The best 19 stereo amplifiers of What Hi-Fi?’s lifetime

What Hi-Fi? write: We’ve often referred to a stereo amplifier as the heart of a hi-fi system, the rug that knits a system together. Considering its importance, it pays to pick a good one. A less than adequate performer could bring a system’s potential down by a couple of notches. This list of the best […]

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Best phono preamps

What Hi-Fi write: A phono stage (or, if you prefer, a phono preamp) boosts the signal from a turntable to a workable level – if your stereo amp or record player doesn’t have one built-in, you’ll need a dedicated box. Ideally, your list of potential purchases should include one of these. They’re the best you can buy […]

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Best phono preamps

What Hi-Fi? write: A phono stage (or, if you prefer, a phono preamp) boosts the signal from a turntable to a workable level – if your stereo amp or record player doesn’t have one built-in, you’ll need a dedicated box. Ideally, your list of potential purchases should include one of these. They’re the best you can buy […]

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That Was Then… Mission Cyrus Two

What Hi-Fi report: They were essentially two versions of the same amplifier, sharing the same plastic casework/ steel chassis and main circuit board. The Two had a more generous power supply that raised power output to 50W per channel (double that of the cheaper amp) and a more sophisticated moving coil section in the switchable […]

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Where does the money in expensive speakers get spent?

Just looking through and comparing various different speakers and speaker types, then recollecting to speakers I’ve heard either demo’d or connected to friend’s systems I do wonder what the extra money ensures you get… Especially when you look at the simpler and more traditional designs, like a two way with box cabinet. I can understand […]

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CYRUS: ONE is a 100W amplifier the third generation of the company’s hybrid class D technology and includes a …..

Paul Rigby says ….. Cyrus ONE is a 100W amplifier the third generation of the company’s hybrid class D technology and includes a built-in phono stage, Bluetooth streaming and headphone amplifier but without the need for internal heat sinks, reducing heat extremes. The built-in Class AB headphone amplifier is automatically activated when the headphones are […]

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