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Earbound 5th April 2012 02:10 PM

Hypex UcD700 vs NCore
 
Hi! I am going to build an power amp, and have read a lot of nice things being said about the new Hypex NCore. Some claim NCore are quantum steps forward in sound quality compared with UcD, but others think the more powerfull UcD700 are the way to go for the moment - the DIY NCore are a bit weak they claim. Do you nice people at this forum have any opinion in this matter. To me sound quality is all, I don´t need to play loud in a large hall or something, just in my living room.

AudioSan 5th April 2012 02:50 PM

then drop UcD700 :)
you just don't need the power.
when sound quality counts, UcD400 is better then UcD700. never tryed Ncore.

Earbound 5th April 2012 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AudioSan (Post 2973831)
then drop UcD700 :)
you just don't need the power.
when sound quality counts, UcD400 is better then UcD700. never tryed Ncore.

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.

AudioSan 5th April 2012 03:21 PM

hmmm. thats the first time:) everyone i know that have listened to them claim UcD400 sounds best :)

Earbound 5th April 2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by AudioSan (Post 2973862)
hmmm. thats the first time:) everyone i know that have listened to them claim UcD400 sounds best :)

But that was not the claim. They said UcD 700 was the better sounding.

noah katz 5th April 2012 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earbound (Post 2973790)
... but others think the more powerfull UcD700 are the way to go for the moment...

Where did they say that?

Not in the ncore thread that I can remember.

Earbound 5th April 2012 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by noah katz (Post 2974391)
Where did they say that?

Not in the ncore thread that I can remember.

No, not in this forum. A person in real life so to say. Does it matter?

TheShaman 6th April 2012 08:05 AM

As I'm sure NC1200 (if such a DIY product is ever released) will be better than NC400. So what?

For most loudspeakers/rooms/listening habits, the benefits from going to the next generation (nCore) will be more important than the extra power UCD700 can provide.

Earbound 6th April 2012 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by TheShaman (Post 2974751)
For most loudspeakers/rooms/listening habits, the benefits from going to the next generation (nCore) will be more important than the extra power UCD700 can provide.

Is this a conclusion based upon your own listening comparision, or is it an assunption?

TheShaman 6th April 2012 08:52 AM

It is a conclusion based on facts (difference in measured performance between the two amps, difference in power between the two amps, common power requirements of an average loudspeaker, from an average listening distance etc.).

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.


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