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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

Oct 13, 2008

Outlaw Audio 7200 7-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Direct retailer Outlaw sells audio gear at low prices thanks to a lack of a "middle man" like Best Buy. The big 7200 is a 200-watt per 7-channel amp (hence the model number). At only $1,849, it's quite a bargain. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio 7200 7-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Mark Levinson No. 433 Triple Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

What's a "Triple Monaural" amp? It's an amp that features three monoblock amps in one chassis. Sliding in at an even $10,000, the No. 433 is not for the faint of wallet. It's got 200 watts for each of those channels. Andrew Robinson checks it out. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No. 433 Triple Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 21, 2008

NAD C325BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

NAD is known for making some excellent sounding, and wonderfully simple looking audio products. The new C325BEE is a stereo integrated amp with 50-watts per channel. Andrew Robinson gives it a go. Continue Reading
NAD C325BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Anthem Statement D1 AV Preamp and P5 Amplifier Reviewed

The Anthem D1 was the premier AV preamp by the Canadian manufacturer of high end audio. While lacking most if not all video, it offered excellent audio performance. There is little to want for with this higher end preamp. Read a full review here. Continue Reading
Anthem Statement D1 AV Preamp and P5 Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Outlaw Audio Model 950 Preamp/Processor & Model 770 7-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The Outlaw 950 is a budget offering of an AV preamp from one of this country's top discount makers. While their next HDMI AV preamp has been famously delayed and discontinued - read about the preamp that made the company famous here. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio Model 950 Preamp/Processor & Model 770 7-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Parasound Halo C 2 Surround Processor and A 51 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Parasound is one of those companies that has been steadily churning out products that have provided intelligent engineering and... Continue Reading
Parasound Halo C 2 Surround Processor and A 51 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Atlantic Technology P-2000 AV Preamp & A-2000 7-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

From a top tier manufacturer, this now dated AV preamp offers only 5.1 channel analog inputs, which are likely fine for most even larger home theaters but its lack of HDMI functionality makes it a relic in high end home theater today. At the right price however this AV preamp could be a steal. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology P-2000 AV Preamp & A-2000 7-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II Reviewed

People flip when they hear they are really getting an amp physically signed by top audio-video designer, Bob Carver. They get even more excited when they come home to listen to one of his top performing amps ever. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Croft Series V Power Amplifier Reviewed

Decidedly British audio manufacturer Croft has had their ups and downs, but thankfully they're now up, and have released the Series V amp. With 30-watts per channel, this tube amp looks and sounds the part. Continue Reading
Croft Series V Power Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Esoteric Audio Research (E.A.R.) 859 SE Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

EAR has more than just a clever name. Their gear looks as good as it sounds. The 859 is a Class A tube amp with 13-watts per channel. Impressively, frequency response is 20-20kHz, +/- 0.5dB. We check it out in this full review. Continue Reading
Esoteric Audio Research (E.A.R.) 859 SE Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Esoteric Audio Research 834P Tube Amp Reviewed

You don't need a big box to make big sounds, as EAR shows with their new 834P tube amp. It's tiny box doesn't put out a ton of power, but it is an inexpensive way to get into the wonderful world of tube amps. Continue Reading
Esoteric Audio Research 834P Tube Amp Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Graaf GM 200 Amplifier Reviewed

Give it to GRAAF to out an amp as crazy as this. Huge transformers, dozens of tubes, it's a menacing presence. It's also got huge power, with 200-watts into 4 ohms. But how does it sound? Ken Kessler looks into the topic. Continue Reading
Graaf GM 200 Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 14, 1993

McIntosh MC 275 Power Amp Reviewed

McIntosh has -- with the Gordon J. Gow Commemorative MC275 Power Amplifier -- performed an act of such aptness, such correctness that it brings a tear to this anachrophile's eye. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC 275 Power Amp Reviewed

Feb 14, 1993

Marantz PM54 SE Integrated Amplifier

Few names in audio have as much history and garner such respect as Marantz. Their new PM54 SE integrated amp has 70-watts per channel, a host of inputs, and a reasonable price tag. We test it. Continue Reading
Marantz PM54 SE Integrated Amplifier

Feb 14, 1993

Classe Thirty Preamp and the Seventy Power Amp Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Classe Thirty Preamp and the Seventy Power Amp Reviewed

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