Classe builds a fine amplifier and if suited to you tastes is an exceptional buy. Very smooth, but too smooth for my tastes. I chose Levinson. A good friend of mine (I used to sell audio gear 15 yrs ago with) works at Carefre in Hanover, MA. Anyway he met the owner of Classe and sells a ton on their product. Even the owner of Classe admitted to the superiority of Levinson. But this is about Classe, and it's good stuff. Very smooth and terrific midrange.