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Aurum Cantus Leisure 2 SE Loudspeaker

During the preparation for this review, I kept thinking about the theme of the Disney movie “Aladdin”: a diamond in the rough. Here at 10 Audio, we’re always looking for products that offer excellent value for the money in addition to offering outstanding sound. So the “rough” would refer to the price category of these beautifully finished speakers: $1600 with stands.

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Cary 300SEI Integrated Amplifier

This was a challenging review to write. Not for some of the reasons you might imagine: faulty equipment – none!, system changes – frequent but not the issue; available time to listen to the amplifier – always in too-short supply; etc., etc. No, the challenge was deciding if the review would have any value considering the “law” that would be broken in the process.

PS Audio HCA-2 Power Amplifier

Sometimes, there is a very small difference between the winner and the second place finisher. If we observe their actual performance, we may be unable to see any substantial difference at all. There is only a couple percent difference in the DNA of a man and a chimpanzee, but in this case, the difference is immediately obvious. Being close to the top of the food chain is not enough. Put another way, almost good enough...isn't.

Antique Sound Labs 1006-845(DT) Power Amplifiers

Dynamic…extended...powerful. These are the initial impressions when I first heard the Antique Sound Labs 1006-845(DT) mono power amplifiers. Since this was my first exposure to the 845 tube, I didn’t know quite what to expect.

Tom Evans Groove and Microgroove+ Phono Preamplifiers

Life is good.

Audio Research LS 16 mk. 2 Line Stage Preamplifier

There are several definitions of “value”, but one that applies most to you, as a reader of audio reviews, is equipment that provides a proportional amount of enjoyment from the money you spent. In other works, pay a little – get a little enjoyment. Pay a lot – get a lot of enjoyment. Buy the best and the result should be artificial reality in your listening room.

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