Devices for the management, regulation and voltage amplification of audio signals. The (analog) signal sources are connected and switched at the preamplifier. Also the volume is controlled here.

For differentiation: The loudspeakers are connected to the power amplifier. An integrated amplifier contains preamplifier and power amplifier.


Latest Amplifier Reviews

Octave V 70 Class A

Octave V 70 Class A Review

The new Class A – In the field of tube amplifiers, innovations are rather rare. This makes the creativity of new concepts coming from Octave all the… Read more

Lyngdorf TDAI-1120

Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 Review

Small Amp for Big Tasks – The TDAI-1120 is Lyngdorf‘s smallest integrated amplifier with room correction and streaming. Did they save money at the… Read more

Mal Valve Headamp 3 MK IV

Mal Valve Headamp 3 MK IV Review

Peak Performance – five and a half years after we crowned the Mal Valve Head Amp 3 our reference headphone amp, it dethrones itself with the MK IV… Read more


Latest Specials

Siltech 380 IC G9

Siltech Legend G9 380i Review

"The Ninth" from Siltech – The silver-gold interconnect cables from Dutch brand Siltech now arrived in their ninth generation. STEREO took a closer… Read more

Audes ST3000

Audes ST3000 Review

Baltic Isolation – The loudspeaker specialist Audes once started out as a state-owned company and transformer manufacturer – and is now returning to… Read more

To Bi Or Not To Bi

Everything You Need to Know About Bi-Amping

To Bi Or Not To Bi – Bi-amping is considered one of the "ultimate aspects" of sophisticated high fidelity. In this essay, you'll read what it is… Read more

Latest Analog Reviews

Dual CS 518

Dual CS 518 Review

Well Rounded – Down-to-earth pricing and skillful workmanship: not the worst prerequisites for attracting attention in the hotly contested turntable… Read more

Canor PH 2.10

Canor PH 2.10 Review

Prince Charming – Amplifying the tiny signals from phono cartridges using tubes and transformers is quite a bit trickier than using more modern… Read more

Skyanalog G-1

Skyanalog G-1 Review

On their Own – The Chinese company Skyanalog has been making MC pickups for other brands for some time. The new „G“ series now carries their own name.… Read more

STEREO Magazine Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and don't miss a new issue anymore!

Register now