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The above is based on a source with a 2v output. There will be some variation when using vinyl but with the quality of the alps, the amp (like many good amps) will be able to maximise the voltage range. 

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On 24/02/2021 at 10:01, radiant red said:

Regarding the volume pot. Many amps start at around 8 O’clock such as Rega. This should be taken into account when turning the dial on Sugdens as the alps pot is sensitive and you are so use to a fuller range of the pot on different amps. It’s not a fault, it’s just the way it’s designed. 
The first picture is the starting point on the Sugden and the second is of a typical amp like Rega.AE647797-8B66-4498-8D78-3FE2E0AB33AC.thumb.jpeg.dec76f83f3a5240c4f31b407304170af.jpeg7D5E846D-B40D-4A9D-9816-C24B2316BF14.thumb.jpeg.3edd7c710be419ea8c7d18c9c92f9c57.jpeg

In the view below, at the set volume, you can clearly see what levels are achieved so to listen safely up to say 10 O’clock, you will be at the levels exceeding safe daily levels. Don’t kid yourself, the A21a is quite capable of achieving good decent levels. 
 


 

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I get a slight delay on the Leema volume, only with remote control. Use it manually there's no lag or delay. By contrast, when I had the Arcams if you turned it down really low it would veer slightly to emphasis one channel. 

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On 24/02/2021 at 08:35, calorgas said:

Class A amps don't get steadily hotter the longer you have them on, they warm up to 'a temperature' and then remain at pretty much that temperature until you turn them off. I have an A21a and have regularly used it for up to 10 or 12 a day with zero problems or worries. I've been a Sugden owner on and off for 25 years.

Another amp I had been using until recently is a 1980's Marantz PM-4 in (proper) Class A mode - also absolutely fine being left on for as long as I liked. 

I don't know, perhaps there are some Class A amps out there that do have problems dissipating their heat, but as long as a Suggie has some space around it then it'll be fine (in my experience).

Certainly get round to hearing one at some point. I tried a couple of weeks ago to contact my local dealer... tried twice and went onto answer machine. I'll wait for a while as it's purely experimental reasons/comparisons.

Love what my system offers, for VFM it's hard to better IME.

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2 hours ago, plasticpenguin said:

Certainly get round to hearing one at some point. 

What really surprised me about mine is the amount of bass welly it has! The TL's on the PMC's are kicking it out 😁. Not heavy or overblown, but a nice decent bass weight.

You'll no doubt get the same on your PMC's too.

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2 minutes ago, Amormusic said:

What really surprised me about mine is the amount of bass welly it has! The TL's on the PMC's are kicking it out 😁. Not heavy or overblown, but a nice decent bass weight.

You'll no doubt get the same on your PMC's too.

PMC’s are a good match on Sugden, quite a few people I know use them 

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6 hours ago, Amormusic said:

What really surprised me about mine is the amount of bass welly it has! The TL's on the PMC's are kicking it out 😁. Not heavy or overblown, but a nice decent bass weight.

You'll no doubt get the same on your PMC's too.

I'm not really a big bass head. I'd much prefer a punchy, well defined bass than more low end stuff. I'm pretty sure it will be better given the new dealer prices. The SE model new is 3k, according to Guildford Hi-fi website. That's nearly 3 x the cost of the Leema when new. Then I'll have to factor in a phono stage. I know some have already been added, but they are few and far between.

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