how does the UCD400/LCaudio compare with commercial Class D products?

Hi guys,

I have been following the threads on the UCD400/180 and the LCaudio offerings. I am thinking of building monoblocks based on the UCD400 or the ICE500A. Question is: how will it compare with commercial Class D products. One amp that I have heard and liked is the BelCanto Evo4 (tripath based). Will the DIY UCD400 match the sound quality of the BelCanto?
 

ghemink

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2004-06-14 2:26 pm
Japan
greg filip said:
Hi guys,

I have been following the threads on the UCD400/180 and the LCaudio offerings. I am thinking of building monoblocks based on the UCD400 or the ICE500A. Question is: how will it compare with commercial Class D products. One amp that I have heard and liked is the BelCanto Evo4 (tripath based). Will the DIY UCD400 match the sound quality of the BelCanto?


My UcD180 modules sound a lot better than my Tripath based Marantz amp. However, built quality of the BelCanto will probably be quite a bit better than the Marantz since the Marantz is a 4-channel amp that costs about $1000-1100 here in Japan.

Best regards

Gertjan