The Mastersound 300 B SE ($3,400) sandwiched between their all-out Reference 845 monoblocks (about $15000 pair). Tube heaven? You got that right. Using all Viac tube devices, the 300Bís a 20-watt single ended, Class A, stereo amplifier that possesses as charming a sound as ever Iíve heard. On the other hand, youíve got the best of the best in their 845 Reference, which at 40 watts per, isnít any pushover either. The Omicron room setup was so rare a treat and so nice sounding that, I found myself daydreaming and spending way too much time here. I visited a similar room in Singapore and now felt even more confident about how good these components sound.

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2001 CES - Mastersound