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Old 19th October 2005, 06:26 AM   #1
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Does anyone know of any manafactures that use the Tripath Class T chips for car amps?
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Old 19th October 2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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Several, are you looking for a mono amp, 2ch, or 4ch?
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Old 19th October 2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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If you are talking about these ones:

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I can tell you a few

- Alpine (ej MRD-F752)
- Arc Audio (1500dr)
- Avionixx (AXT series)
- Cerwin Vega (EXL1000D)
- Clarion (DPX1001.2, same amp as Arc 1500dr)
- SPL Dynamics (ej G-400T4)
- Tsunami (DB1800T)
- US Amps Bass Mekanik (PT1100, the one from the picture)
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Old 21st October 2005, 03:13 AM   #4
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Hey Guys,
Im looking for a 4 channel T Class amp to power
DLS 6.2 Iridium comps up front and brideged in the back to power to Arc Audio 8d4 subs.
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Old 21st October 2005, 03:44 AM   #5
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Why exactly do you want a class t? They arguably have worse sound quality on full range speakers, many people say they just don't sound natural playing full range, why would you want to do that to such nice speakers when there are so many class ab 4ch amps which would perform better for around the same price?
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Old 25th July 2007, 03:58 AM   #6
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You can try the DCA-161 car amplifiers from Flying Mole. They are good monoblocks.
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Old 25th July 2007, 01:23 PM   #7
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They arguably have worse sound quality on full range speakers, many people say they just don't sound natural playing full range,
I don't know about you but have you looked around the class D section of this site?
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Old 1st August 2007, 09:16 AM   #8
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Why exactly do you want a class t? They arguably have worse sound quality on full range speakers, many people say they just don't sound natural playing full range, why would you want to do that to such nice speakers when there are so many class ab 4ch amps which would perform better for around the same price?
Class T, or Tripath class D, amps do sound better than almost all class AB amps IMO. Futhermore as all class D amps they have much higher efficiency, and therefore higher output power and much lower heat dissipation on the same supply.
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Class T, or Tripath class D, amps do sound better than almost all class AB amps IMO. Futhermore as all class D amps they have much higher efficiency, and therefore higher output power and much lower heat dissipation on the same supply.

yep. I'm using tripath on my fronts (200wrms x2) and sub. (500wrms x2 bridged to 1000w x1)
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Old 1st August 2007, 07:28 PM   #10
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Given the fact that most car audio amps in the market use the same pure-class-B circuit without any attempt to solve such an elementary problem as crossover distortion, I think that full range class D is welcome in car-audio. Any Tripath chip or UCD-like self oscillating circuit is likely to perform better than those class B clones if implemented properly.

On the other hand, class D produces the same amount of sound while drawing less than half the current and producing 10 times (or so) less heat than class B/AB, which I consider quite useful features in a vehicle.
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