So... I happened to be looking at an eBAY listing for a cheap clone amplifier

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,944
edited March 18 in Electronics
Saw a link to this eBAY listing for an "Accuphase Clone" amplifier from an Asian manufacturer -- to wit:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nobsound-HiFi-Pure-Power-Amplifier-Class-A-AB-200W-Inspired-by-Accuphase-Black/253993718997?epid=18026262024&hash=item3b233494d5:g:Rx0AAOSwnWpb9hob

Looks fairly nice inside and out...

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but wait! Look a tad closer.

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What's up with those smaller heat sinks (the ones to the right of the "ELNA audiophile" electrolytics)? They appear to have been savaged from an electronics recycling dump or something...

Just thought that was odd, wry, and interesting.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,430
    Why not hop on a plane brotha and come to Chicago for AXPONA ? You can hear all the variants on your wish list, and spend some quality time with ….us. That may be a deterrent, but the gear is worth the pain and suffering. :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,944
    umm... why the heck would I be looking for an amplifier like that? :p The listing was posted in a thread about -- well -- cheap Chinese amplifiers. I have a tendency to click on links (so, yeah, I am sure advertisers love me).

    I just thought the obvious use of reclaimed materials in that amp was kind of amusing (and disheartening) :#
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,296
    The specs on that thing surprisingly don't appear that bad and at 40+lbs it even has some heft. Get an Accuphase badge to put over Nobsound and have some fun fooling the fellows. It could be a one off Accuphase prototype snuck home by a friend in their engineering dept.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,698
    Could just be a supplier quality issue, the cosmetics won't affect the function, and who runs it without the cover on? (Devil's advocate here)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,944
    Made out of leftover pieces -- yup, might fool lotsa folks ;)
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,112
    edited March 18
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    What's up with those smaller heat sinks (the ones to the right of the "ELNA audiophile" electrolytics)? They appear to have been savaged from an electronics recycling dump or something...


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    Many times voltage regulators need heat sinking. My EE pre and dac have heat sinking for the voltage rectifiers.

    H9

    P.s. my bad, I thought you were asking their function, not about condition...

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,944
    oh, I know why they're there ;) but the pair in that photo look like they were rode hard and put away wet, as some folks would say.

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    oh, I know why they're there ;) but the pair in that photo look like they were rode hard and put away wet, as some folks would say.

    Sounds like your kind of gal.... er, I mean, amp! We all know where your 'scouting grounds' are.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,944
    edited March 18
    ... but it's got transistors in it, and it's more than 5 watts per channel. At least, I imagine it's more than 5 wpc.


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