If what Cappuccino says is accurate about the Intrepid not being in the same league as the other Theta Amps, I'm now going to have to get me one of them big boys to replace my Intrepid. I match the Theta Intrepid, with the Theta Casanova running Acoustic Zen Adagio speakers. What pleases me most about the Intrepid is that when I run it in 2 channel stereo, it absolutely blows me away. I gave up a Krell KRS preamp and Class A Krebschull tube mono blocks for a surround system, and have never looked back. One thing I really like about the Intrepid is that no matter how hard you drive it, the Intrepid runs only warm to the touch. That may not be the case with the Krell. Since all the Theta Amps look-a-like, maybe I'll be able to slip one of the Theta big boys into my system without my wife even knowing.