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NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@jerryg123      There is no better, there is only different, when it comes to opinions of taste. Tubes sound better to you, great. They don't sound better to everyone, as proven by @djones51.  Our preferences are determined by experience, learn... 
The science of why we like — and dislike — certain music
I believe the implications of this extend beyond simply what type of music we prefer to actually having something to do with what sounds we prefer. Why do some, but clearly not all,  people prefer tubes to ss for example. It's obvious that while o... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
I don’t use a tube preamp with class D amps, kind of defeats the point of getting class D. I don’t want a damn tube in a DAC either. If you want tubes then buy tube amps. My feeling too....But don't worry, from what I hear in another thread, in... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
Speaking for myself, it's all about what I hear.  Usually, I already know the price.  But not always.  The "specs" doesn't really matter. Many would agree with you about "specs" not mattering to them. Many others feel differently. Whatever wor... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@jerryg123     Also it is interesting that the majority of owners of separates utilizing Class D power amplification are using Tubed Preamplifiers like LTA, A-S, AR, SUPRATEK. Quick Silver, on and on. How do you know that the majority of cl... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@twoleftears      Only in the most superficial way...The spec wars of Japanese transistor amps were based on a false premise...The science and engineering has improved in the last 50 years. See:   "The other important trend in the 60’... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@mapman      Right on the mark.  
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@kairosman    Now have a CODA CSiB integrated (Class A/B, first 12 watts in Class A)   I owned a CODA amp many years ago that did the same thing- class A for the first 10 watts or so, then class A/B. I ended up replacing it with a Spectro... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
Bruno designed the Rogue amplifiers?  Thought Mark did, shoot better tell Mark.   Bruno designed the amp module which is the heart of the amplifier.  
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@twoleftears     The problem is that the acolytes of Amir and Gene listen with their eyes, not their ears. That's a gross mischaracterization. They do objective reviews which are widely respected and appreciated. Let’s be clear: it’s only ... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@facten    My apologies- what I meant to say was I have not heard the m23 in MY system. I heard it briefly at a friend's place. Sorry for the confusion. All the purifi and ncore amps I have heard and/or owned over the years have had a very simil... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@soix   I don’t use one or the other to the complete exclusion of the other. Like I said, I have fundamental requirements that must be met before I can even consider what an amp sounds like- why would I listen to a 2 watt SET when I need 500 wa... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@curtdr      I'd bet the NAD is far from junk...  maybe it ain't to one's taste, but it ain't junk.   Of course it isn't. Like I said, consider the source.  
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@facten      I haven't heard the NAD M23 but I have owned and heard other Putzey designed amps, UCD, Ncore, and Purifi over the years. I have found that Ncore and Purifi are very similar with more refinement in the higher frequencies with Purif... 
NAD M23 Stereo Amplifier: Best Amp Ever Bench Tested?!?
@soix     As much as audio is a science it’s also an art, and the art is how the equipment ultimately matches with our tastes and unique hearing abilities that IMO cannot all be measured but must be experienced. I agree with that to a point...