, I realized how stunning and magical be outlaw receiver is. The metaphor that I drew was that listening to the Harman Kardon was like driving at night with only a single point in the road in front of you. The Harman Kardon has a mesmerizing centerpoint. However the outlaw receiver is like driving through Manhattan at lunchtime with taxis and buildings and bicycles and sounds and lights all around you. To the uninitiated this could be very daunting as it was for me
Jeez, channeling the moonies and the worst of stereophool magazine..again.
I have been putting my toes into the pond of more expensive amplification. Currently I am playing with a Bryston B60R, Behringer EP4000 and an Exposure 2010S2. All of these amplifiers have distinct musical signatures.
May one call a load of crap what it is?
I sold my brystons (I owned a 4bst and a 4b among others for years) to replace them with a hypex amp and an old Quad 405. In direct AB test when the amps were driven within their limits I was not able to discern a difference...the Quad cost me less than 15$ second hand, and the big filter caps do not look healthy at all.
So, from my considered opinion to your considered opinion I think you are posting some kind of poo. On my side I have the support of several listening test that show that there is little to absolutely no evidence that any amp driven within its limits and specs that are within several percentage points of each other can be distinguished.
If the FR measures flat - where for f..ks sake should "brightness" come from? Or a low bass? Magical realism?