There are beautiful amplifiers, and then there's the new Lars Type 2 from Engstrom & Engstrom of Sweden. The Lars Type 2 is a zero feedback, fully balanced monoblock design built around two 300B-XLS tubes. It also uses two 6V6GT drivers, two GZ34 rectifiers, and a 6188 voltage regulator. Gain is selectable at 18 or 26dB, and the maximum output is 36 watts.
Palisander, Ebony, Maple, Walnut and Black Lacquer finishes are available, as well as your choice of chrome or gold for the case and hardware. A glass outer case keeps everything protected. The price is $60,000/pr