I was recently advised by Molly, W0MOM, of Alpha Radio, that my amplifier should be delivered by the end of the month. I will post my initial opinion of the amplifier once it arrives at my station.
As a note of caution/advice to anyone else who may have a wood operating position. Beware of the rear rubber feet pads on the IC-7700. I placed this rig on a wood side table for a few days and impression of the rear feet bled into the poly finish on the table top. So I also have to refinish that as well.
I recently added a surplus flat panel monitor to the IC-7700, below is a screen shot of the display...