Also one thing that swayed my opinion in buying the Soundcraftsman was the Julian Hirsch review in Stereo Review. I quote "it's as good as anything else I've tested".
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class-G/H amplifier technology is alive & well. ARCAM, the British brand, offers several amplifiers using class-G topology such as this one:
i'm sure they have more products if your search their portfolio.
in class-G what they do is that they switch in a 2nd, 3rd, 4th power supply of progressively higher voltage levels as the amplitude of the music signal gets progressively higher. The key is to switch in the higher voltage level power supply only on-demand. When not needed, these additional power supplies sit idle consuming just a low amount of bias current. That's why your amp never got hot. Also, when the additional power supplies were switched in, more output devices are also switched in under the assumption that more load current is needed at higher voltage amplitude levels. Thus the output impedance of the power amp remains essentially the same i.e. damping factor is maintained.
Class-H is an extension of class-G. in class-G they have a discrete number of additional power supplies while in class-H they have an infinitely variable power supply rail.
ARCAM must have figured out how to avoid getting a glitch on the output voltage when a power supply is switched in/out. Needless to say having a glitch on the output waveform would have increased distortion many fold & in audio that would have been unacceptable.
So, the biggest con for class-G/H is that it's expensive to engineer & hard to perfect thus very few manuf offer this topology in their product offerings.