SECA vs Mortal

Absolutely love Colin's SECAs. Absolutely love em.
The TOCA SECA 20 (returned by Quickie) and especially the One4 SECA 20 are the best amps I've owned by a country mile. I will never part with either.
Both are so magical that I can't go back to mortal designs.
I'm trying here to put I to words what it is that they do do well. 
I've come up with the following (in my own order of value, though some are probably interrelated, or even different aspects of the same thing):
1. Silky smooth mid -> high end.
2. Incredibly well defined soundstage. Holographic.
3. Scary dynamics.
4. Extended frequency range.
5. Realistically textured bass.
6. Sausages.

Plenty of better wordmiths here. Please have a go.

Comments

  • Now that what I call a terpsicore, electronicus  spectaculous presentation.
  • ...And that's what a classical education does for you.
  • What is he on about? (Says the man who didn't have a classical education).
  • edited September 16
    Ok in a vain attempt to drag this thread back on topic my thoughts are -

    1. Stupendous wall of sound 
    2. Total engagement in the music irrespective of genre
    3. An insight into the music itself ie more than detail
    4. Transients within the stunning dynamics ( that could be nonsense ! )
    5. Agility not just speed 
    6. How does Mr Wonfor do it and keep doing it better every time ? 
  • 29mile said:
    Ok in a vain attempt to drag this thread back on topic my thoughts are -

    1. Stupendous wall of sound 
    2. Total engagement in the music irrespective of genre
    3. An insight into the music itself ie more than detail
    4. Transients within the stunning dynamics ( that could be nonsense ! )
    5. Agility not just speed 
    6. How does Mr Wonfor do it and keep doing it better every time ? 
    That's better than my list!
    And to answer your question: A very specific mix of coffee and cheese.
  • Must jump on board some time. DIY pot is empty unfortunately, otherwise I'd be going for the new boards...
  • I know that feeling.
    I have been scouring the charity shops of Gloucester, but so far, no SECAs...
  • 29mile said:
    Ok in a vain attempt to drag this thread back on topic my thoughts are -

    1. Stupendous wall of sound 
    2. Total engagement in the music irrespective of genre
    3. An insight into the music itself ie more than detail
    4. Transients within the stunning dynamics ( that could be nonsense ! )
    5. Agility not just speed 
    6. How does Mr Wonfor do it and keep doing it better every time ? 

    We rejoice in your vain attempt to restore focus, Mervyn, we really do, but we know Ben's renowned abilities to take any thread off topic. Even his own.
  • Understood Dave. These airy fairy will of the wisp artistic types are all the same. Here today gone to Mars tomorrow 😀😀
  • Not a bit of it.

    Now here's a photo of me and the TOCA back in 2014, doing one of things the TOCA does best.


  • Sizzlin’, Ben. Sizzlin’.
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