Art Dudley, Stephen Mejias and Sam Tellig loved it. John Atkinson, not so much. I’ll have a go at it! I wanted to compare my LFD Mistral 2018 with the Croft and a new Sugden A21a. Unfortunately funds ran short as I was purchasing the Suggie. As with most folks these days we have incurred a loss of employment and so on. No bitching here just moving on. I’ll start by saying that I did not look for another amp because I am unsatisfied with the LFD, quite the contrary it’s lovely amp with a very good phono stage. I really wanted to hear other amps, especially with my ProAc Tab 10’s. Would love to have been able to afford the Sugden and possibly an Audio Note all tube integrated with phono. Let me start by saying that my initial impression of this Croft hair-shirt amp is very favorable. Nice warm presentation with real punch and detail. Very analog (forgive the term) sounding, in the best way. Great drive and tone. What’s more is that the thing I thought would be a real turn off, dual volume controls, turns out to be a real cool feature on this amp. Bravo, Glen Croft!