The team at Canton were using a seriously expensive AVM CDP / streamer / DAC / pre-amp unit to feed their very compact little Smart Amp feeding the standmount speakers. All-in the amp and speakers amount to a very reasonable £1450. The system was detailed, punchy, lacking in harshness, but most of all musically engaging. Stayed for a while listening to this one on both visits - great value for money. The second year in a row when Canton have collected an award based on the sheer value for money of their offering.