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Stereo Preamplifier News

Stereo preamps are known for being the audiophile component that is responsible to raising and lowering volume as well as switching analog inputs. In the old days, many stereo preamps also had phono stages but today's more cutting edge preamps have HDMI switching for video, subwoofer outputs, digital audio inputs and streaming features like Apple's Airplay. To keep up on the latest in stereo preamps enjoy this new archive below on stereo preamps. Click here to read a full archive of audiophile grade stereo preamps from top brands like Krell, Mark Levinson, Benchmark, Audio Research, Pass Labs, Decware, VTL, Lamm and many others. Read the full review archive on this HomeTheaterReview.com page.

Yamaha to Add Amp and Preamp to Its MusicCast Lineup

Yamaha to Add Amp and Preamp to Its MusicCast Lineup

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In August, Yamaha will add a stereo amplifier and preamplifier to its lineup of MusicCast-enabled products. MusicCast is a multi-room audio platform that allows you to wirelessly stream your personal audio sources and a variety of streaming services around the... Read More

 
Mark Levinson Unveils No. 526 Dual-Mono Preamp

Mark Levinson Unveils No. 526 Dual-Mono Preamp

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At CES, Harman's Mark Levinson brand announced and demonstrated the new No. 526 dual-mono preamplifier, which features a hi-res DAC and an integrated photo stage. The preamp has five analog ins, six digital ins (including asynchronous USB and AES/EBU balanced),... Read More

 
Pass Labs Shipping New Xs Phono Preamplifier

Pass Labs Shipping New Xs Phono Preamplifier

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Pass Labs announces the release of the new flagship Xs Phono preamplifier, which carries an MSRP of $45,000. We could try to explain all the design elements that lead to the lofty pricetag of this dual-chassis, dual-mono phono stage, but... Read More

 

Emotiva to Show Off New Emersa Product Line at CES

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At next month's Consumer Electronics Show, Emotiva will launch the new Emersa product line, designed to offer high performance at real-world prices. The lineup includes the EMP-1 7.1-channel AV preamp ($899, shown here), the EPA-1 stereo preamp ($599) with optional... Read More

 
McIntosh Unveils a Trio of Stereo Preamps

McIntosh Unveils a Trio of Stereo Preamps

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McIntosh has announced a trio of new two-channel preamps. The premium model is the two-chassis C1100 (shown, right), which consists of an independent controller unit and a preamp powered by 12 vacuum tubes. Each chassis will carry an asking price... Read More

 
New INT-60 and INT-250 Integrated Amps From Pass Labs

New INT-60 and INT-250 Integrated Amps From Pass Labs

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Pass Labs announced two new integrated stereo amplifiers at last week's CES: the 60-watt INT-60 and 250-watt INT-250. Both models feature four line-level inputs, a line-level output, and two pairs of Furutech speaker binding posts. Pricing and availability have not... Read More

 
Krell Announces the Digital Vanguard Integrated Amplifier

Krell Announces the Digital Vanguard Integrated Amplifier

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Krell has introduced a digital-friendly verison of its Vanguard integrated amplifier--appropriately called the Digital Vanguard. This $6,000 integrated amp includes a 200-watt stereo amp; USB, HDMI, and coaxial/optical digital audio inputs; support for hi-res audio playback; Internet music streaming; and... Read More

 
New Sigma Preamp and Amps From Classe

New Sigma Preamp and Amps From Classe

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Classe's new Sigma Series features three products, beginning with the 7.1-channel Sigma SSP pre/pro ($5,000) that includes HDMI video switching, balanced and single-ended inputs, and USB/Ethernet ports. The two-channel AMP2 and five-channel AMP5 amplifiers (how's that for straightforward naming?) are... Read More

 
NAD Introduces C 510 Direct Digital Preamp/DAC

NAD Introduces C 510 Direct Digital Preamp/DAC

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This month, NAD will launch a new stereo preamp and DAC, the C 510, that uses the same Direct Digital processing first utilized in NAD's Master Series M2 amplifier. It sports a variety of digital inputs (USB, HDMI, SPDIF) and... Read More

 
Parasound Halo P 5 Preamplifier Now Available

Parasound Halo P 5 Preamplifier Now Available

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Parasound has replaced the company's flagship Halo P 3 preamplifier. Now available from the company is the Halo P 5. The Halo P 5 is Parasound's new flagship preamplifier and it shows. Read More