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Old 19th July 2004, 04:51 PM   #11
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Default Try Dale LVR Power Resistor

Originally posted by tomchaoda
I already the some of the MPC71 for the source resistors, but some say it is very good sound (as one Japanese Audio Editor greatly recommeded), but I also saw some don't like it!

Personally I used Dale RS-2B wirewound on my Aleph 5 and they are good. To buy more for my Aleph 2 or Aleph X, it cost about USD$1.2+. If the sound is not that much difference, I rather save some of my money....

Apparently, there may have some trade off based on different parts used. The reason I asked is if there is any viewpoint here, then I can make my on view whether to use it or not?


on Aleph 5, how's the sound, in general? I happened to have Aleph 5 using the Dale one and they are really good?


Dale has a line of low value resisitors made for current sensing. They are totally non-magnetic and non-inductive, or close.
The highest value I have found is 0.536 ohms, but they are available in 0.3, 0.2, and 0.1 ohms. The are available in 3 watt, LVR-3 AND 5 watt LVR-5.
As a plus they are 1% too, and run about a dollar each. I use them for all current source applications and also as the dampening resistors on the output.
These re the best I have found.

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Old 19th July 2004, 06:20 PM   #12
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the sound of my 5 is actually very good (doesnt help motivating me building the X whos components are gathering dust )
It sounds very natural, fast, with deep bass (not the fastest or dryest I heard) and very clearly shows changes I make to the rest of the chain although the pairing with my speakers (Thiel CS6) theoretically isnt even near the ideal. I also run it with a bit more ac-current-gain (to get the specified 90 watts@4Ohms) and bias (2.5A)

Of course I can only compare it to the amps I heard in my system and I think you can build the Aleph5 in many different ways wich will all sound alike but not the same.

een ooievaar is geen konijn want zijn oren zijn te klein!
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