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Old 25th February 2003, 04:12 PM   #31
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It will be OK, since you can't play loud music, as I remeber your neighbours complaining.
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im in the process of moving...

in april, i will be living in a 3 bedroom, 2600 sqare foot house, (not uncluding finished basement), with just one other guy. it will be great.
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Old 25th February 2003, 04:16 PM   #33
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When Dave(planet10) first showed them to me I was doubtful as well, but after using them for awhile in a prototype, I became convinced they work well. I have tested them against several different types of speakers, abeit nothing difficult, and the amp performed very well. They actually end up putting out 28VDC after rectification with the amp playing at a moderate level. I would say they are closer to 22VAC with the light load the chips put on them. When hooked to my father's AMTs and Klipsches they can really crank(of course, the Klipsches are very sensitive), but the amps never got very warm.
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I am using 120 VA per channel and I expect it to work just fine. The original amp, AFAIK, uses 170 VA for stereo amp and twice that when adding another "Power Humpty". You will be somewhere in the middle.
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It is fine, although as I remeber Stereophile review they noted that 170VA supply was a limiting factor to the amp. But I think it all depends how much you want to push it.
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ok, so between the 24-0-24 5A from all electronics, and the one from apex, the apex one would probably be better?

this is just my first attempt at this, its the budget revision

i got everything surplus, and spend $20 for 2 amps. Panasonic 50V caps, allen bradley 1% resistors.
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Old 25th February 2003, 04:27 PM   #37
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Well, I just talked to Steve as I wanted to order some more of the transformers and he is out of them. Bummer
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hum, yeah... ill probably not push this, being as its just a prototype.

ill go with both, and just test them out. i already put the order through with all electronics. and i need a few things from apex anyway.

you know, i can honestly say, these old aiwa speakers arent that bad. granted, they are probably being thrown more power than ever expected, but when REALLY driven, they start to sound reasonable! its incredible. nowhere near my other speakers, but i'm not about to reach back there and unhook them to try them out. too many damn wires.

i think if it was original with a single 170VA for 2 channels, i should be good with 120VA on each channel. thats almost what the power humpty is.

am i correct that the VA rating of the all electronics one is around 240VA?
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looks like it makes that decision easy!

eh, i already ordered the others, so ill just use them for now.

any idea why im getting a little bit of popping and clicking every so often? its most noticable when the speaker is louder. its not BAD, but if you really really listen for it, it just gets a little bothersome after awhile.
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Could be several things. Is it happening on one channel or both?
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