Originally Posted by Ray Samuels
I do not really understand the concept of what you call " to solve the shortcomings of the SR-71", I do not believe in bass boost at all, to me it is adding noise & not being faithful to the real signal, as to crossfeed, my believe is the same, if the amp is designed to be a pure MONO left & right channels, then why would I mix the two together, that for me is a NO NO.
As to AC compatible, I call the SR-71 portable. Remember, the SR-71 is designed & made in the great US of A.
I don't think raaj meant shortcomings so much as features that some people enjoy. Some folks like crossfeed or bass boost, and for them, that means that the SR-71 would be missing a couple things that they like to have normally.
The SR-71 is like a high performance racing car, it doesn't have electronic stability control, a 300watt speaker system, or anything else that would be non-essential to a portable amp. The SR-71 does everything a portable amp should do, and it does it very well. The supermono apparantly just has the possibility for a couple extras that aren't necessarily essential to the basic premise of an amp, but some folks like it.
The only thing I'd like to see at all in either amp would be flush-mounted end panels with a radius on the edges, to make the amp more pocket-friendly (end panels that are the same size as the amp body and are rounded off for no sharp corners).