The Audiophiliac, Steve Guttenberg released his top picks for audio machines
Here are our top picks from the Audiophiliac best receivers and amplifiers for audiophiles out there.
1. Rotel RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier
It’s a velvet brute with 200 watts per channel of Class AB power on tap. With an ultra-high-resolution 768 kHz and 32-bit digital converters. It’s available in two color variants, silver and black. The price starts at $2,499.
2. Pass Labs HPA-1 Preamplifier/headphone amplifier
This is a first-class stereo amp that you can purchase at $3,499. But it really turns out to be a good stereo preamp.
3. Vista Spark Integrated Amplifier
The Vista Spark is super basic and simple, that’s what audiophiles really need. You get two stereo analog inputs, but no digital inputs or remote controls. Spark’s prime directive is just to maximize the sound quality. The price is at $349.
4. Decware Zen Torii MKIV Integrated Tube Amplifier
Decware Zen Tori MKIV price starts at $3,499. The best thing about it, if you’re listening to a music, it feels so real. As if the artists are in the same room as you. The voices and instruments are so distinct. Decware amplifiers are designed and made in East Peoria, Illinois
5. Emotiva BasX A-100 Integrated Amplifier
This amplifier delivers 50 watts per channel for 8-ohm speakers. Also, it has 80 watts per channel for 4-ohm speakers. The BasX A-100’s price is at $299 only.
6. Outlaw Audio RR 2160 Stereo Receiver
The Outlaw Audio RR 2160 stereo receiver weighs a heavy 28.3 pounds (12.8kg). It can deliver 165 watts per channel to 4-ohm speakers and 110 watts to 8-ohm speakers. This RR 2160 sounds flat-out better than some of receivers and amplifiers according to Guttenberg. The price is at $799.
These are only some of the audio machines, the Audiophiliac reviewed and complimented. So, audiophiles out there, check these amplifiers you don’t want to miss!