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eVITAERC 5th October 2005 03:12 AM

FR125S + Tripath 2020 Charlize, am I crazy?
I've been thinking of what to pair my (as of yet) unfinished FR125S's with, and I've been considering toying with the Tripath Class D 2020 amps lately... 13W into 8Ohm, but more like 8W with any reasonable degree of THD.

Am I crazy if I want to get any reasonably loud sound out of that?

Tweeker 5th October 2005 03:42 AM

86 dB/watt/meter. Your definitely not going to be filling any amphitheatres with the thing, but your not going to have any trouble making it out either.

Geek 5th October 2005 05:34 AM

They are about the efficiency of my current speakers and before I bought my own house, I couldn't run more than 500mW into them before the landlady knocked on my door ;)

RtV 5th October 2005 06:31 PM

I've plugged my Hales Revelation 1 (87dB) into a Sonic Impact, and in my opinion the SI amp is not at its best when paired with a less sensitive speaker. My Pass Aleph 3 (30wpc) sounds much better juicing the Hales--more dynamism and more presence.

Of course, this is an unmodded SI. A tripath chip could work better with the right implementation, but I haven't gone down that road yet.


ravon 6th October 2005 02:37 PM

I have a TA-2020 which I never use above approx 8 watts for a reason you already know. I use the TA-2020 with a pair of Jordan JX92S in TL enclosures. The sensitivity of the Jordans is about 86dB. My listening room is 5.5 x 9 meters.

I usually play at a sound level which requires raising your voice just a little. This combination works excellent.

If you decide to use the TA-2020, I recommend using the TA-2020 evaluation board as a starting point.

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