That's got JVC's hybrid digital amp in it. I'm running a JVC 201 which has the same amp design in a 100wpc receiver. It sounds fine as well and is under 200 bucks now.Originally Posted by ianjohnson_nz
General consensus is the Panasonic class D amps sound best if fed direct digital input, because the Panny receiver does not convert the input signal to analog but sends the digital audio direct to the amp chip.
So the Panny's are "special" for having an all digital signal path. Whether or not it sounds right for a given listener is a matter of taste.
The JVC's are known for sounding great with analog input, though they can run a bit warm.
The signal is kept in the digital domain until the gain stages which are digitally manipulated
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2005-12-05, 23:29 #11
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2005-12-21, 21:00 #12
You could get a Sonic Impact T-amp for $30, and put a pair of the new hemp-cone full range drivers ($180) in a simple box. I would be jealous of you- and you'd save $300.
2005-12-22, 11:49 #13
2005-12-22, 13:51 #14Originally Posted by dwc
I hope this isn't hijacking, but WOW. It looks much nicer than what a 'modder' would have charged $500 to do.
Here's a comparison shot between new and old if anyone cares:
I think you should get a 2 channel amp, not a receiver.
2005-12-22, 15:22 #15
wow that is indeed awesome.
does anyone have any suggestions for cheap super efficient speakers to go with that?
what hemp cone gear were you refering too skunk?
2005-12-22, 17:02 #16
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> You could get a Sonic Impact T-amp for $30, and put a pair of the new
> hemp-cone full range drivers ($180) in a simple box. I would be jealous
> of you- and you'd save $300.
Any reccomendations for bathroom ceiling speakers that may work well
with this amp?
All the ceiling speakers I can find are of low sensitivity. Does this
matter? I am not expecting great (loud) sound from tiny speakers in an
all tiled room!
2005-12-22, 18:47 #17
they have a FR chart posted for the 8" wide range driver, but not much else (no rec enclosure). Omega makes a boxshelf model that uses this driver. They're really new- so not much support in the DIY community...
I have the fostex FE206e (bananna-pulp cone) with the same type of whizzer cone. I just threw them in a 45L box, wired straight to the amp (tube) with no crossover. I couldn't be happier, or I would buy the hemp drivers.
The caveat is that you WILL need a sub with these drivers, and they are ruthlessly revealing of your amp and the recording.
OTOH, if you thought streaming your flacs from a disk was a revolution- you should hear the dynamics/phase coherence/pinpoint imaging available by simply losing the crossover.
There is more than one audio revolution happening...
2005-12-22, 18:59 #18Originally Posted by gorstk
But if you don't have 20k for speakers- why not try the hemp cone drivers I recommended? They are rated 94db (between 500 and 2.5k hz)
Lots of people seem to like fostex as well...
You actually _should_ expect great (loud) sound, from a tiled room, even if the speakers aren't very efficient . It may not be great (sounding) though. You should use lots of towel racks (with towels on them)to absorb some of the reflected waves.