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Old 24th August 2002, 06:56 PM   #1
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Hi all you folks, i ask for your competence for the Hiraga amp "the monster" that seems to me to be a interesting and simple amp. As anyone of you ever builded it? I'm interested to study a mosfet version to use it as car amp to economize to PSU. Any comment is welcome.
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Old 24th August 2002, 09:12 PM   #2
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I've built this amp and i think it is very good. I don't know about a car amp though, it draws quite a bit of current Anyway if you do want to build it here's some tips: If you built this please be sure to bypass the biasing circuit of the input cascode with some good caps (or give it a really good regulator), this makes it sound quite a lot better. This is a very fast amp and to my experinece it is best to give it a psu that is build up with a large number of smaller caps in stead of one large one, a pi filter works very well and series resistance in front of the rectifier (0.33/47 OHMs) will do good as well. In the case of the mosfet version please have a look at goeff's excellent website. He has got the original articles printed there and hiraga did look at mosfets as well, there's a pcb layout to.

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goeff's excellent website. He has got the original articles printed there and hiraga did look at mosfets as well, there's a pcb layout to.
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Thanx. A lot of interesting stuff there.

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Very cool article on the Musical Fidelity A1
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Which article on the A1 you mean? There's only the A1's circuit at Geoff's site.

Or you mean the link at Mark Hennessy’s site? His is really an excellent comment on the A1.


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Hi,

here in Munich a lot of guys had built these around 1990, as well as the pure bipolar version "Le Classe A".

Personally, I prefer the "Le Classe A", for it does the PRAT (pace, ryhtm, and timing) thing much better, in a way otherwise Naim does. "Le Monstre" OTOH is smoother in the mid to treble region, sounding more "High End Stereo".

Where the Monster excells, is when driving 100dB horn speakers. It can be viewed as a viable alternative to a single ended triode design.

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Which article on the A1 you mean? There's only the A1's circuit at Geoff's site.

Or you mean the link at Mark Hennessy’s site? His is really an excellent comment on the A1.


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Mark's article.
Sorry for the confusion.
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