Hello All I am starting a new thread to share my experiences with this LM amp. I had taken advice from a lot of wise men of this forum and it surely helped me bag my first tube amp. For those looking at specs and other details of this amp, please hit the link below. https://www.line-magnetic.eu/en/products-line-magnetic-en/integrated-tube-amplifier-line-magnetic-en/lm-88ia-amplificateur-intégré-push-pull-kt88-2x42w-detail This is a continuation of my journey post the knowledge that I have gained from the below thread. If you are first time Tube Amp buyer, then I highly recommend that you follow the below thread. There are some very helpful people out there. Help with first integ. amp - Primaluna v. Rogue v. Line Magnetic v. McIntosh v. Naim So my amp was delivered in all its shining piano black glory ( it is also a dust magnet) last week. The dealer personally delivered the amp and he gave me a 15 min dos and donts. This tube amp has 0, 4, 8 and 16 ohm. I was educated ( in the above post) that the black speaker wire goes into the 0 ohm (ground) tap and then the red wire goes into a tap of your choice. I put into the 4 ohm tap because my speaker Elac Adante AF 61 was rated for 6 ohms. I am yet to experiment with other taps. The sound out of the box was not what I had in mind. I was not very concerned either because in the few years that I have had a decent system, I knew that things need to settle down. The dealer told me that he had about 5 hours of running he did on the amp since he had made some upgrades as well. He told me that it would take 50 hours for things to settle down. The first track I played right after the 30 second blinker stopped was from Tidal and it was Down in the Hole by John Cambell and while the vocals felt like they were coming from my house, it was very raw. This was right after the amp was turned on. My wife who has a sensitive ear told me that it was very raw and she described it like the singer was practising instead of performing. The bass was also wobbly. Within an hour, I felt that the sound was improving in the mid range. The highs were still quite sharp in some tracks but the signature of the trebble was more crisp than bright. I never felt that this could be a bright amp and I was right. I played all sorts of tracks. I tried some infected mushroom and I dont think this amp had any issues with mid bass. One of the things that I noticed was on the strings. The strings for the lack of a better word felt like they were played in my house. The decay was longer..not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing but to my ears it was nice. After about 3 hours of listening, it was quite late in the night and I had the entire space for myself and I tried some Sinatra and it was very nice. I have no doubts that the amp will shine in the mid range, I need to find out how they settle down in the upper and lower registers. if any of you have any tips or suggestions that can help with my progression, please do share. I will share my findings as I discover this amp.