Why Are Contemporary Power Amps Becoming Smaller?

Latest models of audio amplifiers (http://www.amphony.com/products/audio-amplifier.htm prove that audio technology has gone the same course as computer technology and cell phones. While the features are growing, the size of today’s consumer products is becoming smaller and smaller. In the past, tube amps would be commonplace and take up a large part of the living room. Tube amps still have their fair share of fanatics. Nonetheless they have been replaced by solid-state amps for the most part.

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A Brief Guide For Understanding Audio Amps

Demands regarding audio power and audio fidelity of today’s speakers and home theater systems are constantly growing. At the heart of these systems is the audio amplifier. Today’s audio amps have perform well enough to meet these ever growing demands. With the ever increasing amount of models and design topologies, such as “tube amps”, “class-A”, “class-D” and “t-amp” designs, it is becoming more and more difficult to pick the amp which is ideal for a particular application. This article will explain some of the most common terms and clarify some of the technical jargon which amplifier manufacturers often use.

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