I have owned a BC22 now for approximatly 7 months and I have been very pleased with it to say the least. Its key characteristics are a beautiful full midrange, absence of any harshness, extended lively top-end and just plain involving. Not long ago, I took the BC22 into a dealer that sold Marsh gear and listened to it side by side with an A400. First of all, the reason I decided to make the comparison is because the speakers I recently purchased do require some power to come to life and I thought a higher powered musical amp was perhaps in order. So, here's the deal - the Marsh sounded a bit cleaner and cooler with an absence of life and energy in the midrange that I am so used to with the Blue Circle. I had high hopes for the Marsh because of all the wonderful things I have read about the A400 in particular. But the magic was missing, the involvement just seemed like it had become distant with the Marsh. The level of musical feeling and passion that the BC22 shines at was so more apparent now next to the A400. Now I was sure which amp would be going home with me back to its place, definitely the Blue Circle. The Marsh did have more bottom end and a bit more drive, but that was it. Just not much involvement there, thats all it lacked. Obviously, there are many different tastes in this hobby, it just so happens I prefered the flavor of the Blue Circle and I think you may as well.