Wolf Ear Audio is the name of this new company, and Andrew Rintoul is the owner/designer/builder, and web dude. The amplifier is an EL84/6P15P-EV SET.
Check out the website for description and specs. http://www.wolfearaudio.ca/
As you can see from the picture I now have one and love it. The pictures don't do the custom built chassis justice - it's beautifully made. Anodized and powder coated heavy gauge aluminum. The chassis is well vented and the amp runs quite cool, especially when one sees how much heavy duty North American iron is under the deck.
What I love the most is the sound. Coupled with a Schiit Modi 2 DAC, Klipsch RPW10 sub, and Super 3i's, the sound is...is...is....
Resolution: clear, transparent, and very detailed. Fingers on strings, vibrating double bass strings, breathing, tongue movement, space, air, etc.
Speed: As fast as anything I've heard.
Tone: Warm, sweet, and organic. Typical of a great single driver/SET system.
Soundstage: Deep, wide, layered, highly focused with air around the performers.
Frequency extension: With a my sub, a clean, "non room gain" 35 - 20,000Hz yet with that magic midrange.
This is a very affordable system that will run with gear costing many times more.
The amp is only $1600 CAD (about $1100 USD). Should be $3500 USD
The speakers in EKO finish are only $595 a pair. Should be $3000 USD
The Sub was a giveaway at $400 USD, and I'm sure there's other budget giant killers out there. HSU Research is one that comes to mind.
The $99 DAC, well it's a Schiit - compare at $500+.
This system is a fine example of what can be had in the "Audio Underground" Total price of the main pieces is $2194 USD. A person could spend $20,000 on a system in the mass market "above ground" and not match this system for sound quality...and in many cases, build quality.
I hope Andrew doesn't mind me using images from his website.