Linn Chakra poweramps

Has anybody heard one of this new amps? I'm pleased with just stereo so I consider the Linn Chakra c2100.
I discuss my experiences with the C3100 and C4100 in the November Stereophile.

I heard the Chakra c2100 last week, and was very impressed. It is the model designed to replace the LK 140, which in my opinion was a great amp for the money and still is on the used market. The c2100, when paired with an Ikemi,an Exotik preamp, and driving Espeks (passive) was really a striking improvement over the LK 140 - I was very impressed.
Earlier tonight I heard an A/B of the Chakra c2100 ($2350 new) and my Linn 2250 ($3300 list less than a year ago) driving some Espeks. The c2100 was, I am sad to say as a 2250 owner, noticeably clearer and more open. My 2250 is much more powerful, and I would say did a better job of controlling the speakers and delivering the music over all as a result. (I don't think the guy I was listening with thought so, but that was my opinion). But when I did an A/B with the c2200 ($3650) it was not even remotely close. The c2200 just about obliterated my 2250 (which is actually a great amp) and I left my dealer's shop with a bad case of audio lust in my heart.

Kal, I have no idea why Linn sent you the c2100 when you asked for the big boys. It seems like they really did themselves a disservice. I know you gave the c2100 a very solid review, as it clearly deserves, but the c2200 is a different animal entirely. Make sure you hear one.

With the 4-channel Chakra C4100, I can drive my Katans in active mode I believe.
Before you needed 2 poweramps like the Lk 85 or LK 140 to go active.
The Exotik pré is probably the one to go, but is too expensive for me, the Kolektor is still in production or maybe a Quad 99 pré (if that works well?).