Amplifiers

IQ Audio M300 Monoblock Amplifiers

April 24, 2014
IQ Audio M300 Monoblock Amplifiers

Steve Lefkowicz has posted a review of the IQ Audio M300 monoblock amplifiers ($1495/pair) at Positive feedback. His conclusions: “Matched up to appropriate speakers (they worked great with three of the four speakers I tried them with), they are powerful, neutral, cool running and get pretty much everything right. They are well built and...
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Musical Fidelity M1PWR Power Amplifier

April 23, 2014
Musical Fidelity M1PWR Power Amplifier

Myron Ho has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M1PWR power amplifier ($499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “If your speakers are relatively easy to drive and power requirement is not critical, the M1PWR has a great sound and is a superb value, especially at the current street price of about $499. I loved...
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AURALiC Taurus MKII Headphone Amplifier

April 21, 2014
AURALiC Taurus MKII Headphone Amplifier

John Darko has posted a review of the AURALiC Taurus MKII headphone amplifier ($1899) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “The Taurus MKII is so darn dandy with inner-illumination and rhythmic timing that I was still able to enjoy the sound of artists I don’t dig so much e.g. Untold, The Eagles, Wilco. Tough...
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Primaluna Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier

April 20, 2014
Primaluna Prologue Premium Integrated Amplifier

Danny Worth has posted a review of the Primaluna Prologue Premium integrated amplifier (£2300) at Hi-Fi pig. His conclusions: “I for one would certainly stump up the pennies for one of these. Have a listen and see what you think and if your already on the valve train and have any of the variants...
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Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier

April 16, 2014
Rogue Audio Sphinx Integrated Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Rogue Audio Sphinx integrated amplifier ($1295) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “At a hair under $1,300, the Rogue Sphinx sets new benchmarks at this price point. Its sonics, build and feature set are impressive. And while Rogue essentially takes a somewhat classic approach with the Sphinx—aside from...
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Musical Fidelity V90-AMP Integrated Amplifier and DAC

April 16, 2014
Musical Fidelity V90-AMP Integrated Amplifier and DAC

Thom Moon has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity V90-AMP integrated amplifier and DAC ($349) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The Musical Fidelity V90-AMP is an admirable little piece of gear and proof of the old adage: Good things come in small packages. It can be the perfect basis for a great computer-...
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ADL X1 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

April 15, 2014
ADL X1 Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Steven Stone has posted a review of the ADL X1 Portable DAC and headphone amplifier (£395) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “While £395 isn’t inexpensive, when you consider the X1’s capabilities, both sonic and ergonomic, it must be ranked as an excellent value that can serve a multiple of useful functions in a variety of...
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HeadAmp GSX Mk2 Balanced Headphone Amplifier

April 12, 2014
HeadAmp GSX Mk2 Balanced Headphone Amplifier

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the HeadAmp GSX Mk2 balanced headphone amplifier ($2995) at Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “The Mk2 is a stellar performer that will compete with anything that is manufactured today at any price, and could be your final end game solution. If you are looking for...
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Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo Preamplifier and Concerto Power Amplifier

April 11, 2014
Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo Preamplifier and Concerto Power Amplifier

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo preamplifier ($22,000) and Concerto power amplifier ($22,000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo and Concerto are simply stunning musically, and among the best electronics I’ve heard. The transparency, the sense they convey of nothing coming between you...
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Rogers High Fidelity EHF-200 Mk2 Integrated Amplifier

April 11, 2014
Rogers High Fidelity EHF-200 Mk2 Integrated  Amplifier

Spencer Holbert has posted a review of the Rogers High Fidelity EHF-200 Mk2 integrated amplifier ($15,000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “I’m sure I will hear from readers about the merits of various other integrateds, but the EHF-200 Mk2 is certainly one of the best and most powerful integrated tube amps on the...
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Merrill Audio THOR Mono Block Amplifiers

April 10, 2014
Merrill Audio THOR Mono Block Amplifiers

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Merrill Audio THOR monoblock amplifiers ($4000/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Merrill Audio THOR mono blocks were among most engaging and sonically flawless power amplifiers I have had in my system to date. At $4000, they are the real deal, and come equipped with...
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PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Monoblock Amplifiers

April 9, 2014
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium Monoblock Amplifiers

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium monoblock amplifiers ($3199 each) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “If there’s been a better success story than PrimaLuna in the high-end audio market over the last decade, I haven’t heard it. The Dutch company continues to make top-notch products, while refining its brand and...
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Linius Kiokio Power Amplifier

April 8, 2014
Linius Kiokio Power Amplifier

Roberto Fugito has posted a review of the Plinius Kiokio power amplifier (€11,990) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “The amp gives back natural and present voices, stamped three-dimensionality and soundstage and, whit the proper recordings, definite details…amazing! What I found astounding is the way it creates a wide and deep scene and, at the same...
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Zesto Audio Bia 120 Stereo Power Amplifier

April 8, 2014
Zesto Audio Bia 120 Stereo Power Amplifier

Paul Seydor has posted a review of the Zesto Audio Bia 120 stereo power amplifier ($12,500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “That said, truth in reporting also requires me to add that the Bia is the only amplifier costing more than $10k that I’ve heard that I might actually consider buying for the...
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Unison Research Unico Upower Amplifier

April 7, 2014
Unison Research Unico Upower Amplifier

Gary L. Beard has posted a review of the Unison Research Unico Upower amplifier ($2895) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I really and truly enjoyed this amp. I think it could be tremendous with the right speakers—mine were only 90 percent the way there. Because of all the variables, it is impossible for me...
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Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold Headphone Amplifier

April 6, 2014
Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold Headphone Amplifier

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold headphone amplifier ($6450) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Like many of you, I keep a sort of running tally of the best audio systems I’ve heard to date—including, of course, the best headphone/amplifier combinations I’ve sampled. For now, Cavalli’s Liquid Gold, used in...
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Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated Amplifier

April 4, 2014
Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 Integrated Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Jeff Rowland Continuum S2 integrated amplifier (~€8925) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The bass is colorful rather than contoured. It has a great focus but seems rather soft due to rounding off the attack. It is slightly stronger around 150 Hz, which emphasizes double bass’s strings...
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Peachtree Audio nova125 Integrated Amplifier/DAC

April 2, 2014
Peachtree Audio nova125 Integrated Amplifier/DAC

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Peachtree Audio nova125 integrated amplifier/DAC ($1499) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “To sum things up, I would say that Peachtree has taken the nova125 forward, not just by a small incremental step, but by a giant leap. Relative to the original Nova, which was a very high-value...
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Marantz MM8077 Multi-Channel Amplifier

March 28, 2014
Marantz MM8077 Multi-Channel Amplifier

Brian Kahn has posted a review of the Marantz MM8077 multi-channel amplifier ($2399) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “I used the MM8077 in a couple of systems, with speakers from Wisdom, MartinLogan, and my reference B&W 800 Diamonds. Overall, the Marantz MM8077 performed extremely well, with a sonic character that leaned toward a warmer, fuller...
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Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier

March 28, 2014
Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Plinius Hautonga integrated amplifier ($5750) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “At the end of the review period, I found myself most impressed by the Hautonga’s transient speed, dynamics, and soundstage width. The amp was lightning quick without ever sounding lightweight, and its super wide soundstaging...
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