HiFiMAN’s Shangri-La electrostatic headphones break the sound barrier and took 20 years to develop. The headphones come with a pure Class A fully balanced headphone amplifier that uses 300B triode tubes in the output stage, producing a warm lush midrange that is simply beyond beyond.
Emotiva is a U.S. based Internet-direct manufacturer, known primarily for their high-power solid-state amplifiers. However, Emotiva makes other products, including three different lines of speakers, and several subwoofers. In this case, we review the X-Ref subwoofer, which has a 12" driver and 600 watts of amplifier power, all at a very reasonable price.
I've often lamented the lack of a real rock and roll scene in San Francisco. If it's happening, I don't know where. It seems like you could go out every night for three straight months and watch a different Afro-Cuban jam band though.