In the last edition of our newsletter we discussed common audio amplifier classes. Now we'd like to tell you about the advanced amplifiers we've developed for our GoldenEar powered systems. You might suspect that since they "only drive the woofers" we've chosen to use off the shelf generic amplifiers, an easy and inexpensive choice. Well, nothing could be farther from the truth. In Sandy and the engineering team's mission to bring truly spectacular sonic performance to you at affordable prices they consistently put our resources where they count most: in elements that deliver on that stated mission. And the amplifiers we've developed for our speakers are perfect examples of that.
Early Class D amplifiers rightly had a mixed reputation among audiophiles for a number of reasons. However as time and development have progressed, advanced Class D amplifiers have gained the respect of many in the high end audio community and they can now be found in some excellent products.
The amps in the Triton powered bass sections and our subwoofers are all advanced "Class D" high efficiency types with switching power supplies meaning they don't require large, expensive power transformers. Since the GoldenEar amplifiers are dedicated to our proprietary low frequency bass drivers we can precisely match their performance to the electrical and acoustic characteristics of those drivers. And we're not just talking about equalization using the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) built into these amps that enhances the speaker's performance. Because we know the exact speaker driver(s) that each amplifier will be connected to, engineering can make sure that the amplifier/speaker interface and operation is totally optimized. Here are a few technical highlights about the GoldenEar Class D amplifiers: