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Old 6th August 2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default What to Build? Krell KSA50 or Aleph 5?

Hey all, I just picked up one of those cool fancy Class A Chassis from this site and have a fully populated Krell KSA-50 and Aleph 5. I need to decide which one to build.

I already have the Krell KSA-50 Clone (2SA1943/2SC5200 output devices) and am very happy with it. Just finished populating the Aleph 5, and also just traded an unopened AMP10 for a another populated Krell KSA-50 Clone (with MJL21193/21194 output devices)

I am driving Magnepan MGIIIa.

The chassis is here:

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I am quite sure the sinks should be able to take either, if not, I will max the bias to get no more than 60C if I have to. I also have a 20A, 24CT tranny on its way to power the amp. Probably better suited for the Aleph than the Krell.

This one will likely be my "Keeper" reference amp.
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Hey, those cases are heavily inspired by Pass designs, so for me it would be shame to house anything else in there !
Now an X(A) would be even nicer ...
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Yup, I agree. Leaning toward the Aleph.

But I trust I won't offend Papa Pass by putting the Krell in the Pass inspired chassis.

Think the Aleph will drive the Maggies well? Anyone have a Aleph 5 driving a similarly dificult load? The Krell Clone I have drives it nicely.
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I already have the Krell KSA-50 Clone (2SA1943/2SC5200 output devices) and am very happy with it. Just finished populating the Aleph 5, and also just traded an unopened AMP10 for a another populated Krell KSA-50 Clone (with MJL21193/21194 output devices)

Build the Aleph. You don't need 2 KSA-50's. They both have different sounds.
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