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Old 28th July 2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Phonic Max250 or Behringer A500 for speakers 93db??

Still can't make my mind up on which power amp to buy.

1) Phonic Max250 - 60 watts x 2 at 8 ohms (will be buying 2 amps to upgrade with X-over at a later date).

2) Behringer A500 - 160 watts x 2 at 8 ohms (2 again amps again)


As my Kipsch F-1 are so sensitive maybe I get away with the Phonic amps and save myself 180 USD.

Time is ticking as my local store os offering 25% off with my bank visa on Tuesday!!

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Old 28th July 2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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I have no idea re the Phonic, but all else being equal, more power is not a bad thing.

My forthcoming speakers are more sensitive than yours, and I am specifying more power than this to get the clean peak levels I desire on occasion.

Don't forget the active xover.
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Old 28th July 2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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Hi there Brett,

Canīt find 1 single review on the phonic.
Kinda strange as I understand this company has been around for some time.

I like the slim design on the phonic but concerned about the power output. Hard to imagine there is a power transformer inside considering how slim it is.
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Old 28th July 2008, 07:19 PM   #4
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Not surprised re lack of reviews as this doesn't fit easily into typical phile or pro audio usage.

Go with the B.
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Old 28th July 2008, 08:34 PM   #5
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Default Hi!

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Originally posted by Brit01
Hi there Brett,

Canīt find 1 single review on the phonic.
Kinda strange as I understand this company has been around for some time.

I like the slim design on the phonic but concerned about the power output. Hard to imagine there is a power transformer inside considering how slim it is.
It is very simple class"H".

Older brother is MAR1.Great Amp. low profile!

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Old 28th July 2008, 10:23 PM   #6
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It is very simple class"H".
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Older brother is MAR1.Great Amp. low profile!
Sorry zeonrider. Not sure what you mean by MAR1.

Have you heard the H class phonic 250? What do you base your conclusion on?

Thanks very much
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Old 28th July 2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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Ok I found out that the phonic 250 is not toroidal but it is class H whereas the Behringer is toroidal but class AB.

Can class H have an advantage over the AB for a small amp??
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Old 28th July 2008, 11:10 PM   #8
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Why on Earth would anyone build a 60 watt class H amp, unless they wanted a long run time off batteries?

Unless it's like the old Proton amps that only used the upper rails to get +6dB headroom instead of the usual 1.5-2dB.
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Old 28th July 2008, 11:28 PM   #9
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Why on Earth would anyone build a 60 watt class H amp, unless they wanted a long run time off batteries?
Could you elaborate on your comment?

Sorry for my ignorance. I am just learning about the different classes of amps and tranformers. A newbie with a lot to learn.

Would this 60 watt (8 ohm) amp not perform well? What would be the consequences or typical use of this type of amp??

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Old 29th July 2008, 10:46 AM   #10
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Default Hi!

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Ok I found out that the phonic 250 is not toroidal but it is class H whereas the Behringer is toroidal but class AB.

Can class H have an advantage over the AB for a small amp??
Yes!

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