The sugden a21se was one of the fastest tighest amps I have ever heard . Certainly not soft !!!This differs profoundly from my experience of Class A amplification, and is a very misleading generalisation - certainly not an accurate description of any Pass or Sugden designs I have had the pleasure of listening to - perhaps a "synergy" issue? I've never actually heard any Accuphase gear, though, so perhaps they're a bit more pipe and slippers - cue angry mob of offended Accuphase owners brandishing pitchforks....
That looks fabulous. Did you say £2,000? Is it the most ‘advanced’ Aleph model, as I see he has a single transformer version on eBay, but half the power and designated J?Quick update. The Aleph 5 has already been built by Joe and I will be collecting at the end of the month.
In his words 'it is sounding amazing'
Don’t you wonder why it only lasted three months? It’s pretty puny too, unless you’ve ultra sensitive speakers.yes when he started he used to mention it more blatently but now its more discrete . he really does some great stuff
nice F3 here if anyone interested
It's not broken and it has more power than my Leak 20. Needs reasonably sensitive speakers - certainly not 'ultra sensitive'. I bet it sounds great with the right speakers.Don’t you wonder why it only lasted three months? It’s pretty puny too, unless you’ve ultra sensitive speakers.
yes i often wonder why things dont last if they fly out the door . some owners like the heco direckt seller recently are very honest .folks change their mind i guessDon’t you wonder why it only lasted three months? It’s pretty puny too, unless you’ve ultra sensitive speakers.
I can understand moving on from some speakers, but not why they were bought in the first place! TBF not everyone can hear first, so take a punt.yes i often wonder why things dont last if they fly out the door . some owners like the heco direckt seller recently are very honest .folks change their mind i guess
I do not have knowledge of your P101 MOSFET .. but I do know that many Mosfet amps were biased heavily towards class A .. so my Hafler for example runs quite hot (with massive heat sinks) due to the biasing. I have a love for the Sugden A21 (a great reference point in a shop for comparing the sound of other amps) and whilst it has some balls when I had the Gales I chose the Hafler (due to the low efficiency and difficult impedance load). I guess I could get one now (current speakers are over 90db efficient) but as I love the sound I get I do not feel the need to go chasing.I've heard some good class A and some bad some valve and some SS. Like a lot of things, depends what your preferences are.
I still prefer my MOSFET AB power amps over pure class A for my taste in sound and music.
And scientifically, at least, Watts most definitely are Watts, assuming you are using the same standard to measure them thing is, at modest listening levels most of the time a lot of people are using <10w so really don't need all that much power.
If you like the presentation, then similar amp, higher sensitivity speakers.Another similar amp, but with higher sensitivity speakers, or a more powerful amp?
I do still enjoy my Nord Hypex Class D amp (which puts out 400W into 8 Ohms), which of course has had to go back in that system again, but I am also 100% decided that I prefer the sonic signature of the Aleph 5 than the Nord, so will inevitably want to do something about that when I can save up the funds.
400W of pure Class A anyone?