I'm now a couple of hundreds in and it has continued to smooth out, but the changes of late diminishing so I'm confident the sound now is it.
The bass is firm, lively and full, certainly not lacking.
The mids are the strong point with this amp. Plenty of detail and clear. Blends well into the highs.
The highs are fine and not edgy.
This amp is not offensive and certainly not restrained.
The layering is OK, not quite Halcro, but certainly musical. The staging is better and the side staging extends out past the speaker plane. My speakers need a lot of grunt to be driven well. I initially thought this amp would struggle as most valve amps have, even though this an solid state amp
The downside is the heat. It gets very warm in my room.
If you want an edgy loud amp this might not be for you.
This is a Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac amp and not a Metallica amp. Suits smooth flowing music.
To me, at the price point, this is an audio bargain on many levels. I purchased it to try but it's now a keeper.
I'm keen to try it would stand mount speakers.
I would Highly Recommend it at double the price and more.