Amplifiers

NAD Master Series M12 Preamplfier-DAC and M22 Stereo Amplifier

September 2, 2015
NAD Master Series M12 Preamplfier-DAC and M22 Stereo Amplifier

Mark Gusew has posted a review of the NAD Master Series M12 preamplifier-DAC ($6999) and M22 stereo amplifier ($5499) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “The transparency, openness and sheer power of the combination is stunning. With well recorded music, the dynamics, soundstage and lack of coloration of the NAD combination makes a very good play...
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Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 Headphone Amplifier

September 1, 2015
Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 Headphone Amplifier

David W. Robinson has posted a review of the Cembalo Audio Labs Spring 1 headphone amplifier ($1980) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Spring 1 does extremely well in delivering detail with soul. There’s a lovely touch of musical warmth, and a lilt to the sound that is quite fetching. Regardless of the type...
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Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Amplifier-DAC

September 1, 2015
Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1 Channel Amplifier-DAC

Phil Gold has posted a review of the Parasound Halo integrated 2.1 channel amplifier-DAC ($2495) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “So as I said I wanted the Parasound Halo Integrated to shine, and I got what I wanted. It concentrates on sound quality while including home theatre passthrough, subwoofer output, bass management, high...
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Naim NAP 300 DR Power Amplifier

August 29, 2015
Naim NAP 300 DR Power Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Naim NAP 300 DR power amplifier (£7295) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Once you’ve heard the DR upgrades in action, it’s not hard to understand why Naim made so much of this aspect of the Statement’s technology story. It’s also not hard to understand just...
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Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

August 28, 2015
Shunyata Triton and Typhon Power Conditioners and Sigma Power Cables

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Shunyata Triton V2 ($6995) and Typhon ($5995) power conditioners and Sigma power cables ($2495-$3495) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “Every component used to build these devices was scrutinized for their contribution to the overall design’s sonic result. I have no doubts that those of you with the...
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Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

August 27, 2015
Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

A. Colin Floyd has posted a review of the Hegel H160 integrated amplifier-DAC ($3500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “Over all though, the Hegel H160 is just a wonderful sounding and thoughtfully designed European style amplifier, which really lets you enjoy the music.” You can read the full review here.
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Bricasti Design M28 Monoblock Amplifiers

August 23, 2015
Bricasti Design M28 Monoblock Amplifiers

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Bricasti Design M28 monoblock amplifiers ($30,000) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Sonically, I find these amps to be without issue and I have zero complaints about the sound, the signature, or their contribution. I found them linear, with effortless extension. I have heard amps with faster...
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darTZeel LHC-208 Integrated Amplifier

August 20, 2015
darTZeel LHC-208 Integrated Amplifier

John Bamford has posted a review of the darTZeel LHC-208 integrated amplifier (£13,500) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “Offering fine sound quality and enough inputs to satisfy most system set-ups,darTZeel’s LHC-208 is a highly desirable Integrated amp/network player/ DAC solution for audiophiles determined to stand out from the crowd. It might...
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iFi Audio Retro Music System

August 18, 2015
iFi Audio Retro Music System

Chris Martens has posted a review of the iFi Audio Retro music system (£1650) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The more I used the Retro system, the better I liked it. In small-to-mid-size rooms it produced a pure, beautifully focussed, and intensely three-dimensional sound that would do many a costly and complex high-end system proud....
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Audio Research Reference 75 SE Power Amplifier

August 18, 2015
Audio Research Reference 75  SE  Power Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Audio Research Reference 75 SE power amplifier (£8600) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Reference 75 SE harnessed that grace and fluidity of mid-range of great Audio Research amps. included the surprisingly powerful bass of its predecessor, and pulled everything together to make you want to bask...
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Constellation Audio Hercules II Stereo Power Amplifier

August 18, 2015
Constellation Audio Hercules II Stereo Power Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Constellation Audio Hercules II stereo power amplifier (£85,000) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “But if you spend some time with the Hercules II, whatever you listen to after that is going to be something of a disappointment. It’s a ‘Plato’s Cave’ moment – if you have spent...
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Questyle CMA800R Dual-Mono Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 17, 2015
Questyle CMA800R Dual-Mono Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800R dueal mono headphone amplifier-DAC (€1500 each) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The benefits I heard overlapped with general lore on mono amps for loudspeakers. Soundstage scale, imaging specificity, low-level detail, separation, density, depth of stage and bass all improved. To what degree; and whether that’s...
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Bryston 28B SST2 Amplifier

August 17, 2015
Bryston 28B SST2 Amplifier

Chris Croft has posted a review of the Bryston 28B SST2 amplifier ($28,988) at AVHub. His conclusions: “If you want a really high-powered amplifier, there’s really no need to ‘compare the market’ before taking the not-inconsiderable plunge: Bryston’s 28B SST² monoblocs are the amplifiers you should buy. Simples!” You can read the full review...
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Linn Majik DSM Integrated Amplifier-Network Music Player

August 17, 2015
Linn Majik DSM Integrated Amplifier-Network Music Player

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Linn Majik DSM integrated amplifier-network music player ($4900) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “But what pushes the Majik DSM into a class of its own is Linn’s suite of apps, which turn the Majik into a thoroughly reliable and easy-to-use daily companion. Media from just about...
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Cyrus Audio Stereo 200 Stereo Amplifier

August 16, 2015
Cyrus Audio Stereo 200 Stereo Amplifier

Roger Kanno has posted a review of the Cyrus Audio Stereo 200 stereo amplifier ($3499) at SoundStage Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “Judging the Cyrus Stereo 200 by looks alone, you might think it would prove a capable but somewhat polite-sounding amplifier in the sub-100Wpc range — the sort of power amp that many associate with...
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Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

August 16, 2015
Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

John Granberg has posted a review of the Chord Hugo headphone-amplifier ($2495) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “Whatever the case, I see Hugo as a rather unique option. Good enough to hang with very expensive home devices, yet also capable of hitting the road in style. In this regard, Chord’s device stands alone —...
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Rogue Audio Stereo 100 Power Amplifier

August 14, 2015
Rogue Audio Stereo 100 Power Amplifier

Frank Alleshas posted a review of the Rogue Audio Stereo 100 power amplifier ($3495) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “I firmly believe that Rogue has delivered something special in its Stereo 100 tube amplifier. With the right speakers and recordings it is capable of transporting all the various instruments and performers right into one’s...
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Red Dragon Audio S500 Monoblock Amplifiers

August 14, 2015
Red Dragon Audio S500 Monoblock Amplifiers

Joël Chevassus has posted a review of the Red Dragon Audio monoblock amplifiers ($3998/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Keeping in mind many different levels of appreciation, I really think that these small red dragons stand well above “not bad considering they’re class D” to “surprising for the money” or other such conditional formulae to...
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Harmonix Reimyo KAP-777 Power Amplifier

August 14, 2015
Harmonix Reimyo KAP-777 Power Amplifier

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Harmonix Reimyo KAP-777 power amplifier (€19,990) at 6moons. His conclusions: ” It’s in the same general sonic class as the Pass Labs XA30.8 but still a bit richer or ‘wealthier’ in the midrange and upper bass and a bit portlier below 60Hz. And it’s a lot...
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Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier

August 11, 2015
Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier

Mark Gusew has posted a review of the Hegel H80 integrated amplifier ($3500) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “What the Hegel has produced is a really fine integrated amplifier that sounds better than it should at the price. When I first listened to it, well before knowing the price, I thought that the sound was...
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Rotel RA-12 Integrated Amplifier

August 10, 2015
Rotel RA-12 Integrated Amplifier

Ernest Denman has posted a review of the Rotel RA-12 integrated amplifier ($999) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Fifty years on Rotel is still going strong, and with the RA-12 the company has once again proved it can build an amplifier that’s not only richly endowed with features—and more powerful than you might guess from...
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Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

August 10, 2015
Hegel H160 Integrated Amplifier

Jacob Heilbrun has posted a review of the Hegel H160 integrated amplifier ($3500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “If you’re looking for an integrated amplifier that doesn’t reside in the Himalayan region of audio pricing, then the Hegel fully deserves an audition. To be sure, tube-lovers would be better advised to consider something...
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Chord HUGO TT Headphone Amplifier DAC

August 7, 2015
Chord HUGO TT Headphone Amplifier DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Chord HUGO TT Headphone Amplifier-DAC (£2995) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The digital technology finally matured. High quality turntable still offers something that no digital device can, but, in my opinion, it is no longer a decisive factor. DAC Hugo TT sounds so well, in such...
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Mola Mola Kaluga Class D Monoblock Amplifier

August 7, 2015
Mola Mola Kaluga Class D Monoblock Amplifier

Marja and Henk have posted a review of the Mola Mola Kaluga Class D monoblock amplifiers (€12,000/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Under these most challenging of possible circumstances, the Kalugas still triggered all our emotional sensors. Listening at low volume says so vastly more about a hifi’s true potential than SPL orgies. It also...
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Mark Levinson No 585 Integrated Amplifier

August 5, 2015
Mark Levinson No 585 Integrated Amplifier

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the Mark Levinson No 585 integrated amplifier ($21,595) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Mark Levinson No 585 integrated amplifier should be in the must-audition list for any audio enthusiast and music lover looking for system simplicity, intelligent design, versatility and exceptional audio performance.” You can read the...
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