Stereo Preamplifier Reviews (86 Reviews)


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Feb 13, 1990

Music & Sound's DCC-1 Digital Control Centre Reviewed

A digital preamp capable of handling multiple digital sources has a maximum throughput of 48/16, making it a virtual antique in the modern world of 96/24 and 192/24. But if you see one, now you'll know what it is. Continue Reading
Music & Sound's DCC-1 Digital Control Centre Reviewed

Feb 13, 1990

Classe DR-5 Preamp and DR-5 Power Amp Reviewed

The DR-5 is the preamp that cemented Classe's reputation as a top-echelon audio manufacturer. With adjustable gain range between 20 and 40 dB, MM and MC phono section, the DR-5 offers top-flight performance, especially in terms of dimensionality and imaging. Continue Reading
Classe DR-5 Preamp and DR-5 Power Amp Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Cadence PRE2 Preamp and MA2 Power Amp Reviewed

This tube preamp has two Mullard E88CCs in the phono section, two ECC82s in the line section and two EL84 tubes in the power supply. Although the phono section is noisy, it has that tube dimensionality that LP lovers' crave. Continue Reading
Cadence PRE2 Preamp and MA2 Power Amp Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Gryphon Audiophile Preamp Reviewed

Beautifully made and packed with quality hardware such as Swiss 24-position passive resistor, WBT connectors, and Wima caps. The Gryphon handles MM and MM carts via special boards that allow you to dial in the gain to your requirements. Continue Reading
Gryphon Audiophile Preamp Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Air Tight ATC-1 Preamp and ATM-1 Power Amp Reviewed

The ATC-1 was Airtight's first preamp introduced to the US and UK markets. With one of the most gloriously lush and musical presentations this side of Jadis, the ATC-1 delivers that tube sound without the tube noise. Continue Reading
Air Tight ATC-1 Preamp and ATM-1 Power Amp Reviewed

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