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The GIGa Amp at CarverFest 07' WHAT WAS THAT ???

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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:54 pm

-she may be a slut but she looks good to me !

-high quality noise, [parts N stuff] !
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:59 pm

Man....if that was a motorcycle component, I would swear that it was something that Maxxx built. NICE!
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:46 pm

thanks for the porn shots. it looks pretty much like i'd expect -- one PCB with all the stuff on it, and big ass heatsinks.

i like the toroidal power transformer.

to get 60,000 uF of capacitance with those 4 caps that i see in the middle they'd have to be 15,000uF each. can you read the ratings on them? like the manufacturer, the votlage rating, and the uF rating?
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:54 pm

THis ok, or do you want me to take the black band off ?

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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:58 pm

So, you think these are a decent amp for $400??
Would they be as good as or better than a Carver FTM-25 ?
(aside from being almost new)
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:00 pm

it uses good output transistors.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread/t-53508.html

it looks nice inside, with good build quality.

from what you said it sounds good too.

is this amp the original (authorized) Odyssey or the unauthorized bootleg Odyssey? its this amp going to be the $400 deal of the century that disappears because of lawsuits?

while you've got your camera out, could you snap some more pics? i'm interested in how they did the box construction. it looks like they used heatsink extrusions for the sidewalls, and used brackets to bolt on the front and back. i'm wondering how they joined all 6 sides together without a frame.
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:10 pm

Mine is one of the copies.
The original is about $1200
http://www.odysseyaudio.com/index.html

Here is where I found the copies...
http://www.audioclassics.com/detail.php ... -2&nav=cat

From the (Warning) on the 1st post in the thread, thay are the exact same amp, built by the same manufacture.


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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:32 pm

This amp damn sure did not sound like a 150 watt amp! That's for sure.
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:44 pm

The chassis is just a big ass C-channel that has a few fins in it.
the lid is screwed on from the outside as is the base.
They machined a rabit in the C-channel top and bottom, for the Lid and base sheets to fit. The face and back are tapped on the inside, and they used L-channel to bolt everything together. Stupid simple, but strong as sh*t !!!

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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:13 pm

The side walls are about 1/2" thick, the top and bottom of the C are about 3/8" thick and the fins are about 1/8" thick.

If you REALLY want the real dim's I can bring my callipers home and give you a CAD drawing, it would only take a about 10 minutes to do.

The problem with aluminum extrusions is the mill run as around 5000 feet of material here in the US.

I used to work for a patio furniture manufacturer here in FL, and I used to draw custom profiles and had to place the orders... the minimum was always 5000 feet, and I can bet this damn things around 5 pounds a foot... It's freakin' heavy.

It would be easier just to get a couple standard profiles, and bolt them together.. it would be real easy to make something like this profile from standard parts.
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Post Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:33 pm

thanks for the photos and the description.

i'm not familiar with the manufacturer of those caps. where is the unit manufactured? europe or asia?

i'm not sure i understand exactly what you mean when you say that the amp is just C-channels with fins. as i look at the photo, i imagine the sidewalls being made of 1 piece of some sort of extruded heatsink material that's bolted to a single piece front panel and a single piece back panel. are the sidewalls each a one piece extrusion? or are they heatsinks mounted onto a c-channel? part of the problem i guess is that its hard to see details in black material. no matter how hard you try, its hard to photograph well.
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Post Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:25 pm

I have had the pleasure to hear more of Klaus's amps since CF and all I can say is that I am impressed. This company, while reportedly slow in the building of amps, makes some great sounding gear at real world prices. Much like our nemesis, Mr Carver.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

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Post Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:56 am

-sir TREX, i know.....was terribly impressed w/her

-never heard of 'odessy' but WOW

-all i can say is 'SOLD' !!! 8) *5*
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Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:58 pm

bob p wrote:where is the unit manufactured? europe or asia?

The amp is actually made here in America by Klaus. I now have the same amp that has been pictured here, however I've got the red board, upgraded caps and wiring. Here's a link to the thread where I purchased it...

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthr ... tos&page=3

EDIT: You must be a member of the Polk forum [and be logged in] to view these photos and I can't figure out how to link them to this post. [sorry about that]

If you click onto the thumbnails of the first post, you can see a larger pic of my amp. Let me tell you, I still say that this does NOT sound like a 150 watt amp. This thing rocks the hell out of my Tyler's and sounds absolutely fantastic on route 2 of Sparky. This one's a keeper and will be featured in Sparky at CF '08.

There is one on the 'gone right now that is exactly like the one I have, however it has the black faceplate.

http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... 1206576334[/img]
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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Post Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:41 pm

BobP, I have since found out that Klaus uses Wima caps.
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.

Robert R. - "Did you see my North Korea analogy? I should have named it Carversite.kim"
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