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Old 6th April 2012, 09:20 AM   #11
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Nobody I know have made a claim UcD is the better sounding. The question was if ncore has enough power. More exactly, the issue is about clipping in some situations.
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Old 6th April 2012, 09:25 AM   #12
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Of course you are free to give more weight to a conclusion drawn form someone, somewhere, who thinks he heard something. There are not enough NC400s for everyone as it is.
What kind of argument is this? Have I entered a playground here? I just had a simple question.
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Old 6th April 2012, 09:39 AM   #13
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Nobody I know have made a claim UcD is the better sounding. The question was if ncore has enough power. More exactly, the issue is about clipping in some situations.
And you've been told that in most listening environments you will never reach those "clipping situations".
Even in systems that will allow you to experience those "situations", you'll still be enjoying better sound with the NC400s than the UCD700s during the biggest part of your auditions where the amp is far from clipping.

Your question is indeed simple and thus can be answered without listening tests or assumptions.
In a playground you might find a different answer, if that's what you're looking for.
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Old 6th April 2012, 06:00 PM   #14
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No, not in this forum. A person in real life so to say. Does it matter?
At the least it would be interesting, as it would be the first time I've read that the ncore doesn't sound better than UCD.
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Old 6th April 2012, 06:04 PM   #15
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At the least it would be interesting, as it would be the first time I've read that the ncore doesn't sound better than UCD.
Well, if you read the above posts of mine you will se it was not about sound quality, it was about power.
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Old 11th April 2012, 10:27 AM   #16
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But according to Hypex support, who I asked about the UcD700 vs UcD400, they claimed UcD700 have an edge over UcD400 when it comes to sound quality. I don´t know myself, I háve not heard any of them. But I got hooked on class D after I had heard an Lyngdorf SDA.
I had the opportunity to listen both UcD400 and UcD700 at the same time, on same speakers, with best equippment.
Both the 400 and 700 where HG versions, and with HxR regulators.
The UcD700 beats the 400, no doubt. It's simply better, even though they are not a world apart.
Never listen to the Ncore so far, will do this year.

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Old 11th April 2012, 10:43 AM   #17
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I have compared NC400 with both UcD180HG and UcD400HG. NC400 beats both of them with a fairly large margin. The difference in bass quality came as the biggest surprise for me actually.

I've been using NC400 since december 2011... :-)
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Old 11th April 2012, 11:05 AM   #18
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I had the opportunity to listen both UcD400 and UcD700 at the same time, on same speakers, with best equippment.
Both the 400 and 700 where HG versions, and with HxR regulators.
The UcD700 beats the 400, no doubt. It's simply better, even though they are not a world apart.
Never listen to the Ncore so far, will do this year.

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Old 11th April 2012, 11:09 AM   #19
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I have compared NC400 with both UcD180HG and UcD400HG. NC400 beats both of them with a fairly large margin. The difference in bass quality came as the biggest surprise for me actually.

I've been using NC400 since december 2011... :-)
Thank´s. I assumed NCore is a sound improvement, but I thoght it was just marginal. But your experince indicate it is not just marginal but a rather substantial improvment. Good to know. Hmm. Have you ever compared Hypex with NewClassD?
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Old 11th April 2012, 11:11 AM   #20
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I have compared NC400 with both UcD180HG and UcD400HG. NC400 beats both of them with a fairly large margin. The difference in bass quality came as the biggest surprise for me actually.

I've been using NC400 since december 2011... :-)
By the way, have you ever had any problem with clipping with NCore due to lack of power? (Or with UcD400?)
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