Pardon the delay, but we’re backed up due to external delays. This is not typical of Cherry Amp response times!!
So, the email I received was complicated — not the kind of thing I could answer immediately aside from simply acknowledging receipt.
Thanks, all for participation in this thread !!
As far as SQ and power, any 60V or higher Cherry Amp will work for your speakers with good headroom and smooth, authoritative sound. For maximum headroom, I’d recommend the Cherry MEGA, although this might be considered overkill. There’s nothing quite like lots of headroom for the sound.
Regarding our amps compared to others on the market.... We design our own hardware, down to the smallest part. We don’t use pre-fab modules, which are typically made to fit as many applications as possible and include markups that increase cost to the end customer.
Our amplifier technology is different than the rest and is proprietary/patented. We focus on smooth phase shifts, DC coupling end-to-end, true balanced operation, and sound quality over specifications. Our specifications are great (120dB SNR, 0.001% THD, etc.), but these things are measured using continuous sine waves, and we realize the flaws in trying to equate the numbers with what you hear. We are more concerned with performance in delivering music as opposed to numbers on a spreadsheet.
What makes us different as a company is that we simply aren’t greedy. We have low overhead and no investors pushing us for their piece of the action. We don’t have markups on amp modules since we design and manufacture our own boards, chassis, wire harnesses, and packaging. Our products are also designed and manufactured in Allentown PA. I am the designer, and you can talk to me directly.