Measurements can be obtained and reported differently by different manufacturers. Also, amplifier manufacturers "voice" their products differently.
True, but measurements will usually show if and how the amp was "voiced." You just need to trust the source of said measurements. Most of the big magazines have the means to take credible measurements. I never take the manufacturer's word for it.
If you could upgrade your Emo amp, would you? and what would you get for your beautiful SongTowers?
Sorry if I missed your comments if previously posted.
Thank You Very Much!
If you're just looking for my opinion, I'd be happy to share.
Yes, I'd love to dump the Emotiva amp. It doesn't have enough power to handle large dynamics and transients. If I could afford it, I'd buy a Parasound Halo A21 or Van Alstine FetValve Ultra 550. I would chose the A21 because I've heard it and it sounds amazing to my ears. It also measures well. And I'd choose the FetValve 550 because I have faith in what Jim, Henry (oneinthepipe), Greg (OgOgilby) and many other AVA owners/auditionees (yeah, I just made up that word) hear. From everything I've read and been told, the AVA stuff is very neutral, just passing along the signal, and that's exactly what I am looking for. I wouldn't be surprised if the two amps sound exactly the same under level matched, blind conditions. In other words, both are very
well designed, extraordinary, and perfect for me. Plus we know they are both built like tanks.
Hope that helps.