Pegaso Audio P50A Integrated Amplifier £5750 Review
August 12, 2021 § Leave a comment
But I’m certain that if I was to own a P50A, I’d often find myself seeking out the best recorded music I had, because it deserves it. Aretha Franklin’s vocal on ‘Respect’ [I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You; 44.1kHz/16-bit FLAC] sounded as uplifting as ever, but the thin nature of the recording (I know, I’m a philistine) came to the fore.
I’ll end on that bass. Perhaps it’s a case of recency bias, but with suitable tracks I don’t think I’ve ever heard my B&Ws so competent, so fluid and so musical in the low range, outside of Pass Labs’ more expensive INT-25 [HFN Dec ’20], another Class A amp, but solid-state. It turned the unfussy three-note bass line of Chris Rea’s ‘Daytona’ [The Road To Hell; Tidal Master] into something to luxuriate in, while at the other end of the audio band, the delicate percussion rang through with spine-tingling clarity.