PSAudio Fan Gets Published


#1

Been hanging around the forum for a few years, but thought I’d share that my first equipment review was published this week:

http://www.theaudiobeat.com/equipment/conrad_johnson_mf2550se.htm

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#2

COOL!


#3

Great review! REALLY well written IMO!77_gif


#4

Congratulations!

We can all say we knew you when.


#5
Elk said Congratulations!

We can all say we knew you when.


Look who’s talking, big shot. :wink:

Seriously, congrats on the recent promotion!


#6

:)


#7

Congratulations to you both!


#8

Wow! 77_gif77_gif77_gif We have a celebrity amongst us. Congratulations. I just read it. Excellent work. You’re a very talented and expressive writer.


#9
Paul McGowan said Wow! 77_gif77_gif77_gif We have a celebrity amongst us. Congratulations. I just read it. Excellent work. You're a very talented and expressive writer.
Paul,

You are generous as ever. Coming from someone whose prose I look forward to reading every morning, that means more than I can say. Thank you for that and for making such fine gear!


#10

Vance, just read the review. Congrats. A nice bit of writing!


#11

Nicely written and a well balanced review. Congrats Vance! More to come?


#12
stevem2 said Nicely written and a well balanced review. Congrats Vance! More to come?
Thanks! I hope so, but only my editor knows for sure. ;-)

#13

Is there somewhere we can vote?


#14
Elk said Is there somewhere we can vote?
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#15

After reading I was ready to go out and audition one! Fortunately for Paul and the PWA my local dealer closed down last year so I wouldn’t know where to go to listen to it.

Sounds like a serious contender, even to the PWA. (Paul will make the PWA better, of course ;) )

I like the detail of how the local storage capacitors were located directly adjacent to the output devices; I can see how that would improve the supply rail stability. Or at least I think I do. But what I don’t know about electronics would fill volumes.

Sounds exciting. I can hardly wait to replace the Streets.

–SSW


#16

This sounds like Steve McCormack’s DNA amplifiers. DNA is “Distributed Node Amplifier.” The design distributes the high-current power supply storage capacitance as a series of nodes, or storage points, located as close as physically practical to the output transistors.)


#17

I recall the DNA-500 being a fantastic sounding amp. A friend had one driving a pair of Salk HT3s at the time, now Soundscape 8s.


#18
Elk said This sounds like Steve McCormack's DNA amplifiers. DNA is "Distributed Node Amplifier." The design distributes the high-current power supply storage capacitance as a series of nodes, or storage points, located as close as physically practical to the output transistors.)
CJ absorbed the McCormack brand and designs a few years back.

#19

Yes, quite a few years ago. SMC Audio is also no longer doing upgrades.


#20

I wish that more audio reviewers could write like that. Or maybe I don’t… :slight_smile: Life might get even more expensive than it already is.

Congratulations Vance, very well done.

J.P.