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My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
If I understand WC’s passion for energetic music correctly, he might like something a little wilder than Prokofiev’s relatively tame Classical Symphony... Why not plunge directly into the quaking fires of The Rite Of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky... ... 
GaN-based Class D power amps
George, please have the decency, or at least the common sense not to put words in my mouth.I am not in the habit of insinuating. I make my statements deliberately narrowly scoped. I speak only about what I know, and make no speculations about prod... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello Viber, I will start to report any differences that I experieince between M535 in bridged mode and in stereo mode as soon as I connect a unit in stereo mode. Until now I have used a pair of M535 in bridged mode only.Per what Mr. Rowland has t... 
GaN-based Class D power amps
Celander is correct, * Rowland does not make use of GaN technology in any of its products.* The Rowland Continuum S2 integrated sports original Pascal M-Pro2 modules. Rowland does not make use of counterfits.G. 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello @Mitch2,  Sent you a PM so we can chat directly about M535.   Meantime… you are correct…. M535 does sport the Pascal S-Pro2 module. You are also correct about the EMI filter and large bank of capacitors…. These are not the only internal d... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Considering the power-happyness of WC's speakers, I would rather recommend that if WC decides to try out the Rowland M535, he opts for a bridged pair instead.... As I already mentioned a few times, I have a bridged pair in my system that drive the... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
shannere ++++++++++++!!!!!!!!G. 
GaN-based Class D power amps
George, please do not contaminate this perfectly good thread dedicated to GaN technology with your irrelevant paperholic conspiracy theories... I invite you to move post material that have nothing to do with GaN to one of the other class D threads... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
""Guido’s comments are specific to the Rowland products he was using. The result showed the shortcomings of that line stage, extra IC, PC. My experience has shown very different results."Not quite.... I would not want to venture that there were pr... 
GaN-based Class D power amps
Just a clarification... There is no GaN-based technology in the Pascal modules used in Rowland amps.Regards, Guido  
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
I would not want to make an absolute statement about the benefit or disadvantage of eliminating the linestage from the audio chain.... It all depends on the DAC, the linestage, the ICs, the power chords, and ultimately... The tone concept of the l... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
I have not listened to the Technics SU-G30 yet. By reading the product page, it is evident that this is a fairly complex device, and that GaN transistors are a small component of the overall design. It is outwawrdly not possible to draw definite c... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
Hello jonasandezekiel, I am not surprised that you are not blown away by Wyred4Sound ICEpowered amps..... I have not heard yet Wyred4Sound amps that I have liked.... To be honest, I have not heard them for a few years, but what I have heard at RMA... 
My Long List of Amplifiers and My Personal Review of Each!
Hello WC, your upcoming shootout sounds exciting... If I might make a suggestions.... Why don't you also add a couple or three of your own selections that each of your friends must also listen to.... That would add a common source material baselin... 
Which Class D Amplifier? PS Audio, Ghent, Nord, Merrill or other???
Hi Singingtheblues, I have listened to Devialet several times at RMAF, including I believe the 250.... I am not surprised that eventually you found it to be grating.... The overall house sound is certainly open, but a little too treble-happy for m...