Step 10: Burning in
After about any technial "thing" is assembled it has to be aligned and tested somehow. With our Power Amplifiers this is most easy to do and we did that already if you receive a ready built, bespoke amplifier. In that case, connect it and be surprised.
For those who want to build one themselves, wheter module whise or as DIY kit, the amplifier has to be aligned and tested under some load conditions.
For the alignment procedure we made an alignment document, showing that this procedure is quite easy to do, but take some time because the amp has to set itself to the new setting with changing voltages, currents and temperatures.
We simply have to mention this: this is the ONLY reason why class-D is invented. With those, there is no allingment required, so saving production time and money. You still pay the same though, despite the fact that some ALSO use crap components, oeps.
All the prases about higher efficiency, more stable, etc. are just marketing phrases and complete bullshit, as you won't find with us. Yet, perhaps we (still) try to explain too much, sorry for that. We are just enthousiastic and want to share our way of thinking.
One of our DIY custoemrs had a similar feeling and did the ultimate test, a quite basic ELTIM DIY stereo amplifier against two factory built Hypex NCore monoblocks. Guess who won in fun and sound quality? It's in Dutch.
And then it's time to fire up your bespoke or DIY built ELTIM amplifier in your hifi setup.
Many brands state that the amplifier has to be burned in before trying it at max. performance, sometimes for a long period of time. That is, because they use basic components, and/or some parts become very hot at first, because the don't contact well yet with the connected heatsink.
Our parts only become handwarm and we use the best isolation material between the power transistors and the heatsink. This material performs very well right away, yet cost 5x more than mica plates about everybody (still) uses.
With us, you (or we) already burned in and "set" the isolation plates during the alignment procedure, so connect it and enjoy the music. Depending the model there could be some improvement in time though.
But to be honest: If i bought an amplifier myself, i would't give it a max right away, do you? Don't think so, and that's better anyway.
ENJOY YOUR AMPLIFIER AND YOUR MUSIC