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Offline ghostinthemachine

Anybody here got an itch to build a FirstWatt F5 amp?
« on: May 10, 2011, 06:09:23 PM »
Anybody here got an itch to build a FirstWatt F5 amp?



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Offline ghostinthemachine

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 06:11:26 PM »
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Offline ghostinthemachine

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 06:12:22 PM »
t w a t

T W A T ?? ? ? ?

H U H ?

Why is t w a t censored?
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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 06:22:02 PM »
Why is t w a t censored?

So that t w a t s like you don't use it :D

Try First-watt
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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 06:36:26 PM »
Why is t w a t censored?

'cause you said vis t w a t
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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 09:00:37 PM »
So that t w a t s like you don't use it :D

Try First-watt

Watt kind of amp is that??
-uses??

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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 10:00:29 PM »
Watt kind of amp is that??
-uses??

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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 10:02:47 PM »
Watt kind of amp is that??
-uses??

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Offline chipwelder

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 10:18:30 PM »
The first watt is the deepest, baby i know! the first watt is the cheapest....

I like the concept... what are you choosing 2nd order or third order distortion?
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Offline Ampdog

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 11:54:02 PM »
After all that .... could anybody give a reference to where the schematic could be found? All I could get from in between the usuall promotional fodder is half a diagram (input stage) and some distortion graphs. Must still have to learn a lot of googling skills, I fancy.
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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 08:16:16 AM »
After all that .... could anybody give a reference to where the schematic could be found? All I could get from in between the usuall promotional fodder is half a diagram (input stage) and some distortion graphs. Must still have to learn a lot of googling skills, I fancy.
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Offline tangmonster

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 08:30:48 AM »
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pass-labs/

Nelson pass's f4 and f5 is legendary under diy audio.

I like the idea of a bridged f5's per channel more than a plain one though.

here is the f5 thread with LOTS of information:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pass-labs/121228-f5-power-amplifier.html

pdf:

http://www.firs****t.com/pdf/prod_f5_man.pdf

i was VERY VERY close to building a bridged design when I opted for the ksa 50 build I posted in this forum.

Over at DIYaudio they are selling boards too:

14 euro for a stereo pair

http://www.diyaudio.com/store/europe/pcb-bank-europe/f4-f5-europe.html?dir=asc&mode=list&order=price

« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 08:36:07 AM by tangmonster »

Offline Crankshaft

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 08:39:11 AM »
+1

Let's get a batch of pcb's organized.

Crank

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Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 08:45:22 AM »
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Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?

I thought about it for some time...

I thought of the paradime shift going bonkers about some big high effecncy transmission line loudpeakers...  ;D

Maybe Vandersteen 1C's would work with F5?

Offline ghostinthemachine

Re: Anybody here got an itch to build a Firs****t F5 amp?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2011, 09:10:41 AM »
+1

Let's get a batch of pcb's organized.

Crank

Cant be that $$$$ - even naked boards with only the tinned copper tracks will be fine.
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