Absolutely doing your 'homework' on both sides of the equation is the most
logical thing I think Anyone would do. Only one time did I buy an amplifier by specifactions only, they were GREAT,
In fact everyone here would know the name, it also cost $3000, the spec's were outstanding, build quality excellent,
weight 52lbs. Everything said it should be amazing, even was 'blessed by stereophille magazine'.
The bottom line, it had 'balls' Yes, but it was Not 'musical', very two dimensional, boring to listen to,
clinical, No 'spark or life' and after trying to figure out 'what in my system was 'doing this' to this highly rated amplifier, I sold it on E-Bay after 3 months. This is WHY you trully need to look at both objective and subjective sides of ANY piece of electronics! PM me and I'll tell you what it was, The Rep is a good friend of mine, so thats why I'm keeping it to my self.
Originally Posted by mjbuoni
I appreciate your feedback. I myself tend to purchase components that I believe are built well (preferably in the USA), have excellent specs and measurements, and most importantly whose sound I subjectively like.