Hafler TA1100 amp..is it powerful enough?

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Gene Pool, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Gene Pool

    Gene Pool Guest

    I bought a Hafler TA1600 which is driving my Truth TA-1P monitors and
    it cranks ok.
    I have a second system using Alesis Monitor 1 Mark 2 speakers (no
    comments please). Is the TA1100 powerful enough to drive these puppies
    to reasonable volume without turning them up to 11.
    Here is a blurb on the TA1100:

    This Power Series amplifier by Hafler is top of the food chain! The
    TA1100 is built using sophisticated Trans-ana circuitry proven
    successful in bringing new levels of clarity and intelligibility to
    broadcast facilities and headphone monitoring installations. The
    MOSFET Outputs deliver higher output current, rugged reliability, and
    superb sound quality! Features like Soft Start Circuits guard against
    destructive turn-on and turn-off transients to speakers. Thermal
    Sensing monitors heatsink and is programmed to shut down the amplifier
    to prevent excessive operating heat. Output Sensing Circuits track the
    output signal and will shut down any operation with a short in the
    output load. LED Status indicators monitor the operating status of
    each channel. This is no child's amplifier. Serious audiophiles, this
    amp’s for you!

    * Transana
    * MOSFET Outputs
    * 50 Watts per channel @ 4W’s
    * 40 Watts per channel @ 8W’s
    * Soft Start Circuit
    * Thermal Sensing Network
    * Output Sensing Circuit
    * LED Status
  2. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

    "Gene Pool" <me@you.net> wrote in message
    news:ejlckvk65309kmic1hbj71db61smaf5eme@4ax.com

    > I bought a Hafler TA1600 which is driving my Truth TA-1P monitors and
    > it cranks ok.
    > I have a second system using Alesis Monitor 1 Mark 2 speakers (no
    > comments please). Is the TA1100 powerful enough to drive these puppies
    > to reasonable volume without turning them up to 11.


    What's wrong with turning the volume up to 11?

    You know it's meaningless, right? Volume controls are calibrated in
    arbitrary units and how loud the amp gets is highly dependent on other level
    controls in the system.

    Whether a 50 wpc amp is loud enough has a lot to do with your tastes and the
    size and acoustics of the room.
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