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Time to buy a class D amp?
Hello clearthink,     I was expecting a list of amp types with their SNR specs ranked from highest SNR to lowest.     But there's really no reason for you to respond,  I think everyone reading this thread understands by now that class D amps are t... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Hello niodari,     Amen, brother.  I don't believe any class D amp user or fan is claiming they absolutely are the best overall amp type, that they sound the best, reproduce a certain frequency range the best  or are the best amp for everyone.    ... 
Please Make Audiogon Cool
Hello Erik and millercarbon,     You're right, millercarbon did respond very quickly.  Let's explore this for deeper significance, shall we?     I know you're both interested in audio and listening to music that is well reproduced in a home enviro... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Hello clearthink,     Can you please tell us, using your reliable, repeatable and objective measurement techniques, what your results were for class A, AB, D and tube amps in the standardized specification of Signal to Noise Ratio?     As you’re c... 
Audio Research D240 mkll vs Adcom GFA-555
clearthink:" You must have employed the use of some really mid-fi or mass market class AB amplifiers in your Music Reproduction System if that was the result and consequence you experienced when substituting Class D amplifiers for them in you're s... 
Audio Research D240 mkll vs Adcom GFA-555
I bought an Adcom 555 MKII, along with a GFP-565 preamp, brand new back in the 1980s and used them with Magnepans for about 5 years. I never had it modified and what teo_audio stated in his post about graininess makes a lot of sense to me. I subs... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
dutchydog,     Anyone who claims class D amps are noisy has obviously never listened to one, forfeits all credibility and any further claims they make on the subject are best ignored.Tim  
Separate subs for music and HT/surround
     Just as I suspected, you had no legitimate purpose or reason for including and misconstruing millercarbon's prior post.  Thanks for confirming this.Tim 
Separate subs for music and HT/surround
" Okay listen first off its not gonna sound like it but I totally get it. People with HT setups love their HT setups in spite of the horrid sound. Or maybe even because of the horrid sound. I get that. Do not understand why anyone would want to wa... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
     Ryan of Red Dragon told me he's going to have an all new and upgraded lineup of amps coming out later this year.  He's definitely not going out of business. Here's a copy of his email response:"Ryan Tew <[email protected]>Mon, Jul... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
     I originally agreed with all that have suggested pairing a good quality tube preamp with their class D amps.  For a few years I used a VTL 2.5L preamp, with the four standard tubes swapped out for a set of four NOS (new old stock) Mullard tub... 
Time to buy a class D amp?
Hello ptrck887, Yes, the D-Sonic are excellent examples of class D amps that provide hi-end sound at bargain prices. Of course, there are even better class D amps available, such as Merrill Audio’s new Element 114 stereo amp that uses the new extr... 
Separate subs for music and HT/surround
Hello DB,     Okay, I understand.      If you like the looks and sound of a HGS-10 aside each KEF Ref 1, I'd suggest you try positioning your two HGS-15s in the following manner:     Leave both of your 10s exactly where they are aside each main sp... 
Separate subs for music and HT/surround
 Hello DB,     It seems like you positioned your subs symmetrically in your room to make your system as visually appealing as possible.  However, I strongly suspect this positioning fails to optimize the audio bass response performance quality att... 
Oppo 205 - Basically a PC with small Analog section
"IMHO the big benefits of the Oppo were the built in Dolby/DTS decoding."     Erik is correct, the 4K 205 as well as the 1080P 105 both have high quality built in Dolby/DTS decoding utilizing multiple, top of the line and expensive ESS Sabre dac c...