PrimaLuna EVO 300 vs Raven Osprey 3.1. High-End Audio "Bullshit" w/ Upscale Audio's Kevin Deal

Once upon a time, there were two vacuum tube amplifiers... it's storytime with Kevin Deal of Upscale Audio! Make sure to click "SHOW MORE" so you will have links to see what we found with a little research.

Raven Audio made several disparaging comments about PrimaLuna, requiring we have some fun!

Let's be clear, they may well be building some or even all their gear in the USA. The question is quality, and is the Osprey MK3.1 built better than the PrimaLuna EVO 300?

Here's the research we did:

Positive Feedback 2014 review of Raven Silhouette. Raven claims Raven Dave has health problems and was selling his boat-dock company and that they, a brand new company, were manufacturing 10 models in the small town of Chita, Texas, population 81:

Raven website in 2013 showing the 10 models they manufacture:

L'Aurora website in 2017 where they state they manufacture all of Raven's products, and you see the similar looking models being sold with different names:

In the Raven video, Raven Dave claims to be a professional musician, opening for many major artists, and even plays a piece of music he recorded in "1988 or 89". Here is the 2021 link to his boat dock company and his bio, where he states he was in Alaska starting in 1987 and in the "Aleutian Island and North Slope" until 1993. I suspect all this is true, but that's one busy dude!

We applaud his energy and work ethic. Wow.
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