201008_arts_driveiiPrices: $11,000 (Tube-DAC II SE), $12,000 (Drive II)

Website: www.accusticarts.de

Michael said: The Accustic Arts Reference Tube-DAC II SE and Reference Drive II are easy to recommend to anyone who can afford this level of performance and has a large CD collection. As a pair, they’re right up there with the best I’ve heard.

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The gist: Perhaps the ultimate combo for your CD collection.