“The amplifiers that Dan Panaitescu build are vivid. If you are “vivid” – musically speaking, and most of all if you know what you look for you will find your sound.” (Dan Iliescu – source

“My name is Dan Iliescu from Timpuri Noi and I am pleased to talk about the amplifiers built by Dan Panaitescu. To be clear from the beginning there is a significant difference between serial amps and custom amps, no matter who produces them. So, speaking of the 10w model created by Dan Panaitescu, after using it for 3 years I can claim that it is very special. First of all the equilibrium between the two channels (drive and clean) is impecable. Then the effect loop from the tube can be adjusted on each channel. It has a high quality slave-out with which you can take on a more powerful amp, and foot switch for effect and channel switching, but these are not what make the amp so special. What really makes it special is the incredible dynamic; the sound pops from hand with fantastic speed and the harmonics from the clean or the drive are richer than you have ever heard on a serial amp.  To better understand what I meant, I use a mic on my combo 10w amp with 75w and 8″ speaker a coupled the slave-out with a Marshall JCM 900 4X12″ and I was surprised to find that although the Marshall bit on the stage, the 8″ in front sounded better. It is an amp suitable  both for small spaces and also on big stages because of its very good slave-out. You can play almost anything on it, from acoustic guitar sound to funk or heavy metal. Even if you don’t master the guitar very well and it can be scary at first you can develop a special expression technique. It is an amp that responds well to the strictest guitar techniques. The amp should be listened live, with a good guitar and preferably a good hand, otherwise as the saying goes “bad things are a match”.   (Dan Iliescu – source RGC)

“I can say that [5 Wati Single Ended] is the finest and most clear clean I have ever tested on an amp…  It is a very difficult clean to tackle, extremely dynamic, something that I believe is the dream of every guitar player…  It ranges from a crystalline clean to a discrete crunch.” (Bob Marius, Bere Gratis band – Source RGC)

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