Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???

I’m looking for a new amp & want Class D.

I’ve seen various brands mentioned, such as PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrel to name a few, but I’ve not heard any of them.

Which company is producing the best sounding Class D?
Which models should I be looking to demo?


  Yes we are currently testing 2 Class D amps with the GaN technology.

Hi, I'm very interested, which ones are these GaN models you are testing? 
Where do you post up the test results, graphs?
Or is this subjective listening to them?

Cheers George 


You should read the entire post he put up. He clearly says he is not telling anything until all the testing is done. Right now there are only three manufacturers of GAN amps....so we know two of them are probably in the mix. We will all have to wait till he posts more info.

What will be really interesting is how a few of the latest mosfet amps compare with the brand new GAN amps. There are very few who have even listened to the latest class D amps.....let alone 4 different brands together and even more coming in to test. The findings should help everyone in different price ranges. I said earlier.....class D is all over the place....just like all classes. Whether using mosfets or GANs......all amps will sound different....for everything you do makes for different sound.

There are mosfet based class D amps that are marvelous.......even though George says they are all crap. He has not heard the latest mosfet amps. Those of use that have heard the best of the latest mosfet amps know that Class D has already arrived. If GANs can take it higher....then that is good. But right now you need at least $15,000 to get a basic GAN amp (except for the 50 watt a channel Technics integrated).

In a few years when GAN amps are available real cheap then these $15,000 plus amps will be boat anchors.  There is no reason that a GAN amp has to be much more expensive than a mosfet amp.  The difference in price between the devices is actually very small.  The only reason Merrill and AGD are charging what they do......is because they can.  You could take the circuitry in the AGD amps and put it in a basic black box (no tube nonsense and plexiglass with glowing LEDs inside) and sell it direct for maybe $5-6K for the pair.  Once IcePower or Pascal or UCD or ? make modules with them then the prices of stereo amps will start at $1000.  But right now we have 600 watt a channel mosfet class D dual mono amps that sound great for a mere $2000 (yours truly coming very soon).

But right now we have 600 watt a channel mosfet class D dual mono amps that sound great for a mere $2000 (yours truly coming very soon).
Now that's an ad to promote ones own goods, and the rest of the post trying to put others off getting or waiting for Class-D with GaN technology, and to purchase their's instead.
Isn't that called shilling/canvassing or is there another word for it?

Cheers George

George cannot handle the truth.  It does not matter what I sell or who says what....what matters is the truth.  I tell the truth.....you make up stuff about the latest class D (saying it is all crap) which you have not heard.  That is the truth.  I don't care if someone buys a $15000 amp.  My amps are in a completely different price point.  Someone who can afford a $15000 sexy amp would not even look at my amps.  I am semi retired.  I don't need any advertising.  My amps will speak for themselves.  However, I know what I hear and what I hear is that the best of todays class D mosfet 500K switching amps are dang good.  This is from listening.  What do you know about the latest mosfet class D amps?  Nothing..

Bye the way, manufacturers and dealers are all over these threads.  Totally allowed as long as they don't get out of hand.  Notice the info from the Nord guy here....nothing wrong with it.  Your problem with me is not that I am a manufacturer......but that I believe and say something different from you and since you like to be right you use any defense you can to make my statements look biased.  The only truth in audio is what you hear.  And you have not listened to any of the latest mosfet amps.....so you speak no truth about them.  You are just making stuff up!  There are reviews and posts all over the net by people having their mind blown with these latest mosfet class D amps.  But if you refuse to believe others who listen, I feel sorry for you.

I am not saying the latest 500K mosfet class D amps are state of the art and will never get better or that GaNs or whatever in the future might not better the sound.  What I am saying is that we have great sound now.....but you must find it.  Every single amp sounds different.  Every single manufacturer has different capabilities.  Seek out the best in your price point.  You will be happy, when you do.

My business model is one of self service.  The "self" is everyone.  For there is only love, God and self.  So, if someone makes an amp for the same money or less than me and most people feel it is a better amp then I will stop selling my amp.  Because I treat everyone as myself (because they are....we are one).  I want to have the best thing for the money and I want the same for everyone else.  What I sell is service.  The more you bless, love and serve everyone then the most happiness is created.  Let there be light!  Please, tell the truth.  The truth in audio is what you hear.  If you have beliefs based on non experience then they may or may not be true.  What you hear is always true. 

I am not saying the latest 500K mosfet class D amps are state of the art
Good, because they’re not current technology, will not allow them to be, but GaN technology looks like it might.

BTW: Nice last paragraph sermon, that should get a few more buying your soon to be released Class-D’s made from Ice modules?