Preamplifier Reviews

Adcom GFP-1
Preamplifier

The Adcom GFP-1 is a compact, no-frills preamplifier/control center whose design stresses low noise and maximum compatibility with other system components. The GFP-1 weighs about 11-1/2...
Adcom GFP-1A
Preamplifier

Adcom'S GFP-1A preamp is a high-quality unit that features a built-in decoder for playing records made with the CX noise-reduction encoding process and separate input selectors for...
Audio Pro TPA-150 and Audio Pro A4-14
Tuner/Preamplifier and Speaker System

The A4-14 is a compact bookshelf-size speaker that can be installed almost anywhere in the room with equal effectiveness. Its bass section consists of two 5-inch long-throw woofers...
B&K AVP2000
Audio/Video Preamplifier

In the old days-around ten years ago-only big electronics companies could afford the production costs associated with microprocessor-controlled audio equipment. Even then, a component...
Carver C-1 and M-500
Preamplifier and Power amplifier

The Carver C-1 Sonic Holography preamplifier is basically a conventional high-quality control center, but its nomenclature gives a clue to its major point of difference from any competitive...
Carver CT-29v
Tuner/Preamplifier

A full-featured audio/video receiver can be a formidably bulky and heavy component, especially if its amplifiers are fairly powerful. Until recently, there has been little interest...
Carver CT-6
Tuner/Preamplifier

The current Carver line of audio components includes several compact, low-profile units that provide excellent performance in minimal space. One of these is the new CT-6 tuner/preamplifier,...
Harman Kardon PT2300
Tuner/Preamplifier

The Harman Kardon PT2300 tuner/preamplifier, as its name implies, combines a versatile stereo preamplifier and an AM/FM tuner in a single compact unit. Although it has both audio and...
Harman Kardon PT2500
Preamplifier/tuner

Preamplifier/tuners are enjoying something of a resurgence these days, under a new guise: the A/V preamp/tuner, in essence an A/V receiver without the power amplifier. The genre saves...
Kenwood C-1 / Kenwood M-1
Preamplifier and Power amplifier

Kenwood's Basic C-1 preamplifier and Basic M-1 power amplifier are part of its "Audio Purist" series of high-fidelity components. The C-1 and M-1 are matched in size, appearance, and...
Linn LK1/Linn LK280
Preamplifier and Power amplifier

Linn Products, headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, is probably best known for its record-playing components, including turntables, tone-arms, and cartridges, and-more recently-a line...
MTX Soundcraftsmen P100
Preamplifier

The Soundscraftsmen name has been associated with quality American-made audio components for more than twenty-four years. The California-based firm, now known as MTX Soundcraftsmen,...