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Old 15th January 2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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Old 15th January 2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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Old 16th January 2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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Hi Valo,

Nice amp you've made there. If I'm not mistaking, it is the original Crescendo from 1982.
I've build it myself to. My first prototype used fans also, but they where making to much noise on low level output. So I bought bigger heatsinks. I'm wondering if your heatsinks are big enough. My heatsinks (150x200x40mm, 0,4K/W) are heating up to about 65C with a roomtemperature of 25C.

How much VA is your powersupply, 4x300VA I guess? Did you use trannies with a secondary voltage of 50VAC? I've had to use two 55VAC secondary's to get a total of 148VDC

And out of what material is your frontpanel made? It looks cool.

What have you used for source resistors? Don't use wirewound resistors, the amp wil be oscillating than. I used 4 x 1ohm/1W in parallel.

It runs perfectly for about 3 years. Sound is good.

Pics of my amp, see:

http://groups.msn.com/BenJanssen/6ka...nw?albumlist=2

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Old 16th January 2004, 02:13 PM   #4
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Hi Bensen

My heatsinks are ok, the temperature are aobut 60C, and the fan is not in use..

Thepowersupply is 4x400VA, It is a overkill and i have problems starting up the amp, My spftsrater is to slow..

I also used 4x1ohm/1w for source resistors.

Frontpanel was med of plexiglass, and I painted it black on one side, gives me the electrocompaniet look

Sorry for My bad English
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Old 16th January 2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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Hi,
as I built a crescendo amp (ME) as well Im just curious how much bias current you setup for your amp.
Do you think the recommended 200mA (for the ME) is the "sweet spot".
Very nice amp by the way, valo.
Looks like a rocksteady thing.

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Old 16th January 2004, 03:09 PM   #6
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Hi joensd,

I've build the crescendo ME also. I use it in a bridge configuration to power my sub.
The bias current is at the moment 200mA. It runs perfectly.

I doubled the output devices to drive the peerless xls12 (8Ohm).

Ciao

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Nice work.
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Old 18th January 2004, 04:11 PM   #8
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Thanx Vivek, an it sounds good to
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Is it the Crescen do 250W Mosfet ??
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Old 21st February 2006, 07:06 PM   #10
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Originally posted by danne_linkinpar
Is it the Crescen do 250W Mosfet ??

140 W I think.. I realy dont remember
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