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Old 1st June 2012, 03:33 AM   #1
Einric is offline Einric  United States
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First off I will start by saying I currently have and Aikido that I am VERY happy with.
I am young enough to have never seen tube equipment on the sales shelf.

I have already ordered a DIY Audio Pass F5 PCB pair.
Now that I am looking into it the heatsinks I will need they are going to be well into $100 including shipping.
My original plan was to build a MOSKido.
Now I am thinking about building a GU50 PP, the funny thing is the OPT's will run about $185 +S&H.

I have no problem building either one but the GU50 PP will be a LOT more compact than the F5.

I'm looking for help weighing the pros and cons here.

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Old 1st June 2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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The F5 is an excellent neutral sounding amplifier which delivers fantastically details sound without a hint of harshness. I would build that if you are having qualms about the price of OT's.
You should be able to get some nice salvaged heatsinks for a fraction of the price you were quoted.

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