Because 7 channels just aren't enough

Posted by: fredk

Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/01/11 02:03 AM

http://www.audioholics.com/news/industry-news/savant-16-class-d-amplifier
Posted by: CV

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/01/11 03:15 AM

I have no use for it, but I could see it being convenient for people with whole home audio.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/01/11 07:27 AM

It's only rated at 40wpc. That'd be enough reason for me not to buy it.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/01/11 09:54 AM

If you were doing something like active-crossovers, 40 Watts becomes a lot more useful. But ATI's 12-channel amp http://www.ati-amp.com/at6012.html still seems more attractive from every performance measurement. Though I'm sure ATI's costlier too.
Posted by: PeterChenoweth

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/03/11 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
It's only rated at 40wpc. That'd be enough reason for me not to buy it.


Right, but as CV alluded to, I don't think this is designed to be the driving force in a dedicated home theater room.

It says it's designed to be a rack-mounted, multi-room amplifier. That's for a whole-house audio system. In that sort of setup, 40w/channel is perfectly adequate to drive pairs of smallish in-wall speakers in various rooms at soft to moderate levels. You wouldn't need 100+ watts/channel for that sort of application.

Think background music in the library, kitchen, or bathroom. Not rockin' out in the HT room. wink
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/03/11 06:26 PM

Yeah, that's what ATI's is for too. But you get people doing things like this: http://www.linkwitzlab.com/orion_construction.htm
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough - 02/03/11 11:12 PM

I think ATI gear is terrific. Robust like a tank is robust. Very high sound quality for those who believe that not all amplifiers are the same.