Hello Weez and Deadfish:
My amplifier arrived yesterday. I was so excited I drove through a rainy rush hour for an hour to get it. As luck would have it, a friend was having a dinner-listening evening last night, so I took the new baby over to his place. We had six expert ears listening, and were knocked out by the sound. I heard things I had never heard before, even appreciated how great a bass player is Eddie Gomez. I had never really liked his sound before, but that has all changed. We heard fantastic organ works, ancient music with cornettos. Everything was breathtaking.
Then I rushed home and set it (her?) up here, with my ancient (1970's) EPI speakers. Right now the radio is on the French CBC, with a baritone singer. So clear. So far I notice that everything is equal, from bottom to top.
I think I'm in love.