The Model IS is a full width design with unrivaled Lavardin Technology, build quality and design philosophy, in particular the circuits and components which virtually eliminate the effects of memory distortion.
The exceptional dynamics of the Model IS will definitely bring you closer to the music and give you a purity and clarity that no other amplifier, even those far outside its price range, can achieve.
Its extreme transparency, over the full bandwidth is in contrast with focused transparency of the best tube amplifiers and its dynamics, never aggressive is in contrast with almost all transistor amplifiers.
You will find it hard to believe that its power output is only 45w, so fast and powerful are the transients.
This fantastic power handling allows some technicians to measure over 104W per channel on 2 ohm loads out of the Model IS.