I'll give the XTZ's "modal mode" a try on my main speakers to see what it says.
Edited by Roger Dressler - 11/28/12 at 2:39pm
I have never had both the Bryston and the Classe in my system at the same time but I have had each along with my resident Meridian 861. So if rules of commutative logic were to apply here, I would say that the Classe was more warmly balanced than the Bryston with the result that the Bryston's transparency was more striking. The audible differences here, among all three, are really small compared to functional and price differences.
Sorry. Not going to do this. My comments on the Classe, Bryston, and Meridian are available on the stereophile.com website. I have no experience with the Cary although there are a few others that I have reviewed including the Anthem and Krell Evolution. There are others that come to mind but that I have not tried: DataSat, Theta, ADA, ...........