Though well reviewed they do differ in some way from the older Nelson Pass designs. They are sold direct, they are lighter, don't double down or are made in China.
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Stick with the Pure Class A Threshold amps.
*The SA series.
Owning just about every Threshold amp ever made since 1978
the SA series are clearly the best sounding amps. I still own about 15 Threshold pieces.
The Best sounding Threshold mono block amps are the Threshold SA/1's in Balance mode. SA/12e's are second best mono block amps. They give more power but not as sweet soundinga as the SA/1's in balance.
The Best sounding Threshold Stereo amp is the SA/4e.
The new Thresholds can be bought direct from the manufacturer's US website. I'm not usually inclined to pass on rumours, but, a least one person with lots of experience with Threshold products has told me the Chinese replicas sound good, but, are not nearly as bullet proof as the classic made in the USA amps.