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K.T.N
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Mar 29, 2015
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What got me excited about this amp is the great reviews. I've read Positive Feedback for many years, and I trust their reviews. They were a trusted part of my research as I went through a decades long journey to put together good sounding stereo systems for my enjoyment.
So the review from John Hoffman really piqued my interest.
I'm not an amp designer, but I did a lot of tinkering with these class D amps from back when they were first marketed and sold in those cheap little curved-top plastic cases with the cheap spring loaded speaker clips in the back. I did a lot of tinkering with power supplies, input and output caps, etc. to improve the sound.
I also put together some of the better DIY amp kits from 41Hz.com and diyparadise.com, as well as tried a bunch of class D offerings from Indeed and Topping.
Believe me, some are good, but a lot fall short of hopes and expectations. Meaning that just because it's class D, it doesn't mean it will be a giant killer.
Some can be giant killers (generally the ones that you put together yourself and have control over the input and output caps, etc). But some are flat out disappointing, and others could be considered good, even great, values, but you would not consider them your endgame amps.
Which is why I got excited about this amp.
Whatever the technology or marketing terms they are using, it looks like they took it to that next step of tweaking the sound to bring it to that higher lever. If it's as good a John Hoffman's review makes it out to be, I'd happily pay $300 for that.
I could build (and have built) some really good sounding class D amps from kits, but seeing as I have no time for tweaking anything these days, I don't mind paying more for someone to do that for me.
In the end, as long as the technology is stable and sound, and the amp gives me the sound I seek at a good price, I'm not to worried about how they market the technology. This ones seems like it could fulfill the promise of great sound.
Mar 29, 2015
Anonymouse
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Mar 31, 2015
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Dunno why they write the brand name in Comic Sans, though. Doesn't exactly help it look up-market.
Mar 31, 2015
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