I'm thinking of making the trek to hear one of these. At first I thought the value was excellent - around the same price as an XCan V8 in my country. Then I was told the power supply would cost close to another $400
But then I realise I can save a couple of hundred by not being tempted to shell out for interconnects.
My experience with decent SS head amps is very small - I once heard a Perreaux that I thought sounded excellent, but for it's silly volume control.
I once owned Naim's entry level integrated amplifier back in the early 90s. Can't even remember what model it was, but I remember being extremely impressed with the build quality and sound.