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For the audiophile, the stereo power amp is one of the foundational elements of their music or home theater playback system. Monoblocks, stereo amps, digital power amps, class-a amps, tube amps only start to describe the topic. Read below for the latest news from the best stereo amp manufacturers ranging from value players like Wired 4 Sound, NuForce, Outlaw and Emotiva as well as the high end players like Krell, Mark Levinson, Pass Labs, Audio Research and many others. Read our Amplifier Review page for reviews of the best audiophile power amps.

McIntosh Announces MXA80 Integrated Audio System

McIntosh Announces MXA80 Integrated Audio System

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This month, McIntosh will begin shipping its new integrated audio system, the MXA80. This compact all-in-one system combines a 50-watt stereo amplifier, a new DAC, a headphone amplifier, and a pair of two-way desktop speakers. The MXA80 has a total... Read More

 
NAD Introduces C 338 Integrated Amplifier

NAD Introduces C 338 Integrated Amplifier

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NAD has launched a new integrated amplifier, the C 338, that includes Chromecast and Bluetooth to stream music sources wirelessly from your mobile devices, and it is a UPnP client for network streaming from a local NAS library. The new... Read More

 
PS Audio Introduces New DAC and Stereo/Mono Amplifiers

PS Audio Introduces New DAC and Stereo/Mono Amplifiers

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PS Audio has announced a new product line, the Stellar Series, which consists of the Stellar Gain Cell DAC ($1,699), Stellar S300 Stereo Amplifier (($1,499), and Stellar M700 Mono Amplifier ($1,499). The S300 has a Class A Analog Cell input... Read More

 
NAD Debuts M32 DirectDigital Integrated Amp

NAD Debuts M32 DirectDigital Integrated Amp

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NAD has added an integrated amplifier to its Master Series. The new M32 employs NAD's DirectDigital design, in which the pre-amplification and power amplification are combined in a single amplifying stage and signals are converted to analog at the speaker... Read More

 
Marantz Announces New Premium 10 Hi-Fi Components

Marantz Announces New Premium 10 Hi-Fi Components

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In January, Marantz will launch two new hi-fi products: a reference-quality SACD player/DAC and an integrated amplifier. Part of the new Premium 10 Series, the SA-10 SACD player/DAC (shown right, $6,999) and PM-10 integrated amplifier (shown below, $7,999) represent the... Read More

 
Audio Research Announces VT80 Stereo Tube Amp

Audio Research Announces VT80 Stereo Tube Amp

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This month, Audio Research will add a vacuum tube amplifier to its Foundation Series. The new VT80 is a stereo amplifier rated at 75 watts per channel. It uses two 6H30 driver tubes and four KT120 output tubes, and it... Read More

 
ATI Announces New Line of Class D Amps

ATI Announces New Line of Class D Amps

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ATI has introduced a new amplifier line that uses Hypex N-Core Class D technology. The new AT5XXNC Series includes two groups. The AT52 group offers 200 watts RMS per channel at eight ohms, in configurations from two to eight channels.... Read More

 
First Watt Introduces the F7 Stereo Amplifier

First Watt Introduces the F7 Stereo Amplifier

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First Watt has introduced a new stereo amplifier, the F7--a two-stage push-pull JFET (input)/MOSFET (output), Class A design that uses fewer parts than any First Watt amplifier to date and offers 25 watts per channel into eight ohms. First Watt... Read More

 
Cary Audio Launches SI-300.2d Integrated Amplifier

Cary Audio Launches SI-300.2d Integrated Amplifier

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Cary Audio has introduced a new integrated amplifier, the SI-300.2d. It combines a 300-watts-per-channel Class AB amplifier with an analog Class A preamp gain stage. Digital inputs include USB (capable of native DSD up to 256 and PCM/DXD up to... Read More

 
Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amp and CD6006 CD Player

Marantz Announces PM6006 Integrated Amp and CD6006 CD Player

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In June, Marantz will add two new components to its stereo collection: the PM6006 integrated amplifier (shown here, $699) and the CD6006 CD player ($499). The PM6006 offers a variety of connection options, including three digital ins and a phono... Read More