I remember reading about that NuForce amp a while back and thinking it might be a decent contender. Does it run hot? I'm not locked into something that sounds like the Adcom, but when it was new it had pretty solid bass, reasonable detail yet pretty smooth. Not a plankton monster by any means but that's to be expected for the price. Basically, it doesn't offend me with peaky response except when on horns at louder volumes. But that can be a common issue with non-optimal horns anyway. The Adcom also runs pretty cool (bigger Adcoms ran hotter) and I've run it 24/7 for months at a time with total reliability. It's spent some time over the years in storage when I owned other amps, but it's what I use when I'm between amps.