What's the meaning of "GAINCLONE" ? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Chip Amps

Chip Amps Amplifiers based on integrated circuits

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th January 2006, 08:03 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sao Paulo
Send a message via MSN to -_nando-_ Send a message via Skype™ to -_nando-_
Question What's the meaning of "GAINCLONE" ?

Heey... I never heard about gainclones till I arrive here at the forum !

So, what this word means? What's the diferences between gainclones and normal chipamps?

Why you aways prefer those LM's instead those STK's?

See the STK4192... Not a gainclone right? What the 3886 (or 4780) have that is so better than this STK ?

Hum, GainClones here, Gainclones there, gainclones everywhere ! Hahahahaha, so, I'm curious !

I built two 3886s, and they sound VERY GOOD INDEED, but many amps that I have (including TDAs, STKs) sounds very good too !

GAINCLONE. Hum, is this word at the dictionary?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2006, 08:19 PM   #2
wboyd is offline wboyd  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Louisville, KY
I am no authority on the subject but I am going to chime in here (I have built several "gainclones").

Basially a gainclone is a copy of the amp originally designed and built by 47 Labs - Gaincard (see the link). It's not an exact copy (copywrite laws apply here), but pretty damn close.

http://www.sakurasystems.com/products/47amp.html

In my experience they sound good and are fairly inexpensive to construct (as you and many others have discovered). And yes it is really just another chip amp, but one that has a developed with a "cult-ish" like following among fellow diy'ers.

Just my .02...and I am sure that you will get more indepth answers.

Wayne
__________________
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it"
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2006, 08:56 PM   #3
lineup is offline lineup  Sweden
diyAudio Member
 
lineup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the north
Default Re: What's the meaning of "GAINCLONE" ?

Quote:
Originally posted by -_nando-_
Hum, GainClones here, Gainclones there, gainclones everywhere ! Hahahahaha, so, I'm curious !
....
GAINCLONE. Hum, is this word at the dictionary?
The Ramones set an example and started their 'punk music band'.
Punk rock wave made anybody able to start a rockband
eventhough couldnt play guitar or sing.
As long as the stuff was rockin' nobody cared.

Gainclone amping is 'punk of diy audio'.
If you know just about nothing or a bit more.
Anybody can do it!
And as long as the result is rockin' - who cares!



Sheena is a punk rocker sheena is a punk rocker sheena is a punk rocker now
Sheena is a punk rocker sheena is a punk rocker sheena is a punk rocker now
Well shes a punk punk, a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker punk punk a punk rocker punk punk a punk rocker
__________________
lineup
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2006, 09:04 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
darkfenriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Warsaw
Good comparison lineup
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2006, 09:12 PM   #5
poobah is offline poobah  United States
diyAudio Member
 
poobah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
There is another thread where people are talking about building gainclowns ... I think it is better!
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2006, 01:32 AM   #6
Bazukaz is offline Bazukaz  Lithuania
diyAudio Member
 
Bazukaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vilnius
Send a message via Skype™ to Bazukaz
TDAs vs LMs:
I think LMs are better chips than TDAs.They have good protection, and good sound.My opinion that TDAs are usually cheaper , but LMs are of a better quality ... Its my opinion.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Meaning of an output's "load impedance"? pedrito Analog Line Level 3 30th June 2009 07:58 AM
Meaning of "hard to drive" mashaffer Tubes / Valves 19 20th January 2008 04:47 PM
The true meaning of "Aleph" Bakmeel Pass Labs 6 23rd December 2004 09:42 PM
ML-TL question: Meaning of dip at "Woofer and Terminus Far Field SPL" JC Fardo Multi-Way 3 14th February 2004 01:20 PM
"mass added to cone" I'm confused about it's meaning Jimmy154 Multi-Way 12 8th July 2002 02:53 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:44 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2