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Custom Design Milan 4 (hi-fi) review

Small is beautiful, and this neat little equipment rack from Custom Design proves the point with its accomplished performance Tested at £470.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

It's got a fast and agile sound, but newer rivals have overtaken it


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    Fast, agile, dynamically superb

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    tonally balanced

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    very compact


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    Lacks some subtlety and detailing

Small, but perfectly formed from wood and glass, the Custom Design Milan 4 snugly encases our Cyrus CD 6 SE and Moon i-3RS test kit.

Our rig deals out a meaty, full-bodied, fast-paced sound with a centralised soundstage. There's good treble, responsive midrange and punchy bass, but compared with some it lacks subtlety and detailing.

Its rivals have closed the gap, and as a result it loses a star.

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