A very nice man pulled a truck up in my driveway just after lunch and brought me an even nicer box. How nice was this man? He looked at my bald head and white beard and asked me if I would like the box brought inside. I thanked him kindly and he brought it in and set it on a convenient chair and we wished one another a good day.
I have unpacked and hooked up, some quick first impressions:
WELL packed, a VERY WELL produced owner's notebook with instructions, diagrams, etc., break-in CD included.
GAIN! I thought my CJ PV-5 had gain. This beast has GAIN.
Break In.... I am unsure what all the fuss is about. To me, this amp sounds perfectly fine right out of the box. I am not hearing any "thinness" or other unusual artifacts. It is quite robust.
The source is an M-Audio Delta 1010LT audio card playing FLAC files via Foobar. The amplifier is driving a pair of JBL 4311Bs (all the crossovers were rebuilt and internal wiring and L-Pads were replaced by me within the last 2 years).
The sound is quite impressive, right out of the box.
Once again Klaus, thank you.