How a good a deal it is depends on several things: First off, I assume it is used since the CA-200 is discontinued. Additionally I think the later model of the CA-200 (the one with the heat sinks on the side) is better than the old version. In fact that new version is internally identical to the CA-201. I bought one of these units and am quite happy with it. I think it sounds better than the comprably priced Levinson gear. As for Krell, I think Krell starts sounding good at higher price levels. It is great gear, but not cheap. For amps in this range I would suggest the CA-200 or a McCormack (one of the enw DNA's or an upgraded older model).