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Correct on all accounts.

See, I see the influx of full range class D amps creating homeostasis in the world. Those power hungry space heater class A amps that I love are being balanced out with small efficient class D amps.
 

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Nothing like coming home on a cold winter day and firing up a Levinson 20.6;)
(or 2)
 

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I seem to remember my Bryston 4B at home was rated at 800w of power output, and over 1100w of heat output :)
 

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If I ever find a Genesis DMA for an affordable price, I'm getting it. 20w full class A, then it switches to class G.
 

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^^^^^^^^ :)

Rated Power Class A mode: 4ohm 2 x 20 WRMS
2ohm 2 x 10 W RMS
Typical Power Class A Mode: 4ohm 2 x 26 WRMS
2ohm 2 x 13 W RMS

Typical Power Class G Mode: 4ohm 2 x 150 WRMS
2ohm 2 x 250 W RMS
1.5ohm 2 x 300 W RMS
4ohm 1 x 500W RMS
3ohm 1 x 600WRMS

S/N : > 115dB A Wtd Ref full output
Input : 0.3 - 4.0 Volts RMS
Crossovers: High pass <20 Hz - 200Hz Fully variable
Lowpass, 50 Hz - 200Hz Fully variable
Filter slope: 12dB / octave ( 2nd order butterworth )
Fuse: 4 x 20 Amps
Size: 450 x 210 x 62
 

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It's not a full class A, but it's a hotter bias than any other amp that I know of that isn't full class A--and there are only a handful of those.
 

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Are class a amplifiers linear ?

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A linear amplifier responds to different frequency components independently, and does not generate harmonic distortion or intermodulation distortion. A nonlinear amplifier does generate distortion.
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How to tell?

It's huge, gets hot, is expensive and the marketing material includes words like "passion", "pristine", "clarity", "transparency" but doesn't include the most relevant words like "irrelevant", "wasteful", "unnecessary" and "outdated".
 

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How to tell?

It's huge, gets hot, is expensive and the marketing material includes words like "passion", "pristine", "clarity", "transparency" but doesn't include the most relevant words like "irrelevant", "wasteful", "unnecessary" and "outdated".
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Who cares if it's pure class A or not? Does it sound good? Are you happy with it and the money you paid for it? That's all there is to know. All the rest is purely marketing and consumerism.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to polish my DMA. :D
 

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Typically a class-A amp will be easy to spot because it will look like a tank. The heatsink will have to be large to dissapate the heat.
 
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