Hi-Fi World, June 2010
Reviewed by David Price.
“If you’ve heard Astin Trew’s AT3500 CD player, with its rich but crisp, expansive and envelopingly musical sound, you’ll recognise the new AT8000 phono stage immediately. From a company with no ‘previous’ in this field, it’s an unexpectedly accomplished performer, with a combination of real musicality allied to oodles of detail and insight. This is a rare and desirable mix of attributes, and one that puts this phono stage right at the front of the fray; there are other excellent rivals too, but the Astin Trew AT8000 stands its ground with impressive resolve. An essential audition.”