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Merus Audio raises EUR 1.7m to develop ultra-efficient and compact audio amplifiers

3/20/2012 00:51 AM EDT
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C VanDorne
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re: Merus Audio raises EUR 1.7m to develop ultra-efficient and compact audio amplifiers
C VanDorne   3/21/2012 3:12:34 PM
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An important realization has been reached: that audio is be one of those areas where we seem to have reached the practical limitations of progress. After all we are dealing with two underperforming transducers: the loud speaker and the human ear. But, as a fan of audio I'm willing to give any audio entrepreneur the benefit of the doubt. Rock on guys. Rock on.

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re: Merus Audio raises EUR 1.7m to develop ultra-efficient and compact audio amplifiers
abraxalito   3/21/2012 2:41:09 AM
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They seem to be solving problems that exist only in their corporate mind. From their website: "Getting rid of cooling fans and big heatsinks in mains powered applications, or, extending battery life in portable applications has turned out to be very difficult.." Yet if you take the time to examine commercially available switching amps the designers have in fact done it. So what's the big problem?

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