Great to see some activity in this thread again - the SA-31 deserves more attention than it's been getting IMHO. I've had mine for three months now and couldn't be happier. I first bought it without the remote, and thought the volume control felt awkward, but once I got the remote I was very happy even with that aspect of the amp. It's great to have the volume control right next to my keyboard - and if I ever upgrade to something that lacks a remote I'm sure I'll miss it. I'm running the SA-31 with Beyerdynamic T1, a combination that gives a very clear and very spacious sound - actually probably a little on the bright side even on the Warm 2 setting, but it could also just be that it's very revealing of poor source material.
Edited by Utopia - 5/27/13 at 3:49pm