Admittedly as I researched the forum and tried elsewhere online to find some info to help me understand batter the Crown product... I only got more and more confused. Two different threads here from 2018 seemed to have different messages about the XLI line amplifiers.\nFor me, I am mostly interested in protecting my budget AND delivering "good, clean, power" ;) to my speakers.\nFor powering 5 channels, I had been considering the Monolith5, and Emo XPA5. Currently leaning towards the Outlaws, but was reminded by a friend about Crowns. The price is competitive... but research and opinions are inconclusive.\n\nA good deal of talk had been given over to the THD on the Crown XLIs being high at .5, but still technically inaudible, as well as some focus on the IMD (which as I understand, should also not be a real-world concern).\n\nWould greatly appreciate some assistance in navigating this and learning a little more about the technology, please.\n\nThanks!