What people should understand is when I say this is better than an EAR 868PL I mean it, because it is.
It is far more flexible, is more solid and looks better and it sounds way better. It's much more alive than what I thought was the relatively dead sounding EAR. You only understand this when you have owned both.
Plus it has way more valve rolling options to allow you to get it where you really seriously like it.
I have more than 40 years of hi-fi experience.
Get over the fact this is Chi-Fi. It s excellent. Really - it is.