Successfully Completed ! ! Kickstarter #6 ---- mini Cherry Amplifier™

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UPDATE: Project Launched (see below) !!

Getting ready to launch our 6th Kickstarter....

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Here’s the video (only 1:30):
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We plan to announce another new product (related to mini MEGA) as well !

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-Tommy O

p.s. Some amazing offers will be presented in exchange for supporting this development project.


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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGA Amplifier
« Reply #1 on: 22 Dec 2018, 05:23 pm »
Year end activity has us SUPER busy....  Any thoughts on waiting until 2019 to start this project?

Almost 300 views on our video so far!

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGA Amplifier
« Reply #2 on: 22 Dec 2018, 05:57 pm »
Any specifics on what a "mini Mega" actually is?

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGA Amplifier
« Reply #3 on: 28 Dec 2018, 07:59 pm »
Any specifics on what a "mini Mega" actually is?
The mini MEGA is based on the same case, wiring, and enclosure as it's big brother, the MEGA Stereo.

Compared to the MEGA Stereo, the mini MEGA has a lower voltage transformer, no faceplate (however, label will be much nicer than the one pictured!), Dayton binding posts (instead of Gold WBTs), and our new, custom Maraschino Modules.

Preliminary Specifications:
    Power output: 400Wpc into 4Ω or 200Wpc into 8Ω
    SNR: 120dB
    THD+N at 10W: 0.002%
    Frequency Response: 0Hz to 100kHz

Preliminary Features:
    - DC coupled end-to-end for no bass phase shift and response down to 0Hz
    - OPA1602 based input stages
    - Large toroid transformer based linear power supply
    - Automatic sleep mode
    - True balanced inputs (RCA adapters included)
    - Cherry Amplifier (R) Sound !!
        - Smooth, silky highs with no harshness
        - Open sky imaging
        - Rock solid bass
        - Excellent transient delivery


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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #4 on: 15 Jan 2019, 02:33 pm »
Launching VERY soon!

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Here's the project preview.  Please note that we will add more background information and rewards after launch.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378044010/2026328875?ref=5199p2&token=4bf26dc6

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-Tommy O

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #5 on: 16 Jan 2019, 04:50 pm »
Launching VERY soon!

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Here's the project preview.  Please note that we will add more background information and rewards after launch.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378044010/2026328875?ref=5199p2&token=4bf26dc6

Thanks!

-Tommy O
Take a look at the wonderful comment a customer added to my project preview!!

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We have officially launched our mini MEGAschino Kickstarter !!

We will be offering some amazing deals as rewards for supporting our development efforts as we release this high performance stereo amplifier at a very reasonable price (well under $2500 list, only $1690 through this Kickstarter).

The mini MEGAschino is a stereo amplifier capable of 400Wpc into 4Ω, 120dB SNR, and 0.002% THD+N. It features that refined Cherry Sound, giving listeners amazing performance from their existing loudspeakers! DC coupled for no bass phase shift and rock solid lows. Response to 100kHz and excellent control over the speaker well into the upper registers. Auto-sleep, true balanced design, and a big linear power supply add to the long list of factors making this amp a winner for small to large high-performance home audio systems as well as recording studios.

Here's the link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378044010/cherry-mini-megaschino-tm-high-performance-stereo

On mobile devices, click on "Read more about the campaign" to see the full project description. Scroll down to see the details. There's even a video in there showing a prototype system in operation.

Please let us know if the Cherry reward you want is not listed (email Support@DigitalAmp.com), or if you'd like to see the complete list of available rewards. We can customize any setup you wish, including downgrades, upgrades, cables, and accessories! So, we can make a deal made just for YOU.

Thanks for your support!

Tommy O / Founder
Digital Amp Co
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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #7 on: 24 Jan 2019, 02:33 am »
Looks interesting....

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #8 on: 25 Jan 2019, 04:36 pm »
Looks interesting....
By combining our low margins, direct sales, and smart design, we are able to offer an extremely high performance medium power stereo amplifier for a great price.

    This will be what beings you into the Cherry Family!

Please help us spread the word.

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #9 on: 25 Jan 2019, 09:00 pm »
Hello , I am looking for the smallest class d amp I can find . How much do the inline amps costs and where do I purchase them ?

never mind . I found the pricing on the website

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #10 on: 25 Jan 2019, 09:12 pm »
Sadly, the web site is a model of ambiguity.

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #11 on: 25 Jan 2019, 10:24 pm »
Sadly, the web site is a model of ambiguity.
The upside of running lean — more time/money for engineering.  Downside of running lean — less time/money for web site maintenance.

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #12 on: 25 Jan 2019, 10:28 pm »
Hello , I am looking for the smallest class d amp I can find . How much do the inline amps costs and where do I purchase them ?

never mind . I found the pricing on the website
What power level?  We have Cherry Maraschino Modules that are less than 2” x 2” x 1/2” and can output up to 1000W.  Super high audio performance.  These are what’s going in the new mini MEGAschino.  If you can make a small support board (we plan this soon, but it’s pretty simple to do yourself), to provide a socket for the module plus low voltage power supplies and connectors, you can make a VERY small single power supply amp.

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130% so far / NEW REWARD ADDED
« Reply #13 on: 27 Jan 2019, 12:21 am »
As of tonight, we are at 130%....

Today we added a new reward: Our 10th Anniversary Classic Cherry Amp!

Here's the story behind this reward....
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162026.0

Thanks (:

-Tommy O

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #14 on: 27 Jan 2019, 04:15 pm »
Given the size and expected performance of these modules, they seem ideal for kits.

Do you feel that you are being drawn closer to offering OEM modules for DIY, or do you have enough issues of your own to not have to worry about everyone else's!!!   :nono: :roll: :lol:

I'm tired of ncore this and ice that  :sleep: and want to see you mix it up  8)


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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #15 on: 28 Jan 2019, 06:30 pm »
Given the size and expected performance of these modules, they seem ideal for kits.

Do you feel that you are being drawn closer to offering OEM modules for DIY, or do you have enough issues of your own to not have to worry about everyone else's!!!   :nono: :roll: :lol:

I'm tired of ncore this and ice that  :sleep: and want to see you mix it up  8)


-Mike
Our first version modules were used in a product years ago, but the brand was too obscure, and we had bigger fish to fry at the moment, working on the MEGAschino.

We quoted them for a big name manufacturer around the same time, but they wanted something cheap. In the process, we found that their margins are incredibly high!

Currently, we have a few products planned to use them, then maybe we’ll be able to offer lower cost due to higher volume production.

As far as DIY, we tried that decades ago, and it’s a totally different business model.  We have ways to make using them foolproof, unlike the competition, plus our modules are a smarter, more modern design. Thanks.

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #16 on: 10 Feb 2019, 08:30 pm »
We're just over 200% funded currently!  Thanks to all our backers for their generous support.

The deal on original DAC DACs ends tomorrow.  Don't miss it!!
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162272.0


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Product name changed to mini Cherry Amplifier™
« Reply #17 on: 11 Feb 2019, 04:33 pm »
We have changed the name of the mini MEGA to mini Cherry!  (technically mini Cherry Amplifier®)

Why?
Well, this is thanks to the kind feedback of our previous backers.  We realized that the product that we are creating is more like the Maraschino than the MEGAschino (circuitry wise), but we already have an integrated Stereo Maraschino (STM) that is very different than the mini Cherry.  The STM is in a small aluminum enclosure and has a volume control, input selector, and external switching power supply.  The mini Cherry has a beefy internal linear power supply and is a "simple amp" in a 16-gauge cold rolled steel enclosure.  The mini Cherry is bigger and heavier than the STM.  They put out about the same amount of power, and the specifications are very similar.  We will edit the project text soon to reflect the name change.

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Re: Kickstarter #6 ---- Cherry mini MEGAschino™ Amplifier
« Reply #18 on: 11 Feb 2019, 04:34 pm »
We're just over 200% funded currently!  Thanks to all our backers for their generous support.

The deal on original DAC DACs ends tomorrow.  Don't miss it!!
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162272.0
Ends at midnight Eastern Time!

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5-channel Cherry Amplifier™ INTRODUCED
« Reply #19 on: 20 Feb 2019, 10:13 pm »
Currently at 430% with only 5 days left....

The news, in case you haven't heard: We're developing a 5-channel Cherry Amplifier for surround sound!

Preliminary Features and Specifications:
  •  Power Output: 400Wpc into 4Ω, 200Wpc into 8Ω, 1000W max
  •  THD+N: 0.002%
  •  SNR: 118dB
  •  Input Impedance: 20kΩ true balanced
  •  DC coupled for no bass phase shift
  •  Wide band high damping factor
  •  Channel Independent Auto Sleep
  •  That amazing Cherry Sound!

The design consists of 5 Maraschino Cherry Monoblock boards driven by our 1kW 60V power supply. We will offer a standard version and a KING version with a brushed aluminum faceplate and upgraded WBT Gold binding posts.

Want one? We're offering these at a huge discount ($1000 off early adopter special) ONLY during our current Kickstarter project!

Click here and select "Cherry 5-Channel Amplifier Early Adopter" as your reward:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378044010/cherry-mini-megaschino-tm-high-performance-stereo

It's that easy!

Thanks.