New Amplifiers “Aleph 2’s “

In the works, new amplifiers are going to be built. I am still running my aleph mini’s that put out 30 watts rms.


My new tower speakers are going to be a little but more power hungry, 30watts isn’t going to be enough. So I ordered a new set of PCB’s for the Aleph 2’s designed by Nelson Pass.. They are a older design but I really love my aleph amplifiers.

I already have the transformers Plitron 30-0-30 @ 650va Toroidial’s & the heatsinks 🙂


Picture of the PCB.


UPS time !

Finally got my new “FREE” UPS.. Friend of mine donated a lightly used PERFECT condition HP 3000KV ups. Batteries are in perfect health and unit is perfect. I lopped off the 110V 30A twist lock plug and intalled a 110V 15amp plug and its all working perfectly.

YES you can change plugs, i’m only puling 505watts from this setup, not even close to what the ups can pull, if you arn’t pulling alot of current the you don’t need to worry about the 30amp plug, if you were pulling alot of power then you would need the 30amp twist lock and dedicated power run for the UPS.

New Storage Server R510

Well, I was having a few issues with the R310, so I brought it back to the warehouse I bought it from. Instead of changing all the fans I asked how much to move to a R510, only few $$ more so I did it..


Brought the R510 home, threw in my Freenas USB stick & the drives, setup the Idrac and poof it was all up and running. Oh and i moved over the 10Gig network card too 🙂 everything came back on line and all is working perfectly. Now if i want to add more drives I have 4 more slots available. the goal is to add 4 more 2tb drives.

Now a picture of the rack as it sits. Soon I’ll have a 3va UPS to add and maybe even another R610.

Storage Server Build.. Dell R310 & 10G Connection :P

After a few months of collecting parts and waiting, I finally have my FreeNas box up & running. I created a little video of what im using and what’s inside.

Dell R310 1u Rack server ( they are quiet so i picked it )
8gigs ram, will move to 16 or more if needed.
4 x 2tb WD red drives.
Idrac ent ( must have on all servers )
Malenax 10gig PciE SFP+ card with cable.

Enjoy the video,

Drawing for my layout…

Doing some drawings.  Love this website, makes your network drawings so easy to read and bubbly.  LOL !!! 10 Gigabit Link is dirt cheap so why not use it.. I’m not running copper 10G that’s still a bit pricey. Instead I’m using SFP+


I forgot to add iDrac links to the other Dell servers in this diagram, anyways ALL servers have Idrac Enterprise..