Originally Posted by euclid
now looking back i think all i did was a diservice to the Apache simply because its more expensive...
Don't worry Euclid. Most of the people here on head-fi are at the level where they will read what you have written and take it for face value (which is what you want), even if they don't specifically post in your thread.
And don't worry about the price factor either. There are a lot of people on this forum that are pressed for money. So when they read a comparison which sums up to "they are both good, just different", and they compare the prices of 3000$ to 1800$, it's very easy to see why the 1800$ starts to become very attractive for most.
I too am not financially set, and when I was looking for amps I KNEW that RSA amps had a very high price premium over other amps (usually at least twice as much). That's actually one of the reasons I have never owned a RSA amp, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't have liked one. So, when you see others saying things like "the GS-X just became a bargain"..... well... it's true.
Take no offense to it, you did nothing wrong!