Amplifiers

Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

October 19, 2014
Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

John Grandberg has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone dock ($1999) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “It’s possible to get slightly better overall sound (not to mention more inputs and outputs) from a more traditional device such as the BMC PureDAC. But it says a lot about the Gemini 2000 that...
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BorderPatrol P20 EXD EXS Stereo Amplifier

October 19, 2014
BorderPatrol P20 EXD EXS Stereo Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the BorderPatrol P20 EXD EXS stereo amplifier ($) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Make no mistake, the P20 EXD EXS is a demanding, attention-grabbing, domineering presence in your system, but that’s ultimately what makes it so communicative and satisfying. Listen to a BorderPatrol amp and that...
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Accustic Arts Mono II Monoblock Amplifiers

October 19, 2014
Accustic Arts Mono II Monoblock Amplifiers

Frank Hakopians has posted a review of the Accustic Arts Mono II monoblock amplifiers (€12,500/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Stable into 2 ohms with sufficient reserves to set fire under the arses of sensitivity midgets, the Accustic Arts Mono II are archetypal classic muscle amps – but thankfully without the often attendant physical excess....
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Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

October 18, 2014
Hegel H80 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Hegel H80 integrated amplifier and DAC (£1300) at The Ear. His conclusions: “It must be clear to you that I really like the Hegel H80 in my smaller system. It distinguishes itself in its price range because of sound quality that reminds me of a...
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Abyssound ASP-1000 Preamplifier and ASX-2000 Power Amplifier

October 16, 2014
Abyssound ASP-1000 Preamplifier and ASX-2000 Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Abyssound ASP-1000 preamplifier (~€4500) and ASX-2000 power amplifier (~€9250) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The amplifier will simply point it out and emphasize. If anything, it is better to combine it with something warmer and calmer. The Abyssound will handle it just perfectly. All in all,...
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G•LAB Design Fidelity BLOCK Integrated Amplifier

October 16, 2014
G•LAB Design Fidelity BLOCK Integrated Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the G•LAB Design Fidelity BLOCK integrated amplifier (€4100) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The sound is deep and full with excellent resolution, but the ability to present edges and different planes, and to separate the instruments is not so good. The amplifier shows large planes rather than...
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Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE Integrated Amplifier

October 15, 2014
Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE Integrated Amplifier

Joey Weiss has posted a review of the Coincident Technology Turbo 845 SE integrated amplifier ($5999) at The High Fidelity Report. His conclusions: “To date, this is the finest integrated amplifier I have experienced. Providing such impressive sound at this price is a real accomplishment. You would be hard pressed to find a better...
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ATI AT6002 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

October 15, 2014
ATI AT6002 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the ATI AT6002 multi-channel power amplifier ($3995) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The ATI AT6002 is completely fitting of its Signature Series designation. It is a giant in the world of power amplfiers, and I have never been so happy to have...
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BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 15, 2014
BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

WL Low has posted a review of the BMC PureDAC headphone amplifier-DAC ($1699) at av2day. His conclusions: “The BMC was not only great with vocals, but also all kinds of music genre I played, including classical, jazz and most importantly rock and canto pop! It has the ability to transcend all kinds of musical...
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Roksan Kandy K2 BT Integrated Amplifier

October 14, 2014
Roksan Kandy K2 BT Integrated Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Roksan Kandy K2 BT integrated amplifier ($1900) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The K2 BT is a special component. Paired with multiple sets of speakers, sources, and cables, it never disappoints sonically. Aside from the shaky Bluetooth connection I experienced, there is nothing to quibble about. You...
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Peachtree nova220SE Integrated Amplifier

October 14, 2014
Peachtree nova220SE Integrated Amplifier

Mark Marcantonio has posted a review of the Peachtree nova220SE integrated amplifier ($1999) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “As smitten as I was with the nova125 last year, I’m totally impressed with the nova220SE. With nearly twice the power and an improved preamp design trickled down from Peachtree’s top-of-the-line X-1 integrated, it makes terrific music...
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Devialet 120 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

October 14, 2014
Devialet 120 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Devialet 120 integrated amplifier-DAC ($6500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The new functionality that SAM brings to the picture, along with the additional 10 watts per channel that the 120 offers is only a firmware upgrade away for existing Devialet 110 owners. Fantastic sound and drop dead...
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Centrance HiFi-M8 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 13, 2014
Centrance HiFi-M8 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Norman has posted a review of the Centrance HiFi-M8 portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($699) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “For a portable device this has a great sound and it’s very good by any standards. If I was travelling a lot and wanted something to turn my laptop into a high quality stereo to...
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B.M.C. Audio BDCD1.1 CD Player and DAC1PreHR Preamplifier-DAC

October 13, 2014
B.M.C. Audio BDCD1.1 CD Player and DAC1PreHR Preamplifier-DAC

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the .M.C. Audio BDCD1.1 CD player (£3195) and DAC1PreHR preamplifier-DAC (£3495) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This is how high-end is supposed to be. The B.M.C. BDCD1.1 and DAC1PreHR sound good. They sound good on their own, and sound even better together. They don’t sound ‘good for the...
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Sim Audio Moon 260D Neo CD Player and 250i Neo Integrated Amplifier

October 13, 2014
Sim Audio Moon 260D Neo CD Player and 250i Neo Integrated Amplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Sim Audio Moon 260D Neo CD player (£2450) and 250i Neo integrated amplifier (£1890) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Neo series takes up exactly where the previous models left off, instils the same sense of mechanical solidity and musical trust, and delivers the same engaging and...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 12, 2014
Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the ypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($549) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Thankfully the stellar build quality, excellent battery life and more than satisfactory amp and pleasing tonality of the Picollo DAC should allow it to pass the demo test for most discerning audiophiles with relative ease....
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Vitus Audio RD-100 DAC/Preamplifier and RS-100 Amplifier

October 11, 2014
Vitus Audio RD-100 DAC/Preamplifier and RS-100 Amplifier

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Vitus Audio RD-100 DAC/preamplifier ($14,000) and RS-100 power amplifier ($14,000) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “But products in this top-tier, this Summit-Fi level, really ought to come with warning stickers about how deep this particular rabbit hole goes. That said, I suspect that for the majority...
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Siltech SAGA Power Amplifier

October 11, 2014
Siltech SAGA Power Amplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Siltech SAGA power amplifier ($37,500) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “If you’ve got the money, this unique reimagining of how loudspeakers should be powered deserves your time and attention. Despite the SAGA’s few shortcomings, as soon as I pulled it from my system, I began to miss...
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AbysSound ASX-2000 Power Amplifier

October 10, 2014
AbysSound ASX-2000 Power Amplifier

Marja and Henk has posted a review of the AbysSound ASX-2000 power amplifier (€8750) at 6moons. Their conclusions: “Overall the sound of the AbysSound ASX-2000 was neutral and due to its V8-type power relaxed and in full control of even the most demanding loudspeakers. Regarding linearity over the full frequency range, this solid-state amplifier...
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Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier

October 10, 2014
Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity M6si integrated amplifier ($) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “After having the M6si in-house for several months, it’s no surprise Musical Fidelity has established a reputation for its battleship, handsomely equipped integrated amplifiers. There is no speaker this brawny amp can’t drive, and...
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