Hi-Fi World, February 2018
‘This amplifier doesn’t major on huge bass, sharp treble or over-emphasised midband – instead it hangs everything together extremely well.’
Awarded five Globes by Hi-Fi World magazine.
A powerful transistor-based amplifier with almost valve like sound which makes for a thoroughly musical experience.
– Smooth, rich sound
– Build quality
– Great bass
– No DAC or Bluetooth
Hi-Fi Choice, August 2015
“Outstanding build and performance in a neat, compact and affordable unit.”
4.5 / 5
Reviewed by First Tests for What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, September 2015
An Audio treat. Just add headphones for ultimate portable pleasure.
5 / 5
Reviewed by Noel Keywood for Hi-Fi World, September 2015
A top quality hi-resolution portable player with great sound quality – at a fantastic price.
Hi-Fi World’s ‘5 Globes + Value’ award
5 / 5
Reviewed by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, September 2015
Beautifully built, sounds gorgeous, and it’s more affordable than before – what’s not to love
5 / 5
Reviewed by Tech & Games for The Sunday Times, October 2015
All components are top-notch, from gold plated connectors to a metal casing that will look at home in any rack of expensive equipment. AAC Bluetooth (Apple) and aptx (the rest) are supported for the best quality wireless connection: setup took seconds. Tracks seem to sing and rythms are toe tappingly tight. The next time someone complains that wireless music is no match for disc players, fire this up. Its a revelation. Verdict: Easy to use, terrific quality
5 / 5
United KingdomReviewed by Minitest for Hi-Fi Choice, October 2015
Well built with plenty of input options. A really good sound that’s balanced and powerful.
4.5 / 5
Reviewed by Ed Selley for Hi-Fi Choice, December 2015
Hi-Fi Choice Yearbook 2015. BEST AUDIO OF THE YEAR! 70 sonic treats to make music sound great…
Hailing from Canada, Mass Fidelity’s Relay DAC is n aptX capable design that decodes via a Burr-Brown PCM5102 and Cirrus Logic processor. AAC decoding is also supported, which means it is also backward compatible with less capable variants of Bluetooth as well.
With the rear outputs set to analogue, the performance with lossless files delivers on the promise of aptX.
… the Relay is consistently forgiving even with less than stellar mastering. It has the useful abiliy to pick out fine detail while simultaneously avoiding harshness and aggression.
An exceptionally well thought out piece of equipment … [that] I’ve had the pleasure to use.
Hi-Fi Choice’s ‘Best audio of the year! 2015’ award
5 stars, recommended / 5
United KingdomReviewed by Ian Ringstead for Hifi Pig, January 2016
Hana S Range Moving Coil Cartridges
CONCLUSION: I really liked these cartridges as they were fuss free and just got on with their job of producing great music. The low output for me was better but this doesn’t mean the high output was poor or wouldn’t be preferred by some listeners. If you only have a moving magnet input on your amp or pre amp then the high output version is a no brainer.
United KingdomReviewed by Paul Rigby for Hi-Fi World, February 2016
“Meet the Hana twins…a pair of moving coil cartridges from Japan that can be yours at an exceptionally low price. Paul Rigby is smitten by their charms.”
5 / 5