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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

Jan 04, 2009

Niro (Nakamichi) 1000 Integrated Amp Reviewed

In the history of audiophilia no brand can eclipse the sex appeal of Nakamici. Collectors clamor for Dragon tape decks and other aged products. Although a more modern product from the Niro line, the Niro 1000 integrated amp has the allure of finding a Picasso at a garage sale. A true gem. Continue Reading
Niro (Nakamichi) 1000 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

T+A K6 Integrated Amp and Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Residing in the "where are they now file" (much like Spinal Tap when in Atlanta) Germany's T+A came and went in the American market pretty quickly. Perhaps some day they will be back but their K6 integrated amp had lots of promise. Read the full Ken Kessler review along with words on the matching T+A CD player. Continue Reading
T+A K6 Integrated Amp and Compact Disc Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Jadis JPS8 Preamp and JA50 Power Amp Reviewed

Say what you will about the French they do know how to make audiophile components evident in French based manufacturer Jadis' latest offering the JPS8 two-channel preamplifier and the matching JA50 power amplifier. Both tube based designs and sporting gold chassis the Jadis combo is pure magic for those with the means to afford them. Continue Reading
Jadis JPS8 Preamp and JA50 Power Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Graaf GM50B Integrated Amp Reviewed

One of Ken Kessler's favorite products in all of audiophila is GRAAF Italian tube electronics. Forget Sonus Faber, GRAAF is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to Italian audio (OK, Sonus Fabers rock) but this sick audiophile gear is the reason why we love the hobby so much. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Graaf GM50B Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Audiovalve Baldur 70 Amplifier Reviewed

You know what you need? That's right, large format German tube amps. Packing 70 Watts per channel, the Audiovalve Baldur are the pinnacle of audiophile esoterica. God knows what this stuff sells for on Audiogon.com but its sure is cool looking. Check out the full Ken Kessler review here. Continue Reading
 Audiovalve Baldur 70 Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Ayre AX-7 Power Amp Reviewed

Packed with a George Cardas burn-in disc, this Ayre AX-7 power amp is what audiophile dreams are made of. With American craftsmanship and the heart and soul of founder, Charles Hansen, behind the product its the kind of gear that makes Ken Kessler want to learn to love America all over again. Continue Reading
 Ayre AX-7 Power Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

T+A V-10 Amplifier Reviewed

T+A has been making tubes since 1984 and that will woo the likes of Ken Kessler to your front door for a full feature review. With incredible industrial design and more power than you get from the SET set - Kenny likes it. Read the whole review here. Continue Reading
T+A V-10 Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Copland CSA 29 Integrated Amp Reviewed

With Mark Levinson's Cello only living as a restaurant today - Copland is one of the closest matches to the legendary brand. Packing a slick look and an ultra-smooth sound - this audiophile-only product is worth seeking out. Read a full Ken Kessler Copland CSA 29 Integrated Amp review here. Continue Reading
Copland CSA 29 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Audio Analogue Maestro Settana Amp and CD Player Reviewed

Audio Analouge Masestro is an off beat integrated amp designed for the audiophile market (mainly in Europe and Asia) that has Ferarri good looks and a sexy growl to match. When paired with the matching Compact Disc player it makes for a compelling combination for the adventurous audiophile. Continue Reading
Audio Analogue Maestro Settana Amp and CD Player Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Marantz SC-7S1 Preamp and MA-9S1 Amp Reviewed

Marantz was a dominant force in the high-end space all throughout the golden age of two-channel playback though in recent years they've become a dominant force among the budget home theater set. Not anymore, for with the release of their new reference line and products such as the SC-7S1 and MA-9S1 reviewed here... Continue Reading
Marantz SC-7S1 Preamp and MA-9S1 Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Musical Fidelity kW750 Power Amp Reviewed

For some people - they just done need a Lamborghini Murcielago which is why there is a Gallardo. This 750 watt-per-channel amp may not be the 1000 Watt (yes, a Kilo-watt) monster but for the love of God it is a LOT of power. If your speakers can't run on this sweet injection of power then they might need to go on the junk heap. Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity kW750 Power Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Quad 33 Preamp and 303 Amp Reviewed

Not a whole lot to say about Quad that hasn't already been said-they're good at what they do and have a hugely loyal fan base reticent of Apple. Whether you harbor feelings for their speakers or their electronics one thing remains the same, once you hear a Quad system it's hard to listen to anything else. Continue Reading
Quad 33 Preamp and 303 Amp Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

PrimaLuna 3 and 4 Tube Power Amp

Multi-chassis audiophile grade tube amps is enough sexy talk to get anybody who loves audio a little aroused. Primaluna is a bit of a sleeper in the United States but for those who don't know - take the time to learn as they are right up there with the likes of ARC, McIntosh and VTL but at a little less cost. Read more of the review here. Continue Reading
PrimaLuna 3 and 4 Tube Power Amp

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