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Old 3rd May 2011, 07:07 AM   #1
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Dear All,

With the NAKSA70 on the market for quite a while and a fair amount of evidence of this wonderful amp's capabilities at hand (it's at Audiocircle, so go there to view this), I feel that we need at similar thread for the NAKSA100.

I have a personal interest, as I have purchased 4 modules (two stereo sets), but due to my recent move to a new (old) house have not been able to get them going yet

So guys, any impressions - please post them here!

Hugh, could this be made into a "sticky"?

Cheers,

Jens


Great idea, Jens, many thanks!!
Thread now STUCK....... HRD
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Old 3rd May 2011, 12:15 PM   #2
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Thanks, Hugh!

Can you disclose how many NAKSA100s are out there now?

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Old 3rd May 2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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Jens,

I'd rather not, as many are like yours, still not completed, so figures don't mean much. There are two overseas now running, one Melbourne N100 completed now for a couple of months, and two more locally pending final assembly, so we should have a response soon!

Thanks for the great sticky idea!

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Old 7th May 2011, 01:04 AM   #4
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Folks,

Gaetan has suggested this access link to the old Aspen forum on AudioCircle:

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The old Aspen forum has now been archived.

Those who want to read a lot of interesting threads about all Aspen products, including listening impressions about the Naksa, Maya and Soraya amps, can go to this link:

Aspen Amplifiers

You can't reply or post to any threads there, but you can read everything you want. And if you have any questions, you post them here in the new Aspen forum.

Hugh, can you do a sticky of this post ?
Merci beaucoup, Gaetan, this is a terrific idea, and gives all those investigating the Aspen product range the chance to access a ten year compendium of wonderful posts!

Cheers,

Hugh


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Old 10th May 2011, 12:55 AM   #5
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Jens,

There is no doubt you'll really enjoy your NAKSA100's. The NAKSA70 is a really excellent amp and the 100 is better still imo. The NAKSA100 is stunning with its massive soundstage and delightful to listen to with its delicate, sweet, warm yet detailed sound.
Perhaps you could try them as a midrange/treble amps.

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Old 10th May 2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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Jens,

There is no doubt you'll really enjoy your NAKSA100's. The NAKSA70 is a really excellent amp and the 100 is better still imo. The NAKSA100 is stunning with its massive soundstage and delightful to listen to with its delicate, sweet, warm yet detailed sound.
Perhaps you could try them as a midrange/treble amps.

Regards,

Russell
Hi Russell,

Thanks for your input! I am thoroughly looking forward to firing up my N100s. I am still tied up with 'house things', but hope I can find some time in a not too distant future

Once I get an N100 going I should certainly be able to test it against the N70 that currently drives my treble/mid section, which I am sure will be interesting

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Old 11th May 2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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Hi All,

I suggested Jens try his new NAKSA100's as mid/treble amps when he gets a chance to fire them up, because I know he bi-amps his system, but I should have added that these are also superb in the bass and would work well as either bass or full range amps.

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Old 17th May 2011, 05:32 AM   #8
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Yes, Russell,

Given Jens' combination of amps, it's a tough call to recommend what is used for what!! The NAKSA 100 is better than the AKSA for bass, and, I think, in mids and highs too, so it's tricky. Jens, you'll have to trial it and pick the best, sorry mate, I'm between a rock and a hard place here.....

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Yes, Russell,

Given Jens' combination of amps, it's a tough call to recommend what is used for what!! The NAKSA 100 is better than the AKSA for bass, and, I think, in mids and highs too, so it's tricky. Jens, you'll have to trial it and pick the best, sorry mate, I'm between a rock and a hard place here.....

Hugh
I guess I will just have to try it out. Fortunately, I have both N70s and N100s at hand, and since I have not implemented the N100s for the bass sections yet, I will try and see if I can get time to try one of them in my current setup instead of the N70 currently powering the treble/mid section.

Time is the issue at the moment. In a new home, there are always hundreds of things to do, leaving precious little time to work on things audio

One thought though, could N100s be implemented at lower power (i.e. lower voltage trannies) for treble/mid use?

If yes, I guess that heat dissipation would be somewhat less, so that I could move N100 modules to smaller heatsinks?

I'm asking this because all amps will be attached to rear of my speakers. If using N100s instead of N70s for treble/mid, I will need to do something to mitigate the extra space that two N100 modules will take up ...

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Yes, Jens,

Absolutely..... you can run the N100s on 42V rails with very few changes (I can talk about this privately). And yes, much less heatsinking if used for lower power, absolutely no question about this.... and HUGE reserves of drive, I would say.

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