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Dayens Menuetto - Voir et Emouvoir(France) review

Dayens Menuetto Integrated

Dayens Menuetto - Voir et Emouvoir(France) review
  • "The Menuetto has a charming look, black finish and compact size, with a light green light on the front panel. The weight of the Menuetto surprised me; I did not anticipate a hefty 7.5kgs for such a compact chassis (much of this due to the power supply)" 
  • "Some of the discs I listen to a lot at the moment like the latest Brad Meldhau and Mariza (a fabulous Fado singer) had a very pleasing natural presence."
  • "Dayens is a brand that has to be considered from now on. The musical performance compared to its price is remarkable. The customer is assured ‘a lot for his money’."
  • "Well done to Neil for having found this brand and thank you for providing the Menuetto for this review. The Menuetto will soon be available in the auditorium of Voir et Emouvoir."
 
Dayens Menuetto - Hifi Pig review

Dayens Menuetto Integrated

Dayens Menuetto - Hifi Pig review
  • "First impressions of the sound given by the Menuetto was a terrifically tuneful bass and dynamics that were instantly surprising." 
  • "Longer listening to the Menuetto got me really engrossed in its sound, it’s warm with vibrancy and surprisingly detailed and transparent, with a terrific soundstage"
  • "It comes packed with great PRaT, an informative balance of tone and detail and is dynamically capable of conveying drama and expression that will shock any Hifi aficionado."
  • "In this price range and a couple of bands higher, the Menuetto is going to upset some of the more mainstream brands with its confident attitude and remarkable performance." http://hifipig.com/
 
Dayens Menuetto - forum.polkaudio.com reveiw

Dayens Menuetto Integrated

Dayens Menuetto - forum.polkaudio.com reveiw
  • "My ears are not good enough to find any flaws with this piece. This was the Jordan Spieth of integrated amp world…it doesn’t necessarily do anything great, but does nothing bad. Solid all the way around. I’ll contradict myself here a little bit by saying that this piece was the most transparent of all the ones we listened to."
  • "I have one word to describe this pairing - LIQUID. Holee crapola. This pairing rivals some of the best I've heard. Everything just sounded so natural, like watching water flow. Everything was in its place, had a sweet sound to it, and was extremely organic. It wasn't forward or recessed. Nothing was overemphasized or underemphasized. This is approaching that nirvana that people spend years, sometimes decades, trying to achieve." http://forum.polkaudio.com/
 
Dayens Menuetto - Hi-Files reveiw

Dayens Menuetto Integrated

Dayens Menuetto - Hi-Files reveiw
  • "Homework for competition Conclusion As with other Dayens devices in Menuetto is noticeable great enthusiasm while playing all kinds of materials - it was made ​​by people who are themselves lovers of quality sound and good music, which you can clearly hear from every note. The visual impression is another plus, Menuetto, with it's discreet appearance and combination of classic and modern details, will easily fit into any environment. Finally, as already mentioned, freedom from non-core functions is not considered a minus but a brilliant way to get to the best possible sound at a given price. In this category, Menuetto is the champion." HiFiles No. 52, March 2013.
 
Dayens Menuetto - Positive Feedback reveiw

Dayens Menuetto Integrated

Dayens Menuetto - Positive Feedback reveiw
  • "After spending a couple of years in audio bliss with the Ampino, I felt the need to scratch my audiophile itch, and upgraded to their higher-end integrated amplifier, the Dayens Menuetto. An upgrade of this caliber requires a great deal of faith in a company and its products for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Dayens products are built in Serbia, and not readily available for audition in the US unless you live near their single US distributor in Georgia, which I do not. That said, I'm extremely happy with my new Dayens Menuetto integrated ($1250) - it offers the same open, lively sound, and extremely wide frequency range (1Hz - 200kHz) from a more powerful 40watts per channel. Output that is more dialed in, and just a touch more refined and dignified than the already excellent Ampino. Think: less "jumpy." Steve Kozle, Positive Feedback
 
Dayens Menuetto - Stereo Times reveiw

Dayens Menuetto Integrated

Dayens Menuetto - Stereo Times reveiw
  • "More over, the Dayens amplifiers (now two in my experience) have proven themselves reliable, very quiet in terms of electrical noise, and versatile in terms of preferred speaker pairings. I really wish there were a less clich�d way to convey to you that I really recommend you shortlist the Dayens Menuetto in its respective price range when auditioning amplification; especially if you particularly value tonal beauty but don’t want to put up with some of the added… errr… lets call it fun of owning a tube amplifier." David AbramsonStereo Times

Dayens Menuetto Integrated Features:

  • Audiophile integrated amplifier
  • 2×15.000uF Mundorf MLytic® AG audio-grade electrolytic capacitors in the power supply
  • Mundorf MCap® ZN tin foil capacitors for the input stage
  • One pair of Japanese bipolar output transistors per channel
  • Alps RK27MC Blue Velvet motorized potentiometer controlled by separate board
  • Short, clean signall path:
    • Omron relays triggered with rotary switch on long shaft
    • Alps potentiometer on long shaft, close to the input selector
  • No output relay purist design
  • Soft-start system with no turn-on thump

 

Technical Information

Specifications
Continuous Power: 70W/CH (into 4 Ohms) 50W/CH (into 8 Ohms)
Frequency Response: 1Hz – 200Khz (-3dB)
Sensitivity: 220mV
Input impedance: 40kOhm (RCA)
S/N Ratio: > 100 dB
Dimensions (H x W x D): 105 x 230 x 350 mm
Weight: 6.5 kg
Finish: Black satin

Line inputs:
4 analogue pairs
Mundorf MCap® ZN tin foil input capacitors

Outputs
Single-wire loudspeaker terminals

Construction
Stamped steel chassis, black satin painted enclosure
Black acrylic face plate

Internal power Supplies
1 x 200 VA Toroidal transformer
2×15.000uF Mundorf MLytic® AG audio-grade electrolytic capacitors in the power supply

 
Dayens Menuetto Integrated - inside detail
 
DAYENS Menuetto Integrated Manual (PDF)
 
 
 
DAYENS Menuetto - Stereo Setup
ATC SCM 7 disponibile in Demo
ATC SCM 11 disponibile in Demo ELAC BS 244 Stereo Setup ELAC BS 244 BE disponibile in Demo XAVIAN XN 250 Stereo Setup
BS 244 BS 244 BE XN 250 Evo
ELAC FS 187 ELAC FS 189 XAVIAN NEOX2 Stereo Setup XAVIAN XN Carisma Stereo Setup
FS 187 FS 189 NEOX2 XN Carisma
 
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