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I don't listen to measurements, so while they should be relatively good, I still make a purchasing decision based on how a product sounds, preferably in my system...
And if it measures as well as the ncore I doubt it will sound lousy....
Define your subjective parameters, i.e., musical, quick, etc., in an objective context of an audio signal and I will oblige....
Exactly, you can't judge subjective parameters that have an exact meaning known only to you with objective measurements. What does "musicality" or "quickness" mean? Can you define them precisely? I don't think so....Not everyone will like an amp as neutral as the ncore....that doesn't mean the amp is lousy, it just means some people prefer a colored presentation. An amp that measures as good as the ncore will probably sound similar to the ncore- that is, it won't have much of a sound at all. Such an amp can hardly be said to sound "lousy".....Try reading some of Bruno Putzkey's comments on the relevance of measurements. Here is a start:http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/bruno-putzeys-the-sound-of-music-extended-play
I'd like to hear the Hypex amps. Then I can comment on how they sound to me. Then I can compare them to my Cherry and the rest of the gear in my system. I have found many amps lacking the smooth interpretation i like in the high frequency range. The article was interesting reading. As an engineer he should be proud of his feat acheiving an extremely low distortion level. I bought an integrated amp many years ago that had 100 times less distortion than any others at the time. It did not make it the best sounding amp on the market. Acording to Brunos logic that should have been the case. It did show an improvement over other products in the same price point. It was a good value product. Certainly not the best. I purchased from Digital Amp Company because it was that type of product that also had system synergy with the rest of my gear. When all the hype has slowed with Hypex I'm sure I can get a listen.
Where are you located. I have a pair of prototype Merrill Audio VERITAS Hypex Ncore NC1200 (yes, I had to say the whole thing) Mono Blocks. It will be fun to have a shootout.
How about identifying yourself as a distributor or manufacturer when you post in another guy's circle?
Haven't had a chance to read through this entire thread:http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=105310.msg1095143;topicseen#newI requested that anyone who has had the chance to A/B compare with Cherry Amps post about it, but nothing yet....Seems we may have opened the door to tweaking Class-D for sound as opposed to bench measurements.I'm excited to have a listen and compare not only to Cherry Amp technology but also to our NEW technology (will be released soon). Just glad that Class-D is continuing to gain momentum as a superior type of power delivery.Please let us know if you've had the chance to hear ncore amps and what you think its strengths are. As we get ready to introduce our new class of amplifiers, we would like to know if the areas we have tweaked for are in common.Thanks, and looking forward to your responses....-Tommy O
didn't you see under his moniker that he states he's an industry participant, as well as having a link to his merrill audio website?doug s.
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