PS Audio Stellar M1200 monoblock power amplifier $5998 Review

December 27, 2020 § Leave a comment

https://www.stereophile.com/content/ps-audio-stellar-m1200-monoblock-power-amplifier

Want a sonic checklist rating? Bottom end: A+, midrange transparency: A, high-frequency extension and freedom from grain and grit: B+, macrodynamic “slam”: A, microdynamic delicacy: C, imaging and staging: B, timbral verisimilitude: Jekyll and Hyde, A or C, depending on the recording and the instruments involved. Maybe the M1200s were just too fast for their own good.

After the superclean attack, they went right for the too-fast decay and missed the sustain. While that often leads to “skeletal” sound, the M1200s never delivered bones, because the transients were never edgy or nasty. They were natural and just right. Still, I’d probably like the M1200s even more if they put on a little weight.

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