Dear Mr. Harley,
Thank you for your responses to my other posts regarding Spectral amps!
You helped me give up any conspiracy theories regarding Spectral :-)
However, there are a few specific questions that remain unanswered, probably due to being maked out by a lot of other posts.
I hope you might help me understand the following, if you can spare the time, either from your own prior knowledge and/or by referring to Spectral, if you can:
#1. What is the electronic/physical reason for putting the network in the middle of a cable
instead of incorporating it into the amp itself (with proper shielding, if required)?
#2. Are there indeed "universal" models to the DMA-250 and/or the DMA/360, as the many rumors say?
If yes, how do they compare with the "standard" (MIT-dependent) models?
#3. What is the damping factor of the DMA-250 and/or DMA-360?
#4. Why are important facts, such as issue of losing the warranty if other cables are used
and/or the existence of "universal" models, not stated very clearly in the DMA-250/360 descriptions?
(The warranty issue is "hidden" in the cables' descriptions)
Thank you very much!
P.S., I fully understand that "There's no substitute for first-hand listening". However, I don't have any access to auditioning Spectral systems in my country :-(