50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

Equipment report
Categories:
Floorstanding,
Stand-mount,
Subwoofers,
Solid-state power amplifiers,
Tubed power amplifiers,
Solid-state preamplifiers,
Tubed preamplifiers,
Disc players,
Digital-to-analog converters,
Music servers and computer audio,
Turntables,
Cartridges,
Tonearms,
Loudspeaker cables
50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

Cables, Power Products, and Accessories

AudioQuest carbon-fiber record brush, $19
Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $33
Shunyata Research Venom 14 AC cord, $95
Wireworld Mini Eclipse 8 speaker cable, $560

Entry Level

Grado Prestige Black2 phono cartridge, $75
AudioQuest DragonFly Black and Red DACs, $99/$199
Schiit Audio Mani phonostage, $129
Riva Arena and Festival integrated systems, $249/$499
NAD D 3020 V2 integrated amplifier, $399
Wharfedale Diamond 225 loudspeaker, $449
Rega Planar 1 turntable, $495
Elac Uni-Fi UB5 loudspeaker, $499
Rotel CD14 disc player, $599

A Step Up

Audio Technica VM540ML and VM760SLC phono cartridges, $249/$649
NuPrime IDA-8 integrated amplifier/DAC, $995
Odyssey Khartago stereo power amplifier, $995
REL Acoustics T/7i subwoofer, $999
Parasound JC3 Jr. phonostage, $1295
Magnepan .7 loudspeaker, $1395
KEF LS50 loudspeaker and LS50 Wireless integrated system, $1500/$2200
Totem Acoustic Sky loudspeaker, $1850
MoFi Electronics UltraDeck+ turnable with UltraTracker cartridge, $1999

Mid-Priced

Hana SL phono cartridge, $750
GoldenEar SuperSub X subwoofer, $1249
Monitor Audio Silver 300 loudspeaker, $1999
Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC, $2300
Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 loudspeaker, $2500
Vandersteen Audio Model 2Ce Signature II loudspeaker, $2700
First Watt F7 power amplifier, $3000
Wyred 4 Sound SX-1000R monoblock amplifier, $3598/pr.
AVM Inspiration CS2.2 all-in-one, $4995

Upper End

Air Tight PC-7 phono cartridge, $2500
JL Audio Fathom f112v2 and f113v2 subwoofers, $3700/$4500
Acoustic Signature Challenger Mk3 turntable, $4495
Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Series 2 DAC, $4995
Magnepan MG 3.7i loudspeaker, $5995
Hegel Audio Systems H360 integrated amplifier, $6000
Vandersteen Treo CT loudspeaker, $7990

Ultra High End

Ortofon Windfeld Ti phono cartridge, $6499
JL Audio Gotham subwoofer, $12,500
Moon 810LP phonostage, $13,000
Constellation Inspiration integrated amplifier, $13,500
AMG Viella 12 turntable, $17,500
Berkeley Audio Design Alpha Reference Series 2 MQA DAC, $19,500
T+A PA 3000 HV integrated amplifier and MP 3000 HV music  player $19,500/$16,000
Wilson Audio Yvette loudspeaker, $25,500
Magico S3 Mk 2 loudspeaker, $28,000
Magnepan 30.7 loudspeaker, $29,500

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