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Old 4th July 2004, 06:12 AM   #1
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Question Class A Amp Info Please!!

Hello all I was wondering if anyone has built one of these Class A Amp Kits from Altronics ???

http://www.altronics.com.au/cat.asp?...p=427&id=K5109

If so what does it sound like and how does it compare to say the JLH Class A Design?

Any info greatly appreciated

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Old 4th July 2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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At the price (17.50) looks extremely good value, the additional
regulated +/-V regulator board is even better value (10.50),
and I recommend you use one per amplifier board.

I have no experience of the amplifier but it seems excellent value.

Compare to :

http://www.williamshart.com/classa.htm

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Old 4th July 2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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Hi Sreten thanks for your reply, the price of the kit is very good I thought compaired to making other class A amps I am going to purchase one kit and the power supply kit for it also and see how it sounds.

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Old 5th July 2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Hmmm.........

Well heatsinking, the case and power supply transformer
and capacitors is going to be a major part of the cost.

I recommend you build a stereo amplifier and share parts.

Heatsinking is very important for class A so make sure this is right.

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Old 6th July 2004, 01:36 AM   #5
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Default Beeing class A, difficult to be bad

Designer must make all the efforces he can, to destroy the quality of one class A amplifier..... normally misadjusted extremelly, you can have at least 1 clean watt.....normally astounding watt!

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Old 6th July 2004, 02:01 AM   #6
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Such perfect sentiment, DX.

Dick Olsher ( www.blackdahlia.com ) said "The first watt
is the most important watt".

Someone on this forum did equally well: "Who cares what an
amp sounds like at 300 watts when it's sh*t at 1 watt?"

This of course was the inspiration in the naming of my new
kitchen-table enterprise.
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Old 6th July 2004, 04:17 AM   #7
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Default Thank you, people told me you are going to develop...

Simple and small amplifiers, is that true?

I am interested..... i was reading Pass A40, but think it is complicated, better to wait your news.

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Old 6th July 2004, 05:13 AM   #8
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First W*tt F1 is 10 watts into 8 ohms. No feedback.
Perfect into Lowthers and Fostex. Only 100 will be
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Old 6th July 2004, 07:32 AM   #9
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The SC 1998 Class A 15W amp is a competent amplifier.

It sounds pretty good, but nothing wonderful, not to be compared to the JLH, for example.

However, it measures extremely well............

Quote:
Not coming to a store near you...
One of the most artful comments this year, NP!

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Old 6th July 2004, 07:57 AM   #10
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Hello Everyone and thankyou for all your input much appreciated I think I might just stick with the jlh class A as there is a lot of support in this great forum for the jlh and a lot of positvie feedback for the jlh
Thanks once again
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