Originally Posted by runnin'
Just recieved the A21 yesterday and have been putting it through its paces. It's running a pair of Paradigm Signature S6 using an Oppo 95 as source and pre amp(volume) for now. This amp is significantly better than the Emotiva XPA-3 it replaces. Superior bass, more defined sound stage and everything just sounds a little more defined in my system. Also, the amp is visually stunning compared to the plain black square box of the Emo. I'm trying out all kinds of music and the recording quality or lack there of is clearly apparent.
Some people still believe there is no
differences between all
amps. My thoughts are many amps will sound the same, especially cookie cutter amps, as I like to call them. But if any given amp has significantly different designed circuits, ie. better design, better components, there has to be at least some difference.
That clown who says he will put up $10k for anyone to grab, if that person can consistently pick the same amp in a blind 3 amp A/B/C test. Lets get real, you know he picked 3 amps that do sound the same. Which is why, if the challenger wants to pick the amps, then he also has to put up $10k, cos he knows the challenger will have done his homework too, and picked one amp that does sound different enough to the other two, enabling him to pick it every time.
As for emo, I think their industrial design is butt ugly, I hate all those blue lights and the aluminum corner strips. Talk about looking cheap..I thought the first generation Outlaw gear was cheap looking, Emo managed to out do them on that count. My old HCA2205A certainly does not look as good as my Halo P7 pre-amp, but its much better looking than anything emo sells.