Even if the Aloia is conservatively rated, bear in mind that the V3 is similarly rated. I believe that you would lose about 5dB of dynamic range; a significant reduction indeed. Conversely I just went from a V3 to a Perreaux 350, also about a 5dB difference. But the change in dynamic drive seems much greater than that. If I had gone the other way (Perreaux to Ayre) I'd be real dissapointed. And I'm not a V3 detractor by any means; in fact I have two of them and they are very fine amps indeed.
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