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We are working on a range of Hypex based Amplifiers and Kits from Ncore NC400 cases, single PSU UcD180 Amps to twin PSU Hypex NCore NC500 based amps from £499-£999.
We will offer complete amps fully built in bespoke cases to complete DIY kits with full instructions. The aim is to keep the price point as low as possible whilst offer a decent bespoke good looking case. We are working with a couple of suppliers on cases at present and looks like we will take a standard case and machine them. Possibiites include a veneer inlay.
FRONT PANEL MOCKUPSwitches arrived from Rapid Electronics very nice feel and the blue is a nice blue. Pencil lines of the to give the idea of the milled area, these will show through silver.
Nord One Hypex Amplifier Front PanelPossible front panel Layout. Just Waiting for the CNC machine to arrive!
Veneered Front Panel MK1Just waiting for the milling machine to add the Chamfers and add a nice clean finish to the holes
Hypex NC400 NcoreNext up will be the Hypex NCore NC400 Modules for a DIY KIt and ready made Amplifier
Check back to keep upto date with our Hypex development below. Click on the pics for more info.
Hypex Electronics BV - Who We Are[removed][removed][removed]
Hypex Electronics is a specialist supplier of power amplifier subassemblies for the audio industry. The company is best known for its 'UcD®' range of high-performance class D amplifier modules and is the leading force behind the acceptance of class D as a true high fidelity technology.
What we do
Linear and non-linear control theory
Pulse Width/Density Modulation techniques
Transistor-level analogue circuit design
The company's two-tier research program focuses primarily on achieving new theoretical understandings in these subjects to shape the long-term future of audio amplification and secondly on novel, practical improvements of existing circuit concepts. Product development is split between general-purpose power amplifier/supply modules and turnkey projects for selected customers. Areas where we can offer added value to customers include design for manufacture, AD/DA conversion, active loudspeaker design and DSP algorithms for loudspeaker and system control.
Who we do it for
Hypex UcD® modules are used in a variety of performance-critical applications including:
Active loudspeakers for production and
Multichannel amplifiers for home theatre systems
Power amplifiers for the audiophile market
Electronic musical instruments
Hypex was founded in 1996 by Jan-Peter van Amerongen as a supplier of plate amplifiers for live sound loudspeakers. The products drew the attention of hi-fi speaker manufacturers, resulting first in a line of active subwoofer amplifier subassemblies, shortly followed by multichannel units with active cross-over filters for the studio market.
2003 saw the start of a complete migration to class D. For this purpose the newly invented 'Universal Class D' technology was selected. Realising the market potential, Hypex decided not only to use UcD® in end-user products, but also to offer it to the market as general-purpose amplifier modules. The UcD180/400/700 modules have quickly established themselves as the new standard, both in terms of measured and subjective performance.
In 2005, Hypex took the strategic decision to move from a being a technology user to being a technology source and hired UcD's inventor, Bruno Putzeys, to be its chief of R&D. Hypex now serves many big name audiophile brands which previously couldn't find class D amplifiers meeting their stringent sound quality requirements. Standard products now span the range from 20W to 3kW and a line of switch-mode power supplies to match, along with dedicated 100V systems and DSP platforms for active loudspeaker control have been introduced