Popular integrated amplifier comparisons 2020

  • Cambridge Audio Azur 851A review Marantz PM8005 review

    Cambridge Audio Azur 851A vs Marantz PM8005

    This unit has the power of 60W (8 ohms) while his opponent owns power of 35W (8 ohms). Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 851A is equipped with unbalanced and balanced input connectors, and thus will be the ideal partner for the company's CD-player, with XLR-outputs. In total, seven line inputs are provided...
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  • Onkyo A-9150 review Cambridge Audio CXA60 review

    Onkyo A-9150 vs Cambridge Audio CXA60

    Here we have an equal output power for both models. It is 30W (8 Ohms). The stereo amplifier is equipped with an AKM AK4452 DAC (32 bit / 768 kHz) and a DIDRC filter, which makes it possible to increase linearity and minimize intermodulation distortion in the ultra-high frequency range, which translates into lower ...
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  • Marantz PM5005 review Pioneer Elite A-20 review

    Marantz PM5005 vs Pioneer Elite A-20

    It loses in terms of power. Pioneer has 30W compared to Marantz’s 20W (8 Ohms). The amplifier part of the Marantz PM5005 is built according to the current feedback circuitry, which ensures compatibility with various loads and a uniform frequency response. A shielded excess power transformer is installed in the ...
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  • Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 review Marantz PM5005 review

    Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 vs Marantz PM5005

    The sound output power is 20W (8 ohms). At the same time Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 can offers us 35/8. The Marantz PM5005 is equipped with five line inputs and a pair of recording outputs. There is also a built-in phono stage, and for connecting speakers there are four pairs of speaker terminals, tha...
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  • Marantz HD-AMP1 review Rega Brio review

    Marantz HD-AMP1 vs Rega Brio

    This unit delivers 20W/8 Ohms of power vs 58/8 from his opponent. The equipment, having a weight of 5.8 kg, received a metal case with a massive aluminum front panel and elegant wood trim on the sides. The manufacturer used only first-class materials and special chassis, which made it possible to achieve a very low level of vibratio...
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  • Marantz HD-AMP1 review NAD D 3020 V2 review

    Marantz HD-AMP1 vs NAD D 3020 V2

    This unit delivers 20W/8 Ohms of power vs 30/8 from his opponent. The device is made on a two-layer chassis with an additional bottom plate, which effectively dampens any mechanical vibration that can degrade the sound. The HD-AMP1 is the first Marantz model in this class to use pulsed amplification technology. The company's...
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  • Yamaha A-S3000 review Rega Brio review

    Yamaha A-S3000 vs Rega Brio

    Here we have output power of 58/8 vs 120/8 W/Ohm where Yamaha takes the lead. The updated Brio is made in an elegant aluminum case, consisting of massive metal sides (in combination - cooling radiators), which are connected by lower and upper covers. On the front panel of “piano” black plastic there is a power button, a he...
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  • Cambridge Audio CXA60 review Rega Brio review

    Cambridge Audio CXA60 vs Rega Brio

    Out power of this unit overweighs the figure that his opponent has. Here we have 58W vs 30W (8 Ohms). Inside the amplifier, the wiring has been completely updated to match the higher characteristics of the device. In particular, an additional power source was installed to improve the isolation between sensitive input and...
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  • Cambridge Audio CXA80 review Rega Brio review

    Cambridge Audio CXA80 vs Rega Brio

    The power output per channel of this device is slightly higher than his opponent’s. Here we have 58/8 vs 40/8 W/Ohm. The amplifier is an example of Hi-Fi minimalism; it has neither tone controls nor headphone output. On the front panel of Brio are only a volume control and an input switching button, with which you ...
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  • Onkyo A-9150 review NAD D 3020 V2 review

    Onkyo A-9150 vs NAD D 3020 V2

    The D 3020 V2 provides the convenience of wirelessly streaming all your music via Bluetooth. The D 3020 supports even the highest Bluetooth audio quality, aptX, which is becoming increasingly popular due to its excellent sound quality and low power consumption compared to Wi-Fi. The power of these two sides is equal - 30W (8 Ohms)...
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  • NuForce DDA 120 review NAD D 3020 V2 review

    NuForce DDA 120 vs NAD D 3020 V2

    What we can see from the start is that this device has more power than its opponent. 30/8 vs 25/8 W/Ohms. Inside the device is a class D circuit, which is notable for its low power consumption and, consequently, low heating. The impulsive power supply is small in size, which allows all parts to fit in the compact case of the...
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  • Marantz PM8005 review Rega Brio review

    Marantz PM8005 vs Rega Brio

    The power output per channel of this device is slightly higher than his opponent’s. Here we have 58/8 vs 35/8 W/Ohm. The amplifier is an example of Hi-Fi minimalism; it has neither tone controls nor headphone output. On the front panel of the Brio-R there is only a volume control and an input switching button, with which you can...
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  • Rega Brio review NAD D 3020 V2 review

    Rega Brio vs NAD D 3020 V2

    The power output per channel of this device is slightly lower than his opponent’s. Here we have 30/8 vs 58/8 W/Ohm. The D3020 V2 is an integrated amplifier, but, like most of the similar models that we have seen recently, it has something else besides the ranks of RCA sockets. NAD carefully studied the needs of modern music lovers...
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  • Cambridge Audio CXA80 review Marantz PM8005 review

    Cambridge Audio CXA80 vs Marantz PM8005

    The Cambridge Audio CXA 80 operates in the classic A / B class, and its output stages produce quite a bit of heat. Both channels of the CXA 80 are mounted on separate boards to eliminate crosstalk, including using individual cooling radiators (the principle of "double mono"). A large toroidal transformer is ins...
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  • Yamaha A-S301 review Pioneer Elite A-20 review

    Yamaha A-S301 vs Pioneer Elite A-20

    Yamaha A-S301 output power is two times higher than Pioneer has. Look at it: 60W vs 30W (8 Ohms). The model was created on the principle: simplicity in everything. This was reflected in the equipment in a positive way. The front panel is made of aluminum. It successfully located all the necessary levers for control. Wh...
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  • Yamaha A-S301 review Marantz PM5005 review

    Yamaha A-S301 vs Marantz PM5005

    The sound output power is 60W (8 ohms) while Marantz PM5005 has only 20W (8 ohms). The tone, balance and loudness controls are equipped with handles in the form of truncated cones, round knobs of large and small diameters, respectively, are responsible for changing the volume and selecting inputs. There is also a rotary switch...
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  • Yamaha A-S301 review Onkyo A-9150 review

    Yamaha A-S301 vs Onkyo A-9150

    When creating the equipment, ToP-ART technology was applied. Thanks to it, the sound output power is 60W (8 ohms) while Onkyo A-9150 has only 30W (8 ohms). And the sound quality is constantly growing up. The signal transmission is not affected in any way by noise or distortion. When creating the device parts of the highest quality...
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  • Peachtree Audio nova300 review Yamaha A-S1100 review

    Peachtree Audio nova300 vs Yamaha A-S1100

    To start with let’s see that Yamaha significantly loses its opponent in terms of power. Yamaha A-S1100 has just 90W compared to 300W (8 Ohms) from Peachtree Audio nova300. The transformer has a considerable size and is mounted in a separate shielded unit. Four “barrels” of capacitors with ...
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  • Yamaha A-S1100 review Cambridge Audio Azur 851A review

    Yamaha A-S1100 vs Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

    The amplifier delivers 90W (8 ohms) power output per channel vs 60W that provides the second competitor. Only high-quality solutions are hidden under the body. By folding the lid, you will find pedantry that is not characteristic of Japanese masters in the placement of components. On the sides are power...
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  • Yamaha A-S1100 review Marantz PM8005 review

    Yamaha A-S1100 vs Marantz PM8005

    The completely symmetric amplifier circuit includes a powerful power transformer with four large capacitors in the power supply. In the output stages, powerful MOS transistors are used. All this is based on Yamaha Floating technology, a symmetrical amplification circuit ensures that the signal circuits are separated from the...
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