I heard the Icon Audio 80? at Heathrow Show, lovely bit of kit but over 1K though, there's a lot of valve amps around at the moment as the Chinese are making them popular again, just look at Yarland for example, they make some lovely little valve amps at real world prices.
Macipod. I saw your post with interest as i too am interested in the Icon Audio 40 Mk2. Unfortunately there hasn't been much response so far. I'm planning to have a listen to a 40 Mk 2 in a couple of weeks and will let you know my thoughts.