2019 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide: Power Amplifiers $5,000 - $20,000|McIntosh Labs MC275 VI $5500 The sixth version of this most classic of all McIntosh amplifiers is by far the best, boasting greater tonal neutrality yet without losing the beautifully solid, rounded, dimensional, and natural ...read more
2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Power Amplifiers $6,000 - $10,000|VTL ST-150 $6000 VTL’s ST-150 is a relatively compact yet powerful stereo power amplifier employing 6550 tubes that are capable of driving a wide range of speaker loads. A classic all-valve push/pull power amp, the ...read more
VTL TL-5.5 Series II Signature Preamplifier and ST-150 Power Amplifier|While recently listening to András Schiff’s remarkable 2012 recording of Bach’s Das Wohltemperierte Clavier [ECM]—in which Schiff, rather unusually, and to enchanting effect, employs no sustain pedals—I was struck by how this great Hungarian artist ...read more
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