Has anyone actually played with this new beastie? Other thoughts?
Musical Fidelity asserts that most systems are underpowered and that the resulting lack of headroom is a serious deficiency.
From their website:
"Roughly speaking, most systems are about 10dB deficient in their dynamic range capability. Our magnificent new product, the 550K Supercharger, increases the dynamic range of most systems by about 10dB or more."
It is an amp that you put between the output of your current amp and speakers. The claim is that it does not change the sound of your amp, but simply provides that much more dynamic headroom. They explain that the 550K Supercharger uses their kW550 power amp circuit in a low gain configuration.
Too me, this begs the question of why not just buy a bigger amp?, especially since this critter is very expensive.
I also want to know if it makes the characteristic supercharger gear or belt whine.
I will hunt down and seriously hurt anyone that dares mention AVA equipment in this thread. Don't even think about it.