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fezz 17th October 2002 08:24 PM

help a newbie!
hi, i am looking for a simple, good sounding power amplifier to build, perferably i would like it to be class A and to produce about 20Watts of sound.

The main factors for the design is price and complexity. i want it simple and cheap - that is it - appart from the sound quality.


Sparhawk 17th October 2002 08:34 PM

Sounds like you're looking for a Zen.

There are several versions (Zen, Son of Zen, various Zen Variations).

The cheapest and easiest (and most unique?) would be the Zen Lite. The best sounding... well, that's subjective, I would say it's probably the newest variation (Penultimate Zen V4).

CryingDragon 17th October 2002 08:34 PM

Try this
down after the tubes they have lots of schematics.

Kilowatt 19th October 2002 01:56 AM

This ought to do.:) This is usually the place to turn for project info.:D

fezz 19th October 2002 09:44 PM

thankyou all very much, i will probably go for the original zen amplifer due to the support and following of it. as i am new i need all the help i can get!

however i will bookmark the other websites as they look very useful and i may make a few of the designs in the future if my zen project goes smoothly

Les 22nd October 2002 09:19 AM

I to am a Newbiee to all of this, I have just started my DIY ProAc's and I also would like to build an Amplifier to go Whith the speakers. I would like some info on what type of Amp to build ie Amp & Pre-Amp, mono blocks. Power output between say 25-50W.

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