DIY Aleph-X Vs. The real thing? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Pass Labs

Pass Labs This forum is dedicated to Pass Labs discussion.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th May 2006, 08:49 PM   #1
mtj is offline mtj  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
Default DIY Aleph-X Vs. The real thing?

I recall reading someone was going to mail Nelson there DIY Aleph X a while back for him to compare it to the real thing and get some feedback. Has this taken place yet?

What are peoples opinion who have built both a stock Aleph Vs. the X version?

I'm currently building an Aleph 2 and will hopefully build an X in the future but until then I would like to hear some experienced opinions from those that have built both.

Thanks MTJ
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2006, 08:54 PM   #2
MikeW is offline MikeW  United States
diyAudio Member
 
MikeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: North of Boston
I offered, but nelson is a busy man.
The only X amp I have listened to is an X 600.5. I can not compare that to the Aleph-X.
__________________
MikeW
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2006, 09:41 PM   #3
The one and only
 
Nelson Pass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
It depends on the skills of the person building the amplifier.
Commercial product has all the issues worked out and the
amplifier has to run a gauntlet of tests before and after burn-in.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2006, 10:43 PM   #4
MikeW is offline MikeW  United States
diyAudio Member
 
MikeW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: North of Boston
Quote:
Originally posted by Nelson Pass
It depends on the skills of the person building the amplifier.
Commercial product has all the issues worked out and the
amplifier has to run a gauntlet of tests before and after burn-in.

The only person that has sent back my amps is you. Unless everone else is using them to tie up their Donzi's. What are you trying to say?

OK, I did over bias that one amp.
__________________
MikeW
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2006, 10:30 AM   #5
Taco is offline Taco  Netherlands
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Place in the Netherlands
I heard a XA 100 and sonic signature is the same as my Aleph-X (stock Grollins). But I did not a direct A-B comparison.
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2006, 09:29 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
wuffwaff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Ingolstadt Germany
Hi,

I can only compare my Aleph 5 clone to my Aleph-X.
In short:
bass is faster, better controlled
mids are less romantic/bloomy
highs are more precise and offer a bit more information.

The nice thing is that this doesn´t make the Aleph a bad amp. I still enjoy listening to it but, I like the X more.

As a project the X was/is a lot more difficult and it is still not really finished (dc-servo is on it`s way......)

William
__________________
een ooievaar is geen konijn want zijn oren zijn te klein!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How does the DIY aleph X compare the the real thing? JZatopa Pass Labs 21 14th October 2005 09:25 PM
Aleph-X builders LOOK!! HIGH-power (real!) dual Schottky diodes for sale cocolino Swap Meet 11 5th March 2004 08:56 AM
Aleph-X builders LOOK!! HIGH-capacity (real!) electrolytics for sale Peter Daniel Swap Meet 5 20th February 2004 09:45 AM
Real Aleph 2 Insides? Michael Rothacher Pass Labs 6 20th February 2004 01:20 AM
Combing effects: How real in "real" rooms? smeade1079 Multi-Way 3 10th March 2003 12:32 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:21 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2