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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in amplifiers.

Naim Uniti Atom review

If you’re an audiophile who’s embraced the wonders of streaming, it can be hard to find a perfect centerpiece for your musical universe. The gorgeous Naim Uniti Atom is a fantastic choice, offering just about… See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Naim Uniti Atom Review

  • Gorgeous, compact design
  • Superb digital connectivity
  • Clear, precise sound
  • Beautiful color display
  • Only one RCA input
Our Score 9

Elac Element EA101EQ-G Integrated amplifier Review

  • Smooth, rich, full-bodied sound
  • Warm, easy-going midrange and treble
  • Good imaging and soundstaging capabilities
  • Great aesthetics
  • Feature rich
  • Sonic details too smooth and obscured
  • Treble lacks air and sparkle
  • Sense of rhythm and timing needs work
Our Score 7

Sharp SD-WH1000U Review

  • Excellent overall hi-res audio performance
  • WiSA is a wonderful thing
  • Ditto WiHD (mostly)
  • Seamless format transitions
  • NNW — Not Necessarily Wireless
  • Can’t play SACDs via WiHD
  • $5K/$6K could be a deal-breaker
Our Score 9

Rotel RA-1570 Review

  • Excellent musicality
  • Dashing good looks
  • Digital and analog inputs, including phono
  • Defeatable tone controls
  • Pre-outs for subwoofer or external amp
  • Finicky remote control of mobile devices
  • USB driver install required for 24/192 (PC)
  • Sluggish remote control response
Our Score 9

Peachtree Audio Decco65 Review

  • Gorgeous design
  • Beautiful wood finishes
  • Simple, straightforward operation
  • Revealing, detailed sound
  • Powerful and engaging
  • Tube’s sonic advantage is questionable
  • Could use one more analog input
Our Score 9

Marantz PM6004 Review

  • Ample power
  • Tight bass, transparent mids, warm-yet-detailed…
  • Phono pre-amp included
  • Two sets of speaker outputs
  • Source direct mode
  • Lacks muscle needed for deepest sub-bass
  • No ⅛-inch input for portable media players
Our Score 9

Anthem Integrated 225 Review

  • Pure, accurate and engaging sound
  • Extremely powerful
  • Clean, attractive design
  • Outstanding phono input
  • Balanced XLR inputs
  • Overly sensitive volume control
Our Score 9.5