Amplifiers

Trilogy 925 Integrated Amplifier

March 29, 2015
Trilogy 925 Integrated Amplifier

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the Trilogy 925 integrated amplifier (~€13,000) at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “An integrated amplifier, that plays Music, Music with a capital M, and that has incredible configuration options, and yet can be operated with your eyes closed. The Trilogy Audio 925 is built by people with incredible...
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Raven Audio Nighthawk Integrated Amplifier

March 29, 2015
Raven Audio Nighthawk Integrated Amplifier

Patrick Dillon has posted a review of the Raven Audio Nighthawk integrated amplifier ($2295) at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “The Nighthawk integrated amp from Raven offers a heap of sonic goodness for the price. It’s well built, operates without fuss every time, is low maintenance, can drive most speakers with ease, and reproduces instruments and...
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Merrill Audio Thor Monoblock Amplifier

March 28, 2015
Merrill Audio Thor Monoblock Amplifier

Todd Bromgard has posted a review of the Merrill Audio Thor monoblock amplifier ($4500/pair) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “Merrill Audio Thor Monoblock Power Ampliers are an easy recommendation. Modern aesthetics combined with powerful yet cool running Class D technology provides a musically satisfying experience with vast soundstage capabilities, wide dynamics, detail and neutral...
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Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amplifier

March 27, 2015
Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Denon PMA-50 integrated amplifier ($599) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Denon PMA-50, is a true high fidelity amplifier that decodes every legitimate flavor of digital, including double DSD, and has enough digital inputs to satisfy. The fact that it offers flexibility in setup, looks...
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SiebeNCore DIY Stereo Amplifier

March 27, 2015
SiebeNCore DIY Stereo Amplifier

Jeff Poth has posted a review of the SiebeNCore DIY stereo amplifier (€325) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “In short, yep, it’s a rave. I try not to do that, as am always tempering my judgment and look for shortcomings. I am thrilled to have SiebeNCore’s spectacular amps. They happen to match my...
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Naim Audio Statement NAC S1 Preamplifier and NAP S1 Monoblocks

March 26, 2015
Naim Audio Statement NAC S1 Preamplifier and NAP S1 Monoblocks

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Naim Audio Statement NAC S1 preamplifier ($76,000) NAP S1 monoblocks ($133,666/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusion: “One could, for example, bring to the Studio Focal-JMLab Grande Utopia EM loudspeakers and Naim Statement NAP S1 amplifier. Would any other amplifier do justice to such music? Today,...
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Portaphile Micro Portable Headphone Amplifier

March 26, 2015
Portaphile Micro Portable Headphone Amplifier

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Portaphile Micro portable headphone amplifier ($499) at Headfonics. His conclusions: ” I would absolutely recommend it at this price point if you want that middle ground, can do anything type of a portable amplifier. Good job, Portaphile! This one is a keeper and is easily one...
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Audionet MAX Monoblock Amplifiers

March 25, 2015
Audionet MAX Monoblock Amplifiers

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers ($30,500/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Beyond a dynamic range and thrust power that is the envy of the competition—dynamic prowess doesn’t get any better than this—the MAX amps plumb the hidden depths of your favorite CDs and LPs. With the MAX...
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Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier

March 25, 2015
Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier

Michael Mercer has posted a review of the Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso DAC, preamplifier, and headphone amplifier ($1995) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “And I was prepared to go on with more track-by-track sonic impressions, yet after these listening seshs and others with the Virtuoso I feel confident giving it an enthusiastic thumbs...
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SPEC RSA-M3 EX Integrated Amplifier

March 24, 2015
SPEC RSA-M3 EX Integrated Amplifier

Jeff Day has posted a review of the SPEC RSA-M3 EX integrated amplifier ($1000) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “With my Harbeth Super HL5s and the Leben CS-600 / SPEC RSA-M3 EX Real Sound Amplifier the overall sound became warmer & richer, the images gained additional body & size and moved forward in the...
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Bottlehead Quicksand Battery Powered Amplifier Kit

March 24, 2015
Bottlehead Quicksand Battery Powered Amplifier Kit

Jeff Poth has posted a review of the Bottlehead Quicksand battery powered amplifier kit ($119) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “This has been a tough review to write and I’ve taken my time doing so. Bottlehead’s Quicksand is a unique product, superior to the low-end pre-manufactured Class D amplifiers I’ve worked with, but...
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AURALiC TAURUS Preamplifier and MERAK Power Amplifiers

March 23, 2015
AURALiC TAURUS Preamplifier and MERAK Power Amplifiers

Mark Gusew has posted a review of the AURALiC TAURUS preamplifier ($2499) and MERAK power amplifiers ($5998/pair) at StereoNet. His conclusions: “I found this component combination to be first class. You can separate them and by means of their inherent quality, individually they perform very well. The MERAKs more so, but together they make...
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Revox Joy S120 Integrated Amplifier and Network Audio Player

March 22, 2015
Revox Joy S120 Integrated Amplifier and Network Audio Player

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Revox Joy S120 integrated amplifier and network audio player (£2090) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “You pay a premium for the Revox name and the German manufacture of the Joy S120, but it’s a cool brand with a fabulous heritage. The player itself is pretty cool too;...
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Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier and PM-3 Headphones

March 22, 2015
Oppo HA-2 Headphone Amplifier and PM-3 Headphones

Lauren Dragan has posted a review of the Oppo HA-2 headphone amplifier ($299) and the Oppo PM-3 headphones ($399) at Sound and Vision. Her conclusions: “As someone who has reviewed literally hundreds of headphones over just the last two years, it’s been some time since I’ve been this excited about a new product. While...
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Pass Labs XA30.8 Stereo Amplifier

March 22, 2015
Pass Labs XA30.8 Stereo Amplifier

Jack Roberts has posted part 3 of his review of the Pass Labs XA30.8 stereo amplifier ($6500) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “I do think I need to say that with another speaker I might choose the Wavac over the Pass Labs, but with my speakers it’s a match made in heaven. Anyway, the Pass...
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Black by Bel Canto

March 21, 2015
Black by Bel Canto

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of Bel Canto Black components (together $55,000) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “You should find a dealer and audition Black if you are thinking of upgrading your digital domain and/or amplification. The components are available separately, but I would not break up what is obviously a beautiful partnership. It’ll...
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Oppo Digital HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC and PM-1 Headphones

March 20, 2015
Oppo Digital HA-1 Headphone Amplifier-DAC and PM-1 Headphones

David Robinson has posted a review of the Oppo Digital HA-1 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1199) and PM-1 headphones ($1099) at Positive Feedback. “Many audiophiles are grumpy about prices in the current high-end audio market, and grumble about not being able to afford new products. Well, amigos, this is your chance to get substantial value at...
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Arte Forma Mezzo Power Amplifier

March 20, 2015
Arte Forma Mezzo Power Amplifier

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Arte Forma Mezzo power amplifier (£1800) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The Mezzo isn’t the last word in poise or refinement (though it is far from unrefined), but what it slightly lacks in these areas it more than makes up for in sheer enjoyment factor.” You...
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NAD M27 Seven-Channel Amplifier

March 20, 2015
NAD M27 Seven-Channel Amplifier

Greg Handy has posted a review of the NAD M27 seven-channel amplifier ($3999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The NAD M27 is a very compelling seven-channel amplifier due to its exceptional sound performance, high efficiency, compact size, and rich casework. Combining all these attributes at a price point that is below relevant competing amplifiers compels...
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PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amplifier-DAC

March 18, 2015
PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Rene van Es has posted a review of the PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier-DAC (£650) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Sprout works nicely, offers just enough inputs and delivers ample power for efficient loudspeakers. But at £650 many full size amplifiers are available that will offer more power, more inputs, remote control and...
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ALO’s Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

March 17, 2015
ALO’s Studio Six Headphone Amplifier

Michael Mercer has posted a review of the ALO’s Studio Six headphone amplifier ($3900) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I can play anything through it without issue, from Miles Davis to Plastikman, jazz to techno, and the amp glides through all of it. Like I mentioned earlier: It’s also a killer reviewers’ tool, with...
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Krell Solo 375 Monoblock Amplifier

March 16, 2015
Krell Solo 375 Monoblock Amplifier

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Krell Solo 375 Monoblock amplifiers ($17,500/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Spending $17,500 on a pair of mono-block amps is a lot, but the Solo 375 delivers a lot. It combines a very smooth, un-solid-state, un-hifi sound with loads of power and dynamics, plus a design that...
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Simaudio Moon by Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

March 16, 2015
Simaudio Moon by Neo 430HA Headphone Amplifier

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Simaudio Moon by Neo 430HA headphone amplifier ($3500; $4300 with DAC) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “I think Simaudio’s Moon Neo 430HA will be a big hit among headphone enthusiasts. It can drive any pair of headphones I’ve ever encountered to loud levels; it can handle...
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NAD Masters Series M12 Preamplifier-DAC and M22 Stereo Amplifier

March 16, 2015
NAD Masters Series M12 Preamplifier-DAC and M22 Stereo Amplifier

Jeff Fritz has posted a review of the NAD Masters Series M12 preamplifier-DAC ($3499) and M22 stereo amplifier ($2999) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “Overall, NAD’s Masters Series M22 and M12 are nicely made, solidly performing components that give you access to music through a variety of delivery methods. That they do so while...
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Pathos Acoustics Logos MKII Integrated Amplifier

March 16, 2015
Pathos Acoustics Logos MKII Integrated Amplifier

Oliver Amnuayphol has posted a review of the Pathos Acoustics Lògos MKII integrated amplifier ($6295) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “I imagine that the Pathos Lògos MKII’s blend of refined sound and fantastically good looks is just the sort of integrated amplifier many audiophiles are looking for. It’s a thoroughly accomplished performer that makes...
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