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In Reply to: RE: price per pound works. Heavy as hell amps usually are a good choice. posted by russ69 on March 05, 2017 at 10:40:50
......... the next time I'm in the market for a flying amplifier ;-)
Somebody in the audio field once said that if there were two ashtrays the smoker would always pick up the heavier one thinking the extra weight was a sign of quality. In aircraft the exact opposite is true. After 30 years in aircraft component design, I further appreciate well designed light structures. After I move my 100 pound amp, my back appreciates light components even more.
switchers are taking over. And they don't have to employ carbon fiber enclosures to be lightweight.
Not the biggest fan of them (although I use a Crown in the garage system), but they are simply more efficient.
"switchers are taking over."
Unfortunately, so far being light and running cool is their best feature. I'm sure better sounding ones are getting nearer.
My Berning ZH270 uses a very complicated switching power supply and being an OTL has no large output transformer. It is a stereo amp and weighs 10 lbs. My previous hurricane monoblocks wer 60lbs each. The Berning is a much better sounding amp.
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