Cool! (literally). No shortage of power there.
There's a lot to like about this amp, gobs of power and it's silent like a tomb (both the device and the speakers when nothing's happening). The price/wattage is pretty hard to beat and build quality is great. Granted, I don't have any other amps to hook up, so I cannot tell how this would sound against, say, an Anthem P5 or Bryston 9B SST2. The other day I popped in the eponymous Dire Straits debut (definitely a reference SACD) and the plentiful power on tap just riveted me to my seat...
Yeah, that's what it's all about! I have an audiophile friend (ok, my only audiophile friend) who has Von Schweikert VR-4 SR MKII speakers running off dual mono tube amps and speaks highly of them, so I am expecting an awesome experience when/if I get to hear them. It will help me determine a better frame of reference.