Not really sure I know their smiler. Someone els could probably explain better.
I don't build either - I just love DIY for the flexibility of the designs. Your correct, their are professional AMB builders and their are a few builders most people like that are really good like SWA but not a so called professional builder.
Your also correct in it's hard to find a builder that's willing to build a Dynahi.
Old thread on SS amps:
Just some more info about the sound signatures. The Dynahi sounds closest to the GS-X out of the amps listed. They're similar in terms of SQ, except for very inefficient headphones where you'd benefit from more power than the GS-X provides. The GS-1 is the next most similar to the Dynahi.
Grouping the Dynalo/Dynahi as Gilmore amps, the Beta22 is warmer, darker, more liquid and has a larger soundstage. It's also significantly more forgiving of source and recording.
The Gilmores are faster, tighter, more neutral, with a more upfront sound and sharper focus/clarity. They are closer to what the source and recording actually sound like. More transparent and accurate than the Beta, but not very forgiving.
Though both sound great with high-end sources, my preference is for Gilmore amps with good sources and AMB's amps with mediocre ones. I say this because the Beta, to some extent, will colour the sound to make it pleasing. The Gilmores won't do this, so you need a great source for them to shine.
(based purely on the design of each amp, I know where I stand, curious to hear other's impressions).
Not even gonna give it a fair shake sound wise?
I know where I stand and won't say more than that. But curious on what others think between the two.
I hope you heard it to confirm what you know. But curious as well.
Yes I have. I haven't had it in my home for an extended listen, but that said it wasn't my cup o' tea sonically.