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Review: Finalé Audio F-7189 II Integrated Amplifier

By | September 16th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , |

The curtain goes up on a new Finalé amplifier.
Finalé Audio F-7189 II Integrated Amplifier: Watch out old Dynacos, there’s a new EL84 amp in town.
Review by Steve Graham

Did Finalé Audio just pick the model number for their revised EL84 amplifier out of the air?  Not quite.  If you know your tube history – yeah, I know, yawn – a 7189 tube is an obscure, uprated EL84, one that could be run harder and therefore output a bit more power. … Read the full article

McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

McIntosh has released a new hybrid integrated amplifier, the MA352, which has a valve preamplifier stage and a solid-state output stage.

The McIntosh MA352’s preamp stage uses a pair of 12AX7A and a pair of 12AT7 valves. Its direct-coupled transistor output stage is rated at 200-watts per channel into 8Ω and 320-watts per channel into 4Ω. ‘The new MA352 is far more powerful than the MA252, so it has more than enough power to properly drive virtually any set of loudspeakers,’ says Philip Sawyer, of Synergy AV, which distributes McIntosh in Australia.… Read the full article

Børresen 01 monitor loudspeakers, Aavik U-380 integrated amplifier, Naim CD5XS (as transport), D-TC Supreme Power Box and Power Distribution, Ansuz DTC Supreme cables

By | September 9th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

The all-one-family of Børresen loudspeakers, Aavik electronics, and Ansuz cabling, distributed by Gated HiFi and displayed by Chicago dealer NextLevel HiFi, was having a really rough time of it until their new Aavik U-380 integrated amplifier ($39,000) showed up. It was several days late. RMAF had been chosen for its Global Debut, so everyone was on pins and needles until the arrival of this 300-watt-into-8-ohms, Class-D baby, which includes separate DACs for PCM and DSD, four clocks and four power supplies, separate volume controls for each input, and optional dual phono stages claimed to have “the lowest noise floor on the planet.”

The Aavik U-380 was paired with a Naim CD5XS ($3995) used solely as a transport, Børresen 01 loudspeakers with D-TC Supreme Resonance Control ($32,500), D-TC Supreme Power Box ($14,400) and Supreme Power Distribution ($38,000), and Ansuz DTC Supreme cabling.… Read the full article

Spendor D9.2 Loudspeaker; SME Model 12A turntable; Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Cartridge; Aurender ACS10 Server; Audience cabling; Chord Symphonic phono stage Hugo TT2 DAC, M Scaler, and CPM 3350 Integrated Amplifier

By | September 8th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Two more winners from Bluebird Music awaited in that distributor’s inner sanctum: the new Spendor D9.2 loudspeaker ($11,495/pair) and the SME Model 12A turntable ($10,900) outfitted with an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge. I loved the Spendor’s midrange wall of sound and impressive low end. An evolution of the D9 that was introduced three years ago—it has the same drivers and cabinet—it uses a tweaked crossover, additional bracing, “dynamic damping” for both the cabinet and the drive units and sports a new magnetic grill.… Read the full article

Parasound Classic 200 Integrated Amplifier, Tekton Moab Loudspeakers, BlueSound Streamer, Straight Wire Cabling

By | September 7th, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

For a room too small for Tekton’s massive, multi-driver Moab loudspeakers ($4500/pair), Parasound and Tekton were getting surprisingly good sound. The small system lineup was headed by the new Parasound Classic 200 Integrated ($1195), which includes an all-analog signal path, analog bass management with high and low pass outputs, a DAC whose circuitry is, in the company’s words, “pulled directly out of the award-wining Halo P-5,” and far more goodies than you might expect at this price point. Yes, switching to the larger system, with Parasound’s Halo JC 5 amplifier ($5995), JC 2 BP preamplifier ($4495), JC 3 Jr.

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Denon Introduces Powerful Network-Enabled Integrated Amplifier

By | September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

The PMA-150H Digital Amplifier Offers High Fidelity Playback from Digital & Analog Sources in A Stunning, Compact Package 

VISTA, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2019)—Denon®, Japan’s defining audio manufacturer, today announced its latest high-performance integrated network amplifier, the PMA-150H. The compact and beautiful PMA-150 easily connects all popular digital and analog sources, including CD players, TVs, turntables, and USB devices. HEOS Built-in technology enables access to music over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wired Ethernet using the HEOS app, or streamed directly via Apple Airplay 2 and Spotify Connect.… Read the full article

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Krell K-300i stereo integrated amplifier REVIEW

By | September 2nd, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Krell K-300i

Krell is one of the most distinguished names in amplification, so a sub-$10,000 Krell is something to get excited about.

When we heard that Krell had released what it called ‘its most affordable amplifier yet’, and that it featured not only Krell’s famous iBias and XD circuitry, but could also be optionally equipped with a module that adds digital inputs, wireless and streaming capabilities, we got excited… very excited.… Read the full article

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McIntosh Announces MA352 Integrated Amplifier

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

McIntosh Announces MA352 Integrated Amplifier

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | August 29, 2019 – Following the wildly successful and lauded MA252 hybrid integrated amp, McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce its newest hybrid integrated amp: the MA352 Integrated Amplifier. The new McIntosh MA352 Integrated Amplifier is a hybrid design that combines the finest of vacuum tube and solid state audio design principles. The result is an eye-catching amplifier that enjoys the best of these two opposing audio philosophies all while reproducing music at the highest quality …… Read the full article

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McIntosh Announces MA352 Integrated Amplifier | RMAF 2019

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

DENVER (PTA) — McIntosh Labs builds on the success of their MA252‘s hybrid design (vacuum tube preamp and solid state power amp) by creating the new MA352 integrated amplifier. This new integrated amplifier will be displayed at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019, and the CEDIA Expo 2019.

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Press release enclosed below.

Binghamton, NY – Following the wildly successful and lauded MA252 hybrid integrated amp, McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce its newest hybrid integrated amp: the MA352 Integrated Amplifier.

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Denon® Introduces New Integrated Amplifier and CD Player

By | August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

The PMA-600NE and DCD-600NE Offer High Fidelity Digital & Analog Listening for Enthusiasts Looking to Make the Leap into Hi-Fi 

VISTA, Calif. (August 22, 2019)—Denon® today announced two new Hi-Fi listening products, the PMA-600NE Integrated Amplifier and DCD-600NE CD Player. Enabling music aficionados to enter the next level of music enjoyment with high fidelity playback, the new products deliver superb sound and connectivity at an accessible price. With carefully chosen components and more than 100 years’ experience innovating in the design and engineering of premium Hi-Fi products, the latest 600 series integrated amplifier with Bluetooth built-in and CD player are great options to begin building a Hi-Fi system.… Read the full article

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