26 November 2023 | Adrian
These are truly exceptional speakers and perhaps the best way to experience the ATC sound signature. They are substantial but not overly so,fairly easy to position. I spent a fair amount of time experimenting with distance from the wall,toe in etc. In reality the end position was similar to the starting position which was a minor compromise between living room aesthetic and pure sound quality. They are neutral but not clinically so,there is a nice blend between studio clarity and warmth that makes listening enjoyable,non fatiguing. Bass is tight,has a physical presence but it is the mids that separate these speakers from the pack. I would describe these as non genre specific,they sound as good playing rock music as they do classical. They do have to be played at a decent volume to enjoy the clarity and depth they offer,and they donít make poor recordings sound like anything other than poor recordings. Feed them a good quality source file and they sing. Mine are linked to a Gold Note streamer as a Roon end point and it is as good a combination as I can realistically afford. Customer service,advice,from Peter at Igloo was first class making the whole experience pleasurable. I will have many happy years with these speakers with no itch to upgrade,so an expensive investment that will prove to be a shrewd one.
25 November 2023 | Timothy
Iíve been more than happy with Igloo Audio. My initial order arrived very quickly and they were very quick to respond to some follow up questions.
17 November 2023 | Jacek
After connecting to the Quad Artera, beautiful music flowed from the focal speakers, which although I knew it perfectly, I listened to it as if for the first time. The Eversolo DMP-A6 Master Edition is worth every penny. I would highly recommend.
28 October 2023 | Ian
Just to say that I am very happy with both the service that I received from Peter and team, my order was fulfilled with lightning speed and communication was excellent, the Eversolo dm6 master edition is everything I wanted and more, very happy customer. Thank you
23 October 2023 | Adrian
Great looking cartridge but above all great precision, a bit too early (needs to play for a few hours) but I'm happy now!
26 September 2023 | Rick
An excellent product provided with excellent service. Very speedy and efficient delivery. Brilliant product. Fairly easy to set up with the new app excellent sound quality and has become my go to music server
09 September 2023 | Damien
What a sonic feast for the ears. A good bump up in Bass, from previous models of Hifiman Headphones I have tried. The Soundstage is extremely expansive. You can hear absolutely everything and pick out the placement of instruments with everything being projected with extreme clarity. The Mids are beautifully clean and comforting. The highs don't seem as bright as other models from Hifiman. I really do enjoy the overall sound and it has made me want to check out a lot more of my collection trying these Headphones instead of listening via Speakers. Highly Recommend and are probably on par with models that are a lot more expensive. A must buy at this price range.
17 August 2023 | David
Bought these as a bit of a gamble, just read the reviews and took a chance without auditioning them. Good decision !
22 July 2023 | Tony
Not my first Maggie speaker. These truly are excellent sounding speakers. Take time place them correctly for best results and you won't be disappointed. The base in my small room is deep and punchy. Certainly gives boxes a good run for money. Add the size of the stage. Vocals are amazing. I'm using a Cambridge Audio Topaz SR10/ Rega Apollo R CD. These Maggies are hard to drive and the amp certainly lets me know. Time for more power. And even better sound quality.
13 July 2023 | Leigh
The reviews are right, this amp sounds great.
14 May 2023 | Steve
Wow, what can I say. I recently got back into vinyl after a 30+ year hiatus. After installing my Linn Sondek I knew I would want to treat her right by not torturing the Troika cartridge with grubby records so I picked up a Pro-ject VCS2 Alu, it sort of did the job on many LPs but it got awkward, the vaccuum was worryingly loud., the felt on the arm got wet which meant when the platter was slowing down during drying you had to retract the arm while the record was still moving otherwise you ended up with damp smudge marks on the vinyl. Also the results were not consistent so sometimes it felt like I was going through the motions for a shinier record but not necessarily a cleaner one. So I took my search online for something better and it seems there really is no better than the Degritter MKIi. It does everything, tells you everything and the results are amazing. I automatically clean every record I get now. I have cleaned records for a friend who has been over the moon with the results, infact he told me if had the chance to use one before he probably would have kept some of the records he sold on previously because of record noise. The most noticeable difference has been removing noise from both new and used records and pops from older records.
08 May 2023 | Mitch
I have been fitting my listening room with acoustic panels and using this mic in conjunction with Room Equalisation Wizard (free) to measure progress. The MiniDSp works perfectly, although one needs a full sized mic stand to place the mic at exactly the right positions. Operating instructions of both the mic and REW are good, but it is quite steep learning curve - good fun though!
19 April 2023 | David
The Exposure sounds fantastic! Fairly neutral, perhaps with a slight warmth. I upgraded from a more entry level Rotel integrated and whilst at 3x the cost you would expect a significant improvement, I was taken aback by the vast difference. Much greater clarity and definition, improved dynamics and soundstage width, and I can just hear so much more in recordings. At 75w (not huge) the amp still sounds and feels very capable and has decent grip on bass. The only problem is it has now got me thinking about upgrading other components in my setup to keep pace. At this price I genuinely cannot think of any negatives.
03 April 2023 | Mitch
Great headphones. Comfortable with an excellent sound particularly when used with equalisation from the RME ADI 2 DAC.
03 April 2023 | Mitch
The DAC is sonically transparent with a noise and distortion floor well below the threshold of hearing, so I do not think the sound can be bettered at any price. It is also remarkably versatile whatever the source.
26 March 2023 | Lyndon
Swapped from a non-filtering distribution strip; difference was immediately apparent. Blacker background, music has more depth front to back. Tracks have greater 3D; instruments appear 3 dimensional, rather than a collection of instruments pasted on to a 2D canvass.
21 March 2023 | Derek
The previous reviews here have gone into ample detail on the capabilities of these headphones. I'm early in my burn-in journey but these headphones are such a welcome upgrade from my previous classically driven headphones. The clarity is phenomenal, I've paired them with a Matrix Audio Elements x2 dac/amp/streamer and they're absolutely shining.
21 March 2023 | Derek
The element x2 streamer is a meticulously designed unit with exceptional sound and fantastic software, I plugged it in to my HDMI source (ARC), connected the network cable and it immediately sprang into action, did a self update to the latest-and-greatest firmware and then immediately got out of my way so I could get down to business.
27 February 2023 | Anthony
What can you say about Igloo audio that has not been said before. Kept up to date on the order received regular updates and arrived on time as communicated by the team at Igloo Audio. My go to Hi FI shop.
13 February 2023 | Jon
Took a few days to break them in but I love these headphones- great upgrade to my Grado 325e (and more comfortable). Service from Igloo was first class - arrived next day.
12 February 2023 | Reuben
Igloo Audio were superb from start to finish of this transaction. Outstanding communication, knowledge and before and after purchase care, offering their 5% on this my first purchase and delivery all the way to Argyle and Bute, Scotland free. The ATCSCM40 passives have transformed my system offering, more clarity, exposure, timing and insight into my chosen source subjects. I'm listening to mainly vocals, acoustic and amplified instrumentation through my speakers, therefore don't need bass heavy speakers, however these produce plenty. They do require more juice from the amplifiers, so definitely 150w per channel plus. The cabinet stand (angled and integrated), spikes and magnet grill are top notch and protect those stunning (made in England) drivers and beautiful 75mm mid (star of show make). The 3-way binding posts were a bit of a tight fit with my double x NBS jumpers, but all running superbly. These speakers also have spot on dimensions for smaller rooms and the cherry finish is better in the flesh than adverts. ATC also make registration available and warranty. Recommended A+++++
28 January 2023 | Justin
Was a day behind posting due to event over weekend but was very honest great comms great service thanks
15 January 2023 | Peter
Having read several reviews that were consistent in their very positive view of the Puritan, I decided to take the plunge and buy one. Any regrets? Absolutely not. This thing is quite simply superb in my system consisting of a WT Versalex, Leben CS600 and Harbeth P3s. It does what the maker claims and the reviews reflect. Very pleased.
12 January 2023 | Alan
Having purchased a Puritan PSM156 from Igloo and getting great results I decided to move all my mains cables to the Puritan classic. Igloo informed me that the cables would need to be made up but would arrive before Xmas (2022) as I ordered a week before Xmas. As promised the cables arrived on the 23rd, excellent service and they have made a difference, very pleased overall
02 January 2023 | Neil
I have maybe taken the slightly unorthodox choice of pairing the 3510 mono blocks with the Exposure 2510 integrated amp as opposed to using the 3510 pre amp. I have found that the mono blocks add more grip and authority to the 2510, with additional detail to the lower mid and bass frequencies with a pleasant feeling of effortlessness when turning the volume up.
05 December 2022 | Alan
Mains products are hit or miss but having several components with Toroidal Transformers I have been plagued but Transformer hum, watched a YouTube review of the PSM156 so took a chance, Igloo had a great deal and the unit arrived within a day or two. Plugged everything in and silence, no hum at all, then as I played some music I got improvement in detail, sound floor, cannot recommend enough
02 December 2022 | Ellis
I bought these whilst they were on offer from the original £2500 price. Whatís even better, on the first order from Igloo Audio, you can get 5% off when you sign up to their newsletter.
28 October 2022 | Andrew
Hi, after consulting with Peter at Igloo Audio I eventually took delivery of a pair of Graham Audio LS6f's (Chartwell monitors).
25 October 2022 | Neil
I have found the 2510 to be an excellent sounding amplifier and great value for the money. I have used it with high efficiency loudspeakers and have found the volume high enough, but those with harder to drive speakers may find they need more power than the 75wpc available. The sound is most expansive in the mid ranges with slightly rolled off treble and a nice thick sounding bass, although not the most detailed bass you'll find. Where this amplifier excels is it's beautiful tone, it's got the most amazing natural sound which is slightly warm - rather like a good valve amp. You can listen for hours without fatigue but still access all the dynamism, depth and soundstage of a high end amplifier.
04 October 2022 | Chi
High quality built, very pleasure my amps have new stands, very solid and stable, good sound as well.
02 October 2022 | Terence
My criteria for any loudspeaker is that it can reproduce acoustic instruments (and voices) with some degree of believability.
01 October 2022 | John
They do exactly what we wanted. The combination with our Spendor A2s sound fabulous in our little room.
25 July 2022 | Alex
This power supply with the gold note ph10 does what it saiys on the tin 2 phono ports for ppl that have 2 turntables .sound is good placement of power supply leave a good space from amp
13 July 2022 | Glynn
Recently purchased Elac Vela Speakers.
03 June 2022 | Simon
Great service from Igloo: excellent communication from Peter and swift delivery.
21 April 2022 | Richard
I have found the Puritan 156 to be a great success. I am running a Lumin streamer to a pair of monobloc valve amps and active stereo subs. The Puritan removed all hums and buzzes from the power amps and I perceive a noticeable 'tightening' of the bass - and perhaps a better soundstage too. And it is great to be able to run the entire system through one mains socket and be confident enough to leave it permanently switched on. Highly recommended.
05 April 2022 | William
I purchased these speakers on a sale or return basis, as they werenít available for dealer audition. I was particularly interested in both the vocal and acoustic instrument performance - I replacing my outgoing B&W 705 s2 speakers. Initially I was unconvinced, as seemed initially a little reticent at first, but as the days wore on they opened up and not only gave the characteristics I was looking for, but also a bigger soundstage than the B&Wís. They perform well with LP, CD & Streaming sources and work superbly with my Naim Nova (& Gold Note P10 in particular). The presentation gives real depth and placement of instruments, so that the overall performance is very satisfying. Thumbs up to Igloo for securing them and delivering so quickly..Excellent Customer Service.
01 April 2022 | Graham
Hifiman HE1000 SE almost as good as my Susvara ( also supplied by Igloo ) and much easier to drive . Great product , great service as always . Both highly recommended
11 January 2022 | Gareth
These speakers produce a highly detailed, elegant sound with surprising depth given how tiny they are. I adjusted tone settings on my Denon M38 (bass enhancement) and they performed much better. Expensive but if you want high quality detailed sound and you have limited space for speakers then these are outstanding.
10 January 2022 | Colin
A turntable upgrade has been long overdue and after speaking with Peter and taking into account my current system he recommended the Clearaudio Concept MC. The record player is a thing of beauty and so easy to set up. The build smacks of quality engineering so you know it is going to sound great. Within a few moments we were playing vinyl and the sound was amazing. The vocals came alive, with warmth and depth, with instruments clearly defined. Record after record was played and the enjoyment just got better and better. I cannot recommend this turntable highly enough.
06 January 2022 | Kevin
The Goldnote PH-10 arrived this morning is now up an running and I'm absolutely delighted with it. Despite the fact it will need to run in I have just played the Eagles "Hotel California" from the When Hell Freezes Over album. I have always considered this to be an good pressing but wow it has never sounded like this.
12 December 2021 | Christopher
This is a truly remarkable product in many ways. The build quality and finish are excellent; the very precise control it allows over your power amp without any hint of distortion and the pure transparency of the sound it produces are a joy to behold! Highly recommend an audition of this Preamp.....Superb!
08 November 2021 | Martin
There is a lot I could say about the ADOT kit, but for me the most important thing is that it provides a comprehensive, safe and reliable entrťe into into optical connection of audio equipment. There's a comprehensive Ďhow toí guide showing you how all the components connect. Most importantly, this is backed up by excellent support. I did need to talk to the support guy and he was very knowledgeable and helpful. And thatís the value here. Yes, you can buy the individual components more cheaply from electronics suppliers (and Amazon for that matter), but if you are new to this stuff you wouldnít have the Ďhow toí guide or the specialised audio/HiFi support.
27 September 2021 | Lynn
Iglooaudio supplied these headphobes in good time woth supeeb communications when DPD nearly dropped the ball by water damging the package...Igloo kept us well informed with the reassurance of assistance shpuld the product be defective.....Highly recommended!!
06 August 2021 | Mike
The Lindemann Limetree Bridge provides a high sound quality input to a good DAC for streaming from a NAS or on-line services. Matched with Graham Slee equipment (Majestic and Proprius) it sounds superb, and even matches in appearance.
01 August 2021 | Tony
excellent quality - robust
01 August 2021 | Tony
excellent sounding product - perfect for my purposes!
28 July 2021 | John
I ordered the CLEARAUDIO CONCEPT MC TURNTABLE PACKAGE & Cover from Igoo. Peter engaged me straightaway and discussed my requirements and explained as it was Made to Order there could be up to an 8 week wait. I was happy with this and Peter kept me updated through the process. The Items were delivered and I have to say it was well worth the wait. The Clearaudio is a brilliant piece of kit. The build quality is fabulous and it comes fully configured and is so easy to set up and get going. Literally just plug & play. I cannot recommend this product and Igloo highly enough.
14 May 2021 | Gordon
The BBC style monitor speaker seemed to fit my needs - retro style, emphasis on clarity but with just enough bottom end. After reading several online reviews I decided to buy without auditioning, safe in the knowledge that Peter at Igloo Audio would let me return if I was unhappy. Well the speakers are everything and more than I could have wished for. More lower frequencies than I expected, super clean mids. Solid and beautifully made in the UK. Very impressed not only with the speakers but also with the service and advice from Peter at Igloo. Many thanks.
04 May 2021 | Steven
This is a well built and substantial unit . Initial impressions are an overall improvement to clarity, timing and a sense of ease to the sound that makes listening fun. Improvement to percussive sounds, particularly drums, cymbols and piano are marked.
01 May 2021 | Barry
My first experience with these cables was with my Puritan mains purifier and I was impressed with the build and the cable didnít seem to restrict the performance of the other cables plugged into the Puritan mains purifier. The rest of my system uses Gutwire mains cables, which have proven a good match in general, but I was struggling to get a balanced sound from my Gold Note DS-10 with PS-10 and Iíve found digital components to be highly affected by physical isolation and mains, so I decided to try this Puritan cable. After a few hours burn-in the Gold Note is noticeably more balanced with a generally more realistic presentation. I compared Dave Brubeckís Time Out to my reference 45rpm vinyl edition and the Gold Note was suddenly much closer to the ideal tonal balance and more able to hint at the nuances in every instrument that the vinyl front-end so readily serves up. A great value solution to a distracting problem. Mains cables are very component and system specific so it may or may not work for you, but if you have a similar problem, itís a relatively low cost way to try and treat it.
01 May 2021 | Simon
Superb service from Igloo as usual.
11 April 2021 | Peter
Very happy with the build and sound quality of the matrix audio mini-I 3 pro. Very flexible unit regarding sources. Also happy with the service and order progress updates I received from Igloo audio. Highly recommended
03 April 2021 | Simon
These are tiny wonders. To be honest, I wasn't expecting these to be as good as they are. I don't really have any criticisms. If you take into account the fact the boxes are small, you can't really expect cavernous bass, but there's never a sense the bass is lacking, unlike other small speakers I've used. They're really punchy and exciting, but also fine at low volume. I bet in years to come we'll look back on this model as a masterpiece.
22 March 2021 | Keith
Purchased this after a recommendation from my local retailer for doing Dirac on my home cinema
14 March 2021 | Barry
Iíd dabbled with mains conditioners about twenty years ago and found they all compressed dynamics, turning music into a clean but lifeless lump.
12 February 2021 | Barry
The Evo PSU has been deployed with my DS-10 since I bought the latter, so I donít have a comparison with a base DS-10, but I can say that the PSU ensures the DS-10 is ghostly quiet and gives plenty of room around instruments. It doesnít turn the DS-10 into a dynamics monster though.
12 February 2021 | Barry
This is my first experience of streaming and itís proving a great facility to try new albums and artists and to fill gaps in my collection. I tried a NAD C658 prior to buying the DS-10 and found it very uneven-handed, sounding good on hi-res but flat on 16/44. The DS-10 with Evo PSU is much more consistent. It produces an open and friendly sound with excellent imaging. The sound lacks the dynamics and grandeur of that from my much more expensive vinyl front-end, but thatís the case with every digital device Iíve used. Overall, for casual listening and exploring new material, itís very good value, well made and easy to use. One issue Iíve had is that I have limited bandwidth and the DS-10 doesnít cache the stream if you pause it so I sometimes have problems playing 24/192 streams, which is frustrating.
27 January 2021 | Roland
SCM19 loudspeakers,very interesting
22 December 2020 | John
A pleasure to do business with Igloo. Appreciated that Peter seems happy to offer advice without any hard selling. Made it easy to buy a pair of speakers that are clearly very well made and sound really good. So I am a happy customer and happy to recommend Peter and ATC.
10 December 2020 | Simon
Fantastic speakers. Big sound for such a compact speaker. Need a decent amp unquestionably. Quite prevalent in the 150 - 350 Hz area I would say. Satin black finish is splendid. Great service from Peter at Igloo.
06 December 2020 | Peter
Excellent product and the service from Igloo Audio was excellent.Very easy to recommend this 5 star company
26 November 2020 | Gary
I have made previous purchases with Peter at Igloo Audio and always received a first class service snd Would recommend his shop without hesitation.
30 October 2020 | Jeremy
My search for amplification enough to drive some ATC SCM40s led me to call Peter at Igloo Audio. Really glad I did.
30 October 2020 | Jeremy
My search for amplification enough to drive some ATC SCM40s led me to call Peter at Igloo Audio. Really glad I did.
01 October 2020 | Mr
I currently own a Linn Sondek turntable with an Akito arm and AT440MLb cartridge, with a pair of Epos K3 loudspeakers.
23 August 2020 | Charles
Careful speaker matching is very necessary. I will recommend Bookshelf speakers over Floorstands.
22 August 2020 | Danny
I bought these headphones to see if cheaper planar types were any good. In short, they are. detail retrieval is excellent, the imaging is not too narrow and there is a real sense of spaciousness about the sound. However, for me as a glasses wearer the comfort is not quite there. The pressure from the headband is quite high and after a while can become uncomfortable. I suspect this would not be so much of an issue for someone not wearing glasses.
14 August 2020 | John
The Lindemann Limetree Bridge, like the other items in the series, will not be winning any beauty contests and may look a little out-of-place nestling beside traditional amplifiers. That is the worst thing I have to say.
07 August 2020 | Brian
brilliant sound from attractive speakers.
28 June 2020 | David
I upgraded from a Bluesound Node 2i and after reading good reviews I took a leap of faith on the Aries G1. It's expensive, granted but I didn't want to spend Innous kind of money and have to pay for Roon and so this fitted the bill.
26 June 2020 | Anthony
I have had these for a couple of weeks now, and I just can't stop listening to them, the mid range and treble are supurb and the bass is really tight, a perfect match for my Hegel amp.
10 June 2020 | Richard
I placed three Oreas underneath my preamp/processor and noticed an immediate improvement to the sound. More extension and definition to the bass, more detail to the mid-range and treble, and improved prescence to the reproduction of whatever was playing.
07 June 2020 | Nigel
Having owned a large number of amplifiers over the years, I can confidently say that this is the best integrated amp. Iíve heard- great timing, great detail and very musical. Itís also incredibly dynamic which is very apparent when playing some classical symphonic discs. Service and support from Igloo Audio was exemplary as indeed was customer support from Exposure
07 June 2020 | David
Needing to replace my 40 year old 40w Crimson Elektrik 520 power amplifier being fed from my Exposure 17 pre amp was always going to be a hard ask. Peter gave sound guidance and the reasoning behind that thought process to aid my decision. So much was discussed over the telephone due to covid 19. Room size listening distance and partnering equipment all played a part in keeping the standard I was used to and improving on it. I am absolutely delighted with the result. Soundstage and control has improved immeasurably and the overall effect is perfect. With the Exposure 3010S2 power amp I now have an infinitely more pleasurable listening experience. Thank you Peter, I shall when circumstances allow be arranging a visit to further explore how I may better my mains electric feed.
16 May 2020 | George
As a long time user of the mighty P3ESR speakers, which offer so much of the Harbeth fabled midrange, I was hesitant about needing to spend anymore for another pair of speakers.
12 May 2020 | David
The 2GO produces superb results with Hugo2. The Chord software, for the 2Go, is limited but alternative apps are available.
09 May 2020 | David
Being at the wrong end of the wrong 60ís, sadly, the weakest link in my music system is me. In deference to the neighbours it has become necessary to invest in headphones to whack the volume up a notch. I am very happily amazed at the clarity and the detail that emerge from the cans; detail that simply was not there whenever the neighbours were out and the speakers were rocking the foundations!
30 March 2020 | Aidan
1. It did the job - great product for those like me who have an audio pc and need to connect it to sp dif input. My Stello was a great product and the Matrix was more than an adequate replacement.
21 March 2020 | Kevin
Not a tweak. No question major upgrade to system
09 February 2020 | Gerald
In my humble opinion and undoubtedly the best upgrade to what already was a great sound
07 January 2020 | Melvyn
Hi I listen to a lot electric jazz certain labels like ECM ACT VERVE BLUE NOTE sound stunning.Best upgrade so far.M.Alexander
06 January 2020 | David
What can i say about these speakers that has not already been written. Only my journey i've been through Dynaudio, Buchardt and PMC bookshelf speakers and i've finally settled on these.
25 November 2019 | Peter
A lovely cable , very tunefull, works well with my Naim CDX5 to Naim DAC.
29 September 2019 | Robert
I connected the S Booster to my Arcam r Head amplifier and the sound improved in every way.
29 September 2019 | Paul
Powered by Sbooster, paired with Mac Mini via USB / Roon And Technics SL 1500C turntable. Marantz PM8006 amplifier and KEF R300 speakers
17 September 2019 | Anthony
Purchased this to replace my old NAS device, transferred all of the music over to the LUMIN form my existing Drive no issues. Plugged the drive into my network it self configured, scanned the music to build the library once complete was able to stream via my Auralic with no issues, the real plus point for me was how quiet it is.
10 August 2019 | David
This high quality linear power supply is quite large. But is designed to a optimal standard. With many state of the art components. Will enhance any audio equipment needing a 5volt supply
23 July 2019 | John
The Sbooster brought about immediate and obvious sonic improvements over that of the stock SMPSU supplied with my Chord Hugo TT2. Top marks to Iglooaudio for their pre sales support and communication.
05 July 2019 | Malcolm
I bought this to replace an aging Exposure XXV. The improvement in clarity for all instruments is quite remarkable. The DAC card is also very worthwhile Ė itís given a new lease of life to my old CD player.
16 May 2019 | Gregory
Highly musical DAC and excellent pre-amp,no such thing as bargain but this comes pretty close. Hasnít really been switched off since I received it.
07 May 2019 | John
Excellent sounding preamp, good prompt service from igloo
13 April 2019 | John
My best purchase so far in my audio career. For the small room I have they produce more information and enjoyment than all of the many speakers that have gone before them!
23 March 2019 | Mitch
First rate service and first rate product
11 March 2019 | Anthony
Wow, these speakers have given me a whole new listening experience. This was further enhanced once my speaker stands arrived. Well worth a listen.
25 February 2019 | David
I am absolutely delighted with this player as it sits in the " hard to find " category . I have high quality systembasvd around Primare & PMC but wanted a half size high performance CD Drive to replace a standby Marantz .FM /DAB built in would be a plus & I was not unduly concerned to have streaming. This player is the only high spec player that fitted the bill. I linked the drive to my P60 via silver digital co-ax & was amazed at the huge uplift in performance.
28 November 2018 | Jonathan
Have had this for just under a month and am very impressed. It is used with a sony dvd player and focal clear headphones with the included balanced cable. I have found this to be a very good pairing with the clears with excellent transient speed and detail, quite forgiving with lower quality source for example youtube from ipad and great for movies. Plenty of power in reserve if you have high impedence headphones, had no problem with my hd600s. Would definitly recommend.
30 October 2018 | SJ
There is no better power amp. Really. I have a pair of these driving the big Graham Audio LS5/8 speakers, and the combination is simply wonderful.
01 October 2018 | Peter
First rate service and advice. Peterís caring approach without bias was influential in me deciding to purchase my cables through him. Could not expect any better. Cables arrived within two days. The PS Audio AC5 cables made a significant difference to the sound quality and imagery of my system. They out performed cables costing significantly more including one costing 8 times as much. Great product and great service.
30 September 2018 | T
EXCELLENT PRODUCT WHEN PAIRED WITH THE STELLAR S300 STEREO AMP.
30 September 2018 | T
EXCELLENT PRODUCT WHEN PAIRED WITH THE STELLAR DAC.
30 September 2018 | T
PROMPT FAST DELIVERY AS ALWAYS FROM IGLOO AUDIO.
11 September 2018 | James
Excellent amplifier. Had an Arcam A32 which was past its sell by date. The exposure sounds natural and smooth with no loss of dynamics with power to spare driving Quad Z1s.
28 August 2018 | Peter
My initial listening of the Sundara showed the potenial of these headphones, after the 150 hr running in thanks to Radio 2 for 14 hrs per day. How things have improved, a firm base and clear treble. Listening to Chris Rea on the Road to Hell, as I am writing this. Brilliant.
23 August 2018 | SJ
These are the best LS3/5-class speakers I've heard (and I've owned the Sterling and the Falcon versions of the LS3/5A).
23 July 2018 | William
At this equipment's price point the law of diminishing returns certainly begins to apply but, provided the rest of the your system is up to it, this DAC and Player will give impressive results with both SACD and Red Book CD's.
21 May 2018 | Timothy
Excellent sound and great advice
05 May 2018 | Neil
Excellent bit of kit. Had a problem initially setting it up but a reminder from Igloo Audio that it created it's own network helped sort it. Ordered the S-Booster power supply with it and sound is great through a Cyrus 2 amp and Epos ES11 speakers. Better still is the fact that the Auralic control app allows me to control the volume despite the amp not having remote control. Internet radio is rock solid on our 2.4GHz wifi network and CDs are now on the internal SSD. Highly recommended. BTW I was somewhat surprised by the size of the S-Booster - it's about twice as high and deep as the streamer.
21 March 2018 | Stephen
Very versatile & powerful product that can really help get the most out of your setup.
03 March 2018 | Kevin
I upgraded to the Hugo 2 from Mojo. I debated for a long time whether I would get enough improvement in sound to warrant the cost. I shouldn't have been concerned, the Mojo is very good but the Hugo surpasses it in every way. If you can afford it, buy the Hugo 2. It looks great, sounds extremely good, is well built and has all the inputs and outputs youíll ever need.
20 February 2018 | Darren
Igloo kept me informed of new stock and arrival without me having to keep calling, great company will do business with them again. Great unit.
21 January 2018 | Andrew
Very good service and a very good product.
31 December 2017 | Pedro
Considering their size, these speakers have an outstanding sound.
24 December 2017 | Steve
Good friendly service, honest advice and kept me up to date, slightly let down by there supplier and delivery times.
01 December 2017 | Marco
great communication, fair price from the seller.
29 November 2017 | David
From the moment it was slotted into my system straight out of the box without burn-in, it was clear that this player is excellent. Tonally very articulate and transparent, it maintains a grip on bass frequencies and has a delicate airy midband when played through my Harbeth HLP3ES Ďspeakers.
22 November 2017 | Ian
Very happy with the sound quality and the power. No jargon, just excellent.
29 October 2017 | Paul
Great service from Peter who actually tried to steer me towards cheaper option of P5. PS Audio product built to a high standard, user friendly and better bet than mains cables
20 October 2017 | Lorenzo
great little product, easy to install and calibrate. great service. thank you.
20 October 2017 | Chris
Great device, great service from you guys!!
16 October 2017 | Timothy
Great amp with small footprint and big sound. Simple and well designed for records, TV, Sonos and bluetooth through speakers or headphones. Impressive piece of kit.
14 October 2017 | Lionel
Hello, These hi-fi speakers work perfectly with every music types.I use them with a naim xs2 and everything goes well .
09 October 2017 | Toby
There has been quite a lot of anticipation and then hype surrounding these headphones from the first moment they were mentioned. When I ordered these I thought to myself that they were going to be good but there was no way they could be quite that good. To put is simply, they are. There is a lot that has been said about them, it is worth reading around for much better descriptions than I could give.
16 September 2017 | John
Part of a DAC Amp and headphone purchase... Again, service was excellent (thanks to Peter)... System is great. It plays all my AIFF and Hi-Res files with no issues, through the balanced XLR output to my Mr Speakers headphones. A good first purchase of high-end audio equipment.
16 September 2017 | John
Service was excellent (thanks Peter)... Headphone presentation, sound, build quality, supplied travel case are great... For a first major purchase of audiophile headphones, I am not disappointed.
15 September 2017 | Peter
Purchased for use with Innuos Zenith Server. Worked seamlessly, highly recommended
13 September 2017 | Stuart
Really enjoying the DAC3. Sounds better with Benchmark XLR->Phono leads allowing passive attenuation of outputs. Sound seems to have improved (more musical) over first few weeks, maybe due to running in. Great service from Igloo.
04 September 2017 | Iain
This microphone is very well made, and produced excellent results when used for room calibrating an Arcam AVR via Dirac software. Very pleased.
21 August 2017 | Alan
The increased sound stage, and overall clarity is impressive. The involvement in music is I think is outstanding.
10 August 2017 | Alan
I wasn't aware of Igloo Audio previously but contacted them as I wanted to pair the new PS Audio M700 monos with a Hegel P20 pre and Igloo stock both. What can I say. The M700s and P20 elevated my system to new sonic heights. Am listening now and the precision and control is breath taking! On top of that Peter & Karen at Igloo were a pleasure to deal with at every point and clearly very knowledgeable. Highly recommended products and service! Alan
09 August 2017 | Dave
I have been a long tern user of Tom Evans Vibe + Pulse and decided to upgrade my MircoGrove + to the 20th Anniversary Groove.
08 August 2017 | Peter
Initially I was going to order speakers from a local London dealer but they quoted 6 weeks delivery so I called Igloo to see if they could get them sooner. Igloo called Dali and assured me they could get them in a week and sure enough, they arrived on-time. Great speakers and good service from Igloo. Many thanks
01 August 2017 | Sergio
Defining this unit just as a headphone amplifier and DAC is not giving justice to it. The audio quality is very good, making this unit to be able to stand as a preamp in a decent hifi chain.
21 July 2017 | Colin
Well where to start? Firstly the customer service I received from Peter Ruler was quite honestly the best I've ever had from any purchase audio or otherwise. He was extremely knowledgeable and understanding towards my search for a quality stand mounted speaker. We had a nice long chat on the phone and gave some great tips towards improvements on my system. The communication through the process from placing the order to collecting was second the none. I cannot recommend Igloo Audio highly enough..5 stars doesn't seem enough.
30 June 2017 | Timothy
Works a treat with REW and the calibration file from UMIK-1's website.
29 June 2017 | Tony
Excellent quality as one would expect for the price. Will not work with all USB DACs such as my NAD M51 but worked perfectly with my Arcam irDAC-II. The best app I found for control is the Arcam Music-life.
23 June 2017 | Terence
My second piece of Hegel kit bought from Igloo Audio.
20 June 2017 | Fabian
I am pleased with these speakers, which are ample for a smallish listening room. Partnered with Sonos Connect/Rotel amp. Good and courteous service from Igloo.
13 June 2017 | J
I got Aries mini. Called Igloo and spoke to a gentleman. He was courteous, knowledgable and helpful. I placed an order for the Sbooster right after. Item arrived next day and has improved the Aries mini greatly. I was very impressed with Igloo. Old fashion service customer care was exemplary. Highly recommended.
06 June 2017 | Jonathan
I listened to a lot of speakers before buying the ATC SCM40s and for me they strike the perfect balance between being detailed and insightful, yet still sound natural and musical. ATC's midrange drivers are pretty special I think. Peter couldn't have been more helpful in advising on this and other equipment.
05 June 2017 | Mark
These speakers are a revelation. Beautiful tight tuneful Bass, silky smooth top end and a midrange that has so much detail! Highly recommended. As is the service from Peter & Karen of Igloo Audio. Thank you both.
22 May 2017 | SJ
The short of it: stunningly good speakers. Musical. neutral, transparent, effortless, unfatiguing, without being analytical.
18 May 2017 | Andre
I used this to reduce some room resonances with my subwoofers. I used Room Eq Wizard with a umik-1 and the minidsp plugin to determine the correct eq curves.
14 May 2017 | Sean
Moving up from an Exposure XV I was thrilled to hear that unmistakable Exposure sound with natural musicality at its heart. But with oh so much more. The treble is sweet and pure: strings shimmer, voices really do sing. The timing is a delight and if you like the snap of a snare drum you will rarely have found it so sharp and tuneful. Presentation is notably detailed, but the music never loses its centre unlike some I have heard where disparate elements are scattered across the soundstage like an unassembled jigsaw.
09 May 2017 | Kurt
I needed to replace DAC/Pre / NAP100 with an integrated amp.
09 May 2017 | Kurt
This was an upgrade from an Audiolab MDAC.
26 April 2017 | Alan
Yes it has been a good addition to my Hifi setup (it replaced Exposure X amp). After running it in after 48 hrs I have noticed a more balanced sound and it further benefitted from BI-wiring in my instance. Listening to words is now easy and it reflects the way the CD or Vinyl was recorded. I can now appreciate a wider choice of music, some I had previously discounted such as Adele and Bob Dylan. Not being able to demo it in advance I have found that the reviews to be accurate. I was prompted to buy it with the discounted price and discussions with Peter (Igloo audio) who provided me good advice and backup. Having listened to other amps and not being impressed.
26 April 2017 | Henry
This worked straight from the box, as it already had the latest firmware installed. I feed it direct into my ATC P2 power amp. No need for a pre-amp! Very clear sound reproduction. I definitely can hear more extracted from each track as the manufacturers claim. Roon ready too. Firmware can be upgraded from PS Audio's website. Good community forum there too.
26 April 2017 | Henry
A very well constructed cable with good quality connectors, and which works very well. Very good value.
26 April 2017 | Henry
I'm using this with an Aries Mini, and it definitely does improve the sound quality, although in a very subtle way, and is comparatively quite an expensive upgrade for what is already a fine performer. Hence only four stars.
26 April 2017 | Henry
This is a palpable upgrade from my P1, with tighter base and clearer definition in the midrange. Looks good too.
21 April 2017 | Daniel
This DAC has a very natural, extremely clear and analog sound and a wide sound stage, it has extended delicate highs, instruments in music are projected beyond the speakers with air among them, you will no longer think about speakers but just music, voices sound meaty while bass sounds organic and punchy, this DAC is definitively a giant killer, not to mention I'm hearing lots of nuances and rediscovering my music... I'm still running-in my DAC and will get even better...
18 April 2017 | Paul
Was served for an online order by,Peter
13 April 2017 | Christopher
Wonderful little piece of kit
31 March 2017 | Terence
The Hegel H80 amplifier is an excellent piece of kit which is both well made and sounds absolutely excellent and is well worth the money. Igloo Audio gave an excellent service delivering when promised and keeping me well informed from ordering to delivery, all in all a refreshing change.
30 March 2017 | David
Unbelievable sound for bookend speakers .
28 March 2017 | John
WHAT A DIFFERENCE, THE CURTAINS HAVE BEEN OPENED ON MY MUSIC COLLECTION.
17 March 2017 | Alan
Great sound,detailed but without the CD "glare"
12 March 2017 | Nick
Give these speaker time to run-in and they won't disappoint. On the right stands they are worth every penny. Great service from Igloo as well!
10 March 2017 | Henry
This is such a good toy! It's my best pleasure per £ spend on hi-fi ever. I can play my own music from my NAS, and access a whole universe of music via Tidal.
09 March 2017 | Brian
This is possibly the smoothest, detailed ,musical amplifier I've had the pleasure to use with my KEF Ls50s. It really suits them and shows what they're capable of. Bass delivery is tight and accurate,mids and highs smooth and realistic.
16 February 2017 | Terence
Excellent delivery service.
31 January 2017 | David
31 January 2017 | David
Music is superb, quality recordings. It dosn't get much better than this.
22 January 2017 | Filip
Great contact with seller.
10 January 2017 | Robert
My hifi system suddenly sounds as if it has doubled in price and it was pretty darned good before I swapped the iPad for the Aries as a streamer of Tidal. The ultra-low noise floor and the pure cleanliness of the sound are allowing the whole system to work synergistically. I can now relax and listen effortlessly to increased levels of detail and emotional communication. Even after 40 years of listening to decent hifi, I an totally wowed by the Aries.
05 January 2017 | Arron
My expectations were high from the 3010S2D, following all of the great reviews. Straight out of the box, the sound quality is staggering and taken to a new level when the amp is warm. It manages to retrieve detail I did not know was there and does this without sounding over analytical. The music seems to take on a holographic quality and there is more depth to it all. I've owned several solid state integrated amps over the years, some more expensive than this but this is the best so far. Build quality is superb too. The whole buying process from Igloo was friendly and prompt.
23 December 2016 | PAT
A truly excellent piece of kit, probably the best £449 I've spent on hifi. I use it with £480 Custo Hifi Cables DC3 linear power linear supply and an internal SSD hard drive. It sounds great, easily beating my previous Linn Renew DS (Klimax/0). It also acts as a server for my 2 Naim Unitiqutes so I don'y need a NAS. Support from Igloo and Auralic has been fantastic for such a modestly priced piece of kit.
08 December 2016 | Alan
Recommended to me by Peter from Igloo Audio & found it a perfect match for the Exposure 3010S2D Amp.
08 December 2016 | Alan
I gave it a 5 star rating after the comparison against the amps which I owned at the time, which was a 282, 2502, supercap 2 & I found that 3010S2D, at a fraction of the price of my amps, were capable of performing, in my opinion, nicer than those I owned. I owe all this to the conversation & guidance that Peter (from Igloo Audio) gave me.
01 December 2016 | James
I currently had REGA RS3 speakers but just wan't happy with the transparency or bass. Demo'd many speakers until I found these beauties (both visually and acoustically). The stage is deep and wide with the tight bass i was looking for. Thanks to Peter for his suggestion as I was considering the Charwell LS 3/5's.
29 November 2016 | Steve
The leather case is made of good quality leather and is well crafted. It appears to be a good looking, functional and durable compliment to the Hugo. The only problem was deciding which color to choose.
29 November 2016 | Steve
Having read all of the online reviews of the Chord Hugo since its release, I can now say that all the accolades are truly well deserved. The Hugo can make a bad recording sound good and a good recording sound superlative. It is not often that one can visibly hear the emotion of a singer.
24 October 2016 | Alan
The phono stage proved to be excellent but even more impressive was the level of customer service afforded by Peter and Karen...they were obviously caring enough to keep me informed every step of the way as to the status of my order.
04 October 2016 | Richard
I have rarely been tempted to write a review of any product I have purchased in the past, however the Hifiman He1000 has changed that. It is undoubtedly the best headphone I have ever used or owned.
21 September 2016 | Kevin
I can wholeheartedly recommend these speakers. Without doubt the best I've ever heard. They partner my Exposure 3010S2D amp wonderfully. Previously, in my acoustically challenged listening room, all the other speakers I've owned sounded veiled and lacked clarity; not with these though, all types of music comes through perfectly balanced, and it's a joy to hear. I truly can't praise these beauties enough.
10 August 2016 | Roger
An excellent sounding CD transport at a very reasonable price. Slot-loading is new to me but works a treat. A really impressive unit.
04 August 2016 | Nikolas
After much review I elected to purchase these headphones to replace by Beats. The clarity and depth of sound produced by these headphones is truly amazing.
28 July 2016 | Stephen
excellent service many thanks
28 July 2016 | Kevin
All round I cannot fault this amp at all. Clarity and soundstaging make it a pleasure to hear music I've not played for ages, no matter what genre.
02 June 2016 | Roger
I am very pleased with the sound of these amplifiers. They are highly transparent, have excellent dynamics and exert tight control of my loudspeakers. Recommended.
31 May 2016 | David
Pro: Excellent sound quality - transparent and natural. Electronics get out of the way of the music.
26 May 2016 | Kalhara
Friendly customer service & given good discount really appreciate
16 May 2016 | Roger
Fantastic piece of equipment, straightforward to set up (one hour)
10 May 2016 | Peter
What do you need headphones to be? Comfortable? Uncoloured? Revealing? Durable? - whatever reasonable criteria you have, these headphones are designed and built meet your needs and where possible, exceed them. So far mine have not disappointed in any area. The only drawback is possibly that you can't very easily wear them while jogging up underground escalators.
29 April 2016 | Hilton
I've used Exposure products for years. This replaced my much loved and long serving 2010s Integrated and didn't disappoint! A huge increase in resolution and depth in soundstage compared to its more forward sounding predecessor. Silky treble, clear open midband, supple base and great timing. The after sales service from the dealer and Exposure was also outstanding.
28 March 2016 | David
I suspected that my Cyrus 6xp amp was not getting the best out of my Kef LS50 speakers and, after much research, decided to buy the Hegel H80. Although the Cyrus sounded pleasant enough, the Hegel really took control of the LS50s and the sound I was getting through them to a much more sophisticated level - more clarity, detail and sound staging. CD, SACD and even MP3 streaming sound fabulous. I have not yet listened to vinyl or used the DAC facility. Incredible value for money and the service provided by Igloo was superb - item ordered by Igloo from Hegel n Norway on Monday and delivered to me on Friday!