1. Heed Audio Obelisk pre

    Heed Audio Obelisk pre

    This is a superb sounding preamp, but Heed needs to make it feel more luxurious

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  2. Heed Audio Obelisk ps

    Heed Audio Obelisk ps

    An engaging performer that’s a pleasure to listen to, even if it's not the classiest in terms of finish

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  3. Pioneer A-70

    Pioneer A-70

    Excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading

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    Available from £665.95
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  4. AVA Maestro-50

    AVA Maestro-50

    Worth considering if you really need a very small stereo amplifier. It’s not a brilliant sonic all-rounder, though

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  5. Audio Research LS 27

    Audio Research LS 27

    A fine, capable preamp that communicates plenty of information but might not stir the soul

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  7. Audio Research Reference 75

    Audio Research Reference 75

    A fabulous power amplifier capable of sonic magic

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  8. Edwards Audio IA1

    Edwards Audio IA1

    A bold effort but lacking the performance and finesse to truly impress

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  9. Burmester 808 MK5

    Burmester 808 MK5

    A beautifully constructed, highly versatile preamp for serious devotees

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  10. Arcam FMJ A19

    Arcam FMJ A19

    Product of the Year, Awards 2014. With the correct partners, this is a wonderfully talented amplifier

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    Available from £649
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  11. Chord Electronics SPM 14000 MkII

    Chord Electronics SPM 14000 MkII

    The SPM 14000 MkII monoblocs are awe-inspiring, yet not quite as sonically rounded as we'd like

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