Amplifiers

Kondo Kagura Power Amplifier

December 18, 2014
Kondo Kagura Power Amplifier

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the KondoKagura power amplifier (€160,000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It seems that when it comes to Audio Note Japan, Kondo-san found worthy successors who carry Kondo’s legend on. They give a very rare opportunity to a very few (let’s be honest – rich one) lucky people...
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PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier

December 17, 2014
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier

Robert Deutsch has posted a review of the PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP integrated amplifier ($4199) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Built to a high standard, with some very useful features—including Adaptive AutoBias, Bad Tube indicator, on-the-fly switching between triode and ultralinear modes from the remote control, and headphone output—PrimaLuna’s DiaLogue Premium HP is an integrated...
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ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier

December 15, 2014
ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier

Jerry Del Colliano has posted a review of the ATI AT6002 stereo power amplifier ($3995) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The AT6002 is one of the most powerful, resolute, quiet, and musical amps that you can lay your ears on, even though you can spend a lot more money on others that go to that...
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Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 15, 2014
Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 Portable USB Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Alpha Designs Labs (ADL) A1 portable USB headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at SounfStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The A1 headphone amplifier-DAC is pretty much faultless in terms of sound quality; add in its flexibility and DSD capabilities, and I could happily live with one for a long while....
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AURALiC MERAK Monoblock Power Amplifiers

December 14, 2014
AURALiC MERAK Monoblock Power Amplifiers

Mal Kenney has posted a review of the AURALiC MERAK monoblock power amplifiers ($5000/pair) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “AURALiC has made some great looking, well-built, energy-efficient boxes that offer a clean and precise sound without even a whiff of tweaky audiophile bullshit. It’s hard to walk away from that with anything other than...
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Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

December 14, 2014
Moon Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the Moon Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500; $4300 w/DAC) at The Audiophiliac. His conclusions: “The Neo 430HA, more than any other amp I’ve tried at home, unleashed more of the AB-1266′s uninhibited dynamic range, out-of-the head soundstage, extraordinarily deep bass, and clearer highs than any headphone I...
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Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

December 13, 2014
Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

Dawid Grzyb has posted a review of the Hegel H160 Integrated amplifier ($3500) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Despite many similarities, the H160 in the end is the more serious performers in many aspects as well as it should be. This can be both seen and heard. Given the significant price difference, the H160 doesn’t...
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Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 12, 2014
Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

HomeTheaterReview has posted a review of the Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1199). Their conclusions: “You can tell most budget-priced audio components are less expensive merely by their looks, but the Oppo HA-1 is an exception to that rule. It looks slicker and is more beautifully finished than any DAC/pre near its price. The HA-1...
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Grace Design m920 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 12, 2014
Grace Design m920 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Brian has posted a review of the Grace Design m920 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1995) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “For its part the m920 includes a vast array of inputs, outputs and adjustments from its pro roots that are very rare for the latter category. Its DAC section is highly refined, accurate and nearly surgical...
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D’Agostino Momentum Integrated Amplifier

December 11, 2014
D’Agostino Momentum Integrated Amplifier

Greg Petan has posted a review of the D’Agostino Momentum integrated amplifier ($45,000) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Having really little in common sonically with Dan’s designs of the past, the D’Agostino Master Audio Systems Momentum stands on its own on every level. Despite the steep asking price, I consider this device truly investment quality...
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Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 10, 2014
Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Robb Johnson has posted a review of the Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “I preset my mental expectations on par with the sonics I’d expect from a $300 DAC and hit the play button. Well, I found my jaw hanging after the first few notes. This little...
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Burmester 101 Integrated Amplifier

December 9, 2014
Burmester 101 Integrated Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Burmester 101 integrated amplifier (£5088) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Burmester 101 might just be one of those silently ‘disruptive technology’ products. Class D operation is going to be an increasingly important element in 21st Century music listening, and Burmester joins the small, but growing number...
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Audio Research Galileo GSPre Preamplifier and GS150 Power Amplifier

December 8, 2014
Audio Research Galileo GSPre Preamplifier and GS150 Power Amplifier

José Victor Henriques has posted a review of the Galileo GSPre preamplifier (£12,250) and GS150 power amplifier (£17,000) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “The GS150 is not only the finest sounding but also the most beautiful stereo amplifier Audio Research has ever built, which is saying a lot for a company...
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Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE Integrated Amplifier

December 7, 2014
Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE Integrated Amplifier

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE integrated amplifier ($1999) at Hi-Fi+. “In terms of sound per pound and far-ranging versatility, I think the nova220SE deserves recognition as one of the benchmarks in its class. Best of all, it offers the elusive and desirable combination of sonic finesse and...
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Atoll IN200 Integrated Amplifier

December 6, 2014
Atoll IN200 Integrated Amplifier

Json Kennedy has posted a review of the Atoll IN200 integrated amplifier (£1495) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Having reviewed two Atoll products in recent times, I have been impressed with their no-nonsense build quality and overall sound quality. There aren’t many brands that manufacture in Europe and are able to offer this sort of...
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Tsakiridis Devices Aeolos Super Plus Integrated Amplifier

December 5, 2014
Tsakiridis Devices Aeolos Super Plus Integrated Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Tsakiridis Devices Aeolos Super Plus integrated amplifier (£1745) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Tsakiridis Devices Aeolos Super Plus does all the right things in the right places. It’s decidely European in design and build, without costing a fortune. It sounds like a good valve amp always...
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Lambert “Play It By Ear” Headphone Amplifier

December 5, 2014
Lambert “Play It By Ear” Headphone Amplifier

Dubstep Girl has posted a review of the Lambert “Play It By Ear” headphone amplifier ($499) at Headphone.Guru. Her conclusions: “I have enjoyed listening to the “Play It By Ear” and I think that The Lambert Company has done a great job voicing the amplifier. The “Play It By Ear” is small, requires no...
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Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

December 5, 2014
Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Oppo HA-1 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1199) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “OPPO has always stood for solid engineering, great audio performance and smart packaging. The HA-1 headphone amplifier continues this tradition, and if anything, takes OPPO’s version of performance to an even higher standard than they have on...
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Monitor Audio Airstream A100 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

December 4, 2014
Monitor Audio Airstream A100 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Monitor Audio Airstream A100 Integrated Amplifier-DAC ($499) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “Monitor’s Airstream A100 is a honey of an amp that makes a compelling argument for never having to buy into traditional hi-fi of yore. With analog, digital, and wireless connectivity, an accomplished class-AB amplifier...
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Acuhorn S1 OTL Valve Amplifier

December 3, 2014
Acuhorn S1 OTL Valve Amplifier

Geoff Husband has posted a review of the Acuhorn S1 OTL valve amplifier (€2000) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “In the end I came to respect rather than love the Acuhorn, much as I did with the Acuhorn 125 speaker; though it’s not quite my personal cup-of-tea I can appreciate what it does. I’ve...
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