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Old 6th August 2010, 08:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by BigguyZ View Post
Originally Posted by sreten View Post
Amazon.com: Behringer A500 Reference Studio Power Amplifier: Electronics


Try pricing up all the parts for a fascimile of the above .... ouch .....

But is that a good amp? It seems to me, you can buy an amp kit for $70, get a torroid for $63 from PE, and then buy some raw aluminum for about $80. Add some machine screws, the necessary plugs/ posts, and you end up at about $300. Yes, more expensive, but not much more. And is the quality better than the Behringer?

$70 for 2 x 300W amplifier kits ? a big enough transformer is nearer $100,
Raw aluminium ? do me favour, nice box and nice big heatsinks - $150 if
you are lucky, and you've still got loads to buy, led meters, power supply
caps, etc etc .... two nice big knobs ? $30 ? $50 ?

If your building a high power amplifier using bipolars again it is simply worth
buying the above simply for the all the bits, used or broken even better.


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