Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:35 pm

ory_zm wrote:OK, just so you know he is offering me a $1000 :evil:


OK, how do you feel about two goats and a virgin ?
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby ory_zm » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:49 pm

grevillea wrote:
ory_zm wrote:OK, just so you know he is offering me a $1000 :evil:


OK, how do you feel about two goats and a virgin ?


Depends how old the virgin is... :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:59 pm

Are you familiar with the term 'reconditioned' ?
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby ory_zm » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:09 pm

Are we talking just engine or bodywork as well? :D
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:14 pm

Let's just say its been a full chassis-up rebuild !
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby ory_zm » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:51 pm

Ah, ok.

Anyway the answer is No :cool:

edit: <on the two goats and a refurbished virgin>
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby Riverback » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:21 pm

What kind of era do we live in...

Where we don't ask Beefy to build us one first? :lol:
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grev » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:21 pm

Go away, my evil twin, you're nasty and you should be ashamed of yourself!

I want to buy the amp first!
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby ory_zm » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:15 pm

<awaiting evil twin's ingenius reply>
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:17 am

Sorry - I've been busy since you told me you didnt need a virgin. :evil:
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:43 am

Didnt realise these guys are selling the board for 9.75 USD plus postage:

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=O2PCB
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:33 am

OK, the Epiphany Acoustics plug-and-play O2 will cost me about 180 AUD delivered - still cheaper than most 'name brand' amps. I can even plug the ZO into it for total sonic insanity ! :evil:
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:32 am

Good to see a little reality creeping into the HF impressions:

Ok, so I'm home, sitting here A/Bing between the O2 and the Beta22, each being fed by a laptop into a Cambridge Audio DacMagic, with Angel Of Death going the whole time. Verdict, the Beta22 is much clearer, I can distinctly hear each guitar, sounds more like I'm listening to instruments, rather than a recording. The O2 has a much narrower sound stage, less separation between instruments, less channel separation, and the high notes hit in the guitar solos sounded brittle.

Given that beefy never volunteered to build my 2-channel B22, I guess I'll just have to content myself with second best.
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grev » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:24 am

grevillea wrote:Good to see a little reality creeping into the HF impressions:

Ok, so I'm home, sitting here A/Bing between the O2 and the Beta22, each being fed by a laptop into a Cambridge Audio DacMagic, with Angel Of Death going the whole time. Verdict, the Beta22 is much clearer, I can distinctly hear each guitar, sounds more like I'm listening to instruments, rather than a recording. The O2 has a much narrower sound stage, less separation between instruments, less channel separation, and the high notes hit in the guitar solos sounded brittle.

Given that beefy never volunteered to build my 2-channel B22, I guess I'll just have to content myself with second best.

Well no one ever responded to our offers, so I don't know, maybe I'll just buy it from some small store that will build one, I don't even know what the Beta22 is...?
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Re: Objective 2 DIY amp under $100

Postby grevillea » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:28 am

Sigh...

http://www.amb.org/audio/beta22/

If you 'ticked all the boxes' and had it professionally built, I'm guessing it could easily approach 2K - are you really prepared to spend that kind of money ? I think the most basic 2-channel build is still over 500AUD.
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