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Not sure that is the case as the "SV" circuit design is relatively recent and using "SV" in a product name just signifies the product is based on that circuit, afaik. In any event, the 30SV has been out for a number of years without an externally recognized update, such as a mk II, and with all of the new amps and one CD player they have come out with in the meantime, one might suspect an update is in the works. Or, they could be working on the phono section and DAC :)
 

ack

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So the initial word is that the 500SV has some parts not available when the 500AR came out (the AR did feature the Super Veloce topology). Not sure if this results in sonic improvements, but time will tell. Really glad more folks will be able to experience these amps.
 
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Agreed. These amps deserve more profile than they have received, and hopefully this is a regular production model that many folks will get the chance to hear. When I dropped them into my system, it may have been the biggest improvement I have ever heard from any single component. They replaced 400 RS monos, that already sounded pretty darn good.
 

Robertd

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Don't know anything about the "500SV"; price will tell a lot, and I am sure you'll find details on Goodwin's website in due time. And I guess, still no phono this year; UGH!!!! Thankfully, I finally fixed my XP-25 to be able to use max gain (76dB) plus 47K loading for great dynamics and very low noise.
What are the odds spectral ever releases that phone stage? I’m thinking they just like to torture their devotees
 

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What are the odds spectral ever releases that phone stage? I’m thinking they just like to torture their devotees
I am starting to suspect and fear that Spectral can no longer innovate to the point they can effectively compete with source equipment. I am losing faith really fast.
 

dan31

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We need to remember that Spectral is a small company. If their dedicated production schedule is full and they have future orders on the books they may see their business model as very successful.

Even though we crave new sources or next level components Spectral seem very happy with the business they have.
 

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