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NAD C 510 Direct Digital Preamp DAC Review

NAD C 510 Direct Digital Preamp DAC Review

Boasting high speed digital processing and HDMI connectivity, the NAD C 510 aims to bring your traditional two channel music system into the twenty-first century.

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Parasound Halo JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier Review

Parasound Halo JC 3+ Phono Preamplifier Review

Deathly quiet, spectacularly dynamic, and wonderfully flexible, the Parasound Halo JC 3+ is all that and then some, a legitimate sonic superstar.

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ATI AT6002 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Review

ATI AT6002 Multi-channel Power Amplifier Review

ATI, one of the leading amplifier designers, has released their Signature Series multi-channel power amplifier, the ATI AT6002, an 88 pound, 300 WPC, fully balanced component.

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Lyngdorf Audio TDAI-2170 Fully-Digital Integrated Amplifier Review

Lyngdorf Audio TDAI-2170 Fully-Digital Integrated Amplifier Review

With their new, fully-digital integrated amplifier, the TDAI-2170, Lyngdorf Audio squarely targets the “iPod Generation” by taking the familiarity and ease of use oft associated with the ubiquitous portable player and combining it with true audiophile sound; all beautifully executed in a clean, sleek package.

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Emotiva XPS-1 Phono Preamplifier Review

Emotiva XPS-1 Phono Preamplifier Review

The Emotiva XPS-1 is a compact, affordable phono stage that can accommodate just about any phono cartridge on the planet, from the simplest moving magnet to the most exotic and demanding moving coil.

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Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5000 Eleven-Channel Power Amplifier Review

Yamaha AVENTAGE MX-A5000 Multi-Channel Amplifier Review

The Yamaha MX-A5000 is an 11-channel, incredibly flexible, multi-channel amp from one of the most respected names in home audio. The MX-A5000 is capable of working with a dazzling array of set-up combinations, and produces competent and clean amplification for those with even the most complex of setups.

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Audio by Van Alstine FET Valve CF Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Review

Audio by Van Alstine FET Valve CF Vacuum Tube Preamplifier Review

The Audio by Van Alstine FET Valve CF Vacuum Tube preamplifier is a pure analog design with no solid state transistors in the signal path. It is based on a Cathode Follower architecture providing wide bandwidth, substantial gain even into difficult loads.

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Pass Labs X600.8 600 Watt Monoblock Power Amplifier Review

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With the success of the Pass Labs Xs series, Nelson Pass set out to create a line of additional power amplifiers that have most of what the Xs series has, but at much more affordable prices. The model under current review is the X600.8, which is a monoblock specified at 600 watts RMS output, with the first 50 watts in Pure Class A, and the rest in AB. Do they sound close to the Xs amplifiers? Read on.

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Mark Levinson No 52 Stereo Preamplifier Review

LevinsonMark Levinson, one of the most respected names in audio, has just released their latest stereo preamplifier design, the No52. Its looks, handling, and performance are what you would expect from Levinson: Extraordinary.

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Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblock Power Amplifier Review

Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblock Power Amplifier Review

The Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 is an update to Emotiva’s XPA-1 500 watt monoblock amplifier. Improvements include more power (600 watts RMS into 8 ohms), and 60 watts of Class A bias.

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NewClear Audio NC1000L Class D Stereo Power Amplifier

New Clear Audio NC1000L AmplifierClass D (i.e., "Switching") amplifiers have been around for quite a while now. What's clear from models produced so far is they all sound different, even when using the same core technology. Like many amplifiers of the type, the NewClear NC1000L uses the Bang and Olufsen ICEPower module. What makes the NC1000L different isn't this module; it's how that module is implemented. NewClear Audio was started by Sean Brady to improve upon the sound of existing switching amplifiers. Sean had heard some very good amps based on ICEPower technology, but thought he could do even better. The question is, does the NC1000L deliver the goods compared to similarly priced, traditional Class A/B amplifiers?

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