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Offline Karl5150

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Starting the build
« on: June 19, 2015, 03:02:29 AM »
Got my kit Tuesday and promised myself I will take my time and enjoy the build. (I know I will enjoy the completed amp for a long time) I like the inclusion of the voltage and secondary tests early in the process, lets one confirm build and encourages solder joint review practices.
I noticed 2 little things so far in my 6/11/15 manual:
Last instructions on page 26 call for a 2 1/4" black wire from the N on the inlet to 47L, I needed at least 3" just to reach, I used 3 1/2" for a couple of twists with the red wire.
The voltage check on page 27 says to check on 49 and 50, SB 47 and 48.
I also noticed the large tube sockets are a VERY tight fit into the panel. A little filing and rubber mallet persuasion were required.
Karl
Downstairs: Planar3>Eros / X-12>Stereomour II>Tekton OB4.5 & DIY "S8" subs
Upstairs: DIY RP1>Reduction / CD5004>SEX 3.1.1>FH3/DT770 pro
Office: Schiit Modi Uber 2/Sirius Tuner>SEX 2.1.1>µFonken/FF85WK

Offline Karl5150

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Re: Starting the build
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 04:20:50 AM »
The build continues.
I noticed another little glitch in the manual: The 3rd step of instructions on page 34 instructs to "Attach and solder the other lead to 8L,..." I believe it should just be "Attach the other lead to 8L,..." as on page 36, steps 2 and 3 are to add wires to 8L and solder 8L in step 3.
At my current pace it'll take another week, but that's fine. My wife drove into the garage where I was happily soldering up a few more joints before dinner. As she got out of the car she said "Oh, aren't you in heaven."
She was right.
Karl
Downstairs: Planar3>Eros / X-12>Stereomour II>Tekton OB4.5 & DIY "S8" subs
Upstairs: DIY RP1>Reduction / CD5004>SEX 3.1.1>FH3/DT770 pro
Office: Schiit Modi Uber 2/Sirius Tuner>SEX 2.1.1>µFonken/FF85WK

Offline Strikkflypilot

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Re: Starting the build
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 05:54:23 AM »
Pictures, please! :)
Home system:
Sources: Ibasso DX90, Google Chromecast Audio optical out
DAC: Schiit Gumby
Amp: Bottlehead Mainline
http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=7463.0
Phones: HD800S

Office:
Sources: Iphone/ Ipod
DAC: Dragonfly Red+Jtrbug
Amp: Crack/Speedball heavily modded
Phones: HD580,HD600 grilles

Offline Rocketman248

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Re: Starting the build
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 12:23:00 PM »
Thanks for posting the manual suggestions.  I'm hoping to start mine this weekend, so it's nice to have a few pointers.
Nick DeBrita
Yokosuka, Japan

Offline Karl5150

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Re: Starting the build
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 06:27:26 AM »
If you look in my "a little help please" post Paul pointed out that the resistance on #45 can't be 0 Ohms.
For me it was easier to attach the heat sinks to the little board prior to wiring it in and attaching it to the standoffs. YMMV.
I still have a couple of Voltages to iron out, but I gotta say it looks pretty cool with all 4 bottles lined up on deck.
This is a preview picture from a few days ago.
Karl
Downstairs: Planar3>Eros / X-12>Stereomour II>Tekton OB4.5 & DIY "S8" subs
Upstairs: DIY RP1>Reduction / CD5004>SEX 3.1.1>FH3/DT770 pro
Office: Schiit Modi Uber 2/Sirius Tuner>SEX 2.1.1>µFonken/FF85WK