Hifi Reviews - Pre amps

Review - Leema Elements Pre-Amplifier

Leema Elements Pre-Amplifier

Does Leema's new Elements Pre-Amp and Power Amp justify their billing? - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Leema's Pre-Amp and Power Amp. The Leema Elements Pre-Amp and Power Amp's review price was £2,800. In summary What Hi-Fi believes that the Leema Elements Pre-Amp and Power Amp merit 3 stars.



Review - Burmester 099

Burmester 099

Burmester's new 099/956 Mk2 pre/power amp - What Hi-Fi has given its verdict
W hat Hi-Fi has reviewed Burmester's 099/956 Mk2, pre power amp combination. The 099 (pictured)/956 Mk2's price at the time of the review was £14,880. The 099/956 Mk2 gets 5 stars from the respected reviewer.



Review - Denon HEOS Link HS2 - Wireless Pre-Amplifier

Denon HEOS Link HS2 - Wireless Pre-Amplifier

Pocket Lint gives the Heos HS2 from Denon the once over in a new review
P ocket Lint has reviewed Denon's Heos HS2. The Heos HS2's price at the time of the review was listed as varies.



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

What Hi-Fi's verdict on the Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp
B usiness as usual for Naim as What Hi-Fi awards the full 5 stars to Naim's new Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp. The Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp's price at the time of the review was £3,300.



Review - Denon HEOS Link HS2 - Wireless Pre-Amplifier

Denon HEOS Link HS2 - Wireless Pre-Amplifier

Richer Sounds Review The Denon HEOS Link HS2 - Wireless Pre-Amplifier
T he Denon HEOS Link HS2 (£299) an upgraded version of the original Denon Link, a wireless HEOS pre-amplifier and DAC is reviewed by Richer Sounds. Richer Sounds cover the features and upgrades introduced into the HS2 and have a good listen to the HS2 connected to a Cambridge CXA80 amplifier and Monitor Audio Silver 2 bookshelf speakers. They conclude with :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 and ATC SCM40A Active Speakers By HiFi Plus
A n Interesting review from HiFi Plus where they ask themselves the question - could we put together a Linn style active system i.e. one electronics box plus active speakers, but using a Naim box ! With no Naim or even Focal active speakers to pair up, they opt for the ATC SCM40A active speakers (£6,280/pair) paired with the Naim NAC-N 272 (£3,300) streaming preamp. Total cost - £9,580. The reviewer likes this three box, and unlikely, Naim / ATC combination concluding :-



Review - McIntosh C52

McIntosh C52

Video Review Of The McIntosh C52 PreAmp
T he McIntosh C52 (yours for £6,995) which is both an analogue preamplifier, a phono preamp (for both MM and MC), a headphone amp and a USB DAC is the subject of a 15 minute YouTube video review. The reviewer concludes with :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

The Complete Naim Range - By Audio Affair
O .K. It's a bit sales oriented but Audio Affair have produced a complete list on one web page of the entire Naim Range (long page!). They start off with the least expensive model the recently released £595 one box Mus-So QB and proceed through the Uniti Range, 5 Range, XS Range, Classic Range and 500 Ranges. There's pictures, prices and suggested systems for all the models. The list isn't quite complete as they haven't got a pictorial section on the Naim Statement amplifiers but they do mention them.



Review - Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Amplification Series

Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Amplification Series

Review - Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Pre-Amp and 1.0 Mono Amplification System By Hi-Fi Plus
T he three box Constellation Audio Inspiration amplification system, consisting of the 1.0 Pre-Amp (£9,000) and two 1.0 Mono power amps (£10,000 each) is reviewed by Hi-Fi Plus. (There is also a stereo power amp (£10,000) in the Constellation Audio 1.0 Inspiration series) The three boxes reviewed come in at £29,000 combined. Even so Hi-Fi Plus consider this amplification package as something of a High End "Bargain" noting that these are products that play in the £50,000 league for £10,000 each. In their Highly Recommended award they conclude :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp By Hi-Fi Choice
T he Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp is the subject of a review by Hi-Fi Choice. The review pairs the £3,300 Naim NAC-N 272 with its natural partner the Naim NAP 250 DR, yours for £3,500 and the Focal Sopra No 2, the floor standers, which come in at £9,600. Hi-Fi Choice describe this Naim / Focal system as "A Beautiful system" and conclude :-



Review - Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Amplification Series

Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Amplification Series

Review - Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Pre-Amp and 1.0 Mono Amplification System
T he Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 Pre-Amp (£9,000) and two 1.0 Mono power amps (£10,000 each) are reviewed by HiFi Critic. Even at £29,000 combined for the three boxes comprising the Constellation Audio Inspiration 1.0 amplification on review, HiFi Critic awards a Best Buy award - justifying this award in the conclusion of :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp By HiFi And Music Source
T he Naim NAC-N 272, which is both a digital music streamer, a USB DAC and an analogue pre-amp is reviewed by HiFi and Music Source. The review pairs the NAC-N 272 with the NAP 250 DR power amp so that's - NAC-N 272 - £3,300 plus £295 for the FM/DAB/DAB+ module, NAP 250 DR - £3,495. There's also a comparison of this pairing against the cheaper Naim Uniti 2 with a conclusion of :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 By Audio Affair
A udio Affair put their own spin on the Naim NAC-N 272 streaming preamp. From their sales perspective they see the NAC-N 272 as filling a natural gap between Naim's top of the range one box streaming solution the Super Uniti and a fully-fledged ( and Fraimed out) streamer / preamp / power amp / power supplies, classic solution.



Review - McIntosh C2500 Tube Preamplifier

McIntosh C2500 Tube Preamplifier

Review - McIntosh MC452 And C2500 By Audio Esoterica
T he McIntosh MC452 power amplifier combined with the C2500 preamplifier are reviewed by Audio Esoterica. Not cheap at getting on for $28,000 Audio Esoterica conclude on the MC452 . C2500 amplification :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 By Hi-Fi Choice
H i-Fi Choice review the Naim NAC-N 272 which offers streaming, a USB DAC (with DSD decoding) and a digital/analogue preamp all in one box. Its 5 stars for the Naim NAC-N 272 with the conclusion :-



Review - Krell Illusion II Preamp

Krell Illusion II Preamp

Review - Krell Illusion II Preamp By HomeTheater
T he Krell Illusion II Preamp (top box in the picture) is reviewed By HomeTheater. The Illusion II comes in at £5,998 here in the UK and is an analogue preamp with digital inputs. HomeTheater deal with the fact that the Illusion II doesn't have an asynchronous USB DAC and you'll need an SPDIF converter to connect a computer to the Illusion II. comparisons are made between the Illusion II and the Classe CP-800 and HomeTheater conclude in their 5 star review :-



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 By Signals HiFi
A review of the Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp by Signals HiFi. You're currently looking at £3,300 (or £3,595 with DAB+/FM option) for the Naim NAC-N 272. There's a lot of interesting comparisons in the review such as to the predecessor the Naim NAC-N-172 XS , the SuperUniti, the Naim NDX and even a new concept of the Naim Hugo !



Review - Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp

Review - Naim NAC-N 272 By Hi-Fi News
A review of the Naim NAC-N 272 Streaming Preamp by Hi-Fi News. The NAC-N 272 comes in at £3300 (or £3595 with DAB+/FM option). The reviewer notes that the NAC-N 272 is part of Naim's classic range, unlike the predecessor the NAC-N172 XS which belongs in the entry level XS range. Also the reviewer notes that the NAC-N 272 has no asynchronous USB DAC perhaps one to watch out for if you're from what he calls the MAC and DAC brigade. Still the NAC-N 272 achieves 85 % for sound quality and an editor's choice award, concluding:-



Review - Musical Fidelity M8PRE

Musical Fidelity M8PRE

Review of the Musical Fidelity M8PRE/ M8700m Amplification System by Hi-Fi News
A s Hi-Fi News says the 3 boxes of the Musical Fidelity M8 amplification system ( that's the M8 Pre at £3500 and the 2 M8700m £4000 each ) will set you back £11,500 but compared to some at this price range , they consider the MF units a bargain. Their conclusion is :-



Review - Audio Research LS17 SE Line-Stage Preamplifier

Audio Research LS17 SE Line-Stage Preamplifier

Review of the Audio Research LS17 SE Line-Stage Pre amp by Audiobeat and What Hi-Fi
A favourable review of the £3,400 Audio Research LS17 SE Line-Stage Pre amp by Audiobeat. They find ( in common with What Hi-Fi ) :-



Review - Cambridge Audio - Azur 851e pre-amplifier

Cambridge Audio - Azur 851e pre-amplifier

Review of the Cambridge Audio 851E pre amp & 851W power amp by Andrew Everard
A very complimentary review of the £1200 Cambridge Audio 851E pre amp and £1500 Cambridge Audio 851W power amp combo by Andrew Everard. He concludes :-



Review - NuForce MCP-18 Multichannel Analog Preamp

NuForce MCP-18 Multichannel Analog Preamp

Review of the NuForce MCP-18 Multichannel Analogue Preamp by TAS
A favourable review, from across the pond, of the NuForce MCP-18 Multichannel Analogue Preamp by TAS. They conclude :-



Review - Cambridge Audio - Azur 851e pre-amplifier

Cambridge Audio - Azur 851e pre-amplifier

Review of the Cambridge Audio 851E pre amp & 851W power amp by Audio Appraisal
A favourable review of the £1200 Cambridge Audio 851E pre amp and £1500 Cambridge Audio 851W power amp combo by Audio Appraisal. They conclude :-



Review - McIntosh C2500 Tube Preamplifier

McIntosh C2500 Tube Preamplifier

Review of the McIntosh C2500 tube preamp by What Hi-Fi
R ead what Hi-Fis review of the fine looking and engaging McIntosh C2500 tube preamp below :-




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