2 to 5-CHerry Amplifier

....for your surround sound system

Where the 5-CHerry comes from....

We ran a Kickstarter project to develop a "mini MEGA' amplifier early 2020.  During this project, we decided to change the name to "mini Cherry" because it was more like the Cherry Maraschino amplifier series than the Cherry MEGAschino amplifier series.  It also made use of our Cherry Maraschino Modules which are currently not used in any Maraschino products.


The "mini Cherry" was essentially a two channel Maraschino, non-integrated.  This is comparable to a Stereo Maraschino (STM) in features and power output.  We were then encouraged by customers to make a five channel version of the "mini Cherry" amp. 
When we worked out the details (new motherboard, new enclosure, new transformer) we found that we could provide better specifications with a different topology, using Maraschino Monoblock boards (!) and our 60V 1kW power supply.  We combined this with a new enclosure design, similar to the MEGAschino (4" less front-to-back), to make the 5-CHerry, which can be configured as a
2-CHerry, 3-CHerry, 4-CHerry, or 5-CHerry.

Total power output is still 1000W regardless of the number of channels.  So power output for a two channel version is the same as a KING Stereo Maraschino (400Wpc into 4Ω).  There are two versions of the 5-CHerry, standard and KING.


The KING version has Gold WBT binding posts, a beautiful anodized brushed aluminum red or black faceplate, and double rail capacitance on all channels.


I believe the Cherry amp will provide a noticeable improvement all-around, and not just due to better specifications.  You will also be able to use more of the dynamic range of your AVR due to optimized gain by utilizing the upper volume range (which is typically unusable).   You will also get that open, airy Cherry sound, with low noise and distortion across the band and across a large power range.  The unused channels automatically fall asleep, too, so when listening to two channel audio, the power supply can focus on the two playing channels.

Now you can enjoy that Sweet Cherry Sound in YOUR home theater system.  The 5-CHerry is capable of powering even large home theater systems with ease as well as giving you pristine two channel playback performance!

Standard 5-CHerry Back
KING 3-CHerry Back
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Features and Specifications:

Power Output:

    • ​400Wpc into 4Ω

    • 200Wpc into 8Ω

    • 1000W max total output

  • THD+N: 0.002%

  • SNR: 118dB

  • Input Impedance: 20kΩ true balanced

  • Triple rail caps on 2-CHerry and 3-CHerry

  • Double rail caps on 4-CHerry and 5-CHerry

  • Wide band high damping factor

  • Channel Independent Auto Sleep

  • That amazing Sweet Cherry Sound!

    • tweaked for sonics above all else

  • Standard version: 12 lbs, 14" x 10" x 5"

  • KING version: 15 lbs, 17" x 10.5" x 5"


    *Standard Version:
      2-CHerry $2490
      3-CHerry $2690
      4-CHerry $2890
      5-CHerry $3090
    **KING Version:
         2-CHerry $2990
         3-CHerry $3190
         4-CHerry $3390
         5-CHerry $3590
*     Standard version does not have a faceplate, it has a silk screened
         logo in white in front panel
         (faceplate is available for additional fee in anodized red or black)

** KING version 
has Gold WBT binding posts, WITH a beautiful
         anodized brushed aluminum faceplate (CHOICE of red or black)
         and double rail capacitance on all channels.