I do sympathise with AussieSteve he starts a thread with a very simple premise he then doesn't deserve to be ridiculed if you have nothing positive to say or if you cannot explain why something might not in your opinion be a good idea in a constructive and informative way then don't say anything.
This ganging up on someone because they have said something that doesn't fit in is really very childish and why do some of you on this forum get a kick out of trying to make someone else feel bad? So what if the OP doesn't know the technical implications of putting a Class A amp into a small case I'm sure as he stated he is a fully function human being and has managed to get to a reasonable posistion in life without that knowledge.
There has always been a snide element on this forum but just lately it has been amped the recent thread about Naim being sold in Curry's is a great example of the fact that some of you perceive yourselves to be above or better than the rest purely because you own or can afford to own a particular brand and not only that but you only want to buy that brand at an outlet you percieve is a bit up market, what type of twisted snobbery is that?
Some of you seriously need to get over yourselves just because you have a few quid, have a mid level IQ, drink certain wine, eat certain food, go to certain places, listen to certain music and OWN A CERTAIN BRAND OF HIFI doesn't make you better a better person it just means your a bit MIDDLE class and a bit of a wannabe!