I am curious as to how Phile goes about choosing amps for review? This is not a criticism, I'm just curious.
The review of the Flying Mole is making me ask this. I guess is does offer proof of Caveat Emptor.
I think many would like to seem a review or 2 of the Ref Marantz pieces, ie the PM series and to possibly include the top the SC 7S2 preamp with a pair of MA-9S2 amps at 300 watts/channel. At a package price of $24K it is surely high-end land. The PM 15 and PM11 also seem worthy candidates along with the visually stunning SA 11 and 15 CD/SACD players.
I think this important as here we have a company who helped develop the CD and continues to support SACD in what I would call a big way. They also offer a number of nice players under $1K that deserves to be credited for supporting a format Sony will not.
Just my 2 cents. They might just drive ST or AD's Quads to sonic bliss as well as the Moon i-7 did. You never know.