ro-bi wrote:Po mojem je osnovni problem pri tem kaosu to, da sploh ni problem. Je le nerazumevanje ali napačno tolmačenje tega, kdo je avdiofil po načelih iz preteklosti (ko so tisti redki lovili na svojem sistemu iskrice realnosti) in kdo je novodobni "avdiofil", ki pa ima več skupnega z hi-techom, kot z iskricami realnosti.
Nobena sfera ni napačna, napaka je le v tem, da se tlači v isti koš!
Audiofil se sliši nobel, to je nekaj posebnega, kot visok čin.
In če si ta naziv kupiš z komponento, kater zvok ti je celo všeč, potem je to best buy.
In si car.
In prav je tako.
Nazadnje si vsak kupuje zase in za svoje dobro počutje.
Tapravi avdiofil je po mojem nekdo z posluhom blizu hundert, z občutkom za ritem, ki se ga noben cigo ne bi sramoval in z odprto glavo.
Takih ljudi je malo.
Več je takih, kot sem jaz- plešastih
Kajti že približati se naravnemu zvoku, kaj šele ga doseči je mission impossible.
...drugi prisega na prostor...
Sam sem zagovornik lamp.
Manjka jim dinamike, spodnjega spektra, toni niso odigrani do kraja, ali pa jih sploh manjka - so "zapacani", zamegljeni.
Vokali in pihala prenapumpani, preveliki.
Ali je to bolje kot glasba z vsemi informacijami, ampak nažalost preveč analitično predvajana?
"I seriously have to question peoples hearing abilities when they recommend any amplifier using Class D technology. I go to many "audio" events where people decide to use an amplifier like this and the highs sound like complete utter crap. So much distortion on the top end it hurts my ears.
Do I have some sort of super hearing I'm cursed with? Class D technology isn't new - it was and has been used with subwoofers for many many years both in the auto and home market. Using LPF crossovers they're amazing - they can run a sub that has dual voice coils down to .5 ohms and stay cool to the touch.
I blew over 12k on TACT amplification at one time (not blaming anyone but myself on this one) and it was so nasty! I've had TWO Spectron amplifiers at my house, and I gave up on them after a week. Dry and lifeless."
Class-D amps - a different re view
Martin Colloms, the editor of HiFi Critic (ad-free mag from the UK) have recently published the review of several different Class-D amps, together with an in depth technical analysys and measurments.
His conclusions were not favourable, to say at least:
"I regret that not a single model merits unqualified recommendation. Price is not the issue; the poor listening tests speak for themselves. (...)
At present we have to take the prudent view that good sound might be possible from switching amps, but we haven't heard it yet."
BelCanto REF1000 (ICEpower) - score 10.5 pooints
"The ICE power module used has a dependable reputation, and the design is well built and finished as a whole. While I would not suggest that you shouldn't try this amp, on sound quality grounds alone I cannot recommend it for audiophile use."
Channel Islands D100 (UcD) - score 13 pooints
"While I have reservations about a number of aspects of sound quality, and advise personal audition, given the solid lab results (...) the overall performance and the moderate price, these CA Audio monos do make it to the 'worth considering' cathegory."
NuForce 8.5V2 (proprietary technology) - score 9 pooints
"Yes, the price is good for the power output. Yes it's pretty, light, small and runs cool. However, the sound quality simply does not justify recommendation." (on top of that the NuForce amp measured very poorly - Elb)
Pro-Ject Amp Box (Flying Mole) - score 5 points
"I'm sorry to say that Project (...) was a real disappointment in the listening tests, and can't be recommended."
Just as a point of reference, recently reviewed Krell 700CX scored 100 points, CJ Premier 350 - 110 points and ARC Ref 110 - 135 points.
At least someone have had the balls to say it. This is why HiFi Critic is THE mag to subscribe.
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