Almost all the SS amps have a flat frequency response within about a db over the whole audio spectrum. Yet we (including me) talk about accurate, transparent, neutral amps when its the speakers coloring the sound drastically. Even the most expensive speakers have wild dips (with in +/- 3db) over the whole spectrum. Some have a peak-to-valley range of over 6db. That's enormous (and certainly very audible) compared to almost all amps out there. That is what gives speakers their distinctive sound and thats why speakers sound so different. So no matter how accurate your components are its the speakers that decide the final sound that comes out of your system. Almost everyone claims to want transparent, neutral uncolored sound when it is something that doesn't and cannot exist. So what if you get a Bryston flat out to 500KHz when it will be paired with a speaker with 3db peaks and dips in the audible spectrum. The speaker will dictate the sound that comes out of your amp, period. So as long as you have an amp with low enough output impedance that it doesnt interact with the speaker and has enough headroom to reproduce the dynamic transients of the sound track it should be just fine. Now I am confused. Which boat am I on. Well I still feel that amps can and do sound different paired with the same set of speakers (which makes me a subjectivist), but if someone wants to tailor the sound of his system he should first look at different speakers and his room acoustics and only if he is satisfied with those should he/she start looking at different electronics (which makes me an objectivist)..... Ok, now back to dreaming about owning the Reference Mark Levinson No 33 monoblocks sometime in the far far distant future Thanks for listening to my ramble.