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    MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    It has arrived! We are very excited to share the All New S202 Stereo Amplifier with you! Further details will be coming.
    -200 Watt Rating
    -Trickle-down technology from the S500 Stereo Amplifier
    -Zero Negative Feedback
    -Class A input stage
    -Class A/B output stage
    -Independent Input Stage and Output Stage power supplies
    -Shielded Transformers
    -Modular Core Design
    -Fully differential balanced design
    -Made in the U.S.A.

    U.S. Retail of $29,500 USD

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Looks terrific, Mike! Hope they do M202’s as well.

    Ken
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Looks awesome, I’d love to hear it.
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    I really like the understated look of the MSB amps. I’m sure the sound is equally impressive.
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Very nice. What are you connecting it to?
    Sincerely,


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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Looks terrific, Mike! Hope they do M202’s as well.

    Ken
    They already did
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Looks awesome, I’d love to hear it.
    Hey Joe, I happen to know a great guy who could hook you up!

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Ha!

    So much gear, so little money. Ugh!
    Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Looks great. Would be fantastic to do a side by side with the DAG S250.
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    For those interested in MSB amplifier technology, an excellent article:
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2020/0...fiers.html?m=1

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    It's a gorgeous looking amplifier, but I must say, the distortion specs for it are underwhelming.
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    It's a gorgeous looking amplifier, but I must say, the distortion specs for it are underwhelming.
    They are “Less than 1% distortion.” What’s underwhelming?


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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    It's a gorgeous looking amplifier, but I must say, the distortion specs for it are underwhelming.
    Hi Brodric,

    It all depends on the design criteria. To get low distortion numbers, global or localized negative feedback needs to be utilized. But many amp designers believe this negative feedback degrades sound quality. Measured distortion of up to 1% at rated power output is generally considered acceptable if the distortion is second or third harmonic.

    Ken
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    Source: MSB Select II DAC with Two Mono Powerbases, Femto 33 Clock, Renderer V2 Digital Input Module and Roon Nucleus Plus
    Amps: Vandersteen M7-HPA Mono Amps
    Speakers: Vandersteen Model 7 Mk2
    Power: Two AudioQuest Niagara 5000’s with AudioQuest Dragon and Hurricane Power Cords

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    I guess some people listen to specs.....

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    enjoyed my s200 for a number of years , love to hear the s202 but at 30k it might be in a few years !!!
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    enjoyed my s200 for a number of years , love to hear the s202 but at 30k it might be in a few years !!!
    Yes the good old days with the S200.

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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    wow, this is an interesting amp.
    nice to see msb trickled down the 500er monos.
    is there any inside pictures?

    found this
    https://nghenhinvietnam.vn/tin-tuc/m...ore-64307.html
    they say it is the inside of s202 but i dont think so
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    Re: MSB S202 Power Amplifier

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    wow, this is an interesting amp.
    nice to see msb trickled down the 500er monos.
    is there any inside pictures?

    found this
    https://nghenhinvietnam.vn/tin-tuc/m...ore-64307.html
    they say it is the inside of s202 but i dont think so
    https://www.msbtechnology.com/amplifiers/s202/
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