Amplifiers

Pretty much does what it says on the tin. In hi-fi terms this is an electronic device that amplifies or boosts the signal from a source component to a required volume. Also see Pre-amplifier and Power amplifier.

Product review: Arcam SA20 stereo amplifier

Product review: Arcam SA20 stereo amplifier

It’s been around five years since British brand Arcam released their previous range of amps and since coming under new ownership by Harman (a subsidiary of Samsung) last year, the company has released their latest series of hi-fi gear for enthusiasts …read more

Product review: Onkyo A9150 Stereo Amplifier

Product review: Onkyo A9150 Stereo Amplifier

Over the last few years, I’d say the budget separate hi-fi amplifier market has streamlined itself a bit. What tends to be the case, from my experience anyway, is the amplifiers that are released now tend to have something about …read more

Product review: Roksan Oxygene amp & CD player

Product review: Roksan Oxygene amp & CD player

British-based hi-fi manufacturer Roksan had something of an eventful year in 2016. Having been acquired by another British audio stalwart, Monitor Audio, back in December, Roksan became one half of a merger of two of the biggest and most respected …read more

Dream hi-fi set-up: Roksan Caspian M2 separates

Dream hi-fi set-up: Roksan Caspian M2 separates

“I’ve never heard that during this song before.” A phrase I’ve heard more than once from myself, my colleagues and our customers when listening to the Roksan Caspian M2 separates system… The Caspian has been around since 1995 in one form or …read more

Product review: Yamaha RN402D network stereo receiver

Product review: Yamaha RN402D network stereo receiver

Yamaha has added yet another powerhouse to its increasingly impressive and ever growing MusicCast line up. The RN402D stereo network receiver is pure hi-fi, but with a touch of the modern. Featuring Hi-Res Audio support and Yamaha’s faultless MusicCast technology (see below for …read more