Category: Power Amps

The List: The Coolest Affordable Audio Out This Week! Feat. NAD, Cabasse, 1MORE, & Meze

We’ve rounded up some of the coolest audio products on the market right now. Check out our list of new and affordable audio options! More: High-End Affordable Audio: Cabasse RIALTO Wireless Hi-Fi System (2990 €

ICYMI: Bluesound Intros The $649 POWERNODE EDGE, A Small-Scale and Low-Cost Streaming Amplifier

This past week, Bluesound announced the $649 Powernode Edge, a new streaming amp that will sell alongside their long-time “just-add-speakers” option, the $949 Powernode. Marketed as an entry-level device, the Powernode Edge has a smaller

We’ve Built A Intoxicating Budget Audiophile Setup Using One Of The Best New Bookshelf Speakers!

I just finished reviewing the new Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II speaker, and I was very impressed by its transparency and dynamics. The soundstage and imaging are also top-notch. You get a lot for a

Now With Wireless! Vincent Audio Intros Their Latest Hybrid Tube Integrated Amplifier, The SV-237MK II

While I love the sound of Tube Amps, they can be a pain to deal with, especially if you don’t spend the big bucks for features like auto-bias or tube replacement indicators. That’s where hybrid

Kef LS50 Meta Review: These Innovative British Monitor Speakers Are (Still) Awe-Inspiring!

TL;DR These remarkably balanced and transparent speakers set a new standard at the price point. Just make sure you pair them with high quality amplification. Intro As a long-time owner (and fan) of Kef’s legendary

Bluesound Unveils The HUB, A $319 Networked Music “Preamp” With HDMI And Phono Input

Today, Bluesound announced the release of their new HUB Network Accessory. This Wi-Fi audio transmitter lets you take the output from various digital and analog components (like CD Players) and stream them out to Bluesound

AXPONA 2022 Friday Recap: Highlights From The Big Rooms! Focal, ATC, Luxman

One of my favorite parts of going to an audio show are the big rooms or ballroom/meeting rooms. Big rooms usually mean large systems, with six-foot-tall speakers and mini fridge-sized power amps. Sometimes they don’t

AXPONA 2022: Coolest Stuff From Day One At The Biggest Hi-Fi Show!

One of the best things about going to an audio show like AXPONA is coming across extraordinary or unconventional stuff. A big part of designing hi-fi is coming up with new ways of doing things,