The BEST AMP I have EVER heard (at ANY price) has 8 channels!
OK, I have been holding off on writing this for a while to continue to log time on this amp.
I have also wanted to get feedback from my customers who have it and have listened to it SERIOUSLY.
I have been a dyed in the wool AudioPhile since about 1972
, when I purchased and Stacked Mirror Imaged Dalhquist DQ-10
I have heard hundreds of absolutley INCREDIBLE Stereo and Monobloc amplifiers in hundreds of systems and rooms.
Marantz, Citation, Pass Labs, SAE, Spectron, Phase Linear, Crown, Cary, Classe, MBL, Atma-Sphere, BAT, Hegel, Bryston, Carver, Ampzilla, NuFORCE, CineNova, ATI, Lexicon, Nakamichi, NAD, CinePro, Boulder, Eagle, Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, and on, and on.
I have heard amps that cost over more than some peoples homes at the time.
Now much of my impressions would clearly be shaped by the System and Room I have heard these amps in, but when an amp is GOOD, and in a GOOD systems, and you know what to listen for, you should be able to get an idea of what is high quality sound, and what is just good.
Most of these amps were either Stereo, or Monobloc Pairs. They mostly (the good ones) were expensive, and all had reputations for performance and often a pedigreed Designer
(like Bongiorno, Iverson, Pass, Carver, Levinson, etc) who were legends in the world of amplifiers.
So I am prefacing this with all that information, so you don't get the idea I am not to familiar with High Performance Amps
and High Performance LISTENING
That is why it is all the more STARTLING for me to make the CLAIM
that is coming. In fact, I still hesitate to post such a CLAIM since it sounds somewhat IMPLAUSIBLE, even to me. But HERE GOES:The Best AMP I have EVER HEARD (EVER) in my or any system, is the NuPRIME MCH K-38 eight channel amp, with the channels I am using BRIDGED to 400wpc.No, it is not some $40,000 Stereo, or $25,000 Monobloc, but an 8 channel with BRIDEGABLE channels.
And the most STAGGERING thing about it
, is that it it only costs $3000!!!!
This is difficult for my mind to wrap around, but the assessment is NOT JUST MINE.
Most recently I have heard the AMPZILLA 2000 (300wpc $8500 pr) Monoblocs, the BRYSTON 4bSST, ($5000) and 7bSST ($11,000) monoblocs, the NuFORCE Reference 18 ($7600 pr originally), and the Pass Labs, and Atma-Spheres. Only a couple come close to matching the K-38
in a few categories.
Not one of these amps, nor any heard previously totally matched or exceeded the MCH K38
in ANY sonic performance category, and the K-38
smoked some of the VERY BIG BOYS quite badly in most.
To tag this amp a GIANT KILLER
is a serious UNDERSTATEMENT
Now I post this because many are looking for a Serious Amp, but they don't have 5 digit checkbooks. I also know that virtually NO ONE
, including me, would be looking at an 8 channel amp
, and only using 4 channels bridged to 400wpc for their SERIOUS LISTENING SYSTEMS. Well, all I can say is "go ahead" and spend $5000-$50,000 and get the same or lower performance.
I have a feeling that even NuPRIME
does not fully appreciate the qualities and performance available from this amp. You know how I know? THE PRICE!!!!
From what I have heard (and I admittedly haven't heard every amp out there) there is NOTHING that can compare at even 4-10 TIMES the price.
So THAT is why we are demoing the MCH K-38
at THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHOW
next week in our 2 channel rig.
I plan on OPENING SOME EARS and hope you can stop in and hear for yourself, before Rustydoglim comes to his senses, and doubles or triples the price on this incredible amplifier.
I'll post more later, including some quotes from recent customers.
And if you already own the K-38 congratulations and if you haven't already, get your serious listening cap on and see EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.