Class D amps and Revel Salons


I have Salons in my home theater and the amps sit in a custom cabinet--I am using B&K (reference 2220 and 3220) and it sounds pretty good, but the amps get pretty warm, and i am sure i can do better

does anybody have expereince with class D amps and Revel speakers?


I don't have Revels but have a pair of 4 ohm Dynaudio Contour 3.4s which are not all the efficient (mid 80s). Presently I'm using a Wyred 4 Sound ST-250 with very good results. I also have a B&K 125.2 and sonically I like the Wyred 4 Sound amp better. Another nice thing about the class D W4S ST-250 is that it's power consumption at idle is only 10 watts.
TAS has a review of a recent show where the Revel's were paired with a class D amp. Their comment was that the speakers must be very transparent because the sound coming out of them was a typical Class D kind of sound (read, not natural and not completely enjoyable).
I have experience with Class D amps but not the Revels.

From what I have read about the Revel's, I suspect Class D to be a very appropriate amp technology for them.

Of course, like all high end audio, whether you like what you hear or not is alaways another story from what products and technologies work well together based on specs.
The only Class D amps I have heard that sound good are the ones that have a huge linear power power supply(traditional. If you do class D go to the DODD Audio Website. I have heard Gary's digital offerings and they sound exceptional and so do the H2O amps. I am not a fan of Class D but that is for political reasons. My big AMP pisses off one of my friend's wife who drives a one of those ugly $30K gas/electric economy cars. Class A and AB amps with lots of current still sound better especially with tough loads such as the Revel Salons.
thanks for the info--made a mistake in original post, the HT has Studios, and the separate 2 channel system has the Salons (thethered to Krell Evo
600s, which I keep turned off when not in use...not for political reasons but they heat up the room quickly when running at full capacity)

I think I will stick with the B&Ks for now and look for some Levinsons eventually for the HT. I had 436 momos on the Salons for a whileand liked that sound...

I've got Salon2s and Levinson 532H amps. Great combination.