In my opinion (and I usually have one) the 600i on the cover of TAS is definitely not ugly.
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I own an LSA Statement and it is by far the best amp I've ever owned. While I haven't had too many big $$ amps, this was the first one that gave me everything - staging, tone, PRAT, and by far the best "impact." It is one of the few things I've found that drive my ProAc's to their potential
I think there are a lot of similarities to the designs (dual mono, big Toroidal transformers, etc). The LSA uses a tubed stage which lets you customize the sound a little with tube rolling. In the end, you can only try them out.
(full disclosure, I'm currently trying to sell my LSA Statement - as well as the rest of my primary system - for purely financial reasons. Job change and a move coming).
im now a very very proud owner of the incredible 600i. befor the 600i. ive owned the mcintosh 252 power amp with mcintosh c2200 preamp. it was great stuff and enjoyed for many years with zero problems. but now it was time for change and i got back into beutiful audio market world. after a couple of months of looking around. the moon evolution 600i was the one. it clearly put the mac to shame. this isnt just any integrated amp. its a seperate amp beater. moon audio is for shure the gear to own. and its definetly the best for the money.