I got very excited to see you picked the Audio-Research VSi60 for your Amplification Component of the year. It seems that this home grown brand is routinely over looked for the high quality they have been producing for many years.
I think that Audio-Research is over looked for several reasons. One is that everyone knows that they are top notch performers in the quality of sound they provide. That, with the conservative looks of their products results in, what is perceived as, a boring product. That is until you hear them! The build quality is second to none as is the support that is given to owners of this fine brand.
Kudos to the staff for picking a wonderful sounding amp! Congratulations to ARC for a richly deserved award!