Stereophile ML3 Review


Active Member
Aug 1, 2010
La Jolla, Calif USA
I have no doubt that these amps sound great but that 3% THD number jumps out at me..
That measurement would jump out at me as well. However, after hearing Steve's ML3's, I can safely say that that measurement is meaningless. Bringing me back to my point in another thread as to what are we really measuring?


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Apr 20, 2010
Pleasanton, CA
Audiophiles tend to forget that significant amounts the harmonic distortion of SET amplifiers is below about 120 HZ. If you were to measure the harmonic distortion above that, it would be lower overall. It helps to explain why they can sound so dynamically open and linear in spite of the distortion figures.

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