Amplifier Reviews (266 Reviews)


Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading

Amplifier Reviews

Alongside the AV preamp or stereo preamp, an amplifier is the second piece of a separates-based audio system—it provides the power for your speakers. Going the separates route is generally considered to be the higher-performance option, as opposed to using an all-in-one AV receiver, because the manufacturer can focus more on selecting just the right components and design elements for that device’s specific function. And you can focus on choosing the right amplifier technology (Class A, Class AB, Class D, etc.) and configuration (mono, stereo, five-channel, etc.) for your needs. Learn more about amplifiers through the Resources below, then check out our review archive to read the latest amplifier reviews.

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Mono, Stereo, Multichannel, Class A, Class AB and Digital Switching amps are reviewed from the top makers in the audiophile business.

Amplifier Reviews Archives

Oct 23, 2019

Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Progression Stereo Amplifier

The Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Progression Stereo Amplifier ($22,000) is a true powerhouse built on a full-sized chassis measuring... Continue Reading
Dan D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Progression Stereo Amplifier

Sep 23, 2019

Technics SU-G700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Technics is a brand that has been with us seemingly forever, and as a result there is no shortage of... Continue Reading
Technics SU-G700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 04, 2019

Krell Chorus 5200 XD Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

My first experience with Krell's iBias technology was when I reviewed the company's entry-level Theater 7 multichannel home theater amplifier.... Continue Reading
Krell Chorus 5200 XD Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 22, 2019

Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

World populations are increasingly moving from rural to urban centers, making for larger cities with greater population density than ever... Continue Reading
Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

Jul 15, 2019

Krell K-300i Integrated Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

There are few things in the AV market right now that excite me quite so much as the melding of... Continue Reading
Krell K-300i Integrated Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 26, 2019

Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amplifier and Analog Preamplifier Review

I have, in past articles, expressed the point of view that in a nearfield system with short cable runs, a... Continue Reading
Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amplifier and Analog Preamplifier Review

May 01, 2019

Audio Hungary Qualiton A50i Integrated Amplifier

Integrated amplifiers are a great way to set up a high performing two-channel music system, often achieving most if not... Continue Reading
Audio Hungary Qualiton A50i Integrated Amplifier

Apr 15, 2019

Bricasti Design Professional Series M15 Amplifier

Over the past few years of attending AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) in Chicago, I've found many of the rooms... Continue Reading
Bricasti Design Professional Series M15 Amplifier

Feb 12, 2019

Bluewave Get Wireless Headphone Amplifier-DAC

I came across a unique component that caught my attention at the recent Los Angeles CanJam show. In a little... Continue Reading
Bluewave Get Wireless Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Feb 06, 2019

Bandwidth Audio 288 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

One of my favorite things about my job is discovering up and coming talent in the specialty AV industry. While... Continue Reading
Bandwidth Audio 288 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 07, 2019

Coda Technologies Continuum No. 8 Stereo Amplifier

Terry London says the Coda Continuum No. 8 delivers world class performance due to its thunderous macro-dynamics, total control over bass frequencies, and a non-existent noise floor. Continue Reading
Coda Technologies Continuum No. 8 Stereo Amplifier

Dec 19, 2018

Anthem STR Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

STR is Anthem's new flagship two-channel line comprised of three models so far: the STR Integrated Amplifier, the STR Preamplifier... Continue Reading
Anthem STR Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 10, 2018

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Nov 05, 2018

Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Myron Ho says that the Parasound JC5, like its big brother the original JC 1 is a stunning performer with great musicality and none of the sterility of more analytical amps. Continue Reading
Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 31, 2018

Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Looking for a great home theater amp that also delivers pure Class A performance up to 100 watts per channel? Myron Ho says the Krell Theater 7 sets a new standard at this price point. Continue Reading
Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 24, 2018

Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

If you're looking for an amp with a very distinctive sound, keep on looking. The Digital Amplifier Company's MEGAschino delivers music straight, no chaser. Continue Reading
Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 29, 2018

Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aric Audio has managed to combine the smooth, natural timbres of SET designs with the oomph you only get from a push-pull design. Continue Reading
Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 23, 2018

Micromega M-150 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

How on earth Micromega managed to cram 2x 150 watts of Class AB amplification and dual power supplies into this slim little integrated amp is beyond us, but it sounds as delicious as it looks. Continue Reading
Micromega M-150 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 09, 2018

PS Audio Sprout100 Reviewed

Steven Stone says that the updated PS Audio Sprout100 isn't merely better than the original; it's a great little overachiever with the right inputs and outputs to put together a first-rate desktop or room-based audio system. Continue Reading
PS Audio Sprout100 Reviewed

Jun 18, 2018

Mark Levinson No.585 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson is one of the venerable brands in the audio industry. The company started over 45 years ago and... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No.585 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

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