CTH-8550 mkll

Thieliste

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Anyone heard the new CTH-8550 mkll ?
A dealer said the amp part is basically a stereo version of the 108 model 2.
I wonder how it compares to CH I1 similar price range.
 

Bodhi

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I haven't heard the Mk2, but thought the Mk1 was a sweet & musical sounding amp. It isn't a particularly high current amp, but given the right load it is a sweety.
 
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Crashem

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They did some upgrades and switched to MKII sometime late last year.

https://www.monoandstereo.com/2019/07/new-dartzeel-audio-cth-8550-mkii.html

I did ask Dartzeel about it. The changes were described as ”evolutionary.”

Forgot to note that from what I understand, Dartzeel does make changes to their product without generating a new model number. My recently returned cth-8550 mk1 had its phono card replaced as well as another piece at recommendation of dartzeel
 
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