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  • #31
    I would think the Statements might be a bit much if concerned about neighbors.

    What about building a UCD or N-Core amp? World class performance.

    I know you want to build the amp, but if you decide to go with factory stuff, some great gear can be found for about a third what it cost new at US Audiomart and Audiogon. You could also mod that stuff.
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...khanspires-but
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...pico-neo-build
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...ensation-build

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Kornbread View Post
      I would think the Statements might be a bit much if concerned about neighbors.

      What about building a UCD or N-Core amp? World class performance.

      I know you want to build the amp, but if you decide to go with factory stuff, some great gear can be found for about a third what it cost new at US Audiomart and Audiogon. You could also mod that stuff.
      What are these UCD and N-Core amps you speak of?

      Looking into Audiomart and Audiogon now.

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      • #33
        Hypex Electronics. You will need to Google it as we can't link to anything that might be considered a competitor. Their modules are used in some very expensive esoteric gear.
        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...khanspires-but
        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...pico-neo-build
        http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...ensation-build

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        • #34
          Originally posted by djg View Post
          The Nephila I've never heard, Wolf's designs are well received.
          Fixed, there is only one I in there...

          Thanks for the support, djg!

          MrGarison:
          Only things I can offer on sound differences are that these are really apples vs. oranges in style, type of design, and goals. Bookshelf vs. floorstander, TM vs. MTM, 4.5" vs. 6" drivers, etc. I'm guessing the sensitivity is about the same being an MTM on the smaller pair. While I know what I would pick, I am indeed biased, and it's ultimately your call.

          Later,
          Wolf
          "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
          "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
          "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
          "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

          *InDIYana event website*

          Photobucket pages:
          http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

          My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Wolf View Post

            Fixed, there is only one I in there...

            Thanks for the support, djg!

            MrGarison:
            Only things I can offer on sound differences are that these are really apples vs. oranges in style, type of design, and goals. Bookshelf vs. floorstander, TM vs. MTM, 4.5" vs. 6" drivers, etc. I'm guessing the sensitivity is about the same being an MTM on the smaller pair. While I know what I would pick, I am indeed biased, and it's ultimately your call.

            Later,
            Wolf
            "SOLD, to the talking wolf!"

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Wolf View Post

              Fixed, there is only one I in there...

              You spelled it wrong.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Kornbread View Post
                Hypex Electronics. You will need to Google it as we can't link to anything that might be considered a competitor. Their modules are used in some very expensive esoteric gear.
                MrGarison - I know most of this thread is about speakers, but if you are interested in DIY amplifiers that is less of a focus on this forum (although there is good info here) and more at diyaudio.com.

                Those Hypex amps get great reviews but there a lot of other options too. Parts express sells a lot of amp boards that you can use. One new board that PE doesn't have yet is the TPA3255. Also, diyaudio.com has kits where you can build the amps by buying the PCBs and populating the whole thing. They have PCBs, Kits, etc. (I don't know a lot about the details, because building an amp is over my head, but I can see that they have a lot of valuable information and resources.)

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by a4eaudio View Post

                  MrGarison - I know most of this thread is about speakers, but if you are interested in DIY amplifiers that is less of a focus on this forum (although there is good info here) and more at diyaudio.com.

                  Those Hypex amps get great reviews but there a lot of other options too. Parts express sells a lot of amp boards that you can use. One new board that PE doesn't have yet is the TPA3255. Also, diyaudio.com has kits where you can build the amps by buying the PCBs and populating the whole thing. They have PCBs, Kits, etc. (I don't know a lot about the details, because building an amp is over my head, but I can see that they have a lot of valuable information and resources.)
                  Thanks! Yea, I've been lurking around the 3255 threads. Overwhelming amount of information.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by djg View Post
                    You spelled it wrong.
                    I'm sure that was tongue in cheek, because I didn't spell it wrong. A nephila is a Golden-Orb Weaver species of spider, known for the golden webs they weave. Hence the name in reference to both color and sound. Just in case anyone else is wondering...

                    Later,
                    Wolf
                    "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                    "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                    *InDIYana event website*

                    Photobucket pages:
                    http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

                    My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Wolf View Post

                      I'm sure that was tongue in cheek, because I didn't spell it wrong. A nephila is a Golden-Orb Weaver species of spider, known for the golden webs they weave. Hence the name in reference to both color and sound. Just in case anyone else is wondering...

                      Later,
                      Wolf
                      Yes, I know you use obscure names, just joking.

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