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Old 4th September 2003, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Never mind the hype, here's the New Amp

Acting on a hint from a custom order and motivated by the discussion on AA forum, I came here with a new design for an integrated GC amp. This time the chassis is made out of wood (of course maple)
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Sweet Jesus, that is a nice amp Peter, really nice.

But do you really need to start another thread that will just be filled with complements directed towards you?
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The bottom is containing the circuitry. I also used the ideas from the other thread (waterproof chip) and integrated revolutionary design for heat sinking. The 1" copper pipes are located in ea. corner and using convection method release the heat . The chip itself is mounted to 1/8" copper plate, which is soldered to the pipes. The rest is pretty conventional: BG caps, MUR860 diodes and Nobel pot.
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But do you really need to start another thread that will just be filled with complements directed towards you?
I don't really ask for complements. This is mostly construction design info. Some might not need it, but some others will surely find ispiration

PS: All complements will be moved to trash bin, so save your efforts
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That amplifier is absolutely beautiful. That gives me all kinds of interesting design ideas for inside and out!

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I've often gotten good ideas looking at your work Peter. Thanks!
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The transformer is mounted in a top compartment. There is no bolt used here, but the whole space is filled with expandable foam (door and window type). I was hoping that this would reduce possible vibrations. There are 3 acrylic plates between the two maple frames. The pipes are tight fitted in the openings. I used mu-metal shielding under transformer to reduce any intererence.
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Here's how it looks when the transformer space is closed. You can notice the small suspended board holding the diodes. It is placed conveniently right above the secondaries wires. You also see solder residue on pipes While soldering, the acrylic didn't really suffer much.
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Here's the rear view. The feet were done with the unused parts I had from the spikes, I was using on the other amps.
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