New MSB Amp Marketing Claim: "Make 2nd Tier Recordings Sound as Good as the Best Recordings" - Big Hairy Audacious Goal or Reality? What's behind it?


Well-Known Member
May 31, 2010
Too many audiophiles have accepted that for their system to be "high fidelity", their system can only sound good with 600 of the best recorded - but musically rotten - CDs. And it has to sound like crap with poor recordings. These clowns and fargen idiots frequently claim that "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear". How many times have we heard that one?

So it's great to see MSB trying to please the music lovers instead of the "audiophiles".

Anyone know what's behind this marketing claim?

Anyone understand the MSB design?

Anyone hear the new amp?


Well-Known Member
May 31, 2010
Do you have a link to this claim? What do they say?
Hi Kal,
It was in my friend's TAS. I think they claimed something about negative feedback, low noise floor, and sounds like a "tube amp" (whatever that means). Nothing really concrete. I'll text my friend and let you know if there is something else there that I didn't mention, but it was mostly marketing speak.

I know that their DAC is truly excellent and does make bad recordings sound better (like many reference DACs do.)

And the YG system with their older amps and their DAC would consistently deliver excellent sound at shows.

Maybe you guys at Stereophile can evaluate? :)

Stay Healthy


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Nov 8, 2013
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