Ayre Acoustics VX-RPrice: $14,950

Website: www.ayre.com

Doug said: The Ayre Acoustics VX-R is that rare component: a luxury audio component in every way, a reference-caliber performer, and a very good value at its high price. It’s not only one of the best products of any kind I’ve ever reviewed, it’s the very best power amplifier I’ve ever heard.

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The gist: A reference stereo amp in a class-leading package.

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