This assembly shot from Ivo's bench shows how he suspends his chunky power toroid on massive viscoelastic pylons; and how three-dimensionally compact the actual circuitry clusters behind it.

Here we're looking closely at the first of four Exicon lateral Mosfets which, through an open slot in the back plate, bolt directly to the external heat sink one atop the next for a short Jacob's ladder.

Here's a side view on the PCB cluster with the quite lengthy heat fins behind it and an octet of big Epcos capacitors in the middle...

... and what happens when you flip that sideways for a head-on view on the board whose populated side faces out.

This is not what most amplifiers look like, exactly. But then few strut the bandwidth of the Liszt which is packaged according to form-follows-function logic for shortest signal paths. How much closer to the output terminals could the power transistors possibly mount? Answer: they couldn't. That's the whole point of this layout. If it looks just a bit odd with those narrow but deep heat fins jutting out, that'll be hidden from view in most all conceivable installations. With the power switch in the front, there's no good reason to approach from behind. Like previous Linnenberg kit, the Liszt is solidly made and finely finished but leaves bling to brands whose customers demand to pay for that.