Discussion in 'Third Party Sales & Auctions' started by Soundlabs, Feb 23, 2019.
HI I was trying to say a US Dealer is very interested, Colin is in talks with them.
As old as I am, it could easily be the last amplifier I ever buy, but electronics don't last forever, and there is no holy grail. However, Hypex based amplifiers do measure exceptionally well.
After hearing Nord Acoustics class D amplifiers you will believe in the Holy Grail and not the one Monty Python were looking for.
The use of GaN-based power transistor tech is now emerging for Class D audio power amplifiers. Seems appropriate to devote a forum thread to this topic. At least 3 companies have commercial class D amps in their books:
Merrill Audio, with their model Element 118 ($36k per monoblock, 400 W into 8 ohms, 800W into 4 ohms), Element 116 ($22k per monoblock, 300 W into 8 ohms, 600W into 4 ohms) and Element 114 (coming soon).
Review of Element 118 at this link:
ADG Productions, with their Vivace Class D amp ($15k per monoblock pair, 100W into 4 ohms). (The designer emailed me indicating he has another product in the pipeline.)
Review of the Vivace Class D moniblocks at this link (warning: link might not work (1/11/2019)):
Technics SE-R1 Class D stereo amp ($17k per stereo amp, 150WPC into 8 ohms, 300WPC into 4 ohms)
Stereo Power Amplifier SE-R1 | Reference Class R1 Series | Technics US
Preliminary review of the Technics SE-R1 at this link:
Technics SE-R1 Digital Amplifier
Technics also has a lower priced GaN-based class D integrated amp in their catalog:
Grand Class Stereo Integrated Amplifier SU-G700 Hi-Fi Audio | Technics US
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