I did not realise that SECA's were this good
Having just got Ben’s ID25 I now realise what all the fuss is about with SECA’s. They are enchanting and beguiling amps. I was unsure what to expect having used NVA amps for the last 20 years which met my requirements for a clean clear musical and analytical sound.
But initial impressions of the SECA are of a huge 3D cinemascope soundstage coupled with lots and lots of bass and impeccable transients. It does not have the sharp edge detail of an NVA but instead a very natural organic sound from both vocals and instruments. It is a completely involving 'wall of sound' that just makes you listen intently to the music of any genre. My Royds have become a totally different speaker smoother and faster and just totally enjoyable whatever the music. I am using my NVA passive pre-amp which is probably not as well suited to the amp as an active one. So there is more to come I am sure especially if I can upgrade the ID25 with Colin’s new boards. That really is something to look forward to !