I can't help but laugh at some of these posts. First thing that comes to mind is- Join Head-Fi and you can have your daily dose of General Hospital/All My Children and One Life To Live all at the same time.
As stated earlier, very counter productive...and not answering gear related questions.
|Mostly they sell to people without a great deal of experience with home amps, so they easily become the best thing they've heard, perpetuating the buzz.
Absolutely not true in a lot of cases. I have 5 home tube amps (4 Chinese- 2DVs & 2 LDs. Ironically my first home amp was the MF X-CanV3 and was more expensive than the other 4 at the time of purchase.
It's not about spending more, but finding what you like. I have emailed Jack at Woo, Singlepower, Space Labs for info on higher end amps, however, once I received my DV and LD, I was totally happy with the music I was listening to. Upgrading does not always mean spending a lot more. If what you are hearing is not up to par and want to expand, by all means do so.
I like the Chinese amps personally and I'm considering the DV3322 when it comes out, the only thing holding me back is where I'm going to put it. I like tinkering with different setups and seeing what gear has better synergy with other gear. That does not mean that I have to spend thousands of dollars to accomplish that.
In the old adage- "To each his own" and "what works for you might not work for others"...Is that not why we are here- to find out...? Whether you spend $20,000 or $200 it does not matter as long as we are all enjoying the music.
In reference to Penchum...The only thing that is certain is that he knows his LD amps.