We had an Audio Note\Osborn (speakers)\CD night at the Melbourne Audio Club. The gear was off the planet with the Audio Note 833 power amps and mega high-end preamp. Greg Osborn (local speaker manufacture) supplied his new Epitome Towers with twin SEAS woofers and Focal mid. The wood grain and finish was the best I have seen on any speaker at any price.
The 833 do 100WRMS in Class A. It looked like a Genaflex KT100 for driver tube and something like a 12AX7 preamp tube. Rectification was SS. The amps weigh 75kg (from memory) each and cost here AU$21K. A local CD importer review a few dozen very select CDs he imports, Chesky, Reference recordings that sort of stuff. All very high quality in many different resolutions. Some really spectacular music!!! http://www.rockian.com.au/
The sound?? The room we hold our meetings in (about 120 each meeting) is large and audio hell. The jazz CDs etc. I think didn't sound good but the classical stuff which came later sounded a lot better.