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Old 2nd August 2014, 04:19 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by Bob Brines View Post
I now have four different class D amps: (Notes are powering a pair of A10P's + Goldwood GW1858's in H-frames)

Topping TP-60 -- TA2022
Lepai 7498 -- TDA7498E
Yuan Jing Audio -- TPA3116D
Crown XLS 1500 -- Proprietary chip
I received the S.M.S.L. SA-36A pro amplifier just a couple days ago. This unit comes with a 24 volt adapter and uses the related Texas Instruments TPA-3118 chip. Delivery took about 2 weeks from amazon.com. I won't pretend that this is the end all be all amplifier but for the $55 paid, I am simply amazed. It drives both my Foxtex ff105wk speakers and my Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s just fine.
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Old 2nd August 2014, 05:18 PM   #202
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Default Driving Markaudio 10p?

Driving my Pensil 10p pair with a Pass F5 clone (see Pass Forum for info). Class A, incredible sound. Also use TDA8920 Class D amp and DIYTube ST35 clone (EL84s). All amps sound fine on most material. For best recordings and female vocal/choir, Pass is the winner. You can build all three of these amps for less than $1K and figure out what you like best.
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Old 3rd August 2014, 10:37 PM   #203
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I have been using an F5, slightly modded for a bit more bass, and it's a rocking good amp! If I was doing it again I would like very much to try the Aleph J.

Currently however I've switched to a gainclone for the extra power, and I would say it's more musically engaging. Peter daniels gainclone is next in line for a build
SQ exists only in your head :P
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Old 12th August 2014, 08:19 AM   #204
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Default Amp Camp Kit

Hi Guys,
I've made a dedicated thread for an Amp Camp kit:

Amp Camp Kit with Markaudio drivers

Not to take over from this thread, more to give Amp Camp Kit followers some info on matching Markaudio drivers and on partnering pre-amplfication and source.

Could be of attentional interest to all ampers on this thread.

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Old 15th August 2014, 09:33 PM   #205
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Still no one tried these with the Hypex nCore's.....?
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Old 7th September 2014, 05:14 PM   #206
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I couldn't justify the nCores just yet, but have a Hypex kit on its way, with their DLCP and a pair of the UcD 180 HrX to get me started. Will need another few if I get some new A12PW's...
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