TESTIMONIALS

Please feel free to quote me at any time and in any company. It does me a power of good to think that my enthusiasm might encourage others to taste the fruit of the hi-fi tree (as you are no doubt aware, one morsel from the tree of knowledge and there’s no way back).

Anthony M.

Thanks for rushing the despatch of my RGi35 amp through so speedily. It truly is a gem….I’m getting sounds from my speakers I never thought possible! I’ll write more when I’ve lived with it for a week or so.

Boy am I glad I ditched my surround setup! Having lived with RGi35 for a couple of weeks now, I’m pleased to report that not one album has failed to impress me with its “new” sound.

Whilst I won’t bore you with talk of Steely Dan CDs (I like them, but why do hi-fi nerds always use them for reference CDs?), the sound stage from the Redgum paints pictures of artists wrestling sounds from their instruments. Yet, its authority over electronic music is where the RGi35 really shines. The sound is so goddam tight and energised! If you can picture tall pillars of sounding leaning into the room, then you’ll have some idea of what I’m currently experiencing.

I guess it will be no surprise to you that I get bass frequencies from my Krix KDXs that I would have previously required a subwoofer with the old amp. This is most noticeable when watching movies. 😀

David Byrne (I think) once said that writing about music is like trying to dance to architecture. He might be right.

Thanks once again for such a great product at such a great price.

…..of course you may use my comments for your site/testimonials. It might be worth mentioning that I had a Cambridge Azur 540R before the Redgum and that I bought the RGi35 on impulse! Ha!

🙂

John D. – Zetland Australia

(REDGUM) RGi120 playing away in the background right now – its like being in a hotel with the band playing in the next bar – very real. Its got the musicality of the Sugden and added more hi fi to that. The bonus is the extra hi fi bit is also letting more music and emotion come through. Great at low levels too.
Looooovely! 🙂

…….. Thought you’d enjoy this story.

Got round to trying the (REDGUM RGASil) cables …….

I thought I heard a difference vs my van den huls, but $400 worth?? Wasn’t sure about that.

So I sat Rita my wife down and did an A/B test.

She was blown away. She said one sounded like a real piano and one sounded like a recording of a piano behind a glass screen.

She said she never thought cables could make that sort of difference. (She must have been humouring me all these years whilst I swapped cables around!).

Chris G. – Castle Cove Australia

Dear Redgum

A few months ago I bought, unaudtioned, a Redgum 120 amp (RGi120), purely on the basis of your reputation and some reviews read. To say I’m mightily impressed with it is a considerable understatement. Not unexpectedly, it makes DDD and well-produced, well-remastered analogue CDs sound stunning, but I have yet to see any of your fans comment on what it does for mono discs. My taste includes jazz from 1923 to the present, classical music of all genres, and good-quality pop from Bing Crosby to Cassandra Wilson. Anything recorded before 1957 is obviously mono, but the well-recorded ones — 1940s-1950s Columbia, Capitol, Mercury (and sometimes Verve) in particular — simply come alive in a way I’ve never heard before, with a palpable soundstage that reveals previously unheard sounds like acoustic guitar flourishes and soft cymbal work, plus always immaculate bass. The downside (!) is that audio atrocities previously inaudible have also been revealed by the Redgum amp: cutting-lathe rumble on some 1920s recordings, low-frequency electronic hum, presumably in the recording equipment, in some later ones, and some very strange stereo separation set-ups in small-label jazz recordings of the 1950s and 1960s. But that’s a small price to pay for the joy of listening to the other 99.9 per cent of my CD collection in glorious, natural musical sound.

Redgum is now automatically top of my list for my next replacement purchase, a CD player.

By all means put my comments on your website, and if they help to convert a few to your excellent products, I’ll be very gratified. One point though: I was talking about mono CDs, not vinyl. I haven’t touched vinyl in 15 years. Those who say the sound of vinyl is warmer or better must have better ears than mine. I prefer not only the convenience of CDs but that fact I don’t have to put up with surface noise or pops, crackles, and snaps, not to mention short playing times, static electricity, and the friction noise of stylus in groove.

I particularly had in mind some Benny Goodman trios from the 1940s and early 1950s. Fortunately they were recorded for Capitol, which always had high standards. I’ve owned them for years on vinyl but was delighted with what Capitol has done by way of remastering for CD. When I fired up my Redgum 120, I was staggered at how good the sound was spatially — depth as well as width, real in-the-room presence. No doubt Capitol’s remastering engineers can take some credit, but I wouldn’t have expected or got that kind of spatiality through my old Phase Linear gear.

Redgum’s less-is-more or less-is-better philosophy works for me. …….

I think what I was trying to say earlier, bearing in mind that I’m not in any way technically inclined, is that your duo mono amplifiers admirably suit mono CDs. They create almost a quasi-stereo effect, only with two mono channels. With mono recordings, that seems to create a sort of mono soundstage with a previously unheard spatiality that lets you hear them afresh — almost in the flesh, in fact. Given how much important music — jazz, classical, and popular — was recorded pre-1957 (and so pre-stereo), I think that’s a very important feature. For instance, Yehudi Menhuin’s 1932 recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto, conducted by the composer, has never been out of print, and there are others.

Cheers,

Robert C. – Hobart Australia

(REDGUM) RGi120 playing away in the background right now – its like being in a hotel with the band playing in the next bar – very real. Its got the musicality of the Sugden and added more hi fi to that. The bonus is the extra hi fi bit is also letting more music and emotion come through. Great at low levels too.
Looooovely! 🙂

Thought you’d enjoy this story.

Got round to trying the (REDGUM RGASil) cables …….

I thought I heard a difference vs my van den huls, but $400 worth?? Wasn’t sure about that.

So I sat Rita my wife down and did an A/B test.

She was blown away. She said one sounded like a real piano and one sounded like a recording of a piano behind a glass screen.

She said she never thought cables could make that sort of difference. (She must have been humouring me all these years whilst I swapped cables around!).

Chris G. – Castle Cove Australia

I’m raving about the gear to anyone who is still long enough to listen.

….. I would like to say that I am still discovering aural delights that have escaped me for years. Thank you for your informative emails and thanks again for the wonderful rejuvenation of my music collection. The CD (REDGUM RGCD2) and amplifier (REDGUM RGi35s) are getting a daily workout.

The set up sounds terrific. …… The tuner sounds fantastic by the way. An unexpected bonus.

…… There are sounds, textures, attacks, bass notes with clarity and rhythmic pulse that have been hidden away for years. The limited time I have had to listen carefully have been a revelation.

Well after hour of listening I must ay that I am hearing details on familiar CD’s that I have not heard before. From Stravinky’s Rite of Spring to Monteverdi’s Orfeo, to Jackie Orzaczky, to Lindsay Pollack and Tunji Bier to the Cuban Allstars there new details to hear everywhere.

It’s great. ……

Karl S. – Regents Park Australia

…… the (REDGUM RGCD2) player is a great sounding unit and i do love the design considerations given to the unit. i get a kick out of my audio head buds that are surprised at seeing a computer cdrom installed. but the sound quickly makes their jaws drop. anyway love it and thanks

Tim W. – Ohio USA

Salutations Lady Lindy

…….. Its a day of sunshine here in the west but for reasons best known to my subconcious Ive esconsed myself indoors and am listening to rainfall. I possess two rainfall CD’s and thought I’d better give them both a hearing as Ive just about worn out the rest of my cd collection – but I can tell you that its been a auric delight to actually hear everything for what seems like the first time.

Its quite rare that a product (RGi60) can be better that its advertised hype – in fact its so good that today I fear I may inadvertently find myself reaching for my umbrella and mac if Im not careful.

I had reservations about buying the 50 (RGi60 – Ed.) watter and not the 120 (RGi120) beast but those doubts all but fizzled within nano seconds of ignition and Ive been like a pea on a hot shovel since. In fact Ive been so engrossed in relistening to everything that I’d almost forgotten that Im still single again ………

Again Ive diverted – this was meant to be a simple missive to say thanks in several languages ……….

Greg B. – Perth Australia

Hi Lindy, I wanted to follow up with you now that I have had an opportunity to spend more time with the RGi120. The short answer is: it is a wonderful amp! Lovely, smooth, transparent and ultimately musical – it is a constant pleasure to listen to. I am most impressed, as are all of my audiophile chums that hear it. And I have the only one on my block….LOL!

So thank you once again for information and thoughts. I will keep my eye on your website and strongly consider another of your amps when I next in the market. I will also recommend your products highly to anyone I know in the market.

I totally agree with your statement that the “effect stays fresh.” I have been listening to the RGi120 almost exclusively now since I received it (in place of some much more expensive gear) and I have not tired of it one bit!

Thanks again and I will keep in touch.

Regards,

Dean M. – USA

Hi Lindy,

Well, I’m really enjoying the whole cake! 😉 The amplifier (REDGUM RGi120) is amazing! I can hear everything! Too much even in a sense….I can hear edits where vocal takes are swapped mid phrase, etc. It shows any/all audio engineering mistakes in a recorded performance. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if REDGUM amplifiers are used in recording studios. If not, then perhaps there’s another market for you.

Thanks again,

Patrick. B – Australia

Hi Lindy and Ian,

Thankyou both for providing excellent after sales service with the minor problems I had with my amp (REDGUM RGH900p & RGH900-1). It has now had a few weeks of use with almost three days non stop after the second fix. It is just great, there is nothing more I can add. Looking forward to purchasing your great speakers some time down the track. Actually a few years down the track.

Thanks once again for a great product and after sales service . I have not experienced this standard of service anywhere else.

Interestingly I do not have the volume up anywhere near the levels that I previously used. I don’t need the volume to get the full dynamic range and feel of the music, it comes through superbly even on low volumes.

Cheers

Paul L. – Eltham Australia

Hello Lindy!

Guess what…I bought a Redgum 175 three pack! (REDGUM RGM175) Knew I would at some stage…

Have been running the Bryston for 6 months now as you know…however never really been happy. Move the little (REDGUM RGi35) RG35 in occasionally to get a better sound from the VAF’s. A little while ago I picked up some 300B monoblocks and have enjoyed the sound very much also…they just don’t have the same bass control and strength of the Big Bad Bryston and the little 35…….

Sound is familiar to me…certainly better than the BBB.

Chiz,
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Mat C – Bruny Is. Australia

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