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STRUSS AUDIO ULTIMATE INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER REVIEW

Struss Audio is based in Warsaw, Poland, and has been in business for forty years. In this review, Janine Elliot checks out their Ultimate integrated amplifier costing £6500. More »

CLONES AUDIO 25iRX INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER REVIEW

CLONES Audio 25iRX is a small integrated line-level amplifier from Taiwan that costs less than $2000. The amp’s predecessor was a firm favourite and a real bargain of an amplifier. Will the new amp impress in the same way? More »

NAD MASTER SERIES M33 STREAMER/DAC/AMPLIFIER REVIEW

Costing one pound shy of £4000 the NAD Master Series M33 amp certainly looks to be very feature-rich. How does it perform? Dan Worth finds out for HiFi Pig. More »

COPLAND CSA 150 REVIEW

Copland CSA 150 Integrated Amplifier is distributed in the UK by Absolute sounds and costs £4988. It’s an integrated amp with an onboard DAC and a moving magnet phonostage. Stuart Smith takes it for a whirl. More »

Musical Fidelity’s M2si and M2SCD are distributed in the UK by Henley Audio and cost £699 each. Ian Ringstead tries them out.

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The Gold Note PA-10 Power Amplifier is a stereo amplifier offering up 150W into 4Ohms, but add a second PA-10, flick a switch on the back of the amps and you have a pair of monobloc amps that give you a total of 600W into 4Ohms. Stuart Smith gives these £1300 (each) amps a whirl. More »

The KJF Audio SA-01 NCore 100W (continuous) power amplifier is a no-nonsense but good looking power amp that is made in the UK. Stuart Smith, a long time advocate of Class D power, takes a listen to this £690 power amp.

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ModWright KWH225i Hybrid amplifier costs £8500 and is distributed in the UK by Elite Audio. Janine Elliot takes this valve/solid-state hybrid for a test drive. More »

The Synthesis Roma 98DC hails from Italy and costs a couple of notes under €5000 for a stereo pair. Janine Elliot takes a listen. More »

Hailing from Norway the Electrocompaniet ECI 6 DX MKII is an integrated amplifier and streaming solution costing £5999 (a version without streaming capabilities is available at £4999), Alan McIntosh plugs it into his system for Hifi Pig

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The Hegel H95 Amplifier is an upgrade from the company’s H90 amp but there has been no price hike from the £1500 asking price of the previous amp. Alan McIntosh takes a listen.

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Norma HS-IPA 1 is a modular (but in this case, fully loaded) integrated amplifier from Italy that includes a DAC, phono-stage, and headphone amplifier. The unit costs £3650 as tested and here Janine Elliot takes it for a whirl.

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American brand Krell is a name synonymous with big and powerful amplifiers. Here Janine takes their £8998 (including digital board) K-300i Integrated, distributed in the UK by Absolute Sounds, and puts it through its paces.

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The AVID HIFI INTEGRA represents this British company’s entry-level integrated amplifier, yet costs £7000. Janine Elliot takes a listen to assess if this represents a solid investment. More »

Hegel is a name that many will know well with this Norwegian company being very well established and much loved. Here Alan McIntosh tries out their H190 Amplifier with onboard DAC costing £3200 and distributed in the UK by Auden Distribution. More »

I’ve been wanting to get a hold of CAAS kit for a good while now as the company are based in Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, and being a Yorkshireman born and bred myself my interest was piqued, so when Bill at Auden Distribution in the UK got in touch and offered them for review I jumped at the chance. The pairing of preamplifier and power amps is £18 000 with the pre costing £8000 and the amps £5000 per box.

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Stuart Smith takes a listen to the $15 000 Element 114 Class D power amplifier from Merrill Audio. More »

Audion has a long history in producing well-received valve-based amplifiers. Here Stuart Smith takes a listen to the Silver Night Anniversary 300B Parallel Single Ended monoblocs costing £5750. More »

Hifi Pig’s Millennial Scribbler Harry Smith takes a look at American brand Russound’s MBX-Amp, a one-box streamer and amplifier costing £599 in the UK. More »

The Mira Ceti from Fezz Audio is a 300B integrated amp using toroidal output transformers and costing £2330 in the UK. Stuart Smith plumbs it in and gives it a listen for Hifi Pig.

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Whether it is measured in pounds and ounces or pounds and pence, John Scott finds that Audio Note’s Jinro is a heavyweight champion that doesn’t pull any punches.  More »

In which John Scott confronts a philosophical pachyderm, feeds it a bun, pats it gently on its trunk and sends it on its way. Or John Scott takes delivery of the Micromega M150 Integrated amp/DAC/streamer costing £5499.

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Made in Wales the Leema Hydra II Anniversary Edition power amplifier is an updated and upgraded version of the company’s popular power amp. Janine Elliot takes it for a whirl. More »

John Scott is introduced to the DIMD PP10 and falls a little in love with a Latvian beauty.

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The Devialet Expert 220 Pro is an integrated amplifier, but also a whole lot more to boot. Janine Elliot takes this £6990 French Fancy for a whirl.

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