Good SS Designers and their lesser known designs

Hi all

I am interested in learning more about very good amps and think one way this is done by looking at amp's designed by great designers first and then amp's that they designed but not under their own names.

1. Nelson Pass. Anything by Pass Labs. Question is what amp's by Threshold and which ones by Forte, as also which ones for Nakamichi and which ones for Adcom. Did he also do the HK Citation series.

Also, know the Nakamichi PA designs were inferior to the T'hold designs, how do the Adcom amps compare.

2. McCormack. Know he does the McCormack series and also modded a few other amps, Mac Mod 405 for eg. Any others.?

3. Jim Strickland. Did the Acoustat TNT amp's, believe also some Hafler TNT designs (not sure which ones), any others.?

4. Sanders of Inndersound/Coda. Which Coda lines and any others?

5. Other Designs/designers. Assume Muse belongs on this list as well as CJ MF series.

John Curl - Dennesen and Symmetry, to name two, although the products were not power amplifiers.
Peter Perreaux...original designer of the 1970's-80's amps and preamps. I had an Acoustat TNT that was powering my Acoustat 2+2's.The TNT was stolen (don't ask!), so I went to my dealer to replace it. He demo-ed a CD with loud transients and the TNT clipped his 2+2's at a moderately high listening level. He then hooked up a Perreaux PMF1850 to the Acoustats, played the CD louder and the amp sailed right through it. I bought it and used it on my 2+2's for over 15 years.
Dale Pitcher, formerly of Essence and now of Intuitive Design. The first time I heard Essence SS amps I immediately sold all my tube and other SS amps and quit looking for the holy grail of audio. His carbon nanotube cables were recently reviewed here on Audiogon, and his speakers have won several Best in Show awards.
david belles has rarely made anything less than incrdible ...the ocm line was his brainchild and are outstanding as well.......saul marantz was king of everything
Let's not forget Jon Bedini. Here is a designer of fabulous sounding amplifiers that eschewed half inch thick faceplates and other costly audio jewelry features and concentrated on honest sonics. To my knowledge, every Bedini power amp was/is great. State of the art performance at realistic prices.
Jaybo's right. For price and performance David Belles is untouchable. His earliest products are sensational and he only got better.
I should have added John Curl, from parasound and not sure prior to that.

Clayton Audio
Peter B. Noerbaek of PBN & Montana Loudspeakers. He is the designer of the Sierra Audio power amps: Whitney, Denali, Everest, and Olympus. Great SS power amps that can be ran in stereo or monoblock configurations. I currently use a pair of Denali's, as monoblocks in my system.
Oh yeah forgot Tim De Paravici, highly impressed with his care of details/quality, my exposure is through the quality of the recording on the album "Meeting by the River".

Think he did some Luxman designs, not sure what all amp's he did.

Howzabout James Bongiorno?
Dynaco, SAE, GAS, Spread Spectrum.
Julius Siksnius of Audire.
Great sound & value.
Dave Gore for the Quatre Gain Cell amplifier.

When The Audio Critic's first issue came out - they had a amplifier show down.

Yamaha B2 V-Fet amp, Audio Research, Threshold, and others. The Gain Cell was their choice over the others. So Mr. Gore definitely deserves a place in this pantheon. (to this day that amp was one of the greatest bass amp I've ever heard. Liquid sounding and dynamic)