Amplifiers

Teddy Pardo PR1 Preamplifier and MB100 Monoblock Power Amplifier

May 25, 2015
Teddy Pardo PR1 Preamplifier and MB100 Monoblock Power Amplifier

Paul Candy has posted a review of the Teddy Pardo PR1 preamplifier ($1749) and MB100 monoblock power amplifiers ($2598/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “he PRE1/MB100 totally belied their appearance, size, price and power rating and behaved as I would expect from significantly costlier separates. These boxes from Israel ranked in many ways amongst the...
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Yamaha AS-801 Integrated Amplifier

May 22, 2015
Yamaha AS-801 Integrated Amplifier

Glen Wagenknecht has posted a review of the Yamaha AS-801 integrated amplifier ($999) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Yamaha have created a product with wide appeal that acknowledges legacy support but moves boldly forward. This integrated not only gets the basics right, it manages points of performance generally reserved for the much higher spread. The...
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Audio Note Quest Silver Monoblock Amplifier

May 20, 2015
Audio Note Quest Silver Monoblock Amplifier

Chris Redmond has posted part two of his review of the Audio Note Quest Silver monoblock amplifiers ($8175/pair) at . His conclusions: “Reviews are useful for whetting the appetite, piquing an interest and drawing up shortlists, but if, as a result of reading a review, you are tempted to listen to a component/system you...
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Raven Audio Shadow Reference Stereo Amplifier

May 20, 2015
Raven Audio Shadow Reference Stereo Amplifier

Mark Pearson has posted a review of the Shadow Reference Raven Audio Shadow Reference stereo amplifier ($6995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “This is the sound that makes you want to melt back into your favorite listening chair and forget about the day’s troubles as the music washes over you and soothes your soul...
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Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated Amplifier

May 20, 2015
Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated Amplifier

Terry London has posted a review of the Perla Audio Signature 50 integrated amplifier ($) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The Perla Audio Signature 50 has many superlative qualities to offer the music lover searching for an integrated amplifier. These would be its overall build quality, selection of internal components, materials used for its chassis,...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 18, 2015
Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo headphone amplifier-DAC ($399) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “I can see the Picollo being something more for the soulful, the vocal and with that better bass body a superior buy for EDM. It can also reach out to more powerful headphones than the RX...
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Wells Audio Innamorata Signature Stereo Amplifier

May 16, 2015
Wells Audio Innamorata Signature Stereo Amplifier

Greg Petan has posted a review of the Wells Audio Innamorata Signature stereo amplifier ($15,000) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Innamorata Signature is another milestone in my reviewing days. Sounding like no other amp I have heard, it has musical magic running through its veins. This amp really took me by surprise. Very Highly...
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Clones Audio API Preamplifier and 55PM Monoblock Amplifiers

May 13, 2015
Clones Audio API Preamplifier and 55PM Monoblock Amplifiers

Greg Voth has posted a review of the Clones Audio API preamplifier ($775) and 55PM monoblock amplifiers ($1400/pair) at Stereo Time. His conclusions: “If in the market for affordable, well-built separates, the Clones Audio components are a great place to start. Your search might just end there.” You can read the full review here.
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Gryphon Audio Designs Atilla Integrated Amplifier and Scorpio CD Player

May 11, 2015
Gryphon Audio Designs Atilla Integrated Amplifier and Scorpio CD Player

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Gryphon Audio Designs Atilla integrated amplifier (€6950) and Scorpio CD player (€6950) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “Despite being only the first rung on the Gryphon ladder, these products are impressive enough to constitute all the CD player or amp many of us might ever...
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Tenor Audio 350HP Monoblock Amplifiers

May 10, 2015
Tenor Audio 350HP Monoblock Amplifiers

Mike Malinowski has posted a review of the Tenor Audio 350HP monoblock amplifiers ($125,000/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Let’s be honest. Not many readers actually need the increased power. Unless you are powering MBL’s Extremes in a 500m³ room, 1’500 watts into 2Ω might be overkill. But there is far more to the 350M...
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Resolution Audio Cantata MC Music Server and M100 Monoblock Amplifier

May 9, 2015
Resolution Audio Cantata MC Music Server and M100 Monoblock Amplifier

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the Resolution Audio Cantata MC music server ($6990) and M100 monoblock amplifiers ($9800/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Cantata MC proved flawless in operation and extraordinarily capable whether performing the role of CD player, DAC or preamplifier. The M100 monoblocks were equally adept in their more simplistic...
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PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amplifier-DAC

May 8, 2015
PS Audio Sprout Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Hi-Fi Choice has posted a review of the PS Audio Sprout integrated amplifier-DAC (£650). Their conclusions: “While its lower bass is not quite as clean as some rivals, its top end is nicely refined with a strong and confident soundstage presence for such a modest output. If you’re building a fuss-free second system, the...
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McIntosh C1000T Premplifier, MC2301 Amplifier, and MCD1100 SACD Player

May 8, 2015
McIntosh C1000T Premplifier, MC2301 Amplifier, and MCD1100 SACD Player

Jacek Pazio has posted a review of the McIntosh C1000T preamplifier ($9000), MC2301 amplifier ($22,000/pair), and MCD1100 SACD player ($11,000) at Sound Rebels. His conclusions: “It was the first time I hosted a complete set made by the American McIntosh and only now I can make any statement about it. I was really surprised...
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Göbel Lacorde Statement Cables

May 8, 2015
Göbel Lacorde Statement Cables

Clement Perry has posted a review of the Göbel Lacorde Statement cables (€5000-€20,000) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “A high sticker price doesn’t guarantee a better sounding product. Unfortunately however, the best products I know of and have heard over the past twenty years do usually come with a hefty asking price. The Göbel...
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Graham Slee Proprius Monoblock Power Amplifier

May 8, 2015
Graham Slee Proprius Monoblock Power Amplifier

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Graham Slee Proprius monoblock power amplifiers ($) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “This amplifier is certainly something I love, but the sound is not a white wash, nor is it only gentle. This is real Class A in a pint pot, and well worth the price.”...
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Burson Conductor Virtuoso Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 8, 2015
Burson Conductor Virtuoso Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Burson Conductor Virtuoso headphone amplifier-DAC ($1495-$1995) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “The Burson Audio Conductor Virtuoso is one solid performer delivering a compelling sound image portrayed with exacting detail and delineation. While some care needs to be taken when mated with high sensitivity headphones, the right match...
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LH Labs Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 7, 2015
LH Labs Geek Out 1000 Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Patrick Dillion has posted a review of the LH Labs Geek Out 1000 headphone amplifier-DAC ($299) at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “Whether you’re starting out in your HRA adventures, or need a USB DAC that’s as compact and convenient as can be, the Geek Out offers exceptional engineering at a down to earth price. It’s...
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Audiolab 8200MB Monoblock Power Amplifier

May 6, 2015
Audiolab 8200MB Monoblock Power Amplifier

WL Low has posted a review of the Audiolab 8200MB monoblock power amplifiers (£1999/pair) at AV2DAY. His conclusions: “You’ll be an entry level phool if you do not consider this Audiolab pair of mono blocks when setting up a Hi-Fi system, because this is an amp the will take you all the way in...
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Burson Virtuoso Conductor Headphone Amplifier-DAC

May 5, 2015
Burson Virtuoso Conductor Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the Burson Virtuoso Conductor headphone amplifier-DAC ($1995) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “If you in the market for a product that delivers value and musicality the Virtuoso should be on your short list for audition and may be exactly the product that can get you closer to your...
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Luxman L-550AX Integrated Amplifier

May 4, 2015
Luxman L-550AX Integrated Amplifier

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Luxman L-550AX integrated amplifier ($4990) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “The Luxman L-550AX is the best-sounding integrated amplifier for under $5000. Its classic design and high-quality materials set it well apart from its peers, and grace it with an inherent coolness and sophistication that smack of...
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Bricasti Design M28 Monoblock Amplifier

May 2, 2015
Bricasti Design M28 Monoblock Amplifier

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Bricasti Design M28 monoblock amplifiers ($/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Overall, though, I still found the M28′s overall sound, though fully extended on bottom, to be only moderately well-articulated compared to my far more expensive reference monoblocks, the darTZeel NHB-458s (or to what I recall of...
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Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Amplifier

May 1, 2015
Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Amplifier

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Classé Sigma AMP5 five-channel Amplifier ($3500) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: ” I’ve been impressed with several recent class-D amps, but the Sigma AMP5 brought me a new level of performance that easily competes with or outperforms comparable nonswitching designs....
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Hegel Music Systems H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

May 1, 2015
Hegel Music Systems H160 Integrated Amplifier-DAC

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Hegel Music Systems H160 integrated amplifier-DAC ($3500) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “…I can’t think of a competing integrated amplifier that comes close to its combination of excellent top-to-bottom sound, fabulous remote control, plentiful power, and one of the most comprehensive ranges of features I’ve seen...
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Goldmund Telos 360 Monoblock Amplifiers

April 30, 2015
Goldmund Telos 360 Monoblock Amplifiers

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Goldmund Telos 360 monoblock amplifiers (CHF 39,950/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “With speakers whose warmth is built in with strategic radiation patterns and minor response tweaks à la Kaiser, the Telos 360 amps are truly ideal and ultimate choices which prevent additive fattening, decelleration and coagulation....
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Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 28, 2015
Chord Hugo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Dan Worth has posted a review of the Chord Hugo headphone amplifier-DAC (£1400) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The sound is articulate, controlled, expressive and intense. Many genres of music are covered exceptionally well and the unit produces a soundstage which is vast and stable. All in all it’s a truly pleasing piece of...
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