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Now Morris' first company, SAE, has out what Morris feels is the very best stereo amplifier, and also the very best multi-channel amp (I think the msrp for the 8 channel amp, 300 watts per channel, is a cool $16k,and it weighs more than 120 lbs and that's unpacked):

http://hear-sae.com/products/sae-8300/
Interesting. Looks like it is fan cooled. The amp modules are bolted to a central cooling channel with a fan at one end. If they had stuck it on its nose it would have been like the Mac Pro.

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In this thread we've discussed amplifiers by Theta Digital, Amplifier Technologies, Inc. and even BGW, all owed by Morris Kessler. Now Morris' first company, SAE, has out what Morris feels is the very best stereo amplifier, and also the very best multi-channel amp (I think the msrp for the 8 channel amp, 300 watts per channel, is a cool $16k,and it weighs more than 120 lbs and that's unpacked):

http://hear-sae.com/products/sae-8300/
I'd prefer the ATI Signature amp, just from the standpoint of the fan. As dusty as it is in Phoenix, I just don't like the idea of helping to funnel dust into my amplifier. I work with computers every day in my job, and I often find myself blowing the dust out of our desktops. The dust only helps to make things run hotter. Also, I had a Cary 7.250 that looked similar to the SAE (with the cover off), and I had to get rid of it due to fan noise. That SAE 8300 has a fan to allow for rack mounting.

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Man Arizona is nice for all this. Here in Ohio I can't go to an Atmos theater anywhere close.

Cleveland back in the day was one of the largest cities in the USA. Now we are a bunch of has been 's.

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We have the rebuilding right now terrible Phoenix Suns!

You also have a pro baseball team that came so close to winning the World Series. Ours doesn't make the playoffs.
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Interesting. Looks like it is fan cooled. The amp modules are bolted to a central cooling channel with a fan at one end. If they had stuck it on its nose it would have been like the Mac Pro.
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I'd prefer the ATI Signature amp, just from the standpoint of the fan. As dusty as it is in Phoenix, I just don't like the idea of helping to funnel dust into my amplifier. I work with computers every day in my job, and I often find myself blowing the dust out of our desktops. The dust only helps to make things run hotter. Also, I had a Cary 7.250 that looked similar to the SAE (with the cover off), and I had to get rid of it due to fan noise. That SAE 8300 has a fan to allow for rack mounting.

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You folks are not "FANS" of "FANS"!!!!@@@
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I don't mind them so long as I can't hear them. And good ones with good control are silent.

I like the fact that it is a fully balanced design rather than single-ended (with balanced to single-ended conversion of balanced input signals).

Shame there isn't a pic from the side. What I find interesting is that it appears to show the supply secondaries running alongside where the amp output transistors would attach to the heat sink. That plus the amp itself (IPS/VAS stages on the outside, output stages towards the centre) seems so close / integrated with the PSU.

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