To the FM enthusiast, it’s a first-class tuner with an outstanding amp and optional DAC built in for convenience. To someone looking for a good amplifier, the MD209 is an excellent amp with a superb FM tuner and a sublime DAC. And for those after an excellent digital hub, this ticks all those boxes and more. Building an FM receiver in 2016 seems almost anachronistic. Then you hear what the Magnum Dynalab MD209 does as an amplifier, a DAC, and as a tuner. After that, you start wondering why more people don’t look at a receiver like the MD209 as the perfect audiophile electronics nexus. Highly recommended!
By Alan Sircom of Hi-Fi+ magazine.