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Old 8th May 2013, 02:20 AM   #1861
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Eric...great looking amp--and a great way to introduce your daughter to the hobby....!!
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Old 8th May 2013, 11:32 AM   #1862
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Eric...great looking amp--and a great way to introduce your daughter to the hobby....!!
Very nice, Ken! I didn't realize what type of wood you had used when I first saw your amp. Do the wood panels have any negative impact on the air flow through the sinks? This is an interesting approach to dress up the amp! I've also enjoyed the handful of amps that people have shown with sinks mounted on the inside of the chassis. Both are a little different than the norm.

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Old 13th May 2013, 04:00 PM   #1863
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Do the wood panels have any negative impact on the air flow through the sinks?
Eric--No. In fact, the wood panels are an integral part of my heatsink cooling system. I have two muffin fans on the rear panel of the amp, that flow air into the central part of the chassis. From there, the air flows under the heatsinks (machined, for that purpose), and then the air flows upwards between the heatsink fins and wood panels. The air exits at the top. As such, I have both forced air (fans) and thermal convection (from the effect of a "thermal chimney" of the fins and wood panels). Works great.

I suspect the amp would run a lot warmer without the wood panels--would ruin the desired air flow path thru the amp.
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Old 13th May 2013, 04:06 PM   #1864
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CanAm Man's amp probably has enough excess cooling he could run a hot F5T in it with little worry - I have had the honor of seeing it in person, it's one of those DIY projects that makes you want to aspir to that level of quality and detail.

Also, the panel meters are amongst the coolest things ever.
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Old 14th May 2013, 07:11 PM   #1865
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Finally ready!

Here are the latest pictures of my completed F5Turbo v2 with cascoding, with 2sj201/2sk1530 output MOSFETs and the diodes MUR3020W mounted on the heatsinks. I'm not a ''fraidy-cat" but hey, my sourceresistors are only 0.22 Ohm...
The frontpanel is wonderful made by Andrea of hifi2000.
The MOSFETs are biased at 1.25 A each at 33.2 volts so 40 Watts each.
Total power consumption is around 350 Watt, with max temp on the heatsinks of 52.3 degrees Celsius.
I first biased it around 380 Watt put the lid on the amp and I almost had a thermal meltdown
Took me hundreds of hours to complete....
Hope you like the pictures...
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Old 14th May 2013, 07:14 PM   #1866
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and some more....
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Wow, very nice.
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Old 14th May 2013, 07:23 PM   #1868
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put 5mm spacers between heatsinks and both bottom and top plate , to have opening all around circumference ; that way it will have more air for inside cooling
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Old 14th May 2013, 07:24 PM   #1869
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help..I can't breathe..it's hot...and tight...man, that thing will be boiling hot like a vulcano
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Old 14th May 2013, 07:27 PM   #1870
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Thanks!
Ofcourse thanks to Papa Pass for this wonderful design and sharing it with the DIYaudio community!

The first music I listened to was a SACD from the Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms...your latest trick...WOW
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