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I agree but that's one of the things that the A-S OTL's did for me that I didn't like. TO ME, it was very unrealistic...Look forward to more thoughts! Will you be trying them on your HT too? Even if you just tried them on that brand....
Ok, here are just a few comments as I won't have time till tomorrow to really write something.1. The amps are darn good - period!! 2. I really don't care whether they are Class D, A, A/B, etc...they make music and are very engaging.3. These amps are one the BEST values I have come across in the last 15 years! To get this level of performance for this amount of money is just insane!4. Strengths: Fast, detailed, and dead quiet. Very engaging and does a great job drawing you into the music. Lots of slam and impact. Can play at high levels (over 100 db peaks) with no distortion, compression, or hardnessSmall form factor and energy drawExtra power/headroom is greatly appreciated5. Weaknesses: Not as spacious and big sounding as my current ampsFemale vocals aren't quite as sexy and seductive soundingNo glowing tubes I'll post more tomorrow. George
George, thanks for the quick revue.Very promissing.Can you tell us how sensitive your speakers areThe Ncore "only" delivers 200/400w at 8/4 ohm(speakers with 85db/w as maggies needs a lots of watts)Jerry
George has Vandersteen 5A's. From Vandersteen:FREQUENCY RESPONSE22Hz to 30kHz + or - 2dB EFFICIENCY87dB at 1 meter with a 2.83 volt input.RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER40 TO 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms for the upper section, 400-watt subwoofer amplifier built in.IMPEDANCE6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum.
Thakns for the information.I will keep in mind that with a build-in sub the lowest bass - the deep bass will not be powered by the Ncore.Jerry
Shoot a photo George.....thanks.
Were these diy'd by someone and then sent out?Single ended IC's? Or were these set up with xlr's and truly balanced?
Played some Bob Marley on vinyl Friday night, never heard it like that before, had to play side two a second time just because I enjoyed it so much.
I know almost nothing about electronics but I do know the answer to most of the questions that are being asked here over and over again. That's because I read the information provided by Hypex on their website. Jtwrace has linked that same info to us numerous times and still the same questions are repeated. Please do us all a favor - if you are generally interested in these amplifiers (as I think you should be) then learn from the man who designed them instead of asking other members to misinform you.Now, for my part, when I had these amps in my house, I simply hooked them up to a Reference Line 3000 passive preamp I bought from a friend for $200 back around 1994. There was no noise. The ambient SPL in my living room in the middle of the night with everything turned off and everybody sleeping registers at 54 db. With the amps turned on, no source selected, and the gain on the passive at noon, the SPL was the same. So, regardless of what should happen, would happen or could happen, nothing was heard. These things are dead silent. Oh, and by the way, that was into 108 db efficient horns. It may take some of you a good while to overcome your prejudices but I can tell you that the case appears to be closed. The NC400 is flat out better than anything AC members can afford to buy. This, I'm afraid, will include the fire bottles. If you really mean it when you say,"It's all about the music", then it's gonna have to be all about NCore. On a purely sonic basis, they are about as good as anybody could require.
George, are the Ncores directly connected to the 5As or are the Speltz Zero Autoformers in between the Ncore amps and the speakers.Scotty
Thanks again to Jason for making this happen and giving me the opportunity to hear them for myself.
I'll post further on the amps in the next day or two.
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