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Old 17th January 2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Question Aleph 5: resistors, caps, internal wiring?

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I want to make an Aleph 5. I'm completely new in DIY world so I will probably post a lot of questions here. For starters I have a question about the components that should be used in the amplifier. I saw Mr. Nelson used Dale resistors, and now I would like to know good and bad points of using better resistors (RIKEN). One Dale resistor is $0.40 and Riken is $2.40. Same thing for capacitors. What do I get if I use Black Gate electrolits (220uF)? Or maybe something different. Please tell me your opinion. Let's say I'm not limited with finances and I want the best out of Aleph 5 design. All suggestions are welcome!
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Old 17th January 2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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Read this article by NP and youll feel enlightened

http://www.passdiy.com/pdf/mos.pdf

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Old 17th January 2004, 08:22 PM   #3
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If you do a search on the forum, you'll find a number of threads that will discuss the pros and cons of most of the different components that go into the Alephs and other amps.
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Old 18th January 2004, 12:38 AM   #4
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or you could contact kristijan, check his site , he's in croatia too.
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Old 18th January 2004, 04:10 AM   #5
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Default it's the circuit that counts!

the good thing about the Aleph circuits is that you don't need to
build them with exotic parts for them to sound great!

(at least that's my opinion)
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Old 18th January 2004, 08:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: it's the circuit that counts!

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the good thing about the Aleph circuits is that you don't need to
build them with exotic parts for them to sound great!

(at least that's my opinion)

This goes for any of the passdiy constructions....actually a part of the beauty of them

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Old 18th January 2004, 08:35 PM   #7
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I'm not an expert, but from what I understood (by reading here and there) the most gain comes from a good power supply and being able to increase the bias a bit (requires good cooling).

I myself did use some above average components as well
(caddock power resistores, vishay/dale resistors, big tritec coils, BG caps, BCC elcos, beefy toroid, Kimber wiring and plenty of WBT eye candy), however this makes it a lot more expensive.
Still don't know if it really matters much.
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Still don't know if it really matters much.

Probably doesn't, but it shure feels/looks good and makes us sleep well at night
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Old 19th January 2004, 11:17 AM   #9
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Probably doesn't, but it shure feels/looks good and makes us sleep well at night

I tought so.
I think I got a picture now. I'll just use some mid priced elements. Thanks everyobody for comments.
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Probably doesn't, but it shure feels/looks good and makes us sleep well at night

But I always use a bottle of Cabernet for that
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