There are certain names in the high end circle that are spoken with reverence. No, not Emerson or SoundDesign. I'm talking about the designers that some say are responsible for ushering in the modern age of good sounding amplification employing sophisticated advanced designs. It is said they have unique insight and knowledge of electronics beyond those of mass suppliers such as Sony, Denon, Onkyo. For them it is said, cost is no object. One such individual is Mark Levinson, who while no candidate for bringing order to the screwed up accounting practices of this country of ours, is still spoken with reverence. Now many of you may own his equipment and please don't take what I say as a personal slap or a negative indictment against anything you own. While I don't own any Levinson products, to me, at the very least, they have a macho coolness factor. There's certainly something to be said for owning an amp that requires one to wear a large leather belt to prevent permanent bodily damage! Now Mr. Levinson is presently the President and CEO of Red Rose music that sells various products. People buy them in part due to his reputation and are willing to spend a goodly sum of money for a product that he has a personal affiliation with. To that end consider the following. I, as well as a few others, have noticed what appears to be a striking similarity between the following two amps. Rosette 1 which retails for approximately $2,000. Korsun U2 which is made in China and retails for about $200. Are they in fact the same? If they are what do you think about this? Maybe many of the other products that are out there are also being altered ever so slightly and having their prices jacked up.