Since I "forgot" to mention it before, the very interesting amp I mentioned up the thread is the Nat Audio Generator monoblock, a Serbian PP triode/SS hybrid of some sort. Now that I have the MA-9S2s, there is no reason for me to check back on the Nat specs, but the sound - even through "high-end, audiophile" speakers - was pretty damned good, up to the the amp's "limits", whatever they may be. In other words, repeating myself, I think the amps may not "transition" well, whether into hyper-drive or clipping, I don't know. I think they are rated at 140W, and they seem to punch above their weight, which probably encourages the Morons to abuse them, like they did/do with the ML2s.
Anyway, I mention these amps not for the Morons to consume, rather I put them out there to be assessed on their merits by those who can hear for themselves and make rational decisions.