Price: $1295

Website: www.clonesaudio.com

Hans said: I’m confident that it could serve as the highly competent anchor of any small hi-fi system. Color me impressed. I have little doubt that Clones Audio’s creations will find -- and deserve -- many friends.

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The gist: You may not recognize the name, but, for Hans, the sound of this little integrated was memorable.

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