Best sounding IC power amp??

royalmp2001 said:
I am looking to build a simple 50W i.c. based amp for a small Bose monitor speaker.

Out of the several chips mentioned here which is the most transparent and audiophile-like??......preferably without "SPIKE" protection circuitry that sounds horrid if overdriven.

There is a lot of discussion & experience over the Amp Chips DIY Forum.

There are also 2 active related threads right here:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5018
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=48953

What got me interested in these gain klones was a JoeList (heavily SE tube amp oriented) post on a chip amp one of the Joes put together. The amp got excellent review.

I have a pr of 1875 and a pr of 38xx something to try (free samples from Nat Semi)

dave