Yes, great album indeed!
My t-amp is the very humble $23 or so Sonic Impact T-amp. I've listened to it in combination with some cheap high sensitivity speakers and the sound was really nothing to write home about - perhaps because the speakers couldn't let through the detail allowed by the amp. A cheap car audio amp (!!!) was just as good or better than the t-amp with those speakers, and it was not a matter of volume capability. However, with the K1000 this t-amp is really nice in my system (cheap, warm, musical, smooth, colorful sounding CD player and IC with moderately strong, punchy but rather loose bass). Good dynamics and fast, tight sound, including the bass, so an amazingly different experience than yours - pretty much the opposite, I should say. Interesting!
Edit: it's not a typo, the player produces a somewhat loose bass but the t-amp / K1000 make it sound quite tight, perhaps by diminishing the actual volume while maintaining the punch, or something like that.
Edited by Don Quichotte - 9/4/12 at 6:22am