Kevin Halverson was excited about the latest version of the Model 200 integrated amplifier ($3750), which has a larger display than the older version, as well as an active front panel optional module ($50), which allows yu to control the 200 with any Muse remote control. Additional Modular Audio/Video Platform modules (MAPs) accommodate analog or digital inputs ($750/ea).

Driving Halverson's Avalon Indras, the 200 had plenty of moxy playing Workingman's Dead. The sound was compelling and I complained that he was making my job harder—I wanted to tarry a while and listen, but needs must, and I pressed on.