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Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
The less power you use, the higher the percentage of distortion the music is composed of. And this isn’t pretty, sexy low, even order distortion. It’s switching noise distortion. +1. This is why the switching frequency needs to be moved up at le... 
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
Like I said before, and all your answers have led to it, and not proved otherwise. https://forum.audiogon.com/posts/1723336 
Benchmark AHB2 Amplifier, opinions and competition
Here's something to ponder over. Subjective shootout, Schiit Vidar $700 v Benchmark AHB2 $3000Quick read looks like they prefer the sound of the Vidar more than the 4 x!!!!! more expensive AHB2https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threa... 
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
I’m neutral on Schiit, they make some good and some bad. Which one is "bad" for the money, and what betters it for the same or less cost?Cheers George 
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
Of course it’s Schiit’s blame.  Sighted listening tests hold little value, I think your just a little bit anti Schiit.Cheers George 
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
Measurement graphs to be more clear That’s not the fault of Schiit then as you made out! They have put up as much on the Vidar as any other product they make.It hasn’t been reviewed by Stereophile or HiFi News AVTech (Miller Audio Research) yet, ... 
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
mzkmxcv The fact that Schiit posts measurements for the $100 Modi 3 but not for the Vidar and others makes me weary, like they’ll only show performance if it’s good for the price. Really!!!!https://www.schiit.com/products/vidar   press specs tab... 
Lightning quick DYNAMIC amp in the under $1000 range
bstatmeister OP  The only one I can think of off the bat that might be good to try is the Schiit Vidar for $700. +1 on that. Cheers George 
Wilson Watt Puppy 7
sssixxx I have a friend who’s a watt puppy nut, he’s owned every one up to the 8’s he and I both agree the 7’s were the best. He’s driven them with everything, se tube, pp tube, Class-D, the best was with high classA biased solid state Class-A/B a... 
This Schitt is totally refreshing in the world of high end audio!
Although the tube sockets are pcb mounted, they’re very solid. I couldn’t detect any board deflection when installing the tubes. Yeah just watch that centre plastic pin on the supplied tubes.Here is a place you guys have over there for good sound... 
Acoustic Energy AE-2 * any info helpful
What was so great about the AE speakersI love ESL’s, the AE-3 "was" one of the best dynamic box speaker I’ve heard. Your two’s were just like the AE1’s with more bass, keep them well away from the back/side walls they can get bass heavy.  https:/... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
if you paid 10, 20, or 30K for a SS amp or Valve amp the last thing you want to hear is some amp for 2K can best or come very close to your investment. Same goes for anything in audio, dacs, transports,cable, fuses ect ect. And seeing you bought ... 
Class D is affordable and sounds as good or better the SS/Valve why buy anything else ?
In spite of my experience with Class D amp, the Merrill's and a few others might be game changers. Early yet but looks like the GaN technology is giving Class-D the leg up up it sorely needed, as without GaN it seemed to be just going around is... 
Prima Luna EVO series amps/preamps now available...
Wonder if the output transformer has better stability in this new one.As the old one didn't, looking at the peaking FR and overshoot on the SW. Can't tell till a bench test is done, or some start saying it's a touch sibilant on extended tweeters. ... 
Benchmark AHB2 Amplifier, opinions and competition
rvpiano OP Nice amp, if you want to hear them at their best, don't bridge "if there's no need to", as all you'll gain is watts, everything else takes a hit. And if you have two of them better to run them in stereo mode and vertically bi-amped, ...