Cant' comment on the i7 but I have just had the i9 - XR on trial for 3 weeks, playing through a pair of Neat Motive SX2's. I have to say that it is like a Cyrus but more so! I agree with Ed about the soundstage not being massive but it is absolutely rock solid.
It does need running in however, probably 3 days of solid running. In the early days I have to confess it was a bit bright, especially with the Rega 6 Ania combination.
I am trading in my 82 DAC on the strength of my 3 week trial if that helps anyone!
Lab Report Some brands are more conservative than others when it comes to specifying power output (and speaker sensitivity!) but Audiolab is flying quite close to the wire with its 50W/75W 8/4ohm rating for the 6000A. With a high 246V AC mains feed it manages 2x55W/2x85W, respectively, but we've...
As such, I have no reason to believe they‘re being that conservative.