Onkyo M-5000R power amp Does it sound as good as it look?

Onkyo M-5000R power amp looks so awesome! I wonder if anybody seriously auditioned it? Is it comparable to other HiFi power amps in it's price category? Say Benchmark AHB2?
No it does not sound as good as it looks.  It sounds better.  There was a rave review by Hi-Fi Choice some years back. IMHO that review was right on the money.  It has a subjective impression of having vast power reserves.  I would partner it with a tube pre-amp.