Amplifier Reviews (248 Reviews)


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Nov 01, 2010

Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Krell's S-300i combines a beefy Krell amplifier and a highly functional Krell preamp into one beautiful package. For $2,500, this integrated amp has 150 watts per channel, iPod connectivity, RS232 control and more. Jerry Del Colliano gladly takes it for a spin. Continue Reading
Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 23, 2010

Krell Evolution 600 Mono Power Amplifier Reviewed

If there wasn't a Krell 900 Watt monoblock power amp - the Krell Evolution 600 amps would be the biggest, badest things on the planet. With enough Dan D'agostino designed spank to light up any Focal, Wilson or Magico speaker - these amps are what audiophile dreams are made of. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 600 Mono Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 11, 2010

Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

A few years back I reviewed the Mark Levinson No 433 multi-channel amplifier and called it "...a reference point... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 26, 2010

McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Iconic audiophile brand McIntosh has released a new monoblock amp with a whopping 500 watts. The MC-501 has McIntosh's green meters on black and chrome, complete with big knobs. Brian Kahn checks it out. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

May 03, 2010

NuForce Reference 9 V3 Special Edition

The new Reference 9 V3 SE from NuForce is a Class D amp with 175 watts for each of its two channels into 8 ohms. Into 4 it's got 335. What's interesting is its compact cabinet and cool operation. Continue Reading
NuForce Reference 9 V3 Special Edition

Apr 12, 2010

Mark Levinson No 53 Hybrid Digital Power Amplifier Reviewed

The No. 53 amp from Mark Levinson is a hybrid digital design, and has an incredible 500 watts. The tower design is unlike most amplifiers, and is meant to be seen. Andrew Robinson gets a pair in for review. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No 53 Hybrid Digital Power Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 01, 2010

Lexicon RX-7 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Packing 200 watts for each of its seven channels, the RX-7 from Lexicon is a beefcake of an amp. Stylish design makes it nearly criminal to hide in a rack. Slotting in below the ZX-7 and above the GX-7, the $5,999 RX-7 has a lot to live up to. Continue Reading
Lexicon RX-7 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 05, 2010

Bel Canto e. One S300iu Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Digital, or Class D, amps offer efficient performance from a small cabinet. Bel Canto has mastered the design and performance with their e.One series. The S300 amp has 300 watts into 4 ohms. Continue Reading
Bel Canto e. One S300iu Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 05, 2010

Bel Canto e.One S300 Power Amplifier Reviewed

Stereo amplifiers have been a staple since music went from single speakers to two-way back in the day. Over the... Continue Reading
Bel Canto e.One S300 Power Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 03, 2010

Bel Canto REF 1000M Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Into 4 ohms, the REF 1000M from Bel Canto puts out 1000 watts. What's even more amazing is that it does it with a chassis that is only 8 inches wide. They also run cool and sound great. Andrew Robinson takes a pair for a spin. Continue Reading
Bel Canto REF 1000M Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 28, 2010

Outlaw Audio Model 7500 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Outlaw Audio makes some of the most affordable, yet great performing, audio products out there. The new 7500 5-channel amp is no exception, with 200 watts per channel, an understated design, and a great price. Andrew Robinson powers it up. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio Model 7500 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 21, 2010

Cary Audio Design Model 7.125 Power Amplifier Reviewed

Packing seven channels of amplification into one chassis is no easy feat, and making them all sound good is even harder. The Model 7.125 has, as the name suggests, 125 watts for each of its seven channels. Sean Killebrew gives us an in-depth look. Continue Reading
Cary Audio Design Model 7.125 Power Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 04, 2010

ROTEL RB-1092 Amplifier Reviewed

Rotel isn't the only amp company to use B&O's ICE amp chips (think: NuForce, Bel Canto and Wyred For Sound) but they bring a long lineage of audiophile history in taking a bright idea and making it sound really, really good. Read the Ken Kessler review on this page. Continue Reading
ROTEL RB-1092 Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 31, 2009

Classe Audio CA-M400 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

While not the brand new, rack-cool-to-the-touch Classe CT-M600 monoblocks power amps, the Classe CT-M400 are enough power to rock nearly any speakers your audiophile aspirations can dream up. Classe' unbelievably good looking industrial design isn't just skin deep. Compare these amps with the best from Mark Levinson, Krell and beyond. Continue Reading
Classe Audio CA-M400 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 29, 2009

Parasound Halo JC 1 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

As far as audiophile amp designers go - John Curl goes back to the roots of AV with the Mark Levinson JC-1. If you want some of Curl's latest designs you need to focus your attention on Parasound as they have cornered the market on his services and deliver them at a very fair price by audiophile standards. Read the Andrew Robinson review here. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo JC 1 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 28, 2009

Anthem PVA-8 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

With 125 watts for each of its eight channels, the big PVA-8 from Anthem should satisfy the power needs for even the largest home theater systems. At only $2,299, its even priced so that most people can afford it. Continue Reading
Anthem PVA-8 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 28, 2009

Arcam FMJ A18 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

British hifi manufacturer Arcam knows a thing or two about integrated amps, and at only $1,099 the FMJ A18 packs a lot into an inexpensive and small package. We check out if its 50 watts can hold its own. Continue Reading
Arcam FMJ A18 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 26, 2009

McIntosh MC501 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Ahh... the cult of McIntosh... To compare McIntosh to say Harley Davidson Motorcycles wouldn't be a stretch as both have serious followers willing to invest in time-tested performance. Read Jim Swantko's full review of these beefy mono amps here. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC501 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Nov 16, 2009

Rotel RA-1520 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Integrated amps are great for those looking to get a little audiophile, without going all tubey. The RA-1520 from Rotel doesn't even have a screen, but has several analog and digital inputs. We test it out. Continue Reading
Rotel RA-1520 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

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