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Jan 04, 2009

PrimaLuna 3 and 4 Tube Power Amp

Multi-chassis audiophile grade tube amps is enough sexy talk to get anybody who loves audio a little aroused. Primaluna is a bit of a sleeper in the United States but for those who don't know - take the time to learn as they are right up there with the likes of ARC, McIntosh and VTL but at a little less cost. Read more of the review here. Continue Reading
PrimaLuna 3 and 4 Tube Power Amp

Dec 28, 2008

Parasound Halo A52 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Andrew Robinson reviews the five channel Parasound Halo A52 power amplifier. His thoughts? If you are in the market for a home theater on a budget, you will be happy with what Parasond offers. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo A52 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 28, 2008

Parasound A51 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Parasound are masters of high-performance, high-value amplifiers. Andrew Robinson tries out the A51 five channel power amplifier and found the amplifier to live up to the company's reputation. Continue Reading
Parasound A51 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Nov 23, 2008

Ayre Acoustics MX-R Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

At 300 Watts-per-channel - the new Ayre Acoustics MX-R reference monoblock amps are truly an audiophile aspirational component. With American made quality and quick bass - audiophiles are easily sucked into the sound. To hear more about what Jim Swantko thought read the full review here. Continue Reading
Ayre Acoustics MX-R Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Nov 08, 2008

Krell KAV-400xi Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The best way to get into the ultra-high-end world of Krell gear is to start with one of their beefy integrated amps. The Krell KAV-400XI is just what the doctor ordered for many of not close to all audiophile applications not needing huge monoblock amps. Read the full Brian Kahn review here. Continue Reading
Krell KAV-400xi Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

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

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