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charliehatch Posted 1 week 4 days ago
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Rick,

My annoyance stems from the fact that I've had three Class D amplifier failures. Maybe I've just had plain bad luck.

Yes, whenever you push the boundaries of what's possible, you can run into trouble. After half a lifetime of frustration, I have come to accept that software and firmware are going to have problems. In fact, I seem to have a gift for finding bugs. If there's one there, I'll uncover it, probably because I often take the untested path. Having worked along side of software development teams, I know that they test according to the intended use. There are many alternative usage paths that the designers don't conceive of and don't test for. And there lurk the black holes.

I have less tolerance for hardware failures. Why should Class D output modules have lower reliability? Designers are pushing the limits of what is possible there, and that can lead to failures. I think conservative designs that stay well within limits are less likely to have trouble this way. However, I think there's a specmanship race out there to produce higher rated power, so limits are going to be crossed now and then. Limited resources and time for thorough testing makes it harder to detect design flaws before they get into products.

So far, my TRef Class D amps have been fine, but then again I don't push them anywhere near their rated power. So, they are a probably a conservative design, at least in my application.

I've had the same thoughts about trading all the complexity of a high-end system for something really simple. But, as you point out, the SOUND makes it worth the struggle.

Charlie
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rjohn79395 Posted 1 week 3 days ago
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Hey Charlie

I feel your frustration. I guess we all get to deal with the particular issues that come with the combination of gear and connections we've chosen.

The good part is the goosebumps, the absolute pleasure of listening to music done right! Worth any minor gear aggravation along the way, and in hindsight, virtually all the time our systems perform flawlessly. It's the hiccups that frustrate us, me included.

Enjoy your system and the goosebumps!

Rick
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anthem Posted 1 week 2 days ago
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2CELLOS/LET There be Cello (2018) - Vivaldi Storm

What a fun cd!
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anthem Posted 1 week 1 day ago
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Spyro Gyra/Good To Go-Go (2007) - Along For the Ride

Another Fabulous track!
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anthem Posted 5 days 16 hours ago
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Rick Braun/Full Stride (1998) - Aqua Funk

A nice Starbucks French roast & Aqua Funk...something to get the blood flowin'.
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anthem Posted 5 days 10 hours ago
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Moon Hooch/Red Sky (2016) - Rough Sex

Can't have a weekend without Moon Hooch now can we boys!
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