Amplifiers

T+A HV Series Components and Solitaire CWT Loudspeakers

September 19, 2014
T+A HV Series Components and Solitaire CWT Loudspeakers

Jacek Pazio has posted a review of the T+A HV series components and loudspeakers at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “At the same time I must point out, that my system is not so universal as the tested one, and the chosen repertoire was a conscious choice with many flaws for potential buyers of the...
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ALO Audio International+ Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 19, 2014
ALO Audio International+ Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the ALO Audio International+ headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I will recommend the International+ to anyone who wants a good, small dac that also owns some mid tier headphones with balanced cables. This is a good product that tries hard to please you no matter...
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Plinius P10 Power Amplifier

September 18, 2014
Plinius P10 Power Amplifier

Fabio Barbato has posted a review of the Plinius Audio P10 power amplifier (€5990) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “So, in brief: a great power amplifier, with a great look. An iron hand in a velvet glove, where the glove is dense and refined, pleasant to touch. An amp capable of driving also very though...
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Wyred 4 Sound mINT Integrated Amplifier-DAC

September 17, 2014
Wyred 4 Sound mINT Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Sathyan Sundaram has posted a review of the Wyred 4 Sound mINT integrated amplifier-DAC ($1499) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “In the mINT, Wyred 4 Sound has packed into a small package surprising amounts of features and quality. From the variety of input (and output) options to the room-filling amplification, I can imagine few...
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Merrill Audio Thor Monoblock Amplifiers

September 17, 2014
Merrill Audio Thor Monoblock Amplifiers

John Richardson has posted a review of the Merrill Audio Thor monoblock amplifiers ($4800/pair) at Stereo Mojo. His conclusions: “Well, the Merrill Audio Thor monoblocks are an awfully easy component to recommend. As with any component, no matter how good, they aren’t going to satisfy everyone. What can? That said, if you go for...
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Ypsilon Aelius Monoblock Amplifier

September 16, 2014
Ypsilon Aelius Monoblock Amplifier

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Ypsilon Aelius monoblock amplifiers ($36,000/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: ” Whether the Aelius was paired with the matching PST 100 or my Trinity Preamp, the verdict was the same. These products are communication specialists. Everybody enjoyed them. I was very tempted to hold on to...
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Roksan Oxygene Integrated Amplifier

September 15, 2014
Roksan Oxygene Integrated Amplifier

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of the Roksan Oxygene integrated amplifier ($4800). Its conclusions: “There is definitely a section of the audio enthusiast market that cares as much for the product aesthetics and the convenience of wireless, as it does for the sound quality and that is the segment that should gravitate to...
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NAD D3020 Integrated Amplifier

September 15, 2014
NAD D3020 Integrated Amplifier

Dean Shopes has posted a review of the NAD D3020 integrated amplifier ($499) at AVHub. His conclusions: “If you’re after a small form-factor, vertically-oriented amplifier that’s absolutely ideal for computer-based/streaming applications, NAD’s new D3020 is a little cracker. ” You can read the full review here.
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Auris Audio Forte 6550 Monoblock Amplifiers

September 15, 2014
Auris Audio Forte 6550 Monoblock Amplifiers

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Auris Audio Forte 6550 monoblock amplifiers (€14,000/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “WIth my solid-wood speakers from soundkaos and Boenicke, the Auris monos took the sound from clear broth to chunky stew. It was all about substance, richly delivered colours and an insistent robust here, not there....
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Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 15, 2014
Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Malcolm Steward has posted a review of the Chord Hugo portable headphone amplifier-DAC (£1400) at TopAudioGear. His conclusions: “In short then one can summarise the Chord Hugo as a component that can be viewed as vital to complete any streaming source, not to mention its truly fantastic, outstanding capabilities as a headphone amplifier. In...
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Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE integrated Amplifier-DAC

September 15, 2014
Peachtree Audio Nova 220SE integrated Amplifier-DAC

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Peachtree Audio amplifier-DAC ($1999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Finally, if you marry up the GoldenEar Triton Ones with the Peachtree Nova 220SE, you wind up with a smashingly good high-end audio system that costs a tick under £6,500 (cabling not included). If you stop to think...
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OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier and PM-1 Headphones

September 14, 2014
OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier and PM-1 Headphones

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the OPPO HA-1 headphone amplifier (~€1649) and PM-1 planar magnetic headphones (~€1539) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “That leads us to a simple statement – the OPPO’s first headphones and DAC/headphone amplifiers set the bar really high. PM-1, in my opinion, do not offer the highest sound...
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Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 13, 2014
Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800R headphone amplifier-DAC (€1499) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “A single CMA800R is a damn good headphone amplifier, one of few best I had a chance to listen to so far. It offers an amazingly clear, transparent sound, detailed, resolving and fast. But at the...
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Sugden Sapphire FBA800 Power Amplifier

September 11, 2014
Sugden Sapphire FBA800 Power Amplifier

Francesco Taddei has posted a review of the Sugden Sapphire FBA800 power amplifier (€7300) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “Which is the target for the Sugden FBA800? For sure an expert audiophile that has found in the high efficiency systems his ideal system. Someone that prefers quality to quantity, that can be touched by a...
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AURALiC Gemini 2000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

September 9, 2014
AURALiC Gemini 2000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Audiohead has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone amplifier-DAC ($1999) at audiohead.com. His conclusions: “It’s the all-in-one-lover’s all-in-one . The Gemini cleans up the extremities and puts the entire headphone listening experience in the footprint of a coaster. It makes an excellent compliment to any swinging desktop and is an end-to-end...
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AURALiC Gemini 2000 Headphone Amplifier

September 8, 2014
AURALiC Gemini 2000 Headphone Amplifier

Jerold O’Brien has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone amplifier ($1995) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The form factor is elegant and practical, with options to match any décor or preference. The sound it offers is very good, and it pairs well with the headphones I had on hand for testing. A...
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MartinLogan Crescendo All-in-One Music Player

September 8, 2014
MartinLogan Crescendo All-in-One Music Player

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the MartinLogan Crescendo all-in-one music player ($895) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “Though the MartinLogan Crescendo has a winning combination of sound quality, build quality and ease of use, it’s a truly fun experience. Thanks to its wide range of connectivity, anyone can plug in, whether literally or...
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Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC

September 7, 2014
Arcam FMJ A19 and airDAC

Spencer Holbert has posted a review of the Arcam FMJ A19 ($999) and airDAC ($699) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With regard to sound quality, $999 buys you a musical, involving presentation with above-price-point performance in imaging. At 50W into 8 ohms and 90W into 4 ohms, the Arcam has plenty of power...
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Rotel RMB-1585 Five-Channel Power Amplifier

September 7, 2014
Rotel RMB-1585 Five-Channel Power Amplifier

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Rotel RMB-1585 five-channel power amplifier ($2999) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “It’s certainly a competent amplifier, and seemed well matched to each of the three speakers I tried it with. It made only small differences in their sounds compared to...
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Audio Research VSi75 Integrated Amplifier

September 6, 2014
Audio Research VSi75 Integrated Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Audio Research VSi75 integrated amplifier (£7498) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “This downshifting lark demands a lot and frequently fails to deliver. It’s 2014; we should be able to take preamp, power supply, power amp, and all the trimmings, put it all in one box and get...
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