Amplifier reviews

Amplifier Accustic Arts Power ES

At first glance it may seem that the name of the German company is misspelled. In fact Accustic stands ACCUrate acouSTIC, and the main aim is formulated as follows: to achieve "absolute fidelity". Such a task is set before him, each manufacturer of audio equipment, but Accustic Arts, unlike many competitors,...
Amplifier Acurus A250

In only a few years, the Acurus brand of audio components from Mondial Designs, Ltd., designed and built in the U. S., has earned a reputation for high quality at reasonable prices. The Acurus A250 power amplifier exemplifies the design philosophy behind the whole line. The amplifier circuitry is fully...
Amplifier Aiwa XA-950

In this apparatus, combining tradition and modernity. On the one hand, it focuses on the possibility of listening to records and record selector there. And only in the XA-950 is a switch type head MM/MC and switchable filter INCH (the same one that "rumble"). And on the rear panel phono input is separated...
Amplifier AMC 3020

It is easy to imagine an image of the average amplifier: the forms of handles, their number, sizes, ratio of sizes and so on. Therefore, even at a cursory glance at the window of audio showroom the devices, being different from this appearance, immediately hit the eye. The acquaintance with an amplifier,...
Amplifier AMC 3050a

3050a amplifier is equipped with a remote control. Externally, this is manifested in the appearance of the additional handle - BALANCE and total motorized volume control, which significantly increased the convenience and efficiency of regulation. Also motorized input selector, manual switching which...
Amplifier AMC 306d

Traditionally, the power of this brand quite strict and does not differ externally impressive dimensions. And the output is not too high, only 30 watts per channel, but it does not depend on the load. Besides this integrated is a high-current output stages and can easily bleed even the most difficult...
Amplifier AMC 3100a

AMC design amplifiers so conservative that immediately and do not understand, this fresh model or twenty years ago. That only is the inscription "LD" ("Laser Disk") to an input selector - solid nostalgia! Meanwhile circuitry 3100a performed in the best traditions of the brand: solid toroidal transformer...
Amplifier Anthem PVA 5

Canadian Consortium Sonic Frontiers International combines several known audiomire brands, among them - the actual Sonic Frontiers, Paradigm and Anthem. Anthem is available under the brand name electronic equipment for the highest level of home theater equipment - AV-processors, AV-receivers and multi-channel...
Amplifier Arcam A18

By the standards of Arcam, this model applies to the primary level, but serious design simplifications here. To minimize the effects of vibrations on sensitive electronic components amplifier is built on a massive metal chassis. The system power is impressive in size toroidal transformer with serious...
Amplifier Arcam A19

The A19 is the smallest amplifier in the Arcam FMJ range. This design comes with five analogue inputs and a MM phono stage. Interestingly, for those of you with six input sources and no turntable, the phono stage can be bypassed and turned into an additional line input. The remote is small and not the...
Amplifier Arcam A38

Technique Arcam, projected and collected in the English Cambridge, embodies the union of advanced design ideas and economical reasonable sufficiency. Completely filling audiophile amplifier FMJ A38 - a good-sized toroidal power transformer, capacitors Stargate and Rubicon, four-layer printed circuit...
Amplifier Arcam A65 Plus

Slightly tapered light sticks on the front a nice contrast with the black color casing. Amplifier Arcam A65 Plus has such a low altitude that we thought crept in: if it is not a digital device. Doubts disappeared when the cover has been removed: we saw quite a standard design, a radiator output transistors...
Amplifier Arcam Alpha 7

Alpha 7 amplifier of the British company Arcam is specially designed for getting high-quality sound of amplifiers at an affordable price. The device's appearance of this series is strict and elegant. When the power is on, the only one yellow indicator lights up and upon the expiry of about 5 seconds...
Amplifier Arcam Alpha 8

This Arcam is the development of Alpha 7. Soft graphics of design's inscriptions with smooth changes of handles and the top cover made of aluminum with clearly extruded alpha completes the appearance of this English gentleman. As you know, Alpha series is developed for getting high quality at an affordable...
Amplifier Arcam DiVA A90

DiVA A90 model replaced the stereo amplifier A85 - the same one from which engineers A & R Cambridge radically revised their views, decided to go towards the union audiophile circuitry with advanced switching systems and display controllers with improved balance, tone and volume. Approach seems justified....
Amplifier Arcam FMJ A32

Six legs instead four, a large matrix display which would rather fit AV receiver, a long row of the sources selector and unusual controls called Mode and Enter - you can recognize stereo amplifier in Arcam FMJ A32 perhaps only after hint. The device, being developed by the A&R Cambridge specialists,...
Amplifier ATI AT1805

ATI name is an abbreviation of Amplifier Technologies Inc. Indeed, the company narrowly specialized in electronic components for home theater, and, except for amplifiers, produces only AV-processor. But the range of its amplification technology is very wide, and you can easily find the necessary components...
Amplifier Atoll AV500

The French company Atoll Electronique was founded by brothers Stephane & Emmanuel Dubreuil in September 1997. Particular her pride is that all products are going entirely by hand in the factory in the town of Brecey in Lower Normandy. Basically the company is engaged in manufacturing of high quality...
Amplifier Atoll IN 100 SE

The model is distinguished by a fully symmetrical circuit scheme and the developers paid a special attention to the supply system. Every amplification channel receives power from separate shielded tore of impressive size and overall capacity of the buffer capacitors is 30000 uF. Bipolar transistors are...
Amplifier Atoll IN30

Atoll IN30 has a symmetric circuit technique and is fully assembled on the discrete component basis. Output transistors receive the energy from the mighty toroidal transformer and the total capacity of buffer capacitors is considerable 20000 UF. MOSFETs are used here as transistors, because French engineers...
Amplifier Audio Analogue Fortissimo

Fortissimo model is one of the latest additions in Armonia line. The design is based on the principle of "divide and rule", i.e. to minimize mutual interference the end terminals are separated in the space of the body. A big toroidal transformer with separate windings for pre and output sections and...
Amplifier Audio Analogue Primo Settanta

The amplifier Audio Analogue Primo Settanta classical traditions Hi-Fi were literally turned at a different, quite unusual for us around the corner. The fact that the body is quite conventional proportions, front and rear panels are not on long and short sides thereof, so that the unit was very narrow...
Amplifier Audio Analogue Verdi Settanta Rev.2.0

In the apparatus hybrid design that combines the advantages of both the main tube and transistor circuitry. In the preliminary stages Verdi Settanta used widely known 6922 double triode designed to add sound naturalness and warmth. At the output transistor is set assembly production LM3886T National...
Amplifier Audiolab 8000A/8000P

This pair of the British amplifiers was not quite "correct" two-block amplifier. And if in reality 8000P is a power amp, the "preamp" 8000A is a complete integrated amplifier which acts in this configuration as a preliminary one. And it copes with this task quite successfully as 8000A has the output...
Amplifier Audiolab 8000S

AThe first amplifier with this number and logo Audiolab was released nearly thirty years ago, but with the index A. And while the company was British, and now it belongs to the Chinese concern IAG, which also includes such well-known brands such as Quad, Mission and Wharfedale. The new owners did...
Amplifier Audiolab 8200A

Any hi-fi buff who hasn't heard of Audiolab frankly isn't one. The name goes back to the mid-eighties, when the original 8000a proved a tremendous success with fairly well healed, hi-fi loving families. It was refined enough for Dad's classical music, yet could pump out serious amounts of power for young...
Amplifier Audiolab 8200MB

The monoblock develops a continuous power of 250 W at the load of 8 Ohm and this means that it can completely satisfy the demands of the most powerful models of home acoustics. Three pairs of 17-ampere transistors (2SC2922/
Amplifier Audiolab 8200P

Techniques from Audiolab brand were always famous Audiolab is famous with its excellent quality/price ratio, and power amp 8200P here will be no exception. The amplifier has a relatively small size, but it weighs a decent and noble captivating finish the case. Under a thick metal casing hides a massive...
Amplifier Audion Sterling Plus Mk II

Model Sterling Plus Mk II refers to the initial level. It is quite compact but weighty single end the classic U-shaped chassis. For output stages developers have chosen 42-watt beam tetrodes production KT88 JJ Electronic (Slovakia). Claimed power output - 2 x 16 watts into 8 ohms, and, most interestingly,...
Amplifier Audion Sterling Stereo MK1 EL34 PCB

Price tag at Sterling Stereo MK1 EL34 PCB, like a used car, and that's at Audion - integrated is the most affordable. Made in a minimalist way, with all the canons Valve Sound. No remote control. No entrance for the turntable. Housing narrowed half while not massive. The chassis is made from a thin (and...
Amplifier AVM Evolution A2

Founded in 1986 tiny company Audio Video MesseTechnic GmbH started its work with custom developments - with car players for Becker and amplifiers for active ELAC speaker systems. But pretty soon it began to produce its own electronics. Already in 1989 the company produced first amplifiers under its brand,...
Amplifier Ayon Audio Spirit III

At the request of the company, Spirit of the third generation has revised PCB layout, a new scheme for automatically adjusting the grid bias currents, a more powerful transformer, capable, in addition to KT88, also support the KT120, and twice increased ratings of capacitors in the filter supply. Output...
Amplifier Ayon Mercury II

Mercury, single-ended class A tube giant in its elite segment managed to attract the attention of music lovers. This two-channel amplifier complete the whole idea of repeating flagship integrated amplifier Ayon Crossfire, but it turned out at the same time more accessible. Second-generation model looks...
Amplifier Ayon Triton III

This heavy integrated amplifier created, it seems, in defiance of the skeptics who believe that tube amplifiers without environmental protection are not compatible with a complex load. "Triton" third generation, like its predecessor, is also able to control the most obstinate acoustics. In addition,...
Amplifier Bryston 4B SST2

If we look for the differences between the new and old series SST2 without digital index, the first of which is on the surface, but not quite on the outside, but inside, under the hood. In the apparatus of the new model two toroidal transformers for each channel (the company always uses in his Assistant...
Amplifier Bryston B135 SST2

In 2013, the Canadian company Bryston announced a replacement B100 SST integrated amplifier modernized version B135 SST2. Now, therefore, there is an option more interesting, and even for the same money? With the massive metallic facade faded decorative horizontal groove, changed the form of buttons...
Amplifier Cambridge Audio AZUR 540A

Externally 540A does not differ from its more expensive sibling: same body, painted in dark gray "titanium" color scheme, the same set of control buttons, a tiny blue LED display and tone controls oval. Yes, and this device is functionally the same - you can connect four sources and two recorders. AUX...
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 640A

Due to relocating of productive powers in China (at the saving of development laboratory in England) the company managed to keep prices at the same level, when the prime cost of assembled in Europe components has significantly increased in recent times. What does the top model give us? First of all,...
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 650A

The amplifier is made in a strong metallic body with thick front panel made of milled aluminum. In its center there is a large volume control. There are six linear inputs, one of which (MP3 In) is duplicated on the front panel. Among additional "utilities" we will note the output from pre-section and...
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 651A

This fi ne-looking integrated presses all the right audiophile buttons, so to speak. The company has form as a purveyor of no-frills hi-fi equipment for a small amount of money. The 651A is a relatively substantial product by the standards of this group - although it isn't alone in having a slightly...
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 740A

The amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 740A miraculously met representatives of the two price groups. It has the same power supply and controls, as the older 840-th model, and the power amplifier circuit - is a modified version of the one used in amplifiers series 540/640. As a result, the unit was not only...
Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Often, a company operating in a moderately public sector, trying to reward their top models are quite generous. This also applies to power - the Azur 851A is the largest among all participants of the test (120 Watts into 8 ohms per channel in stereo mode) switching and rich (again: input - the maximum...
Amplifier Carver A-400x

The Carver A-400x stereo power amplifier carries the THX logo, signifying that it meets Lucas-film's stringent requirements for use in Home THX audio systems. The A-400x is otherwise conventionally styled and relatively compact and light for an amplifier rated to deliver, at less than 0.2 percent total...
Amplifier Cayin 252B

Apparatus released a Chinese firm Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment, established in 1993. Quality electronics from the "young" manufacturers from China we do not always trust, but the design is able to break down prejudices Cayin. Feels solid approach (firm established under the wing of the state aerotehnologicheskoy...
Amplifier Copland CTA 405

Fortunately, despite of considerable age, valve technique does not lose relevance nor over music lovers, no the specialized manufactures. Production of both: radio tube and equipment, base on it, continues. It is amazing to realize that in the first case the lion's share of world production is concentrated...
Amplifier Creek Evolution

Components Evo (Evolution) of this famous British manufacturer , which include FM-Tuner, CD-player and amplifier, replaced the legendary 43rd series. Last produced for five years, without much exaggeration to say that during this time she has collected awards from all European and American audio journals. In...
Amplifier Creek Evolution 5350

Creek Evolution 5350 was developed as universal model, being able to successfully work with speaker system of any difficulty. The amplifier has a symmetrical construction, in which each channel is mounted on a separate board, attached to its own radiator cooling system. Coupling capacitors are absent...
Amplifier Creek P42/A42

The pair of strictly minimalist amplifiers: the P42 preamplifier and the A42 power amplifier. These amplifiers are produced in the Great Britain renowned for its audiophile traditions and skills in producing of excellent audio equipment. In this work the English are world recognized authorities, not...
Amplifier Cyrus 6 XP

Since 1977, close to Cambridge is the headquarters and manufactory of Cyrus, which he had directed its founders - Henry and Farad Azima. Policy of the company all these years is a very high ratio of quality and price, custom design cast housings, flexibility in the design and the possibility of a gradual...
Amplifier Denon PMA-1510AE

Denon PMA-1510AE is projected by principle of "double mono", that means that every channel is powered from own transformer with EI-shaped core, and both of them are situated in the isolated cell of massive body. The engineers of Denon used the original circuit technique of output cascades, patented...
Amplifier Denon PMA-2000AE

Based on the index, although this model is just a notch PMA-1500AE, but if you focus on the dimensions and weights are new items, no doubt remains that the "two-thousand" - this is another step up. Extremely solid and heavy machine! And if you take into account the structural features, the quality of...
Amplifier Denon PMA-250SE

Amplifiers of this company are renowned neutral sound without audible coloration and good transmission dynamics of music. For the most demanding audiophile company produces improved versions of their production models, which are compared with the base model differ mainly in the SE version using higher...
Amplifier Denon PMA-255UK

Amplifiers don't come much more straightforward looking than this. The front panel is home to a volume control, bass and treble controls, a source direct switch, a balance control and an input select rotary for the five inputs, all of which are at line sensitivity, and one of which is a tape circuit....
Amplifier Denon PMA-350II

If you haven't noticed how competitive the market for budget amplifiers is, then you're out of touch. Simple as that. Yet according to Denon's market research, many of those budget wonders are out of touch with what users really want. Facilities don't always go amiss. So the thinking behind the PMA-350/II...
Amplifier Denon PMA-350SE

Who doesn't dream about an amplifier? Truly, ones want to have complete set of regulations, the others are ready to endow with everything if it allows making the sound a bit better. For example, an equalizer at middle position of regulators doesn't change the amplitude-frequency characteristic, but the...
Amplifier Denon PMA-500AE

I wonder if add an extra zero on the price tag of PMA-500AE will buyers notice the trick? Nowadays certainly they will. But five-ten years ago, when all low-budget "hi-fi" looked like some black mass, I'm sure many would think that such nice and elegant amplifier should cost so much. The design of amplifier,...
Amplifier Denon PMA-525R

Smooth adjustment of loudness is implemented in Denon PMA-525R. When "SOURCE DIRECT" button is on, it turns off as well as controls of balance and timbre. By the way, about timbres. The results of measurements showed that this device has absolutely equal rise and slope - 9 dB in basses and tops that...
Amplifier Denon PMA-700AE

"700th" causes only respect. The device is made in the best traditions of the brand - you can't fault it. Everything that we get used to see in electronics with mark "Made in Japan" is in this device. Profiled front panel made of aluminum is paved with handles of different sizes, which rotate gently,...
Amplifier Denon PMA-710AE

Denon PMA-710AE has replaced quite successful PMA-700AE. The amplifier almost hasn't been changed externally and can be easily confused with its predecessor. Well, the design of the novelty is tested by time: a large transformer with separate windings for control circuits and audio path, qualitative...
Amplifier Denon PMA-725R

This device with typically Japanese design has almost all set of functions, which are necessary for qualitative sound and copying the recordings. Existing record selector allows easy connecting to any of two tape recorders with through path (one of them can be DAT) of four signal sources and copying...
Amplifier Denon PMA-735R

There are at least two original technical solution used in PMA-735 amplifier. Denon pays much attention to those issues. The first one is a high current output transistor with special construction. Located in capacity amplifier it provides two times greater value of output current on the picks. And the...
Amplifier Denon PMA-737

The PMA-737 has a domestically more than adequate power rating of 55 watts-per-channel into 8 ohms, and versatile facilities. Thus there are no fewer than six source selector keys: tape 1 and 2, tuner, video/aux, DAD (CD player) and phono, this last being switchable for moving-magnet or moving-coil cartridge....
Amplifier Denon PMA-925R

Full amplifier Denon PMA-925R is very similar to PMA-525R and PMA-725R. Of course, model with greater sizes has also better properties besides PMA-525R height is significantly greater than junior models have. Huge massive body is pretty old fashioned and looks like typical Japanese amplifier with big...
Amplifier Denon POA-4400

Denon make two single-channel (monophonic) power amplifiers which, price apart, basically differ in the number of paralleled output transistors employed and therefore in output power. This report refers to the lesser of the two, although in this regard lesser is a relative term and perhaps not entirely...
Amplifier Denon PRA-S10/POA 3200

This luxurious Japanese amplifier can be related to the category of "ultra-hard Hi-Fi" by both the price and massive-size characteristics. Since people always meet on clothes, exactly this amplifier made an impression (very positive!) on the experts. In actual fact you see metallic boxes (very big and...
Amplifier Densen B-150

Outwardly, it seems one piece anodized aluminum. This impression is due to lack of clearance between the front panel and top cover, as well as any housing screws. Yes and no inscriptions on the face is not - they are brought to the top surface. Verge milled body perfect, and the combination of red display...
Amplifier Densen Beat-130

Technique of the brand in its time for me to open the door to the world of European High End. I still remember Densen amplifiers classic series - with a very thin black case with mirror front panel and a huge gold-plated handles - cylinders. Stuck in my memory and sound - naked, smooth, completely exciting....
Amplifier Electrocompaniet ECI 6DS

Initially looking for this model in the catalog company of digital sources (network player after all!), As found in section integrated amplifiers, which, in general, too, it is reasonable - the device is a very serious and exceed the capacity of the other components of the line Classic. So what is it...
Amplifier Exposure 2010S2

Exposure Company has completely redesigned its most popular line of 2010 and all models with improved sound characteristics have the S2 index. Input selector with less distortions and output cascades were improved in 2010S2 amplifier (they are now powerful Sanken transistors). In the power supply unit...
Amplifier Exposure XX

In one sense, Exposure's latest integrated amplifier, the XX, is a sensational product: it doesn't play records! You'll look in vain on the back for sockets labelled 'phono', finding only 'CD' and three other line stage inputs instead. And this from a company that, along with Linn and Naim, many believed...
Amplifier Forte Model 4

Audiophiles can sometimes be divided into classes: One class chooses its amplifiers on the basis of sheer power-the ability to drive any speaker to any. conceivable volume; another class believes that all amplifiers sound alike or can only have their sound characterized by a committee. The Forte Model...
Amplifier Goldenote AP-7

Italian power refers to the lineup Micro Line, which consists of electronic components in a compact design. Model AP-7 is not only a memorable appearance, but also embodies the idea of the original white. PSU has a hybrid design that combines the advantages of both traditional analog and modern pulse...
Amplifier Goldenote S-1

In the hierarchy of the Italian manufacturer Goldenote model S-1 refers to the primary level, but significant simplifications of circuitry is not supported though. The basis of the principle of the amplifier with dual mono completely identical left and right channels. Power supply contains two massive...
Amplifier GoldNote S-1 Anniversary

According to the manufacturer, Gold Note S-1 has a structure Anniversary "double mono" (two identical torus network with 10 cm in diameter really visible through frequent ventilation slots in the top cover of the amplifier). There is also a third, the service power supply with galvanic isolation for...
Amplifier Gryphon Atilla

Atilla has a configuration "dual mono" and truly balanced circuit. He has a dual toroid power company Holmgren 1200 V*A and a total capacity of capacitors in the filter supply 2 x 60,000 uF. Separate transformer feeds the display and service contours. Digital volume control at a fixed resistor with control...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK 675

So, why is Harman/Kardon remarkable? First of all, the amplifier weights a lot for its price category. Secondly, the control system is very convenient. Although the faceplate has no display, the names of all inputs are highlightened in blue as the volume control handle. It is quite clearly. From the...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK1400

We seem to be going through a Golden Era where superb quality/reasonably priced integrated amplifiers are concerned. Between £200 and £400 there are several noteworthy models demanding attention, among them the Technics SU-A600, Denon PMA-350/II, JVC AX-A662 and Technics SU-A900. With...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK610

A severe, with military bearing Harman/Kardon HK610 will probably please patient people, who don't like to throw things and that's why avoid the abundance of buttons, keys and handles. Although there are many regulators, their uniform style helps to see the whole device without scouting about a wanted...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK6100

Harman Kardon has revamped its entire amplifier range, beginning with the budget PM635i which has been superceded by this HK6100. However, I think the term 'restyled' might be more appropriate here, since the HK6100 betrays little technical advance on the PM635i, while the aesthetic changes include a...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK620

Original and easy recognizable appearance of modern Harmon/Kardon devices is determined by the design of faceplate - a small semi-circular projection in lower part of the panel and narrow vertical swinging keys of the selector. In the design of this switch the company's efforts were expressed, aimed...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK650

Outwardly Harman/Kardon apparatus and amplifier in particularly are very conservative but that's why so recognizable. Visually it seems that HK650 has minimum components though their functional option set follows the best traditions of stereo sound ultimate mastership epoch. Besides it has full kit of...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK670

In our times, when all sound-reproducing equipment noticeably lost in weight, any product that is not removable out of a box from the first try due to its weight immediately causes respect. Harman/Kardon HK670 is among them. A solid cube of power transformer, located exactly in the center, and powerful...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon HK6950R

The dividing line between mid-fi and high-end audio is often a narrow one. When crossed, the resulting improvement in sound quality is a matter of diminishing returns, with more and more expenditure yielding smaller and smaller sonic benefits. At times, there are no audible returns at all: The audiophile...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon PM635i

The PM635i clearly takes over from the older PM635, though there are few visible differences between the two. Harman has sought to improve the '635 with binding posts rather than the tatty spring clip terminals fitted to the original model, though these do not include 4mm sockets. The styling of the...
Amplifier Harman/Kardon PM655

THE American based company Harman Kardon currently makes several integrated amplifiers of which the PM655 is the second from top in price and power output. It is manufactured at a plant in Japan. A nominal 60 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms unit, it has several features which indicate that it has been...
Amplifier Hegel H200

A monumental Hegel H200 inspires respect, tremor and in some cases radiculitis: the amp weighs 25 kg! On a slightly arched front panel there are only a display, two hands, which are responsible for switching of inputs and volume, and a large mechanical power button. The body's facade is very neat that5...
Amplifier Hegel H300

The specification states configuration "dual mono", although in this case we have a total power toroidal transformer for 1000 V*A. The capacity of the bank of capacitors in the filter supply equal to 90 000 uF. The output stages are selected using bipolar transistors 20 ps /15 A (argues that to find...
Amplifier Hegel H70

The patented by the manufacturer Sound Engine technology was laid into the basis of amplifier. These are the branded amplification modules, combining the benefits of both pure A class and more popular AB class. In addition, the special profile sees after full compliance of the form of input and output...
Amplifier Icon Audio MB90

The funny thing is, I really don't think companies such as Icon Audio could have existed even just a decade ago. Back in the late nineties, tube-based amplification was regarded as an extreme niche in hi-fi - something akin to how most petrolheads think about kit cars. So perhaps it's a sign of the times...
Amplifier Jadis Orchestra Reference

Bearing chassis is made of polished stainless steel, gilded bezel with black scales, machined handle - all in perfect harmony with wooden side panels. Even black shrouds transformers - network and two weekends - decorated with golden polished plates. Judging by the number of lamps, circuit Orchestra...
Amplifier Kenwood KA-3020SE

Model KA-3020 is manufactured by Kenwood for a number of years, but is still very popular among buyers. Following a clearly marked tendency to produce on the basis of popular production models of its improved version, the company showed the world the Kenwood KA-3020SE. "Special Edition" made soundly...
Amplifier Kenwood KA-3300D

The KA-3300D is a showpiece of the Kenwood line-or, more specifically, of the company's Digital Series Audio Components. It's also the first component we've tested that boasts a built-in digital-to-analog (D/A) converter that accepts and decodes the direct-digital bit-stream output from components such...
Amplifier Kenwood KA-4010

The Kenwood KA-4010 effectively replaces the earlier KA-660D and joins the hierarchy alongside the KA-5010 and KA-7010. Like its companions, the KA-4010 features a satin-black alloy fascia, in this case dominated by a dual-concentric volume control. To the right lie two identical function selectors,...
Amplifier Kenwood KA-5010

The front panel is hewn from a satin black alloy, punctuated with a series of large controls catering for volume, input and record-out selection. Both MM and MC cartridges are accommodated, plus three tape, CD, tuner and auxiliary inputs. A source/direct option permits bypassing unnecessary functions...
Amplifier Kenwood KA-5090R

In some high class amplifiers, brought to the degree of extreme minimization of control functions in chase of quality of sound, there are only volume level control and selector of inputs. This emphasizes that everything, which could somehow introduce additional distortions, was removed. Such approach...
Amplifier Kenwood KA-7010

Commanding a premium of £90 over the KA-5010, there appears to be little to distinguish this costlier KA-7010, which is fitted with the same satin-black fascia, indentical volume control, input and record-out selector knobs, tone, balance and source direct option. In fact only the - 20dB muting...
Amplifier Lexicon GX-7

People first heard about Lexicon in 1971 and nowadays it is a world-famous division of the manufactures of professional electronics and audio equipment for home cinema, forming part of Harman Specialty Group. A seven-channel amplifier with model number of GX-7 is submitted to our approval today. The...
Amplifier Linn Intek

Linn's diversification into the populous world of integrated amplifiers is something of an act of faith. At £500 it is placed way above the average for a 50 Watt per channel unit and yet it is decidedly minimalist in conception and might appear to the average buyer to offer far less in the way...
Amplifier Linx Nebula

For those who failed their history of hi-fi 'O' level examination, a precis of Linx Audio's recent years might be in order. The company was based in New Zealand until 1988, when Linx, then UK importer, decided to buy it and relocate the whole operation - including the design team - to a factory unit...
Amplifier Luxman A-312

One of contemporaries of political economy described his work table as follows, "There was complete disorder on it, but certain order was in this disorder". Exactly like the faceplate of the amplifier Luxman A-312. For the first sight, scattered buttons and handles of different forms and sizes make an...
Amplifier Luxman A-353

In this test the oldest company "Luxman" is presented by full amplifier A-353. Its design and circuitry were made with the use of all achievements of "300" series. Vivid LED indication of operating modes is applied in the amplifier, and LED, built-in in the handle of motorized volume control, blinks...
Amplifier Luxman C-03/M-03

Taken together, and they are so obviously 'made for each other' that I cannot see much of a market for them apart, the Luxman C-03 preamplifier and M-03 power amplifier combination will set you back £ 1,098. However for this sizeable outlay you get a powerful control centre that will do justice...
Amplifier Luxman C-383/M-383

Lux Corporation Company is represented as the best set from 300 series. The main adjustments, such as sound timbre and balance control are produced by potentiometers, installed directly on the main printed circuit board of amplifier. As a result focusing and amplifier distortion are minimized. Audio-volume...
Amplifier Luxman L-570

Say 'integrated amplifier' and the image that immediately springs to mind is of something priced at £300 or less that offers good but not outstanding performance. Few integrated designs are built to a standard rather than a cost; most are aimed at those wanting an all-in-one amplifier that sounds...
Amplifier Magnat MA 800

Integral Magnat MA 800 - hybrid amplifier. In the preliminary stages are double triodes ECC82 Russian production of specially selected after 60 - hour warm-up. No less serious and the output stage is built on a high-current transistor Sanken, which can give a load of up to 110 watts per channel (4 ohm)....
Amplifier Magnat RV1

The device developed by German and British experts, but made in China. It is functional (selector on five inputs, control), beautiful, technologically and technically flawless. The aluminum chassis has a high stiffness, every detail is made to last. Interesting layout backwards. If you remove the cover...
Amplifier Magnat RV2

On the exterior of the amplifier combines the solidity and elegance. It's pretty heavy, 23 kg, and the bulk of the falls on the back, where there are three impressive transformer shielding boxes. Net protective cover is so thin that it appears transparent. In RV1, if you remember, use the output tetrodes...
Amplifier Magnat RV3

Magnat famous brand, first of all, the speakers, but recently (in historical terms) since this known in 50 countries, the company also manufactures electronic equipment for audio playback: sources and amplifiers. In the production program Magnat "purely transistor" amplifiers are preserved only in the...
Amplifier Marantz 1060

The brushed duralumin front panel measures 14-1/4 by 4-1/2-inches and carries all the controls. In the top row are four press-buttons for loudness, tape monitor, left and right mono buttons. In the centre are three rotary controls for bass, mid-range and treble. To the right are four further press-buttons...
Amplifier Marantz MM7055

Marantz's lineup offers two lines of uncompromising theatrical solutions. Crowned with their two peaks - luxury AV-processor Marantz AV8003 and muscular eight-channel Power Amplifier MM8003. Step lower in the ranking takes a more affordable option - AV-processor Marantz AV7005 with five-channel amplifier...
Amplifier Marantz PM-15S1

This amplifier, being very similar to the top model 11S1, has almost the same characteristics but much lower price. Made in so-called premium design, it looks simply amazing. Aluminum front panel consists of three parts; the middle part is highlighted in blue and machined hollows on the rounded side-frames...
Amplifier Marantz PM-40SE

Despite some recent changes in the administrative structure, the special relationship between the parent company Philips and Marantz continues to allow Marantz UK, in particular, a fair degree of autonomy. Dealers and audiophiles alike will be reassured to know that Ken Ishiwata remains firmly in charge...
Amplifier Marantz PM-44SE

A lengthy and worldwide recession has few benefits for anyone. But if you manage to survive with your pay packet intact, there is at least one good point: the way in which it sharpens up the appetite for competition. In a buyer's market you can't hope to succeed unless you can offer a product that performs...
Amplifier Marantz PM-47

I doubt that a buyer, getting acquainted with audio equipment in the store, is limited to external "prettiness" when choosing an amplifier. Marantz PM-47 can't be called a "model" in this sense, but you won't deny a certain appeal: you felt the designer's hand in the details of finish, which put the...
Amplifier Marantz PM-50

Marantz has long adopted a policy of continuous development, rather than changing a product each year simply for the sake of it. Consequently the arrival of this PM-50 middle-market amplifier is something of an event, this model effectively replacing the stalwart PM-45. The design has minimalist pretentions,...
Amplifier Marantz PM-53

The appearance and button disposition of selector, inputs on curved front panel differs the Marantz brand from others and duplication of record is available from any tape recorder in any direction. In the mode of direct section only tone control can be turned off, but tone compensation should be turned...
Amplifier Marantz PM-65

This model exteriorly looks like MARANTZ PM-53, the version of less powerful amplifier. The piece, presented in this test, differs from other design versions by three disconnectableEuropeanmain sockets, placed on the back panel, with total power up to 200W. You can connect six sound signal sources to...
Amplifier Marantz PM-65AV

In an attempt to bridge the gap between audio- and video-philes, Marantz has introduced this versatile, high quality AV amplifier as part of its current range. Dubbed the PM-65AV is built around the same chassis as that employed for the more conventional PM-55 amplifier. The alloy fascia is split into...
Amplifier Marantz PM-68

The acronym SE (Special Edition) is used by Marantz and other firms to refer to the audiophile grade equipment; it is highly valued by music lovers. The amplifier PM-68 has no such designation, but nevertheless it can boast excellent parameters. Retaining the soft contours of the curved front panel and...
Amplifier Marantz PM-94

One quick look at the Marantz PM-94 integrated amplifier, and I am reminded of the kinds of components that first propelled Saul Marantz and his company to the pinnacle of the high-end audio realm in the 1950s and 1960s. The sheer elegance of the gold front panel (it's available in black, if you insist),...
Amplifier Marantz PM4001

Only two passport parameters - power output and mass indicate to the low cost of this model. Six kilos (13 lbs) and 30 w to the channel on 8 ohm loading is not enough. This numbers does not provoke a great optimism. But let's not jump to conclusions. The construction of Marantz amplifier, for example,...
Amplifier Marantz PM4400

If does not consider the model PM4200 out of production, today PM4400 is considered to be the most available amplifier in Marantz line. As any other amplifier of this brand, it is powerful and functionally informative. Even the front panel is made of metal. But, is it really? Let's start our investigation...
Amplifier Marantz PM6005

Here we have an illustrious company that started in the US as a purveyor of some of the best-sounding valve amplifiers ever made. Then Marantz's ownership ended up with Philips for several decades, where it became famous for excellent Japanese-built affordable hi-fi separates. Now it's partnered with...
Amplifier Marantz PM6010 OSE

A quick glance at PM6010 OSE in front of the layout marked retro shades returning to the amplifier models of Marantz "golden age" in the early 70s. It opens a new series of OSE (Original Special Edition) devices Marantz, in which, according to the ideologues of the company, the quality has been brought...
Amplifier Marantz PM6010 OSE KI Signature

The KI Signature version, named for Ken Ishiwata, Marantz's resident electronics whizz. In common with the rest of the small but select band of Kl Signature models, a number of enhancements have been made to improve sound quality. The PM6010OSE has a plain aluminium slab fascia, with a thin leavening...
Amplifier Marantz PM66SE

The firm offers the amplifier Marantz PM66SE as continuation of its SE series (Special Edition), which had such models as PM-44SE and PM-55SE earlier. The new device kept all features of its predecessors; and it differs from them an updated design, which all new Marantz models have, and the increased...
Amplifier Marantz PM7001

Marantz PM7001 amplifier has absolutely recognizable appearance. The front panel is made of thick aluminum with rounded corners - corporate identity for many years. Another sign of the art Marantz - the perfect balance in design. Midway front panel is a plate with input indicator that looks like the...
Amplifier Marantz PM7200

The big and solid device, weighing more than 12 kilos (26 lbs), the high front panel anodized in black (there is also gold yellow variant) of one piece ground plate of metal and large point handles of selector and volume. PM7200 looks solidly and delicately and it is typical for all devices of Marantz...
Amplifier McIntosh MA2275

Here it is, right up front: Mac's new MA2275 tube integrated amp is one terrific piece of audio gear. My modified Quads sound better using the MA2275 than with any other solid-state or tube amplification that I have ever used, including my Audio Research preamp and amp which have been my reference components...
Amplifier McIntosh MA5100

McIntosh give a guarantee that the performance limits are the maximum deviation permitted: "We promise you that the MA5100 you buy must be capable of performance at or exceeding these limits or you get your money back. McIntosh is the only manufacturer that makes this guarantee". They also offer a free...
Amplifier McIntosh MC205

It is recognized instantly. Only McIntosh Labs - the very reputable American company which has produced audio equipment of the highest class for last 70 years - uses black faceplates made of glass with large logo and pointed indicators, highlighted in blue. Add impressive height, unusual for modern amplifiers...
Amplifier McIntosh MC207

Technique McIntosh always been respectable size, but MC207 has broken all records. Almost forty kilograms of live weight and chassis area of 45 x 48 cm - that's what cost the desire to create a seven-channel amplifier with an uncompromising McIntosh's sound. Appearance instantly recognizable chassis...
Amplifier McIntosh MC7100

McIntosh Laboratory was probably the first company to design and manufacture a truly high-quality audio amplifier (even by today's standards), almost a half-century ago. And it's still going strong today, producing a full line of state-of-the-art audio components, from tuners to loudspeakers. Currently...
Amplifier Music Hall a70.2

Testing amplifiers, we are rarely confronted with purely analog circuitry - following the trend of the market, most manufacturers equip new models of USB-in and built-in DAC. And what if we do not want to listen to music from your computer or in the system for this already has a separate converter? Music...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity A1

The A1 integrated amplifier has been Musical Fidelity's major success story ever since its introduction in the mid 1980s. Its unique status has arisen from its idiosyncratic styling, a top plate you could fry eggs on, a controversial circuit configuration and its relatively low power for the price. But...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity A200

This is the third integrated amplifier using Class A operation that Musical Fidelity have released, following the 20 Watts per channel model A1 and the subsequent 50 Watts version, the A100. These models are complemented by the Class AB model B1 and of course by several separate pre and power amplifier...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity A5-INT

British developers believe that the amplifier has to be powerful. The apparent excess of watts will be needed when playing music with strong dynamic contrast arises. And according to their own estimates, the A5-INT even weak. In addition, a powerful technique has another advantage - positioned far clipping...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity B1

The sculptured matt alloy fascia is flanked by black plastic side cheeks and carries three rotary controls - volume, input selection and independent record-out selection. Inputs are provided for both MM and MC cartridges (switched on the case rear), alongside five line sources. The construction quality...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity Elektra E10

The full amplifier ELEKTRA E10 by a British company MUSICAL FIDELITY, with its peculiar English design, represents the HIGH END typical direction which includes using high-quality components, connectors with gilding, and maximum simplicity combined with ability to reach high parameters and high sound...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity Elektra E100

Some manufacturers give their products names, some give them numbers, depending perhaps on whether they wish them to be seen as having a personality or a scientific exactness. Few provide such a mixture of the approaches as do Musical Fidelity, who started with The Preamp, one of whose later incarnations...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity Elektra E11

Recently, we had to face more often with extravagant blocks from Musical Fidelity series of "barrels". The same amplifier but more traditional in appearance nearly the same as the previous model E10 Series Elektra. This series is primary in the company's production program. It hasn't only the tone controls,...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity Elektra E20/E30

Externally the amplifiers are made in the traditions of Elektra series - strict, elegant design. There is a minimum of control handles on the polished black front panel of the pre-amplifier. Two large rounded handles are allocated: level regulator in the centre of the panel and the input selector to...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity M1PWR

A compact M1PWR power amplifier is one of the latest additions in the popular M1 series. The amp was created on the back of the users' interest to network controller/pre-amplifier M1CLIC and is recommended as its partner. Musical Fidelity M1PWR provides the output power of 60W per channel (8 Ohms), which...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity M3i

During the development of a relatively affordable M3i all the experience gained at the development of older models came in handy to the specialists of Musical Fidelity. Herewith the bet was made on time-tested technical solutions. Separate feeding of preliminary and terminal sections through individual...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity M3si

One of the most famous of English names in hi-fi industry Musical Fidelity has launched two new integrated amplifier implemented with D/A converters. Alongside the M6si was presented and accessible M3si. Beginnings Musical Fidelity reaching up back in 1982 and already two years later the legendary...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity M6 500i

Audio entry level of our English-speaking colleagues called Entry Level, as if hinting that it is designed for those who are making the first steps to a good sound. But Antony Michaelson, chief designer of the Musical Fidelity, on the other hand, is positioning its new amp M6 500i as Exit Product. And...
Amplifier Musical Fidelity X-pre/X-A50

While on the subject of the "bestest" amplifiers, in the category of "the most unusual amplifier" "the triplet of amplification" from the English company "Musical Fidelity" undoubtedly leads the pack by a margin of the whole body (or rather of three bodies + "a little body" of the supply unit) from the...
Amplifier NAD 116/216 THX

Today authority of the NAD brand among lovers of high-quality sound with modest (by their measure) income is high enough in the world. Particularly NAD Company succeeds in low frequency amplifiers, which are the rightful pride of the Company. The preamplifier NAD 116 and the power amplifier NAD 216 THX...
Amplifier NAD 2200

Despite its conventional appearance, the NAD 2200 is radically different from other stereo power amplifiers in its design and performance, some aspects of which border on the spectacular. It carries a relatively moderate power rating of 100 watts per channel into 8-ohm loads from 20 to 20,000 Hz with...
Amplifier NAD 302

Whatever novel developments may be hidden inside the sheet metalwork of NAD's 302 amplifier, anyone hoping for a radical departure in external styling is going to be disappointed. Even with the best will in the world, it's hard to describe the characteristic NAD style as much other than militarily workmanlike,...
Amplifier NAD 304

In its appearance the amplifier resembles the modest and unpretentious design that is hard to compete with the luxury models of the large brands, but the surface impressions are often deceptive and this fact takes place in this case. When you have connected the amplifier to a network and carried out...
Amplifier NAD 310

Model 310 is the simplest and the cheapest in the range of amplifiers from this company, but that it produced about 2 years ago created a furor in the British audiopresse, experts believed that its "Best Buy" in this price category. Audio NAD's written for those fans who sound quality equipment focuses...
Amplifier NAD 312

This amplifier shows up among the black team owing to the fashionable color "wet asphalt" and the green power button. The amplifier had not disappointed our expectations before the switching: there are two switches on the backboard. The one features the lock for selecting the nominal resistance of the...
Amplifier NAD 314

All Nad equipment and primarily amplifiers have quite modest but easily recognizable design. The company's products are perceived by British audio press in such a way that give reasons to believe that something typically British is concentrated in this image and, perhaps, in sound too. Like in the tested...
Amplifier NAD C315BEE

Any craft creates masters. People whose name becomes a kind of quality mark. Who would deny that in the literature and popular movies of the author (director, actor) is crucial? In the field of consumer electronics situation is largely different. And it's not that any device - a product of collective...
Amplifier NAD C316BEE

The audiophiles know her well. The brand NAD (New Acoustic Dimension) is originally English and was created in 1972 in London. Its first model, the built-in stereo amplifier 3020, marked its era and was the best-selling product in the history of Hi-Fi with nearly a million copies sold. The C316BEE,...
Amplifier NAD C326BEE

C326BEE is the continuer of traditions of the famous 320th series. Having a fairly low price it is equipped to a high standard. In addition to seven inputs for connection of sources, there are two subwoofer outputs, output from the amplifier and Main jacks for usage of terminal section as a power amp....
Amplifier NAD C340

We were particularly interested in amplifier participation in the test because the British audio press awarded this newbie as Model of the Year (of course, among the new models in the UK market). It seems that the C340 was conceived by the company to repeat the success of the legendary 3020 amplifier,...
Amplifier NAD C350

The family resemblance of this amp to older NAD amplifiers is obvious. There have been developments in areas like styling, but the principal changes externally are in matters of detailing. Internally, crude construction standards and an excess of point-to-point wiring lies in the past, and frame transformers...
Amplifier NAD C352

Despite of all structural changes, NAD Electronics continues to be the guardian of Hi-Fi traditions. The British-Canadian company has made a significant progress in the segment of high-class expensive equipment (with new Master series) in recent year, but now we return to "classics" - the line of relatively...
Amplifier NAD C356BEE-DAC

As the functionality this amp claims to unconditional leadership. In addition to traditional analog input terminals (there are seven), he has a full-fledged digital converter with USB-in. This is done in the framework of the concept of branded MDC (Modular Design Construction), according to which a number...
Amplifier NAD C370

The design and finish is typical for Hi-End - grey painted front panel, arranged in a single row small buttons and handles, in the location of which a distinct logic is visible. Mentally move from left to right: turn on the desired pair of speaker systems, choose by the input selector with green LEDs...
Amplifier NAD C375BEE

NAD C375BEE replaced very successful model C372, which was considered as one of the best by sound at a reasonable price. According to the words of the chief engineer and developer of Bjorn Erik Edvardsen (his BEE initials are in the title), the device is very close by its sound characteristics to the...
Amplifier NAD D 3020

When the D 3020 came out last year, I thought it a little odd. I didn't quite 'get it', and failed to see why NAD would change the form factor so dramatically. Now, though, the idea has sunk in. Just as the original late seventies 3020 was a genre-defining product - a small, compact, black integrated...
Amplifier NAD T955

When people talk about the benefits of a separate power amplifier to the AV-receiver with a built okonechnikami usually notice that the sound is always improving, if sensitive to interference input stages and processors are located at a distance from sources of strong electromagnetic fields. That's right...
Amplifier Naim NAIT 5i

Not that long ago RCA and Naim audio equipment were incompatible ideas. The engineers from Salisbury preferred only DIN connectors and even gave powerful theoretical grounds for it. But this persistence turned into a headache for the average consumer. The situation has been changed only after the company...
Amplifier NuForce IA-7 V3

Compact amplifier NuForce IA-7 V3 has not quite conventional dimensions. Model released a highly reduced front panel and unusually large cabinet depth. Circuitry apparatus made in accordance with the original concept of Analog Switching Amplifier. It is as close to a traditional class D, but using different...
Amplifier Octave V40 SE

Octave V40 SE can work with different sets of output tubes in the high and low bias current (diodes with Trimmer on a large screen when you turn on the device shows the corresponding color or the sufficiency of the smallness of the offset - in the manual provides a detailed table). Small displacement...
Amplifier Onkyo A-5VL

Having quite compact sizes Onkyo A-5VL amplifier weights about 10 kg. The paradox is easily explained - at the layout of "double mono" with separate EI-shaped transformers for each channel output terminals work in D class and that's why they do not need large heat sinks. A unique feature of A-5VL is...
Amplifier Onkyo A-8190

Onkyo's A-8190 integrated amp combines technical finesse-the sort that has been confined to audio-only gear in most past models-with video-source switching that usually appears either in receivers of less impressive audio pedigree or in add-on control boxes of no pedigree whatsoever. At the same time,...
Amplifier Onkyo A-921

The amplifier Onkyo A-921 has a functional equipping and parameters, which other "adult" devices can be jealous to. The quality, accuracy of producing, soft process control, in a word, all the best, that usually belongs to cool Japanese equipment and makes the lovers happy, appears in this amplifier....
Amplifier Onkyo A-9210

Onkyo A-9210 has symmetric control panel design. Rectangular indicator lights up when enhancer under the volume adjustment located in the center is turned on. This indicator also has another function: it starts flushing in the muting mode. Electronic input selector placed on micro scheme can be adjusted...
Amplifier Onkyo A-9211

An Onkyo A-9211 amplifier stands out from its competitors... because of the "finish" colour. That's why we wanted to see it immediately, to push its buttons and turn on the switches. This device shows how important the little things are. For example, its front panel' rounded corners. You would not notice...
Amplifier Onkyo A-9310

The symmetric design of control panel is amplified with two light-emitting diodes; the one, showing selected input, glows constant, another becomes to spark at switching on muting mode. The electronic selector of inputs in the form of the handle, rotating in any direction, allows selecting any of six...
Amplifier Onkyo A-933

The opinion about digital amplifiers in audiophile sphere has been mixed. Ones don't see the difference between digital and analog devices; the others blame the digital gain for detached synthetic sound and recognize only completely analog technique. However, when the development of digital amplifier...
Amplifier Onkyo A-9377

A design of A-9377 is made in typical Hi-Fi style and, evidently, with taking into account good traditions of this famous Japanese brand. Everything inside is still traditionally for Onkyo: a massive power transformer with solid stock and output cascades on discrete elements with the brand technology...
Amplifier Onkyo A-9510

For the first sight the amplifier A-9510 has a number of features calculated for audiophile part of potential clients. A compensated input is offered for vinyl record's lovers, to which you can connect a pick-up with flexible magnet or flexible coil (a selector of pick-up MM/MC). You can suppose that...
Amplifier Onkyo A-9511

The firm "Onkyo", like many other producers of audio and video equipment, in 1997 renewed the assortment of its goods and put on the market the 500th series of audio components. Creating the new models, the firm put out considerable effort to make the price of these components much lower, while the quality...
Amplifier Onkyo A-9755

One of the improvement ways of quality indicators of the digital amplifier is the increase of the modulation frequency. It is quite often limited by the chosen element base. One of the main problems is the choice of output transistors with good switching abilities. They should have the small resistance...
Amplifier Parasound A52

Multichannel Power Amplifier Parasound A52 refers to the elite series components HALO, which completely specify the design of its facade. Polished aluminum plate champagne color with the name and logo of the company in the central part of the cracked bottom horizontal recess concealing key power-ups...
Amplifier Parasound Halo A51

How profitable multi-channel acquisition power amplifier instead of the usual stereo? The answer to this question can be found, if we take as an example of Parasound audio equipment from San Francisco, to be exact - its top-end range of Halo. John Curl, one of the leading engineers of the amplifiers,...
Amplifier Parasound HCA-1206

The Parasound HCA-1206, designed by the well-known circuit designer John Curl, is an exceptionally powerful and versatile high-performance power amplifier certified by Lucasfilm for use in Home THX surround-sound systems. It is also suitable for multiroom audio systems or any other application requiring...
Amplifier Pass Labs X260.5

Nelson Pass follows the principle of "never be repeated", and turned out regularly circuit solutions embodied in the company's products. New power amplifiers X 260.5 - is no exception. Under the brand name of their name suggests, it's one-piece operating in class AB at high power levels (up to 260 watts...
Amplifier Perreaux Eloquence 150i

Model 150i - the youngest in a series of integrated amplifiers Eloquence capacity of 2 x 150 watts into 8 ohms. But it is, perhaps, the only parameter that distinguishes it from the older 250 minutes, the rest of the service they have the same. I accidentally used the word - New Zealand engineers have...
Amplifier Perreaux Prisma 750

New Zealand Perreaux designs amps for 40 years, using his own schematics and design principles. Monoblocks Prisma 750, the most powerful in the company directory, differ very short sound path implemented on most modern components. The main point of original concept - used in the output stages of high-field-effect...
Amplifier Philips FA761

As a typical representative of the 700 series firm PHILIPS, FA761 amplifier configured to recreate when playing music records high quality digital audio sources. To achieve this, applied technical solutions as electronic selector sources - there are only maybe six, active tone control circuit and the...
Amplifier Pioneer A-30

A short time ago a big line of new amplifiers with different power, offered at inviting price, appeared in the line of Pioneer Hi-Fi components. Such unexpected attention to classic Hi-Fi is not typically for Pioneer. The Renaissance of stereophony became the inevitable fact with the advent of audiophiles'...
Amplifier Pioneer A-305R

This amplifier is very graceful device with asymmetric control layout, emphasized its functional purposes. A-305R has a very unusual form of electronic inputs selector buttons and monitor, which are made on microcircuit with little light-emitting diode in metallic circle in the very middle. They remind...
Amplifier Pioneer A-405R

Probably, Mrs. Symmetry reigned over the Pioneer designers' minds, when they developed the appearance of this series of amplifiers. But, putting the volume control in the center, tone control and balance on each side of it, they, for some reason, threw over the original plan and spread other small details...
Amplifier Pioneer A-50

Having spent a good few years making fi ne plasma TVs and multi-channel music systems, Pioneer has come back to two-channel, applying its usual high standards along the way. The A-50 boasts excellent finish allied to a wide range of features, plus an awful lot of power - on paper at least. 90W RMS is...
Amplifier Pioneer A-504R

Amplifier Pioneer A-504R is in the middle category Zenone general line amplifiers manufactured by Pioneer. We can safely say that this model polzuegsya very popular among music lovers. Dimensional streamlined body with large control knobs on the front panel produces very solid impression. Technical solutions,...
Amplifier Pioneer A-50DA

Today the line of Pioneer stereo amplifiers has several models. The amplification of D class is realized in all models including Pioneer A-50DA. The branded concept Direct Energy is realized here, the essence of which is in optimized architecture of output cascade and supply unit for getting low nonlinear...
Amplifier Pioneer A-605R

At first sight the model Pioneer A-605R by functional abilities resembles its famous precursor - the A-400 amplifier or more modern model A-300R with minimal number of controls. On the big front panel, that is slightly curved, in the center a large handle of motorized volume control, and button of main...
Amplifier Pioneer A-607R

This amplifier returned company to the well known design: unlike the previous model in the 600 series, here again there is no decorative cover, and restored the traditional for the company full amplifier status indication display. LEDs labeled connected input source to be recorded and speakers, loudness,...
Amplifier Pioneer A-91D

From where we stand, the flagship model in Pioneer's redesigned Elite Series is this integrated amp. The A-91D distinguishes itself on two counts: in the circuit-component and circuit-construction refinements employed in the interests of signal purity and in the comprehensiveness of its built-in digital...
Amplifier Pioneer A-A6-J

Pioneer revives its hi-fi line of equipment. It is represented only by two but so good amplifiers and two players. The older "ninth" amplifier is the undisputed winner of any tests. That's why many put high hopes on A-A6-J too. It looks racy and not every device of higher class can boast by the similar...
Amplifier Pioneer A-A9MK2-K

The second version of the amplifier Pioneer A-A9MK2 outwardly no different from the first, except that now the black trim instead of dark gray yes remote noticeably nicer and much more convenient. Major improvements designed to make the sound even more transparent and accurate, touched internal device....
Amplifier Pioneer VSA-AX10Ai

Ancestor VSA-AX10 was designed by engineers Pioneer in cooperation with experts London's famous AIR Studios. Later came modification VSA-AX10i, in which the developers have implemented the possibility of multi-channel digital playback via i.Link for SA-CD-sources. Current current version has an improved...
Amplifier Primare A10

The Primare A-10 is a chip off the old block. It has the same highly engineered finish, ultra-solid construction, and clean, elegant lines as other Primare amplifiers, and it is heavier than you might expect from such a slimline product. The black painted extruded alloy front panel accommodates a turned...
Amplifier Primare A34.2

The Primare 34.2 power amplifier is a part of the whole series of components by Swedish Company, designed by brand-new principles. As oppose to the traditional circuits of AB class the proprietary UFDP (Ultra Fast Power Device) discrete modules are used here providing high output power (2x150 W) with...
Amplifier Primare I22

The appearance of any module Primare always recognizable, and from him, despite the harsh Scandinavian roots, blowing positive. This is especially true light trim components, while the black is more conservative and solid. I22 amplifier looks quite ascetic. In addition to an elongated oval luminescent...
Amplifier Pure Sound A30

25-kg monster is not so easy to get it out of the box - ask someone to help you. But then you will find an impressive sight. Pure Sound A30, undoubtedly lifter - both weight and in size. This seemingly surprising number of classic power lamps. On a wide black metal chassis located a volley payment -...
Amplifier Quad Elite QSP

Quad - not just a company, and one of the indisputable authority of the audio industry for many years sets the standard sound on the basis of their own, sometimes unique solutions. Its founder, Peter J. Walker, was a person so extraordinary that it could not but affect its development. And ideas were...
Amplifier Quad Platinum Stereo

The engineers of Quad had to spend more than 7 years to develop amplification components of Platinum line. The purpose was the creation of quite a powerful amplifier which could able to groove any speaker system and at the same time have low noise level and high dynamics. According to the words of the...
Amplifier Raysonic SP-120 MKII

Year of birth Corporation Raysonic - 2000th. Place of birth - Toronto, settled its headquarters. But production capacity, and does so today the vast majority of producers who are able to count money, located in China. One of the features of the company - the use of high-precision machine tools with numerical...
Amplifier Rega Elex-R

This amplifier has filled a gap in the line of stereo integrated Rega amplifiers formed between compact democratic Brio-R and more advanced Elicit-R. We will try to find out to which of these devices a new entry is closer in spirit. Outwardly Elex-R, of course, looks more like an older brother. Its...
Amplifier Rega Elicit-R

The Rega Elicit integrated amplifier is a torch-bearer for products that simply refuse to go away. The name first appeared in 1991 when the UK company launched its first two amplifiers (the Elex was the other one). Both weren't the successes Rega hoped for, and "Elicit" faded from memory... until a new...
Amplifier Rega Mira 3

The amplifier Rega Mira 3 was made on the basis of Mira 2000 in 2002, but it didn't hit the market immediately, only two years later. This is traditionally for the company - to announce something and then to postpone the release of the novelty. There is talk that Roy Gandhi, the chief ideologist and...
Amplifier Rotel A14

Small in size but heavy A14 amplifier is identified externally exactly as Rotel. Outwardly the branded style is maintained well and this is traditional, classical amplifier. The power button is on the left, headphones input and the switch to select speaker systems are at the same place. The display and...
Amplifier Rotel RA-01

In principle, RA-01 can be the example of uncompromising solution of a substantive engineering problem: how can an amplifier be cheaper without decreasing its sound qualities?We said "in principle" for a reason. You can completely judge how competently the engineers got out of this delicate situation...
Amplifier Rotel RA-02

Rotel Company remains committed to the production of high-quality two-channel equipment, which cannot but rejoice. It would seem that such a large company should follow the general trends that imply a clear choice in favor of the home theater and stereo amplifiers out of production, however, seems to...
Amplifier Rotel RA-03

Amplifier - Analog, the basic units are collected by the classical scheme based on discrete elements Judging by the marking, resistors - low noise; Capacitors - film, is there a separate ground pins for signal and power circuits. The output stages use bipolar transistors. Their maximum current is 12...
Amplifier Rotel RA-04 SE

Tokyo based manufacturer Rotel was founded by the Tachikawa family in 1961, and over the last fifty years have built a reputation for making audio equipment which seems to offer just a little bit more than most of the competition. Although most manufacturing now takes place in a company owned facility...
Amplifier Rotel RA-05 SE

Amplifier is built into the slim body height of 7 cm. On the front panel, in addition to the required attributes - the volume knob and input selector, there are controls treble/bass and balance, as well as switch recording Tape/Source. Provided Defeat and load control modes Off/A/B/A + B. Of the extra...
Amplifier Rotel RA-10

The formula of the budget Rotel amplifier remains unaltered. The component situated in a thin case can boast the great outfit (headphone output, MM phono amplifier and two sets of outputs for acoustic systems). However, it has one disadvantage. As well as its forerunner (the RA-04 SE) the RA-10 is not...
Amplifier Rotel RA-1060

All-around development of multi-channels expects stereo amplifiers to enter the "red book". But is the possibility of pure stereo death so high? At progressive sales growth of multi-channel equipment the need for stereo gradually decreases. Surely, many of us consistently prefer, for example, universal...
Amplifier Rotel RA-12

As well as the Audiolab 8200A, the Rotel RA-12 amplifier has a tough time: the previous model of this lineup - the RA-10 - got the Award and the Rotel RA-12 has to fall into line. There are quite telling characteristics in the list: the RA-12 has the increased capacity (60 W while the RA-10 features...
Amplifier Rotel RA-920AX

Famous minimalist model of the firm Rotel, which tests many audio magazines repeatedly "replayed" many more expensive and famous amps. Secret of the popularity of audio Rotel is a thorough working out schemes and application in the manufacture of high quality, selected components audiophile quality....
Amplifier Rotel RA-931

Should the amplifier attract the attention with its appearance? Well, of course, it has no right to be an "ugly duckling" in the home audio complex, but, probably, it should not stand out much in order not to distract from the main thing - the music. If the guys who created the Rotel RA-931 were reasoning...
Amplifier Rotel RA-935BX

The Rotel strategy in marketing value-for-money hi-fi separates in the UK has been very successful. Basically the units are built in the Far East, where costs can be kept down, but details of the designs and the choice of 'audiophile' components are worked out in this country. The RA935BX integrated...
Amplifier Rotel RA-945

According to the test, RA-945 gives a lot of "pros" to the main company's concept, defined as "balanced design". At the same time everything, which is added to the scheme, leads to obvious improvement of sound, and in key places of the scheme the elements with multiple reserve are used. RA-945 looks...
Amplifier Rotel RB-1091

True or false: The more you spend on an audio system, the better it will sound? I found myself pondering this question after a recent visit to the West Coast where I heard three stellar (and costly) systems in rapid succession. The first featured the Brinkmann Balance turntable and DALI Megaline loudspeaker;...
Amplifier Rotel RB-1092

The past few years have seen a quiet revolution in stereo amplifier design, as we've witnessed a migration from one way of designing power amplifiers to another. The move from Class AB to Class D operation is significant for a number of reasons - arguably almost on a par with the move from tube to transistor...
Amplifier Rotel RB-1552

When we talk about the premium systems, we usually mean a set of independent components. The separate amplifier and source may also be divided into two parts. In fact, the single-block amplifiers are called integral not for nothing - each of them has two hidden independent devices: the preamplifier with...
Amplifier Rotel RB-985

Rotel might not be as familiar to the general public as some other brands, but it is well known to serious audiophiles for the quality and value of its comprehensive line of audio products. Although manufactured in the Far East, the company's products are designed and engineered in Great Britain. The...
Amplifier Rotel RC-1580/Rotel RB-1582

Japanese company Rotel has always paid close attention to the pragmatics - price/quality ratio. This trend has come in full force in the new 15th technology which is under picky opinion of our experts now. It is based on the Balanced Design Concept that combines the laws of physics and engineering. Certainly...
Amplifier Rotel RC-971/Rotel RB-971

Buying a new amplifier for audio set, it is always useful to remember about its further upgrade. Maybe, with the lapse of time you will want to place a subwoofer or vocalize the next room, or make a theatre... And not yet unclaimed additional possibilities will come in handy here. Rotel RC-971 preamplifier...
Amplifier Rotel RC-995/RB-990BX

Design of this pair of the two-unit Rotel amplifiers "top" models is laconic and strict; it resembles the English "peers" in black tuxedos. Credo of the Rotel Company is "the production of affordable audio components with the highest possible sound quality". The Rotal engineers think that this "concept...
Amplifier Rotel RMB-1575

Ways of development of semiconductor technology in general, and low-frequency amplifiers in particular due to, in fact, dealing with various kinds of distortions inherent in the nature of these instruments. I must say that in this field engineers and designers achieved great successes. Maybe they got...
Amplifier SAE A202

From all outward and inside appearances, the A202 seems to be a rather conventionally designed Class-AB power amp. It is built using an adequately large power transformer and filter capacitors, with good heat-sink structures properly positioned to dissipate the heat generated by the output devices. The...
Amplifier Sharp SM-SX100

Now a Japanese company, there are other devices that use digital gain. However, we could not ignore the SM-SX100, despite the fact that it is already a veteran of the digital front. The only thing we regret about is that they could not find the same "weave"-source - player, SACD, and therefore had no...
Amplifier Sherwood AX 7030R

The amplifier Sherwood AX 7030R by both weight and power is the best of the best among the competitors. But if the attention is not always paid to weight, people, who find the output power to be the main parameter of an amplifier, will certainly appreciate 155W per channel at the load of 4 Ohm. But it...
Amplifier Sherwood AX-5505

Contrary to contemporary fashion apparatus is fairly high housing, which explains some of the conservatism and the structure itself. For example, instead of a toroidal power transformer used here is more cumbersome, made on EI core. In fact, many manufacturers prefer to luxury appliances such transformers...
Amplifier Sherwood AX5103

This large, one might even say - a classic, integrated is, which is provided and defeatable tone- and loudness and electronic selector five sources, which include as a turntable, and even its own remote control (universal - suitable for other components of the Sherwood). Adjusting the volume can be motorized...
Amplifier Simaudio MOON 220i

For meticulous readers report that the title line MOON to the natural satellite of the planet to do. This abbreviation stands for and it is so: the first letter is taken from the word "music", the second - the Greek letter "omega", symbolizing infinity, then there is a number 0, indicating the highest...
Amplifier Simaudio MOON Evolution 700i

Extract power out of the box, it is desirable for two - alone even a grown man to do this is problematic, especially as the basis of almost thirty-kilogramms colossus legs sticking sharp-cones (then under them will have to put a coin or a special washer to prevent damage to the surface of a table or...
Amplifier Sony TA-F461R

Looking into the catalog from Sony, and you may notice that this amp is on the penultimate place in the line of integrated amplifiers. However, this fact, as it turned out, but in no way reflected negatively on the quality of sound Sony TA-F461R, and listen to the results exceeded our expectations. In...
Amplifier Sony TA-F501ES

This device radically differs from remaining not only a shape factor and design, but also the contents. It digital from an input to an output: the signal from an analog source arrives on ADC, then is processed by the sound processor and comes to the pulse amplifier of power of S-Master Pro. Such decision...
Amplifier Sony TA-FE300R

Course design used in the design of a new series of devices "E" in which to reduce the apparent height of the upper and lower edges of the front panel aligned oblique, is not new. But Sony TA-FE300R is still looks original. Among the advantages: the "right" direct path mode, in which when the SOURCE...
Amplifier Sony TA-FE910R

Externally TA-FE910R not claim to avant-garde and modern design has a tranquil location with a typical two large knobs motorized volume control and input selector knobs and other small regulators have a similar design and prestigious series ES. In the construction elements are also used in this series,...
Amplifier Sunfire Stereo Power

Bob Carver is recognized as one of the most innovative amplifier designers of our time. Founder of both Phase Linear and Carver Corporation (he is no longer affiliated with either company), he has been responsible for several of the audio world's most unusual and controversial products. Carver's goal...
Amplifier Sunfire TGA-7201

In contrast to the Rotel RMB-1575, here in the circuit of the power supply used high-grade toroidal transformer, which affected the weight of the model. However, implementation of innovative circuit design of the output stages Sunfire TGA-7201 has achieved a high return amplifiers and do without bulky...
Amplifier Sunfire TGA-7401

The multichannel amplifier Sunfire with hard-to-remember TGA-7401 index looks very modestly: black steel brick with a simple silver insert in the center of the fa?ade and a pressed steel case. It doesn't look like even a power amplifier. There are no heatsinks and even mesh on top and from the bottom...
Amplifier T.A.C. K-35

Three-letter name brand hides three words - Tube Amp Company. This division of Sintron, familiar to us from the well-known modern audience Deutschemark Vincent, under which produced high-end audio equipment. If the majority of classic tube integrated amplifiers technical and audiophile circles jokingly...
Amplifier T.A.C. V-60

It has become quite commonplace that the company Vincent (and the closely related TAC this rule can be extended without too much exaggeration) different special views on the design of components - you can argue about it, but it looks devices at least remembered. This case is no exception. T.A.C. offered...
Amplifier Tangent AMP-200

Danish brand Tangent until recently was associated only with high-acoustics. But this brand has released several lines of audio components, and one of the models we have selected for the test. Amplifier AMP-200 refers to the older 200 series, which also includes a CD player and FM-tuner. The device...
Amplifier Tangent EXEO AMP

FL-display with adjustable brightness takes a big part of the front panel of integrated-circuit amplifier from the new series EXEO. On either side of it there are fine handles of volume control and input selector, which is also the navigator of setup menu. You can also adjust the balance and tone on...
Amplifier TEAC A-R300

The first thing that hit the eye in the amplifier TEAC A-R300 is a big round of the volume control in the center and two symmetrically located handles of regulations of the smaller diameter. Certainly almost in any amplifier with distance control the volume control is motorized, but the developers of...
Amplifier TEAC A-R600

Amplifier is seriously beautiful as evidenced by fine gold edging and meticulous graphics printing. But can't help feeling that too respectable size is determined by design of the front panel, and not the internal maintenance. In this sense, the interior of the A-R600 may partly serve as an example of...
Amplifier Teac A-R650

Fans of true comedy will be familiar with one Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock, resident of 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam and the TV version of his highly successful radio series. Called simply, 'Hancock', it featured one of his best loved episodes called the 'Radio Ham' in which the lad was surrounded...
Amplifier TEAC A-V3000P/A-V3000M

"TEAC", known for its beautiful reel and cassette recorders (especially professional branded "TASCAM"), now offers a diblock kit for home theater A-V3000P/A-V3000M. Each product firms, regardless of whether it is created for home or professional use, has high reliability, the latest technical solutions...
Amplifier Technics SU-A700mk3

In a modification of the 700 model Tfechnics uses components that affect the sound quality. Borrowed from a previous version of anti-vibration chassis, electrolytic capacitors and Master Series power transformer with R-core having a minimum stray magnetic radiation. Especially proud of the company -...
Amplifier Technics SU-A800D

This two-unit good-looker intruded into that price category, where integral amplifiers were still dominated. SU-800D is a logical continuation of the series of two-unit amplifiers, supplied to the market by the company "Technics". This device takes the lowest price category in the series of two-unit...
Amplifier Technics SU-A808

The main technical highlight of the amplifier - a two-step volume control (Scheme VGCA), which provides a significant expansion of dynamic range that is required primarily for DVD-Audio. For traditional regulators noise from the speakers to open the entrance of the corrector is heard when turning up...
Amplifier Technics SU-V500

Loudness is upset in this amplifier, and that is not minus, but consequence of individual point of company's view to necessity of this regulation. Firmed development of "New Class A" output cascade is applied in section of SU-V500 power amplifier. It is using in the amplifiers of "Technics" about 15...
Amplifier Technics SU-V620

Equipment by Technics has a merited authority and popularity over lovers of Japanese audio techniques. And really, the design and the exactitude of external view of elder model 620 in SU-V series of Hi-Fi amplifiers by Technics gave the most pleasant performance on us. As everybody knows output cascades...
Amplifier Technics SU-V660

Top of Technics' fully-fledged integrated amplifier range the SU-V660 is a solidly built 100W design decked out in the company's traditional gold and bronze livery. The fascia is dominated by a huge rotary 4-gang volume control with two independent logarithmic scales. These correspond to 'normal' or...
Amplifier Technics SU-V85A

This model SU-V85A fully deserves the battleship connotation and, sadly to my mind, the front panel is made unnecessarily busy with a mess of boast words. However the controls are well laid out and clearly if repetitively marked. For example, is it necessary to state that the knobs marked Bass and Treble...
Amplifier Technics SU-V9

There are some products whose use gives us pleasure beyond what we might rationally expect from their quality, fine though it may be. When we encounter such a model, we usually find it as hard to contain our irrational enthusiasm as to explain its source. The Technics SU-V9 is a case in point: There's...
Amplifier Technics SU-VX500

Functionality is the same as that of the amplifier Kenwood KA-1030. Available inputs Aux, connection pickups moving magnet (MM) and moving coil (MC). When dubbing from one tape to another, you can listen to any of the signals. There is a direct input to the power amplifier. The presence of this comes...
Amplifier Unison Research P40

Despite the fact that the single-ended Simply Two more known, the first integrated amplifier company was still two-stroke class AB four EL34 called Triode 20. Modern P40 issued under the name of 40 watts per channel for a 6-ohm load is characterized as: two pairs pentodes EL34V ultralinear inclusion...
Amplifier Vieta VH-HA100

Some say that separates hi-fi as we know it has reached the end of the line. The argument goes that the world is going wireless, and we'll all be wanting ultra niche products to reflect our diverse lifestyles. Interesting then to see yet another new hi-fi brand appear - new at least to these shores as...
Amplifier Vincent SV-227

A mass, integrated amplifier Vincent SV-227 is made by hybrid scheme combined the advantages of both tube and transistor amplification. Pre-stage is built on miniature double triodes 12AX7 (3 ones), having low level of noises and nonlinear distortions in the small signal. Next the signal goes to powerful...
Amplifier Vincent SV-232

Describe the appearance of Vincent SV-232 makes no sense - even the most inveterate snob or grumbler his appearance will cause positive emotions. It can be stated that the component is beautiful. Not because it is stuffed with colorful flashing lights or plastered with advertising stickers beautiful,...
Amplifier Vincent SV-234

Integrated Amplifier Vincent SV-234 graced us with a great design. Fully symmetrical layout of channels, which opened in the interior, immediately aroused positive emotions. Logical and reliable accommodation units: in the middle, closer to the front panel - power supply unit with a powerful toroidal...
Amplifier Vincent SV-238

Vincent - young by the standards of the industry the company, it was founded in 1995. All this time, her products are constantly being improved. And if less politically correct, specialists gained experience in and out at that level, which is called audiophile. Because some amplifiers, which were issued...
Amplifier Yamaha A-S1000

The model A-S1000 is a bit lighter version of the older 2000th, devoid of balanced inputs and outputs. However, this device is quite heavy too, more than 20 kg, and is stunningly well made. The "double mono" principle is also realized here without any economy on the components. Powerful indicators of...
Amplifier Yamaha A-S201

There's no doubting Yamaha's pedigree in hi-fi. It has been a major player since the early sixties, and has always invested heavily in new technology to give its products the edge. The new A-S201 is an evolution of its S200 entry-level integrated amplifier, and has been designed with convenience in mind...
Amplifier Yamaha A-S500

There's no mystery to Yamaha's formula - take one rather chunky power amplifier circuit, stick it in a big box with lots of facilities and sell it for rather less than anyone would expect. Meet the A-S500, then. We reviewed its more expensive A-S2000 big brother, and it's a case of deja vu all over again....
Amplifier Yamaha AX-390

Yamaha has wide functional possibilities concerning to other models. Except traditional for this price tier set (two pairs of communicating acoustic systems, input for connection vinyl player, disconnectable tone and the remote control), AX-390 also has 3 disconnectable main sockets (permitting the connection...
Amplifier Yamaha AX-470

The amplifier has six inputs. Two inputs are intended for tape recorder and pick-up with moving magnet (MM). Tone, balance and volume compensation controls can be turned off by pressing "Pure Direct". The amplifier can work with two speakers' pairs. The terminals for cable connection give the opportunity...
Amplifier Yamaha AX-490

Unlike all-round practice, smooth regulations of loudness appeared for the first time exactly in the amplifiers of Yamaha. In firmed customs AX-490 has the same regulation. Smooth loudness control greatly increases the possibilities of rightful tone balance installation at any volume level, not limiting...
Amplifier Yamaha AX-496

The AX-496 is the middle model of three Yamaha amps, sandwiched between the 60 watt AX-396 and the 100 watt AX-596. The AX-496 delivers a chunky 85 Watts/channel, and is equipped with such niceties as proper 4mm binding post speaker terminals, and remote control operation with a handset that can also...
Amplifier Yamaha AX-497

Yamaha keeps on developing its technology Top-Art with the use of the smallest length of audio path and powerful supply transformer. In the amplifier AX-497 everything is intended for playing phonograms with expanded frequency and dynamics ranges. Audiophiles' digital formats, DVDAudio and SACD, suit...
Amplifier Yamaha AX-590

The amplifier AX-590 has big sizes and weight. But at the same time it has the widest opportunities as the amplifier of this price tier. For the first sight minimum amount of regulations are placed on the big front panel: volume control, record selector and three buttons (power on and two DIRECT modes)....
Amplifier Yamaha AX-592

There is a stamp of a longstanding tradition on Yamaha stereo amplifiers. This is manifested in the tiny little things of their exterior so dear to our hearts, as well as in binding products company internal solidity. In the AX-592-specific amplification functions are represented in the set, significantly...
Amplifier Yamaha AX-892

The company "Yamaha" changed the design of its audio components by dressing them into titanium armor. The amplifier "AX-892" is one of these recruits, and it stands out for its impressive sizes and weight. But the feeling of heaviness is upset - thanks to successful design of the front panel. And, as...
Amplifier Yamaha CX-1/MX-1

Approach that uses Yamaha to create their products, the company defines as the net: no compromise and external decorations - all to achieve, perhaps the purest sound. Feature of this ideology is as simple as possible signal processing and the possibility of its direct transmission with the use of extremely...
Amplifier Yamaha CX-2/MX-2

Extremely solid -looking couple: that before that aides - two "heavyweights". First impression - one more "minimalist" design since Preda is only available input selector and volume control. However, if you tilt the lid, then immediately get out "ears" tricked traditionally (in the sense of service)...