Originally Posted by Wretnuh
I sure think I agree with you.
And with the advances being made in smaller Class D Amps, I wouldn't be surprised if behemoth heavy amps slowly become obsolete.
I don't know if you have read anything about the new Devialet amps that a couple of reviewers consider the most impressive AV component to come out in the recent past. They are sleek, run cool, and apparently sound great.
Class D is getting there, but is still a way off. I do have a Pioneer receiver in my tv-room with B&O modules in it that's decent enough, but in general the high range of class D has still some way to go, but give it a decade more. For sub amps, it's probably here already.
I (unfortunately) read some quite non-flattering reviews of Devialet after the last Gothenburg show from people I trust, so I think the initial dazzle is wearing off. It's probably still an impressive machine for it's size, it's cool and a very nice remote, but too hyped.
( Unfortunately because I think there's too little really good stuff around, so anything counted out from that is a loss.)
(Note - I have no idea what is the difference between new and old Devialet, if there is any)