Category: Amplifiers

Benchmark Media Systems AHB2 Amplifiers by Don Shaulis

October 8, 2022

It wasn’t a dark and stormy night when I sat down to start writing this review. It was the first day of summer with a predicted temperature of 104F and many hotter days to follow. [Read More]

SPL Performer s1200 stereo amplifier by Terry London

March 27, 2022

    I have participated in the high-end audio hobby for close to five decades. The great majority of that time was spent as a passionate audiophile pursuing the finest equipment to put in my [Read More]

Parasound JC5 Stereo Amplifier by Greg Simmons

March 21, 2022

    They’re Coming…and They’re Mean! Any minute now, there’s going to be a violent pounding on the door, a torch-wielding mob, or maybe a brick with a threatening note crashing through the living room [Read More]

The Schiit Audio Loki Mini+ Tone Control Unit by Paul Szabady

October 26, 2021

    Ever since the mid-1970s, the presence of tone controls on a home audio component has been a tell-tale sign that the component had no aspirations to ultimate fidelity. Given the ever-evolving pursuit of [Read More]

AricAudio Super 300B SET Amplifier by Terry London

October 19, 2021

    A Combo of Sonic Delights   In 2017, I wrote an article entitled, “What’s So Irresistible About a SET (single ended triode) Amplifier?” that explained the allure of the 300B flea watt approach to amplification. [Read More]

LSA Warp 1 Power Stereo Amplifier by Greg Voth

September 27, 2021

  The LSA Discovery Warp 1 stereo power amplifier has been one engaging roommate over this past month. I’ve listened to it in various combinations with my other equipment nearly every day, and its 150 [Read More]

Unison Research Unico 150 integrated by David Abramson

September 20, 2021

      The solid-state/tube hybrid Unison Research Unico 150 is the most challenging amplifier I’ve ever reviewed. I’m talking physically. I work out, eat right, follow celebrity Tiktok advice for the best collagen powder protein [Read More]

AMPED AMERICA AAP-1 Pre-Amplifier and 2400 Stereo Amplifier by Greg Voth

August 23, 2021

  Once things began opening up, my first audio trek with Clement was meeting with Boris Meltsner, owner of the New Jersey-based AMPED America brand. As we pulled up to the warehouse, we were warmly [Read More]

Audio Note Meishu Phono 300B Tonmeister SE Integrated by Clement Perry

June 7, 2021

   My first-time encounter with Audio Note of UK electronics happened fortuitously at my very first Hi-Fi show. If my memory serves me correctly, this was in the early ’90s, during hi-fi’s golden years – [Read More]

SBS Designs S5 Series stereo amplifier

April 27, 2021

I’ve been living happily with the SBS Designs S2-Pro class AB power amplifier for the past year or so. It’s a terrific amp – dynamic, transparent, and quite revealing. When Clement offered the opportunity to [Read More]

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