As you realize I'm sure
, nothing beats an audition in your own system (when possible). A
good friend of mine had the Absolare Passion PSET 845 amplifier driving Rockport speakers. Without question it was the best sound I've heard in his system spanning 20 years. He's had some very good systems but nothing like the beautiful sounding Absolare. He prefers SS amps with his speakers. I respect his decision but for me it just isn't the same(that special magic/emotion is absent). The Absolare Passion was truly something special and a pure joy to listen to.