Yesterday, I was finally able get my first impression during a listening session at my dealer in Germany (I come from Switzerland, but no dealer here
What should I say? After 5 minutes, it was sold...
The Ref Evo One is already built into my system and it sounds simply great! It was nice to hear in direct comparison, that my existing MCH-K38 also sounds really nice and is already at a very high level. But the Ref Evo One is simply playing in a different category! As I do run a multichannel setup, I will keep the MCH-K38 and combine it with the Ref Evo One. The monos are used for the front left/right speakers, the multichannel amp just for center and surround speakers. I tested it and it really works very well. They seem to harmonize and play nicely together.
Now I ran out of space in my audio rack!
I will need to extend it in the near future.
Next plans: Replace AV-PreAamp with Emotiva XMC-1 Gen3, plus new DAC (Mytek Brooklyn DAC+)