Does anyone have thoughts on the recent review on Audio Science Review of the Spark? They really ripped it!
Not that it's hindering my listening enjoyment. I trust my ears, not measurements. FWIW I have owned an amp that ASR ranks at the very top of their reviewed amps. It's a Nord Hypex NC400. Not a bad amp, but I returned it as it just seemed too vanilla. So maybe my ears are contrary to what this ASR guy is measuring.
One strange measurement is that he states the Spark tops out at 8.8 wpc, less than half the rated 20 wpc. That can't be right can it?
I wonder if that ASR guy put on music, sit down, presses play and watch the sound through oscilloscope instead of actually "listening" to music with his ears and auditory cortex of his brain
I've watched his videos a few times just out of curiosity. I think I'd have watched more back when I was younger and just got interested in audio. Back then I dreamt of having high power amp with low THD, big speaker with many drivers and flat responds and etc. And then as I got older and got exposed to more audios I realized that there's more to measurement numbers on paper. Don't get me wrong, measurement is very important in designing and make sure that things are working right and not bursting in flame.
You know, he sounds like he knows what make "perfect" audio devices based on what he measures. I would love to see him build an amp and see how it sound.
Anyway, like Obi-Wan says but modified for audiophiles here.... "Use your ears,_____" insert your name in the blank
I don't think he and I will get along. I mean, look at my screen name here and we all know how SET amps measures