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Old 8th September 2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Ive been looking at the 3886 kits on ebay, as far as price goes they are pretty cheap.

Anybody got any good or bad feedback on any kits available. I prefer to get it and build as per instructions, not yet good enough to start changing stuff.

Anyway what i want to build is a 4 channel 3886 with 2 used as speaker output and 2 bridged to power a sub. planning on dual mono for output speakers plus single transformer for sub. 3 transformers, 2 x kits.

At around £30 and free post it seems a good price.
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Old 9th September 2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Your question is too broad. There are thousands of builders who have successfully implemented a wide variety of kits. If there is something on eBay that you like and can link to, that would provide a starting point to answer your question.
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Old 9th September 2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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I was just looking to see if anyone had got products that were either a complete waste or if there was actualy some good kits.

I got a 4780 kit from audiosector and the amp is a great piece of kit, i want to do another, but my budget is tight so i am looking at the cheaper kits. If I had the extra cash I would certainly use audiosector or chipamp, but if a lot of people have had dodgy stuff off ebay, maybe the price is not so tempting.

Just getting feedback before i commit.
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Old 9th September 2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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I think that is a fair price (approximately 16 USD with free shipping):
LM3886TF Amplifier Board DIY LM3886 Components KIT Single-channel Brand NEW | eBay
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Old 9th September 2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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I bought 16 chip-amp PCB's from a Hong Kong seller for a project.
All failed to work.
One plated-through hole wasn't through-plated so easily fixed.
I tried to inform the seller but I just couldn't get him to understand. The only reply he gave me was he'd sold thousands......
Successful outcome though.
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Old 9th September 2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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comes into question why would lm 3886 need a pcb at all..
Point-to-Point LM3886

save the pcb hassle for projects complicated enough.
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Old 10th September 2012, 12:03 AM   #7
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I looked at the P2P but i dont think im good enough to take it on yet.
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Old 10th September 2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Rich, Don'tknow if you have seen it, but there is a lot of information on the kit in post # 4. Could be helpful to a new builder. Bought a XY LM3886 Kit.
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Old 10th September 2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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Next time, try to use the "Search" feature of the forum before asking a question that has been asked 10's of times before...

For instance, here is a thread that I posted in:
LM3886 PCB

I have purchased over 20 LM3886 chip amp boards via Ebay and all have worked 100%. Check my post #21 to see which I am referring to. Avoid boards with onboard power supply, protection, etc.etc. Just get the single channel board that is shown in my post and you will be fine.

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Old 10th September 2012, 05:27 PM   #10
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LM3886 is easy, really easy to p2p, LM4780 was harder to do. And my ears always say p2p sounds better, no idea why. Maybe due to compactness, short tracks.
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