Amplifier Reviews (239 Reviews)


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Aug 02, 2009

Anthem Statement P5 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

It may look stylish, but that's not the only thing the P5 from Anthem has going for it. With a substantial 325 watts for each of its five channels, or an amazing 500 watts into four channels, the P5 will drive any speakers without breaking a sweat. Continue Reading
Anthem Statement P5 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 02, 2009

Anthem 225 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Packed with, you guessed it, 225 watts, the 225 from Anthem has a lot more power than your average integrated amp. Even more impressive is its price tag: only $1,499. Andrew Robinson gets one it to put it through its paces. Continue Reading
Anthem 225 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 02, 2009

Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo Receiver Reviewed

Outlaw has made its name building high-quality, high-end audiophile gear, at budget prices. The $699 RR2150 lives up to that reputation with 100-watts per channel, a USB input, and even a phono input. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio RR2150 Stereo Receiver Reviewed

Aug 02, 2009

Decware SE84C+ Zen Triode Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Going a different route with their amp, Decware's SE84C+ is a single ended triode amp with, wait for it... 2.3 watts into 4 ohms. That jumps to a whopping five watts in bridged mode. But as Andrew Robinson finds, power isn't everything in the world of single ended tubes. Continue Reading
Decware SE84C+ Zen Triode Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 13, 2009

NAD C 725BEE Stereo Receiver Reviewed

Reviewer Jim Swantko said the NAD C 725BEE "lived up to the musically meaningful torture test, earning top sonic grades." When playing an acoustic, live CD, the NAD "could make the highs sparkle and capture the three-dimensionality of the acoustic setting" which left him "captivated." Continue Reading
NAD C 725BEE Stereo Receiver Reviewed

May 05, 2009

McIntosh MC275 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Still built in upstate New York, McIntosh is one of the most famous and respected audiophile brands in the US. The MC275 tube amp is a redux of one of their original models from back in 1961. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC275 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 16, 2009

Krell Evolution 403 Amplifier Reviewed

Need power? How about 400 watts of it? The Evolution 403 from Krell is a three-channel amp for the high-end audiophile. It's also beautiful enough to leave out to admire. Dr. T, Ken Taraszka, tests it out for HTR. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 403 Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 24, 2009

Classe Audio CA-5200 Reviewed

If you're looking for an amp that combines smooth looks with lots of power, the CA-5200 from Classe fits the bill. With 200 watts for each of its five channels, the CA-5200 runs in Class A mode for the first few watts, then AB for the rest. Continue Reading
Classe Audio CA-5200 Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

AMC CVT 3030 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Sporting 30-watts for each of its channels, the CVT 3030 from AMC is under $1,000, but performs like it costs much, much more. Is it enough to give the big boys a run for their money? We find out in this Ken Kessler review. Continue Reading
AMC CVT 3030 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Beam Echo Tube Amp Reviewed

It's a name from the past, but with 30 watts, an incredible frequency response, and an impressively low THD for a tube amp, the DL7-35's performance belies its 40th anniversary status. Continue Reading
Beam Echo Tube Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

NVA AP50 Amp Reviewed

Skipping all the extraneous and focusing just on the sound is what NVA is all about. The AP50 has 50 watts and a scaled down aesthetic that is sure to please the purist. We take it for a spin and check it out. Continue Reading
NVA AP50 Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

NuForce is one of the newest high end players in the audiophile game with a line up of Class-D "switching" amps that run cool and are small in size. This book-sized amp can put out a small amount of power but is perfect for desktop and other small audio applications. Read more here. Continue Reading
NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Krell KAV-300i Integrated Amp reviewed

Known for their blisteringly powerful amps, the idea of a small, integrated amp isn't something most would expect. Rated at 150 watts per channel, though, is more like it. Big power, small size, we're intrigued. Continue Reading
Krell KAV-300i Integrated Amp reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Audio Note Conquest Amp Reviewed

Big tubes are the name of the game with the Conquest Amp from Audio Note. It's British-built, and even though its only rated at 18 watts per, it has some amazing performance as we find out in our full review here. Continue Reading
Audio Note Conquest Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Audio Research Reference 600 Power Amps Reviewed

This amp means serious business. If the massive size didn't give it away, maybe the VU meters did. It's a tube amp, but its rated at upwards of 600 watts, depending on the speakers. Interested yet? You should be because these tube amps are the state of the art performers. Continue Reading
Audio Research Reference 600 Power Amps Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Primaluna Prologue Two Amplifier Reviewed

Primaluna is one of the leading players in the affordable audiophile movement and these guys rock some serious tubes. Ken Kessler calls it his "affordable reference" and looks at this new offering from Primaluna as a breakthrough product. Continue Reading
Primaluna Prologue Two Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

NVA AP10 Integrated Amp Review

It is so minimalist, it doesn't even look like an integrated amp. Its 15 watts, but don't let that discourage you. Its performance is far greater than its power rating, or meager price, would dare suggest. Continue Reading
NVA AP10 Integrated Amp Review

Jan 11, 2009

Marantz Model 7 Reviewed

While it may look vintage and original the Model 7 from Marantz, like the Quad II Reissue, is a newly manufactured throwback designed to give audiophiles a taste of the golden age if they were unable to enjoy it the first go-round. Continue Reading
Marantz Model 7 Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Arcam Solo Integrated Amp and CD Player Reviewed

Arcam has picked up in the United States market where Linn left off and player like Anthem and NAD dominate. Value audio is all the rage and Arcam delivers in spaces. Their Solo Integrated amp is a kick ass solution for audiophiles and lifestyle users alike. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Arcam Solo Integrated Amp and CD Player Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Arion Nemisis Power Amp Reviewed

SET amps are all the rage, and the Nemisis from Arion has a lot going for it to distinguish itself from the crowd. First, it's cheap(ish) compared to many, it also looks pretty different from the rest. Is it any good? We find out. Continue Reading
Arion Nemisis Power Amp Reviewed

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