Originally Posted by Snowmanick
Since we're talking about nice guys, can I borrow your subs for a month?
I'm playing tri...er..I just want your subs.
Originally Posted by Nuance
LOL - well played sir.
He likes to say he likes his subs need to be capable of blowing the clothing off "the ladies;" I'm not sure sure they couldn't actually do that.
Agreed - well played indeed....
Originally Posted by Morik
Ok I lied--I have another question.
How do I determine whether I want class A/B vs a class D amp?
I mean, I know class D is more efficient and will save on the electric bill--and I've read that A/B 'sound better' or something, but I'm not sure what the sonic differences are, in general, between class A/B vs class D.
Before I moved to the Wyred amp for my system, I had a Rotel 1095, 200x5 A/B amp.... It was smooth powerful and sounded pretty darn good. drawback was it was in my console and got very very warm. I had to use fans in there to circulate the hot air out in order to keep it from tripping itself.
After moving to the Wyred unit, there were absolutely no heat issues whatsoever - and the SQ to me improved to less veiled, and the midrange seemed to lose the muddy aspect if only slightly, upper end was much cleaner with the delicate notes of symbols, high piano key strokes, triangles becoming more intricate. What I take from the move is the Wyred / Class D amps, have much better, cleaner, more transparent control of the full range they are amplifying.
Also I recall you being concerned about the dry/sterile comments coming from those about the Bel Canto's - which may have been attributed to the early models, but as time moved on the improvements made to the newest iterations of the B&O Ice Modules have more then proved themselves as being spectacular in performance and SQ.
Our own Kal Rubinson (writer/forum member) has owned / ownes?!?! the older and newest Bel Canto amp for his personal rig with the B&W 800D's - You can find his review here, he most certainly is a far better writer then us all. Surely with all the other products he has avail to him he must see something of value in the Ice Amps... which are the same modules as the Wyred and D-Sonic products as well.... http://www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/bel_canto_ref1000m_monoblock_power_amplifier/index.html
Not trying to come off as a fanboy, they are just really good amps IMO, and I'm not much of one to post up magazine reviews, but Kal's reviews are something that I can follow pretty well with trust. I'm sure others here will agree with his knowledge base and contributions on this forum.
Here is my sub build for a good laugh for you guys.... http://www.avsforum.com/t/1266665/warpdrvs-dual-opposed-18-lmss-the-xleratorsEdited by Warpdrv - 10/17/12 at 3:12pm