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  1. questionDo class D amplifiers sound ‘digital?’
    It is quite impossible to issue any broad stroke statements about the ‘class D sound’. Except for some older simple implementations, there are at least as many distinct and unique sonic signatures today as there are class D power amplifier designers. Only some entry level class D ...
  2. questionI read some old articles critical of class D amplifiers. Why should I trust my ears, instead of following the pundits?
    Discerning audio enthusiasts the world over trust their ears. Old, sweeping and trite pronouncements written on some European publications, concerning supposedly inherent limitations of early entry level switch mode power amplifiers, are not even faintly relevant to the current generation of adv ...
  3. questionCan I expect true sonic excellence or only good price performance from a class D amplifier?
    Today, some of the most advanced class D amplifiers can compete favorably with the most regarded traditional amplification leaders in the market. The Jeff Rowland 301 stereo reference power amplifier for example, sounds so sensuously refine that it can only be called World-class.
  4. questionDo class D amplifiers sound all alike, and what is their sonic signature?
    The sound of class D amplifiers is as individual as there are models on the market. Leading amplifier designers today employ switch mode ICEpower modules as building blocks of ever more sophisticated amplification topologies, not as ready-to-go non denominational amplifiers in a small box. These ...
  5. questionWhy is it worth while auditioning class D amplifiers?
    High End switching mode power amplification has come into its own, and is today capable of delivering a truly compelling sound. A growing number of talented audio design engineers and renowned manufacturers have adopted innovative designs based on a variety of forms of class D power amplificatio ...
  6. questionWhy is class D technology a green technology, and why is it important?
    Switching mode power amplifiers are inherently energy efficient. This is why they are called green products. They draw little or almost no energy when idling, and their operating efficiency is often higher than 75%. Some of the more advanced designs, like the Jeff Rowland 301 monoblock power a ...