Wow, it has been a long time since I posted this question. I held out for an LK140. It was quite a nice upgrade from my NAD T751, and previous Nakamichi PA-1 amp. The lk140 produced much lower bass, and insturmints started to sound like wood, and brass. I decided this linn thing was a good, so I picked up a Waconda, and a Karik 3. Oh my god!!! When you go all linn, something happens. Something that is very hard to describe, but each component simple sings. I was completely set forever (i thought) until i went down to my local linn dealer for a chat. Oh no, they have a used klout. I listened to it running a pair of ninkas and was less than impressed. Where was the bass? It was weird, but my Keilidhs seemed to kick the crap out of the Ninkas. I decided I needed to try it in my system, and there it still sits. Power in excess is all I can say. Talk about headroom. Imaging out the wazoo, and detail I never knew was there. If anyone is considering getting a klout to drive Linn speakers, you cannot go wrong.