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A new "monoblock" kid on the block, with stunning "objective" results for the $$$. 100w @ 8ohm and 200W @ 4ohm.

Even better "objective measurements" than the Nord One Hypex NC500 poweramp.

But speakers with 2ohm loads like the Wilson Alexia's could worry them, so not for everyone.  https://shorturl.at/fwAQV

 

 

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You can buy one of these for even less.They sound very good.80 watts into 8 ohms and happy driving 3 ohms loads [Gale 401s]. Based on the Naim NAP 250 but with Switchmode power supply borrowed off class D amps.A friend bought one and comprehensively measured it and it measured well.Probably the biggest bargain in amps I have come across.It does have a Naim like engaging/musical sort of sound.

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5 minutes ago, THOMO said:

Probably the biggest bargain in amps I have come across.

 

Yeah, for the money put them on the mids and highs and a 1000w Behringer or similar on the bass.

 

Cheers George

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The MOD 250 is a simplified version of the Naim NAP250 and was designed by Neil McBride who is considered an expert on Naim amplifiers and has offered various upgrades and refurbishments. over many years.

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I would be wary of anything that ASR rate.I borrowed one  of the Topping D90 DACS [best measuring DAC they ever measured blah blah blah].It sounded pretty crappy compared to some old 1995 DACs I have here.Very dry and flat sounding.That  thing in any half decent system would be spoil the sound.Seems to me whatever they are measuring for is pointless.

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9 minutes ago, THOMO said:

I would be wary of anything that ASR rate.

Not talking subjectively.

It's not "their rating", it's how it measures up objectively using very good equipment that's being used, even better than some manufacturers have, and how it rates again objectively against other amps. (not subjectively)

 

Cheers George

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On 3/4/2024 at 10:09 AM, THOMO said:

You can buy one of these for even less.They sound very good.80 watts into 8 ohms and happy driving 3 ohms loads [Gale 401s]. Based on the Naim NAP 250 but with Switchmode power supply borrowed off class D amps.A friend bought one and comprehensively measured it and it measured well.Probably the biggest bargain in amps I have come across.It does have a Naim like engaging/musical sort of sound.

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Could these be bridged into mono’s and use two to drive Gale 401’s with more “ease”

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36 minutes ago, Hawkeye said:

Could these be bridged into mono’s and use two to drive Gale 401’s with more “ease”

👋 I would never bridge an amp, all you get is more watts, and the inability then for it to drive harder loads than it did when not bridged. (it turns good amps into PA amps)

 

Cheers George

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Very good subjective review of them on how it sounded on his system.

As for the mods they are just input opamp buffer differences, they do all sound different, I prefer none at all if your dac, like mine has the gain/voltage and volume control to do it.

Cheers George

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2 hours ago, georgehifi said:

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Very good subjective review of them on how it sounded on his system.

As for the mods they are just input opamp buffer differences, they do all sound different, I prefer none at all if your dac, like mine has the gain/voltage and volume control to do it.

Cheers George

I have a topping e30 dac

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1 hour ago, Hawkeye said:

I have a topping e30 dac

 

Yes it apparently has volume control, I would try direct into the Fosi Audio V3 monoblocks  if you get them, and they have a "gain switch" (hi or low) on the back (circled in red) so you'd switch them so the volume is up high on the E30 for the loudest that you listen.

https://fosiaudio.com/pages/monoblock-power-amplifier-v3-mono

Cheers George

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On 3/4/2024 at 11:17 AM, georgehifi said:

Not talking subjectively.

It's not "their rating", it's how it measures up objectively using very good equipment that's being used, even better than some manufacturers have, and how it rates again objectively against other amps. (not subjectively)

 

Cheers George

 

it's reference test gear;  AP555,  last I looked over $27K USD.   what people don't realise is this measures way beyond human hearing and show you what's happening from an engineering perspective.   Usually audio gear that measure well do not sound good because most ears are accustomed to badly engineered products,  our brains preferred certain amount of distortions, and when that's added we think its "better". it isn't until you play something that's well recorded live you realise what's going on.   Definitely explains why a Manley preamplifier will be preferred over a standard SS preamplifier with a fraction of distortion.  

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2 hours ago, Addicted to music said:

 

it's reference test gear;  AP555,  last I looked over $27K USD.   what people don't realise is this measures way beyond human hearing and show you what's happening from an engineering perspective.   Usually audio gear that measure well do not sound good because most ears are accustomed to badly engineered products,  our brains preferred certain amount of distortions, and when that's added we think its "better". it isn't until you play something that's well recorded live you realise what's going on.   Definitely explains why a Manley preamplifier will be preferred over a standard SS preamplifier with a fraction of distortion.  

Hopefully my valve pre might be the right mix.

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14 hours ago, Addicted to music said:

Usually audio gear that measure well do not sound good because most ears are accustomed to badly engineered products,  our brains preferred certain amount of distortions, and when that's added we think its "better". it isn't until you play something that's well recorded live you realise what's going on. 

 

Yes I can see it that way, but I say some ears instead of most.

Also I don't do audio gear to sound "gentler" for rubbish recordings, which then in turn "reins in" the magnificents of good recordings because of it being gentler.

 

Cheers George 

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11 hours ago, Cafad said:

I see the Kickstarter is doing well. 

I don't know much about this kick starter thing, does $310,445 aud mean that's what they've got in the way of orders already after one day of going live? If so that's 620 odd orders in one day!!

 

This is the pair of V3's with the power options I'd get, which equates to around $498aud shipped!!!

(seriously have my finger on the button for a pair, even though I love my Hypex NC500 mono's with massive LPS)

Cheers George

 

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8 hours ago, georgehifi said:

I don't know much about this kick starter thing, does $310,445 aud mean that's what they've got in the way of orders already after one day of going live? If so that's 620 odd orders in one day!!

 

I believe that is the case , yes.

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