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Offline RobertChicken

Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:39:19 AM »
Hi,

I wanted to find out which DIYers build amps and if a multi channel amp (3 - 5 channels) putting out 100-150wpc at 8 and 4 ohms would be doable?

While I am not in a position to buy anytime soon, probably only in a about 2 years time, the lack of lower powered (100wpc) amps has got me curious about this as well as the generally high prices of commercial offerings.   
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Offline Rhino

Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 09:35:34 PM »
There are quite a few who do amps.
Multiple is doable but ...........
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Offline RobertChicken

Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 07:34:09 AM »
There are quite a few who do amps.
Multiple is doable but ...........

...costs big buck? :(
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Offline RobertChicken

Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 07:41:43 AM »
Here is one approach.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/2258594-11-channel-icepower-asx2btl-amp-build.html

Thanks for the link, regarding class D I was interested in the Hypex Ncore stuff but the Nc400, which is the pick of the bunch I believe in terms of sound quality is about R5k per module before importing. I should look into the Ice modules as well as others.
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Online ScottulusMaximus

Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 08:57:28 AM »
...costs big buck? :(

If you want a genuine 100Wpc 5 or 7 channel amp you're looking at mega bucks, confused about this though:

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the lack of lower powered (100wpc) amps has got me curious

Did you mean higher powered?

DIY'ing an integrated multi-channel amp is also an issue as the digital-ins(HDMI etc) aren't easy, if you're only going to use analogue ins then a commercial multi-channel pre-amp into separate bridgeable stereo amps is the usual course but again it won't be cheap.
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Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 09:01:57 AM »
You can buy a good used one for less than you can build one for. 
You will be surprised what an enclosure and neat connectors adds to the budget or rather eats from. 

If however you want a project, that's DIY. 
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Offline RobertChicken

Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 05:36:17 PM »
If you want a genuine 100Wpc 5 or 7 channel amp you're looking at mega bucks, confused about this though:

Did you mean higher powered?

DIY'ing an integrated multi-channel amp is also an issue as the digital-ins(HDMI etc) aren't easy, if you're only going to use analogue ins then a commercial multi-channel pre-amp into separate bridgeable stereo amps is the usual course but again it won't be cheap.

Referring to power amps that operate at 4 and 8 ohms that do 100 to at most 150wpc
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Offline RobertChicken

Re: Who builds amps, a query about multi channel amps?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2016, 05:42:13 PM »
You can buy a good used one for less than you can build one for. 
You will be surprised what an enclosure and neat connectors adds to the budget or rather eats from. 

If however you want a project, that's DIY.

Thanks for the input... and crushing my dreams :)

Second hand does seem to be the best option though.
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