Power amps and preamps

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I would like to see Massdrop carry some high quality, but inexpensive dedicated power amps and preamps instead of the integrated amps or DAC combos. For example, digital power amps based upon ICE technology, or analog amps based on vacuum tubes or mosfets.
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Sansui76
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May 10, 2019
Love to see good linear power supplies here. The $400-1000 prices I have seen are too much for me. These would be a great alternative to noisy smps for all the folks with 5-12v audio devices.
Rhamnetin
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Sep 29, 2018
Amp Camp Amp. $300-350 class A monoblocks designed by Nelson Pass. Can add on linear PSUs in the future to replace the SMPS if you want.
Maybe a built version of this here on Massdrop? Otherwise just get that if you're on a tight budget. Ignore class D crap.
bsatow
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Oct 7, 2018
Excellent suggestion. I actually have one of his Adcom 5800 amps he designed a few decades ago. I had it updated to current standards by Musical Design (I think mine was the last one that they did - they no longer work on mosfets, just bipolar trans now).
Zabam21
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Sep 28, 2018
Are they going to do separates that would br amazing?
kphooligann
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Aug 9, 2017
Class D Audio makes some nice power amps. I've had only good experiences with mine.
MeshFactor
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Aug 5, 2017
A 'Home Stereo Power Amp' poll is now open!
Baddog
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Jul 7, 2016
Yes, I would love to see separate preamp and amp options from quality manufacturers. There are a lot of small brands that would love the exposure and would probably be willing to cut a deal.
Armaegis
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Jun 22, 2016
Emotiva - everyone knows this one Parasound - US based and also has a good reputation Nuforce (already a Massdrop partner) - several amp and integrated options NuPrime (could be interesting if they're competing against NuForce) Topping - perhaps the most well established of the T-amp choices Bottlehead - DIY amps but could be interesting as they have done mass deal type things before
JonAngry
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Jul 9, 2016
Thanks for this list! I had not heard of Parasound previously, but I have been on the lookout for a well rated smaller amp, and their Zamp looks right up my alley!
RainbowR00Bear
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Jun 21, 2016
PIONEER A-50DA-K is a fantastic amp on its own but also has sabre sac chip built in. It's perfectly transparent and easily good enough for audiophile snobbery.
bsatow
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Jun 2, 2017
But it is an integrated amp...
nicpope
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Jun 20, 2016
Noted.
vkaiwar
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Jun 19, 2016
How about a good quality T-amp? Or a gainclone? I was thinking about something like Clones Audio. Maybe not the company per se but a company willing to build a power amp for Massdrop around the $350-500 range. Every review I've read of the Clones Audio power amps raves about them. The technology isn't new; just careful implementation.
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