It is currently Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:15 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:46 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:05 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Germany
I have just read here: http://www.pasmag.com/car-audio/test-re ... ier-review
that Stephen Mantz (ZED Audio) collaborated with Phoenix Gold on the SX amplifiers. Since the Ti2 amplifiers also feature the same ADAPT technology, I assume, that Mr. Mantz also had his hands on the Ti2, too?

Can anybody tell us more?



_________________
www.phoenix-gold.com
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:00 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:45 pm
Posts: 684
Location: CENTRAL FLORIDA/INDIANA
That explains why ZED is now the repair spot for PG amps.



_________________
Phoenix Gold,Don't Leave Home Without It !!!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:12 pm 

Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:55 am
Posts: 169
What what? Mantz? OMG. Seriously, he's a wizard. I've talked with him several times.

Makes me want to ask how much of him is in the Ti2's.... Almost all of the mantz amps I've heard that weren't built on too tight of a budget sounded very warm and mellow with the right source. So many amps I've played with can get loud or aggressive or sharp... Warm and mellow is harder, much harder.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:39 am 
Morgan @ PG
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:51 am
Posts: 634
Full Range Class D amplifiers can be complex on both a circuit and layout perspective.

Stephen works with us on amplifier projects from time to time. For example:

SD800.4
SD1100.5
SX800.4
SX1200.5
Ti2 1000.4
Ti2 1600.5



_________________
Morgan West
Phoenix Gold Product Manager
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:54 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:05 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Germany
Wow!



_________________
www.phoenix-gold.com
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:19 pm 

Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:55 am
Posts: 169
I wonder if anything like the old mantz quad bridging esx stuff could be done again or if it's held back by third party patents. It would certainly allow for far more load options. I'd love to see a ti3 2400.8? that was an 8 channel amp bridgeable down to 2 channels. Maybe 75x8 or 75x4 + 1200x1, or 150x4, or 150x2 + 1200x1, or 75x4 + 150x2... Etc


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Stephen Mantz?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:28 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:20 am
Posts: 1333
Location: SSA Inc. HQ (Maryland)
This is news to me. Kind of cool.

Current ZED amp collection:

Draconia-II
Minotaur-III
4 x US Acoustics 2050's BNIB
2 x US Acoustics 2075's
BOSS CHAOS 655
Gladius-BB signed by Stephen
Deuce-BB signed by Stephen



_________________
SSAudio.com ~ Dcon / Icon / Xcon / Zcon ~
Caraudio-forum.com
HomeAudioForum.net

PG Stash: Xenon 1200.1 & 200.4, Bass Cube, RCA's
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

cron