heiney9 wrote: »
Just because Emo has a lot of caps and big torrid, doesn't mean they are "on par" with other names bandied about. There is a whole lot more to the PS section in an amp than caps and a torrid.
I'm not saying they are lacking in and of themselves, but to make the leap they are on par with other well known, well reviewed and well like names is a big leap, especially since the others mentioned are a completely different topology (class A/B vs. Class H or G or D in the Emo's). In general switching type PS (D, G, H topologies) aren't always the best solution, they are a compromise in size, weight and cost. Efficiency and cost reduction is the driver. Certainly adequate.
Run your mains with your Parasound and leave the sub duties to the Emo. You can thank me later
ZLTFUL wrote: »
I am not sure what your problem with me is Brock but you seem to always want to piss on any suggestion I make and in fact seem to go out of your way to poo poo on anything I post that isn't in exact alignment with your own opinions.
And to say I made "a leap" would discount the fact that the following amps were extensively tried before I ended up with the Emotiva XPR...
So before you claim I made a "leap" in my assertion, maybe you should have asked a qualifying question like what did I compare them to before dumping all over my opinion like it was somehow wrong on every level.
One thing that is most assuredly not lacking on Emotiva amps is their power supplies. They are on par with many of the other names bandied about around here such as Parasound, Adcom, Bryston, etc.
CH46E wrote: »
Just so everyone knows, i only brought up the Emotiva because its the first time ive seen a class h power supply. As i was looking at the emotiva amps i noticed some were missing the huge transformer.
Am i correct to say that it is still a class ab amp? Just a different power supply right? If so, i was only wondering if the class h power supply had any benifits like a lower noise floor or if the bass was as punchy ect.
heiney9 wrote: »
A well designed standard power section will be better than most class H offerings. Class H is for economy of size and cost savings. Less parts, less weight, more cost effective parts = economy. It's a compromise vs. a well designed power supply section. Audio is full of compromises. Class A/B is compromise vs. Class A, doesn't mean A/B sounds poor, etc.
Not judging good or bad just relating why it's used.
That's not to say there aren't some economy standard PS sections in gear. It goes both ways to a point. When care is taken and cost is not spared, a standard PS section is better than Class H switching supply's. The downside is heft and cost of the former.
Topology:Dual differential inputs on each channel, with fully discrete, high current, short signal pathClass A/B Differential Reference power amplifier sections for each channel and OptimizedClass-H™ power supply topology
CH46E wrote: »
In this pic i see the power wires (in red) lead strait to a board and not a transformer.