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REVIEW: McCormack DNA-2 Revision A Amplifier (SS)

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Model: DNA-2 Revision A
Category: Amplifier (SS)
Suggested Retail Price: $5000 Street
Description: Stereo Amp 300 watts/channel with custom upgrade
Manufacturer URL: McCormack
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Review by stehno ( A ) on March 30, 2002 at 10:46:34
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I own the DNA-2 LAE (Limited Anniversary Edition retailed for $7k) and could not agree more with the previous review. Top to bottom, this amp is very transparent, detailed, fast and powerful. A rare combination to find in any amp. It also works extremely well with my Aerial Acoustic 10T's.

I believe that when one hears an amp like the DNA-2 Rev A or LAE, one will quickly realize that the amplifier is the KEY to any hi-end system's success or failure.

Product Weakness: It's bigger and heavier than a bread box.
Product Strengths: very transparent, detailed, fast and powerful.

Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: McCormack DNA-2 LAE
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Primare P30 pre/pro(100% analog in 2-ch. by-pass mode)
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Sony SCD-1 SACD/CD player
Speakers: Aerial Acoustic model 10T, Triad Platinum 18 inch sub
Cables/Interconnects: Harmonic Technology Pro Silway Mk II ic's and Pro 9 bi-wired
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical, instrumental, folk, easy listening
Room Size (LxWxH): 18 x 13 x 8
Room Comments/Treatments: Excellent acoustically with berber carpeting, thick pad, wormwood paneling, beams across ceiling, and few windows.
Time Period/Length of Audition: 9 months
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Foundation Research LC-1's and LC-2 in-line pc's
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: McCormack DNA-2 Revision A Amplifier (SS) - stehno 10:46:34 03/30/02 ( 0)