I concur that affordable Class D hi-fi amps can potentially attract a few new music lovers into the audio hobby. My bottom-of-the-foodchain new acquisition, the new Lepai LP-2020AD (using a Taiwanese ESMT chip), performs surprisingly well. I'm supposed to lend it out for testing, but have procrastinated because it drives my living room Boston Acoustics Sub/Sat system so nicely. Maybe I've gotten a bit infatuated with it, odd as that may seem. If you are going to play a Telarc recording of orchestral music at full concert level or Bach organ works at full throttle --the humble Lepai can start clipping away, but for the majority of listening so far in our 300 sf living room this unit seems to have fairly quiet electronics, no "turn on" thump and a rather minor "turn off" thump. Other than a definite peak output clipping level, the humble Lepai sounds dynamic and produces very appealing audio output. Using The Economist "Big Mac" index, you can buy the Lepai for the price of four Big Macs. Your Lepai or (moving up the food chain) Aiyima A07 Pro may not last for decades like vintage Marantz/Pioneer/Sansui equipment (which does need periodic servicing and repair) but the value proposition is frigging amazing for what's offered. I do look forward to getting some objective measurements of the LP-2020AD, it just seems better than I had imagined.