Originally Posted by MacedonianHero
Thanks! Amazing how personal people can take this...it's only audio.
"Only" audio? This is a huge industry and we're talking about people's livelihoods. I don't see much constructive debate here regarding the merits of products outside of the two in the original post. I appreciate the comparison between the LL MK1 and the KGSSHV as does everyone who posts here. It's important that we continue to post impressions such as these in order to give the community more data points.
What I don't appreciate are the periphery comments and summary dismissal of an entire manufacturer's stable of products based off a single comparison. I also dislike how vehemently people are defending the actions of others in this thread. This has moved beyond a useful discussion of 2 amps and into a thread containing all kinds of rabble rousing by folks who own periphery products to the ones being discussed.
I sold my KGSSHV to someone who would appreciate it more than I do due to how boring it was to me in an extended comparison between it and BHSE. I told myself I'd consider moving back into the STAX world once I've had more time to compare the BHSE, the Electra, and the LL MK2 with both the SR-009 and SR-007.
I've never owned a Cavalli product and yet I've owned a dynalo, a gilmore lite+DPS, a KGSSHV, and a balanced Dynahi, two of which are currently still in my possession. I would need to draw my own conclusion regarding Alex's products and I most likely won't pursue the LL MK1, but that doesn't mean that based off a single comparison I'm going to dismiss all the amps in his stable.
Simulation results too are also welcome if that's what's on hand. You'd be surprised how accurate they can be.
I've worked in consumer electronics for years and I've never had an occasion where the simulation was more than an okay indicator for real world performance.