The Absolute Sound's Buyer's Guide to Audio Electronics 2016

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The Absolute Sound’s Buyer’s Guide to Audio Electronics—our brand-new 2016 edition—covers all categories of electronics, from preamplifiers and stereo amplifiers to monoblocks, and other power amps—across a range of prices.

Whether you’re into tube amps or solid state, we’ve selected the world’s top electronics to provide you with an easy-to-navigate PDF, available as a FREE download.

This 2016 Buyer’s Guide includes 22 full-length recent reviews from TAS, plus plenty of new content created especially for this Guide:


  • “On the Horizon” Find out about 19 of the hottest upcoming amplifiers, preamps, and more.
  • “Pioneers of High-End Audio” See profiles of William Zane Johnson, James Bongiorno, and Nelson Pass excerpted from TAS’ Illustrated History of High-End Audio, Volume Two: Electronics.
  • “How to Choose Just the Right Amount of Amplifier Power” Get “powerful” essential advice from Robert Harley.
  • “Sneak Previews” Check out brand-new electronics about to be reviewed in TAS.
  • “Our Top Picks,” See the best electronics in five categories across a wide range of prices, as chosen by our editors.


Whether you’re in the market for a new amp, preamp, or just want to explore our recommendations, consider this Guide essential reading!