Advanced Economics

Coming soon to a salon near you: a 45Wpc integrated amp that even a schoolteacher can afford. Advanced Acoustics, whose products are designed in France and manufactured in China, showed a prototype of their forthcoming MAP-101, which sounded decent driving a nondescript pair of tiny tabletop speakers. And if that sounds like darning with faint praise, consider that Advanced's MAP-101 is intended to sell for only $649. Alors!

In the photo: Advanced Acoustics MAP-101 above; below: something else.

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Since I might from time to time write about the lunacy of some of the prices I see on this site I will now take the time and state that there is equipment out there that all of us can afford and the same applies for the exposure gear I heard at the show. There is hope for us mortals!!