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Trends Audio TA-10.2 SE Reviews

jazzfan

Sssssshhh... the Trends TA-10.2SE may be one of audio's best kept secrets

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Pros: Small, low heat and power consumption

Cons: The ALPS volume control may become noisy over time

I originally purchased the Trends TA-10.2SE to power my HE-6 directly from the speaker taps (which it does well, by the way).  I've been using the Trends on a daily basis for about a year now to power my Mini Maggie desktop system.  For powering that system, I'm continually amazed by this diminutive and unimposing basic amp.  I've found little to fault with the amp and I frequently find myself just enjoying the sounds from the system.  Although not the last word in detail, transparency, or soundstaging, the Trends is still a solid all around performer at a price that won't break the bank.  At higher volume levels, I do prefer my vintage Yamaha MX-1000 to power...
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