Cherry Amplifier® ---- What We're About

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #720 on: 25 Mar 2018, 06:40 pm »
If you've ever wanted a Cherry Amp or DAC DAC, you have less than 30 hours to take advantage of the sweet goodies here:
http://kck.st/2CH4sLB

Included is a pair of Demo Golden Cherry Amps in mint condition, the new 130dB+ DAC DAC 2 HS, and our Cherry Digital Preamp pre-order.

....and, of course, Stereo MEGAs, and MEGA MONOs.

In any case, we are starting to see the fortunate success of an innovative, customer-first company.  I couldn't be more proud of our customers!  They are smart, and took a calculated risk on a relatively unknown company.  They deserve all the credit for Cherry Amp's success.

-Tommy O  :D

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #721 on: 25 Mar 2018, 08:43 pm »
It is hard to believe those demo cherry mono amps are still there.

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #722 on: 27 Mar 2018, 06:54 pm »
Thanks to our amazing backers, we have succeeded with our MEGAschino Intro Kickstarter and reached 511% !

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #723 on: 1 Aug 2018, 01:52 pm »
Tom Goetz sent a pair of speakers and bought an ad, never got one review. Too much politics.
There must be more to this than stated here.
1.  Reviewers must review any products that they accept for review.  (That does not include unsolicited submissions.)
2.  Buying an ad is not relevant.

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« Reply #724 on: 1 Aug 2018, 05:43 pm »
There must be more to this than stated here.
1.  Reviewers must review any products that they accept for review.  (That does not include unsolicited submissions.)
2.  Buying an ad is not relevant.

1. Gordon Holt made a mock-up review and sent it to Tom Goetz damning his speakers, but Sterophile never published that review. The Goetz was much better than the Vandersteen 2's or the Thiel speakers. I use to sell all three. But that was back in the 80's, it may not be so true today.

2.Goetz did buy an ad, so that part maybe true.

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #725 on: 1 Aug 2018, 10:44 pm »
1. Gordon Holt made a mock-up review and sent it to Tom Goetz damning his speakers, but Sterophile never published that review. The Goetz was much better than the Vandersteen 2's or the Thiel speakers. I use to sell all three. But that was back in the 80's, it may not be so true today.
Well, that antedates my tenure and JGH ain't around to explain.

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2.Goetz did buy an ad, so that part maybe true.
He may have believed that it was relevant but, afaik, it is not so today.

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #727 on: 22 Oct 2018, 04:56 am »
Here’s  a good deal on an STM:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=160156.msg1708953#new
Please post a photo.  How would you characterize the sound?  Thanks.

-Tommy O

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #728 on: 2 Nov 2018, 10:28 pm »
In case you haven't seen, there is a November special following the Steven Stone review of the Stereo MEGAschino in Home Theater Review:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=160513.msg1712166#msg1712166

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Stereo Maraschino Thread
« Reply #729 on: 5 Nov 2018, 06:22 pm »
Since we have a bunch of scattered technical information, photos, reviews, and more regarding the Stereo Maraschino integrated amp, we decided to start a new thread to focus on this increasingly popular product:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=160564.0

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NEW PRODUCT: 130dB+ DAC DAC 2 HSV
« Reply #730 on: 7 Nov 2018, 09:23 pm »
The 130dB+ DAC DAC 2 HSV features a natural feeling analog potentiometer to control digital attenuation.  Why?

More details and photos here:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=160514.0

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #731 on: 21 Nov 2018, 10:29 am »
deleted, found the answer
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New Product on the Way !!
« Reply #732 on: 28 Dec 2018, 10:37 pm »
We are getting ready to launch a new Kickstarter for our new mini MEGA stereo amplifier:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=161372.0

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mini MEGAschino Kickstarter LAUNCHED !!
« Reply #733 on: 24 Jan 2019, 09:01 pm »
We have officially launched our mini Cherry Kickstarter !!

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

Amazing deals as rewards.

We will be making an announcement through this project soon.  A very special surprise, but something that our customers have been requesting for years.

The mini Cherry is a stereo amplifier capable of 400Wpc into 4Ω.  It features that refined Cherry Sound!

Email us at Support@DigitalAmp.com if you want the full product/price list.  We can customize any combination of items.

Thanks for taking a look, and please let us know what you think!

Best Regards,
Tommy O / Founder
Digital Amp Co
CherryAmp.com
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THIS WEEKEND ONLY !! Factory Rebuilt DAC DAC 1 HS/TL
« Reply #734 on: 8 Feb 2019, 07:46 pm »
We have officially launched our mini Cherry Kickstarter !!

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

Amazing deals as rewards.

We will be making an announcement through this project soon.  A very special surprise, but something that our customers have been requesting for years.

The mini Cherry is a stereo amplifier capable of 400Wpc into 4Ω.  It features that refined Cherry Sound!

Email us at Support@DigitalAmp.com if you want the full product/price list.  We can customize any combination of items.

Thanks for taking a look, and please let us know what you think!

Best Regards,
Tommy O / Founder
Digital Amp Co
CherryAmp.com

This weekend only!  Here's a great reason to support our development efforts:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162272.0
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Re: THIS WEEKEND ONLY !! Factory Rebuilt DAC DAC 1 HS/TL
« Reply #735 on: 11 Feb 2019, 04:29 pm »
This weekend only!  Here's a great reason to support our development efforts:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162272.0
This is still active until midnight Eastern Time....

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New 5-Channel Cherry Amp announced on Audio Circle
« Reply #736 on: 20 Feb 2019, 10:26 pm »
There's an early adopter special (ends soon) and other details here:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162524.0

Thanks for taking a look!!




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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #737 on: 22 Feb 2019, 09:24 pm »
Last weekend for our 6th Kickstarter!

Some new rewards added today and FULL PRICE LIST here:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162256.msg1730172#msg1730172

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Re: Cherry Amplifier (R) ---- What We're About
« Reply #738 on: 6 Mar 2019, 02:57 am »
Last weekend for our 6th Kickstarter!

Some new rewards added today and FULL PRICE LIST here:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=162256.msg1730172#msg1730172
Well, we finished up last week, 668% of our goal !!  Thanks again to our loyal and generous BACKERS (:

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Some Audio Philosophy
« Reply #739 on: 6 Mar 2019, 03:39 am »
You might recognize some common themes below, and this is about much more than just our Cherry DAC DACs....

We have measured performance of the Cherry DAC DAC (version 1 HS/TL, 130dB+ version 2 HS/HSV) driven by our 1-ft UHF SPDIF gold cable while varying jitter from none until the DAC can't even lock. The results for THD+N vs amplitude, THD+N vs frequency at 100mFS, THD+N vs frequency at FS, FFT of -60dBFS @ 1kHz, Frequency Response, and SNR DO NOT CHANGE from jitter.  In other words, jitter has NO EFFECT on the DAC DAC's performance as long as it's not bad enough to throw off the interface as a whole, which is WAY more than any reasonably designed source would have!  Why?  The data is internally re-clocked by a tight tolerance "pico clock" oscillator.

You may find the same with other high performance DACs, but they never seem to state this fact.  Maybe they want to sell you a re-clocker later on to improve their "sloppy DAC".  We don't recommend such devices between the audio data source and DAC simply because they don't produce any performance enhancement with our properly designed Cherry DACs.   There's never been an argument to the contrary that holds water.  Also, consider the source of such an argument.  Consider what they're selling.  Be extra weary of any comments pertaining to things that supposedly can't be measured.  My test equipment can reliably tell the difference between 0.001% and 0.002% THD, but no human can.  Same for 120dB SNR vs 122dB.  Same for 10° vs 12° of phase shift.  Same for....  You get the point....

I believe in my test equipment more than any rhetoric, conjecture, or hyperbole.

Another important fact....  The Cherry DAC DAC's INTERNAL power supplies use multiple isolation, regulation, and filtering steps.  This assures immunity to power supply fluctuations at least to +/-1Vpp from the external power supply!  PLUS....  The external power supply is regulated, so there's no need for any power conditioners or an "improved power supply"!

This is how well designed equipment works, folks.  It is able to meet spec out of the box and without the need for any "fixes" like jitter removal or a better power supply.

One semi-exception to the "works to spec" thing....  In order to test our Classic Cherry and MEGA series amplifiers at their highest continuous power levels, a fat power cord is necessary.  This is NOT necessary for music reproduction, however, because average power is much higher when reproducing a continuous sine wave.  The cord we provide (when requested) with our amplifiers is several gauges smaller because performance reproducing just about any music will NOT be affected by using a fancy ultra-low gauge power cord.  We'll discuss the atrocities regarding misinformation about cables some other time....

....and the results are always confirmed by listening tests, of course.

We've proven expectation bias many times by simply not switching something that was supposedly switched during demos.  It's a bit like a magic trick, which is ironically the way snake oil salesmen convince the unsuspecting buyer....

It's important that listeners understand expectation bias and placebo effect.  Many listeners claim to hear something different when there is indeed no difference (nothing was changed, but they thought it was).  Improvements that are so-called "subtle", in many cases, don't actually exist.  I could go on about this for days, but I think it's important to point out that digital data transportation typically works or it does not.  The only reason for the fancy cable is to assure no errors in the data.  Same goes for USB cables.  Super expensive USB cables are certainly snake oil.  It's NOT the same with analog signals, but we're taking about digital here.  It's data.  Regarding subtle effects, one day I was talking to a salesman at a dealer about speaker isolation platforms.  There were other people standing near us when he said the improvement was subtle.  After the others walked away, I said "Subtle as in non-existent?".  He smiled and said "You got it!".

Here's a photo of the Cherry 130dB+ DAC DAC HSV.  It uses a analog pot controlled digital attenuator instead of adding anything to the analog signal path, which is about one inch long in all DAC DACs....