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Old 31st January 2007, 09:32 PM   #1
thadman is offline thadman  United States
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Default good ESL amplifier that works with extreme capacitive loads

As the title states, what is the best amplifier to power an ESL with an extremely high capacitance (~20"+ wide and 7' tall with very close D/S spacing) that doesnt cost an arm and a leg. I am NOT going to *direct drive* the ESL with this amp, a transformer (I have to decide what type I will use) will be used. I'd like to achieve 8kv with a step-up transformer.

I have a very low budget (~$600) in comparison to most mid-high end amplifiers, but am willing to buy used from ebay or the forums.
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Old 31st January 2007, 10:25 PM   #2
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A PS AUDIO 100c or 200c would work.
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Old 31st January 2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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I haven't had any problems with my AMP9 from driving quad ESL speakers, these amps are very good value for money. There are other amps that produce more power on the site, perhaps also suitable (AMP8?)...
Max. cone displacement can be several foot on any speaker!Too bad it can be done only once......
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