AV preamplifier reviews

AV preamplifier Harman/Kardon Citation 7.0

With an elegantly minimalist front panel containing a sensual blue and green display, the Harman Kardon Citation 7.0 A/V preamp is one of the most attractive components I have ever tested. Even better is that its beauty extends to the performance and versatility of its circuitry. The large central...
AV preamplifier McIntosh C31V

McIntosh audio components enjoy a worldwide reputation that few others can claim. It has been said that once you become a McIntosh customer, you will remain one for life. Detractors, on the other hand, have suggested that McIntosh is often slow to come up with new designs and that when they do, the designs...
AV preamplifier Sony TA-E1000ESD

The Sony TA-E1000ESD control amplifier may well represent the beginning of the next step in the audio world's transition from analog to digital signal processing. Essentially, this unit is a preamplifier with a built-in digital signal processor. And that makes it much more than a preamplifier. In functioning...
AV preamplifier Sony TA-E2000ESD

Sony's new TA-E2000ESD is a second-generation successor to its TA-E1000ESD digital preamplifier. In size, appearance, panel controls, and general operating characteristics, the two are almost identical. Like its predecessor, the TA-E2000ESD is a remarkably versatile stereo and video control center...