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Old 10th November 2017, 10:25 AM   #1
GumGum9000 is offline GumGum9000  Germany
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Default Honey Badger vs SKA GB150D vs VHex+

Hi,

which of this three amps do you think sounds best?

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Old 10th November 2017, 11:00 AM   #2
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Default Icepower 1200AS (class D)

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=> Icepower 1200AS amp kit. Class D like you've never heard before

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Old 10th November 2017, 12:33 PM   #3
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Instead of Hawking someone else's product, I'll try answering your question. I have build both the honey badger and the ska. The ska is a far easier build and sounds very nice. It's on the warm side and a bit soft in the higher frequencies, easy to listen to. The honey has many more parts, it sounds great, good control from top to bottom, sounds cooler, lots of HF detail, runs hot. I still have my ska, had a hiss issue with my honey that I couldn't figures out. Ended up cannibalizing it to build Pass Class A amp, no contest, low power but sounds better than either to my ears.
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Old 10th November 2017, 04:24 PM   #4
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The VHex+ is still my favorite amp in lower power range. I've never heard the SKA GB150D though.
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Old 10th November 2017, 05:51 PM   #5
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Build an amp where you have backup to help you in need. The V-hex guy's will ensure that your amp will play!
It is sorry that Pete is not here right now cause the badger seems to be a very good amp, although there will be other to help you. I think that the SKA is a lateral mosfet design. Very good. I have build a similar one that still sounds very good. My bet is the Vhex !
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Old 10th November 2017, 06:05 PM   #6
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For clarification Ska is not using lateral mosfet but vertical.
I have only built the SKA out of the three amps you mentioned.
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Old 10th November 2017, 08:55 PM   #7
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PJN, did you build the Pass's Class A amp from his 1970's "Audio Magazine" article or one of his more recent designs?

I finished my SKA years after buying a kit from Greg.
It's a nice amp.
Never built the others.

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Old 10th November 2017, 09:24 PM   #8
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I built the alph j , F6, and the M2, the F6 and M2 are my favorites, hard to choose between. The F6 has more grunt though and is excellent, sent the ska packing.
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Old 11th November 2017, 11:00 AM   #9
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The VHex+ is still my favorite amp in lower power range. I've never heard the SKA GB150D though.
Hi, jwilhem,

I have a few questions.
what's the difference between your VHex+ and NS amp? What kind of PSU do they need?
And are your Protection/Soft Start boards pre-equipped?

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Old 11th November 2017, 11:06 AM   #10
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And how big would the difference of any of those amps be compared to my currrent ROTEL RB-980BX?
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