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Parasound Halo A 51 Amplifier Review

Parasound Halo A 51 Amplifier Review

At first look the Parasound Halo A 51 is an appealing and robust amplifier accented by brushed metal finish and a "Halo" aqua blue light around the power button. But an amplifier is not just about cosmetics especially when considering that most Audio Enthusiasts seem more interested in sound quality and features. The A 51 amplifier is both loaded with usable features above and beyond most other amplifiers in today's market.

At first look the Parasound Halo A 51 is an appealing and robust amplifier accented by brushed metal finish. The A 51 amplifier is loaded with usable features above and beyond most other amplifiers.

— October 19, 2004 19:00 in Audio Amplifier Reviews

Rotel RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier Review

Rotel RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier Review

In a world where cramming as many home theater speakers as humanly possible is the norm, it is nice to know there are electronics companies still dedicated to quality two-channel music. Enter the Rotel RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier and CD-1072 HDCD Player. These are slim line components designed to fit in tight spaces and deliver big sound without breaking your bank account. You won't find any fancy DSP or surround modes, no On Screen Displays or learning remotes. Instead, you will find the essential high quality audio reproduction guts of what today seems to be a dying art - two-channel music.

The Rotel RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier and CD-1072 HDCD Player. These are slim line components designed to fit in tight spaces and deliver big sound without breaking your bank account.

— May 09, 2004 19:00 in Audio Amplifier Reviews

Sherbourn 5/1500A 5-channel Amplifier Review

Sherbourn 5/1500A 5-channel Amplifier Review

For a mere $2000 you get a combined total of 1000 watts or $2/watt in 8 ohms, or $1.33/watt in 4 ohms. This price/power ratio makes the new Sherbourn 5/1500A one of the best values on the market. In addition, the 5/1500A includes XLR balanced inputs and the ability to rack mount the unit via the front panel. With this refined model (over the previous 5/1500 at least), the Sherbourn amplifier offers a new breed of power amp to the audio enthusiast. This 80-lb, 200 watt/channel, 5-channel powerhouse is packed with a wealth of electronics to guarantee sufficient power and refined sound quality for any home theater system.

For a mere $2000 you get a combined total of 1000 watts or $2/watt in 8 ohms, or $1.33/watt in 4 ohms. This price/power ratio makes the new Sherbourn 5/1500A one of the best values on the market.

— June 14, 2003 19:00 in Audio Amplifier Reviews