Originally Posted by 4DHD
Amps most certainly are NOT created equal. There are some amps that do sound the same...But when you move up the line into better circuitry, components used in those circuits = big improvement. Better soundstage, more detail, better highs, mids, bass.
Well, everyone thinks differently.
I've heard amps from Mark Levinson, Krell, Bryston, McIntosh, Parasound, Classe, ATI, Crown, Denon, Onkyo, Emotiva, etc, and I can't tell any difference whatsoever in soundstage, image, detail, clarity, resolution, etc. The ONLY difference I noticed was the volume levels as amps have different voltage gains.
So let's just agree that everyone has a different opinion and nothing is FACT when it comes to audio.
Just like how you & I don't believe in passive bi-amp & tri-amp, while some other people absolutely swear by it as if it were a fact of life.