I loved the Apache enough to get on the list for one
I came to the International Meet looking for a balanced SS amp and tried all of the contenders. Not to speak bad about any other amps or makers, but for me, the Apache fit like a glove. It brought out a different world in the Senns which are my primary can (I also listened to it with Edition 9 balanced and SE, R10 SE, PS1 balanced and SE, L3000 SE, SA5000 SE). I tried the other balanced SS amps with balanced Senns and it did not do it for me (other than Richard's SS1!). The soundstaging was amazing. To keep it short, the Apache was the most involving SS amp there IMHO even given short sessions with open cans in a noisy room. Not only is a great balanced and SE SS amp but also serves as a preamp with duel balanced and SE input and one balanced and SE preamp output each.