| Posted: Sat, Feb 18th '12 |
Six months with the Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30|
Spencer Harbar . Page Views: 7
Back in July last year I finally, after much procrastination, plumped for a new tune streamer. Whilst I posted a few thoughts shortly after my purchase, many folks have asked me about it since and so here is a more considered review of the Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30 after about six months of real use. Actually before I dive in I will take this opportunity to sardonically pour scorn and derision on “Hi-Fi” rag reviews which after talking about the industrial design of some gear then claptra [read more].
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