Audiolab's latest stereo amp shows plenty of muscle, but how does it compare to the class-leaders?
The talented Arcam takes an easy-going approach to music, but does it have the ability to trouble the class-leaders?
A musical amp that strikes a good balance between expression and excitement
Best stereo amplifier £700-£1000, Awards 2015. Rega builds on the strengths of the excellent Brio-R and give us another terrifically musical amplifier
A delivery packed with power and punch, but some of the heart and soul is missing
The D 7050 is a clever design, but it’s up against some tough competition, not least its cheaper sibling
Best stereo amplifier £800-£1500, Awards 2013. Dips in the rankings to make way for Rega’s Elex-R, but still a sub-£1000 superstar
Quad's retro-styled preamplifier is a really pleasant listen
Well worth considering for listeners who value subtlety over muscle
Excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading