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Saturday, August 8, 2020  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Amplifiers: Do Measurements Matter?

John Atkinson
Technical Editor, Stereophile

If either of these amplifiers is RIGHT . . . the other must be WRONG," read the main cover line on the January 1994 and January 2019 issues of Stereophile. In both magazines, a low-power, single-ended tube amplifier with high distortion and a thoroughly modern, high-power, solid-state amplifier with vanishingly low distortion had been given glowing reviews. But was that because of their measured performance or despite it? In this seminar, moderated by Stereophile technical Editor John Atkinson, a panel of pedigreed amplifier designers debate what matters most when it comes to amplifier sound quality.