Integrated Amplifiers - Esoteric F-01, Esoteric F-02 or Dan D'Agostino Progression

I'm looking for recommendations on a high-end integrated amplifier.  Dealer choices in my price range ($18,000 - $21,000) are Esoteric F-01, Esoteric F-02 or Dan D'Agostino Progression.  Any opinion on these three integrated amplifiers would be appreciated.

My current speakers are B&W 805D4 Signatures.

Thank you.





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The Esoteric(s) will provide precision and clarity but be thin compared to the rich, tonal characteristics  and power of the D’Agostino.  Which is right is your preference.  As alternatives at your price point audition the Burmester 032.  Some pro reviewers say the Burmester has tonal characteristics and liquidity of tube designs with the speed and clarity of solid state. Clarity, tonal colors, musicality better IMHO than Esoteric and not as overdone as the D’Agostino.  At this price point you will be able to get a home audition in your system.  PS: There is a new model, the Burmester 232.  More power and integrated DAC and streamer.  I have not auditioned it.  Will be available soon is the word on the street.  

Wow. So now we’re buying/recommending Hi-Fi gear on the makers political views? I imagine if your favorite US based speaker maker farms his manufacturing to China that’s an automatic “do not buy”? To which I ask - do you carry a smart phone? 

Wh6 are you limited to just them 2 ,they both sound different .

there is a excellent Goldman integrated amp asking around $12 k sells for close to 2 x that  ,that is a very natural sounding top quality Swiss integrated amplifier.

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