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Old 2nd October 2004, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default AKSA versus modified unit, a group hearing test inside my appartment

This text is directed to the ones have AKSA amplifiers, and also to the ones that believe in subjective group hearing tests.

The text is a little confused, as confused was realise that kind of test in a non well prepared place to do that kind of work.

Our audio Club is closed because of enormous work beeing done in the street ahead the Club, the cars are not passing to our parking place.

We used some instruments too, microphone, audio generator, AC voltimeter, switches and test materials.

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you should invite some of the writers for german hifi magazines for one of your next sessions.
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Old 2nd October 2004, 11:47 PM   #3
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Default Thank you LOHK, my friends said that the text is heavy

And long...but was very long the test.... this was resumed...the mass using a non perfect place to test is terrible.

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Default Any questions, doubts, non agreements or agreements are welcome

Use the space to tell what you think about amplifier testing.

Wich method is better, the values of hearing, the values of instruments.... this is your forum, having some to say...lets go!

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Old 3rd October 2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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Hi Carlos

Hugh knows more about the ASKA than anyone else and if he says a mod is going to or not going to work I believe him and even if he said the Earth was a cube I'd believe him as he has a honest quality that is rare these days and he really does care that his amps sound their best........ I think he said it somewhere that he doesn't want any under performing ASKA's around.

I think what you have highlighted with your test is that the listening room is a big part of the stereo system and if I understand properly your ASKA being lower on bass was due to the overly bright room bringing out too much top end.

The ASKA is not light in bass but is a bit different in it's presentation than other amps IMO. Mine thumps nicely when it has to and even better now with the Nirvana + upgrade which is still running in.

Sounds like you guys had heaps of fun and I thought with all those guys in there they would have dampened the room for you, unless there were a lots of bald guys :-).

So Hugh's ASKA still the King?

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Default Yes,no more doubts, God save the king!

He really is kind and honest, have proofs of that.

He is the king, and his amplifier is the best i have ever heard.

his amplifier is the number 4158, i have made 4187 units till today.

The best!, having good quality distance from the second in my friends ranking.

Also i had around 200 models from many Japanese, European, American and Brazilian brands...no one coud go close to this reproduction.

I am stopping to test amplifiers...now i think the one to improve is the speaker.

The reference one is AKSA 55

I will be a South America Representative, a great honor to me, Hugh already do not know that, i will ask him.

Carlos
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Old 3rd October 2004, 02:42 PM   #7
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Just break it to him gently as we don't want Hugh to have a heart attack....... we need him alive.
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Old 3rd October 2004, 06:46 PM   #8
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Hi carlos !

"his amplifier is the number 4158, i have made 4187 units till today."

You have built how many amps ? fourthousandonehundredeightyseven ?
I think you gave up very fast...

Mike, having built 13...
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Default Vierthousand ein hundert un achtsich sieben

4187, fourthousanonehundredandeigthyseven, that's it.

And i started to control 2 years before start.... i counted the ones i remember those 2 years.... and i did no remembered all them.

Assembling since 9 years old, the first was one single stage class A.

Now i have 54 years old, 45 years doing amplifiers as a crazy maniac... i decide to stop...i was searching the best...but the speaker was always destructing my evaluations...speaker is a bad element in audio chain.

Lets see the maximum possibility, as i have a very clever and fast way to assemble.... dirty way, without care of appearance, in squared boards, and over the copper, alike one spider... with a confusion mass of some wiring, despite i make conections directly and some with solder flux... some wire remains, as ground wiring, and output transistor wiring too.

Lets see the maximum possible:

2 each day, 45 years.....2 X 365 X 45 = 32850 units maximum.

As you see, beeing a fanatic, i am also lazy....i worked 2 days only each week, doing not two each day....i may be done one each day and 2 each week.

Awfull result....What a shame, working 6 hours a day, because television here is this way.... i could make much more if not lazy.

13 is ein grossen bechiest..... hehehe .... quantity

This way Gottenbourg or Gottenlors factory will "Kaput"

Aufwiderlehsen.

Kamerad

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Hey Carl,

Its good for you that your 45 year quest is finally over. You can go to your god a happy man.

For me your news is a little sad because I started the same quest 3 years ago and have built only 9 and with 6 in the planning stage. Unfortunately my first amp was a AKSA 55 so it looks like my quest was over before it really started.

I'll have to step up the pace a bit if I'm going to build 4158 amps, at the rate I'm going I'll have to live till I'm 1430 years old.

BTW: Out of interest, have you ever used mind altering drugs.

Congratulations crazy Carl.
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