The P452 arrived yesterday! I’ve eagerly plugged it in and listened to some familiar tracks. My initial concern of “will it drive my electrostatic speakers” was answered swiftly in the affirmative.
There’s absolutely no sign of any struggle by the amplifier. While more critical listening is in order, the immediate feeling of super tight and deep bass is mighty impressive compared to previous amplifiers I’ve used on these same speakers, indicating that it’s got good control of the load and plenty of oomph.
At the top-end, which is the more difficult part of the spectrum to drive, it’s just nice, relaxed and smooth.
Other amplifiers have presented quite harsh treble, especially in louder passages. So, in terms of match to the speakers, it looks like a winner! And from a listening perspective, the sound is very nice. I’m looking forward to finding a few hours to just sit and listen.