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EAR EAR864 Preamp Reviewed

EAR EAR864 Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

EAR makers of some pretty fine tube based audio components have released their latest preamplifier, creatively dubbed the EAR864, from creator Tim de Paravicini, one of audiophillia's heroes and more legendary European designers. Read More

 
Croft Vitale Preamp Reviewed

Croft Vitale Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

We don't hear a whole lot about boutique style products from across the pond to often for here in the US we have our own icons such as Audio Research, McIntosh and Conrad Johnson. Still, for those with a more adventurous spirit and a worldview there's always Croft and their new Vitale Preamplifier. Read More

 
Audio Research LS16 Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research LS16 Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Audio Research is on a tare, by which I mean a streak of quality, affordable, tube amps and preamps, which now includes the LS16 preamplifier reviewed here. Born from the now infamous Ref 1 the LS16 is a whole lot of preamp goodness for not a whole lot of money as Home Theater Review found out first hand. Read More

 
Audio Research SP16 Tube Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research SP16 Tube Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The SP16 from Audio Research is a bit of a departure for the Minneapolis based brand in that it lacks a lot of Audio Research's trademark visual style, possessing no chunky black rack handles or WWII era control knobs. However it does sport a fancy new remote and connection options not usually seen on a tube based preamplifier at its price. Read More

 
NAD PP-2 Phono Preamp Reviewed

NAD PP-2 Phono Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

NAD is known for its ultra-high value proposition and their PP-2 phono preamp is no exception. For those looking to add an affordable yet highly respectable phono stage to their audiophile rig without Ebaying a kidney - read this review as we have your solution. Read More

 
Jadis JPS8 Preamp and JA50 Power Amp Reviewed

Jadis JPS8 Preamp and JA50 Power Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Say what you will about the French they do know how to make audiophile components evident in French based manufacturer Jadis' latest offering the JPS8 two-channel preamplifier and the matching JA50 power amplifier. Both tube based designs and sporting gold chassis the Jadis combo is pure magic for those with the means to afford them. Read More

 
Audio Research PH5 Phono Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research PH5 Phono Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sometimes having a preamplifier with a built-in phono stage isn't tweaky enough or dedicated enough for a true audiophile. Sometimes your beloved turntable requires it's own preamp, which is precisely why Audio Research has designed and released the PH5. Read More

 
Marantz SC-7S1 Preamp and MA-9S1 Amp Reviewed

Marantz SC-7S1 Preamp and MA-9S1 Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Marantz was a dominant force in the high-end space all throughout the golden age of two-channel playback though in recent years they've become a dominant force among the budget home theater set. Not anymore, for with the release of their new reference line and products such as the SC-7S1 and MA-9S1 reviewed here... Read More

 
Nagra PL-L Preamp and PMA Mono Amps Reviewed

Nagra PL-L Preamp and PMA Mono Amps Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

To many well-off audiophiles Nagra is a brand without fault. To others, Nagra is a brand that is weird looking, too expensive and far to esoteric to even be considered. However, the fact remains that they make some of the finest audiophile components and we came away impressed by the PL-L and PMA combo reviewed here. Read More

 
Quad 33 Preamp and 303 Amp Reviewed

Quad 33 Preamp and 303 Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Not a whole lot to say about Quad that hasn't already been said-they're good at what they do and have a hugely loyal fan base reticent of Apple. Whether you harbor feelings for their speakers or their electronics one thing remains the same, once you hear a Quad system it's hard to listen to anything else. Read More