High-end hi-fi purists tend to frown upon the concept of integration. Multiple boxes, each dedicated to an individual task have long been promoted as the way to get the best sound.
Such thinking ends up with some fabulous sounding systems, but also a box count that could easily reach into double figures. If you want all the quality without the quantity, Audio Research’s new integrated amplifier, the GSi75, might just be the answer.
This single unit – admittedly the size of a baby hippo – packs pre and power amplifier sections, a MM/MC phono stage, fully specified digital-to-analogue converter and a carefully considered headphone amp circuit.
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