Musical Fidelity A1 - Class A

See a great audiogon deal ($950) on the updated version of the Musical Fidelity A1. Has anyone heard or even better own this amp- any thoughts on how it might match up with other Class A solid state amps including the Brits (Sugden), Japanese (Luxman, Accuphase) or American (Pass Labs). Seems like a sweet deal who is looking solid state but doesn't need big power or has a small room.