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Receiver & Amplifier Reviews

Updated: Oct 19, 2014 21:29
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Integra DTR-60.5 Receiver with HDBaseT

Integra's DTR-60.5 AV receiver is the second HDBaseT-enabled AV receiver we saw at the CEDIA 2013 Expo. They also have the DHC-60.5 which is the processor version of this receiver.

2 expert reviews

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Plinius Hautonga

Plinius is a 30-year-old high performance audio company based in New Zealand. They enjoy a stellar reputation, and fiercely loyal fan base, thanks to achievements in industrial design, build, and ergonomics. More importantly, they have long been known...

3 expert reviews

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AudioControl Rialto 400 Amplifier

While targeting custom installers and their customers, the AudioControl Rialto 400 has some real technology under the Sonos close enclosure. Pushing 100 watts into 8 ohms, 200 watts into 4 ohms, Wolfson DACs, multiple inputs, automatic input switching,...

2 expert reviews

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Marantz NA-11S1 Network Audio player w.AirPlay

If networked audio systems have typically been designed for convenience rather than ultimate sound quality then this new digital audio player from Marantz marks a turning point in the evolution of home hi-fi. In addition to offering USB Type A and B...

2 expert reviews

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Pioneer XDJ-AERO

The XDJ-Aero mixes Pioneer's DJ heritage with an interesting modern twist. Whether this will be considered innovative or just a novelty remains to be seen.

2 expert reviews

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Universal Audio Apollo Duo

Universal Audio is a brand like no other in the pro audio world. The company has been competing in the hardware market for over 50 years with preamps, compressors and channel strips. But it has also been present in the plug-in market for about a decade...

2 expert reviews

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Teac AX 3000

Without a full spec sheet or a listing on their site, we have to curb our excitement about the the new SACD players from TEAC. Their Distinction line certainly seems to be well thought out and well matched to each other. The CD-3000, in particular,...

2 expert reviews

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Pass Labs XP-30 Preamplifier

Pass Laboratories introduced its new 3-chassis XP-30 Preamp, the flagship to its XP line or preamplifiers. The triple-chassis structure allows the XP-30 to function as a modular preamplifier.

2 expert reviews

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Ampeg [GVT Series] GVT52-112

The name Ampeg makes bass players' ears stand up and tails wag. There is a good reason for that: launched during the 1969 NAMM, their SVT amp still has a leading position in the hearts and minds of most bass players. However, today we won't review a...

2 expert reviews

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Audio Research VS115

The VS115 is a tool to do a job, and that's to play music well. Ignore the looks and enjoy the sound

2 expert reviews

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Integra DTR-30.5 Wireless A/V Receiver

The $1000 Integra Audio DTR-30.5 Wireless Receiver is a first for the company. It is not only Wi-Fi compatible, but Bluetooth is supported. With pre-outs for Zone 2, height channels, and adding external amplification, this is a receiver that should be...

2 expert reviews

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Rockford Fosgate Prime System

With the economy being what it is now, everyone's looking for a bargain, for value. That's the reason why a person would buy a Toyota Camry. It's not exactly an ...

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B.M.C. Amp C1

While an Audioholic might not think $8k for an integrated amp in denial about the integrated part is worth it, for an audiophile, it is practically an impulse buy. The B.M.C. Amp C1 is certainly balanced - sometimes to a fault. While some of the claims...

2 expert reviews

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Vollverstärker Moon i1

Moon seems to have been playing it safe of late.

2 expert reviews

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Audio Research Reference 5 Preamplifier

The ARC Reference 5 is a beguiling performer that created the deepest, most organic, most compelling soundstage of any preamp I?ve had in my system. Never less than musically engaging, the Ref 5 was so quiet, capable, and easy to enjoy that I could...

2 expert reviews

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Denon AVR-A100

If it seems like we've left a bit out - we have. More than a bit. The AVR-A100 has just about everything on the market. There is support for all the latest HD audio formats (DTS HD, TrueHD), all the latest DSPs (including Audyssey Dynamic EQ/Volume,...

2 expert reviews

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Pioneer Stage 2 Package

For the most part, we review single items. Rarely do we conduct a system review. But that's what we're doing this time. There's a good reason to. After all Pioneer ...

2 expert reviews

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Paradox Interactive - Victoria 2

Victoria 2 is a vastly detailed strategy game, although its sheer depth and open-ended nature can be bewildering to begin with. Stick with it, though, and you'll find the control mechanisms are actually quite streamlined, and steering a great (or...

2 expert reviews

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Bryston 28B SST2

's for review I had one stipulation: let me try them with the Mini T's.

3 expert reviews

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Phoenix Gold Ti800.4 4‐channel Amp

Once upon a time, in the peak glory days of car audio, several brands stood out among all others. Phoenix Gold was one of...

2 expert reviews

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Sherwood America R-972

The Sherwood Newcastle R-972 A/V receiver is the first to include a new player in auto setup and room correction technology. Say hello to the Trinnov Optimizer. Nearly two years after it was first announced, the R-972 has arrived. After endless...

2 expert reviews

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Electrocompaniet ECP 1

The ECP 1 is a very nice phono preamp at a very attractive price. I can imagine it really sounding great in a system with a Rega or Clearaudio turntable, a nice integrated amp, the ECP 1, and a pair of speakers something like the B&Ws I listen to it...

2 expert reviews

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Audio Research Reference Phono 2

Audio Research's Reference line had been without a phono-stage since 2005, when the Reference Phono 1 Pre-amplifier was discontinued. The PH7 was released shortly thereafter and garnered rave reviews over the last three years, but vinyl aficionados...

3 expert reviews

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Micromega PA20

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