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Old 21st March 2007, 06:14 PM   #1
rolf_enver is offline rolf_enver  Norway
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Default One T-amp per speaker, for fullrange driver?

Hi, im new here and im thinking about getting one (or two) t-amp(s).

Is it possible to use one T-amp per speaker?

Im going to get two full range drivers, i.e. one in the left cabinet and one in the right, so i guess this rules out biwiring?

Im thinking about doing this mostly because i hear that alot of people are talking about that t-amps cant play that loud.

If this is possible would the amps be able to play louder before they start cliping?

Apreciate any answer i can get!
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Old 21st March 2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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If you mean bridging the T-amps, then no. They already use a bridged topology, so you can't cross-connect them or it will destroy the amp.

Bi-wiring is pointless with only one speaker (and of dubious value with more than one).

Even if you could connect them together in parallel and there were no issues (which only happens in theory, not in this reality), to get any appreciable increase in power output you would have to use a 2 ohm speaker. Granted, with a 4 ohm speaker, you would get a slightly higher power output before the THD rises dramatically, but with an 8 ohm speaker there would probably be no appreciable difference.

The secret with a T-amp is to use an efficient speaker or not to need to turn it up too much (i.e. small listening room, minimal ambient noise, nearfield listening, etc.).

P.S. - This should probably go in the Class-D forum rather than chipamp.
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Old 21st March 2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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Don't worry about the power. It has plenty of power. One T-amp is more than enough for your speakers.

Of course, there are people who are always going to subscribe to bigger, stronger, badder.

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Old 21st March 2007, 08:48 PM   #4
rolf_enver is offline rolf_enver  Norway
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Default One T-amp per speaker, for fullrange driver?

Ok, thanks for the answers!

Then ill just buy one T-amp. Im going to use it with Fostex FE 127E/126E drivers, which has about 92 dB sensitivity, so i guess that will do.

Next time I will try to post in the correct forum

Cheers mates
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Old 27th March 2007, 08:40 PM   #5
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I seldom if every listen to music really loud, and own a modded T-amp. I must say it is not loud enough for many uses, the idea about macho power whatever is nonsense. It lacks dynamic range unless kept within it's limits. It sounds great and is a good deal for what it is, but if you want medium opposed to low volume without losing dynamics, you ought to go with a 41Hz.com Amp of your choosing instead of the T-amp.
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