A note about 1998 selections: the Reviewer's Choice selection process began in late 1998. As a result, the components in this listing span the years from 1995 (when SoundStage! began publishing) to 1998. Prices are currently valid unless otherwise noted. Since the reviews of these products were written, some products have been discontinued or revised.

:: Power & Integrated Amplifiers ::

Sonic Frontiers Power 1 Stereo Amplifier
Full Review by Doug Schneider - 9/1998
Price: $2499 USD

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Audio Analogue Puccini SE Integrated Amplifier
Full Review by Todd Warnke - 8/1998

Price: $1150 USD

Lamm ML1 Mono Amplifiers
Full Review by Marc Mickelson - 5/1998
Price: $19,980 USD per pair

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Parts Connection/Assemblage ST-40 Stereo Amplifier
Full Review by Todd Warnke - 5/1998
Price: $699 USD

Lamm M1.1 Mono Amplifiers
Full Review by Marc Mickelson - 9/1997
Price: $15,890 USD (price at time of review $14,790 pair USD)

Power Modules Belles 150A Stereo Amplifier
Full Review by Doug Blackburn - 4/1997
Price: $1195 USD

Blue Circle Audio BC-2 Mono Amplifier
Full Review by Doug Schneider - 1/1997
Price: $6300 pair USD all finishes (price at time of review $6000 USD black oak finish, other finishes $6300 USD). 

Warner Imaging VTE-201S Stereo Amplifier
Full Review by Todd Warnke - 12/1996
Price: $1995 USD

:: Preamplifiers ::

Transcendent Sound Grounded Grid Line-Stage Preamp
Full Review by Todd Warnke - 9/1998
Price: $899 USD (price at time of review $1199 USD)

RE Designs LNLSA-1 Line Stage
Full Review by Frank Alles  - 6/1998

Price: $1300 USD (price at time of review $1200 USD)

Joule Electra LA-100 Linestage
Full Review by Marc Mickelson - 3/1998
Price: $3295 USD

LAMM L1 Linestage Preamplifier
Full Review by Marc Mickelson - 11/1997
Price: $6990 (price at time of review $6250 USD)

Anthem Pre 1L Linestage
Full Review by Doug Schneider - 11/1997

Price: $995 USD

Blue Circle BC3 Preamplifier
Full Review by Doug Schneider - 12/1996
Price: $3300 USD

:: Loudspeakers ::

Innersound Eros Loudspeaker System
Full Review by Frank Alles - 12/1998
Price: $4495 USD per pair

Wisdom Audio Adrenaline Dipole 75 Loudspeaker System
Full Review by Jeff Fritz - 10/1998
Price: $25,000 USD per pair

Von Schweikert Research VR4 Gen.II Loudspeakers
Full Review by Greg Weaver - 7/1998
Price: $3950 USD per pair

Paradigm Reference Studio/100 Loudspeakers
Full Review by Frank Alles - 4/1998
Price: $1800 USD per pair

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Speaker Art Clef Loudspeakers
Full Review by Doug Schneider - 3/1998

Price: $1299 USD per pair

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Clements 206di Loudspeakers
Full Review by Mike Masztal - 11/1997
Price: $850 USD per pair

Merlin VSM-SE Loudspeakers
Full Review by Marc Mickelson - 10/1997
Price: $5950 USD per pair

Dunlavy SC-III Loudspeakers
Full Review by Todd Warnke - 11/1997
Price: $3995 USD per pair

Meadowlark Audio Kestrel Loudspeaker
Full Review by Marc Mickelson - 1/1997
Price: $995 USD per pair

NEAR 15M Loudspeakers
Full Review by Greg Smith - 12/1996
Price: $800 USD per pair

Magneplanar MMG Loudspeakers
Full Review by Greg Smith - 10/1996
Price $500 USD per pair

:: Turntables & Related ::

Pink Triangle Tarantella Turntable
Full Review by Tony Fafoglia - 9/1998
Price: $1295 USD (without arm)

Music Hall MMF-2 Turntable
Full Review by Greg Weaver - 6/1998
Price: $299 USD

Entec (Lehmann Audio) Black Cube Phono Stage
Full Review by Steven Rochlin - 12/1997
Price: $695 USD (price at time of review $500 USD)

:: System Accessories and Various ::

API Ultra Power Wedge 116
Full Review by Greg Weaver - 12/1998
Price: $1499 USD

TDS Passive Audiophile System Enhancement Device
Full Review by Mike Masztal - 10/1998
Price: $395 USD


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Vibrapod Isolators
Full Review by Steven Rochlin - 8/1998
Price: $6 USD each

SCE Harmonic Recovery System
Full Review by Greg Weaver - 5/1998
Price: $399 USD

Argent RoomLens
Full Review by Doug Blackburn - 6/1997
Price: $1195 USD per set of 3 (price at time of review $995 USD)

 



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