Onyx Amplifiers Northridge CA

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Horizon Home Install Group, Inc.
(818) 898-7705
11335 Pala Mesa Drive
Northridge, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Brands
Sharp, Samsung, Control4, AMX, Sonance, Atlantic Technology, Denon, Panasonic, Panasonic Telephone Systems, Toshiba, JVC, Stewart Filmscreen, DirecTv, Niles, Xantech
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dave Hirsch, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Connex A.D. Inc.
(818) 994-5252
7261 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Satellite, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Energy Management / LEED, Service Repair, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, SpeakerCraft, Panasonic,GE security, Nevo, Anthem, Denon, Tantra, Genelec, Velodyne, RBH, Middle Atlantic, Triad, Kef, AirVac, Doorking, Douglas, D-box, Pronto
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dagoberto Bardales, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Magnolia Audio Video
(818) 251-3540
21603 W. Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA
Services
Home Audio

Wilson Home Theater Systems ~Founding Member~
(818) 881-7665
6130 Melvin Ave.
Tarzana, CA
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Jules Leach, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Randy Wilson, CEDIA Certified Instructor, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

iSYS
(818) 996-6500
18314 Oxnard StSte. 7
Tarzana, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Satellite, Telephone Systems
Brands
Audioaccess, Proficient, Jamo, Stewart, Pioneer, Panasonic, Russound, StereoStone, Triad, Toshiba, RTI, Lexicon, Zenith, Sony, RCA, Premier, Chief, Middle Atlant, Audio Source, Hughes, Sharp, Yamaha, Totem Acoustics,Niles, Control 4,
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Christopher Morris, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Maxsystems aka Maxsecurity Systems
(800) 540-4022
P. O. Box 8076
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Creston, Trufig, Lutron Homeworks, Kaleidescape, DPI, Sim 2, Dynaudio, Sunfire, , Sonance, Samsung, Denon, Panasonic, LG, Stewart Filmscreen, JBL, Sunbrite, Gefen, Furman, Nuvico, ATM, Chief, RTI, URC
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Joshua Gore, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Integrated Home, Inc.
(818) 994-9409
6910 Hayvenhurst Ave. #102
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Kaleidescape, Fujitsu, and many more of the finest names in audio, video, networking, and computing equipment.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Isaac Saboohi, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
(818) 686-1839
13510 West Paxton St
Pacoima, CA
 
Video & Acoustic Solutions
(818) 471-6793
5715 Kester Ave.
Van Nuys, CA
 
Automation Experts
(323) 856-9999
7073 Park Manor Ave.
North Hollywood, CA
 

wyetech


wyetech labs

Onyx amplifiers

as reviewed by Francisco Duran

 

 

 

I was recently speaking to a friend in the high-end audio business, and when I mentioned that I was listening to the Wyetech Onyx monoblock amplifiers, he commented that I was lucky to get a chance to hear them. His point was well taken. Wyetech components are not exactly distributed on the scale of Yamaha or Sony. Although a detailed description of the design and construction of the piece of equipment under consideration seems to be the pattern for most reviews, I will be brief. The build quality of the Onyx amplifiers, inside and out, is excellent. The lavender paint and gold trim is both beautiful and unique. I am sure that many people would like to see alternatives to the silver, black, or blinding chrome that so many manufacturers employ. The Onyx amplifiers have several design features that should appeal to tube amplifier lovers. Each output tube is self-biasing. Output impedances of 2, 4, 8, and 12 ohms can be selected via a sturdy switch located on top of the amplifier. There is a time-delayed power switch that is meant to provide proper sequencing for stabilizing the circuitry, and to extend tube life. The length of the signal path on the in-house-designed PC board is said to be less than six inches. You can argue until the next millennium about whether PCBs or hard wiring are more reliable or sound better, but I could not care less. I only care if a component sounds good and doesn't break down. I do like the self-biasing feature, though.

At first I was concerned that the Onyxs' 13 watts would have a hard time driving my Dali Euphonia MS-4s. but they had no problem. In fact, these amplifiers rocked, and rocked hard! While the Onyxs might be low in measurable output, they sound anything but small. For a time, I pressed my much more efficient Cain & Cain Abbey speakers into service with the Onyx amplifiers. They handled the Abbeys with ease, but the Euphonias were a better musical match.

The Onyxs' most notable traits were their superb micro- and macro-dynamics and their transient response. These amplifiers had a surprising grip and authority with every CD I played. From The Buena Vista Social Club's Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez to jazz bassist Steve Rodby, they reproduced acoustic bass with strength, fullness, resonance, and agility. Depending upon the recording, throw in spaciousness and depth. Slam and impact was not hindered with the Dalis. Classical pieces like Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain (Telarc) sounded large and open, and did not break up at very loud levels. Bass sounded solid and controlled. More often than not, solid-state bass is tight and stiff, and does not sound natural. Bass through the Onyx monoblocks sounded full, weighty, and real, and it blended very smoothly with the rest of the frequency spectrum. I kept shaking my head at how 13 watts could handle—no, make that manh...

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