The TPA-3016A is essentially two mono amps in one chassis. Each channel is powered by this huge transformer (which contributed to its hefty weight and physical statue) which starts out at 200W in 8 ohms, 400W in 4 ohm and 800W in 2 ohm. The 3016A has a very “European” sound to it – rich and smooth mid-range, nicely rolled off highs and good bass energy that wasn’t overly tight and dry. This amp has lots of current and power to drive some of our more current hungry speakers like the Magnepan MG3.7. We have always considered Tandberg as the “affordable” cousin of Electrocompaniet but with the same sound quality. And the TPA-3016A was no let down.
Cosmetically, it looks really good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping.