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Marantz AMP 10 200 Watt x 16CH Amplifier Bench Test Results The Marantz AMP 10 is a 200 watt x 16CH amplifier utilizing the ICE Edge Class D topology with a custom built SMPS power supply. I put the AMP 10 through exhaustive bench tests to gauge its performance.
NAD’s C 3050 Integrated Amp Looks ‘70s, Parties Like It’s 2023 The NAD C 3050 integrated amp celebrates the brand’s 50th anniversary in a retro 70's style. At $1,300, this amp is nearly identical to the impossible-to-find, limited-edition C 3050 LE but modern features.
JBL Classic Series Audio Components Blend Retro w Modern Tech JBL has released more retro Classic Series audio products. The SA550 integrated amplifier ($2,000), MP350 streaming media player ($700), CD350 CD player ($800), and TT350 turntable ($1,000).
The HiFi Rose RA180 Integrated Amp Looks Wacky For a Reason The HiFi Rose RA180 is a 4CH integrated amp that can be bi-amped for 200 watts x 4 or bridged to deliver 400 watts per channel x2 for the ultimate audiophile experience using the latest GaNFET devices.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.