In a Hi-Fi News group test, our Mystère ia11 Integrated Amplifier was crowned “Outstanding Winner”. Hi-Fi News’ conclusion:
“My pick of the bunch though is the Mystère ia11, which really surprised me with the smoothness and neutrality of its presentation as well as the quality of its finish and the care which has also been taken over styling. Its sound is ideally suited to long term listening, especially if you have a preference for the gentler musical genres.
There is plenty of power available which means that you are not restricted to very sensitive loudspeakers, although matching may require some experimentation due to its high output impedance. Only the rather basic facilities let the ia11 down – a recording output (also useful for driving a headphone amplifier) and a remote volume control would make it easier to build a system around; but these are minor considerations when you hear how this amplifier sounds.
In my book it’s outstanding. HIGHLY COMMENDED.”