Some reviews are more difficult than others as they bear even more responsibility. Like this time. Trilogy 925 is a “statement” product of Nic Poulson, he dedicated his entire life to get to this very moment, to create this product. So writing about it means a lot of responsibility. For such a review to have a proper “weight” for Readers and Manufacturer it has to be informative to give a proper sense about what this product is and what it offers, but it also has to include, subjective obviously, assessment. An assessment based on knowledge and experience of the reviewer. At least that's my approach to reviewing based on what I expect, as a reader, form other reviewers. Yes, every month I read a lot of reviews from different magazines – just as I did 20 years ago when I heard the word “audiophile” for the first time.
In fact in this particular case review was that hard to conduct, as Trilogy amplifier is a remarkable device. It is quite pricey but if you're not ready to spent 5 times more money on another system, then ‘925’ is a no-brainer. Obviously one needs to realize what one gets in this “package”. There are other great choices available – fully solid state amps like Mark Levinson No.585, or Accuphase E-560, or some great tube amplifiers. These are also fantastic designs offering top performance that might appeal to a particular person more than what Trilogy has to offer. But the whole audio “art” is about matching – all the element of the system has to match, and the system as a whole has to match its owner's expectations, needs and so on. Once one find the ONE device that offers an amazing experience of listening to the music, that brings incredible amount of enjoyment, then one can't help but thinking – how could have I lived without it before?