Stereo Preamplifier Reviews (106 Reviews)


iFi audio Pro iDSD 4.4 DAC/Headphone Amplifier/Streamer Reviewed

iFi audio Pro iDSD 4.4 DAC/Headphone Amplifier/Streamer Reviewed

Chris Martens says the iFi Pro iDSD 4.4 delivers the richest mix of audiophile-oriented features and functions of any DAC/headphone amp/streamer near its size or price. Continue Reading

Stereo Preamplifier Reviews

While many audio enthusiasts may be moving toward multichannel audio, there is still a strong market for high-quality two-channel (stereo) electronics among audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts alike. A stereo preamp provides audio switching and signal processing only, without amplification. (A stereo receiver, meanwhile, adds both amplification and AM/FM tuning.) Generally speaking, a stereo preamp won’t have all the bells and whistles found on the latest AV preamp or AV receiver, but these days you can find features like iPod connectivity, built-in DACs, Bluetooth capability, subwoofer outs, home theater pass-through, and (in some rare occasions) even HDMI video support. Check out our review archive below to read about the hottest electronics in the two-channel world.

Tubes, solid state, phono preamps and anything with a volume control is reviewed on this vast resource page.

Stereo Preamplifier Reviews Archives

Jun 22, 2020

NAD M10 BluOS Enabled Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

NAD's new M10 BluOS Enabled Integrated Amplifier ($2,749) is a very exciting product. And I don't just mean for NAD,... Continue Reading
NAD M10 BluOS Enabled Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 22, 2020

Schiit Fulla 3 Gaming DAC/Amp Reviewed

As I write this, it's been about three weeks since my wife finally got approval to work from home during... Continue Reading
Schiit Fulla 3 Gaming DAC/Amp Reviewed

Apr 20, 2020

Naim NAIT 5si Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The Naim NAIT 5si lacks all of the digital connectivity you would expect in a modern integrated amplifier, but it's a big winner in terms of value and personality. Continue Reading
Naim NAIT 5si Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 23, 2020

Marantz PM7000N Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Like it or not, we've entered a new era where most audio enthusiasts are now opting to stream their music... Continue Reading
Marantz PM7000N Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 16, 2020

Parasound Halo P 6 Preamplifier & DAC Reviewed

Parasound's Halo P 6 preamplifier, priced at $1,595, is the successor to the company's wildly popular Halo P 5. The... Continue Reading
Parasound Halo P 6 Preamplifier & DAC Reviewed

Mar 09, 2020

Mark Levinson No. 5805 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

I've said this before, I know, but I think it's worth reiterating: One of the ongoing conversations that we higher-ups... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No. 5805 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jan 13, 2020

Pass Labs XP-12 Preamplifier Reviewed

Greg Handy says the Pass Labs XP-12 left him with a potent reminder of how vital a stereo preamplifier is to a high-performance music playback system. Continue Reading
Pass Labs XP-12 Preamplifier Reviewed

Dec 30, 2019

Denon PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier Reviewed

Denon's PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier with HEOS ($1,099) lends some credibility to an argument I've been making for a few... Continue Reading
Denon PMA-150H Integrated Network Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 09, 2019

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Sep 23, 2019

Technics SU-G700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Technics is a brand that has been with us seemingly forever, and as a result there is no shortage of... Continue Reading
Technics SU-G700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 16, 2019

D'Agostino Progression Preamplifier Reviewed

Brian says the D'Agostino Progression Preamplifier went above and beyond his sonic expectations, delivering the warmth of tubes without the headaches associated with tubes. Continue Reading
D'Agostino Progression Preamplifier Reviewed

Jul 22, 2019

Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

World populations are increasingly moving from rural to urban centers, making for larger cities with greater population density than ever... Continue Reading
Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

Jul 15, 2019

Krell K-300i Integrated Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

There are few things in the AV market right now that excite me quite so much as the melding of... Continue Reading
Krell K-300i Integrated Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 19, 2019

Schiit Audio Freya Preamplifier Reviewed

[[Editor's note: as we were going to publication with this review, Schiit announced two new versions of its Freya preamp:... Continue Reading
Schiit Audio Freya Preamplifier Reviewed

Jun 12, 2019

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

When a manufacturer considers adding a new product to its lineup, there are essentially three options: replace an older product... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

Dec 17, 2018

Anthem STR Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

The category of preamps has changed a lot in the past decade or so. On the AV side of the... Continue Reading
Anthem STR Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Dec 10, 2018

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Nov 21, 2018

Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL Preamplifier

Terry London praises this new stereo preamp for its beautiful chassis, great ergonomics, rich organic timbres, and holographic imaging. Continue Reading
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL Preamplifier

Mar 28, 2018

Mark Levinson ? 526 Preamplifier/DAC Reviewed

Mark Levinson. The brand represents the pinnacle of automotive and home audio luxury. The company's products are meticulously engineered, and... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson ? 526 Preamplifier/DAC Reviewed

Dec 18, 2017

Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

It's that time of year again--when the HomeTheaterReview.com staff looks at all of the products we reviewed this year and picks the best of the best. We've tried to hit all the product categories and price points. We hope you enjoy our Best of 2017 list. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

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