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Old 5th August 2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Talking My philosophy of chipamp(MUST SEE!)

Hi guys!

Here my chipamp that I have built in February 2007, all the story just to the address below:

http://www.minisemi.com/chipamp.html

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Old 5th August 2007, 11:18 PM   #2
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Cool! I thought it was a toaster!

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Old 5th August 2007, 11:23 PM   #3
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You can keep your comments for you Mr I_Forgot!
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Old 5th August 2007, 11:29 PM   #4
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It WAS a toaster!

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Old 5th August 2007, 11:40 PM   #5
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How does it sound? I have never heard a toaster.

ps: that link does not work
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Old 5th August 2007, 11:44 PM   #6
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I think that the design does match the chip amp idea. I use chip amps in my secondary systems, and could see this in the office or bedroom!
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Finally !someone that have something intelligent to say!Thanks variac for your great comment!
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Old 6th August 2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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I didn't mean to offend. It looks like a VERY attractive toaster!

I have restored many "antique" radios including some bakelite sets from the 40s. It has a similar styling, but I think it would be more 40's radioish if the sharp corners of the heatsink were rounded to match the front panel. It would also be a lot easier on body parts that accidentally come into contact with the corners of the heatsink fins.

A lot of the classic radios from those days had a smaller width at the bottom opening to a larger width at the top. The speaker would be front and center or top and center so the knobs would be arranged around the speaker or in a linear fashion above the speaker if it were front mounted and in front of it if it were top mounted. They also tended to use small, rounded knobs, sometimes maddeningly small.

Something like this: http://members.aol.com/djadamson3/maj.jpg

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I was just backing up my man I_F.

Very nice job though.
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Old 6th August 2007, 12:30 AM   #10
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Thanks for your advices I_Forgot,

I was thinking to rounded the heatsink bottom and top to fit with the front panel like you say,and make smaller knobs,thoses are 50mm for the volume and 35mm for the 2 below the volume knob stanby and mute.

But not easy to please every one with a retro desing like this!
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