The Maven is another quality gear from Music Hall. Music Hall may have been more well known for making affordable musical turntables but the Maven is a smashing integrated that should join the successful ranks of their turntables. The Maven is very well designed that has almost all the bells and whistles to allow the user to keep their system simple. It has the highly rated Crystral CS8420/ Burr Brown PCM1738 DAC that offers 24-bit/ 96 KHz Upsampling, radio tuner feature, video switching, pre-amp outs and 100W per channel. Built and finish is top class for a $1,500 integrated. It weighs a hefty 43 lbs in the precision cut aluminum chassis and just shouts of high quality. If you are looking to consolidate your system or build one on a budget, the Maven is an excellent choice. Music was delivered in a solid, tight presentation and when paired with the right speakers, can fool anyone to thinking the system cost thousands more.
Cosmetically, the unit looks really good. Minor scuff marks and a small nick on the front right edge of the faceplate but rest of the unit looks good. Remote is included and manual can be found online. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.