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In Reply to: RE: Why so restrictive? posted by Jon L on June 19, 2012 at 11:08:49
Because as far as I am concerned most amps suck, big time. Most don't remotely capture an accurate sonic portrayl.
Sounds very subjective and unsubstantiated to everyone but your ears. I'm so relieved I don't live with your misery.
The funny thing is that you think because I am super selective that I must be miserable because I can't be happy with "any old amp". Well, nothing could be further from the truth. It has been a quite enjoyable quest and now that I have found several amps that do meet these criteria (in total or mostly) then I also have choices for good sound.
"... I have found several amps that do meet these criteria (in total or mostly) ..."
Please, and these are?
I have never heard any of these except for the Atmasphere OTLs (which I liked very well driving Classic Audio Loudspeakers), though have heard of nearly all of them. Nice that not all of them are too awfully expensive (for me). Thank you again.
Anything from KR Audio
Lamm ML1.1, ML2.1, M1.1 and 1.2
Monarchy Audio SE160 and SE250
Jadis Defy 7 mkIII (don't know about the measurements but sounds good)
VAC PHI 70, 30/30, 70/70
Antique Sound Labs Hurricane DT and Cadenza DT
Einstein Light in the Dark, The Absolute Tune and Final Cut OTLs
Joule Electra OTLs
Vaic 52B reference (later Ayon 52B reference)
New Audio Frontiers 845 monoblocks and Stereo 845
Wyetech labs 572 stereo amp
Sphinx Project 16
Sphinx Project 14
Silvaweld OTL reference monoblocks
Audio Note UK, P4SE monos
Bat VK75 and VK200/500 (good but not great)
Edge NL Reference monos (best SS I have heard)
NAT SE1,SE2SE, Symbiosis hybrid
Blue Circle Audio BC2,BC2.1, BC2000, BC200 series
the list varies greatly, no? varies in topology, design, ss/tube/ etc. [forgetting money for the moment as that is not germane in your o.p.]
Yes it does but I never said that there was ONE right topology that delivers (potentially) great sound. However; all the ones that I have heard which sound great do many things more similar than different.
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