|Date: Nov. 11 1997 - Michael S. Rabito
Thank you very much for letting me audition the SE84.
In my system (which consists of an Audio Research LS3,
an Audio Research CD-1, and C3L transmissionline 2 -way
monitors) the SE84 in triode mode was as musical or more so
than any other amp that I tried. It has good depth, great
width, and tremendous sweetness in the upper midrange and high
I was very surprised at how full the bottom end was at low
(70dB) levels. In my system, it is my subjective opinion
that your amp sounded best at 3/4 on the potentiometer and in
triode mode. Much of the "magic" was lost in my system in
I think the amp is built very well for the price and production runs
(hand made!) Your goal, in my opionon, has been met.
You have created an amp that for $500.00 sounds in my system as good or
better at low levels as two AR mono blocks! You are one of the very few people out there who has
his feet planted firmly on musical ground.
It is a shame I can't use this amp in my system due to efficiency problems
with my speakers. I believe that your customers should have speakers of at least 93db 1w/1m.
My Frieds claim to be 89-90 dB and are unfortunately just a little too inefficient. My room dimensions
are 163" x 130".
Steve you have been an absolute gentleman. I wish you all the success in
the world with your endeavor.
Thanks Again, Michael S. Rabito