[ProAudio] Amplifier suggestions?
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Tue Feb 8 11:05:02 PST 2022
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From: "Scott Dorsey via ProAudio" <proaudio at bach.pgm.com>
To: steve at mastercraftrecordings.com; proaudio at bach.pgm.com
Sent: 2/8/2022 7:05:09 AM
Subject: Re: [ProAudio] Amplifier suggestions?
>The thing is, these days it is possible to make pretty blameless power
>amplifiers without too much effort. Yes, the Benchmark is great, but
>there are plenty of other amps out there that are pretty close to it.
>Hell, even Technics is making some decent power amplifiers today! I never
>thought that would happen.
>You no longer need to go to extremes and bias everything way into class A
>to avoid crossover distortion like you did in the seventies.
>What's so hard about servicing the Audio Research, though? There's very little
>in there (except maybe the output transistors) not available off the shelf.
>Disclaimer: I am still using a boatanchor Citation II amplifier to run the
>monitors here. Sometimes I swap it out for a modern amplifier and the
>top end becomes a little more crisp and the bottom end damping changes
>but it never is enough change to make me want to spend money on a new amp.
>I reviewed the Benchmark and it was super clean but I could buy a pair of
>Josephson 617s for that money and still have enough left over for a case
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