Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before

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DaveC113

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #420 on: 15 Nov 2017, 01:34 am »
A better balance would be to charge 1/5th for the upgrades  :lol:

I think paying 5x for the amp and 1/5th for the upgrades could work out if that's what you want...  :P

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #421 on: 15 Nov 2017, 01:39 am »
Then the upgrades would seem like a bargain!

Well, actually, if you break the parts cost down - it is allready a bargain....

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« Reply #422 on: 15 Nov 2017, 01:47 am »
A better balance would be to charge 1/5th for the upgrades  :lol:

Nobody is obligated to buy any of the premium options. If they can be sourced elsewhere for less I'd jump on it. Don't forget about the termination of all the  connectors for the amp, and soldering to the connectors with Furutech silver solder. You'll need this crimp tool for the speaker connections:

https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/jst-sales-america-inc/WC-930/455-1911-ND/1468306

And this one for the inputs:

https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/jst-sales-america-inc/YRS-241/455-2047-ND/1634788

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #423 on: 15 Nov 2017, 01:58 am »
Paypal made damn near as much as I did with their transaction fees for lots 1-3. I think they're the ones in the right business!

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #424 on: 15 Nov 2017, 02:34 am »
Got a firm date on case shipping. Looks like everyone will be getting a nice Xmas present.






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« Reply #425 on: 15 Nov 2017, 02:59 am »
I think paying 5x for the amp and 1/5th for the upgrades could work out if that's what you want...  :P

Guys, you are implying the amp could sell for $3500+ yet how many people have heard the amp and compared it other amps in that price range and higher? I placed my order however my expectations are pretty high now. I have owned a number of amps from tubes to hybrid to solid state including Class A, A/B and D ranging in price from $500-$5000. Not all were great values, some exceeded my expectations in sound, build quality and reliability and some were duds. Time will tell and I hope I have to eat my words.

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #426 on: 15 Nov 2017, 03:04 am »
Guys, you are implying the amp could sell for $3500+ yet how many people have heard the amp and compared it other amps in that price range and higher? I placed my order however my expectations are pretty high now. I have owned a number of amps from tubes to hybrid to solid state including Class A, A/B and D ranging in price from $500-$5000. Not all were great values, some exceeded my expectations in sound, build quality and reliability and some were duds. Time will tell and I hope I have to eat my words.

$3500 is the typical price of amps using the 700AS, and the cheapest internal cables/connectors you can find. Not even as good as my free options. Considering the 1200 costs over double what the 700 costs, I think $3500 would be a bargain if someone shopping for a 700 based amp could get a 1200 based amp instead.

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« Reply #427 on: 15 Nov 2017, 03:22 am »
Before this 1200as, the 700as was bar none the best Icepower ever made. The 700AS runs rings around the amp in this unit:

https://www.stereophile.com/content/bel-canto-ref1000m-monoblock-power-amplifier-specifications

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« Reply #428 on: 15 Nov 2017, 03:40 am »
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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #429 on: 15 Nov 2017, 04:11 am »
This direct seller offers the best deal I've ever seen on an amp using 700's:

http://www.audioholics.com/amplifier-reviews/legacy-audio-powerbloc2-dual-mono-amplifier-preview

But as a direct seller they cut out the distributor and dealer margins. This is why they can offer this amp for so little.

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #430 on: 15 Nov 2017, 04:17 am »
Tried to order.  Guess I missed the boat.  If anyone doesn’t want their DIY kit, I will buy it.

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #431 on: 15 Nov 2017, 04:26 am »
Tried to order.  Guess I missed the boat.  If anyone doesn’t want their DIY kit, I will buy it.

Join the club. I've gotten several emails from folks who are disappointed they missed lot 3. Lot 4 probably won't be until after the Xmas season. Once Icepower catches up, I have a goal of 2 week lead times on 24 unit lots. As time goes on, efficiency will improve.

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #432 on: 15 Nov 2017, 04:43 am »
Any reason you chose to crowdfund on AudioCircle rather than Indiegogo or Kickstarter?

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #433 on: 15 Nov 2017, 04:49 am »
Any reason you chose to crowdfund on AudioCircle rather than Indiegogo or Kickstarter?

I figured there was more folks interested in amplifiers on Audiocircle. I wouldn't really call this crowdfunding. In typical crowdfunding people are basically donating to companies to develop new products, with small rewards offered as gifts for the donation. This product is already developed. People are just buying it with a lead time for delivery. This is very typical in audio when folks order custom products from manufacturers. Only Lead time is usually much longer.
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« Reply #434 on: 15 Nov 2017, 07:13 am »
Nobody is obligated to buy any of the premium options. If they can be sourced elsewhere for less I'd jump on it.

I obligated myself to buy my upgrades. I'm betting I'll pat myself on the back because of it. Hell, I might even give myself a new DAC as a bonus!

"Damn fine effort, Michael! Go out and treat yourself to a nice new DAC."
"Wow! Thanks, Michael."
"Won't our wife be upset?"
"Heck, no. We've already offered to buy her a new car, right?"
"Oh, yeah. This is gonna be great."


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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #435 on: 15 Nov 2017, 08:45 am »
Finally yesterday I got the sound quality I was looking for years ago after solving my serious problems with electronic electric noise and RF/EMI interference (and DC on mains too). This was when this very great offer appeared, which only hindered me from living in Spain (you know shipping, taxes and taxes).

Again I insist on the need to use star quad cables, the brand there each one.

Rhodium is more resistant than gold but it is a worse conductor. If one is not going to be exchanging wires every day I do not see the need for rhodium. By the way, to clean the connectors better not to use alcohol.

Bye.

bavmike

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #436 on: 15 Nov 2017, 08:52 am »
Maty you would probably love the Mogami star quad option for my amp inputs then!

bavmike

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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #437 on: 15 Nov 2017, 08:53 am »
Great news guys! I got an email from Denmark! :)




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Re: Icepower 1200AS amp. Class D like you've never heard before
« Reply #438 on: 15 Nov 2017, 10:06 am »
Awesome!!!  :thumb: :thumb:

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« Reply #439 on: 15 Nov 2017, 12:42 pm »
mresseguie I feel bad for leading you down the path to amp addiction :P
first I told you to get the folsom amp, it's amazing because it sounds great and is super lower power!
now I'm with you on getting this class d amp with 600 watts per channel :P
I''m like Tim Meadows character in Walk Hard the Dewey Cox story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdq4Llr-K-s

Maty what did you do to finally fix your issue with dc offset on your ac mains?  I thought your quad serial connected atl hifi dc blocker fixed it?

also, yay all 66 amp modules are shipping this month!