Originally Posted by fraseyboy
Well no... I can't be bothered waiting a year for something that I believe won't be worth the wait.
The only reason why I would wait that long for an amp is if it does sound AMAZINGLY good, like better than all the big amps like the Mapletree Ear+ and the expensive Meir ones. Surely it can't be that good?
The SuperMicro IV was reviewed in the Skylabs portable amp roundup and didn't do that well. Why wait ages for that when you could just get the Hornet or the Tomahawk which according to Skylab sound better?
We all have different ears, I find that what I look for in an amp is not the same that skylab does. This does not make either of us wrong or right, we just have different expectations as well as different gear and EARS.
In my opinion the Supermicro IV is the 2nd best amp, with the Reference being better. Just remember some like chocolate and others vanilla, both are great flavors.
BTW, here is a picture of the 2nd board I received for the Beta Reference I have (May 2007). It has a 15,000 uF capacitor.