What really intrigued me, though, was the larger system. I had never had a chance to hear the Bow-A2 floorstanding speakers ($2,299), and I was a bit blown away. These aren’t just “great for the price,” they are genuinely excellent. These were matched with Napa’s MT-34 integrated tube amp ($1,199) and outfitted with Napa Acoustic speaker cable ($249) and the NA-3900 Power Conditioner ($239). The source was the aforementioned NA-208C CD player. The Bow-A2s are very, very good looking, with high-gloss veneer. They feature two 4″ midrange drivers, a ribbon tweeter, a supertweeter in a separate enclosure on top, and a 10″ side-firing woofer. The various drivers integrated well, and the musical result was dynamic, exciting, and full-sounding. The MT-34 is also streamlined and visually appealing, with its shiny black casework and comfortably chunky volume knob. It struck me as sounding satisfyingly organic and a touch “tube-y,” but not so romantic that the music suffered. All in all, this set-up offers an exceedingly pleasant and rewarding bang for your buck.