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Old 11th February 2009, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default Any reports on Solen AP-016 2 way amp

"audiophile grade 2-way monitor amp...Using all polystyrene / polypropylene caps, etc"

AP-016A
2way Amp 80w + 30w 2KHz xover
AP-016B
2way Amp 80w + 30w 2.7KHz xover
AP-016C
2way Amp 80w + 30w 3.5KHz xover..


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Old 11th February 2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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I saw & heard one briefly on an MTM with CSS WR125ST + ribbon (IIRC). The demo was overshadowed by a single FR125STeN in a 7 liter aperiodically vented box (can't blame that on the amp)

The concept is really good (althou in a speaker box is not the best place for an amp microphonics-wize). I just wish they had more versatility in terms of the XO. They are aimed at "traditional" 2-ways... i'm more interested in XOs 200-400 Hz.

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Thanks Dave:
I'm guessing that the 3 separate models w set freqs, is a manufacturing/economic choice. And it's definitely a limitation.
I wonder ( if like other active crossovers ) that the freqs are set by resistor values that could be swapped out?
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I wonder ( if like other active crossovers ) that the freqs are set by resistor values that could be swapped out?
Depends on the XO topology. I wouldn't buy one without a schema provided so that it could be done... someone should write Solen & ask...

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Old 11th February 2009, 06:58 PM   #5
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Personally I am very reluctant to buy anything "unheard" even at the < $ 100 price point - short of a lot of positive reports
The "A" model w the 2Khz point is the only one has possible interest ( to me ).
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