I have their DAC and I had a lot of trouble with the drivers (Windows 10) at first. Then I read lots of people having issues with their amplifiers - crackling noise and other issues.One bad product and you write them off people? Harsh. If you actually had the PA5 and had problems I understand. Did you write off GM for the Corvair or the ****** aluminum block Vega? Do you write off Ford for the Pinto? My BMWs and Mercedes have been completely unreliable and a car that lets you down in bad weather can kill you. This is audio for a few hundred dollars. It’s a startup company providing usually state of the art specs and providing us with hours of entertainment discussing them here on ASR. How much have you lost in the stock market on startups? Geez.
Even their top-of-the-line amp, the LA 90 had the same issue.
I worked as a design engineer and managed multiple product lines in my previous company. This is a simple case of QA/QC not doing their job properly and they need all the roasting they are getting IMO.