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Bryston 2B SST Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Bryston 2B SST Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Boasting one of the best warranties in the business and the reputation as one of Canada's best amps (along with Anthem and Classe) Bryston is a recording studio and movie theater standard. Home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles alike love the somewhat dry sound of these powerful yet controlled amps. Read the Jerry Del Colliano review here. Read More

 
Mark Levinson No. 436 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson No. 436 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This rack mountable Mark Levinson 350 watt per channel power amp is about as big as the brand makes and is custom designed to power Revel speakers as well as any number of of top performing audiophile speakers. Jerry Del Colliano tells you why these amps were his reference amps for so long. Read More

 
Krell Evolution 900 Monaural Power Amplifiers Reviewed

Krell Evolution 900 Monaural Power Amplifiers Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

There might not be a better amp in the marketplace today than the Krell Evolution 900 mono amps. Designed before his departure from Krell by Dan D'agostino there is an "E" version of the amp that saves on power but who really cares when we are talking about this kind of power. With the best bass in the business, the Evo amps have an openness and air Read More

 
Cambridge Audio Azur 840W Amplifier Reviewed

Cambridge Audio Azur 840W Amplifier Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The stereo Azur 840W from Cambridge AUdio has 200 watts per channel, and an understated design that reviewer Jim Swantko wasn't too sure about. He did like that you could bridge the channels to be 500 watts. Read More

 
Marantz PM-KI-Pearl Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Marantz PM-KI-Pearl Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

After 30 years with the company, audio designer Ken Ishiwata is celebrated by Marantz with a line of high-end components. The PM-KI-Pearl Integrated Amplifier has 90 watts per channel. Brian Kahn tests it for HTR. Read More

 
Marantz PM5003 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Marantz PM5003 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Knowing that audiophilia knows no economic bounds, the PM5003 from Marantz is only $449.99. A great price for 36 watts per channel and a variety of inputs. We test it out and see if it holds up. Read More

 
Cary Audio Xciter Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Cary Audio Xciter Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Desktop audio is becoming more and more popular, and the Xciter line from Cary is poised to dominate. Featuring a USB DAC and this tube integrated amp that should both live up to its name. Jim Swantko tests it out. Read More

 
Anthem 225 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Anthem 225 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Packed with, you guessed it, 225 watts, the 225 from Anthem has a lot more power than your average integrated amp. Even more impressive is its price tag: only $1,499. Andrew Robinson gets one it to put it through its paces. Read More

 
Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo Receiver Reviewed

Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo Receiver Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Outlaw has made its name building high-quality, high-end audiophile gear, at budget prices. The $699 RR2150 lives up to that reputation with 100-watts per channel, a USB input, and even a phono input. Read More

 
Decware SE84C+ Zen Triode Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Decware SE84C+ Zen Triode Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Going a different route with their amp, Decware's SE84C+ is a single ended triode amp with, wait for it... 2.3 watts into 4 ohms. That jumps to a whopping five watts in bridged mode. But as Andrew Robinson finds, power isn't everything in the world of single ended tubes. Read More