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post #11 of 21 Old 03-10-15, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

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Under what conditions will you be assessing the differences in the amps if I might ask?
I assume you'll be level matching them, and doing double-blind comparisons?

The Audyssey vs Dirac will be interesting, though it would be great if you could include ARC, MCCAC and YPAO as well

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The gang doing the evaluation is more likely to see it there.
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post #12 of 21 Old 03-11-15, 11:35 AM
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No chance we could sneak an emotiva in there for testing as well?
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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

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No chance we could sneak an emotiva in there for testing as well?
Already added, Emotiva have supplied an XPA-2

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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

Fantastic! Must have missed that.
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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

It will be very interesting to see how Emotiva compares

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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

Want to thank ya all for doing this, I assume that your in the south there will be grits for breakfast!
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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

But I thought amps don't make a difference when it comes to sound? I'm just playin! I went from Emo to Sim to ATI and wow what a difference! I would love to see an ATI in the mix b/c they may not be the prettiest but dang they sound amazing!
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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

I have heard really good things about the TPA3116 based amp boards. Barebones boards can be had for about $10.

Here is a complete amp sans power supply for $80
http://www.amazon.com/SMSL-SA-60-60W.../dp/B00PA3ECGK

Astron RS12a power supply $90
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-004423

Or a 12V li-ion rechargeable battery $22
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-4500m.../dp/B008UKKXRC

I think it would be interesting to see how these boards compare with the expensive amps.
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Re: Home Theater Shack Hosts "The 2015 High-End Amplifier Evaluation Event"

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I have heard really good things about the TPA3116 based amp boards. Barebones boards can be had for about $10.

Here is a complete amp sans power supply for $80
http://www.amazon.com/SMSL-SA-60-60W.../dp/B00PA3ECGK

Astron RS12a power supply $90
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-004423

Or a 12V li-ion rechargeable battery $22
http://www.amazon.com/Portable-4500m.../dp/B008UKKXRC

I think it would be interesting to see how these boards compare with the expensive amps.
I have read where people had tube amps and moved to T chip amps because they sounded as good or better.

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I have read where people had tube amps and moved to T chip amps because they sounded as good or better.
I suppose some might say that but I have never heard it. Most tube users specifically like the sound of tubes.

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