Crayon Audio CFA-1 Integrated Amp Review on 6moons

Friday, March 6, 2009

6moons has reviewed the Crayon Audio CFA-1 integrated amplifier (EUR 3,240). This is a sleek looking solid state unit (photo) with phono stage and 28Wpc (into 8 ohms) of power.

Reviewer Srajan Ebaen liked its high resolution and bandwidth. In classic form, Srajan breaks out the big words for this one:

The unusual element is simply the completely thermionic gestalt whereby it handles space, interrelatedness and flow, the intangible organic aspects writers default into poetry for to capture.

In his conclusion, he notes:

Once we add the phono stage, full-function remote, adjustable features and stare at the €3,240 sticker, the only proper response is an award.

Read the full review, then check out the latest bit of audio review controversy. It seems 6moons took delivery of a pair of EUR 15,000 speakers for review. After Srajan noted some cosmetic and functional issues in his preview, the maker asked for the speakers back in order to make modifications and resubmit them, which is obviously a no-no. I like Srajan’s approach here–standing his ground and simply posting the facts. As he says, “Shit happens.”

aniso March 7, 2009 at 10:16 am

Once they sponsor an ad, he’ll certainly take the mod, drivel something and move on.

Will March 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I believe they were an advertiser. I am not the biggest fan of Srajan, but he seemed to handle this correctly.