I have tried various quicksilvers. Never liked them. Too tubey sounding and lacking in transparency and resolution. I am also not a fan of CJ. CJ in my opinion does not have the transparency and purity of other designs. Sounds somewhat grainy and velied compared to other designs. Years ago, some friends owned CJ amps and pre-amps (including myself). Each time, the CJ was replaced by ARC, VTL, VAC, Amtosphere, etc. They way outperformed the CJ equipment. I never heard the Hurricanes but heard about reliability issues. I never heard the Rogue amp (did not like the rogue Magnum 66 preamp - purchased it for my dad and sold it immediately - replaced it with a vintage ARC which was much better in his system). I like VTL and love the Manley stuff. Sounds very musical with excellent transparency, soundstaging, tonality, etc. The Manley Snappers are a great value. They are amongst the best in that price range.
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