Thanks, Seth! To receive compliments from someone who has produced such wonderful designs is truly an honor.
As for the non-believers, especially fans of nCore, you owe it to yourself to listen to the Maraschino (Desktop or In-Line versions). It really is that good. The speaker guys don't like hearing this, but many have decided they don't need new speakers after switching to the Maraschino for their amplification solution.
I've heard the Maraschino (48V prototype version, before various improvements, and BEFORE the 60V power supplies were even designed), beat the $12k/pr merrill audio Veritas Amplifiers! Of course, "beat" is an opinion, and therefore subjective.
A few things that give the Maraschino it's unique "flavor":
1. True balanced, DC coupled input on floating GND. This gives you response down to 0 Hz (!) and NO PHASE SHIFT in the bass. The signal doesn't go though any caps or transformers. The GND of the amp locks to the preamp (or D/A) to eliminate hum (usually caused by GND loops), even in stubborn cases.
2. The "hanging" version enables you to practically eliminate the speaker cables altogether. Think of the money that can save, plus it can increase effective dampling factor by 10x or more.
3. As with all of our amplifiers, our design is NOT based on some pre-fabricated module. We design our circuits. Several decades of experience is necessary to pull that off, and we have that.
4. Although our "bench specs" are outstanding, we tweak our circuits for sonic performance, not for numbers on a datasheet when driving a resistor. Speakers aren't resistors.
Anyway, I could go on and on..... Thanks for reading this