Amplifiers

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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AVM Ovation PA8 Preamplifier and SA8.2 Power Amplifier

March 28, 2014
AVM Ovation PA8 Preamplifier and SA8.2 Power Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AVM Ovation PA8 preamplifier (£6000) and SA8.2 power amplifier (£9000) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Of the two products, the SA8.2 is the star of the show, but that doesn’t mean the PA8 is simply along for the ride. It’s just that I can envisage the power...
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Bottlehead Crack DIY Headphone Amplifier

March 27, 2014
Bottlehead Crack DIY Headphone Amplifier

Timothy Smith has posted a review of the Bottlehead Crack DIY headphone amplifier ($269) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Can the Bottlehead render this insufferable crime against the ear tolerable? Yes, yes, it can. Ivan’s synthesizer is so… nuanced. Who knew? That this amp allowed me to endure this song through headphones is a testament...
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AMI Musik DDH-1 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

March 27, 2014
AMI Musik DDH-1 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AMI Musik DDH-1 DAC and headphone amplifier ($549) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Five years ago, computer audio this good wasn’t possible at any price. Four years ago, this kind of performance would have set you back a couple of thousand at least. Now, you can get...
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