In 2020, the Gryphon will celebrate 35 years of exploration and innovation, well known as one of the most influential high end brands in Scandinavia, and the world, the Gryphon name has long been established as one of ‘the big names’ in the highest of the High End.

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TEAC’s new AP-505 is an ultra-compact stereo power amplifier, powered by Hypex Ncore technology, designed also to enable Bi-amping, or use in BTL (Bridge Tied Load/Bridged) mode as a mono amplifier.

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In 2016, Italian Hifi brand Audio Analogue celebrated its twentieth birthday by launching a line of ‘Anniversary’ editions of the company’s earlier classic amplifiers. Now, the Puccini and Maestro integrated models are joined by the new Bellini preamplifier and Donizetti power amplifier.

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IOTAVX may not be a name that many readers will know, but at £399 for a full integrated amp with DAC and a separate power amplifier at £299, it may well soon be. David Shevyn takes a listen.  More »

Mitchell & Johnson may not be a name you are familiar with, though you may well have come across their relatively budget-priced headphones. However, they also make a small range of electronics built here in the UK. Alan McIntosh has a listen to the brand’s 800 series pre (with on-board DAC and MM/MC phon-stage) and power amplifiers costing £1299 a box. 

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French High End brand, Totaldac, are launching their first ever stereo power amplifier, The Amp-1, at Munich this year.

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The Goldmund Telos 3300 Nextgen Amplifier is a 700 watt Universal Mono Power Amplifier, made by the high end Swiss Hifi brand.

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Roehrenschmiede means ‘The Tube Forge’ and is a small, valve amplifier manufacturer from Krefeld, Germany, who make a handmade and personalised, high end, all-tube stereo amplifier, called Rocket and pre-amp called Comet.

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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 »

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