As far as "other Class D comparisons" I would love to hear anyone's experience as well. I loved tubes for a while but then became a "nothing beats A, A/B" guy. Class D rocks IMHO however... Anyone compared the Cherry vs PS Audio M700? Any distinct performance differences? I believe both are ICE... Thanks
Yikes! Our amplifiers do NOT use pre-fab modules.
We are one of the few high-end amp manufacturers left that still designs all the circuitry. Our circuits are made with patented and proprietary technology that we developed in-house through decades of R&D. Others simply slap a marked up one-size-fits-all module in a fancy box, then they spend tons of cash on marketing. Their customers pay for it. So do the engineers that were previously working there. That's another story for another day.
I'm not sure what they're using inside, but I compared the published specs of the PS Audio M700 to the Maraschino Cherry and new MEGAschino Cherry. The Cherry Amps have lower distortion, wider frequency response, lower noise, and more accurate gain. The Cherry MEGA has more output power, and the Maraschinos as well into lower impedance. The M700 isn't continuously stable into 2 ohms, but they claim it's stable only "for musical transients". What really struck me was the M700's 100dB SNR rating, about 20dB less than the Cherry Amps. Both have about the same damping factor, but the Cherry Amps have wideband damping. Most manufacturers rate theirs at only 100Hz, and it falls quickly with frequency.
We design Cherry amps for sonics
rather than bench measurements, although our bench measurements are some of the best. I can say without a doubt
that the work we have done to achieve a superior non-Class-D sound has been more than worth it. We are winning tube amp owners over, and over, all the time. How is the PS Audio amp sonics-wise? I can't say, since I haven't heard it yet, but Cherry seriously beats all the module based amps I've heard, and I'm definitely not alone in saying this. Read here for more:http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=127654.0
Thanks for your post.