Yep, I've had one for quite a while:That's the fella.
It uses 4 x NC502MP2 which is the 500wpc module. If you assign that in slots 1 and 2 in the nord config editor you can't put them in slots 3 and 4. There's an argument to say that it's unnecessary to have them on all 8 channels.
Three years on are you still happy with your choice?Yep, I've had one for quite a while:
Thought I would share some thoughts on a new amp I have. I know some discussion of the Hypex based stuff has happened in the past but I have not seen anything about Apollon gear so here goes. I have the rackmount version. More details here...www.avforums.com
What boards are in the nord and can you tell a difference? My assumption is that the same board will sound the same in a different case, unless it’s being modified in some way.
What in particular is better on the Apollon over the Nord? Considering getting two Nord amps, one 8 channel with 2x 500W and 6x 250W for surrounds and atmos and another 3 channel for the fronts.They will sound identical if using the same Hypex MP boards, the higher end Hypex boards can sound different as they allow custom opamps and Apollon is one of may manufacturers who make their own. The build quality of the Nord isn't bad but is not up to the Apollon standards. I originally bought the Apollon because Nord did not offer a rackmount option; when I bought my second amp later for ceiling speakers Nord were offering rackmount and were quite a bit cheaper so I went with them. Pricing is heavily affected by exchange rates for Apollon but I have no issue recommending them if they offer what you want.
500w for surrounds and 250w for AtmosWhat in particular is better on the Apollon over the Nord? Considering getting two Nord amps, one 8 channel with 2x 500W and 6x 250W for surrounds and atmos and another 3 channel for the fronts.
However have also been eyeing the Apollon 11 channel purifi which is probably excessive for HT use.
I look for a high number, 200, 300 is where I've had great success. I think the Ice amps are much higher than that.
I have had high power class D (some good, some bad), Mosfet (didn't work for me) and I use regular A/B power amps now, albeit high wattage with very large transformers in, that work very well.
I struggle to hear the difference between my expensive power amps in the cinema and my crown amps when driving the same speakers. Maybe my pre is lacking in that set-up, I don't know. Maybe I have cloth ears!