Home stereo amp: Tripath?
November 11, 2011 9:27 AM Subscribe
Looking for a small home-stereo amp. Tripath or something else?
Back in the mid-2000s, Tripath-based (class-T) mini-amplifiers like the Sonic Impact were all the rage. But in 2007 Tripath declared bankruptcy and was bought by Cirrus, who have proceeded to do basically nothing with the audiophile T-amp chip technology.
I want to buy a small (smaller than half-width), cheap (ideally around $50) amp to power a pair of reasonably efficient Paradigm Atoms (~90dB sensitivity) with a single source (Logitech Squeezebox 3).
I know I can still find T-amps on eBay, and Sonic Impact clones from Dayton Audio, now, but I'm wondering if anything came along to usurp the throne from the Tripath chip. Should I keep looking at T-amps, or something else?