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Cherry Audio MEGAschino Mk2 Standard Edition Amplifier Review

— June 04, 2021 01:00

Cherry Audio MEGAschino Mk2 Standard Edition Amplifier Review

The Cherry Audio MEGAschino Mk2 Standard Edition Class D Amplifier is energy efficient, boasting SOTA specs and gobs of power output (>400wpc, 8 ohms). Is it worth the $6k price? Read our review.

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ATI AT4002 Class AB and AT522NC Class D Amplifier Review Shootout

RichB — May 20, 2019 23:00

ATI AT4002 Class AB and AT522NC Class D Amplifier Review Shootout

In market for a powerful 200 WPC amp? ATI has you covered with two completely different technologies. We compare the AT4000 class A/B and the AT522NC Class-D amplifiers to help you decide.

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NAD M23 Master Series Stereo Amplifier Test Report

— September 20, 2022 00:50

NAD M23 Master Series Stereo Amplifier Test Report

The NAD M23 is a 200wpc stereo amp that utilizes the SOTA Class D Purifi 1ET400A reference design to push the envelope of performance and efficiency. Is this the best measuring amp in our 23+ year history?

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Monoprice Monolith 7-Channel Amplifier Review

— March 30, 2017 00:00

Monoprice Monolith 7-Channel Amplifier Review

The Monoprice Monolith is an astounding 7-channel, 200wpc amplifier with two massive teroidal transformers delivering gobs of power and textbook performance at a value price point. Our amp of the year

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Starke Sound Fiera4 4 Channel Amplifier Benchmark Test Results

— September 05, 2022 00:25

Starke Sound Fiera4 4 Channel Amplifier Benchmark Test Results

The Starke Sound Fiera4 is an exciting new four channel Class D amplifier. It provides plenty of power (130wpcx4) to juice your home theater in a light weight and energy efficient package. Read on.

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Yamaha A-S801 Integrated Amplifier Review

— November 01, 2015 19:00

 Yamaha A-S801 Integrated Amplifier Review

The Yamaha A-S801 is an honestly rated 100 watt/ch integrated amplifier with a built in high resolution USB-B DAC to power a serious dedicated two-channel or upscale PC system with pristine fidelity.

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NAD’s C 389 Integrated Amp Delivers Streaming and Dirac for Less

— July 25, 2022 00:30

NAD’s C 389 Integrated Amp Delivers Streaming and Dirac for Less

NAD's new C 389 integrated amp offers much of the performance of the C 399 for 25% less money. The $1,500 amp delivers 130 watts of Hypex UcD power, and uses the same ESS Sabre DAC and a DIRAC path.

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Outlaw Model 5000 Five Channel Amplifier Review

— April 14, 2015 13:00

Outlaw Model 5000 Five Channel Amplifier Review

The Outlaw Model 5000 is a 5 channel 120 watt amplifier that over-delivers in power & performance. Great sound on the cheap without peer at $599. Best amp deal of the year? Watch our YouTube review.

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Mark Levinson Celebrates 50 Years in Audio; New $50K Amp & NC Headphones

— July 14, 2022 00:50

Mark Levinson Celebrates 50 Years in Audio; New $50K Amp & NC Headphones

This year marks 50 years of Mark Levinson. The brand is celebrating with the № 5909 ANC Bluetooth headphones ($999) & a limited-edition monoblock amplifier, the ML-50 for $50,000/pair! Read on.

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IQ Audio M300 MonoBlock Amplifier Review

— January 30, 2014 09:00

IQ Audio M300 MonoBlock Amplifier Review

Review: The IQ Audio M300 MonoBlock amplifier is deceivingly good, delivering rated power with pristine fidelity and finesse in an efficient, cool running pint sized package. Class D at its best.

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NAD’s Classic Series C 399 Integrated Amp Delivers Masters Series Tech For Less

— March 15, 2022 01:00

NAD’s Classic Series C 399 Integrated Amp Delivers Masters Series Tech For Less

NAD’s new Classic Series C 399 integrated amp ($1,999) delivers 180 watts of nCore amplification and features tech previously found only in the brand’s more expensive Masters Series amps. Read on.

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Red Dragon M500MKII & M1000MKII MonoBlock Amplifier Review

— January 27, 2014 20:00

Red Dragon M500MKII & M1000MKII MonoBlock Amplifier Review

Review: The Red Dragon M500/M1000 Class D Amplifiers are 500 and 1100 watt powerhouses in a small, lightweight, and cool-running footprint that promise to deliver tremendous bang for the buck.

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The Peachtree Audio GaN400: A New Breed of Class D Amplification

— March 03, 2022 00:50

The Peachtree Audio GaN400: A New Breed of Class D Amplification

Peachtree Audio’s GaN400 stereo power amp ($3,000) blazes new trails for Class D amplification. The amp uses cutting-edge GaNFET transistors in its output stage, delivering a massive 400wpc! Read on.

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Marantz PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier Review

— October 22, 2013 09:00

Marantz PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier Review

Review: The Marantz PM-11S3 Integrated Amplifier is rated at 100 watts/channel. It exceeds its specifications and sounds and looks great doing it. A true audiophile product with prideful ownership.

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Marantz MODEL 40n: The perfect Integrated Amplifier for a Streaming World?

— February 16, 2022 00:10

Marantz MODEL 40n: The perfect Integrated Amplifier for a Streaming World?

Marantz MODEL 40n Integrated Amplifier with Spotify Connect, AppleMusic, Pandora, Tidal, AirPlay2, HEOS, and HDMI with ARC with 70wpc class AB in an all-in-one flagship worthy of the Marantz heritage.

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Emotiva XPR-1 Mono Amplifier Review

— May 05, 2013 23:00

Emotiva XPR-1 Mono Amplifier Review

Our review of the 1kwatt Emotiva XPR-1 Mono amplifier proves that ultimate power and audiophile finesses can go hand in hand without breaking the bank. The XPR-1 monoblock audio amplifier rocks!

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NAD’s New Streaming Amps Are Small In Size But Big On Features

— November 14, 2021 12:35

NAD’s New Streaming Amps Are Small In Size But Big On Features

NAD releases two new integrated amps. The M10V2 adds Dolby Digital processing and tweaked amplifier performance & the C700 streaming integrated amp let's you easily add speakers for a simple setup.

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Pass Labs X350.5 Stereo Power Amplifier Review

— October 23, 2012 22:35

Pass Labs X350.5 Stereo Power Amplifier Review

This is a review of the Pass Labs X350.5 350wpc stereo amplifier. Excellent bench tests and pristine sonic virtues would please even the most discriminating audiophile.

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Cambridge Audio’s Evo Streaming Amps Deliver Great Design and All-In-One Convenience

— September 09, 2021 00:15

Cambridge Audio’s Evo Streaming Amps Deliver Great Design and All-In-One Convenience

The Cambridge Audio Evo 75 ($2,250) and Evo 150 ($3,000) are compact, Class D streaming amps that aim to deliver audiophile performance from a “lifestyle” all-in-one package.

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digiZoid ZO2 Personal (not a) Subwoofer Review

— September 25, 2012 22:35

digiZoid ZO2 Personal (not a) Subwoofer Review

The digiZoid Z02 Personal Subwoofer is not a subwoofer at all. Instead it is an "analog sound enhancement device" which will boost the volume of your 3.5mm source and provides bass boost.

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Denon PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier Review: BIGGER Sound than Power Ratings Reveal?

— July 12, 2021 16:30

Denon PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier Review: BIGGER Sound than Power Ratings Reveal?

Denon’s PMA-A110 Integrated amplifier is a finely crafted piece of audio gear that sounds as good as it looks while delivering more power than its modest 80wpc rating suggests. Read our review to see why.

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Classe CT-2300 Stereo Power Amplifier Review

— September 16, 2012 20:00

Classe CT-2300 Stereo Power Amplifier Review

Review: Classe CT-2300 is a 300wpc/600wpc (8/4 ohms, respectively) two-channel power amplifier. It's great bench tests,sonic virtues and cool operation makes it a wonderful rack mountable solution.

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Starke Sound’s 4-Channel AD4.320 Amplifier Uses Proprietary Class D Tech, BIG Power

— May 14, 2021 01:10

Starke Sound’s 4-Channel AD4.320 Amplifier Uses Proprietary Class D Tech, BIG Power

Starke Sound’s new AD4.320 4-channel power amplifier ($1,399) uses a home-grown Class D amplifier module combined with an old-school linear power supply. It can be bridged for up to 650 watts!

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Emotiva UPA-500 Five Channel Power Amplifier Review

— August 08, 2012 21:00

Emotiva UPA-500 Five Channel Power Amplifier Review

The Emotiva UPA-500 is a five channel amplifier that offers solid performance and value. At under $400 it's in a class of its own.

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Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition Review: The Future of Streaming

— May 11, 2021 07:45

Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition Review: The Future of Streaming

Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition (HE) features the wireless streaming architecture and design of Uniti Atom with reworked power supply, and headphone outputs. Read our review to see why it sets the bar.

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Rocketfish Rocketboost RF-RBUSB RF-RBREC Wireless Audio Review

— March 26, 2012 04:45

Rocketfish Rocketboost RF-RBUSB RF-RBREC Wireless Audio Review

The Rocketfish Rocketboost RF-RBUSB RF-RBREC Wireless Audio is a wireless platform that allows for uncompressed audio (48kHz, 16bit/24bit) distribution around the home.

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Rotel Delivers High-End ‘Michi’ Integrated Amps And Entry-Level ‘Tribute’ Gear

— May 09, 2021 01:20

Rotel Delivers High-End ‘Michi’ Integrated Amps And Entry-Level ‘Tribute’ Gear

Rotel released a pair of Michi Class-AB integrated amps: the Michi X3 ($4,999) and X5 ($6,999). For entry-level customers, there is the A11 integrated amp ($799) and CD11 CD player ($599). Read on.

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Master TVA30 Guitar Amp Review

Steve DellaSala — March 20, 2012 22:45

Master TVA30 Guitar Amp Review

This is a review of the Master TVA30 Guitar Amp featuring detailed measurements and suggestions for product improvements.

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Focal Arche Headphone DAC/Amplifier Review - Get It Before Its Gone

— April 30, 2021 01:00

Focal Arche Headphone DAC/Amplifier Review - Get It Before Its Gone

Focal Arche is a pre-amp/DAC, headphone amplifier with two 32-bit AK4490 DACs and two separate 1W @ 32-ohm amplifiers to power your headphones with pristine clarity. How does it sound? Read on.

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Emotiva UPA-7 Seven Channel Power Amplifier Review

— September 15, 2010 21:55

Emotiva UPA-7 Seven Channel Power Amplifier Review

Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, a better seven channel amplifier than the Emotiva UPA-7 does NOT exist on the market. This is a safe purchase and a highly recommended one!

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Anthem's New MCA 225/325/525 Amplifiers Boast BIG 600 Watts of Power!

— January 20, 2021 08:00

Anthem's New MCA 225/325/525 Amplifiers Boast BIG 600 Watts of Power!

Anthem's new MCA 225/325/525 multi-ch amplifiers boast up to 600 watts/ch power and low noise starting at $2k but are there caveats? Read on to find out.

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Seymour AV Ice Block 5001 500watt Monoblock Amplifier Review

— April 23, 2009 07:15

Seymour AV Ice Block 5001 500watt Monoblock Amplifier Review

It's not hard to see that I'm impressed with the Seymour AV Ice Block 5001 500watt Monoblock Amplifier. It has plenty of power, great aesthetics, and near perfect functionality.

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Denon Releases 3 More 110th Anniversary Edition A110 Components

— October 06, 2020 11:00

Denon Releases 3 More 110th Anniversary Edition A110 Components

Denon has expanded its 110th anniversary components with the PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier, DCD-A110 SACD Player, and DL-A110 Phono Cartridge. Read on to see what makes these audiophile products so special.

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Emotiva UPA-2 Stereo Amplifier Review

— April 16, 2009 08:05

Emotiva UPA-2 Stereo Amplifier Review

The Emotiva UPA-2 Stereo Amplifier is an incredible solution to turn a $500 AV receiver into a real powerhouse - and for FAR less money than it would cost to buy a comparable quality flagship product.

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New NAD Masters Series Employ Revolutionary Class D Amplifier Technology

— September 18, 2020 04:00

New NAD Masters Series Employ Revolutionary Class D Amplifier Technology

NAD launched two Masters Series amps, the M33 and M28 both priced at $4,999. Both amps offer performance that sets a new benchmark for low noise and distortion thanks to a revolutionary Class D design.

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Axiom Audio A1400-8 Digital Multi-Channel Amplifier Review

— April 14, 2009 21:40

Axiom Audio A1400-8 Digital Multi-Channel Amplifier Review

Axiom Audio has redefined performance expectations of Class D amplifiers with their A1400-8. Sporting 200 watts per channel all channels driver, this amp is a real space saver.

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Marantz 30 Series Integrated Amp & Network SACD Audio Streamer Tantalizes Audiophiles

— September 01, 2020 07:00

Marantz 30 Series Integrated Amp & Network SACD Audio Streamer Tantalizes Audiophiles

After three years of research and devolopment, Marantz has released information on their new MODEL 30 Integrated Amplifier and SACD 30n Network Audio Streamer and SACD Player. Read on.

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Emotiva XPA-2 Two Channel Amplifier Review

— October 15, 2008 18:25

Emotiva XPA-2 Two Channel Amplifier Review

The Emotiva XPA-2 is a two-channel amplifier is one of the most powerful, highest value amplifiers we've reviewed to date. It is a lone wolf in a pasture of sheepish amplifiers.

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Beale Street Audio BAV4250 BAV2500 1,000 Watt Amps Have Features You Need

— April 13, 2020 08:00

Beale Street Audio BAV4250 BAV2500 1,000 Watt Amps Have Features You Need

Beale Street Audio has started shipping their highly anticipated BAV4250 and BAV2500 1,000 watt amplifiers. Beale amps offer versatility along with easy setup and control, but how do they measure up?

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Rotel RMB-1085 Power Amplifier Review

— June 12, 2008 09:55

Rotel RMB-1085 Power Amplifier Review

At only 100 watts, I couldn't say that the RMB-1085 was a huge improvement over the internal amps of my receiver with my 8 ohm speakers. It does have an undeniable cool factor and plenty of power.

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McIntosh Debuts New Flagship Home Theater Processors and Amp

— March 17, 2020 06:00

McIntosh Debuts New Flagship Home Theater Processors and Amp

McIntosh recently showcased its newest home theater products at the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) AV show in Amsterdam. The new lineup includes 2 Atmos AV processors and 2 multi-ch amplifiers.

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Denon POA-A1HDCI 10 Channel Power Amplifier Review

— May 22, 2008 16:50

Denon POA-A1HDCI 10 Channel Power Amplifier Review

Review: The Denon POA-A1HDCI 10 channel audio amplifier offers a slew of connectivity features and power few multi-channel amps can match. Its rated at 150wpx x 10 but can be bridged for double power.

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Rotel Revives Its High-End Michi Brand With 3 New Flagship Components

— February 12, 2020 02:00

Rotel Revives Its High-End Michi Brand With 3 New Flagship Components

Rotel’s high-end Michi brand released three new audiophile stereo components. The P5 Control Amplifier, S5 Stereo Amplifier, and M8 Monoblock Amplifier are Rotel’s new flagship 2CH audio offerings.

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Emotiva Audio RPA-1 Stereo Amplifier Review

— June 30, 2007 19:00

Emotiva Audio RPA-1 Stereo Amplifier Review

The Emotiva RPA-1 offers one of the best values in reference quality amplifiers out there. Beautiful, powerful, and bulletproof, if this amp isn't on your list, it should be.

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Theory Audio 9CH System Demo Sets the Bar in Soundbar Performance

— September 17, 2019 10:00

Theory Audio 9CH System Demo Sets the Bar in Soundbar Performance

Theory Audio demonstrated their 9CH Soundbar Discrete speaker surround system powered by a 1U DSP tuned amplifier controller that delivered gut wrenching dynamics and sound redefining our expectations for this category of product.

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Marantz PM-11S1 Integrated Amplifier Review

— June 14, 2007 23:00

Marantz PM-11S1 Integrated Amplifier Review

The Marantz PM-11S1 is one of the most beautiful pieces of gear I've come across. The measured power told us that Marantz plays fast and loose with its stated power specs - but in the consumer's favor

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Legacy iV7 600 Watt 7CH Amplifier Most Powerful Multi-CH Amplifier Ever?

— September 06, 2019 03:00

Legacy iV7 600 Watt 7CH Amplifier Most Powerful Multi-CH Amplifier Ever?

Legacy Audio's new 600 wpc iV7 7CH and 8CH Class D amplifiers are said to be the most powerful home theater amplifiers in consumer audio to date. The specs are as impressive as their looks. Read on.

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Emotiva Reference Theater Series IPS-1 Amplifier Review

— May 02, 2007 10:10

Emotiva Reference Theater Series IPS-1 Amplifier Review

From its excellent sonic characteristics, to its no-nonsense build quality, fit and finish, Emotiva has once again demonstrated via the IPS-1 Amp that you don’t have to break the bank to get quality.

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Denon PMA-600NE Stereo Integrated Amp Inflates Power But Not Price

— September 03, 2019 04:00

Denon PMA-600NE Stereo Integrated Amp Inflates Power But Not Price

Denon's new $399 PMA-600NE 2CH Integrated Amp and $299 DCD-600NE CD Player pack great build quality and features into affordable audiophile compact form. Power is overstated but don't let deter you.

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Emotiva Ultra Theater Series LMC-1 & LPA-1 Review

— February 28, 2007 18:00

Emotiva Ultra Theater Series LMC-1 & LPA-1 Review

At $899 shipped, it is very hard to find anything to complain about with the Emotiva Ultra Theater Series LMC-1 & LPA-1.

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Anthem’s MDX Audio Distribution Systems Promise Audiophile Performance In Every Room Of The House

— August 21, 2019 01:00

Anthem’s MDX Audio Distribution Systems Promise Audiophile Performance In Every Room Of The House

Anthem's 8-zone MDX-16 and 4 zone MDX-8 audio distribution amplifiers are designed to provide high quality music all around your home boasting ARC Genesis room correction and bass management.

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Thule Audio PA350B Multi Channel Amplifier Review

— August 27, 2006 19:00

Thule Audio PA350B Multi Channel Amplifier Review

Thule Audio PA350B Multichannel Amplifier is put through its paces to see if it will be good enough for your home theater.

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NAD’s Masters Series M10 BluOs Streaming Amplifer Does It All

— June 24, 2019 00:00

NAD’s Masters Series M10 BluOs Streaming Amplifer Does It All

The small, elegant NAD M10 BluOS Streaming 100 wpc x 2 Amplifier is a streamer and DAC all squeezed into one small and stylish package with Dirac Room Correction. Is it worth the $2,500 price tag?

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Onix Melody SP3 Tube Integrated Amplifier Review

— April 29, 2006 19:00

Onix Melody SP3 Tube Integrated Amplifier Review

The Onix Melody SP3 Tube Integrated Amplifier is intended as a high value product aimed at budget minded Hi Fi enthusiasts who dream of esoteric gear but are grounded by simple economics.

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Mark Levinson Unveils New 5000 Series Integrated Amps

— December 04, 2018 08:00

Mark Levinson Unveils New 5000 Series Integrated Amps

Mark Levinson has introduced two new integrated amplifiers: the № 5802, and the № 5805 and are their most affordable products yet. Read on to learn more about their different features and performance.

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Emotiva MPS-1 Seven Channel Amplifier Review

— May 22, 2005 19:00

Emotiva MPS-1 Seven Channel Amplifier Review

The new Emotiva MPS-1 7-channel amp - Could this be the ultimate affordable 7CH amplifier? Read on to find out…

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NAD C 658 Streaming DAC, D 3045 Amplifier/DAC, C 588 Belt-Drive Turntable Preview

— November 13, 2018 00:00

NAD C 658 Streaming DAC, D 3045 Amplifier/DAC, C 588 Belt-Drive Turntable Preview

NAD released three new hi-fi products, the C 658 Streaming DAC, D 3045 amplifier/DAC, and the C 588 belt-drive turntable. Read on to see what makes them so attractive to the modern audiophile.