LYRUS is the only genuine high performance Class D amplification technology on the world market.
Up until now all brands of Class D amplification technology have only been suitable for driving subwoofers. Halcro's head physicist Bruce Candy has perfected Class D technology to the point it is now audiophile quality. Bruce gave a paper at the October 2004 AES in San Francisco which revealed the genuine high performance qualities of the technology. This was supported by a paper written by Bruce Candy and the Applied Maths Department of the University of Adelaide which proved the technology in the form of pure mathematics. This paper is being published in the "SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)", one of the worlds most prestigious Applied Maths journals.
Technical Class-D Description
Written by Bruce Candy
Class-D amplifiers convert an input signal
to a power 1-bit digital output signal, that is the output
signal is either a 1 (say +70V) or a 0 (say -70V). The
rate at which the output switches is much higher than audio
frequencies (say 500kHz). This rate is controlled by a reference
clock signal. The ratio between the average time spent at +70V
and -70V varies in proportion to the input signal. That
is if the input signal is say more than 0V, then the output
correspondingly spends more time on average at +70V than
-70V and so on. This ratio is also controlled by the clock
signal. The 500kHz switching signal is removed by analogue
filters so that only the average signal passes to the loudspeaker,
and as stated, this is controlled to be in proportion to
the corresponding input signal.
Class-D amplifiers (analogue) suffer from intrinsic distortion,
that is, even with "perfect electronic components" the
circuits mathematically generate distortion. This intrinsic
distortion increases rapidly with both increasing power and
frequency. Thus at high powers, class-D amplifiers hitherto
are substantially inferior to well designed traditional class-A
or -AB or -B amplifiers.
The Lyrus circuits contain patented distortion canceling
circuitry so that at high powers the Lyrus class-D amplifiers
are on a par with well designed traditional class-A or -AB
or -B amplifiers. Technically the intrinsic distortion can
be attributed to an intrinsic time distortion (advanced phase)
which varies in a non-linear manner with signal level (level
squared law). The Lyrus circuits introduce a compensating time
variation to the reference clock signal which controls when
the output signal switches.
More technically, the clock signal is a triangular-wave which
acts as a reference to the pulse-width modulator and the symmetry
of the triangular-wave is varied by the input signal to produce
the required corresponding phase compensation.
The Lyrus amplifiers produce about 1/5th to 1/10th of the
distortion of typical well designed competitors at high powers.