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Old 19th November 2012, 03:20 PM   #2401
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Guys, do you ever find useful placing this thing on the entrance of DCB1? I'm ordering a box and might grab it to ship together.
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Old 19th November 2012, 03:41 PM   #2402
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Makes sound softer when there is some aggressiveness due to mains noise. Not bad at all to test one in your box and judge in your installation.
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Old 19th November 2012, 03:48 PM   #2403
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I ve been using these in mine as a complete solution for switch, fuse box and IEC.

FN389B-6-21 Schaffner | Mouser

I have no complaints so far. Not that I have done any significant tests with and without it
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Old 19th November 2012, 05:14 PM   #2404
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Will try. Thanks for replies.
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Old 19th November 2012, 08:05 PM   #2405
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OK I got to finish the front and back panels today.

I routed the IEC slot with a template I made out of some 4mm plywood scraps.
I also routed some of the wood where necessary to allow hardware to be properly screwed. I should have made a template for those too, but since they are not visible, I cba to do it...
And if you look close enough on the top right of the knob, you will see a tiny 1,5mm hole for a led You can actually see it more easily on the back where I drilled a huge hole to allow the led to reach the surface of the front.

Now on the knob issue, the oil gave it a really awesome orangish tint that makes the maple really amazing. I will keep this after all. It will just require some more sanding...

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One more thing I have to decide is if I will use dowels to hold it together, or some inner skeleton wenge beams

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Old 21st November 2012, 06:56 PM   #2406
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Dry fitting everything to see if I forgot something. All seems ok.

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Tomorrow I will start drilling the plate and heatsinks. And if I have time, I will glue and screw the panels tightly.
In the meantime, I have to get some more wood to make the top lid and figure out a nice layout for it to allow ventilation.
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Old 21st November 2012, 07:01 PM   #2407
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Coming to shape nicely bit by bit...
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Old 21st November 2012, 07:04 PM   #2408
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...How come and you did not contemplate Z Foils in the signal path yet? The 220R quartet I mean. All full out DCB1 builders do that at a point.
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Old 21st November 2012, 07:30 PM   #2409
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Never thought about it to be honest. Any suggestions I should consider?
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Old 21st November 2012, 07:31 PM   #2410
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They can be cheaper in American vendors.
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