Preamplifiers

Bartolomeo Aloia Kueyen Preamplifier

April 14, 2014
Bartolomeo Aloia Kueyen Preamplifier

Paolo Di Marcoberardino has posted a review of the Bartolomeo Aloia Kueyen preamplifier (€3600) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “In brief, the Aloia is a best buy upon which you can rely to set a good system. If then you want to increase its level you have to spent a lot of money. A charming...
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Bryston Mini-T Loudspeaker

April 12, 2014
Bryston Mini-T Loudspeaker

Patrick Dillon has posted a review of the Bryston Mini-T loudspeakers ($2695/pair) at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “Mini by name but not by nature, these speakers are true high-end products when it comes to sound. Easy to place, offering accurate, smooth, highly satisfying sound, there is little to quibble about here. Partner with appropriately powered...
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Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo Preamplifier and Concerto Power Amplifier

April 11, 2014
Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo Preamplifier and Concerto Power Amplifier

Robert Harley has posted a review of the Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo preamplifier ($22,000) and Concerto power amplifier ($22,000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The Viola Audio Laboratories Crescendo and Concerto are simply stunning musically, and among the best electronics I’ve heard. The transparency, the sense they convey of nothing coming between you...
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Wadax Pre 1 Mk 2 Digital Preamplifier

April 10, 2014
Wadax Pre 1 Mk 2 Digital Preamplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Wadax Pre 1 Mk 2 digital preamplifier ($32,100-$38,000) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “First of its kind maybe, but the Wadax Pre 1 Mk 2 is going to be a hard act to follow, not least because, as I’ve already suggested, there is more to...
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Zesto Audio Leto Preamplifier

April 9, 2014
Zesto Audio Leto Preamplifier

Robert J. Reina has posted a review of the Zesto Audio Leto preamplifier ($7500) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “I was very impressed with the Leto. Zesto Audio has produced a well-made, stunningly gorgeous product that gave me hours of pleasure as I listened to a wide range of recordings. In this crazy market of...
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Parasound Halo P 5 Pramplifier and DAC

April 9, 2014
Parasound Halo P 5 Pramplifier and DAC

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Parasound Halo P 5 preamplifier and DAC ($1095) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Exceptional clarity. Exceptional dynamics. Neutral without being colorless. Very well made and complete for the price. What’s not to like? On paper, prior to its arrival, the Parasound Halo P 5 seemed like an...
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Audio Research SP20 Preamplifier

April 4, 2014
Audio Research SP20 Preamplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Audio Research SP20 preamplifier (~€9950) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “They will be met with a fantastic saturation and density as well as excellent tonality – slightly warm, saturated and tangible. That is exactly what the term “Warm Definition” intends to describe: a fantastically defined, warm...
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Audio by Van Alstine Fet Valve CF Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

April 3, 2014
Audio by Van Alstine Fet Valve CF Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Jerod O’Brien has posted a review of the Audio by Van Alstine Fet Valve CF vacuum tube preamplifier ($1899) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “If I had to describe Van Alstine gear in one word, it would be honest. This is well-made gear that delivers honest performance without frills. When I mate the Fet Valve...
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Parasound Halo P 5 Preamplifier-DAC

April 2, 2014
Parasound Halo P 5 Preamplifier-DAC

Erich Wetzel has posted a review of the Parasound Halo P 5 peamplifier-DAC ($1095) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The Halo P 5’s superlative feature set covers virtually every type of audio input that can be plugged into it. Its sound is neutral and resolving. The performance was stress-free, presenting nothing that would be...
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AVM Ovation PA8 Preamplifier and SA8.2 Power Amplifier

March 28, 2014
AVM Ovation PA8 Preamplifier and SA8.2 Power Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the AVM Ovation PA8 preamplifier (£6000) and SA8.2 power amplifier (£9000) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Of the two products, the SA8.2 is the star of the show, but that doesn’t mean the PA8 is simply along for the ride. It’s just that I can envisage the power...
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Ravven Audio Silhouette Reference Preamplifier and Monoblocks

March 27, 2014
Ravven Audio Silhouette Reference Preamplifier and Monoblocks

Mark Pearson has posted a review of the Raven Audio Silhouette Reference preamplifier ($9995) and monoblocks amplifiers ($12,990) at Positive Feedback. “In summary, I immensely enjoyed my time with the Raven gear, and I shall miss what it brought to my system. Time after time as I sat in my chair listening to music...
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Jeff Rowland Corus Preamplifier and Model 625 Amplifier

March 21, 2014
Jeff Rowland Corus Preamplifier and Model 625 Amplifier

Marcin Olszewski has posted a review of the Jeff Rowland Corus preamplifier (~€13,750) and Model 625 power amplifier (~€14,725) ay SoundRebels. His conclusions: “The almost two week long adventure with the Corus preamplifier and the stereo power amplifier 625 by Jeff Rowland allowed me to assess another idea for the sound, music and something...
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Gold Note HP-7 Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier

March 19, 2014
Gold Note HP-7 Preamplifier and Headphone Amplifier

Matteo Turotti has posted a review of the Gold Note HP-7 preamplifier and headphone amplifier (€715) at ReMusic. His conclusions: “If you are looking for a good amp for dynamic headphones and you strongly need a remote control, the HP-7 can be the right deal. Nice on view and with a convincing sound, it...
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Zanden Model 3100 Preamplifier

March 18, 2014
Zanden Model 3100 Preamplifier

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Zanden Model 3100 preamplifier (£11,495) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “It’s deft and agile, so that rather than bludgeoning momentum you get a sense of direction and purpose in the performance. This ability to fasten on what matters in the music is what sets the Zanden products...
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Teddy Pardo TeddyPre PR1 Preamplifier and TeddyAmp ST60 Power Amplifier

March 11, 2014
Teddy Pardo TeddyPre PR1 Preamplifier and TeddyAmp ST60 Power Amplifier

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Teddy Pardo TeddyPre PR1 preamplifier ($1749) and TeddyAmp ST60 power amplifier ($1399) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Listening to high-end systems priced at dozen if not hundreds of thousands of dollars usually is a unique experience. If you forget the price you should enjoy (usually) an...
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Alluxity Pre-Amp One and Power-Amp One

March 10, 2014
Alluxity Pre-Amp One and Power-Amp One

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Alluxity Pre-Amp One (€6100) and Power-Amp One (€8400) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The sound of the system demonstrates designer’s interest in a coherent presentation, characterized by mature tonality and high resolution, but not overbearing with detail. Portishead-type electronica and krautrock sounded so good that they...
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Accustic Arts Tube Preamp II Mk2 Preamplifier

March 9, 2014
Accustic Arts Tube Preamp II Mk2 Preamplifier

Frank Hakopians has posted a review of the Accustic Arts Tube Preamp II Mk2 preamplifier (€7,990) at 6moons. His conclusions: “That like my Makita the Tube Preamp II Mk2 doesn’t appear in the discount pages could be cause for reluctance. But consider its purely domestic manufacture of a quality that should promise reliable operation...
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Wyred4Sound mPre Preamplifier

March 6, 2014
Wyred4Sound mPre Preamplifier

Francisco Duran has posted a review of the Wyred4Sound mPre preamplifier ($1099) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “One of the most positive traits I find with the M series is that they have an ability to reproduce music that draws you in and lets you enjoy the music, yet are highly resolving. In other...
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NAGRA Jazz Preamplifier

March 5, 2014
NAGRA Jazz Preamplifier

David McCallum has posted a review of the NAGRA Jazz preamplifier ($12,250) at The Inner Ear. His conclusions: “The Jazz is superior in almost every way to my own Modwright LS 36.5 (which I do love), producing better dynamics, detail, warmth, bass control and overall musical texture. The Jazz replaced the 36.5 while I...
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Wow Audio Lab L1 Preamplifier and M1 Amplifier

March 2, 2014
Wow Audio Lab L1 Preamplifier and M1 Amplifier

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Wow Audio Lab L1 preamplifier ($3295) and M1 power amplifier ($2995) at 6moons. His conclusions: “In hifi it’s common to combat salt with sugar. If your speakers are too lean, the crass rationale is to use a fat amp. There’s another way of doing things. Now...
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