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Offline Craig T

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Digital amps (aka class D or T)?
« on: December 03, 2003, 02:01:57 PM »
Anyone heard any of the new "digital" amps like the TacT?
http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/robert01.htm

http://www.stereotimes.com/amp122602.shtm
http://www.digitalamp.com/
http://www.d-amp.com/
http://focus.ti.com/docs/pr/pressrelease.jhtml?prelId=sc03002

Some good feedback so far from even the cheap implementation on the newest Panasonic & Sony HT receivers.

This one has been deemed a "giant killer", being compared to $1-2k integrateds.  I'm very skeptical, but curious.
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?storeId=11251&catalogId=11005&itemId=63376&catGroupId=11135&modelNo=SA-XR45&surfModel=SA-XR45

Could linear analog amps end up a niche market like tubes in the near future?

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Re:Digital amps (aka class D or T)?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2003, 06:30:10 PM »
I use a PS Audio HCA-2, which is a digital switching amp. I got it used for a great price, and it sounds amazing paired with my VS VR-1s. I've only heard one system in someone's house with an amp over $3k, and this definitely doesn't slay that giant. However, for what I got it for, it might take on some of those amps costing $1000 more.

I was considering a DIY with the ZA Pulse, but once I started work, I no longer had that kind of time.
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