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McIntosh C500 Preamplifier Reviewed

McIntosh C500 Preamplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

McIntosh continues to offer beautiful, albeit expensive components, with the McIntosh C500 stereo preamplifier. But is it worth its price tag? Reviewer Brian Kahn put the C500 to the test to find out Read More

 
Classe Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII Reviewed

Classe Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Managing Editor Andrew Robinson appreciates the simplicity and quality of the Classé Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII preamp. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the latest preamplifiers, but what is does have is something far more important. Read More

 
Parasound Halo P3 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Parasound Halo P3 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

How many near state-of-the-art preamps are priced under $800? The Halo P3 is on that short list. The P3 is musical, involving, has a built-in phono stage, and is as easy to use as a light switch. It's also one of Andrew Robinson's all-time favorite preamplifiers. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Read More

 
Krell Evolution 202 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Krell Evolution 202 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The middle of the line Evolution 202 which, in Jerry Del Colliano's opinion, is the 202 is "nothing short of breathtaking." With its 16-bit balanced resistor ladder analog volume the 202 is the preamp of your dreams for only $15,000. Read More

 
Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

There are stereo preamplifiers and then there is the Ref 5 from Audio Research, a US based company, who knows a thing or two about making two-channel gear audiophile's crave for they've been at it since the beginning and their latest creation, the Ref 5, is their best yet. Read More

 
Parasound Halo JC 2 Preamplifier Reviewed

Parasound Halo JC 2 Preamplifier Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

San Francisco based Parasound and famed designer John Curl go together like peanut butter a jelly for the two have had a hugely successful partnership for years, which culminated in the creation of Parasound's lauded Halo line of products, all of which Curl had a hand in, and the hugely popular JC 2 Preamplifier reviewed here. Read More

 
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Read More

 
Conrad Johnson CT5 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Conrad Johnson CT5 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

For half the price of their flagship model, the CT5 delivers much of the same sonics. With its lush midrange and large detailed soundstage, the CT-5 delivers exceptional performance through its single-ended only outputs. Read More

 
Audio Research Reference 3 Preamplifier Reviewed

Audio Research Reference 3 Preamplifier Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Superlatives tend to abound in any review of an Audio Research component, but the Reference 3 is special even among Audio Research preamps. Astoundingly good, it can serve as the heart of a truly exceptional audio system. Read More