The Anthem is a no-brainer really. I agree that it is a future classic. Everytime I listen to it I am just so damned impressed, this box probably outperforms most of anything south of $ 3,000.00 in my opinion. This is illogical isn't it ? This is a keeper for me, after owning so many (more expensive) integrateds. And it's feature set is pretty unique too. In full disclosure, I am using this amp with speakers that would usually be associated with much higher priced gear, but still, the 225 belongs nicely in higher company no problem, and I do not feel short-changed at all. Give it a go, at the price, what have you got to lose?