Pass Labs doesn’t change up models unless they can make significant upgrades when compared to existing products, so when they introduced the new XP-17 Phono Preamplifier in 2017 as a replacement to their highly regarded XP-15, I knew that it would be a worthwhile trial.
The Anthem AVM 60 is an 11.2 channel preamplifier-processor which supports both the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based audio formats, as well as the Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixers. The AVM 60 includes Anthem Room Correction (ARC), DTS Play-Fi and is ready for 4K UHD TV and UHD Blu-ray with support for HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, HDR (high dynamic range), BT. 2020 wide color gamut, and Dolby Vision.
Anthem Introduces Flagship Stereo Separates – STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier for the Purist at Heart
Anthem®, manufacturer of award-winning high-end audio/video equipment, is building on the success of the highly regarded STR Integrated Amplifier with the introduction of the STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier. Both feature...
I know many audiophiles who have ditched their analog-based music setups and gone strictly digital. Whether that means entirely computer-based (be that MAC or PC), network-attached storage (NAS)-based, large racks of round plastic discs (CDs), or a combination of the above, these folks no longer use a single analog-based device. Their music lies entirely within the realm of zeros and ones. It is for this customer that McIntosh has designed their new D1100 2-Channel Digital Preamplifier.
This review covers the base model conrad-johnson ET-3 tube preamplifier – not the SE (special edition) model. This introductory-level preamp from CJ is a line stage, lacking the SE’s phono circuitry. The ET3 has a host of surprises, particularly for those among us who like rock music.
The Casablanca platform dates back to 1996. Designed with an upgradeable architecture, Theta has offered continuous hardware and software upgrades to stay current with the demands of the A/V technologies.
The Rotel RC-1590 preamp and RB-1590 power amplifier are at the peak of the price-performance curve for stereo hifi separates. They offer excellent sound quality, loads of features, power to drive almost any loudspeaker in almost any room, all for a (relatively) modest price.
The Marantz AV8802 defines what it means to be a flagship A/V processor and preamp. Featuring support for up to 11.2 channels of immersive sound, the AV8802 includes Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, and the complete Audyssey Platinum suite. It can be optionally software upgraded to support Auro-3D and even the hardware can be updated to the latest HDMI 2.0a standard so the AV8802 is ready for the future of 4K and HDR video content.
The DHC-80.6 is the current top-of-the-line 11.2 channel processor / preamp from Integra. It includes support for Dolby Atmos as well as the latest Dolby Surround upmixer, which can create a 3D surround experience...
Emotiva has earned a reputation for delivering great quality products at a substantial value to their customers. Emotiva has come a long way with their processor line, and this review covers the Emotiva XMC-1 Gen 2 which is a 7.2 channel preamplifier/processor (SSP).
The Statement D2v 3D is an incremental upgrade over the previous Statement D2v surround sound processor (SSP) and adds support for HDMI v1.4a and video passthrough for 3D content.