I don't think you can really compare them in the same "price range" because the AS amps are about 1/3 of the cost of the equivalent CJ or Cary amp. The AS 845 monoblocks are $3000, and the Cary 805C is $9000. Obviously, the AS amps are not going to be as well-made or as sophisticated sounding. On the other hand, they are probably a great place to start if you are new to tube amps or on a more restricted budget. Reviews in the Absolute Sound, Listener, and Enjoythemusic.com have all been very positive.
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