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Old 1st July 2014, 12:08 AM   #281
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Lastly, the next project should be a preamp to replace the impractical GK-2 preamp.
Like Seano, I understand in principle where you are coming from but any impracticalities aside, the GK2 is a simply stunning piece of kit and it partners the Soraya a treat. Besides, Hugh has designed the NAKSA's to sound good stand alone as I understand it.

Hugh's problem would be to simplify its construction and packaging for marketing and there is not as big a market for preamps as there is for power amps so I could see that finding time and motivation could be difficult for him. Pity though, it's certainly reference standard for me.
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Old 1st July 2014, 12:11 AM   #282
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Thank you for your comment Sean. You've confirmed that I am right in imagining I am 65-going-on-35, as I certainly have no interest in 'simplisticising'. I currently have 3 sources and will undoubtedly add a fourth at some stage (music server).
Having 'known' you for some time through this place and Audiocircle...you have never been in any danger of 'simplisticising'.
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Old 2nd July 2014, 02:35 AM   #283
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Hi. If anyone is upgrading his NAKSA 70 with the new 80, I'm interested to buy the old 70 modules (a stereo pairs), without the heatsink. Let me know. Thanks...

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Old 25th August 2014, 08:45 AM   #284
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Default The NAKSA 125 module

Here it is, almost ready for release!

It is a fantastic amplifier, intensely musical. I commend it to all of you...... We wait for the review!

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Old 25th August 2014, 08:58 AM   #285
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Hugh,looking very neat and nice ordered

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Old 25th August 2014, 09:40 AM   #286
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Yes looks the goods as well as no doubt sounding the goods - what's there not to like. I'm in the queue when time and money makes it possible !!


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Old 25th August 2014, 11:14 AM   #287
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Thanks Patrick, AJ,

Good to see the interest still. Steve in WY has been testing this very hard over the last six months and it is bulletproof. This is critical to Aspen as it has to be perfect.

It is very simple because the development has taken so much time and effort. Complexity is simple, simplicity is darned hard. (Reminds me of an old Jewish Comedian who lies dying with he old friend Joe in attendance asking, 'David, is dying hard?' David tries to get his words out with difficulties, and croaks out, 'No, dying is easy, it's comedy that is hard'.)

My next attempt is to get all the organisation together to have these new amps into sales..... I love designing amps, but I struggle, particularly these couple of years, with the business process.

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Hi Hugh,

Wow - that looks very smart indeed! I love those red PCBs

And I bet Steve has done an extremely good job on testing.

Is this baby stable into 2 ohms?

Is anyone reviewing already?

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Old 26th August 2014, 01:11 AM   #289
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Hi Jens,

Thanks for the post!

Ah, 2R is an absurd impedance for a speaker. Amps that can drive that are pretty special. I will not admit the N125 can do 2R, but it can be 3R. Maybe into the future I might have something!!

Steve has been very thorough and conservative. He is an incredibly careful, detailed worker, and his monoblocs are wonderful. He seems to like the sound, very musical, resolving, and with surreal depth of image.

Reviewing will by Johnny Darko at Digital Audio Review, where I advertise.

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Ah, 2R is an absurd impedance for a speaker. Amps that can drive that are pretty special. I will not admit the N125 can do 2R, but it can be 3R. Maybe into the future I might have something!!

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Hi Hugh,

Yes, a 2ohm load is not "friendly" - or common - but it can appear in active setups (when the amp only 'sees' the one driver). As you know, my Maggie ribbon is 2ohms - so if the N80 is able to drive this (which is what you told me!) ... what's the difference with the N125?

Or is it simply the extra power delivered by the N125 requires it to have at least a 3ohm load?


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