I've had the wyred 4 sound sti1000 for over 2 wks. Wow. M80s
deserve 1140 watts per channel. I had to buy a radio shack
decibel meter. Too much clean power enticing me into the 90db +
range. If I had bionic ears that would be way cool. At lower
volumes where my NAD372 produced sonic mush the sti1000 delivers
tight, dynamic, involving music. And oh yeah, talk about bass.
I always wanted more bottom from my 80s. Well it's there. Just
took a few more watts. There really is a burn in period. W4S
says 300 hrs. with the big improvement in the first 100 hrs.
I doubt I have more than 50-60 listening hrs. Difference is big.
Way smoother treble, way tighter engaging louder bass. This could
be partly psyco-acoustic. Even though I wasn't satisfied with
the NAD I was use to it. The first week with the sti1000 my ears
were looking for the NAD sound. Now it's good riddens NAD.
The old cliche of rediscovering your cds is true in my case.
Detail, dynamics, bass, shimmering cymbals etc. etc. etc.