Krelldog, no need to afford Krell. There are better amps at reasonable cost and Classe is a good example, IMHO. This doesn't address your specific question but thought I would share my experience with the Classe DR10 CA-100 CA-200 and CA-300 amps. All are outstanding. The CA-100 has better defined bass than the older DR10. The CA-200 also has more detailed bass than the CA-100 and is over all more transparent. I didn't notice any improvement going from the CA-200 to the CA-300 but my speakers aren't huge (Thiel CS 1.5). The CA-200 was the sweet spot for me. They sell used for about $1400-$1600. I would still have mine except for the fact that I'm playing with tube gear these days.