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Old 01-28-2015, 01:42 AM
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Hi Dennis,

Would like to know if you'd be interested in making 7x200W multi-channel amp for Atmos/Auro3D pre/pro/receivers that need +11 amp channels to drive all those speakers?

Also, do you have a silver color option available?
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Rumor:

D-Sonic is working on a new case option for this amplifier that has a low-profile height and rack-accommodating width.

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D-Sonic is working on a new case option for this amplifier that has a low-profile height and rack-accommodating width.

Looking forward to it. On the fence, but this could help.
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I've joined the D-Sonic family. I picked up the 7-2800. Very nice looking amp and can't wait to get it all hooked up!
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Was there ever any discussion in this thread addressing whether DSONIC modifies the newer modules and or has a custom input stage?

I'm another one on the fence between Ws4 and d sonic
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Was there ever any discussion in this thread addressing whether DSONIC modifies the newer modules and or has a custom input stage?

I'm another one on the fence between Ws4 and d sonic
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I use ICEpower im the M2-1500-3 only. All other models use different technology, not Hypex.


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I don't know what W4S currently uses, but if they're still using ICE modules then I believe they're different.

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Dennis uses Pascal and Anaview core amplifiers. The Anaview amps are designated with -A. If I am not mistaken, Dennis modifies the input stages for the Pascals but not for the Anaview amplifiers. In any case, Dennis can confirm that for you one way or the other. I own 3 M3-600M-A (Anaview) amps for my LCR (Danley SM60Fs), a M3-2800-7 (Pascal) and M3-2000-5 (Pascal) for 12 surrounds (Reaction Audio CX-8 Be).

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Thank you mike and pg for your great responses....
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I am looking to replace my Krell Showcase amp with the same 7-2800 you have. Would love to know what you think. Especially compared to NAD M-27



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I've joined the D-Sonic family. I picked up the 7-2800. Very nice looking amp and can't wait to get it all hooked up!

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I am looking to replace my Krell Showcase amp with the same 7-2800 you have. Would love to know what you think. Especially compared to NAD M-27
I have zero experience with NAD but I've been pleased with the DSonic. I had a couple of B&K amps in the past and actually just ran my receiver for a bit since my speakers are so efficient. I also had the Sherbourn 7-350 for a short period and I feel this is a much better built amp than that. What complicates things sonically is that I'm driving new speakers as well.

There are a few people on here that have had their amps longer than me and hopefully they'll chime in as well.
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I've been thinking about selling my Emotiva XPR-5 and trying a D-Sonic M3-4000-7, but I'm not sure whether it would be an upgrade or not considering the non-ICE modules. Mainly need a 7 channel amp that delivers power in a compact form as rack space is limited.

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I've been thinking about selling my Emotiva XPR-5 and trying a D-Sonic M3-4000-7, but I'm not sure whether it would be an upgrade or not considering the non-ICE modules. Mainly need a 7 channel amp that delivers power in a compact form as rack space is limited.
The d-sonic amps aren't necessarily small, but I guess it's smaller than adding another amp to your rack. From everything I've heard the new amps are better than the ICE modules, but I can't speak from first hand experience as I own one of the ICE module amps. The XPR -5 is a nice amp from what I've heard. I have an Adcom 7707, which is a very nice amp, but I like the D-Sonic amp more and that is pure unprofessional bias.

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The d-sonic amps aren't necessarily small, but I guess it's smaller than adding another amp to your rack. From everything I've heard the new amps are better than the ICE modules, but I can't speak from first hand experience as I own one of the ICE module amps. The XPR -5 is a nice amp from what I've heard. I have an Adcom 7707, which is a very nice amp, but I like the D-Sonic amp more and that is pure unprofessional bias.
It looks like, at least to me, that the D-Sonic amps aren't as tall or deep as the XPR-5. The XPR-5 is 9.5" tall and weighs over 100 pounds. Since the amp section in the Denon X7200 is so anemic, I was looking at either getting a 7-channel amp that has a similar footprint of the XPR-5 or possibly adding the D-Sonic 3-channel M3-1200-3 to give me 8 channels of amplification at 400 watts. Since the M3-1200-3 is $2K, I was thinking, might as well spring for 800w x 3 + 400w x 4 and sell the XPR-5, which would pay for half of the M3-4000-7.

I liked the sound of the ICE modules but not sure about the Pascal ones.

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It looks like, at least to me, that the D-Sonic amps aren't as tall or deep as the XPR-5. The XPR-5 is 9.5" tall and weighs over 100 pounds. Since the amp section in the Denon X7200 is so anemic, I was looking at either getting a 7-channel amp that has a similar footprint of the XPR-5 or possibly adding the D-Sonic 3-channel M3-1200-3 to give me 8 channels of amplification at 400 watts. Since the M3-1200-3 is $2K, I was thinking, might as well spring for 800w x 3 + 400w x 4 and sell the XPR-5, which would pay for half of the M3-4000-7.

I liked the sound of the ICE modules but not sure about the Pascal ones.
You'll gain an inch and a quarter in height, 18.25”W x 15.6”D x 8.25”H, from D-Sonic's website. They're definitely lighter: 50 – 58 lbs.

I have the ICE models in mine, though not in use, but I'm very curious about the newer amps.

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I liked the sound of the ICE modules but not sure about the Pascal ones.
The newer Pascal and Anaview models are supposed be significant upgrade over older ICE modues.

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