The AT3500plus builds on the strengths of the AT3500. The plus version includes super pure single crystal copper internal cabling and damping components bonded to many of the I.C.’s on the DAC board. This upgrade offers greater focus and transparency, tighter bass and lower noise floor without losing the AT3500’s natural tonality and analogue sounding musicality. The AT3500plus is supplied with a manufacturer’s certificate showing it to be an authorised Astin Trew upgrade. The small additional cost makes it a winning value-for-money upgrade.
Hi-Fi World, September 2009
Reviewed by Paul Rigby
AT3500plus & AT2000plus
‘…I swapped the AT3500plus with Naim’s CD5 to see how the balance might alter. It did, but not for the better – the CD5 added brute strength to the bass, but no finesse… You could almost imagine the AT3500plus running behind it with a large sack, collecting the broken detail pieces to use later… then the AT3500plus amplifier was replaced with the Naim NAC 112/NAP 150 pre/power duo. The broad frequency spectrum suddenly took a nose dive into a bucket of treacle… It was with a sense of relief when I switched the Astin amp back into its rightful place…’
Hi-Fi World, December 2009
Written by David Price.
AT2000plus, AT3500plus & AT2000
‘The Astin Trew room was a particularly fine sounding one, showing Michael Osborn’s obvious system set up prowess.’
‘On dem was the latest AT2000plus integrated amplifier and AT3500plus CD player, while an AT2000 was given away in prize draw.’
‘Here, Michael (left) holds the hat while show promoter Justin Bird pulls out the name of the lucky winner (David Armitage from Northampton).’