Summary: I have listened to music on (good) receivers for my entire life and have always been skeptical of integrated amps. What a fool I was. I replaced my Denon AVR with this and was instantly blown away. Really, it makes a gigantic difference - sounds like I got a completely new pair of loudspeakers. Super-clean midrange, fantastic treble and unbelievable, high-end bass.
Summary: I bought this about six months ago, and I haven't regretted this purchase! I only do two-channel even with video, and use this to drive B&W 683 loudspeakers. I was unsatisfied with my Denon 2807 AV receiver, so I began auditioning integrated amps. WOW. At 70 watts/channel, this baby rocks! It blows away the Denon which had 110 per channel, and sounds much better while doing it. It controls the B&W speakers like a much larger amp.