Pictures or it didn't happen: Thanks to @Daveheart for this loaner. I'll play with it a bit more, maybe let it bake for a day, tweak the sensitivity switches, but so far I am disappointed. The good: clean, fast, crisp transients great driver control very nice smooth honest treble - more forgiving than Hegel H2, which can be a bit zippy and takes some work / tweaks to get good synergy. The not so good: very flat soundstage - if you guys think the Jot headamp is flat, this is just like it. Very wide, but upfront (slighty in front of speakers). rather poor microdetail - on the level of lower end gear, I am dead serious here. The OK: ok microdynamics - ok, saving grace not as bad as others I've heard, but still on the flat side Thoughts and compared to other amps and Vidar: The tonal balance of the AHB2 tends towards lean. It's not bright. From the mids on up, the balance is excellent. The bass volume is like the D-sonic class D amp recently reviewed, lower in level compared to Vidar. This helps add a sense of clarity. I am unsure whether VIdar or AHB2 is clearer sounding at this point as the AHB2 seems to simplifies music (and simplification sometimes lends itself to a clearer sound). Will try out more tracks; but currently as it stands, I'd give the AHB2 the benefit of the doubt and a slight nod in clarity. Where the AHB2 totally falls apart is in the plankton, layering, texture, microdynamics, soundstage, and immediacy department. Upon a switch back to the AHB2 for the Vidar, my 9 year old son was like "that other one (Vidar) was WAY better!" The difference to me was immediately apparent (like in two seconds) on the initial and first switch to the Vidar. The stage and the music along with it just got sucked in to 2D plane, much like a how an NOS DAC would do it. But worse, because not just that, musical information that was abundant with the Vidar, the guitar and vocal textures, smack of lips, breaths, mix overlays, ambient information, reverb, etc. suddenly dropped away. It was pretty dramatic of a change. Don't get me wrong, Vidar is competent but hardly the bee's knees (which I still consider the Hegel H2 or Pioneer M22 to be). TBH, I'm not going to pull the H2 out to compare because it would be a waste of time.