i've been eyeballing the insides of hifi stuff since i was a child, anyhow...amplifiers seem so different inside, though they all seem to have a similar 'topology' (layout?). Do these designs represent different ideologies/end sounds or are they just being different for the sake of it with end sound being the result of simple component changes? The rega is by far the most expensive RRP yet is the simplest looking, whilst the NAD is the least expensive RRP wise iirc, yet seems the best internally to my untrained eyeball...sounds great too. what design = what sound, is there a 'rule book' of sorts?
Cambridge A500 (65w) with phono modules fitted (my pic) Cambridge audio have a serious issue with silkscreen spam! has been recapped iirc. would love to know what's under the copper box things..probably a 20p JRC opamp :D
Rega Brio (49w) (2000 version i think, not a brio3) not my pic...looks so beautifully simple! my local Rega Dealer died sadly, not auditioned one, would like to hear it.
Nad C300 (25w), not my pic, but i own one. rawrr copper bus-bars, rawrr class A modules, rawrrr shielded toroidal, rawrrr all discrete...outside looks crap like all NADs