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The Cherry MEGAschino is an extremely high performance home audio amplifier.

Just introduced:

The MK2 version!  We improved power efficiency and reduced low power THD+N from 0.005% to 0.001%.  Sound quality is even more supple at low volumes, yet the MEGA MK2 delivers dynamics that'll shake your soul.

We pride ourselves in a unique high-performance technology built with patented and proprietary circuits that we design.  Our technology doesn't require gobs of negative feedback as used in mass market pre-fab modules.  Some say high-feedback amplifier designs are responsible for screechy highs and smeared imaging like the Class-AB amps of the 1980s.  We also don't require complex compensation networks allowing much less output filtering for flat, extended response into difficult loads.  Our extended response also allows better control at high frequencies.  Other Class-D designs are adversely affected by speaker reactance, some so bad that capacitance on the output changes their operating frequency.

We design our hardware from scratch (down to the smallest component) to fit the product, and we design the entire product around our own circuits.  Therefore, we don't need to make sonic sacrifices in order to fill as many "sockets" as possible.  This allows us to reach new levels of performance on the bench, but more importantly, into your ears.

The MEGAschino is like (sonic wise) the well-regarded Maraschino with even more extended bandwidth and massive added headroom.  The result is an elegant and luxurious sounding amplifier capable of driving just about any speaker on the planet, even the BIG power-hungry ones like Legacy Whisper, Tekton Double Impact, Magnepan 3.7i, big JTRs (210RT, 212RT, 215RT), etc.

How MEGAschino is different:

  • DC coupling end-to-end

    • response down to 0Hz and NO BASS PHASE SHIFT

  • Low output impedance across the entire audio band

    • We measure output impedance (or damping factor) at 100Hz, 1kHz, and 10kHz

  • Optimized for SONICS above all else

    • We start with amazing bench specs, like 128+dB SNR and 0.0008% THD+N, then we tweak for sound AFTER that

  • Black background, micro-dynamics, uncolored

    • 120dB SNR, 0.001% THD+N

  • High power

    • MEGAschino channel boards are capable of comfortably driving 1000W into 4Ω and up to 2000W into 2Ω

  • Extended bandwidth

    • Up to 150kHz

  • Patented and proprietary circuitry designed in-house

    • We are one of the few amp manufacturers that still designs circuits as opposed to dropping yet another pre-fab module into a fancy box!

  • Experience

    • 30-years of Class-D amplifier design so far


    Gain: 25.6dB
    SNR: 120dB
    1W THD+N: 0.001%
    Size: 17.0" x 14.3" x 4.6"
    Power Stage Efficiency: 95%
    Output Impedance: <0.04Ω at 1kHz, <0.08Ω at 10kHz
    Sensitivity: 3.0Vin for 400Wout into 8Ω
    Weight: 30-40 lbs (depending on version)
    Input Impedance: 20kΩ true balanced
    Frequency Response: 0Hz to 150kHz (DC coupled)
    Output Power (standard 750W transformer):
          Stereo Version: 660Wpc into 4Ω, 400Wpc into 8Ω
          Mono Version: 720Wpc into 4Ω, 430Wpc into 8Ω
    Output Power (1500W transformer):
          Stereo Version: 750Wpc into 4Ω, 440Wpc into 8Ω
          Mono Version: 850Wpc into 4Ω, 460Wpc into 8Ω
    Protection: Thermal, Current, Voltage, Auto-Recovery
    Output Connectors: WBT Gold Binding Posts
    Input Connectors: Neutrik Gold XLR

            (RCA-to-XLR adapters included)
    Idle Power Consumption:
          Stereo Version: 36W
          Mono Version: 20W
    Sleep Mode Power Consumption:
          Stereo Version: 11W
          Mono Version:   8W
    AC MAINS: 120VAC nominal, 230VAC upon request


Stereo MEGAschino MK2 $6100
MONO MEGAschino MK2 $4900
(per channel)


  • Auto-Sleep:

    • Amp sleeps after 8 minutes of no audio and wakes up when audio returns   

  • Enclosure:

    • Heavy Gauge Steel in Black, Red or Black Faceplate your choice! (looks like Classic Cherry)

  • Power Supply:

    • Massive Linear Transformer
      (separate channel rails with stereo version)    

  • Remote trigger:

    • 2.5mm DC jack, 3V-12V

  • Ultra-High Sound Quality:

    • Muscular and Graceful

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Have the upgrade bug? Our Classic Cherry amps can be upgraded to MEGAschino!



"As you might expect from a designer with Tommy O'Brien's objectivist outlook, the MEGAschino is definitely the most uncolored power amplifier I've ever heard. That doesn't mean it sounds sterile or lacking in complexity. No, what you get is music--straight, with no chaser, as Thelonious Monk would say...u're loved."

STEVEN STONE - Audio Equipment Reviewer 10/24/18