Hi guys, boy are you all in for a MAJOR suprise! Remember that first time you heard a truly high-end system? That’s how I felt once I got these suckers warmed up!Paul is not exaggerating! Within a couple of hours after powering them up the amplifiers already sounded better than any amplifier I have ever owned. I am truly enamored by the sound! Words cannot describe what I experienced yesterday when listening to the amps an order of magnitude better in every way than any other amplifiers I have ever owned.
A sense of pride in the design, built quality and sonics becomes obvious upon inspection. Furthermore, it’s obvious that P.S. Audio did their homework before building this puppy. Even the packaging was ingenious, they are double boxed and strapped. Unbeknownst to me, there was a very good reason for the outer strapping, unfortunately I didn’t figure it out until I unboxed the second amp. Lol. The design of the packaging allows you to totally unpack the amp without having to lift it out of the box. What a pleasure after spending the past 20 years lifting 100 pound amplifiers out of the box.
My designated room is custom built to my specifications. My walls are built with a resilient channel, double walled with green glue in between. I have 16 inch acoustic science corporation bass tube traps in every corner that reaches to the ceiling. The front and back walls have custom wall panels, both side walls have custom panels which have a 60/40 ratio of absorbtion to diffusion. The acoustics are about as good as you can get or that I have heard up to date. I get phenomenal imaging and sound staging in my room. Now that I have added Paul’s amps to my system I understand what he is talking about with respect to space. The noice floor has lowered substantially, which lends itself to a much blacker background. The soundstage has increased another 30% in size to the point where there is a sonic illusion that reaches outside of the walls of my room. Crazy huh? The instruments are substantially more isolated from the other instruments and there is a “sound envelope” around each instrument. From a video standpoint, it would be like getting a new television that has a contrast ratio of 10,000,000/1 .
more to come Dr. Andrew Collen/ the Audio Surgeon
associated equipment speaker- Maggie 3.7i with bass panels. Emerald physics 2.7. Emerald physics 4.3. Diffinitive technology super towers, walsh ohm A’s, walsh ohm F , 2-super cube reference subwoofers
amplifiers- bhk 300 monos, pass labs xa-100.5,
preamp- pass lab xp-20, mg audio custom tube preamp,
digital source- ps audio
dsd- with oppo- 105 used as transport
analog- audio surgeon custom turntable with teres rim drive motor,tri-planar tone arm, myabi 47 labs cartilage, ps audio phono
cable- mg audio, audio quest, supra.
a slew of power conditioners headphones electro static and dynamic and other midfi amps and bookshelf speakers not worth mentioning