Gamut's Front End
Gamut was driving the L-7s with its $6000 CD3 and $9800 DI 150 180Wpc integrated amplifier. The CD 3uses Burr Brown's PCM 1792 converter and upsamples the signal to 24-bits/192kHz. I didn't get many details about the DI 150, but it does have balanced and single-ended inputs and balanced preamp output. The line in Gamut's product literature that I loved was: "Life is a process of constant discovery and refinement. For this reason, we reserve the right to change without advance notice." Me too.
For example, I haven't really paid that much attention to Gamut, but the CD 3, DI 150, and L-7 just flat-out worked for me. Music was alive an filled with the little pleasures that make you smile, nod, tap your foot, or even boogie. Check Gamut out!