Hi-Fi World

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…’