McIntosh has launched the MC312 Power Amplifier, a 300-watt US-made stereo amp that, say McIntosh, introduces numerous improvements over the MC302 which it replaces. The MC312 Power Amplifier features several internal upgrades in addition to some design updates. More »

Cary Audio say that the introduction of the SA-200.2 ES and SA-500.1 ES solid-state power amplifiers represent the next generation of the SA design. They employ a modular approach that ensures, say Cary, “consistency in performance, and ease of manufacture and serviceability”. More »

The successor to First Watt’s SIT-1 and SIT-2 amplifiers is now going into production.  Like them, the new SIT-3 uses a Static Induction Transistor (VFET) in the power stage of a simple no-feedback amplifier.    More »

The Edge series, from UK hifi brand Cambridge Audio, represents the culmination of 50 years of audio engineering and a completely new design, that has taken over three years for the nine-person in-house engineering team to complete. Cambridge Audio wanted to keep the signal path short across the series. Only 14 components feature in the signal path of the Edge W power amplifier, with capacitors removed altogether. More »

Audio-Hungary have released their new, upgraded Qualiton APX 200 vacuum tube stereo power amplifier, with new features that were added after customer feedback. Only minor changes to the vents were made on the outside for optimised cooling and to keep the classic design. Most changes were made inside.  More »

McIntosh has announced the MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The monoblock MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier produces 600 Watts of power. A pair of MC611s can drive a hifi, or add additional units to power each speaker of a home theatre. More »

Moscow based S.A.Lab have launched their all new Lilt entry level range of amplifiers. The Lilt range uses the original output transformer technologies from their flagship Hercules and Samson projects.
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Hailing from The USA the PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/Preamp & S300 Stereo Power Amplifier cost  $1699 and $1499 respectively. Here the all American duo are reviewed by David Blumenstein. More »

Janine Elliot takes a listen to the brand new Music First Audio SENLAC SJE Monoblocks costing £4900 plus VAT. More »

McIntosh, who were founded in the USA in 1949, have announced the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. McIntosh told us: “The MC1.25KW is our newest and one of our most advanced amplifiers. Redesigned from top to bottom, it replaces the venerable MC1.2KW as our most powerful single chassis monoblock amplifier. A simple glance at the 158 pound (71.7 kg) MC1.25KW is enough to convey its power and performance capabilities, but when you hear it – then you’ll truly understand what it can do”. More »

NAD used RMAF in Denver USA to launch three new products. More »

Karma-AV has added two further Mark Levinson products to the range available to UK audiophiles. Supplied individually, the No 523 pure analogue preamplifier and No 534 dual-monaural power amplifier may be combined to create a pre-power partnership having matching Mark Levinson Pure Path discrete, dual-monaural signal path system topology from source input to speaker output. More »

Heed Audio’s thesis range of electronics will make its London debut at The Indulgence Show. The four-strong line up of aesthetically minimalist products continues the Heed tradition of “leaving the technical conformity behind and concentrating on the reproduction of music; to stir the emotions of listeners who are more interested in the performance than the specifications”. More »

Boulder Amplifiers has announced the immediate release and shipment of the 1160 Stereo Power Amplifier. The 1160 is the successor to the 1060 Stereo Power Amplifier and the first product in the new 1100 Series to debut. More »

Luxman have announced the CL-38uSE and MQ-88uSE Special-edition valve preamplifier and power amplifier, with production limited to just 100 pieces of each. More »

Danish manufacturers Densen have launched their brand-new Cast Amp Streamer, the first in their brand-new Dino range of products. More »

Class D is gaining a good deal of momentum in the audio world. Lionel Payne listens to the the Nord One UP NC500 DMST stereo power amplifier costing £1409. More »

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