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    chance to buy a B&K 200.7 s2 and a B&K 200.7

    the newer model (the s2) is going for 1600 the older one for 1300.

    any ideas, suggestions.

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    200.7s are identical between the two. If you are considering REF50 and REF50S2, then it would worth the extra dough. not on the 200.7
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    IIRC, they're identical. This is only true for S1 vs S2 amps, not the rest of the B&K line.
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    I think the S2 amps use a bigger toridial transformer, other than that I was told they were pretty much the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999 View Post
    I think the S2 amps use a bigger toridial transformer, other than that I was told they were pretty much the same.
    Don't think so- got curious & checked the specs- same weight, same power consumption, same everything. I do believe they're identical or somebody got lazy & didn't update the webpage.
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    Gallo Ref AV, Frankengallo Ref 3, LC60i : Bryston 9b SST : Meridian 565
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    It's a board level component change and not a weight increase.

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    I recalled spoke to someone at B&K in 2004 and was told the designation of S2 on the 200.7 was more of cosmetic reasons, they dropped the THX ULTRA2 certification as one of the reasons too. FWIW.
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    As a newly self proclaimed B&K fanboy, I don't think you can go wrong either way.

    Get the s1 if it's significantly cheaper and enjoy!

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