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Old 15th December 2003, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Suspicious NE5532

Hi everyone.
The normal price for NE5532 in my local radio shack is around 1$, that's a bit pricey for me because I need twelve of them. Anyway, I've found some cheaper models and one unbelievably cheap - NE5532P, only 0.2$ each! As it turned out, this model is identical to "normal" NE5532's and is produced by TI. I was wondering, maybe they are of lesser quality, have lots of defects or something. There has to be some reason for such price difference.
Nothing is as simple as it seems
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Old 15th December 2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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too bad you don't need SMT devices --
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Old 15th December 2003, 07:57 PM   #3
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Talking unbelievable :) neitiketina

hi, looks like I found some lithuanian boy in desert of european highlights.

would like to talk for a while..
natural sound reproduction from traditional dynamic drivers?!! come on.. no no, it can be.. it must be!..
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Old 15th December 2003, 08:05 PM   #4
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I think "P" just indicated the package material Plastic rather than ceramic. NE5532's are normally pretty cheap $1/each from Radio Shack is way over the usual price from most catalog distributors. $0.20- $0.50 is more like it.
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Old 11th February 2004, 01:48 AM   #5
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Go here!

You can get 3 op amps of 8 different types for free! They even pay the shipping. Create an account and request samples. Not only that but you can make requests for more free samples every couple weeks! That's 24 op amps each request!

You can also always have them sent to friends and family too if you need a bunch all at once. The NE5532's aren't very cheap there but that's the best place to order any parts you may need in general.

I use my op amps for guitar pedals and solid state amps. My results are based on trying over 2 dozen dual op amps which involved a circuit that just used one and a circuit that uses 5.The very best sounding by far is:

OPA2228 - Very warm and tube sounding. VERY low noise in my distortion circuits. Added warmth and density to my clean circuit

NE5532 - Gives unbelievable smoothness and richness in the signal boosting section of my amp. Very warm too.

OPA2604 - Very good performer in pedals....probably the best for pedals in general. Similar specs to a 12AX7 tube. Was a little too cold and sharp for my amp though.
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Old 11th February 2004, 01:59 AM   #6
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Hello MrCheeks,

I cannot believe what I have read in your last post.

It is abuse like this that will end the sample programs from chip manufactures.

You should be ashamed for doing this! If you need a lot of a chip you should cash in your empties and buy them!


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Old 11th February 2004, 02:09 AM   #7
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Default Um pull your head out of your @ss

Dude they send me free chips as often as I like and follow up by calling me and asking how my projects are going!

Ya fool they want us to experiment with them and find more uses for them. The more we design and build the more products develop and the more they sell bulk chips. They're used to selling chips in quantities you OBVIOUSLY don't fathom.

Get a grip you boob!

PS I was ordering samples when I happened to check my email and got notice of your post! They've even increased the amount of free samples you can get!!
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Old 11th February 2004, 02:19 AM   #8
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Maybe you should get your fist out of your @ss!

How do you not see what you are doing as abusing the system?

Sure it is fine for the DIY community to order a few samples but suggesting that you get your friends & family to order so that you can receive more than what the manufactures allow is wrong.

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Old 11th February 2004, 02:31 AM   #9
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Dude you need to get out more. GET A GRIP

Right now as it is I can get 40 free samples from Texas Instruments.

40!!! I can order 40 free samples every few of weeks. The only way it would become an issue was if I was actually manufacturing products and asking for 40 free samples a week or every few days.

It's Texas Instruments do you know how much money those ppl make??!!
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Old 11th February 2004, 02:47 AM   #10
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Default Disgusting posts again.

Quote --- from Mr Cheeks.

Um pull your head out of your @ss ..................
Ya fool .............Get a grip you boob................

Really !! Are we degenerating again ?
Moderators where are you ?
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