Charles....thanks for posting the S&V review. Just some observations when comparing it to what David wrote about in the Ultimate AV tests.
While the SC 05 hits almost identical power ratings compared to the SC 07, it does so driving 7 channels vs the SC 07's 5 channels (138 W). Also, while the SC 05s power goes up when testing 7 channels vs 5 channels, the SC 07s power rating goes down when comparing 2 channels vs 5 channels. It'd be interesting to see what they found at 5 channels driven between both.
At 5 channels driven, the SC 05 gives up about 20 Watts to the SC 07. But gains those 20 watts back with 7 channels driven.
Also be interesting to see what S&V found at different THD levels, too.
I still believe the ICE power amps of the SC 05 and the SC 07 are the same.
Interesting anomalies, nonetheless!
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