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Old 14th May 2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Any Tripath Pro amps similar to TK2050???

I like my TK2050 amp but now need something with alot more grunt. Is there anything in the pro audio world that is close to the TK2050 sound?

I know the Crown XLS range uses tripath but no idea how the sound compares.

Anyone have experience with these amps or similar?
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Old 14th May 2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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I know the Crown XLS range uses tripath but no idea how the sound compares.
I don't think that Crown uses Tripath chips, they use their own technology. But, many pro audio amps today are class d.
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Old 15th May 2012, 02:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Kjeldsen, I might look around to see if there are some higher power tripath boards I can build my self.
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Old 15th May 2012, 04:35 AM   #4
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41Hz Audio:Truepath kit
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Old 15th May 2012, 04:59 AM   #5
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Ah, what I meant to say was higher power ASSEMBLED boards that I can add power supply to and plonk in a case. My soldering skills are woeful!

Im not sure there are any assembled truepath boards with heatsinks etc.

I do have my eye on this board:
Hifimediy T3S mcap

Would I need 2 meanwell power supplies to run this thing?
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Old 15th May 2012, 06:11 AM   #6
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assembled Tripath 3020 (cheap too)

Connexelectronic
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Old 15th May 2012, 06:28 AM   #7
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assembled Tripath 3020 (cheap too)

Connexelectronic
Wouldn't recommend that. Especially not for a pro amp. It's a carbon copy of the Truepath by 41hz, just with a flimsy PCB, not the triple copper thickness of Truepath, and inferior components.

Truepath isn't a good candidate for a pro amp either. For that you'll want the likewise 3020 based amp7 or amp15. Both can, when connected with a balanced signal, deliver up to 1800W mono.

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Old 15th May 2012, 06:45 AM   #8
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I read it as semadhi just wan't a hifi amp with similar sound as TK2050 just more power. I don't think it's for pro audio use. Correct me if I'm wrong
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Old 15th May 2012, 07:38 AM   #9
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Carver made a couple pro amps that used the TA010x Tripath modules. I wouldn't recommend any amp with those modules though. They die very easily and the modules are expensive and hard to find.
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Old 15th May 2012, 07:58 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the input, I am putting the my high power dreams on hold for the moment for various reasons. Interesting opinion on the connexelectronic board Saturnus, not the first time ive heard it.

Ive opened a seperate thread and looking for opinions on the lower powered hifimediy boards which may be a simpler first amp project for me:

Best TK2050 assembled board?
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