What an insane response to the AVM C9 review, which was quite polite actually. I mean really, a class D flea weight integrated that get's fairly decent marks and they go ballistic? Of course it's gonna sound a little shrill...it may even suck for most people. For the money it is a completely insane offering. Modwright offers a 200/400 watt integrated with DAC and Phono for about $6500 and is near state of the art...do the math.