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Old 22nd July 2005, 05:24 PM   #151
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Default Ok.... justone more really

Its a slow Friday here at work, so I managed one more tweak.

Mostly just the power and GND traces. Especially signal ground.
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Old 22nd July 2005, 06:19 PM   #152
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The main problem with a seperate PS board is you will always have some ground loop when you do so, especially if it is shared between channels.
No.
You don't.
Stereo, single or double (external) PSU:
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No.
You don't.
Stereo, single or double (external) PSU:

Yes, I admittedly mispoke, I have had a conversation with Carlmart about this as well. While it is possible to avoid "ground loop" it is certainly not without it's own challenges and compromises.
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Old 22nd July 2005, 07:31 PM   #154
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While it is possible to avoid "ground loop" it is certainly not without it's own challenges and compromises.
There are advantages and disadvantages, as usual.
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There are advantages and disadvantages, as usual.

If only we could create a situation with only advantages.
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Old 23rd July 2005, 05:08 PM   #156
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Hi.

Has anyone built a case for their Mauro yet? Interested in minimum dimensions. Looks like my toroid will be 120mm diameter. How much clearance should I leave between the tranny and the pcb, and about what internal height will I need in the case.

(I'm getting the cart before the horse here, and starting on the case before I have the pcb or parts)

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Old 23rd July 2005, 05:20 PM   #157
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I am building a simple MDF(you can tell I build a lot of speakers) case Today. It is 12" Deep, 4" tall(inside), and 8" Wide. I am not using a torroid though, I am using a PE 48VCT trafo.

I have already bench tested it, so I know that trafo works great.

I will post pics when I am finished.

Just place the torroid behind the heatsink(fin side) and give it an inch or so a clearance. Get your measurement based on that.

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Old 23rd July 2005, 05:33 PM   #158
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Would I really need to use a headsink that big or can I use a 1"x1"x5" piece of solid copper?
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Old 23rd July 2005, 05:36 PM   #159
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I would try it and see how hot it gets. It will probably be OK, but I have not run the numbers.
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I will be building Mauro's amp and Russ's FreeBird preamp inside an aluminum case I bought off ebay. The case measures 17"x13"x4" so there will be plenty of room for everything.
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