I recently researched the Marantz PM8004 amp with thought of connecting headphones to its speaker terminals and/or using it to drive near-field monitors. I haven't purchased it, but it's on my horizon.
I first discovered it reading this Absolute Sound review.
Here's the Marantz page for the PM8004.
I then searched Head-Fi thoroughly and PM'd several Head-Fi members who own the PM8004 - only to learn that none of them have tried connecting headphones to the speaker terminals, unfortunately, but they all had high praise for its performance with speakers.
With 70 Watts per channel into 8-Ohms, the PM8004 would offer roughly 11.2 Watts per channel into 50 Ohms (for my LCD-2 rev.1 for example).
And this amp is known for providing high current (with bursts up to 25 amps), not just voltage - great for orthos, I figure.
If anyone tries it (or has already tried it) do let me know.
Edited by zilch0md - 1/30/13 at 7:33am