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Dexdexter 1st October 2006 05:47 PM

Trends Audio TA-10: Modding Potential?
 
Just attended one of the two Hi-Fi Shows taking place here in Brussels over the weekend, ostensibly to get a look at the Sonic Impact Super T-Amp which was on display.

Having recently gotten my hands on an original T-Amp, I was kinda shocked that the Super-T was quite a good deal larger than I was expecting.

What really caught my eye, however, was a new contender in the Tripath stakes by a Hong Kong firm calling itself Trends Audio.

http://image.buyoyo.com/DVDshelf/Cov...3-TA-10-BS.jpg

http://www.trendsaudio.com/image/Pro...10_fullset.jpg

http://www.trendsaudio.com/image/Product/TA-10_back.jpg

http://image.buyoyo.com/DVDshelf/Cov...TA-10-CCEE.jpg

(Don't know why some of the images have plugs inset...sorry!)

From what I could tell, the build seemed pretty good and the sound was nice, considering show conditions, etc.

Has anyone here had a play with one of these yet?

Cheers, Dex

theAnonymous1 1st October 2006 06:28 PM

For someone not interested in building their own amp, this looks like a better alternative than the SI stuff.

This amp sells in Hong Kong for HKD$769 or about USD$99. I'm sure if you could manage to get it shipped to say the US, shipping would probably be another $30 or so, still a fair deal compared to a SuperT.

Here is a link for a HK site that sells it. Just paste it into google translator.

Link

Pano 2nd October 2006 08:13 AM

Trends is sending me one of the amps for investigation and review.

Look for it soon on my site. The concept looks good. Not much room in the box for modding, tho. :)

Dennis Hui 4th October 2006 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by theAnonymous1
For someone not interested in building their own amp, this looks like a better alternative than the SI stuff.

This amp sells in Hong Kong for HKD$769 or about USD$99. I'm sure if you could manage to get it shipped to say the US, shipping would probably be another $30 or so, still a fair deal compared to a SuperT.

Here is a link for a HK site that sells it. Just paste it into google translator.

Link

Click the "Eng" button on the left hand side right below the
Buyoyo logo and you get the site in Engish.

I'm tempted to get one myself even as I'm patiently trying to
assemble an Amp6.

Cheers,
Dennis

Dennis Hui 4th October 2006 03:34 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by panomaniac
Trends is sending me one of the amps for investigation and review.

Look for it soon on my site. The concept looks good. Not much room in the box for modding, tho. :)

Hi Pano,

Looking forward to reading your impressions!

Cheers,
Dennis

theAnonymous1 4th October 2006 03:54 AM

Quote:

Click the "Eng" button on the left hand side right below the
Wow, I can't believe I missed that.
:smash: :smash:

Oh well, thanks.

roland bios 24th October 2006 01:31 AM

Hi Dexter

It was nice to meet you at the High Fidelity Belgium. For what it is worth coming from an distributor off the TA-10:

The TA-10 uses an lower gain factor than the SI T-amps. This results in an lower undistorted wattage. I find the sound of the TA-10 amp more refined and less "in your face" than the SI T-amps. The bass is more controlled and deeper.

The TA-10 demo you heard in Brussel, played with an 85 dB/W/M mini transmissionline.

Groeten Roland
Crafty

Pano 24th October 2006 01:28 PM

I have one of these now and have been doing a bit of listening.

Very nice right out of the box. Smooth top end.
Gain is higher than I'd like, maybe higher than the Sonic Impact. Will test to verify.

Bass and dynamics are pretty good, much better than the S.I., but not nearly as good as an AMP6.

Will post more ASAP.

roland bios 24th October 2006 01:32 PM

Hi

Interesting the gain difference. Trends Audio told me they use a lower gain. Will there be measurments of this amp on your site Michael / Panomaniac ?

Best regards
Roland

kstagger 24th October 2006 01:39 PM

interesting - that enclosure appears to be the same exact one I bought on Ebay (from a HK seller) that I used for my Charlize amplifier...


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