That's a fair point I hadn't thought of. The SR250 is £1500 more, though, and includes HDMI switching and DD/DTS decoding. I was just thinking of a couple of Optical and Coax inputs, USB input, and stereo Dirac. Maybe the Dirac license would have taken them too far over the £1k price point?Why would the cannibalise sales of the SR250?
Two reasons- space and cost. Unlike the TV measurement kit which can be used for every TV, the means of measuring different audio products requires a larger selection of components. These are expensive and right now in particular, I simply have no means of storing equipment of this nature when not in use.Would be nice to have AV forums bench test amplifiers. Power output, distortion and the ability to drive low impedance loads is always interesting.
The Arcam has a design to reduce cross over distortion, so it would be interesting to see some technical results. Scope pictures of the sine wave at low levels and when the extra power kicks in.
We test bench video displays, why not audio?
As I've commented in the past, the conditioner(s) are there to keep my mains safe from test equipment and vice versa. As everything that is reviewed is connected to them, they can be taken to be a constant baseline. They're mentioned because they're present.I'd also question the use of a £1,500 mains conditioner to test a £1k amp. Unless the test environment is known to be problematic, in which case it would be far more useful to know how the amp performs in those circumstances.
But we need to remember that a review is nothing more than one persons subjective opinion based on a very specific set of circumstances.
Bass is slightly overdone at very high volumes tho i am using focal aria 926 floorstanders but amp is amazing stillGlad you like it. It's coming in for review tomorrow. Already tested the SA 10 and liked it a lot. Will be comparing both... Let you know how things go...
Audiovector Mi3 Avantgarde Fronts & Super Rears , Mi1 Signature Sides & AV3Ci Avantgarde CentreI have the new QR 1 monitor speakers. For the money absolutely stunning! NAD M50/DION AUDIO NOS DAC/BRYSTON B60R to make the set-up complete. And you?