Question about commercial class D amps... - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Class D

Class D Switching Power Amplifiers and Power D/A conversion

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th March 2006, 03:16 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
pat allen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quebec
Default Question about commercial class D amps...

Is there anything available yet as a true commercial D amp, that is supposedly "hifi" ??
not a kit, but something finished, or the the last, integrated with DSP and tuner,...?


Pat
__________________
Electronic engineer for automotive market.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 09:07 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: UK
Yes the Sony Tan88b it was an awsome beast, very prone to self destruction. Check out the link.


http://www.thevintageknob.org/SONY/s...N88/TAN88.html

Kenny
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 10:20 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
pat allen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quebec
yeah, that is a very cool amp.

i was meaning like "today"...

i was talking with a guy here that works for a hi end audio supplier (not commercial by any means, he sells polk audio, harman, krell,YBA,...), he wasnt sure whats about a class D amp, so i guess there is very few on the market for now...the guy is not bs, he knows hifi...

why??

I was hoping to see one, to see the actual spec...

thanks

Pat
__________________
Electronic engineer for automotive market.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2006, 12:48 AM   #4
Deltat is offline Deltat  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO
Send a message via AIM to Deltat Send a message via MSN to Deltat Send a message via Yahoo to Deltat
While i was working at Klipsch back in the summer of 2003 i remember doing some testing of some Class-D amplifiers for the HTIB they were going to produce. What direction they ended up taking im not sure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2006, 04:35 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
Default tons of class D amps available

I don't know where your friend has been but there are many many high end class D amps available. Some companies use the Tripath chip set (older Bel-Canto, Audio Research, Carver, Teac, etc.). You can get a 10 watt Tripath amp from Red Wine Audio that is suppose to be great. Other companies use the B&O Ice Power modules (H20, Roland, PS Audio, later Bel-Cantos). Still other companies use the Hypex UCD modules (Channel Island Audio and myself). Then there are those companies that make their own Class D modules and sell complete amps with them (Spectron, Nuforce). Also several new companies selling modules as well. And last but not least there are those pure digital receivers/amps like the TACT, Panasonic and JVC receivers, Sony amps and receivers......lots to choose from. I am sure I left out several.
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2006, 05:13 AM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Switzerland
If you want a class-d amp from a cult high-end manufacturer - Accuphase just released its PX 650.

Rotel has RB 1091 and RB 1092 using ICEpower AFAIK.

Regards

Charles
  Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2006, 09:40 AM   #7
soongsc is offline soongsc  Taiwan
diyAudio Member
 
soongsc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Taiwan
I have a class D USB dongle on my desk ready for some listening.
__________________
Hear the real thing!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Commercial or DIY amps Dr_EM Solid State 48 20th May 2008 06:12 AM
Any new commercial Class-D amps available? iwamusr Class D 0 18th December 2007 07:37 PM
Commercial (Alpine PDX) Class D Failure Pics and Question about IR2010s CBRworm Class D 5 1st August 2007 05:18 AM
Which commercial amps still ..... Madmike2 Solid State 29 1st August 2005 01:52 AM
A Class Preamp schematic and tube amps question MtUmut Solid State 0 10th March 2004 09:30 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:44 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2