Aside from enduring the withering criticisms on Audiogon and similar sites I think you would hear that this piece is very musical and easy to use. I don't think most people have heard this unit. I use mine with a FPB 400cx with the CAST cables and think that it sounds wonderful. I have a room that is great for listening (very well damped and no reflections) and think that the room is more important than most people will admit. I don't know that I would've bought this piece without the great price I got thru Audiogon. But I would unhesitatingly recommend it. In addition to sounding great it also eliminates an additional piece of gear in your system; better for sound, space, and cheaper (no IC cables) because CAST cables are much cheaper than top of the line IC cables (although I have heard that Siltech is going to make CAST cables).