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Offline oguinn

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Any preferred upgrade order for SII?
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:10:12 AM »
I have the DC Filament Supply, Shunt Regulator, and MourQuiet upgrades sitting in boxes around the house. Is there a preferred order to knock those out? It seems like it might make sense to do them in that order because of space and placement, but does anyone have guidance on which should go first?
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Re: Any preferred upgrade order for SII?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 11:24:01 AM »
Luckily they all are centralized in very different parts of the amp, so doing them in any order shouldn't impact the difficulty of the others.

The DC filament upgrade is by far the easiest one to knock out, so I'd start there. 
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Re: Any preferred upgrade order for SII?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 02:49:32 PM »
Threw the filament upgrade in tonight. Holy shit that was a tight fit in some spots. Sounds good though!
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Re: Any preferred upgrade order for SII?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 02:53:42 PM »
Jameson,

     With all due respect to PB, I would install the SR circuit before MQ. The accessory mounting plate of the MQ sort of limits access to the 9-pin sockets where some delicate pin jumping needs to take place. The absence of the MQ will make this easier, in my opinion. Also, the Teflon coated wire is fairly delicate and you will have more room to make the gradual bends required to keep it from breaking. I’m sure that PB has no problem doing this in any order, but amateurs like me need every break we can get.

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Re: Any preferred upgrade order for SII?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 03:03:29 PM »
That's great advice, thanks Jamie. I absolutely need all the help I can get.
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Re: Any preferred upgrade order for SII?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 04:31:46 PM »
Hmm, that's a good point! 
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