I would say around the same level but is a bit better. This was the first amp that made me say "wow! So this is what the HE-6 is capable of?!". You actually start seeing and feeling the music with this amp. Just a bit of a glimpse that it's real.Great amp for the price and doesn't do anything wrong. Bass isn't as tight as Rag since this is class AB with feedback, but it sounds a lot more real.