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John Hoffman has posted a review of the TBI Sound Millenia MG3 integrated amplifier ($500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions:
“This new generation of Class D and Class T amplification now provides an alternate pathway for hobbyists to experience quality music playback at a remarkably affordable price. With audio gear that falls into the affordable realm, there are compromises and limitations which were quite significant with the early series of Tripath based chip amps. Yet technology and innovation marches forward and each generation of amplifier continues to show improvement. A year ago I had the opportunity to review the King Rex amplifier, preamplifier, and outboard power supply. That stack became my favorite choice for building a moderately priced system around. Today that place has been taken over by the TBI Audio Millenia amplifier. The sound quality of this amplifier is excellent and actually gains another degree of refinement when used in battery mode. This neat and compact amplifier contains a surprising degree of technology and innovative engineering solutions. From the linear power supply to the impedance buffered input circuit, every aspect of this circuit exemplifies the commitment to sound quality from the design team. In the end, it is the quality of sound that matters most in this hobby. The Millenia amplifier delivers quality in spades! This amplifier is a worthy successor to the great British integrated amps of the 80′s and 90′s. Embedded in its chips, capacitors, and traces is that elusive quality of bringing music to life while infusing it with emotion and vitality. For those needing an affordable amplifier that is a joy to listen to, the Millenia is an amplifier you need to hear.”
You can read the full review here.