I too was at that meeting, but on the first day (it was a two day demo, to allow more members to hear the system), when there were still some cabling and break-in problems. The amp sounded quite ordinary for a while, although towards the end of the demo as it warmed up it started sounding much better and gave me a glimpse of what the fuss might be about. My friend Iasi's point on overpriced bears to a large extent, I think, on our seeing the innards of the amp and the plain-jane appearance of the thing--it sure looks like they should charge a lot less. It would interest me to hear it vs. the Halcros, which also claim to eliminate distortion (hell, it could save a lot of potential Halcro owners a lot of space and money!); however, as a confirmed tube guy, I don't know if I really want to have a distortionless amp or preamp. A friend of mine with excellent ears swears by the H-CAT equipment, but her description is that it is like plugging your source dirctly into the amplifier, with none of the drawbacks of passive preamps. As I've stated in other threads, I don't think I really want that for my listening pleasure (I prefer the way my Jadis colors the sound, quite frankly), but I'm curious enough about the piece to possibly borrow at least the preamp and hear it in my system.