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Old 20th February 2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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A few of us are getting together to discuss and of course listen to some amps (oops did I mean music?).

So far, we have MikeW's AlephX, I have a few class AB amps to compare and hopefully a standard Aleph.

I live in Harvard, MA (route 2/Route 495).

I will be providing lunch (or at least my lovely wife Rosie will be).

Feel free to bring a child or two and of course, any significant other. My wife is an artist and has painted the walls of our house... (She has her hobbies and I have mine)

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Dale

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Please email for directions, information, RSVP, and phone numbers.
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Old 23rd February 2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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I just wanted to thank you and your wife for lunch. It was great meeting the guys. Now I can put faces with names. Also thanks for all your hard work with the boards. I never thought you would need more amps. Good luck finishing the Aleph 2's.
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Old 23rd February 2003, 09:39 PM   #3
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I MISSED IT!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!! I had NO IDEA the get together was this weekend???? !!!! Dale, I wish I could have made it. Please email me next time there will be a get together. I've been watching the boards like crazy waiting for it

Hope you guys had a good time and I'll catch ya some other time...later all.

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Old 23rd February 2003, 10:05 PM   #4
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Hi Matthew,

Do you build amps too? We pretty much discussed Aleph amps/preamps. We got to listen to Mike's very nice AlephX.

Maybe, I can be talked into hosting another speaker diy...


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Old 23rd February 2003, 10:24 PM   #5
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Hi! Dale how does the sound of the Alepx X compare to the Aleph 2?
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Old 23rd February 2003, 11:17 PM   #6
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Yes, I've been getting into building amps. I have build an ESP 8 channel lm3886 amp (project 19) and I have two giant monoblocks in the works (collecting parts) and also gainclones eventually. I have two matched toroids for my monoblocks ( probably Aussieamplifiers mono's) and I have 4 toroids for gainclones. :-D I have most of the caps needed too. If we can do another DIY that'd be great...a couple months away is fine...April...May?!! Later!

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Old 23rd February 2003, 11:21 PM   #7
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Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg

I don't know yet. Murphy's law is wreaking havoc on my Aleph2 build. I had a small burr on my heatsink (caused by breaking a tap), and it shorted out the chassis to the amp. I have fixed that problem and now have another channel to finish.

I would have loved to hear them both together. The AlephX sounded quite nice. Very nice mid section. Good bass control and sweet uppers. All in all, a very fine performer.

My preamp was creating some wierd distortions on vocals (at least it was apparent on vocals). We switched to a passive preamp and the sound was quite detailed.



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Old 23rd February 2003, 11:23 PM   #8
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Mathhew,

I have some more Aleph boards if you want to dump those girly-man IC amps...

Sounds like you have been a busy boy...

Yes, my wife says maybe late spring...

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Well, eventually I'll get to the aleph stuff. :-D I'd need to find an adequate heatsink for the aleph 2's. Or whatever you have. Do you have x boards? I have a buddy that bought like 20 heatsinks for aleph x's...so I'm sure I can get some offa him as soon as I get the $$. $$ is hard to come by in my line of work though (student) Let me know what you have, and maybe I'll bring my checkbook to the DIY in late spring thanks

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Old 24th February 2003, 12:20 AM   #10
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Thank you very much to Dale, Rosie and the kids.
Both my son an I had a great time. Quite an incredible place you guys have.

We compared a well regarded AB amp to Mike's Aleph-X, silverline speakers. I also got to listen to a pair of wilson puppy clones that quite frankly blew me away.

With any luck will get to do this again someday.
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