Luxman L-550AXPrice: $4990

Website: www.luxman.com

Hans said: The Luxman L-550AX is the best-sounding integrated amplifier for under $5000. Its classic design and high-quality materials set it well apart from its peers, and grace it with an inherent coolness and sophistication that smack of gear retailing for far, far more.

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The gist: Who knew 20Wpc could sound so good?

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