Good to see a lot of "passion" regarding amps, which is EXACTLY why I posted my opinions.
But rest assured ANY EVALUATION of Audio Gear is OPINION, based on Subjective and or Objective assessments.
Anyone reading AudioCircle knows that there are HUNDREDS of criteria on which YOU judge your gear. I am the same way, but have had the luxury of "maybe" hearing more samples over the years, as well as clearly knowing what I think makes good sound.
My purpose in posting this thread was to offer some information about what I, and a growing number of EARS have been hearing in the K-38.
As well, this SOUND and SOUND QUALITY is coming from a highly unlikely, and therefore LESS VISIBLE component. Who would ever think an 8 channel amp could rival MegaBuck 2 Channel or Monoblocs? Most see an 8 channel amp and think, lower quality, and acceptable sound for Dolby ATMOS systems.
So, I am "shining a light" on the product, and it is worthy of that light.
Don't think I didn't know there would be skeptics, and doubters, and of course my post was based TOTALLY on my ears, experience, and preferences. You have to know that YOUR experiences may be different.
That said of the 5-6 close owners of K-38 owners (including myself) who have been using their amps and had a chance to do a little, or a lot of critical listening, they ALL say pretty much the same thing. The have NEVER Heard anything better. In about a week, I know of 2 more who will be receiving their K-38s and hopefully they will drop by, and add to the conversation.
So is it Hyperbole to say that an 8 channel amp sounds as good, or better that any amp I have ever heard?
NOT WHEN IT IS Exactly what it is.
YMMV, but if you get a chance to hear one, then you can decide.