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Price: $30,000 per pair

Website: www.audioresearch.com

Aron said: I found the Reference 160M captivatingly enjoyable to listen to, despite a slight roundness and lack of texture in the bass.

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The gist: The new ARC look is a big improvement.

Price: AU$39,990 each

Website: www.chordelectronics.co.uk

Edgar said: The Ultima 2 monoblock amplifiers are at the technical bleeding edge and, in the realms of audio quality, they’re orbiting at the exciting outer frontiers.

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The gist: One of the best amplifier experiences Edgar has had.

 

Price: $85,000 per pair

Website: www.emmlabs.com

Doug said: The EMM Labs MTRX2 monos are the best-sounding amplifiers I’ve ever heard.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Meitner magic applied to amps.

Price: AU$15,269

Website: www.meridian-audio.com

Tom said: The Meridian 857’s purity, accuracy, life, presence and transparency were extremely satisfying.

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The gist: Solid in every aspect is just what you would expect from this reputable company.

Price: $36,000 per pair

Website: www.merrillaudio.net

Aron said: If you’re in the market for an exotic-looking amplifier that shies away from no speaker, the Element 118 deserves to be considered.

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The gist: Further evidence class D is here to stay.

Price: $1495

Website: www.parasound.com

Sathyan said: I haven’t heard better sound or seen a higher quality of build at this price.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: John Curl-designed amp for 1500 bucks.

Price: $5995

Website: www.parasound.com

Roger said: Often, in the Conclusion of a review, I offer a few qualifying thoughts or caveats. This time I have none. I can’t recommend Parasound’s Halo JC 5 highly enough.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Probably better than many “super amps” but at a much lower price.

Price: $4900

Website: www.sensasound.com

Roger said: “. . . the TPO-7300’s exceptional sound quality is better than anything else I’ve heard in its price range, and makes it suitable for use in top-flight home theater and music systems without your having to break the bank.”

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Roger’s choice for a multichannel amplifier costing below $5000.

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