The September issue of US-based audio magazine The Absolute Sound is out now, revealing winners of the Golden Ear Awards for 2017.

Published annually, the Awards give The Absolute Sound’s staff and freelance writers the opportunity to choose those components “that are truly great” and “that stand out from the competition”.

We’re delighted to report that our M250i mono power amplifier, selected by Kirk Midtskog, is a winner for the fourth year in a row.


 “The M250i has the soul of an impeccably balanced tube ampli
fier and the heart of a higher-powered solid-state amp,” he writes. “A wide, deep and clear view into good recordings allows the listener to gain new insights into the music.”

“In its winning combination of tube-like liquidity, bloom and musicality coupled with solid-state grip, tonal neutrality, and operational consistency, the M250i holds its own and is actually price competitive.”

“I was so bewitched that I bought the review samples.”

Our grateful thanks to Kirk Midtskog and The Absolute Sound, and congratulations to all fellow Golden Ear Award winners.

For full details of the awards, pick up a copy of the September 2017 issue (#275) of The Absolute Sound at

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