Tag Archives: Components

Allnic Audio T-2000 30th Anniversary Integrated Amplifier | REVIEW

You know how I used to start off each of my integrated amplifier reviews with an opening paragraph on why I love integrated amplifiers? Yes, I made a promise not to do that ever again, [...]

Original Resource is Part-Time Audiophile

BorderPatrol SE300B-EXD Stereo Power Amplifier | REVIEW

Gary Dews is one of those people who is welcome at my home any time. He’s a wonderful guest and great conversationalist, and he always shows up with an unexpected and welcome gift! I don’t [...]

Original Resource is Part-Time Audiophile

Jeff Rowland Design Group Capri S2-SC and Model 125 | REVIEW

The Jeff Rowland Design Group Capri S2-SC preamplifier and Model 125 amplifier are soooooo tiny. How tiny are they? When the boxes arrived at my front door, I said “This can’t be right. These boxes [...]

Original Resource is Part-Time Audiophile

Audio Hungary Qualiton X200 Integrated | REVIEW

Last year I reviewed the Audio Hungary (website) Qualiton APX-200 power amp (review linked here), which was 100 watts per channel of pure vacuum tube goodness. It was, and still is, a tremendous sounding power [...]

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Ampsandsound Zion Monoblocks | REVIEW

The story of the Ampsandsound Zion Monos (website) is the story of the best amplifiers I’ve ever had in my system. Full stop. Go back and read that twice. If It seems like I’m giving [...]

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Audio by Van Alstine DVA M225 Monoblock Amplifiers | REVIEW

I’m not gonna tease any of the readers by making them wait (or skip to my conclusion), so I’ll say right up front: OH. MY. LAWD.™ I was in audiophile heaven from the minute I [...]

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McIntosh C49 Preamplifier and MC312 Power Amplifier | REVIEW

I feel like I’m the designated Part-Time Audiophile power lifter lately. I received another freight shipment containing the McIntosh C49 preamplifier and MC312 power amplifier, weighing in at back squat workout weight of 234 lbs. [...]

Original Resource is Part-Time Audiophile

Audio Hungary Qualiton A20i Integrated Amplifier | REVIEW

Human communication is a fickle thing. Even languages like English have plenty of room for interpretations and inferences that are often misunderstood. Take, for example, the Audio Hungary Qualiton (website) A20i tube integrated amplifier that [...]

Original Resource is Part-Time Audiophile

Rotel Michi S5 Power Amplifier and P5 Preamplifier | REVIEW

Harkening from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Rotel Michi P5 Preamplifier and Rotel Michi S5 Stereo Amplifier presented an imposing pair in my listening room. Weighing in at a hefty 50 lbs. for [...]

Original Resource is Part-Time Audiophile

Rotel Michi X5 Integrated Amplifier | REVIEW

The Rotel Michi X5 integrated amplifier had a little trouble in getting to my front door in a timely manner—evidently FedEx and UPS and USPS have all become highly vulnerable to a variety of mishaps [...]

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