I had the pleasure of auditioning Dan's Ambrose over the past month in my home audio system. We have had several conversations as to a direction that might well suit the goals I'm seeking for improvement over our current Simaudio W5. I can say that, although I've had the likes of Merrill Veritas, Pass XA 60.8, and Hegel H30 in over the past year, nothing has provided the midrange, imaging and staging that the Ambrose has. Its synergy with my Daedalus Athena is particularly captivating. It is also one of the most beautiful audio pieces I've seen - a true heirloom quality piece. The collaborative effort that has gone into this design is truly impressive - the EL34 is a special output tube. I look forward to the possibilities of a 36w monobloc version.