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    Looks like they've beefed up their products a bit. Does this one have balance issues at low volumes like the original Nova?
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    These are the guts of my diy passive integrated amp.
    Make it simple...Make it better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    Looks like they've beefed up their products a bit. Does this one have balance issues at low volumes like the original Nova?
    Not that I have heard, and I keep the volume between 9 and 11 mostly. I know they changed the amps to IcePower for the new Nova and Grand Integrated, and a chip amp for the Decco, not sure what other changes were made.

    Am looking at the new Nova now for the HT, torn between that and a W4S Mint. If I get it i'll be sure to pop the top and show the guts of that one to, though the only difference should be the amp.

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    I'm currently using a Mint, it's a nice sounding unit and should be a step above the new Nova.
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    Soundlab M3PX
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    Dared MC-7P, stock:

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    And after I upgraded the coupling caps:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstmar01 View Post
    Very nice BAT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Very nice BAT...
    Thanks! Not sure what happened to my pictures as it got upside down and I'm missing some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstmar01 View Post
    Thanks! Not sure what happened to my pictures as it got upside down and I'm missing some.
    I just flipped the old laptop over.... Nice BAT Chris!
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    Nudies from my equipment collection:

    Classé CA-300. Instead of the typical 4 beer can sized caps seen in most amps, Classé opted for thirty-six 4,700µF caps, stacked in two tiers under the pre/driver PC board, for a total of 162,900µF.


    Classé DR-10


    Classé CP-50


    Phase Linear 400 Series 2


    SAE Model 2400






    SAE Model 2300


    Denon POA8300


    Adcom GFA-1






    Pioneer SA-7100 (baby Pioneer)




    Outlaw Audio M200


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    Excellent pics Glen! I actually saw something in the Phase Linear picture that shows an item I have on a Soundcraftsmen amp. Looks like a starburst shaped sleeve that's on the little capacitors??? Are they for cooling? That Outlaw Audio M200 amp looks like it would be sweet for a center channel amp.
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    The things you describe are indeed heat sinks, to dissipate heat. They are usually found on transistors and/or integrated circuits (i.e., active devices) that dissipate some heat, not on capacitors. Some power resistors will have a similar structure, typically built in to them.
    all the best,
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    McIntosh MC 2120 bi-amped
    Into JBL L123 drivers
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    POLK RTA-12C'S W/ RDO194 TWEETS, clarity ESA caps mills risistors (full mod)
    MIT exps2 speaker cable

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    Thanks for the info mrh, I looked closer at Glen's pic of his Phase Linear and the heatsinks are on something that looks more round and flat and not cylindrical like a cap. I really admire how the Japanese made their electronics so well organized under the hood.:). That Pioneer looks beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkie2009 View Post
    Excellent pics Glen! I actually saw something in the Phase Linear picture that shows an item I have on a Soundcraftsmen amp. Looks like a starburst shaped sleeve that's on the little capacitors??? Are they for cooling?
    Yes, the starbust shaped sleeves are heatsinks, placed on the driver transistors to dissipate heat. The top Classe picture and the SAE2400 also have ones that are clearly visible. In the Classé, they're the four fancy black-finned heatsinks standing like little towers on the pre/driver board. In the SAE2400, they're a pair of black L-shaped plates on the pre/driver board. Some of the pics posted by others have similar finned heatsinks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polkie2009 View Post
    That Outlaw Audio M200 amp looks like it would be sweet for a center channel amp.
    They are very versatile, and will work well in a 5.1 or 7.1 system, driving the fronts only for music from the pre-outs of an AVR, driving a passive sub, or center-channel. I have used the M200 to drive a passive pro sub in my party system.
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    Some more nudies:

    Marantz SR19 receiver w/fan-cooled outputs






    Yamaha C-60 preamp


    Nikko Alpha 2000


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    Classé CA-301


    Classé Omega Omicron


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    I love me some transformers and the pair in the Omega Omicron... *drool*
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    I may have an addiction... RTA-15TL, SDA 2, LSi25, LSi15, LSi9, LSi7, LSiCx2, LSiFX, LS/FX, RT/FX, DSW MP2000...and that's just the Polks...

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    Not mine. Audio Research VT200MKII.
    My buddy's shop recently got one in on consignment. I listened to it tonight and am SERIOUSLY considering selling my dirtbike to fund it.

    And yes...that's *8* *pairs* of 6650Cs.



    They had it paired with an Audio Research SP9 MKIII Hybrid tube pre...

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    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
    I may have an addiction... RTA-15TL, SDA 2, LSi25, LSi15, LSi9, LSi7, LSiCx2, LSiFX, LS/FX, RT/FX, DSW MP2000...and that's just the Polks...

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    Just because I love looking inside of it: Stello DA100 Signature DAC

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    Denon DP-59L

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    Audiosource AMP100, 60W x 2/ 150W bridged.







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    What is the make and model amp pictured ?
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    My new custom Gary Dodd amp using Hypex modules on a balanced power supply, both with separate switches; 200wpc 8ohm, 400wpc 4ohms and no noise.

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    Saweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
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    Thanks! I love the simplicity of it!

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    Man just goes to show can't judge an amp by it's appearance. That thing looks like a knock off adcom

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    That thing looks like a knock off adcom
    Thats because it is a repurposed Adcom chassis with a pair of these http://www.hypex.nl/product/ucd-ampl.../ucd400st.html and a custom linear power supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTGV View Post
    Thats because it is a repurposed Adcom chassis with a pair of these http://www.hypex.nl/product/ucd-ampl.../ucd400st.html and a custom linear power supply.
    Well that explains it completely and by no means was I knocking that amp.. Thanks Fred
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    Forgot about this thread, anyways here is my anthem mca5 series 2 just for a look. One power supply for the 2 mains and one supply for the center and rears
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