technically by doing what they have done it takes out any potential changes in the noise from the power to start with. So each component has a more 'standard' supply of 'clean' power. Better baseline for comparisons to be drawn.Nah that’s not a good reason. A product should be reviewed on its own merits not potentially boosted by the use of another product.
No I haven’t checked but is this power supply used with all review samples?technically by doing what they have done it takes out any potential changes in the noise from the power to start with. So each component has a more 'standard' supply of 'clean' power. Better baseline for comparisons to be drawn.
I don't have a fancy power supply either though.
No because;Doesn’t plugging it into a very expensive power supply skew the review?
Yes. The IsoTeks are here principally because they protect my house from review equipment and review equipment from my house. They are a baseline presence in all reviews but listed for transparency.No I haven’t checked but is this power supply used with all review samples?
This is where the copy is more relevant than the numbers. As an amp- the category that the Pulse IV is placed in- it is less capable than the Naim Nait XS3 and Rega Aethos that straddle it. As noted, it does more than those devices do so the score needs to be taken into account while considering how much less it would potentially cost to build a system around it.
The problem is there is no such thing. Your real-world conditions will be completely different to Ed’s, mine or any other forum member. His review, his system, his point of view, it’s that simple.Have to agree: reviews should be undertaken under real-world conditions.
With the SCM40, the extra grunt of the Aethos is probably your best bet- it's not that the Leema won't get the job done; 80 watts is plenty, but the Rega has effortless extra power.@Ed Selley, as always an interesting and entertaining write up - thanks. Im looking for an amp able to drive ATC SCM40s, which I bought after reading your review on the forums, and then demoed. As the 40s are ‘difficult’ to drive, would the Leema be up to it, or would the Aethos be more suitable with its higher power rating?