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Old 14th April 2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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I'm looking for an amplifier with very good sound quality. I don't care if it sounds loud, I care only for GOOD sound. I was thinking of building a small tube amp with, but I'm not sure it sounds better than solid state and if it worths the trouble.
What do you think from your experience? Is there a small power solid state amp with the quality of the tubes? (if they have it, as many people say).
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Old 14th April 2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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Hi,

Try www.redwineaudio.com/. They make some wonderful small, very high quality amps based upon the Tripath class D chip.

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Old 14th April 2006, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thank you for your answer, but I'm looking for an amp to built , not to buy. Thanks again.
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Old 14th April 2006, 08:17 PM   #4
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You might try the symasym, it's ~60/120watts into 8/4 ohms, see my "www" for more infos...

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Old 14th April 2006, 08:54 PM   #5
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I think you can build an amplifier of GAINCLONE series. It is very simply: one IC only and you can obtain up to 50 W with very good sound near tubes amp.
National Semiconductor make the following power ic:
LM 1875
LM 3875
LM 3886 and others.
Look at others Threats on this forum or search on google.
There is a big world around its.

Francesco.
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Old 14th April 2006, 10:49 PM   #6
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Look at the PLH amplifier and the Zen range.
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Old 15th April 2006, 03:39 AM   #7
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Thank you for your answer, but I'm looking for an amp to built , not to buy. Thanks again.
Ok. Try ...

http://www.diyparadise.com/charlize.html or

http://www.autocostruire.com/catalog...roducts_id=257

These are excellent Tripath chip based kits that will give you wonderful sound. I have built the Autocostruire amp, modified a Sonic impact amp, and built a Gainclone Chip Amp and found the Tripath amps to be much more detailed and tonally faithful. These amps are only 15 usable watts or so and will need efficient speakers. I run them off of sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries and they are dead quiet. Search through the class D forum here for a wealth of information on these and other more powerful class D amps...

Good luck.
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It is awefully hard to beat a good little tube amp....

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Old 15th April 2006, 07:48 PM   #9
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Ok my friends, thank you all for your answers. Now I will have to decide which one of all these. I'm a little bit confused..but I'l pass it over. Thank you all!
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Old 15th April 2006, 08:35 PM   #10
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Aleph Mini's are also a good amp. Cheap to build easy and about 15Watts @ class a.
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