I sent the below to ARC, got no response. Does anyone else have an issue with these meters?
"I just bought a GS150 power amp and love the sonics. But
there is a design error with the output meters. It was clear on operating the
amp that the output meters are linear. That only means you must push a lot of
power for the meters to register. I run about 20 watts for normal levels so the
meters don't move at all. My ARC rep who sold me the amp said ARC wanted true
power indication so decided on linear meters. OK, so why is the printed scale
on the meters logarithmic? That's the way McIntosh runs their meters.
The clear error, you have linear meters but show a log
scale. You should make a correction one way or the other.
My preference and I bet what everyone else wants, use the
log scale and change the meters to logarithmic. That way we can see meter
movement at all power levels. I might add putting the db scale under the watts
would make good sense.
I hope ARC is considering this correction as I am sure I am
not only one pointing this out.