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Old 23rd November 2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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Finalized a seven-pound mono amplifier yesterday. Loud, LOUD L O U D sound for a mono amp and no distotion whatsoever. Its very small-- fits in the crook of your arm-- but it does get awfully hot.

Any advice on further modifications to get the gain down would be much appreciated. Just can't seem to turn it down low eneough to avoid ear-splitting volume levels.

See for yourself:

http://redvelvetcake.typepad.com/pho...img_0021_8.jpg

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Old 23rd November 2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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There's something of a squawk in the upper midrange.

Heartiest congratulations! If it's your first, I can break the news to you: the days of sleep are over.
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Old 23rd November 2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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Congratulations to a great piece of work!
Hope you had plenty of fun "building" it!
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Old 23rd November 2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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Congratulations to a great piece of work!
Hope you had plenty of fun "building" it!

yup definitely not (yet) a DIY project.

be advised however, that the unit's power consumption will increase over time - and if you think it's loud now, wait until it's fully broken in (18-30months)

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Old 23rd November 2006, 09:03 PM   #5
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congrats!

you'll certainly get used to loudness and efficiency of this class.......
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Congratulations!

So how long before you go for the 7.1 surround sound experience?
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Just be glad you only 'built' a mono-block.

If you ended up with a stereo unit, there would be even more cross-talk to contend with.

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Old 24th November 2006, 01:26 AM   #8
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I expect the damping factor needs to be corrected several times
a day.
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Old 24th November 2006, 02:03 AM   #9
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Kofi Annan in: "Seven-Pound Mono Amp"
Congrats Kofi.

When are you planning to expose to soldering gun... and i guess in 15-18 months you'll need a new Mac so the younin' will have their own.

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Old 24th November 2006, 04:48 AM   #10
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Congratulations on your newest acquisition ....These are quite the tempermental units & will require constant servicing....
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