I'm glad it worked out for both of you.
Arcticdeth (or Gary),
I don't know much about these older amps. Could you talk about their power, strengths, etc?
What did you replace, and can you share your impressions with these new to you amps?
I didn't listen to them for more than 10 min post first hook up, I put on a cd let them play for several days before I went to listen. They definitely have an airy quality to them, clear, transparent sound, I like the sound quite a bit. There is no muffled bass. bass, mid, treble are all very defined, great separation!
If these are this nice, I can't even imagine what the Kismets will do, I am so looking forward to the upgrade.
They replaced for now my sunfire 600w signature amp. The sunfire is going in hibernation for now. Unless I feel like making a third system in basement.
I can't do an honest comparison, as you all know memory for sound is about 30 seconds, so this would not be a fair comparison. I will say the older stratos still sound nice, I have no complaints/regrets at all. I am happy, as t hey do sound very nice. And can throw some volume when asked