NuForce Reference 18Price: $7600 per pair


Tim said: To be sure, the Reference 18 has some worthy competitors at its not-insubstantial price level of $7600/pair, but they had better bring along their “A” game in any shoot-out with this outstanding class-D amp. Biases be damned.

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The gist: Reference amps at a real-world price.