Yeah, it did, I just didn't include a smiley . Sorry about that.
the LL has been reverse-engineered, and to be fair seems to be different enough from the 323 (though with the same underlying design) - it seems to have different current sources, and uses mosfets in the intermediate stages. Not a bad amp at all! $4k seems a bit steep, but then you have people who say the A10 is worth all $6500...
Honestly, it's hard to convince oneself that anything up in these figures is truly worth all the dollars they command. Which is why going used is a great option, but since WESs, LLs, and BHSEs don't go up for sale used hardly it all, it makes one want to be super diligent with his choices. Thanks for the 411, El Doug.
$4k is indeed steep, though it's at least a grand under the other offerings in the same league. Lots of ogling and pondering left though.