Stereo Preamplifier Reviews (94 Reviews)


Stereo Preamplifier Reviews Archives

Dec 10, 2014

Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Oppo Digital's HA-1, which combines an excellent headphone amplifier, a stereo preamp, and a digital-to-analog converter into one well-constructed $1,199 package. Continue Reading
Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 01, 2014

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Jul 30, 2014

Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Stereo Preamp/DAC Reviewed

Back in January, I reviewed Wyred 4 Sound's excellent mAMP. To form a complete system, power amplifiers like the mAMP... Continue Reading
Wyred 4 Sound mPRE Stereo Preamp/DAC Reviewed

Apr 21, 2014

Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-Channel Preamplifier

Dennis Burger finds that the Parasound Halo P 5 looks great, sounds great, even feels great. It hits just the right notes for its price point. So, while there might be some room for improvement, the Parasound is one heck of a contender. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-Channel Preamplifier

Jan 29, 2014

Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

In the last year, many of the Internet and printed reports on the major stereo shows consistently mentioned that... Continue Reading
Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

Dec 02, 2013

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Aug 05, 2013

Krell Phantom III Preamplifier with DAC Module

Krell's Phantom III preamplifier is the company's first foray into DAC-equipped preamplifiers. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Brian Kahn tests the Phantom III out to see how they did. Continue Reading
Krell Phantom III Preamplifier with DAC Module

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

May 07, 2012

Classe CP-800 Stereo Preamp Processor Reviewed

The tests that Andrew Robinson put the Classe CP-800 stereo preamp processor through were extensive, encompassing stereo and multi-channel playback at a variety of resolutions. Read on to find out how the CP-800 fared. Continue Reading
Classe CP-800 Stereo Preamp Processor Reviewed

Dec 05, 2011

Home Theater Review's 2011 Best Of Awards

For a third time, the editorial staff of Home Theater Review have examined the year's offerings in AV gear and decided what they deem to be the best in every category. Find out who is the best of the best. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2011 Best Of Awards

Nov 28, 2011

Audio Research Corporation 40th Anniversary Reference Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research is a company with a long and respected history in the audiophile world. To honor that history the company created the 40th Anniversary Reference Preamp. Does the amp do Audio Research's legacy justice? Ken Taraszka investigates. Continue Reading
Audio Research Corporation 40th Anniversary Reference Preamp Reviewed

Apr 18, 2011

McIntosh C500 Preamplifier Reviewed

McIntosh continues to offer beautiful, albeit expensive components, with the McIntosh C500 stereo preamplifier. But is it worth its price tag? Reviewer Brian Kahn put the C500 to the test to find out Continue Reading
McIntosh C500 Preamplifier Reviewed

Mar 28, 2011

Classe Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII Reviewed

Managing Editor Andrew Robinson appreciates the simplicity and quality of the Class´┐Ż Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII preamp. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the latest preamplifiers, but what is does have is something far more important. Continue Reading
Classe Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII Reviewed

Dec 29, 2010

Parasound Halo P3 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

How many near state-of-the-art preamps are priced under $800? The Halo P3 is on that short list. The P3 is musical, involving, has a built-in phono stage, and is as easy to use as a light switch. It's also one of Andrew Robinson's all-time favorite preamplifiers. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo P3 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Dec 06, 2010

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Oct 26, 2010

Krell Evolution 202 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

The middle of the line Evolution 202 which, in Jerry Del Colliano's opinion, is the 202 is "nothing short of breathtaking." With its 16-bit balanced resistor ladder analog volume the 202 is the preamp of your dreams for only $15,000. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 202 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Jun 28, 2010

Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

There are stereo preamplifiers and then there is the Ref 5 from Audio Research, a US based company, who knows a thing or two about making two-channel gear audiophile's crave for they've been at it since the beginning and their latest creation, the Ref 5, is their best yet. Continue Reading
Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

Feb 01, 2010

Parasound Halo JC 2 Preamplifier Reviewed

San Francisco based Parasound and famed designer John Curl go together like peanut butter a jelly for the two have had a hugely successful partnership for years, which culminated in the creation of Parasound's lauded Halo line of products, all of which Curl had a hand in, and the hugely popular JC 2 Preamplifier reviewed here. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo JC 2 Preamplifier 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

Oct 31, 2009

Conrad Johnson CT5 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

For half the price of their flagship model, the CT5 delivers much of the same sonics. With its lush midrange and large detailed soundstage, the CT-5 delivers exceptional performance through its single-ended only outputs. Continue Reading
Conrad Johnson CT5 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

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