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Hmmm.. like those Purifi Audio 6.5" PTT6.5W04-01A Midwoofers ;)

(Cool to see UCD inventor Bruno Putzeys name as a cofounder for Purifi)
Fo' Sho'!

I found the Bruno Putzey involvement with Purifi really interesting as well...and then forgot to post about it. :blush:

There is just a chit-ton of crazy-good information to read and absorb in that Purifi midwoofer review on HiFi Compass. Everyone involved in that project and company are truly next-level...the crème de la crème! I'm looking forward to seeing the other products they release. :) That 6.5" (7") midwoofer is just the beginning! ;)

And I would love to see their speaker tech combined with the ORA Sound "Graphene-Q" cone material, which is touted as having exponentially better physical properties than beryllium...i.e. extremely rigid + extremely lightweight, combined with excellent damping properties.

My ORA Graphene-Q headphones will be arriving in late December/early January...can't wait to hear them in the finalized production version. :)

2020 is shaping up to be an AMAZING year for audio and listening bliss. But not so great for the retirement account, haha! :D
 

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For anyone curious.. Mike got back to me about the 4ohm ratings for the BT2700-2. Looks like it puts out ~450 watts per channel @ 4ohms loads.

This is mainly due to how the UCD modules handle current as there are two 400 watt 4-ohm UcD modules in parallel to produce the 700 watts @ 2ohm.

 

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Did he mention a pricetag for the NCore NC2500?
Mike told me a few days ago that it was $1,500. :surprised:

I'm not sure how many will fly out the door at that price, but if he posts some measurements that confirm performance equal to or better than any of the current ultra high-end Class A, A/B, and Class D car audio amplifiers, then they might gain some ground.

He's gonna need some no-frills, targeted marketing to get the ball rolling. The main advantages are the power/size ratio, efficiency, and low noise performance. Those are all huge advantages in my book. But people will really need to be confident that these will out-perform or at least equal the performance of the Genesis, Tru-Tech, Mosconi, Sinfoni, Zapco crowd, etc.

I would even go as far as suggesting that he design a really good but small, separate tube preamp/front end for those that might want to add back in some of that sweet "harmonic" distortion and "warmth". :p
 

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For anyone curious.. Mike got back to me about the 4ohm ratings for the BT2700-2. Looks like it puts out ~450 watts per channel @ 4ohms loads.

This is mainly due to how the UCD modules handle current as there are two 400 watt 4-ohm UcD modules in parallel to produce the 700 watts @ 2ohm.
Yup, it'd be really nice for a pair of beefy 4-ohm midbass drivers as well as subwoofers.

Mine is being built as we speak. I'm looking forward to see how it performs, though I'm confident it'll be at least as good as the other BT-series amps I have, and will not leave me wanting more power for my application.
 

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Did he mention a pricetag for the NCore NC2500?
Mike told me a few days ago that it was $1,500.


I'm not sure how many will fly out the door at that price, but if he posts some measurements that confirm performance equal to or better than any of the current ultra high-end Class A, A/B, and Class D car audio amplifiers, then they might gain some ground.

He's gonna need some no-frills, targeted marketing to get the ball rolling. The main advantages are the power/size ratio, efficiency, and low noise performance. Those are all huge advantages in my book. But people will really need to be confident that these will out-perform or at least equal the performance of the Genesis, Tru-Tech, Mosconi, Sinfoni, Zapco crowd, etc.

I would even go as far as suggesting that he design a really good but small, separate tube preamp/front end for those that might want to add back in some of that sweet "harmonic" distortion and "warmth". <img src="http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Razz" class="inlineimg" />
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Mike told me a few days ago that it was $1,500. :surprised:

I'm not sure how many will fly out the door at that price, but if he posts some measurements that confirm performance equal to or better than any of the current ultra high-end Class A, A/B, and Class D car audio amplifiers, then they might gain some ground.

He's gonna need some no-frills, targeted marketing to get the ball rolling. The main advantages are the power/size ratio, efficiency, and low noise performance. Those are all huge advantages in my book. But people will really need to be confident that these will out-perform or at least equal the performance of the Genesis, Tru-Tech, Mosconi, Sinfoni, Zapco crowd, etc.

I would even go as far as suggesting that he design a really good but small, separate tube preamp/front end for those that might want to add back in some of that sweet "harmonic" distortion and "warmth". :p
That would be quite a feat.. If anyone wanted to send me one to compare, I'd surely do an AB comparison (no pun intended) with a Z150.6LX Zapco on mids and/or tweets and/or midbass as well to put it to an "ear" test. I'm rooting for these little NCores so, it'd be fun.
 

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Just got finished talking to Donna and they have one or two more ncores left out of the 5 made so far. She didn't know if there would be a medium power multi channel ncore though. I just don't need 700*2
 

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She didn't know if there would be a medium power multi channel ncore though. I just don't need 700*2
Haha Headroom for days:confused: if using on tweeters/midrange/midbass drivers.

Kind of like Scot Buwalda using JL HD750.1 for every driver:eek:

Not sure which NCore module the Biketronics is using yet, I’m assuming it’s the NC500 oem module. The only other NCore module I see of similare footprint size at lower wattage is the NC100HF OEM module which is a 100 watt dedicated to upper frequencies more so geared towards playing 500hz and up.
 

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Would love to see a model.with 2 500 watts and 2 100 watts module. Price would be astronomical though.

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If Mike comes out with some NCORE 4 channel amps with about 150-200 watts per channel.. then I am ALL IN!
I have my Modd'd Class A Soundstream Reference 604 going in soon and I would love to do a comparison especially on my Hybrid Audio Legatia set that have been sitting in storage for quite a long time..
From what I have seen and heard of the Ncore amps .. they can be some serious game changers
 

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So looking further into it. I was incorrect about the 100HF module. That module is an extension module and is part of a NCore MP series that has a built in integrated switching power supply (for home use).

Unfortunately, Mike is constrained to what Hypex produces and offers for modules.

Biketronics so far has listened and responded in the capacity they can afford so far. In the beginning of this thread many users were asking for a sub option.

Now we have the UcD BT2700-2 (2 x 700w @ 2 ohm | 2 x 450w @ 4 ohm) and the NCore NC2500 (2 x 700w @ 4 ohm | 2 x 550 @ 2 ohm | 2 x 400 @ 8 ohm).

It’s important to remember that these amps are small and pretty much dense as can be. They can be placed close to each other or stacked. Just like the Hypex modules are modular so are the Biketronics amps in premise.

Between the options of:

UcD
2 x 180w
2 x 250w
4 x 180w
4 x 250w
6 x 180w
2 x 700w
NCore
2 x 500w

Users can install any combination of amps to power a wide variety of speaker setups in a similar footprint as if it were ONE amp enclosure in the first place.


The 3 NCore modules most amenable to car amp adaption are:

NC400 (consumer module with discrete input buffer):


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NC400 (Click for info)


NC500 (bufferless OEM module):

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NC500 OEM (Click for info)

NC2K (bufferless OEM module):

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NC2K OEM (Click for info)
 

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So essentially lower wattage NCore offerings is not up to Mike @ Biketronics but more so Hypex and what modules they choose to produce for consumers/OEM.

Maybe it’s possible to port the NCore MP series over to a 12v automotive power supply but that takes resources on behalf of Biketronics. One thing to remember is that invested resources usually translates to a higher price tag for the consumer.

The NC2500 can be used on any driver as long as your responsible and sensible with your DSP’s individual channel gain settings.
 

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UPS just delivered a welcomed package!

Top Plate/Heatsink bears the Vivid Amp logo (Mike’s NCore based Guitar amp company):




2 internal Active cooling fans:


Peep at the NCore Modules from the airflow exhaust vents:


Bottom plate with mounting feet:


Connections for power and signal:


Under the hood:


NC500 OEM modules:
 
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