Whilst AVID is known for its turntables, the aim of its founder has always been to offer a complete audio system solution from ‘needle to ear’.

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TEAC has announced the AX-505 stereo integrated amplifier that delivers 115W + 115W of output power but occupies just an A4-size footprint.

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I was really pleased to receive a call from Italian brand Monrio a few months ago asking if we’d be interested in reviewing one of their amplifiers as I’d owned one of their preamplifiers many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here we take a listen to the company’s MC 201 integrated amp with onboard USB DAC and costing £1600.

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

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Audio engineering company ATC is introducing two new system components. The CD2 CD player and SIA2-100 2-channel integrated Amp/DAC are designed to work together, or individually to upgrade existing sources or amplifiers. They join a range of audio electronic products and loudspeaker systems designed and built in Stroud, mostly by hand, for studio and Hifi applications.

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A valve amp at 1300 Euros sounds like a bit of a bargain. Add to the package an onboard phonostage and DAC and this Italian package starts to look even more attractive. Adam Billingham takes this latin beauty for a spin. 

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Debuting at ISE, the new A11 Stereo Integrated Amplifier and the CD11 CD Player are the latest additions to the Rotel 14 Series.

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The Cayin A-845 Pro 25th Anniversary Integrated Amplifier is expected to arrive in the UK, with Audio Emotion, in March 2019 and will retail at £7990. More »

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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The Copland CTA408 Integrated Amplifier, from the Danish high end manufacturer, is intended for those who prefer the ease of a single chassis amplification, still wanting the performance of separates. It has separate MC and MM phono inputs, Monitoring in/outputs, Headphone amplifier and a start-up procedure that helps prolong the tube life. More »

Californian creator of audio products, Aesthetix, has released its first integrated amplifier. “For years, our customers begged us to combine our Calypso linestage and Atlas power amplifier,” says chief engineer and company head, Jim White. “We listened and got to work.” Four years in development, the Mimas integrated amplifier is now available in the UK. More »

Gold Note, the Italian High-End Audio manufacturer based in Florence, is introducing a new powerful firmware for its Super integrated amplifier IS-1000 which allows higher audio performance and greater user experience. More »

Earlier this year, Colorado-based Ayre Acoustics previewed its new ‘8 series’ of hifi components at the Munich High-End Show and the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. Now, the first product in the series, the EX-8 integrated ‘hub’ amplifier, arrives on the market and comes to the UK via a new distribution agreement with Decent Audio. More »

Quad is launching a new version of the Vena integrated amplifier. The new Vena II builds upon the strengths of its predecessor – compact design and a useful range of facilities by adding new features. More »

The Unico Due integrated amplifier from Unison Research, the Italian hifi electronics manufacturer, replaces the long-standing Unico Secondo in the line, but brings new features to the range while also drawing inspiration from the Unico 90 design. More »

Henley Audio has announced the first new products from Musical Fidelity, since the brand changed ownership and received new investment earlier in 2018. The M2 range features an integrated amplifier and a CD player.  More »

Italian brands Gold Note IS-1000 Streamer and Integrated Amplifier does what it says on the tin and has an impressive range of connectivity, high power output and even has a built in MM/MC phonostage. It costs £3820 (around $5000) as tested in the UK (a version with an updated DAC is available for £4500) but does it all add up to a great deal in the final analysis? Stuart Smith finds out.  More »

Sicily is famed for its lemons.  Fortunately, John Scott discovers that Sicilian amplifier manufacturer Audiozen’s Alchemy amp is a bit of a peach at £3091. More »

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