Gordon said: As should be apparent by now, I really enjoyed my time with the new Bluesound Powernode.
The gist: An easy way to set up a simple-but-high-performing stereo system.
Philip said: While I would never dismiss the quality of those earlier Brystons, the B1353 is the best integrated amplifier yet from the venerable Canadian firm.
The gist: With the 20-year warranty, this is the total package.
Travis said: This is a responsive, well-engineered integrated amplifier.
The gist: Solid overall product, from price to build to sound quality.
Roger said: Lyngdorf Audio’s TDAI-1120 may not be the most powerful integrated amplifier-DAC in its price range, but it’s arguably the best sounding and the richest in features.
The gist: The room correction is unexpected at the price.
Dennis said: I’ve auditioned integrated amps costing twice as much or more that couldn’t legitimately be said to best the PM-KI Ruby in terms of detail, dynamics, refinement, soundstaging, and imaging.
The gist: If its charms inspire you, get yours before it’s too late.
Dennis said: In terms of its sonic prowess, the M6si holds its own against amps costing at least $1000 more.
The gist: Fantastic amp if you ignore the USB DAC.
Roger said: At a cost of $6999 and weighing in at close to 100 pounds, the Rotel Michi X5 is a beast of an amp, but it is also a true beauty with performance befitting its luxurious price and build quality.
The gist: A ton (almost literally) of integrated amp for the money.
Roger said: For only $2099, the high-powered Rotel RA-1572MKII offers one of today’s best combinations of price and performance in an integrated amplifier-DAC.
The gist: Rotel is more than a solid value, it’s really good hi-fi.