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FX-Audio D2160 Integrated Amplifier with Bluetooth – Review

maty

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In audio laboratory you need a good amp with very good specs if you want to measure speakers, ensuring that the amplifier is not a disturbing element in the measurements. Like Benchmark AHB2.

With a resistive output only change the magnitude in the speaker, microphone.. measures, not the curves.
 

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I think there is quite a difference between wanting something and needing something. I'm as guilty as many in that I'd like some of the very nice high performance amps on the market, although in all honesty not the serious high end as I admire the quality and build of the higher end Japanese gear much more. However, I don't need it and most half decent (and even not so half decent by measurement) amps are pretty much audibly transparent.
 

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Is this thing really 2ohm capable? I hear people say these class D chip amps are much better at driving extreme low impedance loads. I would think the power supplies would be the limiting factor in doing so. But I'm a bit excited for what this means for speaker designs going forward if low impedance amplifiers became the norm.
 

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... But I'm a bit excited for what this means for ...
Try this ... I am sure you will be more than excited for what this means for ... your ears ... :):):)

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I haven't been impressed by the few Mac products I've heard. They sound good, but not another car good.

Regardless, I'm saying when 2ohm stable amplification becomes the norm, and even the entry level products can do it (kind of like where DACs are at this point). Speaker design will change to reflect this as it opens up a lot more combinations of drivers and crossover matching that wouldn't have been possible before.
 

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