Amplifier Reviews (243 Reviews)


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Oct 27, 2008

NAD Masters Series M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The big M25 from NAD is part of their Masters Series, and for $3,499 it offers seven channels at 160 watts each. It's THX Ultra2-certified, meaning it passes the most stringent of tests by THX. Jerry Del Colliano puts the big amp to the test. Continue Reading
NAD Masters Series M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

NAD Electronics T-975 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Speakers love power. Sometimes when you want to rock out, a receiver just can't handle it. NAD's new T-975 is a 7-channel amp with enough power to satisfy even the hardest to drive speakers. Jerry Del Colliano checks it out. Continue Reading
NAD Electronics T-975 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Rotel RMB-1575 Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Rotel has long made high-quality, decently priced audio gear, and their new RMB-1575 amp is no exception. Featuring Class D amplification and a beefy 250 watts per channel, Rotel has made a winner. Jerry Del Colliano tests it for HTR. Continue Reading
Rotel RMB-1575 Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Krell Theater Amplifier Standard (TAS) Reviewed

Krell knows amps. Founder Dan D'agostino has designed some of the most revered amplifiers of recent memory. The TAS, for $7,500, has 200 watts for each of its five channels, and a massive 4,000 va toroidal power transformer. Jerry puts the spurs in it. Continue Reading
Krell Theater Amplifier Standard (TAS) Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Halcro Logic MC70 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Halcro had some of the best reviewed amps in the audiophile world, and this Australian company looks to keep that going with the 7-channel MC70. It's got an impressive 350 watts per channel, and rings up at $7,000. Continue Reading
Halcro Logic MC70 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Theta Dreadnaught II Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

With a name like "Dreadnaught" you'd expect this beast from Theta to perform a certain way, and that it does. With 225 watts for each of its 7 channels, the Dreadnaught is powerful in sound as well as looks. Continue Reading
Theta Dreadnaught II Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Adcom GFA-7605 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Looking for an amp that performs well without breaking the bank? How about the 7-channel GFA-7605 from Adcom? At only $888, the 7605 has 125 watts per channel and a chassis that is understated without looking cheap. Continue Reading
Adcom GFA-7605 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Anthem PVA7 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The PVA7 from Anthem may not be the most powerful amp out there, with "only" 105 watts per channel, but at $1,500 it's priced extremely well for just about any budget. This high-value but still with great performance is what Anthem is all about. Continue Reading
Anthem PVA7 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Audio Research REF 110 Power Amplifier

Audio Research, by name, suggests reference-level audio performance but even the Minnesota-based company "guilds the lily" as Mario Batali says with their top of the line products. With the sweetest tube sound money can buy - ARC offers a musicality that many say just can't be had from solid state electronics. Learn more about the ARC REF 110 amps here. Continue Reading
Audio Research REF 110 Power Amplifier

Oct 26, 2008

Bryston 9B SST Five-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

You don't get much more of a storied brand in AV than Bryston. Their amps are well known to be fantastic sounding and very powerful. The 9B SST pumps out 140 watts for each of its five channels, and it even has a 20 year warranty. Continue Reading
Bryston 9B SST Five-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Emotiva MPS-2 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The slick looking MPS-2 from Emotiva is only $1,699, but has an impressive 200 watts of Class H power for each of its seven channels. What's even more impressive is it will put out 400 watts into 4 ohms as well. Continue Reading
Emotiva MPS-2 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

NuForce Reference 9 V2 Special Edition Monoblock Amplifiers Reviewed

Running cool and providing more power for the dollar and anyone on the market today is how NuForce got famous. Check out the review on these carrot-red mono amps and see how they can power any load from any speaker you can throw at them. Continue Reading
NuForce Reference 9 V2 Special Edition Monoblock Amplifiers Reviewed

Oct 25, 2008

Melody SP3 Amplifier Reviewed

With a machine-like look and a smaller-than-average form factor - the Melody SP3 might not be on the tips of the tongue of American audiophiles but the amp is something to behold. Read the full Ken Kessler review here. Continue Reading
Melody SP3 Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 23, 2008

Musical Fidelity Supercharger 550k

Keeping up with the Krell's of the world can be a hard task but Musical Fidelity seems to have an issue over it much to the delight of their fans as well as audiophile reviewer, Ken Kessler. Read his review of these ultra-powerful amps here. Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity Supercharger 550k

Oct 23, 2008

Copland CTA405 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Can an audiophile brand like Copland seek to reach out to the lifestyle clientele? That's what the Copland CTA405 amp is designed for. With less congestion than the 405 freeway and better industrial design than a Maserati garaged in Beverly Hills - this brand speaks to the adventurous audiophile. Read the whole review here. Continue Reading
Copland CTA405 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

ATI 3000 Series Amplifier Reviewed

ATI may not be as well known as Bryston or Crown, but in reality they make amplifiers for many, many companies in an OEM fashion. The huge, powerful, and modular 3000 series can be 2-to-7 channels, with 300 watts per channel. Continue Reading
ATI 3000 Series Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

Quad II-eighty Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Electrostats and tube amps are a pairing in the echelon of peanut butter and chocolate. Few things go better together and Quad has a reputation for doing both electrostats and esoteric tube amps very, very well. Read this audiophile tube amp review from Ken Kessler here. Continue Reading
Quad II-eighty Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

NAD C315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

More audiophile reviewers got hooked on the AV smack from NAD integrated amps than any other product in audio history. Jerry Del Colliano, Andrew Robinson, Ken Taraszka and many others. Read about what lured them into the hobby and business and why this low cost integrated amp is worth buying for your kids, parents and friends. Continue Reading
NAD C315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Halcro dm38 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Living on their "best amp ever" review, Halcro is now gone from the US Market but not forgotten. This massive stereo amp might be one of the best looking and best sounding amps ever made and costs less than the mono amps that got all the ink. Brian Kahn looks into where this amp fits into the audiophile pantheon. Continue Reading
Halcro dm38 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Sunfire TGA 7401 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Sunfire has built its name on creating small, lightweight, but extremely powerful amplifiers for the audiophile market. The TGA 7401 has seven channels, with a whopping 400 watts each. Not bad for $4,450. Continue Reading
Sunfire TGA 7401 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

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