LSA Voyager GAN Amplifier


Just got mine last week.  After 24 hours of play all I can say is that this is not your father's class D amplifier.  There is not one thing about its sound that reminds me of the class D gremlins that I do not like.  The low end filled in and now has deep impact, the midrange is the love child of a beautiful tube and clean hybrid amp - just gorgeous.  Highs are very clean and extended. Spatial cues are top notch. My system has had some damn good tube and solid state amps in it before and it has never sounded this good.  I am blown away with the quality of sound coming from class D amplification at this price point.

This 300 wpc amplifier is a real winner.....
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All passive and active circuits add distortion (whether they measure different or not). All passive xover parts add distortion (some of which can be measured). All brands of resistors, wires, capacitors, coiils and their implentation all change the sound. The ear can hear what is lower distortion. Those that listen to parts and execution absolutely know this. Most manufactures know this. This is why you see more expensive parts being used.....it is not just to "sell" you something....it is mostly because they have spent hours and hours trying to find the lowest distortion sounding parts to make the sound the best.

Active xovers also distort the sound. Everything distorts the sound. The less stuff you have in the signal path.....the better. Sinlgle driver systems with augmented super tweeter and woofers are the real deal. When you hear a great sounding amp drving a great driver with no xover whatsoever......OH MY!

However a simple two pole line level passive xover right before an amp can blow your mind, as well. So, if you bi-amp that way.....the results are super. Then you can add a transistor amp with its own processor to do bass extension. Many ways up the low distortion ladder.

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are all so blessed.  Pease share with everyone.

The ear can hear what is lower distortion. Those that listen to parts and execution absolutely know this. Most manufactures know this. This is why you see more expensive parts being used.....it is not just to "sell" you something....it is mostly because they have spent hours and hours trying to find the lowest distortion sounding parts to make the sound the best.
 

It has been widely proven in scientific studies that certain types of "euphonic" distortion are actually preferable by many over a lack of such distortion. The fact that many people prefer certain tube amps with much higher distortion levels than other available amps proves your thesis that "they have spent hours and hours trying to find the lowest distortion sounding parts to make the sound the best" is wrong.

By your logic, the amp with the lowest distortion sounds the best. Halcro tried that. It didn't work. It is much more complicated than "the amp with the lowest distortion" sounds "best".

Once distortion levels are below audibility, it doesn't much matter in any case.

This amp has rising distortion with load impedance, much like other class d amps which do not have the output filter inside the feedback loop. It makes their frequency response load dependent. This is yesterday's class d amp. Smart designers like Bruno Putzeys have the output filter within the feedback loop to create a flat response with load impedance and reduce distortion below audible levels.