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Old 16th July 2003, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default HELP! Aleph 5 For Beginners. Step by step

I want to make a pair of Aleph 2's or a single Aleph 5.

I don't know much about electronics. I know what resistors, capacators, heatsinks, and so forth are. I'm not trying to learn electronics.

I'm a audiophile living on a middle class income. I just got to have an Aleph but I don't want to have to take an electronics course to do so.

so I'm looking for PCB boards and parts list WITH specific part numbers and suppliers.

The following site is a good example but I need the same for an Aleph 5:
PCB layout and Parts Kit

I could probably make the boards myself if someone could explain the process of taking the computer image and transfering to PCB. (I've made pcb boards before, but not from printed plans. You know, the old black tape, preprinted circles,etc.)

Someone should just make an Aleph kit. I'd buy it!
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Old 16th July 2003, 10:12 PM   #2
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used Aleph 5's show up on EBay all the time.

Aleph 2's aren't a beginners project.

Mr. Pass has been more than generous with his ideas and
products as it is. Someone selling kits would be just wrong.

plus, it would probably cheaper to buy one used anyway.

Build a Zen Version 4 amp! gather up all the parts, find some
heat sinks. Read the article. Do It Yourself!!!

That's where the fun is man Join the club! You can do it!!
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Old 16th July 2003, 11:01 PM   #3
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used Aleph 5's show up on EBay all the time.

Aleph 2's aren't a beginners project.

Mr. Pass has been more than generous with his ideas and
products as it is. Someone selling kits would be just wrong.

plus, it would probably cheaper to buy one used anyway.

Build a Zen Version 4 amp! gather up all the parts, find some
heat sinks. Read the article. Do It Yourself!!!

That's where the fun is man Join the club! You can do it!!
I agree with Moe top to bottom. At the very least, you should search through and read what's available on the Pass forum. There are many threads about the experiences of beginner and veteran DIY'ers while building their Aleph amps. You will either be inspired to learn how to make one yourself or be discouraged by what's involved in the process. It's not easy, but nothing worth having ever is.
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Old 17th July 2003, 02:16 AM   #4
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Alephs do sell all the time on Ebay but I've never seen one go for less than a grand.

Not trying to be rude, but I'm not asking IF I should attempt this, but rather, I'm looking for a "prepackaged" type of deal.
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Old 17th July 2003, 02:31 AM   #5
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Alephs do sell all the time on Ebay but I've never seen one go for less than a grand.

Not trying to be rude, but I'm not asking IF I should attempt this, but rather, I'm looking for a "prepackaged" type of deal.

i don't think you will find one

i don't see what the huge deal is about pre-packaged deals
i built 2 things so far .. 1 kit and 1 from scratch
the only problem is ordering from multiple vendors and having to wait ..
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Old 17th July 2003, 10:15 AM   #6
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Alephs do sell all the time on Ebay but I've never seen one go for less than a grand.

Not trying to be rude, but I'm not asking IF I should attempt this, but rather, I'm looking for a "prepackaged" type of deal.
Building your own Aleph5 will also cost you a grand (or more). At least if you use some proper parts (of course sometimes you have special deals for heatsinks, elcos, trafos etc which can save you a $100 or so).

But don't forget you need some tools too (they alone have cost met $500 up to now).
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Old 17th July 2003, 03:34 PM   #7
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Kristijan sells pcb w/partlist for aleph 5. Might help you get started.
http://web.vip.hr/pcb-design.vip/aleph-5.html

Also you might find Mark's site usefull:
http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/mefi...abs/aleph5.htm
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Old 17th July 2003, 05:51 PM   #8
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I'm your typical middle-class guy with modest skills doing what you describe. Building my first Aleph 5 from scratch. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you have to help you along. I know that my fellow forum members have been an incredible help to me so far.

Regards,
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P.S. Please see my most recent post.
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Old 17th July 2003, 06:55 PM   #9
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I'm building an Aleph 5 with boards from Kristijan.
This is not to difficult for someone who has no electronics experience. (Like myself) The problems I encountered were answered on a Dutch forum or right here.
Kristijan is also always kind enough to give a helping hand.

Read this forum carefully and you'll learn a lot!

Good luck!
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Old 17th July 2003, 09:23 PM   #10
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>>Kristijan sells pcb w/partlist for aleph 5. Might help you get started.
http://web.vip.hr/pcb-design.vip/aleph-5.html

No offense, but is this safe? How do I order? I'm leery of using my credit card overseas!

Well it might cost a grand to produce my first amp, I do plan on making six aleph 2's or three Aleph 5's for my home theater -- the savings cost will make up for the tools.
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