What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Tue, 4 Jun 2013, 10:27am

Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Communicator

Tested at £160
100100
5

The box may be basic but the sound is anything but – highly recommended

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For

  • Excellent timing
  • Class-leading detail
  • Fast

Against

  • Basic build
  • Not the last word in weight

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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