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 Musical Fidelity X-Pre Preamp Reviewed

Musical Fidelity X-Pre Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Musical Fidelity is so prolific in terms of manufacturing that it can be tough to keep up at times. Their latest line of audiophile goodness carries the moniker of X, which unlike traditional components is far more compact, not to mention affordable. The X-Preamp reviewed here is the gateway drug if you will of the Musical Fidelity brand. Read More

 
darTZeel NHB-18NS Preamplifier Reviewed

darTZeel NHB-18NS Preamplifier Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Not a whole lot of "noise" coming out of Switzerland in terms of audiophile products-unless of course you're ignoring the darTZeel NHB-18NS Preamplfier, which Home Theater Review is not. While it may be a bit on the esoteric side-okay it's waaaay esoteric-its unique sound is truly captivating. Read More

 
EAR-Yoshino Stereo Preamp Reviewed

EAR-Yoshino Stereo Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

What do you really need in a preamplifier? A few inputs, an output (or two) and a stepped volume control. Everything else is just garnish and as any die-hard audiophile knows, garnish can quickly ruin any good audiophile system. Well the folks over at EAR have the solution, the Yoshino Stereo Preamp, all of the performance you crave with none of the additives. Read More

 
Sutherland Director and Ph.D preamp and phono stage

Sutherland Director and Ph.D preamp and phono stage

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

There is minimal and then there is the Director solid-state preamp from Sutherland. Possessing only one dial on its fa├žade the Director is an all out assult on the Zen principle. Or as Det. Friday said in the classic TV show Dragnet, "just the facts ma'am." Read More

 
McIntosh Laboratories C-220 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

McIntosh Laboratories C-220 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

With its smooth and accurate midrange this $4000 tube preamp features both balanced and single-ended inputs and outputs. Although its top end is slightly rolled off in comparison with other McIntosh preamps, its flexibility and superb build quality make it a winner. Read More

 
Z-Systems RDP-1 Room Correction Device and EQ Reviewed

Z-Systems RDP-1 Room Correction Device and EQ Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The digital-onlyRDP-1 is both a preamp and an equalizer. With 99 presets, it can be used to improve trashy recordings more than room correction. Transparent, the RDP-1 is very useful in simplifying an all- digital music system, while maximizing its sonic quality. Read More

 
Classe Thirty Preamp and the Seventy Power Amp Reviewed

Classe Thirty Preamp and the Seventy Power Amp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Classe's entry-level preamp and power amp deliver plenty of sonic panache as well as balanced connections, a dedicated remote control, and impeccable styling. While not quite as transparent as Classe's flagship models, these two units still capture all their musicality. Read More

 
Cello Audio Palette, Performance II Amps, Cello Stradivari Grandmaster Speakers Reviewed

Cello Audio Palette, Performance II Amps, Cello Stradivari Grandmaster Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Instant classics well before their maker closed his doors, this Cello system is the epitome of what Mark Levinson made. Pristine, exclusive, and rare, the Cello Read More

 
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

 
Krell MD-20 CD Transport, Krell Studio DAC and KRC Preamp Reviewed

Krell MD-20 CD Transport, Krell Studio DAC and KRC Preamp Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Remember what it was like the first time you rode a bike without the training wheels? Passed your driving test? Lost your virginity? No kidding: the first time you switch on an all-Krell system in your own listening room, no... Read More