Originally Posted by xianthax
Guessing with no listening
First you assume too many things and are guessing.
A lot of the chips are for the 7.1 analog inputs. Who cares?
Samsung and Pulsus are notorious for keeping their technology secret. You really need to research the patents for better insight. The fact is you are taking an educated guess at best, based upon older technology.
Those Who Listen
Member Morphon hears the difference:
"It also sounds very good. It delivers more detail, more transient power than the aging Sony amp it replaced. This is hard to define - but the different-ness of mastering and mixing techniques is more apparent than with my previous amp."
I'll add: the pin-point imaging and holographic depth are remarkable with no edginess whatsoever.
The "secret sauce" is in the chips/IC/DSP. I've read some of the DTS patents listed on the back and the audio processing is quite advanced. I don't think the elaborate MSB/LSB processing is just for decoding of DTS input signals either.
There is no conventional D/A converter. Or volume control. My hunch is the volume is scaled in the PCM to PWM converter. The amplifiers basic frequency is scaled too, which differs from other class D designs.
All this is most certainly not standard fare. The design is a break through in sonic realism. Further by reducing the expensive parts the price and power consumption is reduced..
The difference is I'm ignorant and know it.
But for $299 (at BB this week) its a no-brainier to audition. The new level of sound quality is something to behold.
My enthusiasm for the HW-C700B extraordinary sound quality must be making waves as Home Theater Magazine just published a scathing attack on the expensive Rotel ICE amplifiers in their November 2010 issue. I've never seen anything like it!
My analysis is the high-end industry (with good justification) feels threatened by the new generation of inexpensive commodity priced Pulsus amplifiers (many companies have already taken out licenses). So paint with a broad-bush and prepare for battle! Its all about the money.
The British smear it too:http://www.whathifi.com/Review/Samsung-HW-C700/
Don't threaten my livelihood dude!
But the dutch offer a new clue
Dutch to English translation
Finally, a home theater system that sounds just as important as the image. The Samsung HT C7500. Normal home theater systems rely on digital amps and tend to produce a mediocre sound. However, the HT C7500 uses unique, patented, high-performance Crystal Amp Pro technology to a world of incredibly pure sound. The sound quality is greatly enhanced by multi-variable feedback signals, surpassing the average of normal-sounding audio systems.
Notice how easily duped the average consumer is (but a select few are able figure out something extraordinary):http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HW-C70...DateDescending
Here is another smear campaign:http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...ad.php?t=67673
Oh wait Newegg customers show the most sophistication. Were actually going positive. Whowhoooo!http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882676164
$199 no tax or shipping
Some more competent people who actually listen:http://www.samsung.com/us/video/home...00/XAA-reviews
Please install the firmware update!