Welcome to the 2014 edition of The Absolute Sound’s Editors’ Choice Awards, their annual Recommended Products list. They present the gear that their editors and writers have selected as most worthy of your consideration. These are the components they themselves would buy—or recommend to friends and family.
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Seven The 70W (40W in triode mode) PrimaLuna Dialogue Seven monoblock employs a unique output stage-two discrete amplifier channels are paralleled at the loudspeaker terminals. This technique preserves the purity of a low-powered design while imbuing the amplifier with higher current capability. ”No tube amplifier I’ve auditioned comes close to its performance for anywhere near its modest price, ”said Jim Hannon. JH, 199.