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fsonicsmith

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Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
I have been a member here for ten years and I have just had my first post ever removed by the mods. I had a short quote from a S'Phile interview with Charles Hansen which I duly attributed by author and source so that could not be the reason.  I... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
I agree with Ralph regarding future sales of tube amps. Sure, some will always want to own one, but sales will erode dramatically over the next 10 years. Seems like a rather reasonable statement. Innovation in Class D amplification will continue ... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
Ralph, I think you missed your calling. You should have been the US Ambassador to North Korea, China, or Iran. You have side-stepped your bold declaration that tube amps, the entire category bar none, are on their way out. But that is fine. I will... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
I have always expressed my appreciation for Ralph's contributions on this Board. Don't believe me? Look at my previous posting history and you will see for yourself. But up until now I never saw such promotion-as here-of his own product.  In tim... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
Ralph-would you be willing to discuss your Class D amp in terms of being true balanced (or not)? Please explain the circuit topology in terms of inputting and amplifying the input signal fully true balanced throughout. And assuming it does not, is... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
@jerryg123  Call it Class A-G if it makes you happy but at it's core, the Benchmark was based on a switching power supply which is why it weighs 12.5 lbs.  From S'Phile's coverage of RMAF 2013; The Benchmark AHB2 amplifier, named in honor of t... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
http://www.stereophile.com/content/benchmark-media-systems-ahb2-power-amplifier Anybody remember this review? Look at JA's measurements and his concluding comment, "Benchmark Media Systems' AHB2 is an extraordinary amplifier. Not only does its pe... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
I have only voiced one concern-the image put out by the OP that he did not expect to like this amp but it is "amazing".  Here is the OP way back in 2019 saying he was excited to try it once it came out;   https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/co... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
@atmasphere  If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it is probably a duck.  From Wiki; Class-D amplifiers work by generating a train of rectangular pulses of fixed amplitude but varying width and separation, or varying number per unit ... 
Atma-Sphere Class D… Amazing
The OP has not been very clear as to whether Ralph suggested that he post his impressions. Ralph has a new product and he needs to get some attention over it. Even if not, it is pretty abundantly clear that the OP is already a fan of Atma-Sphere a... 
PowerWedge III conditioner went up in smoke
The all knowing one has spoken!  We are awed by your wisdom. Yeah, this guy seems to be the love-child of Fluorocarbon and Kenjit with a little Geoffkait DNA in the mix. Nothing constructive, nothing substantive, just pronouncements delivered f... 
Phono Preamplifier Redux .. Damn This is Getting Expensive
I have not heard any of the Hana cartridges but it sure seems that dealers push them and buyers regret buying them. This is based on a combination of people I know and the fora. Analogue is a microcosm of an audio system-it is all about proper set... 
The Match Test
I believe that is the test for car audio for those under twenty five. True across all demographics, all genres. The other test for car audio is being able to hear it from the fiftieth floor of a skyscraper when the windows are rolled down.   
Chris Sommovigo has passed away
He was only 55. Apparently a heart attack. It is also evident that those who had the fortune of meeting him all say he was incredibly intelligent and kind.   
Just got a new Bluesound Node. Very disappointed!
I will never understand attempting to describe, rate, or rank the sound of a streamer without any listing of the type, brand, and model of cable and listing the DAC. They are interdependent with the lowest common denominator being controlling. Thi...