I owned the Chinook and then an opportunity to purchase a Steelhead presented itself. I would say the Chinook is about 85%-90% the overall sonic performance of the Steelhead, without the tops and whistles, of course. I have not heard the Sutherland. I tend to prefer robust power supplies for components. Manley incorporates White cathode follower circuitry to keep things very dynamic, and in that regard the Chinook excels. Also, it is dead quiet for a tubed stage.
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