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Old 21st March 2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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do we have any news about these?

specs,cost, and when can can we expect them?
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Old 21st March 2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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We are now working on the 2kW to finish the design.

Our prelimenary datasheet;
http://www.hypex.nl/docs/ucd2k%20datasheet.pdf

In a couple of weeks the product wil be ready for production. And than it will take around 2 months till we have production quantities on stock.

It will now not take a very long time anymore.....

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Old 21st March 2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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hi jan peter.

thanks for the info.

nice to here that it want take long.

my goal is to have 800 watt down to 1 ohm.

i guess that a 1kva trafo per channel will be enough for that?

i still have to see the cost but i guess i`ll have to wait for that.
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Old 21st March 2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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my goal is to have 800 watt down to 1 ohm.

I'm just throwing that out there, not sure how practically feasible this is, but couldn't you use a UCD700 and add a transformer to your speaker for impedance matching? That should yield a nice close-to-700W without having to drive an amp into current limiting. If I'm not mistaking, it would also reduce speaker cable loses.

Anyways, 2kW!!! I assume this is going to be targeted toward PA applications, concert systems and such? Of course, anything a buyer wants to use it for lol. I can see some car audio enthusiasts jumping on that one.

I'm awaiting my UCD400s with great anticipation (postal service is slooooooow).
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Old 21st March 2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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i hope the 2kw will be the same at sound quality with the other modules and not just for PA.

i heard a ucd 400 hg and i was stunned.

i don`t like the idea of adding a transformer to the signal path.
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Old 21st March 2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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i hope the 2kw will be the same at sound quality with the other modules and not just for PA.

I wasn't implying that the sound quality would be less. I said PA as in "what else would you need 2kW for?".

2kW of sound in your home is very likely to drive neighbours nuts and make you deaf, lol

So what I was trying to say is this will be more useful for people building amplifiers for sound systems intended for large venues, rather than your average home audio DIYer.

I dunno if that made any sense or not.
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Old 21st March 2008, 05:45 PM   #7
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yes i understand now.

i don`t need the 2kw to drive crazy me neighbours.

i rarely listen louder than 100 db and only for a few minutes.

but my speakers are hard to drive and i want the amp to have total

control over them.
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Old 21st March 2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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I see it's a bridged design... which makes my planning of two UcD700 in bridged mode for bass guitar amplification obsolete ;-)

And well, hoping to see the appropriate SMPS for it soon, also....

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Old 21st March 2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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And well, hoping to see the appropriate SMPS for it soon, also....

Ah yes, definitely would be very nice. A 30+ LBS toroid would be required for a conventional power supply. A monoblock for one of these would probably weight in at 50 LBS once you consider transformer, PS board, chassis, UCD module and heatsinking.

Who knows, maybe Hypex will start manufacturing SMPS?
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Old 21st March 2008, 07:13 PM   #10
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if it was 2 ucd700 bridged they would be able to deliver 2000 watts at 2 ohms load.

something else is going on here.

jan peter?
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