Audiophile Power Amplifier Reviews

Power doesn’t corrupt when it comes to your audiophile system – it just makes for better-louder music. Explore a range of audiophile amps from affordable to mid-fi to extreme class power amps

Audiophile Power Amplifier Reviews

The Peachtree Audio GaN 1 is an amp designed for streamers who want that Class-A or "tube-like" sound without all of the grief/heat that comes with tubes and/or Class-A amps.

Peachtree Audio GaN 1 Gallium Nitride Power Amp Reviewed

I have been fortunate enough to experience GaN amplification since it first dropped into the audiophile world about five years ago. I have even replaced a trusty Parasound A21+ amplifier (read my review) that was  in my audiophile gear collection… Read More »



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Buckeye Amps Hypex NCx500 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Buckeye Amps Hypex NCx500 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

If you’re not a modern-day oligarch, times may seem uncertain, money a little tight. But if you’re also an audiophile, you still have your system hopes and aspirations. Your dream might be to own an audiophile power amp that will… Read More »


Adcom GFA-555ms is the latest version of the legendary Nelson Pass designed amp priced at $1,395 today

Adcom GFA-555ms Power Amplifier Reviewed

Adcom was once one of the most dangerous audiophile creatures on the planet back when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth—when sporting a Sony Walkman was quite stylish. This era predates my audiophile journey by about a decade, but I have… Read More »


The NAD M33 is a Master Series product and capable of more audiophile feats than most other components in the market today be it DAC, Preamp, power amp, room correction and more

NAD M33 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The NAD M33 is so much more than an integrated amplifier that it’s a shame that we have it listed in our audiophile amplifier section. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Swiss Army Knife of Audio Components category or even a just-add-speakers… Read More »


The Boulder 1160 is one of the lower end amps in their lineup priced at $36000

Boulder Amplifiers 1160 Stereo Amp Reviewed

Nestled slightly south east of Boulder, Colorado, is a high-end audio company whose name is synonymous with world-class, high-performance gear: Boulder Amplifiers. In fact, Boulder is generally considered by many savvy audiophiles as one of the best overall electronics brands available… Read More »


NAD C 3050 is a retro-looking but forward thinking integrated amp with every cool feature we could hope for at a very fair retail price

NAD C 3050 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The 3050 may be NAD’s newest integrated amplifier, but it takes little more than a casual glance to see that it’s been inspired by some of their most meaningful legacy products – ones that helped guide the first steps of… Read More »


The Orchard Audio Starkrimson Ultra 2.0 Gallium Nitride amp is the latest new player in the GaN amp game

Orchard Audio Starkrimson Ultra 2.0 GaN Amplifier Reviewed

Few industries have a wider range in terms of the sizes of companies creating products for public consumption than does the audiophile market. Some companies, such as Harman and Sony, are multi-billion-dollar conglomerates. Others, such as like Orchard Audio, are… Read More »


Pass Labs XA25 Class-A amp reviewed

Pass Labs XA-25 Audiophile Power Amplifier Reviewed

How many people back in the day really knew how special a car designed by Enzo Ferrari was? Today, years after his death, an Enzo-era design from Modena is almost always more than a million-dollar investment. When it comes to… Read More »


Marantz Model 30 Integrated amp reviewed

Marantz Model 30 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Marantz’s Model 30 integrated amplifier (buy at Amazon) has a blend of old-school features and design with modern technology, but perhaps not in the way most audiophiles might anticipate. The Model 30 has a classic, old-school interface and feel, blended with modern aesthetics… Read More »


Classe Delta Stereo amp reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano

Classé Delta Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Long before Classé became part of Masimo Consumer (the parent company that also owns Polk, Definitive Technology, Denon, Marantz, and Bowers & Wilkins), the company was making some of the highest-performance audiophile components in the market. I’ve owned past versions of the company’s AV preamps… Read More »


The Fosi BT20A integrated amp is almost impossibly priced at $99.

Fosi Audio BT20A Pro Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The first review published in Future Audiophile was an SMSL amplifier that cost less than $175. It is a great little amp with an extensive input and feature set in a small chassis. Today, I’m going to look at another even less… Read More »


The AGD Productions Tempo GaN amp reviewed by Michael Zisserson

AGD Productions Tempo GaN Amplifier Reviewed

Have you heard of Gallium Nitride (GaN) audiophile amplifier technology? If not, let me let you in on a little audiophile secret: unlike loudspeakers, which haven’t benefited from a major technological breakthrough in generations, GaN amplifiers represent a total rethinking… Read More »


The Music Hall a.25.3 audiophile integrated amp reviewed by Andrew Dewhirst

Music Hall a25.3 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The a25.3 is the latest integrated amplifier from Music Hall. This $650 integrated amplifier produces 50 watts of power per channel into 8 ohms, and 75 watts per channel into 4 ohms, and it comes equipped with Bluetooth, a moving… Read More »


SVS Prime Wireless ProStreamer reviewed by Michael Zisserson

SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase Reviewed

Welcome to the age of the modern audiophile, where products like the SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase (buy at Amazon) make it possible to buy an entire audiophile system for under a grand. Manufacturers have been clamoring to make one-box solutions since… Read More »


The Amped America AMP 2400 Class D audiophile power amp reviewed by Michael Zisserson

Amped America AMP 2400 Amplifier Reviewed

From my latest experiences, it is high time we stop discounting Class D amplification as a serious high-fidelity  option. Like the screaming metal-dome tweeters used in loudspeakers from the 1980s era that have been turned into refined resolution machines by technological… Read More »


PS Audio Stellar 300 amp reviewed

PS Audio Stellar S300 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

The Stellar S300 stereo amplifier is PS Audio’s entry-level two-channel amplifier (buy at Amazon) targeted at those thinking of upgrading from a receiver or integrated to quality separates. Make no mistake, though: entry-level or not, this is a serious amplifier. … Read More »


Pass Labs XA 60.8 mono-block audiophile class A amp reviewed

Pass Labs XA60.8 Class A Monoblock Amplifiers Reviewed

If you’re an audio hobbyist, you are probably aware of Pass Labs, its founder Nelson Pass, and the company’s reputation for innovative audiophile amplifiers, preamplifiers, and integrated amplifier designs. All the company’s amplifiers are solid-state designs (meaning that transistors amplify the signal as opposed… Read More »


NAD C 338 Networked Audiophile Integrated Amp Reviewed

NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier Reviewed

The NAD C 338 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier (buy at Amazon) is a budget friendly $799 integrated amplifier from one of the industry’s most storied audiophile brands. Its power section provides 50 continuous watts of output into both 4 and 8 ohms, which might seem… Read More »


The Bricasti M30 audiophile mono block amplifier reviewed

Bricasti M30 Amplifier Reviewed

The Bricasti Design M30 monoblock audiophile amplifier is a rack-friendly version of the company’s beloved M28 amplifier, which is also a mono amplifier. The difference between the two is their form factor. The M30 carries the same award-winning differential amplification… Read More »


PS Audio Sprout 100 integrated amp reviewed by Andrew Dewhirst

PS Audio Sprout100 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The PS Audio Sprout100 (buy at Amazon) is an entry level audiophile integrated amplifier made by the folks at PS Audio. Packed into one tiny little package (and I mean tiny) it measures at 6.2 inches wide by 1.9 inches tall… Read More »


Anthem MRX-8 Audiophile power amp with ARC Room correction reviewed

Anthem MDX-8 Distribution Amplifier Reviewed

You can’t find a product in the audio/video space that says “custom installation” more loudly than the Anthem MDX-8 distribution amplifier. It is an eight-channel power amplifier that has up to 200 Watts-per-channel of Class-D power waiting for any number… Read More »


Parasound A 21+ audiophile power amp reviewed

Parasound Halo A 21+ Amplifier Reviewed

For several years, the Parasound Halo A21 reigned as the amplification king in my listening/design space. It was an affordable monster that could drive any speaker one could throw at it. I shorted the outputs of the A21 several times… Read More »


Pro-ject MaiA DS3 Integrated amp reviewed

Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 Integrated Amplifier Review

An integrated amplifier doesn’t have to be physically large to be high performance and fully featured. When I read the initial press release for the Pro-Ject MaiA DS3 I thought, “There’s an amplifier that seems to fulfill all the requirements needed to… Read More »


Anthem MCA 225 power Amp Reviewed by Andrew Dewhirst

Anthem MCA 225 Gen 2 Power Amplifier Reviewed

The Anthem MCA 225 Gen 2 (buy at Crutchfield) is a two-channel class A/B audiophile power amp from Anthem, which also has three- and five-channel siblings in the 325 and 525. It puts out 225 watts per channel into eight… Read More »