Some of the world’s finest amplifiers have indeed been Integrated Amplifiers. A well designed Integrated amplifier can often outperform a more expensive pre & power combination. Some notable designs have become benchmarks in their field. Integrated Amplifiers therefore often represent the best value for money offering you the biggest bang for your buck.
Both the Analog Domain M7D and the B.M.C. Audio CS2 fall firmly in the category of the greats.