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Old 4th April 2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Hello,

This danish firm is just launching is V2 version of class D amp wich look very impressive.

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Does somebody compare this brand to an another one?

The old version was compared here:

2008 - Class D Amplifier comparasion test

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Old 5th April 2010, 11:11 AM   #2
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Hello,

This danish firm is just launching is V2 version of class D amp wich look very impressive.

NewClassD Front Page

Does somebody compare this brand to an another one?

The old version was compared here:

2008 - Class D Amplifier comparasion test

Have a good eastern day: David
I have an early Hypex Ucd180 and my modified Sure 2X100 sounds much better.
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I have an early Hypex Ucd180 and my modified Sure 2X100 sounds much better.
What does that have to do with NewClassD?
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What does that have to do with NewClassD?
If you follow the link, they post a comparison chart with other amps including the Ucd180 which came in second in the listening tests. So, for the TK2050 amps to sound better than my Hypex, and all of my other AB amps for that matter, tells me that the Sure is a very good value and near the cutting edge in sonics which the original poster is asking about.
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If you follow the link, they post a comparison chart with other amps including the Ucd180 which came in second in the listening tests. So, for the TK2050 amps to sound better than my Hypex, and all of my other AB amps for that matter, tells me that the Sure is a very good value and near the cutting edge in sonics which the original poster is asking about.
As you will also see. It's the old version that is compared in that link. The new version is much better, even better than your Sure amp.

Still in my mind doesn't beat a properly built Truepath with the newest FETs but comes damn close.
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Wasn't many people complaining a few months ago about the Sure Electronics modules being noisy and other issues?
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Wasn't many people complaining a few months ago about the Sure Electronics modules being noisy and other issues?
The new fans are electrically noisey so a $6 Zalman heat sink is a good upgrade if the stock heat sink gets warm with the fan disconnected. 41Hz make some nice Tripath TK2050 amps as well. It's an amazing sounding chip set.
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Why compare something that cannot have a flat response into loudspeaker load to something that can do that?
Equalization preferences?
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Old 5th April 2010, 08:09 PM   #9
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Hi Saturnus,

Do you mean the Truepath is the best class D? Even better than newclassd?
What explain the good results of Truepath?

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Hi Saturnus,

Do you mean the Truepath is the best class D? Even better than newclassd?
What explain the good results of Truepath?
We're talking tiny nuances in the ultra high-end here. But on my simple Lowther and I suppose on all single driver setups, dynamic or otherwise, the Truepath is slightly better because of the extreme background information. The seemingless endless depth and width to the playing field, and the immidiately appearent feel-good style of the Truepath. You simply don't hear the difference other than on the Truepath you just want to hear the next track and the one after, while on the newclassd you want to hear the same one over and over the find the tiny details. It's a question of pure musicality versus extremely detail.

However, on a stripped Lyngdorf Steinway system they perform almost equally. So I'd say that with 1 or 2-way systems the Truepath is the clear winner, while on more complex systems like the Lyngdorf's the newclassd probably edge ahead slightly. Both are better than any class A or A/B amp I've ever heard though. Mark Levison, Krell and whatnot included.

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