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Old 16th November 2012, 10:02 PM   #2391
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Niko what was your impression of the caddocks?
Dario's description is really tempting... Plus they are in stock...
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Old 16th November 2012, 10:17 PM   #2392
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Are you talking about MP915 series?
And they are really cheaper than the rest too Plus they should be easy to mount on a heatsink themselves.
No, I'm talking about MP930. I think they're better suited for a hot rodded Salas shunt.

I've used MP915 for my simple shunt on the My_Ref.

But it depends also on how well they're heatsinked...

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Dario, like this MP930 one I used in the photo?
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Old 17th November 2012, 01:06 AM   #2393
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Cool! MP930s, That's what I used too. I just happened to have a pair of 10 Ohm in the parts bin, In the other set of holes I used a pair of millitary grade 1% metal film 21.5 Ohms = 6.8 Ohm HOT ROD!!
Front panel is out getting powder coated. I'm anxious to get started wiring it up next week.
Thanks for making my day with the MP930 news.
I may just remount my R Core TX too.
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Old 17th November 2012, 01:08 AM   #2394
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Niko what was your impression of the caddocks?
Dario's description is really tempting... Plus they are in stock...
Don't know because I did not have the opportunity to do an A/B with some other while aural memory would be fresh. I did some bypass of the ref filter too, so it would be a soup of a conclusion. I put them there for good measure as by Dario and 2-3 other guys independently recommended Rset position is parts quality sensitive.
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Old 18th November 2012, 07:17 PM   #2395
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I finally managed to get a circular saw, so I worked on the chassis today.

Here are the front and back panels. They were cut to size, squared and sanded (back is upside down :S )

Click the image to open in full size.

I still have to open the led and IEC holes but I am exhausted and it s getting too late to use the router....

I still have to decide how I am going to finish the wenge. I tried some raw linseed oil on a scrap piece but it s getting too dark. I might leave it like this and just finish the knob to protected it from hand-dirt. The end grain is pulling dirt like a magnet...

The knob's face was rounded a bit and its base was routed so it is now about 2cms in the front panel, with a padding of about 7mm around it. It looks very nice IRL. The photo is not doing it justice... I love it so far... I just need to be extra careful not to ruin it now with some silly mistake...

Tomorrow I will cut the side panels and hopefully start gluing it together
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Old 18th November 2012, 07:55 PM   #2396
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I tried to apply a layer of oil on the knob, but the end grain is getting really ugly... seems like it s dirty...
Possible alternatives... hmm... I have some sipo mahogany but I don t think I like the combination...
I think I will route the knob out of the wenge too...
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Old 18th November 2012, 08:01 PM   #2397
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Do you plan some copper foil inside that African wood box?
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Old 18th November 2012, 08:52 PM   #2398
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Not really. The circuit is dead silent even with the volume on 100% so no need for shielding
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Old 18th November 2012, 08:57 PM   #2399
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Lets hope it will remain so when on the rack too. For a no gain line level one sited on a metal base its unlikely to get interference though.
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True. It was already on the rack all this time anyway. The only thing that will change is the wood around and on top of it.
You have pm btw. Let me know
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