Bass amp - again! (BD-Design)

by Paul Folbrecht, Thursday, September 09, 2010, 20:07 (2686 days ago)

Bert et al,

I'm still looking for a bass amp for my Orphean Compact Ref bass bins (which, by the way, are fantastic!)

I have tried an ICE amp (Bel Canto). Not bad at all, perhaps I should have kept it, but I find the midbass very 'dry' with ICE amps.

Am now using a Rogue 88 KT88 tube amp. 60W ultralinear. Pretty good too, but it has some noise! It seems it is not made for 100 dB speakers.

I am now eyeing some 'vintage' class A solid-state amps like Threshold and Forte.

The Forte Model 4 is 50W into 8 ohms - so probably 25W into 16. Is that enough power?? Would this be a good choice?

If not that, the Threshold 400A is 100W into 8 ohms, 50W into 16. I could go that route but only want to if the extra power is really beneficial. I don't listen too loudly - 95 dB peaks - but my room is very large.

Thanks!

Bass amp - again!

by Gasper, Friday, September 10, 2010, 07:10 (2686 days ago) @ Paul Folbrecht

Hello Paul!

I have NAIM's NAP 135 monobloks for sale. They are doing their job pretty good, but I will go full BD-design (this include BD30). I am selling Naims for 400 Euro plus shipping.

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Best Regards,

Gasper.

Bass amp - again!

by Russell Craig, Friday, September 10, 2010, 11:28 (2686 days ago) @ Gasper

Gasper,

I may be interested in those 135's. is the price for both or per amp.?

Can you tell me how you go about hooking them into a non-Naim system, as I believe there can be some issues with stability.

Also - have you been using them with Naim speaker cable? I believe this is regarded as essential for achieving suitable capacitive loading.

Cheers,
Russell

Bass amp - again!

by Gasper, Friday, September 10, 2010, 12:46 (2685 days ago) @ Russell Craig

Gasper,

I may be interested in those 135's. is the price for both or per amp.?

Yes the price is for two monobloks together. :wink: They are (pair) copy according to original plans and it is the same as original just withouth the fan on back side. I would like to sell them because I will order BD30 in October.:grin:


Can you tell me how you go about hooking them into a non-Naim system, as I believe there can be some issues with stability.

I have no probems - I am using them just for bass and it is no problem.


Also - have you been using them with Naim speaker cable?

Yes, but with an old BD-Compact bass and Beyma's (15G350) - I have buy used cables. I know that the best results are with original cable. But I have sold cables with old bass system Compact/Beyma. :pardon:


Cheers,
Russell

More pictures:

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Best Regards,

Gasper.

Bass amp - again!

by Russell Craig, Friday, September 10, 2010, 19:33 (2685 days ago) @ Gasper

Hi Gasper,

Can you tell me a little more? Where are the PCB's from - are they perhaps Avondale Audio?

Cheers,
Russell

Bass amp - again!

by Gasper, Sunday, September 12, 2010, 10:19 (2684 days ago) @ Russell Craig

First apology to Paul for going off-topic. Sorry.:pardon:

Second: Sorry Russell for slow reply but I was "out of town".:cool:

I have to contact a fiend who made this amps. He is specialist in repairing TaNoy's (old drivers), Naim's, turntables (Linn, Thorens,...), etc. He told me that PCB's are from Neil McBride (http://www.neilmcbride.co.uk/). He also used some special square cables inside (no air gap between cables) and all components are best quality. Also housing is very nice and painted in mat-black with some structure. Real nice. The amps are in mint condition.

I hope you get what you ask if not please do not hesitate to conatct me.
My mail : gasperjancigaj@yahoo.com

Best Regards,

Gasper. :good:

Bass amp - again!

by Russell Craig, Monday, September 13, 2010, 11:35 (2683 days ago) @ Gasper

Hi Gasper,

Thanks for the extra information. I've decided that the amps are not quite what I'm looking for. Still, I'm sure they are excellent and at €400 are a bargain for somebody.

Cheers,
Russell

Bass amp - again!

by Gasper, Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 09:27 (2682 days ago) @ Russell Craig

My pleasure.:wink:

Gasper.

Bass amp - again!

by leifchristensen @, Friday, September 10, 2010, 08:28 (2686 days ago) @ Paul Folbrecht

go for BD-30!
you don´t need the extra power!
believe me!:cool:
best
Leif

Bass amp - again!

by fu_man @, Friday, September 10, 2010, 09:24 (2686 days ago) @ leifchristensen
edited by fu_man, Friday, September 10, 2010, 09:30

easier said than done.
:no:

BD30's are only available with full systems.
... and if anyone wants to sell a couple ...I'm still here and willing!!!

Bass amp - again!

by leifchristensen @, Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:21 (2686 days ago) @ fu_man

try this one then!
supposed to be very good!
just copy and paste the text into google translate!
http://www.fidelix.jp/products/CERENATE/index.html
best
Leif

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