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Old 27th October 2013, 01:32 PM   #1
Stammheim is online now Stammheim  Germany
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Hello guys,

I'm looking for a new amp for my active loudspeakers, which consists of an Mundorf AMT (7,5 Ohm) and two Tang Bands W5-1880 (together 8 Ohm) in series as a D'Appolito config.. As the TB W8Q's shall be still digital powered, I would like to get some A / AB amps for the middles and the hights. After reading for a while here in the forum, I still couldn't make an amp-decision. There are some looking good amps, like the F5T or the Dx-series, Apex and the Honey Badger or other interesting amps.

What I'm looking for is a solution, which could make me happy for some years. I don't need a warm tube sound but a really good stage and really good hiss-free resolution and as music-listening is a subjective thing, it's also good to know having done everthing possible in technics to make the system sound best.

As I'm not really privileged with deep electronical skills I need your help to
make a good decision.

An enclosure with big heatsink is not a problem, and if Class A might be a good solution, I'm sure to find a good solution for heat dissipation.
I would be really happy to get a good advice

Many thanks,


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Old 29th October 2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Hey people,

is there nobody out there, who can help?


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Old 29th October 2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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Please help with amp-decision
We are all struggling to choose, even those of who that have been building the darn things for the past few years. This is why nobody has been able to help you. If you are interested more in the results rather than learning about the details you might be better to buy a kit or a module. There are some very good options available, look on the internet for the SKA GB150 (kits and modules), look for Aussie Amps (modules), look up Aspen Amplifiers (finished modules).
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed." Robert M Pirsig.
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Old 29th October 2013, 06:17 PM   #4
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Look at the LM3875 chips and/or kits if you don't have great electronics. They are hard to get wrong and even poor implementations are surprisingly good. If you want to check them out first, for as little as 10 Euro you can find kits from HK or China (though some will have fake chips I suppose). They won't be the best assembled or using the best components, but it's probably cheaper than driving to a shop. Then if you're interested there are several good kits on here.
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