I may have mentioned this amp already, but due to a very very extended loan by the most generous Ampdesigner333 (aka Tommy) I wanted to add another
for the Digital Amp Co.'s products.
I have on loan a DAC Cherry Plus and I continue to be impressed with this amp every day.
It's a Class D and I am conciously listening for any sign of harshness or unpleasantness on the treble and I hear none. More telling is that I have been using a SS preamp lately (old Forte Model 40) and there is nothing in the DAC amps that needs taming w/ tubes. Not that my VAC pre doesn't sound better, but even with a current-retail less than $300 SS pre, the amp sounds great.
Imaging precision is breathtaking. Bass extremely well controlled and extended blah blah all that good stuff. I think we are familiar with the concept of "Control" when we are talking bass performance, but I hear "Control" applied equally across the spectum with this thing. I think that's where the creepy-good imaging comes from. (And not just me - I've heard things coming from behind me (2-ch system) where both dogs jump up and run across the house wondering WTF was that)
A buddy was over and couldn't believe how good the VSRs sounded w/ the Forte. He looked at me and said "It's the amp, isn't it" "Yup"
Also the cool-running has been a big asset this summer. My VAC amp is sitting in the corner and I haven't hooked it up once since the Cherry+ has been here.
I'd love to hear it vs. the Spectrons, as it handily outperformed the UcD and ICE amps I've heard w/ these speakers in this room.
I got some Reality speaker cables and systen seems happiest w/ them on the bottom and the Analysis Plus Oval 9 on the top. Realities were a bit foreward on top relative to the AP; AP had a bit more tube-ish depth than the Realities on top. Reality bass starts and stops faster than the AP, to my ears.
Tommy definitely kicks the other 332 Ampdesigner's butts.
I want to add the disclaimer that I'd consider Tommy a friend (although he hates my guts (kidding)) but there have been several other reports of success w/ the DAC products lately that mirror my own experience. (So I guess that means a bunch of us are deaf