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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Sep 2, 2015 11:30
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#3026
alaAverage 4.5

Astell and Kern AK100 Personal MQS & Ultimate Portable Hi-fi...

The AK100 is now my favourite portable setup. I used to travel with a Macbook Pro and FiiO E17. Now I can be truly portable with my high end setup while on the road. Sound is beautifully detailed and clear. The controls are convenient and the unit...

8 user reviews

#3027
alaAverage 4.5

Steren Electronics 201-254

I bought this to split the signal from my FM antenna that is feeding four tuners. The loss is a little more than I would like, but this is inexpensive and I can't really expect more at the price point.

8 user reviews

#3028
alaAverage 4.5

Harman/kardon AVR 85

This receiver was built September, 1999 and it's now April, 2015 when I bought it at a Goodwill for $40 Canadian ($30 U.S.) and it works flawlessly (just missing the remote). It is more than adequate for my needs and will complement the Yamaha CR2020...

8 user reviews

#3029
alaAverage 4.5

Focusrite ISA One

The Focusrite ISA One is a great choice for those looking for a very nice single channel mic preamp with a lot of the amenities that you won't often see in a single channel preamp. The sound is gr...

5 user reviews

#3030
alaAverage 4.5

Musical Fidelity V-CAN

Great product. Very solid build and excellent sonic quality and dynamic range. Drives my Grado 325i headphones tremendously. Buy this!!

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#3031
alaAverage 4.5

Hughes & Kettner [Edition Series] Edition Tube 25th Anniversary

At new these come in right at around $750, which isn't bad for a goo two channel amp that is an all tube circuit design. I would recommend this amp to anyone who likes the sound of tubes firing pre...

7 user reviews

#3032
alaAverage 4.5

Pathos Acoustics Twin Towers - (Amplifiers)

Wherever you run into a "best integrated amplifier ever heard/owned" thread on an audio forum you will almost always find the Pathos TT on the list, often referenced several times. The TT was a Stereophile Class A rated component and well known...

6 user reviews

#3033
alaAverage 4.5

Yamaha Natural Sound Micro Home Theater Receiver Sound System with Integrated...

I was looking for a solution for my shore house deck and found this Yahmaha home theater packaged with outdoor speakers. The unit appears to be built solid and the speakers appear to be of good quality. Likes: 1. Easy to plug iPod in on top 2....

6 user reviews

#3034
alaAverage 4.5

Mesa Boogie [Mark Series] Mark III Combo

I love this the and the power that comes with the lead channel in particular. Mesa Mark ll amps have my favorite lead tone of any amp that I have played before. I have played ever single Marshall t...

5 user reviews

#3035
alaAverage 4.5

Moon I-3

Lots of upgrade options, great build and we liked the internal DAC, but a little expensive taken just as an amp

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#3036
alaAverage 4.5

CHANNEL PLUS DA506BID RF Amp (Full RF spectrum 6 Outputs)

I have this set up in my basement to amplify/split my OTA signal to the other rooms in my house. It's powered so make sure there is an outlet nearby. I have it mounted on a board to the wall.

8 user reviews

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#3037
alaAverage 4.5

Marsh A 200s

Erik Hawkins is a musician/producer working in Los AngelesCounty and the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit him at www.erikhawkins.com for more equipmentchitchat and tips on what's hot for the personal studio.

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#3038
alaAverage 4.5

dbx 223

The Dbx 223 is a stereo 2-way or mono 3-way crossover designed for live sound use and for DJ's. It allows you to easily switch between two or three different sources, depending on the way you are ...

9 user reviews

#3039
alaAverage 4.5

RME Audio QuadMic

For the price, the RME Audio QuadMic is a great deal. While the preamps don't sound all that much better than those you'd find on most audio interfaces, keep in mind that they are really designed ...

7 user reviews

#3040
alaAverage 4.5

Naim Supernait

The SUPERNAIT (and now the Uniti) show Naim is a thoroughly modern company making an integrated amplifier that fills the needs of an ever increasing group of digital only systems, and music server sources. Throw in the flexibility of a home theater...

8 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#3041
alaAverage 4.5

Orange [AD Series] AD30TC

All in all I think the Orange AD30 is a decent amp for someone looking for a more vintage style Orange amp in a not too complex package. The two channels sound great when you dial them both in and ...

5 user reviews

#3042
alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RSX-1057

What would your life be like if you'd married the first person you ever dated? If you want a great home theater system, sometimes it pays to dig deeper. OK, American Acoustic Development (AAD) stands in the shadow of larger and more prestigious brands,...

5 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#3043
alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RC 1070

Dolby Digital EX + DTS - USB Interface

8 user reviews

#3044
alaAverage 4.5

Electrocompaniet EC 4.7

I also found that the 4.8 worked well with a wide range of sources. Each of the front-ends mentioned above sounded good and mated well. Its input impedence of 47kOhms combined well with its -111dB minimum gain and 6dB maximum gain and low noise floor...

3 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#3045
alaAverage 4.5

Hafler 9180 - (Amplifiers)

I have owned this amp for 15 years,im the second owner.what people do not realize is if you arent happy with the lows or highs of a amplifier,then try another preamp .its not always your amplifier.The 9180 is one of the best sounding amps ive owned and...

6 user reviews

#3046
alaAverage 4.5

Mackie Onyx 800R

For the price I don't think you're going to find too many eight channel preamps like the Mackie Onyx-800R. It's not the cheapest way to get this amount of preamps, but considering the quality, sam...

7 user reviews

#3047
alaAverage 4.5

NAD 314

Recommend

5 user reviews

#3048
alaAverage 4.5

Quad 909 Stereopower

The 909 Stereo Power Amplifier incorporates Quad's patented current dumping technology and is one of the finest audio amplifiers available today. The current dumping technique eliminates many of the problems associated with transistor amplifiers. The...

1 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#3049
alaAverage 4.5

Rotel RB 970BXII

Back in 2001 I wrote a review on this amp in this column and gave it two stars.Since then my system has completely changed, I'm currently using a Mac 220 tube pre-amp, B&W CDM9NT speakers, Velodyne SPL 1000 sub, Arcam CD73T cd player, pro-ject...

6 user reviews

#3050
alaAverage 4.5

Traynor YCV40WR Custom Valve

All in all I think the Traynor YCV40WR is pretty good. It's nice and versatile and does clean and drive tones all in one. The tones are good and lack the overcompressed nature of a lot of newer Tra...

5 user reviews

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