I tend to take 6moons reviews with a grain of salt -- heck, I take most audio reviews with too many colorful adjectives with a grain of salt
Although they can be a bit esoteric, 6moons really are about the love of audio. Yes, most of it is very high end and the reviews can be uh... colorfully subjective.
But, they gave a wonderful review of our beloved M80's, so they know quality when they hear it.
But I've always loved Luxman gear. So well built and always wonderful sounding. You can't stay in business for 80 years without doing something right.
What sealed the deal for me is the phono stage quality and the true class A design of the amp.
And of course those freaking awesome VU meters, lol. I really do miss those things. Digital led meters are the worst. In most critical pro audio scenarios, VU's just can't be bested by LED. Just not exact or sensitive enough to show what is really happening on input/output.