Integrated Stereo Amplifier
Power output: 90 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 5Hz to 120kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.008%
Damping factor: 70
Input sensitivity: 0.17mV (MC), 2mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MC), 92dB (MM), 100dB (line)
Output: 150mV (line)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 430 x 148 x 372mm
Price: GBP £230 (1991)
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Reviewed Jul 28th, 2015 by nottocaluap
I picked one of these up from eBay for a mere Â£40 and it is the best Â£40 I have spent so far this year. This amp is simply amazing. The 90 watts of power deliver incredible punchy sound and it goes seriously loud without losing the plot. I have it connected to my DCM Timeframe TF-250's and TF-275's and it drives them wild in the best possible way. I am not running them at the same time, I just used A and B to compare them. I cannot find a single bad thing to say about this. My PL-L1000 / Ortofon Vivo red sounds sensational, creating a huge soundstage that is both warm and wide. If you are on the lookout for a solid performer without a huge price tag then get searching for one of these. I am now going to go on eBay and see how many I can get so I can use them in multiple systems I have around the house.
P.S - I was using a NAD 7130 reciever and this has completely blown it out of the water and I loved that NAD every day that I used it. It even puts my A-400 to shame with ease and that is no easy task !
Reviewed Nov 24th, 2012 by Smoke Screen
This UK specialities have beefed up transformers
and slightly enhanced poweramps compared to the
stuff Sony sold at the time on the continent in
the normal Midfi-Section of their programme.
However the phonosection is still not on par
qualitywise with say a TA-F55 from 1984. The
sacrifice of balance and tone controls can not
compensate for this fact. Nevertheless the 540E
is a good amp in british purist style.