If any one has ever heard the S300, well, if the new integrated is anything like that, and it appears to be, it's utterly world class. But these time, it LOOKS like it's world class and, sadly, that does make a difference. Gryphon sold a practically identical version of the S300 that sold for like $5K in Europe. Big Sankin transistors, dual transformers. Nice piece. That M3 looks like a very similar unit, but with more power, nicer remote, and WAY more capability. The adjustable crossover is a nice idea! Too bad I may have seen my last non-digital, not powered speaker. I think I'd like to own the amp 'just because'.