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Old 19th December 2004, 09:27 PM   #11
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im holding my credit card just waiting to see what commercial line of amplifiers analog_sa comes out with. with his vision, they must be AMAZING. and ill bet he charges competitive prices as well...
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Old 19th December 2004, 09:30 PM   #12
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analog_sa,

..................to add to Mr.Pass's comments there is built in redudancy hence making it a more reliable product, a hallmark of Pass Labs designs.
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Old 19th December 2004, 09:32 PM   #13
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To give credit to analog_sa, he makes a perfectly good point,
I just don't think it happens to apply to moi.....
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Old 20th December 2004, 03:49 PM   #14
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Nelson's commercial amps and GENEROUSLY shared designs speak for themselves on their brilliance and quality!

If I recall correctly, time and again Nelson has suggested the judicial use of high dollar components where it really matters.

It seems one of the hallmark's of a good engineer is to understand the practical balance between sonic gains with diminishing returns and commercial practicality.

Surprising how many of us DIYer's over build in some areas and cobble together in others.

Still never would have considered computer ribbon cable as decent enough for great sound quality. It definately keeps the build looking clean and organized.

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Old 20th December 2004, 04:13 PM   #15
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I don't see where the beef is.

Pass Labs products have always been well engineered, which is about picking the correct part, not necessarily the most expensive one.
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Old 20th December 2004, 04:13 PM   #16
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Ribbon cable can very effectively handle many 10's of MHz bandwidhts in your ordinary computer box so they can probably carry a little audio just peachy.
If you want more refinement you can always go for Nelson's kitchen table creations. ;-)
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Old 20th December 2004, 04:13 PM   #17
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Well there's a ringing endorsement. Did you count how many
strands of ribbon cable were being used in parallel? (768)

correction: 640
*ROFLMAO*

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Old 20th December 2004, 06:16 PM   #18
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I remember a while back that Nelson had posted internal pictures of the commercial X-Amps. I was not able to find them through searching and clicking.

Does anyone else remember that thread?

Thank you!

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Old 20th December 2004, 06:59 PM   #19
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David,

There you go...........................

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Old 21st December 2004, 03:26 AM   #20
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Does it help if you compare it to flat cables, such as Nordost?

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