Croft Micro 25 Preamplifier and Model 7 Power Amplifier Croft Acoustics Redefines Budget Performance...Regardless of where you are on the audiophile path, if you are building a high performance, yet reasonably priced system I can’t suggest the Croft Micro 25 preamplifier and Model 7 power amplifier highly enough, especially if you can live without a remote control. Both of these pieces perform far enough out of their respective price point that even if the audio bug bites you hard, you should be able to go through a few rounds of source and speaker upgrades before you tire of the Croft pieces. Even if you do decide to move further up the ladder, I’d suggest keeping these two forever – they are destined to become classics. I bought the review pair and plan to do just that. We are proud to award the pair one of our Exceptional Value Awards.
A lovely, refined, and beautifully open midrange; and a full, well-defined bottom end that suggests natural bass as opposed to hi-fi 'punch' or 'slam'. Indeed 'natural' recurred in my notes more than any other adjective, and next came 'romantic'... an ability to establish a three-dimensional soundstage unsurpassed by any electronics I've used regardless of cost. Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award Winner, September 2012
"Glenn has shown how minimalist, no-frills designs can, for those able to forego luxury, deliver great sound with panache. Yes, it's rudimentary, but for the money, it's hard to find a more musical way than the Series 7 to power up a system intended to deliver music." - Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News
Features point-to-point wiring with no circuit boards for that pure vintage tone achieved with maximum resolution.
Glenn Croft has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and technically gifted designers of valve electronics in the World. Croft Acoustic Phono Stages, Pre-Amplifiers and Power Amplifiers are minimalist, no compromise designs, carefully hand made in England for over 35 years.