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Old 8th December 2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Aleph-X Compact PCB Group Buy

Hi all,

finally, here it is : the official thread for the Aleph-X Compact PCB group buy.
I have updated the WIKI Page with all the relevant information.
I will repeat here shortly the most important points:
To keep the prices down, I will order upfront a bigger amount of boards (at least 100 Mainboards, 400 Driver boards and 100 rectifier boars). This way, I will be able to keep the prices as follows:
EUR 8.00 for the mainboard
EUR 3.30 for the driver board
EUR 6.50 for the rectifier board

The board will be manufactured as follows:
2 oz. copper
Blue solder mask
White silkscreen

A complete stereo set (2 main boards, 8 driver boards and 2 retifier boards) will then cost 55.40 EUR + Shipment.

I will place my order next week, on December 15th (1 week from today). If, until that moment, an interest for a bigger amount of boards as stated above will be shown, prices will be further reduced (I hope).

I am also organising parts for the rectifier boards. Ordering at least 100 part kits, I will be able to keep the price for the COMPLETE kit at 14 EUR. If you' re interested, please sign up (I have replaced the column for the MOSFETS with one for the rectifier kit).
The rectifier kit will include:
- 4 Heatsinks
- 4 rectifiers FEP30DP from General Semi (equivalent to MUR3020, with lower junction capacitance)
- 1 Weidmuller screw connector
- 4 Film capacitors and 4 metal film resistors

Cheers,

Bruno
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Old 8th December 2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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Hi all,

I miscalculated the price for the rectifier parts kit; actually, I will be able to keep the price at 13 EUR instead of 14. I already corrected the WIKI page.

Sorry to all,

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Old 8th December 2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Hi all,

just a short note to all the members who already stated their interest for the PCBs: please check the WIKI again and confirm/make any changes before December 15th.

Thanks to all and cheers,

Bruno
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Old 8th December 2005, 08:26 PM   #4
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So, if I were to get a stereo set for 55,40 euro, plus two rectifier kits for 26,00 euro, my total would of course be 81,40 euro. What then would shipping be for all of that to USA?

I thought someone somewhere said 11 euro for standard and 17 euro for deluxe shipping, but just making sure.

Perhaps if by the 15th there are enough in the US buying these kits we could have them all shipped to one house in the US and from there they could be distributed via domestic mail.

Right now 3 people in the US are on the list (and one in Canada, whick would save money also on this as long as the package to them isnt more than 3/4 of a pound). If it were shipped to one place and then the two (US) were sent out, the totals would be:

17,00 euro ($19.95) to get the boards to one house
$3.85 priority mail (2 day) to send to one other house
$3.85 priority mail (2 day) to send to the other house
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$27.65 total / 3 = $9.22 for a savings of $10.73 (this of course depends if the price of shipping from europe to here remains 17 euro even with the added weight)

I have tons of boxes and packing material laying around and would be happy doing all of this if you all would trust me... Of course with only 3 US takers it isnt a huge savings or anything but it is still almost 11 bucks. I even came up with an equation for the total per person with x being the number of US (and possibly Canadian) households wanting boards:

Total price per US persoon: ($16.10 / x) + $3.85
3 people = $9.22 ea
4 people = $7.88 ea
5 people = $7.07 ea
...
and so on.
These are some pretty good savings. And these may be a little more in the end depending on the cost from europe to here.

If there is an interest in this like I said I would be willing to help out. Let me know.
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Old 8th December 2005, 09:10 PM   #5
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Hi ron,

it was actually me mentioning those shipment costs, which are valid for a small package up to 1/2 kg (1.1 lbs).

I believe such a weight would be enough for at least 3 stereo sets plus 5-6 rectifier kits, so I do not see any problem in grouping the orders together.

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Old 10th December 2005, 08:23 AM   #6
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Hi all,

well, there' s some news: I' ve been asking some more offers and... if I buy upfront the quantity mentioned in my first post, prices will be as follows:
EUR 6.70 for the mainboard
EUR 2.40 for the driver board
EUR 5.60 for the rectifier board

It means, a complete stereo set (2 main boards, 8 driver boards and 2 retifier boards) will then cost 43.80 EUR + Shipment (instead of 55.40 + Shipment).

The board will be manufactured as follows:
2 oz. copper
Blue solder mask
White silkscreen

AND...

GOLD PLATED PADS!

Cheers,

Bruno
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Old 10th December 2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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Since this pcb set is with outputboards for a high power Aleph-X,
many people will be building monoblocks i guess, in that case you would need 4 of the rectifierboards

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How long time do I get the A-X PCB sets?
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Old 11th December 2005, 07:44 AM   #9
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Hi lancelet (and all!),

I' m going to place the order for the boards on December 15th, and I expect them to be at my place at the beginning of January, 2006. Then, I' ll forward them immediately to all the participants of this group buy.

BTW, I' m going to send payment instructions only on Friday, December 16th. If, by December 15th, there will be orders for more than the equivalent of 50 stereo sets (100 mainboards, 400 driverboards and 100 rectifier boards), I will likely be able to talk my supplier into lowering the prices. That' s why I' m going to send the final payment instructions only on December, 16th.

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Old 11th December 2005, 09:53 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I' m going to place the order for the boards on December 15th I' m going to send payment instructions only on Friday, December 16th.
Why place the order before you get the commitment, and a large part of the money, first ?
Secondly, you should place the order when you are sure the boards will work. Look at the mess they made at some of the other group buys.
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