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Old 30th July 2005, 07:36 PM   #21
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I dunno. The 90's were remake years for music. It would be cool to remake some quality amps again.

Does that qualify?

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Old 30th July 2005, 09:40 PM   #22
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Thats what we are doing over on the KSA-50 thread.


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Old 31st July 2005, 04:23 AM   #23
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And Nelson Pass is going to revisit the Aleph circuit soon with a new model for First Watt. He also used Alephs for certain of the drivers in his Rushmore active, multiamped speakers. So I would say that shows that it still has a place in the new millinium

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Old 31st July 2005, 09:27 PM   #24
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Borrowed a Nikko. Guy says its not that great but should be better then my Pioneer. First words out of his mouth?

" dude, this amp is really wire sensitive top quality interconnects can really make it shine on the right speaker system."

I fantisized about smacking him but instead i left $50 deposit and walked out.
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Old 31st July 2005, 10:40 PM   #25
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ok gonna turn this baby on now.
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Old 31st July 2005, 11:47 PM   #26
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Nikko sucks apples as well. Pioneer 2 and 0 so far against admittedly mediocre competition.
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Hi Madmike2,
What model Nikko is it? Alpha 450's (440's) are bombs. Alpha 220 / 230 can be okay. Adcom would sound better and a Bryston 4B/3B/2B less good than an Adcom. Something like a Marantz 300DC is getting there. Let us know what you think.
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Old 1st August 2005, 12:08 AM   #28
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Nikko na 700. 60 watts or something. Image dissappeared with it. Highs were screaming crispy nasty garbage. Probably something wrong with the amp cause NOTHING can sound that bad. 4 songs and i had to turn it off.
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Old 1st August 2005, 01:35 AM   #29
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Hi Madmike2,
Well, there may not be much wrong with the Nikko. Don't forget they were awfully cheap. I think they delivered good value for the money, but they didn't sound great. I have some Alpha 220 and 230's and they sound similar to yours.

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If you can get it over there, Arcam kit uses mosfets, and doesn't sound half bad either.
It sounds very good, but their newest stuff seems to use Sanken SAP15 darlingtons.

The older Alpha amplifiers were all N-channel MOSFET based though
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