kevin gilmore Posted November 26, 2016 Report Share Posted November 26, 2016 (edited) I was referring to audio transformers in the audio path. And i'm sure you know this. I have tested a number of lundahl input transformers, and besides being very sensitive to even the slightest amounts of dc, they have 2nd harmonic greater than the .05% you state, just by themselves. I like transformers in power supplies, and rf isolation. At work, lots and lots of 400mhz,500mhz, 600mhz and 5,10 and 35 ghz where striplines turn into transformers real easily without any ferrite. Take a look at that picture again, the hanging electrolytic and flying resistor at the left side. Is this the kind of quality that MSB produces, if I was a customer and bought something in this price range that looked like that I would be mighty pissed. OH wait someone did it for me and sent me a MSB platinum dac. with lots of hidden cuts and jumps and hanging parts on the bottom sides of the dac modules. I posted the pictures, but i'm too lazy to look for them. At this price range the audio jewelry has to be absolutely perfect inside and out. D'Agostino power amps pass the test, Boulder, not so much. Krell has fallen very far in the last few years. Whats going to happen to levinson and revel now that Samsung owns them is going to be really horrible. I'm clearly not the target customer for msb products, I absolutely have the money to write a check for the pair, but would never do so. Even if I had 100 times as much money as I do now, I would still not buy the msb pair. Nor would I buy the sennheiser Orpheus 2, or the hifiman. On the other hand a 2019 Z06,ZR1, or C8 as my retirement vehicle (complete with tennis balls) is a done deal. Back to numbers, 440 VRMS. is that stator to stator, or stator to ground. seems like stator to stator to me. So 600v peak to peak stator to ground. maybe that is why you don't want it clipping? A number of people I know listen at more than 440 VRMS. Even though they should not. These are the same people who hate srm323 because they clip so easily. Edited November 26, 2016 by kevin gilmore 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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