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Old 22nd August 2002, 05:11 PM   #1
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Question Amp reccomendations?

Which Pass amp would you reccommend to power a full range speaker system; each speaker consisting of a Raven R1 Tweeter, 2 4.5 Eton Mids and 2 Seas 8" Woofers. It has a sensitivity of 93dB, in 6-8 ohms. (Don't remember off the top of my head).

Monoblocks are fine with me.

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Old 22nd August 2002, 07:12 PM   #2
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XA200's ship in September. I believe they would do a
good job
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Old 22nd August 2002, 09:08 PM   #3
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Talking I wish

Being a starving student, (with an expensive hobby), I would have to sell one of my kidney's to be able to afford that

. . . anyone know the going rate for a good kidney???

How about a good diy amp, such as the aleph 5? Is this well suited for a full range speaker in a HT/music environment.

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Old 22nd August 2002, 10:41 PM   #4
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How about an Aleph 2? More neutral, more power.
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Old 22nd August 2002, 11:09 PM   #5
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hmm.. 93dB sensetivity is decent - you may not need so much power depending on how loud you like to listen. I spent some time contemplating Aleph 3, Aleph 5, and Grey Rollins' Aleph-X (not quite the same as a real X amp, but till The Man himself releases a DIY X-amp schematic, I think we can make due, especially since the Aleph-X has had a good deal of input and guidance from Zen Master Pass ). I finally settled on the Aleph-X... just waiting for parts now, and the time to actually assemble it!

If you're feeling adventurous, the Aleph-X looks pretty good, and <i>should</i> sound better than the '5, but it's takes a bit of faith to wander into such freshly charted territory. If your engineering skills aren't up to the challenge of tackling a brand-new design, you will probably want to stick with a proven amp. check out mefinnis' Aleph 5 thread... very nicely built, and he's got a good source for affordable heatsinks.

Any way you go, I'm sure you won't be disappointed with any of the Alephs.
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Old 23rd August 2002, 02:24 PM   #6
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If I earn good $$$, I might buy one of Pass X amps.

Otherwise, I would go for diy amp of nice sound. If this
is possible by a simple design and easy construction, I would take it.
Furthermore, if the design is by Pass, ...

Why not Zen V2 or V4?
O?... Yes, I do recommend them unless Pass insists
on Aleph 2 for matching with your speakers.

Hope this will help.
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Old 23rd August 2002, 06:07 PM   #7
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Zen V4 (Penultimate Zen) would be up to the task
equivalent to an Aleph 3.
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