A small, but successful home grown British Hi-Fi firm, that hand builds a good deal of great of kit. Founded around the mid ’60s, when it début with the A21 class-a integrated amplifier. Such a hit, that the A21 model is still a mainstay of their current product range, albeit after numerous iterations and improvements.
Key model: Sugden A21 – Initially released in the ’60s as a wood cased solid state amp, today the design has been realised with modern component and aesthetics. However all models are class-a and are highly rated.
Hunt down: Sugden
Official website: www.sugdenaudio.com
Fan site: www.audiomisc.co.uk/JES – lots of info on the early A21 amps.
Note: Sugden Audio, is founded by J.E. Sugden and is not to be confused with A.R. Sugden who built many turntables and tone-arms e.g. the Sugden Connoisseur.