Big Dog RJ
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- Apr 3, 2022
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Yes, you'll be very pleased with this one, and there's really no need to change at this stage. Check on what upgrades they offer, as it may enhance performance in the long run. It's one of those company's that gets their customer service right! Many others fall short today...Thanks! I'm super happy with it, it sounds awesome and has looks to match. I really like the circuit design of this amp, it's so simple, outside of the power supply I think there's only 4 film caps in the whole amp outside of the power supply.
I have no experience with there newer offerings, I have seen the class D stuff but haven't heard it. I probably never will hear the newer models as that stuff is wildly expensive. I'm sure it's great stuff but making amplifiers from 500lb blocks of billet aluminum seems kinda excessive.
I actually reached out to Jeff Rowland Design Group and it sounds like they can get me the service records and even offer an "update" package. I'm waiting to hear back from them.
JR-DG have come a long way with their Class D designs. In fact, it's probably the most advanced tech in Class D design and they sound pretty darn good. With the all aluminium design chassis, this is solely for heat dissipation and to maintain light weight, so a forklift is not required when moving...
Their matching preamps are equally good and can compete with the top dogs. Pricing is Aus for the entry level gear Model-125 starts at 3grand. So things do get pricey over here.
Look after it well and it should serve a lifetime!