I am on my second of my 5 year cycles. I buy some of the most amazing stereo set-ups and then realize I never have time to listen to it and sell all my equipment 3 years later. Then 2 years after that, I think "Man, I really would like a great stereo system" and, with a roll of my wife's eyes, it starts all over again.
I would put this amp against any solid state amp this side of a Halcro DM88. I went to go buy the Halcro DM68s, checked out the Mark Levinson 33H and just happened to see this thing in the corner. Guess which one I came home with. I usually go the other way since I am known as the guy who went out to go buy a minivan and came home in a Mercedes S500 (true story), but this amp was too damn good. I will admit the Halcros have slightly better detail/neutrality but I thought this PBN is better for music, if that makes sense.
This thing is a beast when it comes to power but is also extremely detailed. Have any questions? Call Peter Noerbaek (the creator and head of PBN Audio (619) 440-8237). He will answer any questions you have and, if you're nice, he might also tell you that he will service any of his major products (like this one) as long as you have them. After talking to him a couple of times, I have vowed to never buy a power amp from any other maker. I hope he's still around when my next cycle comes around.
300 watts in 8 ohms, 550 watts in 4 ohms in stereo, as mono blocks you are looking at 1000 watts in 8 ohms or 1800 watts in 4 ohms. Balanced and unbalanced (RCA) inputs.
Shipping weight: 230 pounds each. I don't have the wooden crate anymore (I used to live in Manhattan). I will drive within a 100 mile radius of DC to meet/deliver this. If you pick-up or handle all the shipping back-and-forth, I will give you a two week money back guarantee (with a "restocking fee" of 5%). I realize there probably aren't many people who have heard this amp. PAYPAL, add 3%.