Summary: I think that if you are able to get this second hand or refurbished, it is well worth the try. At $450, there may be other choices. My NAD receiver was better but in terms of reliability there is absolutely no match between the two brands. I ran the amp through several types of speakers and always found the sound OK but not thrilling- maybe a bit thin, for my taste at least.
Summary: This amp comes with a separate IEC rear mains cable which needs a minimum of 6.5 cm more rear space than the technical data suggests. Before I could use it I had to invest in a right angled IEC connector; very irritating. Compared to my old Pioneer kit, which this replaces, it is a relatively large product and I also had to use right angled phono adapters, in spite of measuring the space carefully before purchase.