I had the A5. It had a lot of power but the sound quality was not there. It was very thin and solid state sounding. You don't list either one of these, but if it was my choice, I would choose either a Creek Destiny or an Ayre 7. I have had many integrateds around their respective price points and nothing even came close to either sound wise. Both units have passive line stages which is a huge advantage at this price point. (The Creek has an active section as well.) They are the type of products that you keep for a long time and don't get the urge to upgrade.
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