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post #23491 of 23497 Old Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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hey there,

(newbie) i was looking for some cable advice for Focus 160. am i at the right place?
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post #23492 of 23497 Old Yesterday, 05:03 PM
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Hey John you do know the Ho's cabinets are made in China.
Yes, more worried about the guts then the cabinets.
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Yes, more worried about the guts then the cabinets.
I'm right there with you
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It's funny reading the past few pages. Can anyone remember the Focus XDs? Say what? Probably the exact opposite effect they were hoping for when they made these simultaneous announcements...

Anyone want to bet that the Class D amps in the new XD models...come from China? (Any yet add 50% to the cost!)

The future of Dynaudio indeed.
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It's funny reading the past few pages. Can anyone remember the Focus XDs? Say what? Probably the exact opposite effect they were hoping for when they made these simultaneous announcements...

Anyone want to bet that the Class D amps in the new XD models...come from China? (Any yet add 50% to the cost!)

The future of Dynaudio indeed.
I really hope that they didn't go this route... I guess I'm one of the few who remains optimistic about the hopefully great speaker that the XDs could be.

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It's funny reading the past few pages. Can anyone remember the Focus XDs? Say what? Probably the exact opposite effect they were hoping for when they made these simultaneous announcements...

Anyone want to bet that the Class D amps in the new XD models...come from China? (Any yet add 50% to the cost!)

The future of Dynaudio indeed.
Well per Mick (Dynlunatic) they don't use class 'D' amps. Here is his response
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What does Dynaudio know about amps, dsp, etc. quite possibly the last couple decades or so with our pro products has something to do with it? We have had a tremendous amount of engineering dedicated to DSP and amplified speakers over the last 20 plus years. The Focus XD's are utilizing not a class "D" amplifier which is analog but rather the digital version of the PWM amplifiers using the Pure Path chip set, the technology amplifies the output of the digital signal and uses DSP in the signal path to control any phasing issues, this is the reason why there is no D to A conversion. The amp is presenting a virtual analog sinewave to the drivers. The Focus XD uses the same amp technology that the Xeo does just more of it with 150 watts per driver, the same wireless capability using the Xeo Hub however the direct digital input on the amp gives you 24/192 capability, the analog input on the amp is actually converted to digital inside the amplifier.
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Well per Mick (Dynlunatic) they don't use class 'D' amps. Here is his response
PWM looks to be Class "D".

http://www.irf.com/technical-info/appnotes/an-1071.pdf
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Hmmm sure does.
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Like I said cheap quality, high profits. Done!
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Like I said cheap quality, high profits. Done!
Did they move production to China yet or is it just having a Chinese as a majority owner? I know my gut doesn't like this but I'm all in favor of giving it a chance. I mean Apple products are made in China and nobody complains about shoddy quality. Or any products out of the Foxconn factory.
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