Please note that I am a close personal friend of Tommy's and therefore disregard everything I'm about to say.
Seriously, take this with a grain of salt if you need to, I do not claim to be impartial here.
I had the pleasure of hearing the Maraschinos at his house a few weeks back. I could be the first audiophile older than the 8th grade that's heard them
While I am not intimately familiar with his system I was very impressed with what I heard, especially the imaging which is one of the many stong points of the Cherry line of which I have owned several models of and continue to (ab)use in my system.
More than once my attention was grabbed by sounds emanating from far beyond the speakers (don't remember brand - good size MTM monitors).
I hear great potential in these guys and my uneducated guess is that the high modulation frequency (hope that's the correct term) has pushed this design even further from what is perceived as a Class D sonic signature. Man were the highs sweet. Both Tommy and I are drummers and while on the one hand that has made us both partially deaf (kidding) it makes us keenly aware of the sound of cymbals and triangles. I think it's Fagan's Bright Nightgown or something like that that has a triangle cut in for a few bars - Man, the distinctness of the strike and sustain separated in tonality from all the high frequency stuff in the mix, and seemingly physically separated from the speaker, well it was something. And his room is not set up as well as a good dedicated room could be (sorry buddy). The sound - actually the physical sensation - of different cymbal metals ringing in space - it was just so similar to what you feel (yes, literally feel) when you are near a cymbal...
It sure is fun to sit around with Mr T. and discuss the layout of the amp - where to put connectors / what is the typical buyer looking for / who's gonna like or dislike this or that feature / what friggin color should they be / what style case blah blah. And the bigger picture - where is the Digital Amp Company going and what does the future of recorded music hold, and how to make sure DAC is ready to meet the challenges ahead.
I can't wait to get this pair over to my place to give 'em a spin! Get your damn arm outa that sling already!!
Now say it three times - "This guy is Tommy's friend, I will not be swayed..."