For armchair astronomers, Mimas is one of Saturn’s moons. For me, it is the very definition of what I am seeking in an integrated amplifier—unalloyed transparency and musicality served up with rich reserves of power. I’m only guessing that Aesthetix’s line of top-drawer separates will sonically edge out the Mimas in picayune areas, or that there are loudspeakers that will make demands beyond what Mimas can deliver. But then again, I doubt if any speaker can make this amp sound less musical than it most certainly is. It’s an amp I can recommend with no reservations. Just another way of saying that I’m over the moon for Mimas.