In the current issue (July 2011) reviewer Ken Kessler is charmed by the Audiant 80i, calling it "a charmer from Down-Under".
Used with his Wilson Audio Sophia 3 loudspeakers, the Audiant 80i "positively partied". He found it was "solid, loud, extended, with no hint of stress", "a testament to the beefy power supply" he continued.
Kessler also found the Audiant "revealed all manner of desirable traits, not least being impressive punch, bass extension and airiness".
Commenting on the MOSFETs he said "you gotta love those MOSFETs, fast and precise yet never grating, never aggravating".
Thank you Mr. Kessler for such a great review. We're honoured that you enjoyed the Audiant 80i such that you awarded it a Hi-Fi News Highly Commended status.
Thanks must also go out to our UK dealer Audio Emotion for supplying the review sample.
Head out to your local magazine store to pick up a copy of Hi-Fi News to read Ken's review of the Audiant 80i in it's entirety, or better yet subscribe to Hi-Fi News online and read the digital version now.
EDIT: Ken's review of the Audiant 80i is now available on the Hi-Fi News website.