My buddy has been telling me for years that new amp technology makes a huge difference in the sound I can get from my speakers, and I never listened to him.
I figured a great quality amp is a great quality amp, how much could the tech possibly have evolved from the 90’s? Also, I was super hesitant to go with something that’s not Class A, heavy caveman power.
The stellar is sexy and well built, but it’s so light…how can it possibly make my speakers really sing? Isn’t the rule for amplifiers that it has to be able to double as a boat anchor to be considered audiophile grade?
Well today I learned how right he was by switching from a big luxman M117 to a stellar S300.
Wow…I’ve really been missing out by not having a good modern amplifier, and this new amp isn’t even “burned in” (if that’s really a real thing)
I’m using Schiit DAC and Pre into the S300 and out to my dynaudio focus 160. Source is tidal.
The separation of instruments, gigantic soundsage, blackness of the background, American company…unbelievable, especially for the price.
Thanks Paul and Team