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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.

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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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