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Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Some of you might find this interesting.

https://www.audioxpress.com/news/mcinto ... -amplifier

Re: Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 4:41 pm

What makes a tube amp hybrid? How much solid state electronics is needed?

Re: Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Some of these manufacturers should take a page out of Dave's book. Dave's hybrid is neat and clean -- McIntosh's hybrid looks like a cartoon. WTF?!

Re: Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 5:35 pm

mix4fix wrote:What makes a tube amp hybrid? How much solid state electronics is needed?

If it’s got tubes and solid state in the signal path, it’s a hybrid.

Roscoe

Re: Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 9:09 pm

Walt is right, that has got to be the ugliest commercial amp ever

Re: Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 9:33 pm

But I bet they will sell a bundle with that brand recognition.

Re: Speaking of hybrid amps

August 29th, 2019, 10:53 pm

The heatsinks are puny. Bet that the amp is biased pretty close to a Class B to get 200W from that. My heatsinks (for 25W Class A) appear to have significantly more surface area.

Agree the overall cosmetic design is really ugly, like it cannot make up its mind that it is a tube amplifier or a solid state amplifier. Bipolar personality :lol:

David
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