+1 it's not just about the gain. Rather, I was trying to discern why those amps are so noisy from the information we have been given on Emo's website. I just haven't had a positive experience with the X-series, thus my word of caution. Then again, I can be hard to please when I have the potential choice of over 100 amps lol.
Yep. I just didn't want some of the folks who may be less familiar with amplification to get the idea that it was the fault of the GAIN. The higher the gain is the more it will show off the flaws (shortcomings, however you want to phrase it) of an amplifier design.