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Perry's 2 cents This is a fabulous opportunity to get a top-notch audio component at a fantastic deal. The NuPrime gear continues to surpass all expectations with regards to value/performance ratios with their newest offerings. And despite the MCHK 38 being around for only a couple of years easily holds its own as reference level quality and real-world pricing and unsurpassed value, not to mention is amazing flexibility.
This amplifier can drive almost any speaker with no issues. Whether you want to upgrade and replace your internal amplifier on a home theater receiver, or go mad and create a monster amp of and vertically or electronically biamp at a whopping 400 wpch you can thank Nuprime themselves by providing a price reduction program to even further provide even better value on this renowned performer.
Note if your looking for a complete system that has garnered so many exceptional reviews, look no further than matching this combo up with one of NuPrimes excellent pre amp DACs and some of our wonderful lines of speakers like our world-renowned Amphion for a better than you are their experience, or the huge scale and lifelike dynamics of a set of Legacy or one of the most practical and ingenious designs from Larsen.. for a world-class system at a real-world price.
Seriouly this has got to me one of the best souding underated products I have ever heard
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Audio Circle The BEST AMP I have EVER heard (at ANY price) has 8 channels!
OK, I have been holding off on writing this for a while to continue to log time on this amp.
I have also wanted to get feedback from my customers who have it and have listened to it SERIOUSLY.
I have been a dyed in the wool AudioPhile since about 1972, when I purchased and Stacked Mirror Imaged Dalhquist DQ-10 speakers.
I have heard hundreds of absolutley INCREDIBLE Stereo and Monobloc amplifiers in hundreds of systems and rooms.
I have heard amps that cost over more than some peoples homes at the time.
Now much of my impressions would clearly be shaped by the System and Room I have heard these amps in, but when an amp is GOOD, and in a GOOD systems, and you know what to listen for, you should be able to get an idea of what is high quality sound, and what is just good.
Most of these amps were either Stereo, or Monobloc Pairs. They mostly (the good ones) were expensive, and all had reputations for performance and often a pedigreed Designer who were legends in the world of amplifiers.
So I am prefacing this with all that information, so you don't get the idea I am not to familiar with High Performance Amps and High Performance LISTENING to them.
That is why it is all the more STARTLING for me to make the CLAIM that is coming. In fact, I still hesitate to post such a CLAIM since it sounds somewhat IMPLAUSIBLE, even to me. But HERE GOES:
The Best AMP I have EVER HEARD (EVER) in my or any system, is the NuPRIME MCH K-38 eight channel amp, with the channels I am using BRIDGED to 400wpc.
No, it is not some $40,000 Stereo, or $25,000 Monobloc, but an 8 channel with BRIDEGABLE channels.
And the most STAGGERING thing about it, is that it it only costs $3000!!!!
This is difficult for my mind to wrap around, but the assessment is NOT JUST MINE.
Most recently I have heard the AMPZILLA 2000 (300wpc $8500 pr) Monoblocs, the BRYSTON 4bSST, ($5000) and 7bSST ($11,000) monoblocs, the NuFORCE Reference 18 ($7600 pr originally), and the Pass Labs, and Atma-Spheres. Only a couple come close to matching the K-38 in a few categories.
Not one of these amps, nor any heard previously totally matched or exceeded the MCH K38 in ANY sonic performance category, and the K-38 smoked some of the VERY BIG BOYS quite badly in most.
To tag this amp a GIANT KILLER is a serious UNDERSTATEMENT.
Now I post this because many are looking for a Serious Amp, but they don't have 5 digit checkbooks. I also know that virtually NO ONE, including me, would be looking at an 8 channel amp, and only using 4 channels bridged to 400wpc for their SERIOUS LISTENING SYSTEMS. Well, all I can say is "go ahead" and spend $5000-$50,000 and get the same or lower performance.
I have a feeling that even NuPRIME does not fully appreciate the qualities and performance available from this amp.
You know how I know? THE PRICE!!!! From what I have heard (and I admittedly haven't heard every amp out there) there is NOTHING that can compare at even 4-10 TIMES the price.
So THAT is why we are demoing the MCH K-38 at THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHOW next week in our 2 channel rig.
I plan on OPENING SOME EARS and hope you can stop in and hear for yourself, before Rustydoglim comes to his senses, and doubles or triples the price on this incredible amplifier.
I'll post more later, including some quotes from recent customers.
And if you already own the K-38 congratulations and if you haven't already, get your serious listening cap on and see EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT
Now we can look at what happens when we bridge. This is simply combining two channels into one which gives a dramatic increase in power. What isn't so simple is how this works with different designs and if there is a trade off between quantity and quality.
Not that many amplifiers can be bridged - the reason is that with conventional designs, while bridging can give 2-3 times more rated power, it also gives higher distortion levels and lowers the ability of the amplifier to deal with the low (4 ohm) impedance loads presented by a good proportion of speakers. Bridging a conventional amp lowers the effective impedance and amplifier 'sees' in a speaker, so an 8 ohm speaker presents a load similar to a 4 ohm speaker when bridged. It follows that a 4 ohm speaker presents a 2 ohm load and this is starting to get too close to a short circuit which inevitably leads to big problems.
As you already know, the NuPrime design is not conventional. The MCH-K38 has a stable output into differing loads - 8 ohms or 4, it is rated at 210 watts per channel. When bridged it maintains this stability and ramps up to 400 watts per channel - again into either load.
What is unusual, is that NuPrime specify that the rated distortion actually drops when bridged. It is precisely halved. Now I don't know enough to say why this happens and I've got no reason to disbelieve NuPrime - given the unconventional nature of the design, the claim is plausible and in practice the sonic results I hear back this up.
The improvement made by bridging is immediate, substantial and transformational. In this mode, the K38 far outperforms the ST-10. The sound produced is much more open and dynamic but also smoother and more musical. With lesser amplifiers, bridging results in a more aggressive sound but with the MCH-K38, it's just better in every regard.
On this alone, the NuPrime MCH-K38 is an exceptional wee beast. Given the NuPrime ST-10 already a reference standard, to get quality that exceeds this AND delivers 400 watts on tap should be getting your attention.
Specifications GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS: Power: 8 X 210W at 4 & 8 Ohms / 4 X 400W @ 4 & 8 Ohms. MCH-K38 is able to maintain the same power rating at 8 Ohms due to a large power supply. Input Impedance: 47k Ohms Gain: x 22 Signal to Noise Ratio: < -80dB at 1W, 10W, 100W THD+N: 0.02% (Stereo) / 0.01% (Mono) Frequency Response: 10Hz to 50kHz Worldwide AC voltage: (115 VAC / 230 VAC) AC Fuse: Slow-blow, 7A, 250VAC Dimension: 430.3 mm W x 378.7 mm D x 98.55 mm H (including feet) Weight: 14.5 kg Color: Black
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