"Any experience with Merrill Audio Thors?" -- sorry for the initial misspelling, can't seem to edit the title
Still new to this hobby and have enjoyed your posts thoroughly, spats and all.
I recently upgraded my streamer/server/ripper to an Innuous Zenith MK3 from a Zen Mini with an Innuous LPSU but kept the rest of my system the same as listed under my profile.
This made such a significant difference in the overall, detail, openness and ’3D’ quality of my streamed and ripped selections that I ordered another ’upgrade’. This of course leads me to my questions.
Having searched the web, this forum and my finances, I came to believe that a pair of Merrill Audio Thor monoblocs would be an improvement over my Bel Canto 500S. So, I ordered them. However, there is not a lot of information about the Thors here, or online. Does anyone here have experience with these mono blocs and care to comment on their sound and/or overall character?
Also, for now, the Thors will be driven by my Bel Canto 2.7 DAC-Pre and drive my PSB Imagine T2, relatively inefficient, speakers, rated at 88dB with a nominal impedance of 6 ohms. I’m wondering if the Thors are a proper match for these components, or if I may later need to change the preamp? I have to keep the speakers for marital and esthetic reasons; they also sound great to me.
My third question is the reason I sought to replace the BC 500S in the first place. Before I switched to the Zenith, my system was clipping at moderate volumes. I thought I needed a better, more powerful amplifier, so I started the search. But, once I put the Zenith in the chain, all clipping stopped. I’m wondering why the clipping happened in the first place and why a new steamer solved that problem, even though it was not expected, or supposed to do so? Any thoughts, theories or explanations would be appreciated. Thanks,