I agree with much of this regarding AN, though admittedly I haven’t heard their top-tier stuff. I must say I liked the tweeter in their AN/E better than what I heard in the Dynaudio Esotar 2 (Contour 20s). I was told by a Dyn rep that retail for a pair of Esotar 2s is something like $1800, which is ludicrous considering the performance. I feel the $70/each Scanspeak 3/4” tweeters are superior, for example. I also feel AN makes some if the best tube gear I’ve heard but not the best value. That their preamps can’t be had with a remote control immediately disqualifies them for my needs. It’s not as though a motorized pot sacrifices SQ.