Personal dilemmas aside, the 993 + 903 combo is marvelously built, very functional and easy to use. One will know in an instant where all the money went, though that can be said about many expensive audio machines. But a person familiar with the Trilogy portfolio will see much more. Nic’s latest addition isn’t an outcome of merely a lucky coincidence. On the contrary, it was made to complete the current line-up in a very smart way. The initial goal was to deliver something brand new at first glance and able to satisfy different needs, yet also similar in comparison to the rest of the English flock. Sound characteristic shift that occurred with all of its successions was fully intentional. Yet the music’s in the first place still, nothing got lost along the road and this matter was probably set in stone as early as on a concept based R&D, aka. the drawing board stage. Years were needed for this intelligent, well-thought and rational master plan come to fruition, yet it surely was worth the wait. This writing’s duo is fabulously sounding and highly addictive hardware, which involves a listener via measures very different in comparison to the rest of Nic’s machines, but of impressive quality as per usual. Long live diversity and ’till next time!