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Old 15th December 2015, 08:01 PM   #351
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WOW, Yammy!! (The new FZ09 catches my eyes... and some years back I love the MT01!) Thank you for your lovely posts, much appreciated, a great Xmas pressie!
At 64 I am very lucky I have the passion for audio, sufficient health to continue with it, and the generosity of customers like you who articulate their feelings for the product. Thank you very much, hugely appreciated. Nico, thank you for your post; how is YOUR health and your business? I encourage you to visit to Australia to meet me and see the country; I cannot travel these days but I would like to see you in Melbourne!
I will continue to offer the NAKSA for some years, particularly the 80, which is a very compact, economical product. I'm about to release the new larger amp, the Maya 200 watter, which is much more expensive but a stunning addition to the lineup. It has a full on SS relay protecting the speaker, with slow turn on and quick turn off! This will be the flagship of the amp, and hopefully will carry the badge to high end audio in the years to come.

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Old 14th July 2016, 02:48 PM   #352
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hi,hugh:
i'm very interested in buying the naska 80 for an attempt to drive my Jensen Imperial and klangfilm bionor.
What would u suggest for me as the old speakers are very efficient and maybe don't need all the 70w power.

Reds,
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Old 19th July 2016, 07:58 AM   #353
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Hugh, What, sonically, is the difference between your new flagship amp and Soraya?
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Old 19th July 2016, 09:41 AM   #354
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Hi C666,

Thank you for your inquiry!
I do not have a Soraya in my home these days, I sold just about all the ones I built, but a good friend has one with his GK2 and Vandy speakers.
The Soraya was a very clean, almost surgical amp with no vices to speak of and no sibilance or fatigue issues. It really needed a tube preamp to give of its best.
The later amps, since the early NAKSA 70, were designed to avoid a preamp and deliver a very pleasing, almost tubey sound from digital sources.
The SAKSA builds on this, adding very strong bass and a very unstressed presentation, particularly at lower levels. It has very good detail - not quite as much as the Soraya - but you can listen to it for hours within needing to get up and walk away. It is very powerful since I doubled the power of the output stage, and it is very good for punchy music, such as rock and large orchestras.

BTW, the flagship of the marque is now the Maya, which starts at 180W and goes up to 250W. It is far superior to the 2007 Soraya; different completely throughout, including the 2x480W output mosfets, which frighten the ceiling in most listening rooms!

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Hugh
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Old 20th July 2016, 02:26 AM   #355
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Great to hear this news, Hugh.

As you know, I am delighted with the sound of my NAKSA 80s (slightly de-rated ... so DC rails are a bit lower than stock), which are driving my Maggie mid panels (3.2 ohms) and ribbons (2 ohms).

On the 4 ohm bass panels I still have my early Soraya modules so - thinking ahead to my next upgrade - what do you suggest I should replace these with? SAKSA 85 ... or the lowest-power Maya (as I certainly don't need high power)?

Bearing in mind the following constraints:
1. I need 2x mono PCBs (one in each amp case).

2. to fit onto the current heatsink, the PCB cannot be any longer than the N80 PCB. (Although if this really is a problem, I could build a new case, to fit different heatsinks?)

And would your recommendation change if I said the bass panels were 2 ohms instead of 4 ohms? (I am thinking of getting my Maggie bass panels re-wired with Magnepan's new foil - rather than the old round-wire. According to someone who has just had this done, the improvement in SQ is amazing ... trouble is, this will halve the resistance! )


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Andy
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Old 20th July 2016, 04:22 AM   #356
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Andy,
You are in a great position to see me at my home and compare the NAKSA with the SAKSA...... I have both here, and when I'm ready to send it round for audition/review, you will be invited to have a comparison. Then you will be able to know, rather than listen to my views - which I try to be honest, but it is not the same as a real listen for yourself.

On the 2R issue, I may have an answer for you. A 40A mosfet on the output stage would delivered stupendous current drive - as it does on the Maya (they are 69V and 48A devices and I'm planning an even bigger.) With your 2R ribbons, I would not believe they will need more than about 15A max, in which case the SAKSA would be fine and the NAKSA is actually not far off.

Ciao,

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