Audionec has been on our radar for years. Their unusual speaker technology, which might be described as 'Quads with tremendous extension and dynamics' had beguiled us time and again. They're also very efficient. Astride was their Server/DAC tech which we found to be among the best we've encountered. So moved were we, that we flew to St. Mesmes outside of Paris and arranged for an audition. There was no turning back. Francis Chaillet and Herve' Brasebin proved knowledgeable in both the creation of music and musicology in general. Audionec has been a labor of love, that has through years of effort, both mathematic and empirical, found its way to a full system expression. They join Ara, Boenicke and Grandinote as companies that have complete systems. And unlike the marketplace in general, these systems are greater than the sum of their parts. This tailoring is a rare advantage in these expressions, as we've almost never found it an advantage in the market place at large. Lucky us!! Hear Here Audionec. Very special music.