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Old 17th October 2002, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 17th October 2002, 08:34 PM   #2
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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).
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Old 17th October 2002, 08:34 PM   #3
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down after the tubes they have lots of schematics.
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Old 19th October 2002, 01:56 AM   #4
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This ought to do. This is usually the place to turn for project info.
- "With power amplifiers, negative feedback is a good thing, and positive feedback can induce destructive oscillation, but with people, positive feedback is a good thing, and negative feedback can induce destructive oscillation"
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Old 19th October 2002, 09:44 PM   #5
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Default thankyou

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
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Old 22nd October 2002, 09:19 AM   #6
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Talking Amplifier

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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