I tried the M1.2 for about a week (Revel Ultima Salon Speakers, Hovland Hp-100 pre amp (and the Lamm L-2 on loan)). I thought the sound was very transparent and nautural and had very good bass. However, it still sounded solid state to me - somewhat mechanical and not quite the level of bloom and solidity that you would get from a really good tube amp. Also, the thing ran unbelievably hot. It raised the tempature in my largish room during the winter by several degrees - you could fry an egg on the top of the amp. I did not get a chance to hear the 1.2s, which I hear are an improvement. Ultimatley, I looked at and bought the Tenor Audio Hybrids (300hps). They had the power I needed to drive the power-hungry Revels, but do an unbelievable job at conveying the tibre and texture of the music. To me, it is a perfect combo - plenty of power with the finesse to convey all the details in a realistic manner. If you are considering the Lamms, it would be worth your while to take a listen to the Tenors as well. I think they are in about the same price category.
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