The Opticom XLA-3 MkII is giving me some serious golden honey-glazed love! Really digging the transparency in Normal Mode. It never goes off the cliff even with the needle pinned! I love switching through the three different cells to find the perfect enveloping for the track, it’s just fast and effortless. It sheers transients with a velvet smoothness that makes love to my ear drums! The other night, I was pegging a vocal over 10db and it leveled off the attack, without mucking up the details and edge. The XLA3 is one of the best damn Leveling Amplifiers I’ve had my mitts on – thanks for such amazing gear! Rock!