Two questions. The cover of the issue suggests the Filarmonia is an "Artful Italian Amp". The copy of the review indicates the parent company is Spanish. Surely this is not a case of "they all look alike" when Mediterranean designers are concerned. Ars-Sonum's "genial factotum", Ricardo Hernandez, might take exception to that generality.
In the text of the article, John Marks suggests the ST-70's performance was good enough to make it known as "the poor man's McIntosh." I was under the impression that sobriquet was applied to and inferrred by Citation and had never been used by Dynaco nor any of its retailers or users.