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Old 29th July 2003, 09:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Aleph 5 ... too flat

Hi everyone,

I have just finished my Aleph 5 monoblocks. It seem to be ok but comparing to my Musical Fidelity MA65 Aleph's sounstage is flat. Not much of details and musicality. Better bass but this is not the most important for me.

Does any one have the idea how to solve this problem. Will appreciate any help.

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Old 29th July 2003, 06:47 PM   #2
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Are you running it balanced?
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Old 30th July 2003, 05:20 AM   #3
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no ... unbalanced so far. The pre is Balanced Line Stage but allso in unbalanced mode. But Musical Fidelity is allso unbalanced and it has got much mor space and air. I wonder if i should judge in 1st week of amp's life. Meaby it needs some time to "break in"
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Hi everyone,

I have just finished my Aleph 5 monoblocks.
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Piotr
And where are the pics???

Btw some info on the speakers used may be important, are they a "difficult load".
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My Aleph 3 (but with +/-34V rails R120-R123: 1ohm) sounds flat also. Despite of that it is most beautyfull sounding amp I ever heard.
I have compared it with Gainclone and SET amp. No preamp.
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Old 30th July 2003, 10:21 AM   #6
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u like it ? ... it's just before painting ...
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Did you ground the balanced minus input?
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Old 30th July 2003, 12:41 PM   #8
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no picture ? let's try again ...
yes i did ground the balanced -
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Meaby it needs some time to "break in"
The break in experience is very commonly reported, although
I suspect that it's often the user's ears that are breaking in,
not the equipment .
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The break in experience is very commonly reported, although
I suspect that it's often the user's ears that are breaking in,
not the equipment .

I agree , 100%.
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