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SMSL AO200, Lack of bass punch/definition with Elac debut 6.2's

afternine

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The DBR62 should start distorting before the amp runs out of steam.
I actually tried the AO200 with speakers of half declared wattage (and about same efficiency) of the DB6.2 but rated at 4Ω, and AO200 was able to drive them louder than the DB6.2 before distorting, but my impression was that speakers could take some more - I know those speakers really well as I ran them with an amp of real 200Wpc for years and know how those speakers sound when stressed - burned the tweeters more than once). At 6Ω the AO200 gives even less power, so that's far from what DB6.2 are capable of handling (and I recall Amir tested them and was surprised at how much they can take).
 
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Jon wise

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Out of interest what EQ settings are you using? I'm using my SMSL SA300 as a secondary system and keep the SBD mode switched on and have no complaints about the bass region
Pretty much as afternine said but I've not really used clipping protection as I don't usually have it above 35 volume. I think I'm just having to get used to this amp and its more fuller treble after the Rotel, quite possibly with its masking the mid bass with details. I'm getting the deeper bass for sure. I shall rest content for now. Thanks all.
 

ZolaIII

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@Jon wise interesting amplifier but very underpowered.
As you can see it clips around 20~21 W on 8 Ohm's load but has excellent performance from 2 W to clipping.
It's probably underpowered to run those as you would like. If you (any of you) ever observed the wave signal of actual music that you know signal is hottest in bass and usually nominal impedance of speakers is lowest there.
Class AB usually can hold gain/power longer and go more over declared power when needed (short bursts) than class D (and most probably G-H).
 

jamonbread

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This amp has two of infineon's class D amps inside for balanced, so it should be able to output more power if each chip is operating in mono mode.

Does anyone know if it has digitized analog inputs?
 
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