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Front Panel Express has given away 11 or 12 amps to us Head-fier's at the meets held there at their facility. Did not find a thread so thought I would get one going. Still very anxious to hear impressions of the amp given away yesterday at the Seattle Meet at Front Panel Express.


Edited by BIG POPPA - 1/25/12 at 3:43pm
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Yup, I'm one of the lucky few to own this bad boy. Not listened yet but when I do I'll give some of my non expert impressions. I'll take some pics of it to share tomorrow.

EDIT: Added a couple pics. Oh, and Ive had a listen with the MS1000 and it sounds superb. More listening to come smily_headphones1.gif

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Edited by pseudohippy - 1/23/12 at 7:44am
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I got one also. I actually plugged it in last night, it has some pretty good power to it, actually powers my LCD-2 (not as good as some but wow)! I'm running it in a bit right now, will give some impressions on it once I get a chance to try it out some more.

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Hello Headfiers, if you have any questions about these little gems, feel free to post here.

 

-Paul

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Hi Paul..

Any chance another (perhaps limited) run of the amps will be made and available for sale?

 

I have the worst luck when it comes to raffles.. frown.gif.

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There will certainly be another raffle at the next meet, though I think we will split the difference between 2010 (1 awesome amp) and the ten I built for this go round.

 

I can also share the PCB express design also if you wanted to order boards and build one.
 

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Hi Paul..

Any chance another (perhaps limited) run of the amps will be made and available for sale?

 

I have the worst luck when it comes to raffles.. frown.gif.



 

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Thread Starter 

Listening to the amp right now. Hooked up to my Ipod and some HD280's. Listening to AC/DC For those about to rock. I can hear everything. Great clarity and detail. Bass is not bloated. Awesome Raffle prize.

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Just found out that Ken at Revolution Power has the Mickey Mouse Plug to IEC adapter for about 5 bucks each. So you can hook up some nice power cords to the amp.

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PB:  You are offering "the PCB Express design if you wanted to order boards and build one"....well, given I've never so much as soldered lead to a wire in my life and probably could not DIY a paper airplane, how hard is it to build one and would you also supply the casing and parts list?  How much $$ would it be and how long would it take to finish one myself?

 

Step by step instructions, too?  confused_face_2.gif

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Originally Posted by Wharfrat View Post

PB:  You are offering "the PCB Express design if you wanted to order boards and build one"....well, given I've never so much as soldered lead to a wire in my life and probably could not DIY a paper airplane, how hard is it to build one and would you also supply the casing and parts list?  How much $$ would it be and how long would it take to finish one myself?

 

Step by step instructions, too?  confused_face_2.gif



Hey Wharfrat,

 

You can e-mail me at work and I can send you the express PCB file.  The resistor values are labelled on the Express PCB file itself, I can make a little notepad file with a list of the transistors. 

 

Step by step instructions would take a bit of time.  Other than stuffing in the parts, there is an input jack, output jack, and the power transformer, so it's not a bad DIY project.

 

-Paul

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Paul...thanks! 

 

Please PM me with your email address and we will go from there. I don't want to derail the appreciation thread...Have to admit the build you did really hooked me...might as well make it my first DIY try.  I have two mint condition copper cases about the size of a Bottlehead amp that I bought on e-Bay from a DIYer in Canada which I eventually hope to bring into a custom build with Doc B.'s help so might as well start out simple and small...

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