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Teac's Hypex Amps

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restorer-john

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Why is the power rating so low though?
They don't need to be selling amplifiers that can't hit their rated specifications, overheat and pematurely fail do they? They are fan-less, sealed boxes by the look- they need to be conservative and use lower powered modules- this stuff will likely be stacked and buried under a pile of junk on people's desks and get rather warm.

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Very cute little retro designs. :)
 
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restorer-john

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...THD of 0.8% makes me question things too...
0.8% will be at maximum power. It is more respectable at powers within the linear region.

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The frequency response is putrid and not remotely HiFi at all.

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Love the looks!

Why is the power rating so low though?
  • Rated Output Power:
    115W+115W (4 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.8%)
    70W+70W (8 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.8%)
  • BTL Output Power:
    250W (4 ohms, Monaural)
    200W (8 ohms, Monaural)

  • Power Consumption:
    55 W

Hmm.....
 

restorer-john

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Power Consumption:
55 W
Yes, it's magic (smoke and mirrors)...

The problem is the different requirements for power consumption ratings in different countries. Also, the EU wants smaller consumption numbers on everything. (see EU regs on vac cleaners) Gone are the honest ratings we used to have, across the board. We should be seeing VA with PF / Watts at rated power outputs. Then the truth would come out. Personally, I'm sick of all the bullshit power output ratings these days- I wish the FTC would raise their hands and fine many of these scamming companies.
 
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