What piqued my interest is the good reviews and the fact it could be a good driver for my Thiel CS-2.3s, a tough load. It also provides some flexibility with sub management which could be fun to experiment with. Another fun feature is the speaker level input, which I assume means I could hook it up in series with my tube amp (BAT VK-55) to get both the power required by the Thiels and the tube sound I enjoy. So, on one hand, a low cost bandaid, but on the other a potentially nice sounding ICE amp that could fit in nicely with the long term plans I have for my system (hope to move up to Devores in about a year) Current plans and budget do not include an amp (source, room, isolation are the current focus areas) but this one is so low cost I could squeeze it in.
I can see why this piece would be a great go-to for professional installers, but the few reviews out there and the specs make me believe it’s a viable option for a simple two channel system. What could go wrong?