One week update with the Pendant. I am surprised this amp doesn't get more attention here. My initial impressions have not changed, as a matter of fact, the more time I spend with this beauty, the more I like it. The volume knob, while limited to 9:00 and below due to output power, offers plenty of control, is quiet and perfectly balanced even at low levels. Tonality is just right (rich with just the perfect amount of tube liquidity) when used with both Verite and Auteur. Bass impact, slam and note differentiation is excellent. Treble is extended and realistic. Midrange is wonderful. The step up in all areas when moving from my BHCS (which has nice, big caps & NOS tubes) is instantly noticeable. This is a true high end piece, the kind that makes one not want to stop listening. Quite addictive.