Class D and GaN – The Latest Updates & More From Mytek Audio

Mytek Class D amplifier from Michal Jurewicz.

Class D is fighting to join the ranks of acceptable audiophile technologies. The last five years has seen even more progress with the use of GaN (or gallium nitride) for an even bigger promise on high fidelity sound. This week on PTA’s The Occasional Podcast, host Brian Hunter is joined by Mytek found and designer Michal Jurewicz. Mytek has recently produced a Class D pair of mono blocks that Michal thinks sound as good as tubes. So much so that he incorporated an aesthetic-only tube shape on the top of his amplifier, just to drive the point home.

Season 10 Episode 3, covers off on all the latest Class D options, GaN and even the future of digital from a very smart and well-formed perspective. Michal’s vast knowledge and apparent love for the hobby (both from the pro and hifi side) is heavily present in this engaging conversation on a wide variety of audio subjects.

The Occasional Podcast sat down with Audio Note UK’s Peter Qvortrup last week, but previous episodes include how tos, tips, tricks and education in all things high fidelity audio from episodes like last week’s Hot Headphones For The Holidaysan Interview With John DevoreCrossover Education with Andrew Jones3 things to know about streaming audio5 things to consider when buying a tube amplifier, coverage of the HIGHEND Munich 2023, interviews with Steve Guttenberg, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker,  A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFiSubwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph AudioPro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction. 

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