Not another amplifier !! Oh No. Just what the world needs.
The truth is, electronic development will go on forever. In the last 30 years there have been over 1000 different solid state amplifier designs. In all reality however, only a handful of these designs could ever be considered as breakthroughs and state of the art. The first two amplifiers to claim this status were the JBL “T-Circuit” developed by the late Bart Locanthi. The second was the famous Marantz Model 15 designed by the late great Sidney S. Smith. It would be another 7 years before a noteworthy design came along. This was the famous Dynaco Stereo 400 designed by James Bongiorno, protégé of Sidney Smith.
All of these amplifiers shared one common attribute in that they were fully complimentary ONLY in the output stages. Another major breakthrough was in the offering. This was the dual-differential, full complementary power amplifier again designed by James Bongiorno. As a matter of fact, in the last 30 years, 95% of the amplifier circuits used in almost every solid state amplifier and preamp have used this topology. Not being satisfied however, James Bongiorno went on to develop the world's first fullly balanced differential full complementary power amplifier at SUMO. The sad truth is that in the last 20 years, there has not been one single evolutionary step in amplifier design since the SUMO amps.
That is now about to change. James Bongiorno now returns to the audio world with a new amplifer that has some of the old (if it ain't broke don't fix it) and some of the new. New performance levels have been achieved that push the envelope just a little further. Of course specs and numbers do not present the total picture, sound quality is the most important attribute. However, that said, it must be obvious that the goal has to be zero distortion of any kind or nature. Since live music has absolute zero distortion, then by contrast any and all distortion(s) must be bad. In other words, there is no such thing as "good" distortion as some would have you believe. Of course, certain types of distortion sound nastier than others. Obviously, we don't have all the answers but the new Ampzilla2000 we believe is another step in the direction of achieving closer reality in music reproduction.