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50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

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ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEMS

Naim Mu-so 2, $1695
KEF LS50 Wireless, $2199
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo, $4000

ENTRY LEVEL

PSB Alpha P5 and T20 loudspeakers, $399/$649
Magnepan LRS loudspeaker, $650
NAD C 328 integrated amplifier, $599
Schiit Audio Mani phonostage, $129
AudioQuest DragonFly Red and Cobalt DACs, $199/$299
Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/preamplifier, $499 p.180 Bluesound Node 2i streaming DAC, $549
Grado Prestige Black2 phono cartridge, $75

A STEP UP

Polk L100 loudspeaker, $1199
Magnepan MG 1.7i loudspeaker, $2295
JL Audio Dominion D108/D110 subwoofers, $900/$1100
Odyssey Khartago stereo power amplifier, $995
Marantz PM7000N integrated amplifier, $999
Parasound Halo JC 3 Jr. phonostage, $1495
Technics SL-1500C-K direct-drive turntable, $1199
Audio Technica VM540ML and VM760SLC phono cartridges, $249/$649

MID-PRICED

Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 loudspeaker, $2500
Monitor Audio Silver 300 loudspeaker, $1999
Vandersteen Audio Model 2Ce Signature III loudspeaker, $3279
REL Acoustics T/7i subwoofer, $999
NAD M10 BluOS streaming amplifier, $2749
Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC, $2449
MoFi Electronics UltraDeck+ turntable with UltraTracker cartridge, $1999
Hana SL phono cartridge, $750

UPPER END

Magnepan MG 3.7i loudspeaker, $6600
Vandersteen Audio Treo CT loudspeaker, $8400
JL Audio Fathom f112v2 and f113v2 subwoofers, $4000/$5000
Aesthetix Mimas integrated amplifier, $7000
Rogue RP-5 and RP-7 preamplifiers, $3495/$4995
VTL TP-2.5i phonostage, $5000
Bryston BDA-3.14 streaming DAC, $4195
Dr. Feickert Volare turntable and Origin Live Silver MkIII tonearm, $3695
Kiseki Purple Heart phono cartridge, $3199

ULTRA HIGH END

Magnepan MG 20.7 loudspeaker, $14,500
Wilson Audio Yvette loudspeaker, $25,500
Magico S3 Mk II loudspeaker, $28,000
Constellation Inspiration preamplifier/Inspiration stereo amplifier, $16,500/$14,000
Zanden Audio Model 120 phonostage, $9800
dCS Bartók DAC, $14,500
Berkeley Audio Design Alpha DAC Reference Series 3, $22,000
AMG Viella 12 turntable, $17,500
Lyra Etna Lambda phono cartridge, $9999

CABLES, POWER PRODUCTS, & ACCESSORIES

Kimber Kable 8TC speaker cable, $553
Synergistic Research Foundation Series interconnect and speaker cable, $599/$64
Shunyata Research Venom 14 NR AC cord, $135
AudioQuest super-conductive, anti-static record brush, $29.95
Caig Deoxit Gold G100L contact cleaner, $33

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