GaN amps: Peachtree or LSA Voyager?

Peachtree 400 and LSA Voyager GaN amps: Does anyone have direct experience with both of these amps? Can you comment on any differences that might exist in sound? I know the internals are supposed to be the same but even if that is true implementation can make a difference. Both are highly regarded by those who own them.

Might also be helpful if you listed the rest of your system (Pre and speakers).

My current system is: Bricasti M3 DAC; Rogue RP-7 (NOS) pre; Bel Canto Ref600M amps; Fyne F1-8 speakers.

Thanks in advance!


@tweak1 thanks for the update.

Price-range is important but SQ is much more important. Even so, Orchard mono blocks are i think arround $1500, i don't really need much power and apparently they sound clean. I may still be tented to take Voyager for about 2k.

JR 535 ? Bel Canto 600 Ms ? Great amps, with their own flavors and personalities. Just need to find " the ONE ", which is not easy. Good luck.........My best, MrD.

@mrdecibel Thanks! Yes, looking for that lost chord. The Bel Cantos are close though. So many choices. I’m very curious what good A/B brings to the party. If this doesn’t work out it will be GaN of some flavor.

I’m very curious what good A/B brings to the party.

'Harsh and bright', IME, unless the designer has really done their homework and has enough Gain Bandwidth Product in the design to support the feedback it employs. If not, the feedback will decrease as frequency is increased and will be one of the reasons for increased distortion at higher frequencies. This in turn results in harshness and brightness (especially at higher volume levels) since the ear assigns that tonality to distortions in the upper end of the spectrum.

That is one advantage that some class D amps have over conventional AB amps.

@atmasphere reading up on Gain Bandwidth Product, it seems to be present with designs using the bipolar junction transistor.