Amplifiers

Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC and Mjolnir 2 Headphone Amplifier

February 14, 2016
Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC and Mjolnir 2 Headphone Amplifier

Richard Barclay has posted a review of the Schiit Gungnir Multibit DAC (£1000) and Mjolnir 2 headphone amplifier (£720) at The Ear. His conclusions: “Individually, these are laudable products with interesting USPs that set them apart from pricier peers. Together, the two units complement each other exceptionally well and offer a seductively revealing, immersive...
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T+A PA 2500 R Integrated Amplifier and G 2000 R Turntable

February 14, 2016
T+A PA 2500 R Integrated Amplifier and G 2000 R Turntable

Rene van Es has posted a review of the T+A PA 2500 R integrated amplifier (£5577) and G 2000 R turntable (£4719) at The Ear. His conclusions: “In the PA 2500 R integrated amplifier and the G 2000 R record player T+A has created two components that combine solid build, flawless operation and exceptional...
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Chord Electronics Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

February 14, 2016
Chord Electronics Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Jason Kennnedy has posted a review of the Chord Electronics Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC (£399) at The Ear. His conclusions: “The Mojo is a remarkable achievement for any company let alone one of Chord’s size, I suspect that it could change that aspect of things quite significantly once the non audiophile world comes to terms...
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Benchmark’s AHB2 Stereo Amplifier

February 13, 2016
Benchmark’s AHB2 Stereo Amplifier

Hifiqc has posted a review of the Benchmark’s AHB2 stereo amplifier ($2995) at Hi Fidelity Quality Control. His conclusions: “The Benchmark amplifier allowed for dense music mixes to be fully appreciated. Micro-dynamic detail was never lost or distorted, even as complex passages competed. Orchestral and Popular music mixes equally excelled on the AHB2 with...
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Fezz Audio Silver Luna EL34 Valve Amplifier

February 13, 2016
Fezz Audio Silver Luna EL34 Valve Amplifier

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the Fezz Audio Silver Luna EL34 valve amplifier (£725) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “It is a sweet natured beast rather than a snorting bull of an amp, but it can kick like a mule when called to do so, provided you don’t pair it with inefficient...
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ampsandsound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier

February 13, 2016
ampsandsound Kenzie Headphone Amplifier

Dean Seislove has posted a review of the ampsandsound Kenzie headphone amplifier ($1500) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Some people will want an amp with more bite and slam than you might find in the Kenzie, especially with electronic and aggressive rock music. I’m listening to Mogwai’s “San Pedro” right now, and couldn’t wish...
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Arcam FMJ A29 Integrated Amplifier

February 11, 2016
Arcam FMJ A29 Integrated Amplifier

Lim Juan has posted a review of the Arcam FMJ A29 integrated amplifier (£995) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “Compact and powerful with a clean and expansive sound, the FMJ A29 will please its owner with long-term musical satisfaction. For those looking for a traditional “analogue” amplifier with emphasis on sound quality over frills, the...
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GamuT Di150 Limited Edition Integrated Amplifier

February 11, 2016
GamuT Di150 Limited Edition Integrated Amplifier

Henry Wilkenson has posted a review of the GamuT Di150 Limited Edition integrated amplifier ($13,000) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “The GamuT Di150 is an excellent product whose sonic performance made the time that I spent with it a real pleasure. For anyone looking for a very high end pre/power amp combination in this price...
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Conrad-Johnson MF2275 SE Power Amplifier

February 11, 2016
Conrad-Johnson MF2275 SE Power Amplifier

Rob Johnson has posted a review of the Conrad-Johnson MF2275 SE power amplifier ($3850) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “It’s refreshing to enjoy a product that brings marvelous performance, and a high pedigree, within the aspirational financial reach of most audiophiles. To my ears, the marvel of this amp resides in its subtlety, naturalness, and...
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Optoma NuForce DAC80 DAC and STA120 Power Amplifier

February 9, 2016
Optoma NuForce DAC80 DAC and STA120 Power Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Optoma NuForce DAC80 DAC (£500) and STA120 power amplifier (£500) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “However, not so many years ahead of the game, and the DAC80 especially looks outclassed on paper by similarly priced DACs with DSD replay, headphone amps, Ethernet connections and more. All this...
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Viva Audio Egoista 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

February 9, 2016
Viva Audio Egoista 2A3 Headphone Amplifier

Scot Hull has posted a review of the Viva Audio Egoista 2A3 headphone amplifier ($7500) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “I wish this stuff was cheaper. But just because I can’t afford it doesn’t mean it’s not worth it’s asking price. If I could afford it — both in terms of sheer cost, and...
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Red Dragon Audio S500 Stereo Amplifier

February 9, 2016
Red Dragon Audio S500 Stereo Amplifier

Bob Barrett has posted a review of the Red Dragon Audio S500 stereo amplifier ($1999) at Home Theater Review. His conclusions: “The Red Dragon S500 stereo amplifier is not only a serious contender at its price point, it can hold its own against amplifiers costing considerably more. If you have loudspeakers that are somewhat...
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Jeff Rowland Design Group Model 825 Stereo Amplifier

February 8, 2016
Jeff Rowland Design Group Model 825 Stereo Amplifier

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Jeff Rowland Design Group Model 825 stereo amplifier ($32,000) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “So, no, the Model 825 doesn’t have the sonic profile of so much solid state, but it doesn’t really sound like tubes either. It is its own thing, and that thing...
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D.A.C. King 60V Maraschino Class D Monoblock Amplifiers

February 6, 2016
D.A.C. King 60V Maraschino Class D Monoblock Amplifiers

Marja and Henk has posted a review of the D.A.C. King 60V Maraschino Class D monoblock amplifiers ($3300/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “We played a wide variety of music and tried to put our fingers on the pulse behind the phenomenon of the more analog open presentation. After many discs and still more discs,...
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Thrax Audio Teres Hybrid Monoblock Amplifier

February 6, 2016
Thrax Audio Teres Hybrid Monoblock Amplifier

Key Kim has posted a review of the Thrax Audio Teres Hybrid monoblock amplifiers ($30,000/pair) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “At $30k, It’s not inexpensive but the Teres hybrid mono amplifier brings so much to the table that, relative to other reference amplifiers in today’s market, it’s a bargain. They produced magic with every...
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PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Monoblock Power Amplifier

February 6, 2016
PS Audio BHK Signature 300 Monoblock Power Amplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the PS Audio BHK Signature 300 monoblock power amplifiers ($14,998/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “It may not be fair to compare a $14,998 pair of amps with a $135,000 pair, but the PS Audios asked for it. I wasn’t surprised by what I heard from the darTZeels:...
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Naim Mu-so Qb Cube Music Center

February 5, 2016
Naim Mu-so Qb Cube Music Center

Andrew Everard has posted a review of the Naim Mu-so Qb cube music center (£595) at Words and Music. His conclusions: “At £595 this is no less than a steal: as befits more than 40 years of Naim tradition, the Mu-so Qb is quite simply the little box that rocks.” You can read the...
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SPL Phonitor 2 Headphone Amplifier

February 4, 2016
SPL Phonitor 2 Headphone Amplifier

Dirk Sommer has posted a review of the SPL Phonitor 2 headphone amplifier (€1650) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “As of this day, I don’t know of any other headphone amplifier that is as convincing as the Phonitor 2. It can drive low impedance headphones and reproduces soft music with such detail and liveliness...
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Rotel RB-1590 Power Amplifier

February 4, 2016
Rotel RB-1590 Power Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Rotel RB-1590 power amplifier ($) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Rotel RB-1590 is a beautifully made, sonically outstanding power amplifier. It offers effortless power, and near perfect tonal balance, with both XLR and RCA inputs, dual mono design, and no fuss operation.” You can...
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Fezz Audio Silver Luna Integrated Amplifier

February 3, 2016
Fezz Audio Silver Luna Integrated Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Fezz Audio Silver Luna integrated amplifier (~1000) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This is a rich, natural sound reproduction, with a well articulated midrange and an open treble. The amplifier is almost completely devoid of functionality as typical and known from other similar devices. Equipped with...
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Margules SF220.15 Preamplifier and U280sc Power Amplifier

February 3, 2016
Margules SF220.15 Preamplifier and U280sc Power Amplifier

Ron Nagle has posted a review of the Margules SF220.15 20th Anniversary preamplifier ($4599) and U280sc 25th Anniversary power amplifier ($5399) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “For music to have any real relevance it must reach out and touch inside something inside of us. It is better to follow a flowing stream of...
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Hegel H360 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

February 2, 2016
Hegel H360 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Philip Beaudette has posted a review of the Hegel H360 integrated amplifier-DAC ($5700) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “It’s packed with features, extremely well built, and has a nice, unassuming design. Most important, its superclean sound and transparency will appeal to those many music lovers who crave detail and resolution.” You can read the...
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AudioPax Maggiore l50 Preamplifier and m50 Monoblock Amplifiers

February 2, 2016
AudioPax Maggiore l50 Preamplifier and m50 Monoblock Amplifiers

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the AudioPax Maggiore l50 preamplifier (€18,000) and m50 monoblock amplifiers (€31,000/pair) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Audiopax delivered rich, deep performance with them, not trying to make them something they were not. They sounded right, as I imagined they should have. The system played recently recorded albums...
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Naim Mu-so Qb Music Streaming Sound Cube

February 2, 2016
Naim Mu-so Qb Music Streaming Sound Cube

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Naim Mu-so Qb music streaming sound cube ($599/$999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Whether it’s the effortless of the set-up, that it looks pretty damn good, the fact it doesn’t overdrive the room, the sheer clean-ness of the overall sound, or just the fact everything works together...
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Ming Da MC34 ASE Tube Integrated Amplifier

February 1, 2016
Ming Da MC34 ASE Tube Integrated Amplifier

Lucio Cadeddu has posted a review of the Ming Da MC34 ASE tube integrated amplifier (€2000) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “This amplifier is extremely well made, with cool looks and very good sound. It could easily be the heart of a good mid-class HiFi system, capable of supporting relatively consistent upgrades of speakers...
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