England's Croft Acoustics has been making some of the very finest tube
electronics for over twenty years. Croft pre-amps and amplifiers are
minimalist, no compromise designs, carefully handmade, with absolutely
the highest regard for maintaining signal purity.
At Croft everything is about enjoyment of music and value. This is
why Glenn Croft has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative
and technically gifted designers of fine valve electronics.
has always been known that unnecessary components in an amplifier
circuit inhibit its performance. By eliminating these, the amplifier is
free to express a kaleidoscope of sound and the music can flow through
in its purist form. Croft's Short Circuit Approach combines minimalism,
innovative construction and the finest sounding components available.
This technique augments harmonic symmetry from both the high and low end
of the dynamic spectrum.
Some designs give a lively, detailed sound with a slight
trade off toward a brighter sound, while others aim for a warm, rich
sound but tend toward blandness or
a reduction in the midrange expression by emphasizing bass performance.
Thus an artificial impression of more detail, or more bass, may be
gained but the full energy, subtlety and the system's ability to
communicate the musical performance are invariably held
Croft Acoustics' unique sound balancing design
overcomes this problem by properly maintaining the integrity of audio signal throughout the
entire frequency range without recourse to
brightness or rolling off any frequencies.
In addition to producing exceptional sound quality, Croft's
minimalist designs cost far less to produce than many of today's exotic
brands. Therefore Croft amplifiers deliver
a sonic performance far in excess of what one would expect given their
modest prices. This minimalist, quality first philosophy is utilized in
all Croft products.
All Croft products are hand made in England. They all
feature point to point wiring and selected,
matched components. All
pre-amplifiers include a high quality valve MM phono stage.
"What Glenn Croft has pulled off is a minor miracle, and with great
panache. This one raises the bar higher once more. It's well made, the build
quality is excellent, almost ghostly quiet. The Croft manfully delivered
ample - and more than ample - levels with two of the toughest speakers around.
This little bugger appears to drive anything. The amplifier has been taking on bigger,
beefier competitors and slaughtering them."
- Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News