Forty-Something: 1982 Creek CAS 4040 Amp Meets Its 2022 Successor

In this episode, Mike and David remember the classic early eighties Creek CAS 4040 integrated amplifier – and praise its sweet, smooth and musical sound. Even by today's standards, it's a cracker of an entry-level integrated, they reckon.

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of its release, Mike Creek has launched a brand new replacement. The guys get a scoop-tastic first look and listen – and compare it closely to its illustrious ancestor.

The verdict is that – although a very different beast in technical terms, it's as impressive in today's budget amplifier market as the original. Watch out for a full, in-depth review of the new CAS 4040 at a later date...

Each episode of Hi-Fi Riff features the guys' unedited, unexpurgated views about all manner of weird and wonderful hi-fi designs.

Business executive Mike has a wealth of knowledge from his earlier hi-fi retail years, and David has written about hi-fi for thirty years. Now Editor-in-Chief of StereoNET, he's picked up a few things along the way.

So brew up a cuppa or crack open a can, and relax and enjoy some one-take hi-fi riffing – and please leave your comments below. Oh, and don’t forget to hit the Subscribe button, this one goes up to eleven!

The eighties-tastic title tune is called ‘UFO/Mike’s Jumper’, and used with the express permission of our old pal and rights holder Simon Lythe.
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