Two weeks ago I purchased an Odyssey amp, the stereo version. It drives my 2.5r Magnepans. After reading the various Odyssey reviews, I took a chance and bought one. In the past I have tried various amplifiers with mixed results, Adcom 555, ATL 1502, VTL ST125 and even a Harmon Kardon AVR85 receiver. As the manual says, the Odyssey takes some time to break in. But, right from the start I could tell this was a different machine. The midbase and base had a presence never heard before, solid, dynamic and with an discernable image where only blur was before. While it might be slightly rolled off at the top, there is NO solid state glare. Now that I have had it on for two weeks, the top end has become articulate and open. In fact, while it is not quite as musical or airy in the upper ranges as the VTL, it is very close! I could not be more pleased with the amp and am left wondering at my good fortune.