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It all has to do with power supply and capacitance. If they are 1ohm stable then that right there tells you they are brutes and with price like that you get what you pay for which i'd say is alot.
Most likely; however, there are many who are discussing this piece on other forums who feel it is a bit overpriced regardless of spec sheet -- don't get me wrong: I am a big Onkyo fan. But I couldn't afford their A-9555 integrated amp when I was shopping for my two channel system, and this very expensive piece puts their hi fi lineup in a whole different category...
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I had two White monoblock amps that were only rated at 30watts each but boy they would out power my Carver amp I had that was rated at 100watts without a problem it was due to the large power supply's and capacitors in them much better reserve.
Interesting. Thanks, Tonyvdb.
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Most likely; however, there are many who are discussing this piece on other forums who feel it is a bit overpriced regardless of spec sheet -- don't get me wrong: I am a big Onkyo fan. But I couldn't afford their A-9555 integrated amp when I was shopping for my two channel system, and this very expensive piece puts their hi fi lineup in a whole different category...
I wouldn't be able to say it's overpriced as i haven't read too much about it, i'm sure it's stuffed with quality components and worth the money. One thing is for sure as you have pointed out and anyone that has bought gear knows is that there certainly are different leagues of audio for everyone, dependent on quality, price, brand, etc.
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I suppose I can agree with that to a point; however, it is coming to a concensus elsewhere that regardless of what they pack into this thing, it's not really worth that statospheric price tag.

Even without hearing it, I would have to agree -- and I am absolutely sure it looks the part with gorgeous, beefy asthetics and the typical all-business Onkyo facade, not to mention the premium parts -- but I'm just of the surface opinion that this is a bit too expensive...
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mmm-hmm... I love amps with great big VU meters

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mmm-hmm... I love amps with great big VU meters
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I suppose I can agree with that to a point; however, it is coming to a concensus elsewhere that regardless of what they pack into this thing, it's not really worth that statospheric price tag.

Even without hearing it, I would have to agree -- and I am absolutely sure it looks the part with gorgeous, beefy asthetics and the typical all-business Onkyo facade, not to mention the premium parts -- but I'm just of the surface opinion that this is a bit too expensive...
Is a 300watt Burmester Monoblock worth $8800 or Classe, Bryston, Vincent, BAT, are they really worth the money? There are so many expensive quality amps and components out there it's really up to the ears of the beholder and of coarse, how deep your pockets are.
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They'll get more people buying these because of their high price tag than in spite of it...
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