Your music takes flight on the wings of Raven Audio
The best solid-state and tube amplifiers now sound closer together than ever. Raven Audio combines the best of qualities of classic tube design with contemporary technology, materials and composites to achieve a wideband, engaging, fulfilling, extremely musical sound that gets beyond the mechanics of playback. The mechanics of playback? It takes an enormous amount of work to go from the wall receptacle to your speakers.
Raven Audio preamplifiers and amplifiers tie everything together so the listener easily suspends disbelief and fall into the music in an absolutely visceral way. You'll hear with your ears with the added dimensions of emotion and excitement, a nearness to the music that makes everything breathtakingly real. Even if you're not in front of the stereo you'll be moved by music in a very satisfying way.
I believe that Dave Thomson and his company, Raven Audio, have now attained a position as one of the finest American audio companies that is manufacturing tube-based equipment on today's market. Each piece of Raven equipment is built with the finest materials, craftsmanship, and innovative design, no matter if it's the least expensive entry-level product or an Elite Series design.
After several weeks of auditioning the Nighthawk MK2, I can say that it is musical, natural sounding, easy to operate, and has a major "coolness factor" with its array of glowing tubes. With the right speakers, you will never feel you lack power and you just might pull out some music that you shelved because the recordings sounded harsh.
I am totally blown away by the Nighthawk. The warmth and clarity is astonishing. I have had my vinyl collection for forty years, and had numerous amps to listen to. But listening to my vinyl now is like listening to it for the first time. I am hearing what I never knew was there. Totally amazing!