Jones Audio PA-M300 Series 2Price: $24,000 per pair


Jeff said: The PA-M300 S2 amplifier competes solidly with models by many established brands, most of which have been making solid-state power amps a whole lot longer than Sam Jones has. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide if you want to take a chance on the new players in town. At least let them in the game and give them a listen. Me? I’d have these amplifiers on my audition list without a doubt.

Read the Ultra Audio review.

The gist: New player gets it right, right out of the gate.