NuForce's latest monoblock amplifiers are a significant step up from their standard Reference 9 models. The most noticable change is the new enclosure, which is now full width (though very sleek) with stealth fighter styling. NuForce claims across the board sonic improvements compared to the Reference 9 V3SE, thanks to a new "Cross-Matrix Array" capacitor
board and other circuit upgrades.
The Reference 18 produces 175 watts into 8 Ohms, and 335 watts into 4 Ohms. The price is $3800/ea.