Originally Posted by Scott S
I'm not sure what all the solid-state stuff is for
I'll bet that stuff is for the switching... the SS uses relays to switch channels. You can hear them "click" when the amp powers up, and when you switch channels. It's almost instaneous. My other channel switcher just uses an A/B type switch, which you can hear THRU THE SPEAKER, whereas the relays in the SS are dead silent where the speaker is concerned.
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