, articulate and agile Cyrus sound is present and correct in the 6a – but it lacks energy compared with newer rivals
Pairing the Quad Elite Pre with the Elite Stereo produces well-balanced sound but just lacks an edge
If you're looking for a powerful but subtle amplifier, then the NAD C275BEE power amp, paired with the matching C165BEE preamp does the trick
The rich, creamy character may well endear some potential buyers, but the competition might offer you so much more...