Amplifier Reviews (240 Reviews)


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Jan 11, 2009

Unison Research SR1 Tube Amp Reviewed

This tube-transistor hybrid packs both a retro-wood look with a modern industrial design to deliver from a company known more for single ended tube amps, a sound that is worth of this amp's good looks. Continue Reading
Unison Research SR1 Tube Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Fase Nimis Integrated Amp Reviewed

While Ken Kessler can't resist taking a pot shot at Apple's industrial design (possibly the most popular ID of any company making any product in the world) en route to reviewing this uber-esoteric Fase Nimis integrated power amp. See if he predicts if Fase's stock will his $400 per share or topple the market capitalization of Microsoft on this full feature. Continue Reading
Fase Nimis Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista M3 Integrated Amp Reviewed

While the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista M3 integrated amp may not come from the Motorsport Division of BMW it does have that solid build quality and is arguably harder to come by than an M3 with four wheels. Ken Kessler takes this integrated amp for a spin in this full review. Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista M3 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

LOTH-X JI-300 Amp Reviewed

Normally eight watts per channel scares the hell out of Ken Kessler but it didn't take him long to fall in love with the Loth-X JI-300 tube power amps. Compared to a dinner at Gordon Ramsay's place - see if this exotic tube amp lives up to the Petrus comparisons in this review. Continue Reading
LOTH-X JI-300 Amp Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

Theta Intrepid Amp Reviewed

The little brother of Theta Digital's well reviewed Dreadnaught power amp is the Theta Intrepid. While still rocking the battleship analogies - this amp is a little lighter, less powerful but still very stout. Continue Reading
Theta Intrepid Amp Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

Croft Series V-C Amp reviewed

Ken Kessler takes this stereo power amp to task for both its tacky industrial design as well as its dual volume controls. Read how far he is willing to go in tearing into this audiophile offering. Continue Reading
Croft Series V-C Amp reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

Red Rose Music Model 5 Integrated Amp and Baby System Reviewed

Post-Cello Mark Levinson electronics for your review-reading pleasure here. Ken Kessler takes a look at this imported tube integrated as well as Levinson's Baby music system which was oddly borrowed from his entry level Cello rig. Continue Reading
Red Rose Music Model 5 Integrated Amp and Baby System Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

WAVAC Amp Reviewed

WAVAC could very well be called "WAY BACK" by its industrial design. Packing 15 whole watts of tubey power - this amp is just what the audiophiles in Asia long for. Is this the right audiophile amp for you? Ken Kessler takes a long look here. Continue Reading
 WAVAC Amp Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

Trilogy RC211 Power Amps Reviewed

In the mood for some good car analogies and Anglo-self-loathing - then I have the review for you. Amazingly, Ken Kessler ends up loving this esoteric amp. Who could have guessed it from the introduction but you never know. Continue Reading
Trilogy RC211 Power Amps Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

EAR Paravicini M100A/312 Tube Amp Reviewed

Halcro can kiss Tim de Paravanici's ass with these statement sized, solid state monoblocks. For those who need, want and desire truly high power output for their music system comes an English amp that is something truly unique and special. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
EAR Paravicini M100A/312 Tube Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Croft Chameleon Integrated Amp Reviewed

Ken Kessler takes a long look at Croft's very affordable Chameleon integrated amp that competes more in the world of NAD than Audio Research, Krell and Mark Levinson. Value always sells. Read Ken's conclusions here. Continue Reading
Croft Chameleon Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

McIntosh C2200 Amp Reviewed

Bursting into tearful, words of joy - audiophile reviewer, Ken Kessler, rejoices over McIntosh Labs' decision to make non-limited edition version of their lust-worthy tube electronics including this sexy C2200 power amp. Continue Reading
McIntosh C2200 Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sim Audio Moon Integrated Amp Reviewed

One of the best Canadian exports since Wayne Gretzky (the great one) comes Sim Audio's Moon products. The Moon Integrated amp has received critical acclaim worldwide for its high value offerings for the music loving enthusiast. Is this the perfect integrated amp for one of your systems? Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Sim Audio Moon Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Red Rose Music Rosette 1 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Mark Levinson never made anything affordable at Cello yet his Red Rose Music broke some price barriers that audiophiles have never seen. While not made anymore, the Red Rose Music products have become somewhat collectable. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Red Rose Music Rosette 1 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Gryphon Callisto 2200 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Danish-made Gryphon electronics have come in and out of the United States market more time than a Columbian drug mule loaded up with few keys pure flake. Their industrial design is stunning with its edgy heat synchs and bold lines but can the product line stake its claim in the world's top market for audio? Time will tell. Continue Reading
Gryphon Callisto 2200 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Pink Triangle Integral Integrated Amp Reviewed

No we are not joking the brand is called PINK TRIANGLE and no its not inspired by a rainbow flag or a long walk in West Hollywood. This beefy amp has more to do with Krell than it does with some sissy single ended triode amp. See how Pink Triangle could make its way into your system in this full review. Continue Reading
Pink Triangle Integral Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300 Integrated Amp

This more mainstream tube power amp from Musical Fidelity picks up where many of the odd-ball, Asian single ended tube power amp companies leave off with both top level performance and support as well as a build quality that is more Bentley than Honda Accord Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista 300 Integrated Amp

Jan 04, 2009

Pathos Logos Amps Reviewed

Pathos is an Italian audiophile company and the Logos is their 110 Watt per channel tube based integrated amp offering fully balanced construction and tons of flexibility. The looks of these amps is insane from the sculpted heat sinks to the wood inlays. Truly a work of art. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
Pathos Logos Amps Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

McIntosh MA6900 Integrated Amp Reviewed

With so many obscure audiophile companies pushing integrated amps that have a "story" to tell but no real gravitas - McIntosh offers the MA6600 which delivers power, weight and legacy as an opening salvo. Read the full Ken Kessler review here. Continue Reading
McIntosh MA6900 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Halcro dm58 Monoblock Amp Reviewed

Once given the title as "The Best Amp Ever" by Stereophile Magazine - Halcro somehow has blown their position in the US and it hard to even find. With Krell, Levinson, McIntosh and Audio Research now packing equal or better power - see how Halcro's critically acclaimed amp stacks up versus the best of today's amps. Continue Reading
Halcro dm58 Monoblock Amp Reviewed

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