Price: $9900


Aron said: Constellation Audio’s Inspiration Preamp 1.0 is an exceedingly well-engineered audio component. At $9900, its qualities of sound and build are exemplary, and complemented by a unique balance of solid-state fortitude and tube-like refinement.

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The gist: A sound choice in a solid-state preamp for under ten grand.