Tube integrated amps -- new Value Leaders?

Has anyone compared either the Raven Nighthawk or the most affordable version of Primaluna, Quicksilver, or Rogue Audio integrated amps against the new value leaders from China -- Wilsenton, Cayin, Doge, Muzishare, BoyuuRange, etc.?

Especially Wilsenton and Cayin have been the rage lately thanks primarily to YouTubers like Jay (that young guy, not the slightly out of shape body builder), Thomas & Stereo, Steve Guttenberg and a few more. If you listen to these guys, you start wondering why you should pay twice as much for the Ravens and Primalunas of the world. I wonder how much of it is typical Youtube sensationalism/shilling vs. objective comparisons without ulterior motives. I have never heard any of these brands, nor do I have any affiliation with them. Just curious.

Secondly, there is another brand called Rogers that seems to fly under the radar. It’s also made in the USA, build quality looks fine, and is competitively priced with Raven, Quicksilver, etc. I would love to try one of their amps some day. But they don’t seem to get much love on these forums. I wonder why.

I would like to hear from someone who has compared the new value leaders with the established ones in the tube integrated amp segment.


@yogiboy  I've owned the SLI-80HS and my Line Magnetic is substantially better sounding....not even close. At the same price.

The Icons are nice and well built.

Bought one for one of my sons a few years back and it is still rocking.

Built in China designed in the UK.

Agree about Line Magnetic. I've heard that it punches substantially above its price point. However, I'm referring to the new (well sort of) value leaders that are garnering a lot of attention on YouTube. For example, I see that Wilsenton is selling their R8 model for only $1449 delivered to your doorstep on Amazon. Hand-made, point-to-point wiring, Japanese EI power transformers, almost 60 lbs., and getting great reviews. I know SQ is subjective, but I just don't see how anyone can beat this offering.