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Internal tour:

The head unit with its mirror-imaged quads of tubes and big costly Mundorf capacitors shows the DACT attenuator mounted centrally and actuated with a notched belt to make up for the offset of the left user control.

Here is the quartet of tubes in one channel mounted military style (horizontally) and the capacitor alley.

The power supply unit with its two 20-Henry chokes and two C-core power transformers is the weightier of the two.

Here are the EF86 comparators and 12BH7 regulators again mounted military style.

Where early Raysonic industrial design seemed nearly slightly inebriated in how demonstrative it showed off resident machine shop chops, this latest crop is more sober in its simplicity. Execution is as fastidious as always of course. The design cues have simply turned more classic now. The former youthful exuberance has mellowed. Understated is the word du jour. Even the fixed backlighting is dimmer than before. Lettering on the fronts is engraved, not silk screened. There are no visible fasteners top, front or sides. The only ones on the back are for the power umbilical terminals. It's as though the Reference 2 cosmetics were a reminder. This is a serious machine. Flash is 'for the other guys'. If you have to ask how much, you're out of your league. This begs contextual comments.