Anyone heard Nuforce Reference 8 Amps?

Looking for a low cost SS power amp that does it all.
Nuforce Reference 8 Mono's look interesting. I am in New Zealand so have to buy without audition.

Any feedback is appreciated.

eril has a thread regarding these amps. Keep your eyes there for reviews, etc. I posted a review, but in the interest of full disclosure, I am also a dealer.
Great dynamics, accurate, detailed and very clear, wide soundstage, deep & punchy bass with terrific control.

Ultimately, like a magician who performs a technically perfect trick, but lacks the showmanship to make it magic.
Whats the speaker and preamp you're using? Did you let the amp run at least 50 hours? The rhythm and pace on my Quad is so captivating, I thought my Quad II sounded like AM radio....
Extremephono, I'm using Von Schweikert VR4 Gen III SE loudspeakers, a First Sound Presence Deluxe II preamp, a Hydra 4 conditioner with VH Audio AirSine power cord, dedicated 20 amp outlet, and an APL Denon 3910 universal player. I demoed the Nuforce Ref 8 throught the First Sound and direct from the APL Denon 3910 which has a volume control. I ran the Nuforce amps for 20+ hours until I had to return them. They were a dealer's personal demo units, and have been burned in for substantially more hours than the 50 you mention in your post.

As I wrote, I love much of what the Nuforce amps do. The fact that I do not prefer them over my VAC Phi 110/110 is a matter of personal preference, and I will not defend my personal preferences ad infinitum in these threads. I invite and encourage folks to buy-and-try the Nuforce Ref 8 amps for themselves.

I have also bought these amps without a review and it's the best Hi-Fi purchase I have made. I have sent my review to NuForce and they have posted it on their website so if you want to read what I think about them then log on to and look for the review by John Clark in the UK and that is me.

Good luck, John.
TVAD, how would you compare them to Bryston amps?
Ehoehn, it's been way too long since I've owned the Bryston to offer a useful comparison, sorry.
I don't know how they compare to other amps, but they convey enough musical information to get you thinking.