Good God man!!! Still spewing the BS I see, and using my threads to do it! Bravo to you sir for having some original thoughts of your very own!.
I am certain that your good friend Keiko would want to know if you got the grill fixed yet, but I digress.
See you are using my threads to support your position, even though you don't understand anything about which you speak, so let me enlighten you. The first Emo amp was designed for and built to be a CARVER product. Somehow, Dan came into possession of that finished amp after the company that owned the Carver name was ordered to stop using it by a circuit court judge. Dan changed the faceplates added a new name and Emotiva was born, That first Emo amp is still the best engineered and best sounding amp they have ever made, not to mention the most expensive, inflation considered.
Today's stuff has as much in common with the Carver design as you know about audio... absolutely zero.
The Shadow's Carver is an older piece that predates the Carver Digital by several years. SBT/DBT testing done under the methodology you propose is useless as nulling the volume diferences between the two amps serves to negate the very differences you are trying to discern. It's not about volume, rather it is about the ability of an amp to control a speaker and reproduce sound faithfully, and articulately. Your pro grade crown you are so proud of is great for a single Gibson guitar, or a vocalist, and that is what it is meant to do, but to sit there and tell me that it is equal to anything else out there, including my 450 watts of tube power is simply ridiculous.
For those of you reading this and wondering where this comes from, lets just say that me and the Jujubee go way back.
I missed you bro!
Originally Posted by Jinjuku
Mr. Pass has a self-served BIAS to promote that point of view. I am sure even more so that he is putting some $70K amps on the market. Mr. Pass is a really great designer. So are the guys that designed the Crown Macro-Tech series.
How dare you diminish the work of Nelson Pass and his legacy of innovation by comparing his work to the Crown. You come across as nothing but a fanboy for the cheapest gear you can get, lashing out at those that aspire for better. If you are such a great and awesome DIY guy, why not build your own amp. At least then you can claim to understand how an amp works rather than just pretend to know.
My DIY Granite 450wpc tube mono's are heavenly. When I get them back from being trimmed and tweaked, I would be happy to post some pics. Jinjuku my friend... if you ever want to do a SBT/DBT against them with your amp, just let me know. I have little doubt that the Crown will lose it's shine.