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Old 26th August 2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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Question Hypex or NewclassD? Which is the Best Class D Amp there is????

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First post, so sorry if this has been asked before.

1) Has Class D really "arrived", IE is it as good as top Valve & SS amps?

2) Who makes the best Class D amp?



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Old 27th August 2007, 02:38 AM   #2
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1) Yes

2)Hypex
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Old 27th August 2007, 02:49 AM   #3
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The answers to both of those questions will depend on whom is asked. Be aware that you may receive some biased answers since you are posing the question in a class d forum.

1) yes
2) depends
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Old 27th August 2007, 06:32 AM   #4
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At the risk of seeming biased, I would recommend that you have a look at Coldamp. They sound absolutely excellent for me, and have the advantage of their switching PSUs (that you can use with Hypex or others, too, by the way)
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Old 27th August 2007, 10:44 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!


Rogs, do you have a Hypex amp then? Which model / output?


How would these kits compare with a Bel Canto S300 or Ref 1000 ??



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Old 27th August 2007, 12:01 PM   #6
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It would also be interesting to know where people feel that the newest 41hz offering, Truepath, stands in the Class D/T arena, in terms of sound quality.

I have an excellent opinion for some "harcore" Tripath chips but unfortunately, they are no longer in production so a comparison wouldn't really have a point.
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Default Re: Hypex or NewclassD? Which is the Best Class D Amp there is????

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1) Has Class D really "arrived", IE is it as good as top Valve & SS amps?
No. At least not in my experience. There is no question that they have in the last couple years started to be contenders and that for really low cost amps they have little competition.

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2) Who makes the best Class D amp?
It hasn't been made yet. This technology really has the same roots as computer technology, and like computer technology we will see huge gains made very quickly.

If one were to do an analogy that compares Class-D amps to the history of computers we are probably somewhere around about when Windows 3.1 was released (and the ground-breaking SI T-amp was the equivalent of the Macintosh 128)

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I have an excellent opinion for some "harcore" Tripath chips but unfortunately, they are no longer in production so a comparison wouldn't really have a point.
Tripath will rise from the dead... expect to see things even more tightly integrated with other products from Cirrus... a single chip DAC/amplifier is probably only one of the 1st.

And with the intellectula migh & slant of a bigger company, i would expect them to get better & cheaper.

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Old 27th August 2007, 09:47 PM   #9
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The only Class D amp I've heard so far is a Bel Canto S300iu. I have to say, it was quite Stunning! Big Soundstage, loads of detail, very musical. If their Ref-1000 is better than that, I'd be VERY happy to own it.

What I'm trying to find out is which is the best?

Has anyone compared Hypex or NewclassD to Bel Canto?



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Old 28th August 2007, 01:50 AM   #10
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I've heard a few of the Belcanto's, not bad tbh, I also own a pair of modded UCD's, personally I'd stick with my UCD's
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