Jonathan Valin articulates that there are three types of audiophiles: 1) those who are interested in the absolute sound, 2) those who are interested...
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Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the JOB 225 stereo amplifier ($1495) at 6moons. His conclusions:
“In this light, could it actually be the world’s best small amp ever made as Job/Goldmund assert so calmly in their owner’s manual? Only the audiophile in the sky has that answer. Here on earth I don’t know of another $1.495 amp with this type of true power, grip, lucidity and refinement. Not even close. That this one has got nine generations of R&D teams spanning a colossal three decades behind it adds that much more assurance and resonance. The design IQ in this circuit is immense. I think that renders it irrelevant whether some other ‘small’ amp somewhere is two or three percent better. What I can’t get my head around? That it sells on Amazon. What’s the chance of someone seeing it there even recognizing what they truly had were they to get one? That’s where reviews come in. Do I feel used now? Not. Reviewing is what I do. I’ll simply admit that this nearly sounds too good to be true. I just can’t find a catch. The 225 thus must stay. It’ll keep future review amps coming through honest. They’ll need to significantly best the Job 225 to justify the usual high-brow audiophile tariff. What an upsetter. Time to ask for the invoice. And there’s one more job our Job needs to wrap. Lift the global embargo outside the US. I couldn’t possibly remain the only listener not on US soil to enjoy this game changer! That’d be just wrong. Time for the 225 to go 230. Volts. Here’s to the missing five. Cheers!”
You can read the full review here.