what is the amplfier class that is in a £100 hifi?
- RobsteriarkLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
A £100 music player will have a true retail price of just £83.33 as the £100 includes 20% VAT.
A player with a retail value of just £83 needs to have a retailer profit margin, a distributor profit margin, and a manufacturer profit margin. It also has to account for shipping all the way from what was most likely China and the wages of those paid to manufacture it.
So if that £100 unit has more than £30 content value it would be surprising.
At just £30, amplifier class simply isn’t any consideration. All that matters is that it works acceptably well at minimal cost so it will be a cheaper “switching” amplifier design, so won’t be above Class D. If it happens to comply with any of the classes D to T for switching amplifiers then it will be more by accident than design.
That does not necessarily mean that it will sound bad. But it certainly won’t merit the Hi-Fi (High Fidelity) description.
- 1 month ago
almost certainly class B
- spacemissingLv 71 month ago
It could be AB, B, or D; it is Very Unlikely to be plain A
unless it is a very cheap singe-ended design.
Price has little to do with the class of amplifier used;
it has a lot more to do with the "class" or lack thereof in the whole thing.
To say the least, in that price range there will be no "class" at all.