"Having heard so much about Don Hoglund and Granite Audio, I deliberately made my way to his room. Don was showing all his own products, source to cables to speakers. The source was his Sony based Model #657 CD Player ($2900), which in turn fed his Model #770 preamplifier ($4900). His gorgeous looking and sounding Model #861 DECO ($24700) amps have a full Granite enclosure and were driving his 3-way Model #280 Loudspeakers ($15,700). All cables were Don's designs as well. I finally was able to see what all the fuss was about. This room sounded wonderful. and we continued to listen to some rich, wonderful sound. Don has much to be proud of, and his entire system approach also has much to be said for it. If you get the chance, go out of your way to give this equipment a listen. You won't be sorry." Greg Weaver
Greg Weaver is a reviewer and Executive Editor for Stereo Times Magazine.
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"Their (Granite Audio) tubed electronics and speakers are encased in the many-hued stuff (acrylic-granite) that's said to offer good inherent damping characteristics. These are quality tube designs; you'll find Vishay, Holco, Sprague, and other audiophile parts scattered throughout."