I had mentioned this as a possible contender for the OP of the "Integrated amp wanted" thread in the 2-channel section.
Having found it on eBay it seemed such a tempting morsel that I bought one myself.
The amp arrived today.
It comes with a PSU - so it's plug & play.
The short review - "Just buy one".
The longer review -"Fantastic amp, regardless of price. Just buy one."
Ridiculously small but very nicely made. Postage stamp for scale ....
Look at it - it's tiddly !! ....
As so often, the blue LED is piercingly bright! - a bit of blu-tack on the front to cover it up a bit will sort that out.
"Only" 20wpc, but it drives my 84dB/W speakers with no problem. But they are quite an easy load impedance-wise. Not sure it would fare so well with Justin's big Apogees, but I suspect it will be fine with most speakers. And this just might be the perfect amp for Quad 57 stats, although I have not tried this, obviously.
It doesn't have the deep bass heft of a larger amp, but the bass is fine and tautly controlled.
Mids are gloriously open and very detailed.
Highs are perhaps a bit sharp, but not harsh (although running in might improve that) and without the oft-encountered roll off that I usually hear in a typical class D amp.
Stereo focus / imaging is a little on the broad & spacious side, rather than pinpoint.
Where this little amp really excels is in resolution, which is where it's at as far as I am concerned!
So, yes, a major thumbs up, and as long as you can live with a single input - or just use it as a power amp with 'sensitivity control' plus a pre-amp - it's just stupidly good vfm.
£60 UK delivered - money back if you don't like it. Just buy one.