Sounds like you are really having alot of fun! That's what it is all about. Enjoy!
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I don't believe the amp was designed by Nelson Pass. According to Nelson the design for the smaller NEW amps was taken from his DIY designs and used w/o permission. I've read that the larger amps (DCA-66 and presumably the AC powered A-60) were designed by someone else (possibly owner Mitch Friedman). Take care of it...getting it fixed won't be easy ( I speak from experience)
Hello, way to go on getting an A-60. You are right. Most people don't know what a "NEW" is...uh.. was. I have an A-20 and love it to all high heaven. I keep it simple. Just running my Sony XA7ES direct to it and the NEW driving my Magnepans. It is way cool how these amps sound. Too bad NEW didn't make it. They had the right idea, and horrible marketing tactics. A company in Santa Ana California which made of allot of the solid state NEW like mine called TIBI manufacturing maybe the place to you need to talk to should your NEW give you any difficulties. Enjoy your A-60 sincerely,Vincent.
It has been a few months since you posted your initial response on this amp; how do you like it so far?
I am interested in purchasing one "used", can you share your experience again after owning this "magic" for more than 6 months now. Do you have any reviews or write-up about this amp from any other source? Any problem so far, just wonder?
I would deeply appreciated if you will give me the lead or contact as to where you purchased this uint from.
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hey Jfrizzell49, I just purchased this N.E.W. A-60 power amp from a local eBay seller in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Well, at least it won't have to travel 3000 miles like you mentioned on your 05-06-2004 posting; but it's worth the wait/travel though!!
This amp is almost new, cosmetic is 9.5/10; and it sound amazing, excellent focus/image/sound stage!! I don't know what happen to this company N.E.W., where are they now? This amp comes with original double box but no manual.
I would deeply appreciate if somebody can email/mail/sell me a copy of the manual, for my reference only. Is there is any site that I can download this manual from?
Again, this amp is MAGIC!!
a little addition for all of you n.e.w. fans, as i am one my self. i have owned every piece that n.e.w. ever marketed, including the lp-1 phono stage & their octal tube cd player.
brooks is correct. the original n.e.w. amp was the a-20, and it was indeed a ripoff of the zenmaster's work, but that's mitch friedman for you. the a-20.1 was assembled at tibi electronics, with various components outsourced. i don't know who mitch had make the a-20.1 pcb, my eyes aren't good enough to make out the stamp on the board.
as for the a-60, this amp is actually 2 a-20.1 pcb's per channel. each a-60 channel has 1 fully stuffed pcb & 1 pcb only stuffed with output stage components. the two a-20.1 pcbs are bridged together at the inputs to the output stages. also, the a-60 has a larger torroid, both in size & output volts supplied to the + & - rails,also with dual windings (one for each channel) . this allows for the 2 a-20.1 ciuruts per channel to be biased at a higher value without dragging too much transformer hum in to the audio.
this also causes the a-60 to run hotter than the a-20, even though they are the same circuits ,hence, the larger heatsink surface area.
the n.e.w. a-60 was manufactured by cary audio, as well as the n.e.w. p-3 tube preamp. it is unclear to me who thought of the idea of taking 2 a-20.1's and making them into an a-60. sounds again like mitch friedman, but hey, it worked like a som'bitch. the only thing 'old' about the n.e.w. a-60 are the a-20.1 pcb's inside it.
cary audio labs will presently service any n.e.w. product as they obviously know the circuits inside & out.
kirk is the man to contact at cary.
p.s. my system
kuzma stabi s 'table
kuzma stogi s 'arm
benz glider h/o
graham slee era v phono stage
arcam fmj dvd 27 a dvd/cdp
highly modified n.e.w. p-3 pre (by yours truly)
highly modified threshold s200 stasis/e amp
note: only using above amp while i am converting 2 a-
20.1's in to a-60 custom monoblocks (by yours truly)
cabasse brick 500 speakers
cardas speaker cables
The NEW A 60 is amazing!! I know for a fact to clarify the truth that Nelson Pass, Ted Bennet and Mitch Friedman were the original partners in NEW. for the A20. The design was given by Nelson, Ted manufactured it and Mitch did the sales and marketing.
The other products were some of the best values audio has ever seen!!