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Old 3rd October 2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if maybe Nelson or someone else had any idea if a used Aleph's age can be determined by the serial number. I know they enjoyed about 5 year run and I thought there might be a way to determine which year of manufacture it was by S/N.

I also understand that Volksamp built these for Pass Labs so maybe they are the only ones with the info.

Anybody know what serial number the first Aleph 30 was? One I've seen is 11486, is this earlier or later run?

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Old 22nd December 2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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I was just wondering if maybe Nelson or someone else had any idea if a used Aleph's age can be determined by the serial number. I know they enjoyed about 5 year run and I thought there might be a way to determine which year of manufacture it was by S/N.

I also understand that Volksamp built these for Pass Labs so maybe they are the only ones with the info.

Anybody know what serial number the first Aleph 30 was? One I've seen is 11486, is this earlier or later run?

Thanks in advance

H9


Mine is s/n 11479 and I would also be curious of the age.
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Old 22nd December 2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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The oldest Aleph 30 is approaching 9 years. 11XXX numbers are probably
'02 or '03.

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Old 11th February 2009, 04:19 AM   #4
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A quick bump for another quick question.

Finally got a pristine Aleph 30 and it's a superb sounding amp....as if people didn't already know that .

In some pics (not sure but they may be illustrations) it looks like the heat sinks are slightly different. Were there more than one type (shape) of heat sinking used on the Aleph 30?

The pic shows what appears to be a section missing in the middle and more of and "X" wing pattern

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The one I own has different heat sinking. This could be a simple difference between an illustration and an actual pic.....because the same type of pic as above (or illustration) is shown on the owners manual.

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Just wondering

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Old 11th February 2009, 04:48 AM   #5
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There were 2 pics in the above post........where'd the first one go?
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Old 11th February 2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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There were 2 pics in the above post........where'd the first one go?

Here it is.

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Old 11th February 2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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The sink with the fins pointed up was at the end of production -
they were borrowed from First Watt.

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