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Old 23rd September 2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Aw ****. SI + Fostex FE167E

No no no no no. NO!

I recently built a pair of FE167E BR cabs and had them hooked up to a lightly modified S5 PP tube amp. Okay, I thought, not bad... Maybe the speakers need to break in.

My SI T-Amp arrived today.

****.

Uhm. It beats the hell out of my s5 amp. 30 bucks + batteries.

sigh.

back to your regularly scheduled whatever.
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Old 23rd September 2005, 02:24 AM   #2
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wait until it's broken in
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Old 23rd September 2005, 06:21 PM   #3
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I concur.

I have one playing into my large corner horns 105dbw and 5 w of SI magic.

SERIOUSLY good.

in fact i have bought a second one so that i can biamp one of my own design of speakers.

If you look on the NAIM forum then you will see that NAIM have caught on and have a Tripath amplifier.
It is being exhibited at the HiFi Show in London as we speak.

Friends have bought SI amps on my recomendation. One has 2 of them running his Yam NS 1000 and is very happy.

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Old 24th September 2005, 12:52 AM   #4
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I hear ya. I'm going to have to spend a lot more on speakers before I upgrade from a Tripath based amp.
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Old 24th September 2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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I know tripath gets a lot of bashing from the UcD guys, but the smallest UcD module you can buy still has more power than people with high efficiency speakers want or need. I think Tripath is a very good (and inexpensive) solution.
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Old 25th September 2005, 12:53 AM   #6
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YEP! I did the same thing. I replaced my 300B SET with this amp. Blowen away by the detail and bass control. Mid-bass preformance is slightly better too. I have listened to my whole CD collection all over again. It all sounds different.
I have another one that I will attemp to mod. I think some tube rolling in my pre, and some cable changes, this my be a relly impressive amp. Driving B200 fullrange in OB. Heaps of power.

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Old 25th September 2005, 01:20 AM   #7
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Default Bi-Amping Tripath?

See here...the TA2020 is even better than the Sonic Impact TA2024...with 20 - 25 watts/channel

http://suburbansurvey.no-ip.org/tripathamp.htm

Have a few if ya'll are interested...2 channel, 4 channel, and all six channel

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Old 25th September 2005, 03:18 AM   #8
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OK 65b, whats the go on the 2 channel? How much, what mods etc.

Nigel
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Old 29th September 2005, 12:53 AM   #9
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Default TA2020 Eval Board Alternative

Or you could go to Tripath and spend $300 on their 6 channel TA2020-020 eval board...

http://www.tripath.com/TA2020_design_tools.htm

$100 don't look so bad...
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