There's much more to an amplifier than how much power it throws out. Things like the slew
rate (how quickly it responds (I think)) and damping factor (how well it keeps control of
the drivers (I think)) and the power supply headroom can make a huge difference to how the
amplifier sounds and how accurately it reproduces sound.
Ignoring the esoteric
high end hi-fi amps, there's a good reason why a good quality studio amps are expensive.
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