Well, not really. But you have to admit, I made you look! At least I've made a good case for going the separate route. I feel happy about it. Situation Luxman CD player, H/K tape deck, H/K-6650 (100 watts RMS) amp powering a pair of MartinLogan Scenarios. No bass distortion whatsoever, but the mids tended to distort at mid volume. Strident sound, nasty. What happened: The Adcom was on sale. 50% off! Before you get excited, bear in mind I paid $650. Ah, the joys of living in Mexico. The guy who sold it to me told me it was a 125 / 200 (8 / 4 ohm) amp, and that it would "blow the socks off my H/K" (which had almost identical specs). I was doubtful, but he gave me a money-back guarantee that I'd listen to a definite improvement. Now, I'll be the first to admit. I trusted my H/K. The transformer was huge. The heatsink was huge. It looked beefy. Its specs were good. But I always wondered about the little switch on the back. The one that said "8 ohm / 4 ohm operation". Was it a trick for lowering voltage / current when operating in a 4 ohm mode? Nah... the H/K guys are too good for that (or so I thought ). The results: I replaced the H/K amp. The Luxman CD player already has preamp capabilities, so I simply plugged everything in. I wondered how the thing would sound, since I always had to use the "loudness" control on my H/K to add a bit of bass impact. I shouldn't have worried about it. I can only say one thing. There is no comparison, I repeat, no comparison between an integrated amp such as mine and a dedicated amplifier such as the Adcom. The Adcom simply laughed at my MartinLogans (more exactly, he greeted them courteously and proceeded to do some extremely good teamwork effort). It powered them with such ease, authority and precision that I couldn't think about returning it after listening for 1 minute. It's a night and day difference, really. My speakers lost their piercing mids, and they now sound as they should have in the first place: lots of authority, clarity, depth, bass impact and finesse. So, I'll be the first to admit. 100 watts in an integrated does not equal 125 watts in a real power amp. I can't believe how much difference there can exist between ratings. Maybe my Adcom isn't the best amp out there, but I'm now really in love with my system. The only thing left to say is, please, don't ever convince me again of upgrading. I'm losing too much money to this hobby, DAMMIT!!!