Solid state amp options

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OzarkTom

Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #20 on: 3 Apr 2019, 10:36 am »
Probably the IFI Itube2 would be great.

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Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #21 on: 3 Apr 2019, 03:29 pm »
This:https://www.hifisystemcomponents.com/amplifiers/proprius-power-amplifier.html
or this:https://emotiva.com/collections/amps/products/pa-1

The Proprius is not class D and the PA-1 is Class D.

I'm running a TPA3116 Class D with my CAMs and the synergy is wonderful.

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Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #22 on: 20 Jun 2019, 06:00 am »
After a lot of tweaking, I was finally able to get my Sansui AU-517 to work well with my Omegas.

Previously the amp was overpowering, and could only be used at 5% volume before getting too loud.  There is a switch on the back which internally de-couples the power amp from the pre amp for use independently.  I used a pair of -12dB in line attenuators and a short RCA cable to externally reconnect the two stages and lower the input voltage into the power amp section.  This has allowed me get much more play out of the volume knob.  Its got some other nice features which I find useful such as tone controls and two phono inputs.   

I plan to use this combination for a few weeks before comparing against my 2 wpc SET amp to see what changes I notice.

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Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #23 on: 20 Jun 2019, 06:07 am »
Probably the IFI Itube2 would be great.

Would you be using this as a pre-amp for another power amp?

SuperXRSSeattle

Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #24 on: 20 Jun 2019, 01:01 pm »
Louis, just recently, pointed me toward the Vista Audio Spark (Class A/B 20W) for my Super 3 XRS. Looks like that Burson puts out a few more watts.

Can someone tell me what the Burson spec at parts connection means?
Inputs: 2 X RCA (2V RMS line level)

My preamp puts out 8V RMS. I'm wondering if I'll hit a headroom problem with the preamp volume knob?


(ps. This seems cool: Bang has a built-in buffer stage with selectable impedance levels.)

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Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #25 on: 20 Jun 2019, 03:16 pm »
   Nelson Pass First Watt amps.


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Re: Solid state amp options
« Reply #26 on: 20 Jun 2019, 04:00 pm »
Yup. First Watt. Look for the single ended class A designs.
Of the Pass Labs (XA series) amps I've tried, I'm enjoying the XA-25 very much. It really straddles the line between the First Watt and Pass Labs lines beautifully. I would describe it as a big First Watt amp a bit moreso than a baby Pass Labs amp. I think at least some folks here will follow what I mean by that. :D