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Hardware Review – Logic 3 Valve 80

mip004-11Manufacturer: Logic 3
Price: £300

If you are in the market for a stereo system to use with your iPod and you’ve got a few quid to throw around then you should take a look at the Valve80. This is an extremely sweet sounding valve-powered system that will help you fall back in love with your music collection. The use of valves helps create astonishing warmth of sound and the included speakers enhance this further. Spec-wise the amp offers 40 watts per channel, has a frequency response of 20Hz to 20KHz, offers a dock for iPod connectivity and 2x audio inputs and  speaker outputs. There’s also an option for video out, so a docked iPod can supply images through the unit.  The piano black speakers can handle up to 50 watts per channel and offer a frequency response of 60-22kHz through one-inch silk shielded dome tweeters and four-inch Kevlar shielded bass/mid range cones. In terms of looks the Valve80 opts for silver styling with the dock sitting on the right, the valves well protected in the middle and the other electronics tucked into a black box. Although the design is quirky it still looks very cool. The most important thing about this system is the sheer quality it offers. On top of coming with great speakers (unlike other similar systems), all the connecters come with gold plating and well-protected cables, there are two channels for auxiliary outputs and the remote allows for full iPod control. This system sounds great and oozes class. If you want a serious system then this is it.

Practicality: 7.5

Design: 9.5

Value for money: 8.0

Features: 8.0

Durability: 9.0

Kung Fu Verdict: 9.0