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Yes I did get the updated amplifier back and it is perfect. That slight "coldness" I was hearing with the highs is completely gone. The highs are still very crisp and clean. Dennis hit a home run with changes he made. I watched a couple movies with the old amp and it sounded awesome I had no complaints there. The newer version sounds awesome with music and movies. My sound stage sounds amazing and I am very pleased. I need a little more time to do some critical listening but that is my initial impression.
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Yes I did get the updated amplifier back and it is perfect. That slight "coldness" I was hearing with the highs is completely gone. The highs are still very crisp and clean. Dennis hit a home run with changes he made. I watched a couple movies with the old amp and it sounded awesome I had no complaints there. The newer version sounds awesome with music and movies. My sound stage sounds amazing and I am very pleased. I need a little more time to do some critical listening but that is my initial impression.
Interesting!

I'm really happy with what I hear now, but if it could be better....... Though I'd have no way to compare other than by memory. Did Dennis detail exactly what he did to the amp - do you know if it's a modification, or different amp modules entirely?

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Interesting!

I'm really happy with what I hear now, but if it could be better....... Though I'd have no way to compare other than by memory. Did Dennis detail exactly what he did to the amp - do you know if it's a modification, or different amp modules entirely?

Anyway, glad you are liking (loving?) it!!
I posted exactly what dennis e-mailed me a few posts back. I have no clue what he did. I wanted to open the old amp and take pics but i didnt feel right since I was sending it back.

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I posted exactly what dennis e-mailed me a few posts back. I have no clue what he did. I wanted to open the old amp and take pics but i didnt feel right since I was sending it back.
Understood!

I actually just called Dennis - so, it's a modification to the input buffer circuitry. I will not claim to understand what that means. BUT he did indicate that within a few weeks, he will likely make a more official announcement about it on the website. I think I'm going to have this done to my amp too. Just gotta figure out when a good time to do so will be to be without my system for a week or so....??

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Understood!

I actually just called Dennis - so, it's a modification to the input buffer circuitry. I will not claim to understand what that means. BUT he did indicate that within a few weeks, he will likely make a more official announcement about it on the website. I think I'm going to have this done to my amp too. Just gotta figure out when a good time to do so will be to be without my system for a week or so....??
That's what I figured, but didn't know for sure. I've scoured the internet enough and have read that typically the only changes to a lot of class D modules are the input butter and that's where you can apply your signature sound. Glad to hear it's working out and can't wait to get one myself. I still have one of his old ICE 7 channels amps.

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That's what I figured, but didn't know for sure. I've scoured the internet enough and have read that typically the only changes to a lot of class D modules are the input butter and that's where you can apply your signature sound. Glad to hear it's working out and can't wait to get one myself. I still have one of his old ICE 7 channels amps.
And I don't know the specifics, but there is a certain point (age) at which the current modification can't be done. One would have to call Dennis to find out of their age of amp can be done or not. Fortunately, mine is new enough (year old), so I can get the mod. done.

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And I don't know the specifics, but there is a certain point (age) at which the current modification can't be done. One would have to call Dennis to find out of their age of amp can be done or not. Fortunately, mine is new enough (year old), so I can get the mod. done.
I know my old one can't and I wouldn't send it to him anyway since I'm in New Zealand and the shipping would be ridiculous. However I do plan to buy a couple amps this year from him. I have a friend in Mountain View, California (my old stomping grounds) that bought a 3 channel M3, after some pushing, and he may have to send his in.

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