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Old 13th November 2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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LM3875 vs LM3886 vs LM4780

Which one should i build?, based on sound quality.
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Old 13th November 2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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All three! Then report back here and tell us which one that you think sounds best.
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That's a classical one in audio! Three questions, four answers.... I love it!

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That's a classical one in audio! Three questions, four answers.... I love it!
Well, I did just read the lightbulb thread!

Oh, and I have been championing the OPAs from way before Peter made chipamps sexy...
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What lightbulb thread Al?
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I've built LM4780 in a same chassis as LM3875, both using premium components and gave it to a friend. He preferred LM3875.

Initially, I had hard time choosing which sounds better, but eventually decided on 3875 as well.

The comments: "less control in bass/low midrange and less definiton in highs". 4780 seems to a bit loose was stated by two other people.

This with regards to parallel application of LM4780. However, there is much more drive and power with bigger chip, so use according to your preferences.
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What lightbulb thread Al?

(humor)How many group members does it take to change a light bulb?
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Ah yes, I remember now. Very amusing, and as they say, 'many a true word spoken in jest'.
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I've built LM4780 in a same chassis as LM3875, both using premium components and gave it to a friend. He preferred LM3875.

Initially, I had hard time choosing which sounds better, but eventually decided on 3875 as well.

The comments: "less control in bass/low midrange and less definiton in highs". 4780 seems to a bit loose was stated by two other people.

This with regards to parallel application of LM4780. However, there is much more drive and power with bigger chip, so use according to your preferences.
Thanks Peter, looks like i'll stick with the LM3875
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