I’m an obsessive type personality. When I get the rare opportunity like I am about to have to make what is a sizable investment (for me) I google, YouTube, and read the holy hell out of everything I can. For months on end. I talk to people I respect and whose opinions I value, I’ve been lucky enough to speak with a few speaker builders , well known, who have been extremely helpful. For about 3 months I’ve spent every bit of my free time trying to decide which way I’m going to go. Speakers were the easiest decision I made, electronics a nightmare. Always wanted a class AB or Tube amp, But then I caught wind of the progress that has been made in Class D. I live in the outskirts of nowhere so I don’t have the ability to really go hear anything, but almost guys today have in home trials so it’s cool. Anyway thre is so much conflicting opinions on Class D, I’ve kind of formed my own now and am looking in that direction. One opinion that seemed to be held my most if not all of everything I’ve read or people I’ve spoke to is Cherry Amps are on an entirely different level. The creator Tommy is pretty much revered by most everyone as knowing and doing something that no one else does. It’s almost ridiculous how many different times the name Cherry Amp came up. Now all things considered I really want to go that route. I just have one issue.
Tommy said his amps were made for his Dac’s,I get that... but is there some technological reasoning why Cherry Amps wouldn’t work or sound as well hooked up to a Pass Pre, or a Van Alstine, or even a PrimaLuna? I am totally behind the minimalist ideals and the sound is all that matters ideals, but I want to run my TV through my 2.1 system, and I also must say, having just two little red boxes the size of cigarettes packs sitting on.a shelf in between two amazing speakers and below a 70” flat screen would not pass my WAF. I’m in no way criticizing, I just am someone who wants to use my system for more than just music, and who has a spouse , and honestly I kind of feel this way too, who would like something of great quality and performance that also looks amazing out where everyone who happens to come over can see. Hate me call me an idiot, but God, I think someone could make a fortune if they created a Preamp with all the pretty baubles and features that some want, with a top that would come off and have connect inside to put Cherry Amp and Cherry Dac. You could close it up and have a amazing pre with the absolute best Dac and Amp inside. Lol
Anyway what I really want to know is would Cherry In Line amps sound just as amazing connected to a Pre made by other companies? I’m not very knowlwedagble but I’d think you could even connect a DacDac to another Pre with the Amp and have the best of both worlds. I’m just asking because I read somewhere that Cherry amps were made for Cherry DACs and that they didn’t recommend other Preamps. Any opinions, or anyone running Cherry Amps with other equipment have my thoughts on how it sounds? I really love these Amps, just want to make it work the best way possible for my situation.