i'm a bit late. you order/buy it yet? i didn't get a max wa5 because i know always for more and different sound. so i used that extra money(plus some more) for extra amp, which was gsx. very happy with the amps. besides, i would/will(only have the wa5 for 3 years) probably want to use that extra money for better cd player(source), better tubes, better cables or other accessories.