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Welcome to the world of power amps. Below and on the additional pages, you will find hundreds of reviews of audiophile grade power amps, including everything from affordable integrated amps to the most expensive tube and solid state amps. You'll absolutely be able to find the right amp for your floorstanding speakers or your bookshelf speakers. These pages of reviews cover every brand you could want: Audio Research, Krell, Mark Levinson, Cello, McIntosh, and dozens more.

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Metaxas Opulence Preamp and Soliloquy Power Amps Reviewed

Metaxas Opulence Preamp and Soliloquy Power Amps Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Australian audiophile institution Kostas Metaxas makes elegant electronics that try to push the limits. The Opulence and Soliloquy combination has more finesse than his previous designs. These aptly named pieces deliver sumptuous sound for reasonable money. Read More

 
Counterpoint Natural Progression Monaural Power Amp Reviewed

Counterpoint Natural Progression Monaural Power Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Natural Progression from Counterpoint has an austere design that belies the power hidden underneath. It's a whopping 75lbs, a big chunk of which is the 2000VA transformer. We give it a full test. Read More

 
Metaxas Solitaire Power Amp and Marquise Preamp Reviewed

Metaxas Solitaire Power Amp and Marquise Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Metaxas Marquise is a two-box preamp that is completely dual mono. Placement is critical to get the best from the Marquise. It needs to be well away from any mains power supplies and your cable choices will have a big influence on the quality of the overall sound. Read More

 
Sinfonia Preamp and Amp Reviewed

Sinfonia Preamp and Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Made by Musical Fidelity exclusively for the Korean hi-fi community, the Sinfonia Preamp is a purist product designed to deliver maximum fidelity and minimum frills. With elegant looks and a surprisingly low price, too bad you'll never see it outside of Korea. Read More

 
Gryphon DM100 Dual Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Gryphon DM100 Dual Mono Amplifier Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

When "big" amps aren't enough, there's the DM100 dual mono from Gryphon. It's 168 pounds of 100-watt Class A amazingness. It's bigger than some coffee tables, and it will blow you away (in a good way, of course). Read More

 
Adcom GFP 555 II Preamp and GFA 545 II Power Amp Reviewed

Adcom GFP 555 II Preamp and GFA 545 II Power Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

One of the all-time audiophile classics. The Adcom GFA-545 (GFA stood for GREAT F****G Amp) designed by the legendary Nelson Pass (First Watt and Pass Labs) this was the best bargain audio in the world at the time. Read the classic review. Read More

 
Sonic Frontiers SFS-50 Tube Power Amp Reviewed

Sonic Frontiers SFS-50 Tube Power Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The SFS-50 from Sonic Frontiers has a beautiful metal-on-metal aesthetic, and with 50-watts of Class A tube power it has the oomph to back up its looks. If you want to save some money back in the day, you can even build it yourself. Read More

 
Einstein Power Amp Review

Einstein Power Amp Review

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

What would you expect when you think about a company called Einstein? A certain level of cleverness perhaps? Maybe not a tube amp company based in Germany. Check out their 60 watt per channel debut product. Read More

 
Counterpoint SA-1000 Preamp and SA-100 Amp Reviewed

Counterpoint SA-1000 Preamp and SA-100 Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Counterpoint was a California-based audio manufacturer who specialized in tube gear. The SA-1000 was their entry-level preamp. It has a pair of 12AX7 and a single 6dJ8 for tubes, solid-state regulation, and a MOSFET line stage buffer. Read More

 
Lecson Quattra Integrated Amp Reviewed

Lecson Quattra Integrated Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The name Lecson may not instill confidence in the minds of potential consumers. In its previous incarnation, it wasn't exactly the most reliable of products. But the relaunch has brought us the amazing Quattra. Read More