If you are looking to get the best bang for your buck, the SQ-84 is definitely a HUGE step in the right direction. I travel from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to Quest for sound pretty often, and this little integrated has blown me away. I am always listening to it. Steve at Quest for Sound is it's creator, and he really hit the mark with this one. The thing even has the nerve to have the best headphone section I have ever heard. My best friend has one in his main listening room at home, and we are constantly throwing different speakers at it. He has a Consonance 120 Linear CD Player (a truly great piece), which we hooked up to it. The SQ-84 seemed to really shine when used with my buddy's AAD monitors (which are GREAT speakers in their own right), but when we paired the amp up with a pair of Devore Gibbon 8's, OH MY GOD!!!!!!! This was much more than I expected from a 10 watt amp! That was the end of the matchmaking. The SQ-84 drove the Gibbon 8's VERY WELL, and almost drove me insane with it's perfect timbre, silky smooth presentation, and yet dynamic handling of a set of floor-standing Devore Fidelity Gibbon 8's. This is truly the BEST combination we have yet to come across, so it stays for the time being. And now, Steve has introduced his newest creation, the SQ-12 CD player, with wooden face just like the SQ-84 amp. It is a jewel, and flying off the shelves for anyone that has heard it. I still have to wonder why large hi-end audio publications are not all over this sweet little amp. Then again, I know... But this one is on MY RECOMMENDED COMPONENTS LIST!