New Stellar M700s?


#1

i havent seen much activity on these and I cant post on the beta tester forum.

Any feedback on these amps? I’m considering replacing my Parasound Halo A21 with them and looking forward to the reviews.

Thanks.


#2

Agreed and I am not certain why. Seems to me they’ve had them for some time. They’ve been interestingly quiet - I’ll ask the guys in sales to ping them. Maybe they’re just immersed in the music.giggle_gif


#3
Paul McGowan said

Agreed and I am not certain why. Seems to me they’ve had them for some time. They’ve been interestingly quiet - I’ll ask the guys in sales to ping them. Maybe they’re just immersed in the music.giggle_gif


Thanks Paul. I’m wondering what amps you benchmarked when you designed these.

Thanks for the reply.


#4

Thanks Anthony for starting this thread.

I’m also keeping an eye on these as amplification will be my next major upgrade and I’m thinking late June, early July. I’m particularly interested in what synergy these might bring to the table with my beloved wink Directstream DAC.

Paul - with the release date coming up are any external reviews in the pipeline that you can tell us to look out for at this stage?

Many Thanks,

Alan


#5

I would prefer not to write about other manufacturers we used to benchmark the Stellar series other than the BHK itself. But, of course, there were many others - I just don’t think it’s appropriate to “name names” as such. dull_gif You can use your imagination of amps running at three to four times Stellar’s price range. Tere aren’t that many likely suspects we had to contend with.


#6
BigAlMc said

Paul - with the release date coming up are any external reviews in the pipeline that you can tell us to look out for at this stage?

Many Thanks,

Alan


I am forbidden to talk about upcoming reviewsnospeak_gif - everyone gets all pissy with me when I do. Our director of marketing comes into my office and scolds me.

#7

My apologies for suggesting you go down a precarious path! laugh

Thanks for the reply all the same.

Cheers,

Alan


#8

No worries Alan and no need for apologies. I just have to watch my step and what comes out of my (often) volatile mouth. It was a perfectly reasonable question.


#9

I have already posted describing my positive experience with the M700s.

I am using these in my weekend home to power the Dali Megalines.

I am now beginning my third weekend of listening using the monoblocks. At the end of each, approximately 48 hour weekend workout of the amps, they sounded improved on so many levels. Interesting to me is that on the Friday afternoon return the system appeared to have significantly improved during the power off five days in between. This has now happened twice. I am playing the same cd with which I ended listening last Sunday. What a dramatic opening of the stage, deep, extended, with greater detail, more accurate timbre, more air around voiced and instruments, definitely extended at the upper end. During the non-powered day is something taking place with the internal parts to explain this or is this my subjective imagination. ???

The monoblocks now sound incredibly wonderful. Of course it remains to be seen given that further improvement can be expected with extended hours of use.


#10

Thanks! Great report on the monoblocks.


#11
Herbert said

During the non-powered day is something taking place with the internal parts to explain this or is this my subjective imagination. ???

Steve Deckert, the builder/designer of my pre-amplification, amplification and speaker components recommends for his amps for break-in: on and listened to at least five hours, then at least five hours off, repeated five times. He says that this gets all parts up to desired temps and then allows them to cool down completely, and repeating this like that five times allows things to seat and reseat and finalize as they should be. I've followed that a number of times and though there are still changes with use later, this does get you to where you can settle back and enjoy the sound as it should be.