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Old 8th February 2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Aleph P VS. Aleph L...Questions

I'm not a design engineer but obviously the major differences are that they are balanced and unbalanced designs but if one took the "L" ver 1 circuit and added Q-17 and associated components would there be any performance gains. I am assumming that Q-17 and parts are there in the "P" ver. 2 to allow cross coupling...but what other benefits are there? Or would there be any? Just looking at ways to improve the basic "L" itself.

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Old 8th February 2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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The half of Aleph P1.7 seems to be almost the same as the L circuit,accept that negatie CCS.
I'm no expert here ,but I think that applying this CCS to Aleph L might bring some benefits.

Also if you want better sound than Aleph L build Aleph P.
Even using it unbalanced (negative input grounded and negative output unused) it sounds better than L.Not a whole lot but quite a bit better.Just a couple of mosfets and resistors more ,and still no need for balanced volume control.

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Old 9th February 2004, 01:15 AM   #3
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That is part of what I was wondering. Why don't I just build half of the P instead? For single ended use what benefit does the other half give me?

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Old 9th February 2004, 01:18 AM   #4
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You could feed the preamp single ended and use balanced interconnects to the amps. If there is any advantage to balanced line, you would still benefit here.
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Old 9th February 2004, 07:38 AM   #5
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I think even when used unbalanced in/unbalanced out Aleph P will sound better than half of it.I guess other half brings some improvements,some distortion cancelation,makes it diffrent/better preamp.


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