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j-bomber

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Checking in
« on: 15 Nov 2017, 02:38 am »
Hi Gang!

I'm new to Audio Circle, but not to hifi.  I was selling Mac, SAE, Phase Linear, and Carver back in the early 80s.  I guess I'm kinda old school.

Hey, I'm considering trying a pair of Class D amps to drive my Audio Physic Classic 30s.  Is there a profound preference for the current iterations of either ICE or Hypex these days, or should I just base my purchase on price and reputation?

Thanks!

JerryM

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« Reply #1 on: 15 Nov 2017, 03:13 am »
Welcome to AudioCircle, j-bomber.  :beer:

What's the rest of your system?

j-bomber

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« Reply #2 on: 15 Nov 2017, 03:32 am »
I'm a bit of a nutjob with three systems.  And I've got a wife and two teenage girls, so systems need to integrate into a family lifestyle.

My main living room system is the Classic 30s driven right now by a Margules amp/preamp with a custom Rega RP6/Ortofon 2M Black and an Oppo 105 universal player -- Nordost Red Dawn loom.

My basement system is a bit of a Franken-sys; DIY Pass/Lowther bi-amped system using a Threshold amp for the woofers and a Dennis Had SET for the Lowthers.  Front end is a bluetooth receiver and a NAD Master SACD player.  Cables are DIY and Acoustic Zen.

I've got a pretty sweeeeet setup in my vacation home/man cave.  ASL 845 monoblocks running PureAudioProject Trio15 OB speakers, a 2-box Canary preamp (very sweet), a Pro-ject 10 ttbl with a Soundsmith Aria HO cart, and a PS Audio PerfectWave Transport, PS Audio DAC, and P3 line conditioner.  I love this system the most, but it takes up a bit of real estate, and wouldn't fit in my home.  Alas!

Great times sharing great music with friends over food and wine any chance I get...

mresseguie

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« Reply #3 on: 15 Nov 2017, 08:41 am »
Welcome to AC, j-bomber.


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« Reply #4 on: 15 Nov 2017, 12:57 pm »
Welcome.

Class D is probably still on the learning curve.  Example:  Earlier this year I upgraded my Channel Island Audio D-100 (their original 100 watt Hypex based class D mono-blocks) with 70 watt class D Temple Audio mono-blocks for less than half the size/price.  You can read about my impressions on the Critics Circle here at AC.
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Phil A

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« Reply #5 on: 15 Nov 2017, 01:36 pm »
Welcome to AC!

Phil A

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« Reply #6 on: 15 Nov 2017, 01:38 pm »
Hi Gang!

I'm new to Audio Circle, but not to hifi.  I was selling Mac, SAE, Phase Linear, and Carver back in the early 80s.  I guess I'm kinda old school.

Hey, I'm considering trying a pair of Class D amps to drive my Audio Physic Classic 30s.  Is there a profound preference for the current iterations of either ICE or Hypex these days, or should I just base my purchase on price and reputation?

Thanks!

My first separates were Phase Linear (and I owned most of their stuff in those days) around late 1979 or early 1980 (when I was 5 years old of course :green:)

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« Reply #7 on: 15 Nov 2017, 04:07 pm »
Welcome aboard J-Bomber :thumb:

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« Reply #8 on: 15 Nov 2017, 07:02 pm »
Hello and welcome to AC, j-bomber.