OK, ok, I'll take one for the team Anyway, at the price I'm getting the beast (>33 kg's of amp) it's essentially a risk free deal should I decide to sell it. I trust Skylab's opinion and thje SX-1980 is one of his fav. amps but he might like his sound a touch on the warm side for me. Also, via the headphone out this thing delivers 27 WPC in the HE-6's 50 Ohm. Enough to make me antsy.
Patience though....flying over to Europe on business in 2 weeks, will get to try it then and post some pics. Just hope I didn't invite an angry Viking in my house.