Summary: I owned an NAD integrated amp from the late 80s. Very happy but it started making noises/channels dropping, so time for replacement. This is better than that unit in following: nicer switches (metal) except for volume knob, while plastic as in my old unit, tries to look like metal and the damping is a bit cheap-feeling. Too bad. Other real metal switches are very nice in contrast. Robust construction. Sound flawless, clean. Nice design overall, minimal.