These are (physically) beautiful pieces of equipment, and appear well built.
Plugged em in, connected em up to my PA DSD.
Initial impressions/observations, playing Roon-Tidal and ripped music:
– Overall, gorgeous sounding amps
– Wide, tall, 3-dimensional soundstage
– Extremely musical and organic, lifelike
The main thing I’m struggling with right now on these is, in my scenario, the bass is overwhelming and a little bloaty. It becomes what you notice the most, obscuring/interfering with the other beautiful aspects of the sound. Vocals and guitars sound slightly “blanketed”. More importantly, just there’s “too much”.
The other amp I’m comparing to seems “faster”, with tighter/more controlled (but still low and punchy) bass. A little less 3-dimensional and beautifully musical, but more “PRAT” and engaging. A little less fatiguing.
Ends up being a very tough comparison, both these setups do some things extremely well. Neither amps have had much burn-in time.
Other than treating the room (a limitation in this case), is there anything that can be done to control bass better?