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There is one for sale on u.s. audio mart now.

Which category do I search under? Thanks

 

Edit: never mind, got it thanks


Edited by kothganesh - 5/14/14 at 1:34am
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

By the way, notice you have an F5 clone. Where does one buy/get it?

 

If you don't build it yourself or commission one, you buy it used. Most audio forums, including Head-Fi,  have "for sale" threads. There is always your local audio store (generally the safest). Then there are dedicated audio equipment sites like USAudiomart.com, it's Canadian site, and Audiogon.com (generallly more expensive). Also your local craigslist one or one of the local craigslist aggregators like http://craigfind.com. As a last resort, try ebay but quality is more of a crap shoot. USAudiomart.com currently has a Rawson F5 clone listed for $425USD. Rawson clones are well made and this is a decent price. These amps weigh 22 pounds and should be double boxed, so it can cost a lot to ship them if the wrong shipper is used. 

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Originally Posted by rlawli View Post
 

 

If you don't build it yourself or commission one, you buy it used. Most audio forums, including Head-Fi,  have "for sale" threads. There is always your local audio store (generally the safest). Then there are dedicated audio equipment sites like USAudiomart.com, it's Canadian site, and Audiogon.com (generallly more expensive). Also your local craigslist one or one of the local craigslist aggregators like http://craigfind.com. As a last resort, try ebay but quality is more of a crap shoot. USAudiomart.com currently has a Rawson F5 clone listed for $425USD. Rawson clones are well made and this is a decent price. These amps weigh 22 pounds and should be double boxed, so it can cost a lot to ship them if the wrong shipper is used. 

Thanks. I checked out the Audiomart website and found a couple. BTW, I read on the Audiogon website that the Rawson clones were not "good quality build" but in all fairness that was either a 2010 or 2011 post. Any comments on how/if they have improved?  Thanks again.

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Generally it's the build quality or rather the finish of the box that's not excellent with the Rawson builds because he also made this from scratch but didn't have proper metal working gear.. Technically they tend to be good. If what he did is ethically ok is another matter (Nelson Pass shares the design for the diy community but it's understood that one doesn't turn it into a business, which Rawson did). I ended up purchasing an F5 in Germany after our unfortunate adventure with a builder here on the site. Whatever you do, try to get a list of the material used in the build and a picture of the insides. It should be neat and clean, if you see wires going every which way between the boards and power supply, take a walk. The Rawson builds that I've seen were technically ok though, for what it's worth.

Caveat emptor and think of shipping costs and duties and taxes....
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post

Generally it's the build quality or rather the finish of the box that's not excellent with the Rawson builds because he also made this from scratch but didn't have proper metal working gear.. Technically they tend to be good. If what he did is ethically ok is another matter (Nelson Pass shares the design for the diy community but it's understood that one doesn't turn it into a business, which Rawson did). I ended up purchasing an F5 in Germany after our unfortunate adventure with a builder here on the site. Whatever you do, try to get a list of the material used in the build and a picture of the insides. It should be neat and clean, if you see wires going every which way between the boards and power supply, take a walk. The Rawson builds that I've seen were technically ok though, for what it's worth.

Caveat emptor and think of shipping costs and duties and taxes....

Thanks sir... I saw the amp listed for under $500. With my luck I'll end up paying double for shipment to Chennai including customs:mad: 

 

Edit: hey wait a minute. Just had a brainwave...You have one, I need one..we are in the same sub-continent :biggrin:


Edited by kothganesh - 5/14/14 at 3:30am
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Yes WE are in the same subcontinent....but the amp isn't :-) . I had it delivered to my address in Europe, no sense paying extra for shipping from Germany to India, then dealing with red tape here...only to take it back to Europe end of august when I leave India. Most of my gear is patiently waiting over there in my house. Btw, if it comes from the US you'll need a stepdown transfo for the voltage but that's easy to get. Anyway better running electronic gear behind a stabilizer, at least if the power situation in TN is the same as here in Delhi. But seriously, if you need something from europe that's not too bulky or heavy and cheaper to get there then let me know. Will pm you, going first to the eu then on business to Chennai beginning of june, you're invited to the Italian in the grand chola if you're there then.
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Yes WE are in the same subcontinent....but the amp isn't :-) . I had it delivered to my address in Europe, no sense paying extra for shipping from Germany to India, then dealing with red tape here...only to take it back to Europe end of august when I leave India. Most of my gear is patiently waiting over there in my house. Btw, if it comes from the US you'll need a stepdown transfo for the voltage but that's easy to get. Anyway better running electronic gear behind a stabilizer, at least if the power situation in TN is the same as here in Delhi. But seriously, if you need something from europe that's not too bulky or heavy and cheaper to get there then let me know. Will pm you, going first to the eu then on business to Chennai beginning of june, you're invited to the Italian in the grand chola if you're there then.

Very true mate. First, thanks for the offer but I won't need anything from the EU for now. I have a 100 KVA stabilizer for the entire house. In addition, I run my electronic equipment through a UPS. I have a trusted friend who is into DIY audio who will remove the transformer (if it is 110V) and change it to 220V. I did it for my Zana Deux that I bought from North America. I am very much in Chennai (for now) in the first week of June; will be delighted to meet up.

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post
 

BTW, I read on the Audiogon website that the Rawson clones were not "good quality build" but in all fairness that was either a 2010 or 2011 post. Any comments on how/if they have improved?  Thanks again.

 

The Rawson builds I've seen used quality parts, the board layouts were very clean and so was the soldering. Generally, the biggest differences I've seen between the Nelson Pass First Watt builds and various clone builds has been in the parts layouts. Given the identical schematic, this, in it self, is another art-form of which Mr. Pass is truly one of the masters. To educate yourself on the F5 clone builds and other Nelson Pass circuits that Mr. Pass has donated to the DIY community, check out http://www.diyaudio.com. As already remarked, Mr. Rawson built his own cases which are generally plain, but they are also perfectly adequate, all aluminium and half heat sink. So no, the issue with Mr. Rawson is not quality but that he built and sold enough First Watt clones that he apparently irritated Mr. Pass enough for him to remark on it: something he had every right to do. On the other hand, not everyone can afford a new or used First Watt amp nor do they have the ability to build one themselves. So where do you draw the line? Beats me but to my mind, it's Nelson Pass's line to draw. In any event, Mr. Rawson, to my knowledge, is no longer making First Watt clones.

 

I would note that If you are considering an F5 clone you might also consider an F5 Turbo which, at 50 or 100 watts per channel, may be a better fit for the HE-6s, depending on your listening habits. See http://www.firstwatt.com/pdf/art_f5_turbo.pdf and diyaudio.com.


Edited by rlawli - 5/14/14 at 7:55am
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I had a dream last night: brunk was posting on head-fi... :frown:

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What happened to him?

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I had a dream last night: brunk was posting on head-fi... :frown:

 

Who is brunk?

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Who is brunk?

Well, here's his profile with all his gears he has tried.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/330714/brunk

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Well, here's his profile with all his gears he has tried.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/u/330714/brunk

 

 

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Who is brunk?


Well in the spirit of full disclosure : brunk is a head-fi member well versed with DIY audio stuff. He took payments from quite a few Head -Fi members (i would estimate around 15, I am one of them) for DIY projects in Feb / March 2014 & was not heard from on Head-fi since then. One can only speculate as to the reason behind his disappearance.


Edited by punit - 5/15/14 at 1:01am
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Well in the spirit of full disclosure : brunk is a head-fi member well versed with DIY audio stuff. He took payments from quite a few Head -Fi members (i would estimate around 15, I am one of them) for DIY projects in Feb / March 2014 & was not heard from on Head-fi since then. One can only speculate as to the reason behind his disappearance.

Hmmmm... That's unfortunate. But maybe give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he is too busy building the stuff you guys ordered.
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Hmmmm... That's unfortunate. But maybe give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he is too busy building the stuff you guys ordered.


No he's not, some recent developments have confirmed this. But lets keep this off-topic discussion for PM's & keep this  thread free of any negativity.


Edited by punit - 5/15/14 at 1:47am
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