Nelson Pass Amp Camp Amp 2018 version 1.6 built and ready - Sold

ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
edited November 2018 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
It was fun to build but I can't find a home for this.

Kit from the store is $327, not including shipping. I'm asking $350, it's built with upgraded caps and wiring. Shipping from Rockford, IL will be extra.

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Aaron
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,801
    Very cool! What's your impression? How's it sound?
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    Very clean. Ran this on the big carver silvers and it did well. Not going to knock walls down but for 8 watts of class A it did very well!
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,847
    Sound - at least from my 1.5 version with upgraded power supply - is phenomenal. Gorgeous detail, plenty of deep tuneful & tactile bass, and a purity of tone (not sure how else to describe) that still wows me. Love it so much, I ordered a pair of mono kits earlier today. I've been using mine in the study with Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 and Hartley speakers that I believe are 95db.

    With upgraded caps and wiring, this is a fantastic value! Someone should jump on this. Now.
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    Office: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSAudio Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,964
    PM sent
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,573
    Ha....you had Brock at "Nelson Pass". :)
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,320
    heiney9 wrote: »
    PM sent

    Or you could of drove over and knocked on his door :D
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,313
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    PM sent

    Or you could of drove over and knocked on his door :D

    Yup, could do that while you let your tubes warm up so when you got home you could get right into the music lol...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    Brock - Pm not received - you send it to the right person?

    Aaron
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,801
    edited November 2018
    He sent it to me. Encouraged me to buy it! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    Lol!! Damn enabler ...
    Aaron
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,601
    How hot does it run
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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    High end of warm. You won’t fry eggs on it and you can keep your hand on it - it’ll get uncomfortable but no smoke.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,320
    ALL212 wrote: »
    High end of warm. You won’t fry eggs on it and you can keep your hand on it - it’ll get uncomfortable but no smoke.

    so cook a steak to slightly more than rare... :D :D :D
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    Guess I hadn’t though of it that way before! Is this a new audiophile heat rating ?? :D
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,964
    tonyb wrote: »
    Ha....you had Brock at "Nelson Pass". :)

    I was going to buy one of the kits and build it myself. I really want to pull the trigger as they get stellar reviews for sound quality.

    But I have racked my brain for a couple days and I have zero use for it. I'd have to buy another pre-amp too. I suppose I could swap this in for the Aleph in the hot Summer months.

    I should just take the money and put it in my Pass XA25 account.

    But, I really want this...............lmao!

    Is this thing common ground for my SDA's?

    H9

    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 20,650
    The one visiting here (which was built by Maestro Al, as y'all may recall) is a tweaked and prodded first generation ACA, so take this comment with a grain of your favorite base-neutralized acid (e.g., NaCl).

    The ACA is a fine sounding little amplifier, but a little dry in the midrange relative to an SE 2A3 amp. Still, I'd say sonically that it's more similar to than different than an SE 2A3 amplifier based on listening to both on various incarnations of high-sensitivity Altec/JBL loudspeakers (or abominations thereof) -- which, in my book, is high praise.

    Especially given that most folks (unless those folks have a large junk drawer) can roll a pair of ACAs cheaper than SE 2A3 amplifier(s). :)
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 23,964
    That's my other thought too, buy this and build a second and run mono's. But the cost is 1/4 a used XA25 so that being my next audio goal. I am in a conundrum.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • You sell the amp yet?
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    Nope, h9 has dibs but no decisions made
    Aaron
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  • In Indy would love to get my hands on it .If no one who has said they want it steps up
  • Got some horns 100 db one watt. Running tubes currently
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    What tubes/amp? Just curious
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  • Single ended el34 from Sophia. Was a beta amp I got from them
  • Running some Cain and Cain speakers
  • Assuming if we go forward you take pay pal
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    Yessir - gift for a friend if you don’t mind
    Aaron
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  • That's a tough one got stung doing it that way once before. Not saying you would but a little gun shy .
  • I understand it save you sellers fee.
  • Let me know we will work it out.
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 922
    If you need character witnesses there are a few characters here that I’m fairly certain would vouch for me.

    Should this come to pass we’ll work it out.
    Aaron
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