I have just returned from Paris where I was not only taking in the wonderful sights the city has to offer but I was also on a mission. It gives me great pleasure to announce that new Evolution 50A has won a Diapason d'or award for the best sounding amplifier at its level. These events are always hosted in style and this year was no exception. The awards night were hosted on a boat this year which took in Paris's wonderful backdrop by night. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated French distributor Christian and all those at the Diapason d'or magazine.