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post #2626 of 3232
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

 

Its the latest in what a desktop version of the O2 might have been:

 

Going on record to say that I've wanted to buy one of these since before nwavguy disappeared and ruined all our lives. All I wanted upgraded over the portable design was simultaneous stereo pass-through on the rear not affected by the volume knob. I never expected it would lead to such a wait. My kingdom for this!!

post #2627 of 3232
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Originally Posted by Luminair View Post
 

 

Going on record to say that I've wanted to buy one of these since before nwavguy disappeared and ruined all our lives. All I wanted upgraded over the portable design was simultaneous stereo pass-through on the rear not affected by the volume knob. I never expected it would lead to such a wait. My kingdom for this!!

 

For lovers of objective stuff some of the posters here sure have a sense of theatrics ;).  

 

When I get back to Europe this summer I'm gonna build myself a ß22 amp, that'll be a nice complement to my HE-6.

post #2628 of 3232
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

 

For lovers of objective stuff some of the posters here sure have a sense of theatrics ;).  

 

When I get back to Europe this summer I'm gonna build myself a ß22 amp, that'll be a nice complement to my HE-6.


Please do make a post on how it works out:):D

post #2629 of 3232

You know that there are more expensive amps that are not as good as the O2 as well.....

 

Seems like the O2 is and has been touted as a good value for the money, me included, and any "better" amps are most always tied to more money.

 

The 02 is very unique when you understand what the designers intent and design goals were.

 

Totally "transparent", nothing added, nothing taken away, great specs, great performance due to critical design and layout.

 

And using the parts that don't break the bank.

 

AGDR's version of the O2 morphed into the ODA improves upon this platform.

 

All the best

Alex

post #2630 of 3232
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

AGDR's version of the O2 morphed into the ODA improves upon this platform.

All the best
Alex

Does this even exist?
post #2631 of 3232
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post


Does this even exist?

There's alot of DIY and soldering required. And the link to that should be a few posts ago.

post #2632 of 3232
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Originally Posted by JacobLee89 View Post

There's alot of DIY and soldering required. And the link to that should be a few posts ago.

It doesn't really exist then, not for me anyway. frown.gif
post #2633 of 3232
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It doesn't really exist then, not for me anyway. frown.gif

It exists alright but -I only gave it a quick look- doesn't look like a simple build at all with soldering on both sides of the board, lots of small components.  You could wait until someone offers pre-built kits -it really looks interesting- but due to the licensing terms on the original the legal status doesn't appear to be 100% clear and I guess everyone's holding off for the time being.  A pity, really.

post #2634 of 3232

Its not a beginners DIY project if you don't know how to solder well.

 

The parts are in the $200 range, ask me how I know...I just totaled them up on mouser.com

 

A case for another $20.

 

A larger AC adapter about $30 or so.

 

And the time and effort in soldering and getting it to work.

 

Alex

post #2635 of 3232
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post
 

Its not a beginners DIY project if you don't know how to solder well.

 

The parts are in the $200 range, ask me how I know...I just totaled them up on mouser.com

 

A case for another $20.

 

A larger AC adapter about $30 or so.

 

And the time and effort in soldering and getting it to work.

 

Alex

Yeah...therein lies the problem.  Stuffing the board is not that hard.  Soldering can be learned.   The problems start if you have to debug things, that requires advanced electronics knowledge, we're not dealing with a simple schematic such as an OTL tube amp here.  But good luck with the build and let us know.  Though I'm not the biggest fan of the original O2 I agree with your remark that there's lots of more expensive but lesser quality stuff on the market.  And agdr's project looks fascinating.

post #2636 of 3232

agdr's worked on his first try....I hope mine goes as well.

 

I am a really anal builder, slow and methodical.

 

I check components before installing and then measure them after placed and soldered as best possible.

 

But I have a strong background in electronics and troubleshooting...you have to be able to understand basic ac and dc

circuit theory to some level to understand where to start, whats not working etc..

 

All that said, this is a really nice step for the base O2.

 

I don't think it will sound that much different, but its specs are "better" and it adds some end user bells and whistles that to some

are really desired, like a 1/4 jack.

 

I am waiting on parts...

 

Alex

post #2637 of 3232
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

 

The parts are in the $200 range, ask me how I know...I just totaled them up on mouser.com

 

A case for another $20.

 

That doesn't sound too bad considering how many more parts are inside that amp.  If you build a regular O2 with equal quality parts it will still cost you ~$80 for a bag of bits from Mouser.  ...ask me how i know :regular_smile :

post #2638 of 3232
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
 

 

For lovers of objective stuff some of the posters here sure have a sense of theatrics ;).  

 

When I get back to Europe this summer I'm gonna build myself a ß22 amp, that'll be a nice complement to my HE-6.

I'll be posting impressions of HE-6 with my B22.  ;)

post #2639 of 3232
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Originally Posted by anthk View Post
 

What is bloating sounding?

It means the sound is not refined or tight.  I guess it would be distorted?

post #2640 of 3232

Let me know, very curious .  It certainly won't lack in the power dept.  How many boards is your build, btw?  

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