Audiophiles, like silencers, are a special breed of tech mavens. The mere sight of a Japanese, single-ended triode tube amp can set hearts a-patter and well the eyes with tears. It's not for us to ask why, only to accept our brethren as they are. We ask the same respect of the audio systems from Granite Audio -- made from the finest audiophile quality parts and, uh, granite. Ok, ok faux-granite but this shiznit ain't light at 2 to 4 times denser than typical MDF. Perfect for the grotto entertainment center or sushi preparation, whatever, we won't judge.