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Posted in Audio by Administrator on the June 29th, 2005

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Yesterday I queried about the prices of heatsinks, for I am building my own little (well, not so little) amplifier. The amplifier a Class A Aleph-X amplifier based on pattents by Nelson Pass and designed by user GRollins at diyaudio.com. Nelson Pass graciously allows users to build their own versions of his designs and actively supports this community. I’m going to build two mono amplifiers rated at 120 Watt Class A (which is a lot for this type of design) becuase of the ineffeciency of the amplifier, but it has a big advantage: they ought to sound great!

However what I wanted to say was this:
I needed 4 big heatsinks and queried at a company here in the netherlands (clofis.nl) for the right kind of heatsinks and was told they cost 145 euro excl. VAT (or BTW as we call it in Holland). Slightly taken back by the price I also queried at Conrad Heatsinks which is a company in Australia, similar heatsinks cost 139 euro for 4 of them. Which; including Fed-ex delivery; would set me back 195.7 euro and 4-5 day delivery time. The last company I queried (Deltour) has not yet responded, but is cheaper than Clofis (I hope), because I find it silly that buying around 10KG of heatsinks (including delivery) in Australia is slightly more expensive than buying a quarter of the amount in a city 15 KM from where I live (without delivery),

First post!

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the June 24th, 2005

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PutPixel has ceased to exist. Although it happened a while ago. I (Jacco Flenter) never got the patience to change the website.
Now I finally took the time to change it.

Let me explain what PutPixel was: a small company founded by Jacco Flenter a few months after he (or should I say I) graduated at the School of Arts Utrecht (HKU). The company was active for around 1 and a half years and after that it ceased it operations while I got a fulltime job at an Internet company. Like most of the freelancers who start working at an office job I welcomed regular paychecks and having collegues to expend your professional vision.

Enough about Putpixel. This blog will be used to express some of my interests and collect interesting links and news stories about my interests (which are interaction design, webdevelopment, programming, philosophy, audio, music and other stuff).