Sanders magtech or odyssey kismet


I am looking for a "last amp purchase" one I can keep for 20+ years and pass down to my son someday.
This probably won't happen, but it is a very good possibility.

I have gone through numerous over the years, with fairly bad luck with them, UNRELIABILITY!

I have narrowed it to these two amps. I know they are both very good.

I would like thoughts on them from other audio people as yourselves.
Before you say these speakers suck, I wanted to say I auditioned A LOT of different ones before settling on these. I use energy rc-70's, only about 45-50 hours on them, nowhere near broken in yet. I LOVE their sound, period.

People say these amps are too good for the speaks, I think not.
Maybe sanders preamp.

I have heard magtech sounds thin, and others say it's amazing.

Anyway, what's your thoughts on odyssey kismet monos or sanders magtech. Thanks
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You're at no risk if you try the Sanders Magtech. Roger will send it to you, you can try it for 30 days, and you can return it if you don't think it's a good fit.

I would recommend a thorough demo of the Magtech. While Roger claims that his amp doesn't require break-in beyond an hour or two of warmup, I have my doubts about that. I gave the Magtech a fairly short demo (several days) and sent it back on Roger's premise that "how it sounds after an hour is how it will sound in the future."

It runs cool, has tons of power, is risk-free to demo, and Roger is most helpful.

In the end, though, I settled on the Rowland Continuum S2 integrated, which arrives at my house today. Whoop!
I've owned Sanders ESLs (twice) and that amp is the primo supremo. Never heard the kismet so can't comment there.

ps if you dig your speakers, that's all that matters

pps you should delete your duplicate post.
So I have an early version Kismet in Stratos and just got the Sanders Magtech to demo on my Magnepan 3.7's.  The Sanders is much better, especially at higher volumes.  It's less grainy overall.  The Kismet may reveal more detail though.  If you're running efficient speakers, it may not make as big of a difference.
You’re at no risk to try the Odyssey amps, as they have a, "no questions asked, 30 day return policy", same as Sanders. (http://www.odysseyaudio.com/sales-usa.html)
the Sanders Magtech & ESL amps are meant to drive ESL speakers. That doesnt mean that they cannot drive other speakers...
.....but you have to understand the difference, electrically, between an ESL & a cone-driver speaker.
An ESL can be thought of as a huge capacitor. The impedance profile of a capacitor is XC= 1/2*pi*f*C. I.E. when the freq is low (bass), the impedance of an ESL is very high. When the freq is high (treble) the impedance of an ESL is very low. Exactly opposite of a cone-driver speaker. Another difference is that an ESL is a voltage driven speaker - remember it's a capacitor & a capacitor is a voltage-driven device. 
A cone-driver speaker, 99% of the time, is a current-driven device since it often has a much lower impedance. 
Therefore, if you read the Magtech & ESL specs, you will find that their rails voltages are very high. This is done to develop sufficient voltage at the speaker terminals. You might not need such high rail voltages for your Energy RC-70 speakers but i think you will need a lot more current. 
Keep this info in mind as you make your selection....