AHB2 Award - "Special 20/20 Award" - EnjoytheMusic.com

October 01, 2015

AHB2 Award -

"Racking up award after award is the Benchmark Media AHB2 solid-state stereo power amplifier."

"For a relatively low price you get 100 wpc stereo @ 8 Ohms (380 watts bridged mono) and a stunning frequency response from a grand-shaking 0.1 Hz to hummingbird-like 200 kHz (+0/-3dB)."

"Using some super tweak circuitry and other modern bits, this tiny 11.04" wide by 3.88" tall and 9.34" deep amp weighs in at only 12.5 pounds!"

"Within his review, Enjoy the Music.com reviewer Greg Weaver says,

"Don't make the mistake of assuming that because of its realistic price, miniscule size, or its feather-like weight, that this is not a serious amplifier. To dismiss it with such a foolish and inaccurate assumption would be to your great loss! This little upstart will change the way you look at, and listen to, amplifiers from the first time you hear it. And while I don't really need another amplifier, I'm going to find a way to both placate my wife and work with the fine folks at Benchmark to give this little giant slayer a new home here in the Midwest."

... I can't imagine a higher recommendation, can you?"

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