As for the build quality I think many would ask if you popped the hood or if you're simply speaking of the chassis. It'd be prudent to
ask if you understand electronics, etc. Meaning, if you had opened or were to open it up would you be able identify key pluses and minuses of the
internals rather than just see a clean layout and think "oh, it's pretty."
I have no axe to grind against Alex or agenda to push. The LF flat out sucks. The LG is pretty polarizing. The LAu seems overpriced.
I'm neither a pirate nor a mobster, just an ordinary dude looking to sort the facts, who's into porn.
In about a month, I should receive mine. When I do, I will:
a.) e-mail Alex to ask if he's okay with me taking photographs of the innards and whether opening up the thing will void the warranty.
b.) study the case and see if it is beyond my skills to open/re-close the amp.
c.) find the time and courage to open it up
d.) take photos with my iPhone camera
If any of the above falls through (I'm thinking (b) is likely) it will not happen, obviously.
FWIW, I think we need to understand the difference between
a.) a well designed circuit
b.) a well-built circuit
c.) a nice-looking circuit
d.) our favorite topologies
e.) the sound quality of the amp
I think we can all agree that (a), (b) and (e) are the most important. Let's keep that in mind.