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Old 07-06-15, 11:59 PM   #3
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for casual (non critical) listening, Class-D (some calls it class -T) amps are quite alright.

Efficient (85% typical); cool running, decent PSRR, reasonable power output in very small package are it's strong points.

However, for my critical listening, I still found these digital amps missing some micro-information that I need.


When it's time for critical listening, I still rely on my delibrate set up (vinyl spinner, got 2 of them side-by-side, with a spare Linn Sondek in storage; MOS-FET based amp or 2A3 SE tube amps with 12AU7 preamp; etc.)

My speakers (I have several pairs: from bookshelves such as Energy RC-10; to KEF 103.2 (BBC voicing), to JBL 4425 studio monitors, etc.

These speakers can reveal some of the shortcomings of Class-D amps (to date, although technological progress is not getting quite good, coming close to that of conventional Class B transistor amps).

My take on the Class-D amp subject. YMMV.
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