EWA M50

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jimbob
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EWA M50

Unread post by jimbob » Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 am

I feel I’ve had this amp long enough to do a short review. First of all I have to to give a huge thank you to Colin for being patient with my numerous emails and for being an absolute gent.

Colin kept me up to date with the progress of the build and the amp was packaged very well indeed.

The amp is impeccably finished and looks very nice. Nothing fancy, nothing bling, just a plain black case with the EWA logo, amp model and a power button on the front. All the connections on the rear look to be of very good quality.

I first had the M50 running through the P90sa with SSC straight from the back of th tv. Music was played from the Spotify app on the PS4. Straight away I knew this amp was special, it sounded stunning. All I wanted to do was listen to music, feet tapping and singing along. Brilliant.

I’ve always suffered with not getting huge volume from my NVA systems in the past but it was more apparent with the M50. Even with the P90 at full volume I wasn’t getting anywhere near the kind of volume that I should have been. A quick email to Colin and it was suggested that the output voltage of my tv was too low to allow me to get full power from the M50. Colin could have just suggested that I buy one of his preamps but instead he very kindly offered to build me a mini preamp. I can’t thank Colin enough for his generosity.

The mini pre arrived and is visually very much like the NVA P20. Music on... okay now this is what the M50 is all about... wow! Now this is loud, the kind of loud that has the sofa rumbling on deep bass notes. There isn’t even the slightest hint of the amp being stressed, it’s an absolute beast. Soundstage is huge in every way, vocals are unnervingly real and bass is just something else. It’s a very visceral experience but this amp also does emotion and presents music in a way that is captivating and touching. I love it. I won’t go into describing how sparkly the highs are or how lucid the midrange is because I don’t need to. I will just say that this amp is a music maker. Simple as that.

This amp is very special indeed and I feel very fortunate to own it. Colin is an absolute gentleman and I can’t thank him enough for his kindness and patience.
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by BillyBones » Sun May 12, 2019 1:40 pm

Blimey Jim, how loud do you have it? :grin:
P20 + A30 + LS3 + SSC + Squeezebox Touch + Yiang Sheng DAC-01A + Pioneer PD-30AE CDP + Synology DS118 NAS + Cube 2's sat on top of 70cm Atacama stands + Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohm headphones

jimbob
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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by jimbob » Sun May 12, 2019 2:07 pm

To be honest I don’t often play it loud, usually the rest of the family are at home so I don’t get many opportunities to crank it up. But it would be rude not to with a new amp... :grin:
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by Twistedheat02 » Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 pm

Ive never heard of ewa before this thread. Ive done some research and the m50 sounds like an amazing amp.

Anyone have one in the south London region for a listen? :0

jimbob
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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by jimbob » Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 pm

Aye it’s a lovely amp for sure. I hope you do get a chance to have a listen to one. If you’re ever up near Manchester then you’re welcome to listen to mine.
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

Twistedheat02
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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by Twistedheat02 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:17 am

Cheers buddy! Much appreciated!

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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by Colin Wonfor » Tue May 14, 2019 4:41 pm

I am glad you like it but you should use a M100 Pro to shake the sofa the dust falls out quicker and the floor moves.
It can be done so imagine it.

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Re: EWA M50

Unread post by jimbob » Tue May 14, 2019 10:52 pm

Colin I can’t begin to imagine how good the M100 must be...
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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