Firstly, how they sound. Vemuram really nailed each tone they set out to capture here – we can waffle on as much as we like, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice not to hear it for yourself. Secondly, how they play. They’re just really satisfying drives to dig into, and there’s a real sense of dependability to the breakup, assisting in the mastery of licks. And finally, there are the extras – the build quality, the cool extra trim pot, and the handwired circuits. These all contribute to the sense of these products as elegant and professional tools worthy of the big asking price.