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Old 6th September 2013, 03:40 PM   #31
dazed2 is offline dazed2  Canada
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Hi Dazed,

Come over Visit our Country..."Its More Fun In the Philippines"

No wonder after so fast selling out the F5T Boards in store, the F5 Turbo Build thread is so quiet. I think everybody is in
marathon preparing the build materials and to add winter is coming which a great opportunity to crack-up the bias.

For me to decide to which version I will do depends on the availability of heatsinks. My litmus (without the sinks specs),
the bigger and Heavier is better.

A profile of 10" in height and 80lbs per mono, I would say Im ready for the F5T V3 with higher rail voltage.
Would you imagine I got these 2 mono for a little over 1,000USD with a high grade of WAF.
Nah... Too Hot Too Humid, bad for class A

I hear you on the big one... thats what I'm building. going for 50V rails
Its going to be Hot, and heavy...
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Old 8th September 2013, 09:01 PM   #32
Triodethom is offline Triodethom  United States
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Errr..... I think we're a few letters short of a pallindrome, here.......!

(Wasn't he the star of that old TV black-and-white Western, starring Richard Boone???)
Have soldering gun will travel ?
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Old 9th September 2013, 04:02 PM   #33
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I spent almost $1200 on my Aleph X monoblocks. I did a lot of casework myself using scrap materials I had lying around. And I got a good deal on many of the PCB and other parts from a member who was selling. So I doubt you can do much better than that for these monsters. The heat sinks and PSU parts were the biggest chunk of the cost I think around $700.
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Old 10th September 2013, 02:22 AM   #34
CanAm Man is offline CanAm Man  United States
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Have soldering gun will travel ?
"soldering gun...." he-he..... well played, three-element Thom....
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Old 10th September 2013, 12:40 PM   #35
Eric is offline Eric  United States
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How much did you spend on your DIY Pass amp?
My first amp was an A40 that I built with over-the-top parts: Black Gate FK Caps, Mills non-inductive wire wound resistors for the output stage, and Shinkoh 1/2w Tantalum film resistors throughout. The total was somewhere near $600 for a stereo chassis.

Each of my Aleph-X monoblocks totals somewhere near $700, but these are still a "work in progress" so this is likely to increase as I upgrade the input caps, replace some old caps in my power supply, and finish off the jFet upgrade to the input differential.

I have a stereo F4 chassis that I am working on with a BA-3 front end with a lightspeed attenuator. This one will probably come in near $400-500 or so.

I also built a stereo ACA with my daughter that probably cost about $120-130 or so.

But the fun, the pride, and the enjoyment: Priceless!
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Old 14th September 2013, 09:38 AM   #36
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$500 on a stereo F5 + a one-channel F5.
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Old 18th September 2013, 02:40 PM   #37
crcook is offline crcook  United States
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Just started an F5. Using the 4U case (on backorder). About US$50 for transformer, $50 for boards, $150 for parts from Spencer and Mouser. Have hardware bits and pieces. Figure you can build a nice F5 in the US for $600 if you are careful. Doubt I can hear the difference in resistors, wires, or PSU stuff. If that is important, you could easily add $200 in tweak parts.
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