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Old 12th March 2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default My Class D DIY - gainclone clone

Hi,
After several months of planning, milling, cutting and late night soldering i have finally finsihed my charlize based SMPS (power supply) gainclone project.
I am extremely happy with the results:
1. Sound: Wow, i was previosuly using an Autocraisure 2020 amp running DC. In comparison charlize with SMPS has much tighter base, fuller soundstage and more controlled mids. In fact i am so impressed i will be selling my Linn Aktive based system... see Audiogon soon. As an aside i am using Fostex 83E speakers in a double base enclosure- very fast. My wife keeps commenting on the vibrancy and "live" sound of the system. I could not get my brother to leave last night he was enjoying the sound so much
2. Look: As a professional designer (architect) I was very much driven by the "design of the setup. I was inspired by the 47 labs humpty. The chassis is milled aluminum (black anodise finish). The feet are lathed stainless steel.
3. Parts: All silver internal wiring and cardas connectors. Still considering swapping out the standrds inout caps with some black gate N's.

Thanks to everyone on this forum for all there help. Special thanks to Nuuk and Yeo
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neutrik with silver wire power interconnect
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charlize with heatsink ready for mounting
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Old 12th March 2006, 03:24 PM   #5
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nuuks smps power supply with soft start
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looks good!

what type of smps is that?
some more info?

thanks
marius
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Old 12th March 2006, 03:36 PM   #9
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looks good!

what type of smps is that?
some more info?

thanks
marius

The smps is sold by NUUK. Check out his site and SMPS discussion at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/nuukspot/...clonesmps.html
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I can second that NUUKS SMPS are very good, they work great with the little Tripath based amps

Nice work BTW Neil
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