Guess you can get used to anything after it’s been on long enough 🙃
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I have four power amps: NAD M22v2 (Class D), PS Audio BHK 250 (Hybrid Class A), McIntosh MC 2600 (Class A), and Pioneer SPEC-4 (Class A). My vintage Mac and Pioneer amps work well in my rec room, but not so much in my listening room. In my listening room, I use the BHK with the NAD as my backup.
The BHK 250 sounds the best in my main system; it is more musical than the NAD. There is no harshness, and it is more detailed, has better imaging and sound stage, etc. At twice the price, I would hope so.
Having said all of that, the NAD sounds very good in my main system and in my rec room systems. I could live with it if I had too. Like the BHK 250, the M22v2 can be run in standby mode so it's quick to warm up. I give both 30 minutes before doing any serious listening. The M22v2 is OK by me.
Going along with that, there is something about some Class D that requires DAYS to warm up.@erik_squires I missed this earlier. This is not true of all class D amps. I'm not contesting that this is your experience with your amp, but its nothing to do with class D- its something to do with your amp.
Yeah some take just 15-30 minutes.
Cambridge Audio just released the super integrated (includes built-in streamer/dac - ESS 9016km2 or 9018km2, StreamMagic platform) EVO super integrated amps for $2250 and $3000 depending on configuration. Use Hypex nCore class D amp modules.
Will compete against the NAD M10 nCore superint that goes for $2750 and class AB Naim Uniti Atom for $3300.
I wonder if these Cambridge are competitively priced? Maybe a bit high? TBD I guess