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    A nice digital amp shootout....

    I saw this on stereomojo - I've heard a few of these and found it interesting as to the winner. Not surprised but ...

    What is interesting is several reviewers blindly listening to amps at $130 versus over $2,000 affairs with big watt outputs. It's not so much the winners but that a lot of these went 4-3 in votes.

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    I am glad to read that the Onkyo A-9555 did so well in the comparisons.
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    I remember that shootout from a few years back and you're right it shows that the price is not necessarily indicative of performance.

    I've had the Panaonic XR55 class D receiver since it came out and it has served me well for many years. It's now in a bedroom 5.1. The class D AVRs were offered by Panasonic and JVC for only a few years but never seemed to catch on perhaps because they were smaller and lighter than conventional receivers.

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    I was thinking how much better the Onkyo would have done in the shootout if they had upgraded the fuse like I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGA View Post
    I saw this on stereomojo - I've heard a few of these and found it interesting as to the winner. Not surprised but ...

    What is interesting is several reviewers blindly listening to amps at $130 versus over $2,000 affairs with big watt outputs. It's not so much the winners but that a lot of these went 4-3 in votes.

    SHOOTOUT2007
    Thanks, although this test is really old news.

    There are more and different class D's available today, and a more up to date comparison would be helpful. It is interesting though, to see that so many Class T (Tripath) amps are still available today, years after Tripath ceased production.

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