I have one. I like it. It definitely does not have a "solid state" or "tube" sound. It is very neutral, smooth and liquid. It is also very powerful for a 40w amp. I like it more than some other, well regarded amps that I have owned, such as ASL Hurricanes, Wyetech Opal (572), Edge NL10,...and others. Obviously, all of these amps are very different from each other, and most are much more expensive. The special thing about the Orpheus is that it goes outside the conventional description of tube or solid state sound, and has the best qualities of both, without the drawbacks. Sounds impossible, until you hear it. It is the first solid state amp that I have been able to live with. No dryness, round, full images, great harmonic detail. The amp is truly a bargain, especially at the distributor blow out price now on Audiogon. I would love to pair the monos up with Quad 989s. I think it would be a match made in heaven. The monos are probably the only amps I would sell this one to get.
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