Amplifier Reviews (264 Reviews)


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Nov 16, 2015

Pass Labs X250.8 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Terry London reviews the X250.8 Class AB stereo amplifier from Pass Labs, a 100-pound beauty that's rated at 250 watts into eight ohms. Continue Reading
Pass Labs X250.8 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 28, 2015

Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews Parasound's $2,495 Halo Integrated amplifier, which combines a number of worthy features in one attractive, well-built chassis. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 07, 2015

Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews the new five-channel AMP5 amplifier from Classe's Sigma Series. The AMP5 is a 200-watt-per-channel Class D amplifier that carries an asking price of $5,000. Continue Reading
Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 22, 2015

First Watt SIT 2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Terry London explores the SIT 2 stereo amplifier from Nelson Pass' First Watt lab. This $5,000 Class A solid-state amp uses a Static Induction Transistor to produce some of the sonic characteristics of SET tube amplifiers. Continue Reading
First Watt SIT 2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 22, 2015

Rogue Audio Pharaoh Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Greg Handy reviews the Pharaoh integrated amplifier from Rogue Audio, which combines a tube preamp with a Hypex Class D amplifier and adds a tube headphone amp for good measure. How does this $3,500 integrated amp perform? Follow the link to find out. Continue Reading
Rogue Audio Pharaoh Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 08, 2015

Yamaha A-S2100 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Bob Barrett explores the A-S2100 integrated amplifier from Yamaha's HiFi component line. This $3,999 90-wpc integrated amp has exceptional build quality and can accommodate a variety of sources. How does it perform? Read on to find out... Continue Reading
Yamaha A-S2100 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

May 20, 2015

Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

In the last year, several of my friends--whose "golden ears" I trust regarding which pieces of stereo gear produce superlative... Continue Reading
Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 08, 2015

Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Brian Kahn was recently on the hunt for a stereo amplifier to use with his audio distribution system. His search led him to the $595 Parasound 275 v.2, which delivered everything he needed and more. Continue Reading
Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 18, 2015

NAD M27 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

As a follow-up to his review of the Master Series M17 AV preamp, Greg Handy auditions NAD's accompanying M27 seven-channel amplifier, which carries an MSRP of $3,999. Continue Reading
NAD M27 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 16, 2015

Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews Krell's Solo 375 mono-block amplifier, which is part of the company's iBias Series of amplifiers--designed to offer the performance of Class A in a smaller, less power-hungry form. Continue Reading
Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 04, 2015

Raven Audio Nighthawk Tube Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Terry London explores the $2,595 Nighthawk tube-based integrated amplifier from Raven Audio and comes away highly impressed, with both the product's build quality and its performance. Continue Reading
Raven Audio Nighthawk Tube Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 15, 2014

ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews ATI's Signature Series AT6002, a two-channel, 300-watt Class AB amplifier that carries an MSRP of $3,995. To say that he came away impressed would be a huge understatement. Continue Reading
ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 01, 2014

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Nov 24, 2014

Pass Labs XA60.8 Mono-block Amplifier Reviewed

It took seven years for Pass Labs to come out with its new XA.8 Series of amplifiers. As Terry London discovers in his review of the new XA60.8 60-watt Class A mono-block amplifier, the wait was definitely worth it. Continue Reading
Pass Labs XA60.8 Mono-block Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2014

Peachtree Audio nova220SE Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Dennis Burger takes a look at the nova220SE from Peachtree Audio. This $1,999 integrated stereo amplifier has everything the audio lover needs, including a 24/192 USB DAC, in a beautifully built cabinet. Continue Reading
Peachtree Audio nova220SE Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 09, 2014

Sophia Electric Magic 126S-03 Amplifier Reviewed

During my exploration of 300B tube-based power amplifiers over the last couple of years, I became aware that one of... Continue Reading
Sophia Electric Magic 126S-03 Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 04, 2014

Olasonic Nano-UA1 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

At a time when micro-apartments are popping up in major cities around the world, it should come as no surprise that an enterprising audio company would begin making micro-sized high-performance audio components. But does the Olasonic measure up to its bigger brothers? Read on to find out . . . Continue Reading
Olasonic Nano-UA1 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 23, 2014

Musical Fidelity M1PWR Stereo/Mono Amplifier

Class D, or switching, amplifiers have been widely accepted in the professional studio and touring realms. Inherent in a Class... Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity M1PWR Stereo/Mono Amplifier

Mar 26, 2014

Marantz MM8077 Multi-channel Amplifier

The MM8077 is Marantz's biggest multi-channel amplifier, with 150 watts of power in each of its seven channels. The MM8077... Continue Reading
Marantz MM8077 Multi-channel Amplifier

Feb 19, 2014

Audreal PA-20 Class-A Power Amplifier Reviewed

Can a relatively unknown and inexpensive amplifier impress Terry London? Turns out there's lots to recommend with Audreal's latest offering. Continue Reading
Audreal PA-20 Class-A Power Amplifier Reviewed

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