"Waring" TPA3116D2 with Dueland cotton/copper wire (Sold to Thomas K. in Katy, Texas)

This build features a EI transformer, known for it's great line filtering properties.
Elna Silmic II & Panasonic FC power supply capacitors.  Alps Blue Velvet volume pot for silky smooth rotation & sound.  Output wire from the neoprene vibration isolated amplifier circuit board to the binding posts is the new 18ga. Dueland oil impregnated cotton, tinned copper wire.  This wire was created by Dueland to emulate the wildly popular Western Electric cotton insulated, tinned copper wire of days gone by.  Input signal wiring is Belden Brilliance, fully shielded copper.
Binding posts are WBT style premium gold plated machined brass.
25 watts per channel into 4 ohms.

Owner comments after receiving the amp:
I bought your amp for a couple of reasons ... first, I was very curious about Class D amplification having never heard one .... 2ndly, I wanted a couple of alternatives to my Triode TRV-A300SE Integrated .... an excellent integrated itself (w/Gold Lion 300B output tubes). This is part of a home-office system that uses my PC as the source and via USB cable feeds a Chord Electronics QX (British version) DAC with it's own linear power supply .... this drives my beautiful Antero bookshelf speakers.
I gotta say, your Waring, is simply impressive. It's detail & transparency, surprisingly are BETTER than the Triode and that's saying something ... bass extension is very good and tight ................ sonics can be just a bit brassy at higher volumes .... but @ the 10 o'clock position, volume is quite LOUD. I have a list of reference recordings I've used for a number of years .... recordings that I know, and your integrated plays them all very well with a fairly broad stage ..... and for the money, I'd say your Integrated is exceptional. I'll become one of your greatest advocates .... I've got several audiophile friends and you can bet they'll be informed. Not sure if that'll transform into purchases, but I'll let 'em know.

1 comment:

Lenny said...

could you discuss the sonic differences between the Waring and the Soultrane? Thx...