Art and science/engineering. Finesse and power. The best of solid state
and tubes. Superb build quality. This is one of the best integrated amps
in the world!
My ARS Emitter I Exclusive Version Blue (with battery) is the 2011 version,
and has always performed flawlessly for me. Aesthetically it is also
without any flaws that I can discern. (My pics unfortunately do not do justice to the beauty of my amp. Please let me know if you would like me to email the pics.) If buyer would prefer a rating of 8/10 for age, fine.
Of course I would love to find a local buyer, or someone who lives close
enough to Atlanta to pick it up. My ASR has always been used in a
smoke-free, pet-free, and child-free environment.
One reviewer in 2010 remarked that "The Emitter I is a fantastic product
that's so close to the audiophile ideal of a straight wire with gain that
it's hard to believe that's true without hearing it for yourself." And
this is without the battery or the WBT silver upgrades (see below) on my somewhat newer
Another reviewer concludes, "I can't imagine any high end speaker that
wouldn't sound incredible with the Emitter I Exclusive."
ASR Emitter I Exclusive serial no. ALE1X163: Nextgen package in silver:
CD 1 & Direkt (WBT nextgen connectors in silver at input and output).
Also has WBT silver speaker binding posts.