Following the announcement of the brand new and improved NCOREx Class-D amplifier expertise, Hypex has additionally reserved a shock for this 12 months’s Excessive Finish Present in Munich. In a very separate announcement, Hypex might be launching the Nilai500DIY module, which is specified to ship 500W with 1% THD @4 ohms and can enhance output noise and idle losses considerably, in comparison with the favored NC400 module. This, the Dutch firm says, is a very new distinctive amplifier module that units a brand new benchmark for high-end audio functions.
As Hypex makes it clear (see interview) this isn’t the corporate’s newest NCOREx expertise which was introduced final month. Actually, Nilai is a very new amplifier expertise. And as such, it’s 10 occasions higher than the unique Ncore!
“We’re extraordinarily excited to announce this fully new Nilai Class D expertise and a very new amplifier module, the Nilai500DIY, for the DIY neighborhood. We have now taken our thrilling control-loop topology to an entire new stage leading to an immense efficiency improve in comparison with Ncore. The general efficiency has elevated by not lower than 10 occasions!”, says Hypex.
Based on the corporate’s R&D staff, the huge efficiency — verified within the first manufacturing samples of the brand new Nilai500DIY module — enhance ends in distortion figures “which are 10 occasions decrease, an influence provide noise rejection that’s 10 occasions larger and a diminished output impedance that has dropped by an element of 10. These figures could already sound unimaginable, wait till you hear them come alive by means of your audio system!”
As audioXpress was nonetheless engaged on the announcement of the most recent NCx500 OEM module – as thrilling as that new product already is – we discovered that one thing else was within the works, and the one purpose why it was saved as a secret was as a result of the R&D staff needed to confirm all of the measurements instantly from the primary items out of the manufacturing unit and never prototypes. As quickly as these samples have been obtainable, Hypex lastly shared a few of these outcomes, which we’re utilizing for example this story.
“At the moment, 20 years after the launch of our very first Class D amplifier, we wish to thank the DIY-community that has at all times been very loyal to us. Their help performed a vital function in our firm’s success. We subsequently thought that letting them be the primary to completely check out this new expertise was the correct factor to do!,” says Jan-Willem Winters, which was very just lately appointed Hypex Electronics BV new CEO, and which has been main the corporate’s R&D efforts for the previous 5 years, and has been with the corporate for almost 12 years.
The brand new Nilai500DIY module comes with a discrete buffer stage and voltage regulators, similar to the NC400 will probably be changing. “Along with fastidiously chosen high-grade parts, the Nilai500DIY is our greatest amplifier thus far. Apart from the amplifier, we designed a brand new energy provide to match. The PS500DIY features a PFC and standby energy provide. Identical to on the Nilai500DIY we chosen high-grade parts for optimized efficiency,” added Niels Burema, account supervisor at Hypex Electronics. “As you’ll be able to see, we created a really particular approach which units a brand new benchmark for high-end audio functions and a novel amplifier module for our DIY neighborhood.”
Detailing the specs, the Nilai500DIY can ship 500W with 1% THD @4 Ohms, as said earlier, however the enter acquire will be adjusted with jumpers in 3 totally different settings (11,8, 21,8 & 27,8 dB). With the bottom acquire setting of 11,8 dB, it’s doable to realize the bottom output noise which is 9,5 µV. That is together with buffer stage and the whole lot else. Not simply the facility stage. The THD+N at 100W in 4 ohms is a really low 0,00015% from 20 – 20.000Hz, which comes right down to a sign to noise ratio of -116dB. With idle losses of solely 2,2W in comparison with 4,5W for the present NC400 module, Hypex additionally managed to get the warmth dissipation a lot decrease. Once more, that is together with buffer stage. The output impedance of the Nilai500DIY is
Extra Particulars About DIY
Attempting to get a greater sense of how vital this new DIY amplifier module is for the corporate, audioXpress mentioned this technique with Niels Burema, which has lengthy been the extra seen face of Hypex Electronics at commerce exhibits, and along with the gross sales staff leads all of the enterprise efforts, advertising and marketing and gross sales for the corporate.
“The DIY audio market is certainly crucial for Hypex,” Niels Burema says. “Altough it represents simply round 10 to fifteen% of the corporate’s turnover, we do a number of direct gross sales by means of our personal devoted web site, which is very nice to have. The DIY neighborhood has at all times been superb to us when it comes to the popularity, and selling the standard of our merchandise.
“It has been about 20 years since we launched our top quality D module, the UcD. The primary modules have been just for OEM. However we bought a number of consideration from the DIY markets. So we thought, properly, let’s create one thing specifically for the DIY neighborhood as properly. From the beginning, we created modules for the DIY neighborhood, and we saved the OEM market separated.
“We’re at all times investigating to see what we will do on the excessive finish for this topology, and see what we will enhance. So, round two years in the past, once we had already began growing NCOREx, we discovered good enhancements in audio efficiency, together with on the idle losses, and naturally our R&D division — particularly a number of guys like Frank Veldman, who’s now behind these new applied sciences and by no means stops researching enhancements — discovered one thing actually intelligent within the circuitry that we may do in a very totally different means than we beforehand had finished. And we may obtain certainly ten occasions higher specs than NCORE,” provides Burema.
And naturally there might be DIY kits…
“We’re going to launch additionally a DIY equipment to construct a preamplifier, and it is possible for you to to construct a stereo setup or a mono setup. Identical to with did the NC400, for the Nilai500DIY we’ll launch a mono equipment and a stereo equipment. The stereo equipment is in the identical form chassis because the DIY Preamplifier equipment. You should have all of the elements to construct these. And so you’ll be able to have a stack of them in the event you purchase each kits. The stereo amplifier and the preamplifier is totally customized made, it has its personal energy provide in it, the essential preamplifier will simply be analog inputs and outputs, and we have borrowed a little bit of the expertise we already invented and applied in our excessive finish Hypex developments. In fact, wish to give the DIY neighborhood the very best expertise, high quality and sound,” Niels Burema concludes.