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Class D amplification?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Khorn, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf Occasional Esoteric Freak

    Ah yeah, updating their website they’re not that quick at... The first one was 40 watts I think, as it was their original monoblock amps in a single case with a preamp and extra inputs. The ‘Mark 2’ then came out a bit later, with increased output and the in built power supplies.
     
  2. jusbe

    jusbe Modern Melomaniac

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ.
    Having had triodes, tetrodes and pentodes in my life (still love tubes), and having hung on to a Tripath amp for much longer than we thought we would, we've decided to try this one-box solution for our current open-plan living space. Arrived yesterday. Champagne. Very good deal. Thinking of matching with some JBLs or ATCs at some point. Not decided which.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Silverwolf

    Silverwolf Occasional Esoteric Freak

    Had to google this one - it looks way nicer out of the box!
     
  4. jusbe

    jusbe Modern Melomaniac

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ.
    It does! Not rushed to do that just yet as we're having a new stand made for all our kit. New space, new things, selling off old things. You know how it goes. :)
     
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  5. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    Just took the google challenge on that Marantz and fair to say that it is a beast.:edthumbs:
     
  6. fish

    fish Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Awesome. You're going to love it!

    I almost swung for the PM-10 too but $8000... I choose the PM-KI
    The PM-10 runs the same amps as the Ruby but 2 as mono-blocks for 200/400wpc and has separate PSU's per channel.
    Ken was one hell of a Audio Designer!
    Good Bless him.

    Enjoy!
     
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  7. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    Are we not going to talk about Class E?
     
  8. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "catch me if you can..."

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    The one thing that baffles me on those new integrated amps, how do you intend to have it service and fine tune it along the way if the newer model keeps on coming in (obsoleting the previous ones) for there are more nano components vs. the old school power or integrated amps? I know a lot of warranty service center that fixes new amps, but trust me they wont go to as far as fine tuning to original specs. Its just a thought and please explain.
     
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  9. jusbe

    jusbe Modern Melomaniac

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ.
    Personally, I wasn't planning on fiddling with this much. It connects all our sources and allows quick access to great music.

    The output stage is bespoke in a way, with B2B low gain B2B Hypex modules suuplied without the input buffer - so Ken/Marantz/Yoshinobu Ogata had to design that in-house for this bridged amp arrangement.

    I guess there's a natural tuning possibility with the HDAM modules, here in their SA3 form. No doubt there will be further developments. That said, this is not an item I would seek to tune internally. It's more of a 'good enough' item around which to base a fit and forget system. It won't be the last amp I buy, I imagine. And we did not pay full retail, which was a bonus.
     
  10. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "catch me if you can..."

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    I'm actually in the verge of buying a solid state amp. There is one that I been in love since I was a child. But this is a possible complete overhaul and talking about it might be all the way up to a transformer replacement. Its a 50/50 obviously for I don't know what's the condition inside the amp. Im still thinking if I'm gonna pull the trigger.
     
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  11. jusbe

    jusbe Modern Melomaniac

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ.
    Good luck. Befriend a good tech!

    For our part, Marantz is offering 3 years' cover with this line of equipment, as opposed to their usual 1.

    (Apologies for earlier typos. Typing on a smartphone is not my forté).
     
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  12. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "catch me if you can..."

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    3 years is a very good warranty. Cant beat that!
     
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  13. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "catch me if you can..."

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    I got the amp bro. Its just a power amp which is the hardest one for me to find. Now I have to look for a pre-amp. I'm not sure if I wanna get tube preamp since of my setups are tubes. Any ideas?
     
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  14. jusbe

    jusbe Modern Melomaniac

    Location:
    Auckland, NZ.
    Probably worth a new thread for this.
     
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  15. dividebytube

    dividebytube Forum Resident

    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I really enjoyed my time with a Charlize T-amplifier, and use a really cheap Lepai Class D amp for my garage stereo.

    I'm curious about the latest Hypex modules, given my current amp, a First Watt Aleph J clone, is pure class A. I call it the "McGriddle" since it does run very hot to generate a mighty 25Ws per channel.
     
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  16. Classic Car Guy

    Classic Car Guy "catch me if you can..."

    Location:
    Northwest, USA
    That kinda too me back a bit for I picked up an onkyo integrated amp and its around that same respective wattage. I tried it at home and I felt that it was in a "good" category. Or I might have not really paid attention much to it. I ended up giving it to my brother in-law. One day I went to his house and he was playing it with a bose 201 speakers. I told myself OMG I am so blown away by that sound. I use to own a 100 wpc class 1 mosfet amp and it sounds like that on a small package. Every time I see my brother in law, the only think I could think of is putting both my hands around his neck.... That was a big blow on my end.
    :faint:
     

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