Well folks I picked the amp up from the electronics shop today and as I suspected it didn't perform as advertised! The tech measured 12 watts per channel RMS!! That's a little less that than the 40 watts per channel that was in the Ebay listing me thinks! He also told me that he tried to test it in the pentode mode and the sine wave on his o-scope showed distortion even at the lowest possible sound level.
I've sent an email to the seller asking for a refund, but at this point I think I own a $400 boat anchor!
I know that are some really talented people that design and build their own amps, but I'll be damned if I ever buy another DIY project from anyone.
Now some of you are going to read this and think that I should have known better, should have auditioned it first, should have bought a name brand amp instead, or that I'm a booger eating moron for getting suckered into a ****ty deal so easily......and you are 110% correct! I hope that my screw-up serves as a lesson to anyone out there that may be close to making a big mistake and wasting their hard earned cash!
Please feel free to point fingers, snicker uncontrollably, call me names, etc, for being a gullable fool.....I deserve it! But before you click on the "Submit Bid" button remember what happened to me. You might save yourself a bit of embarrasment, and a bit of cash also!