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Old 6th May 2013, 03:39 PM   #941
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Just awesome, I am jealous, all mine are grown and moved on, would have loved a project like that!!
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Old 6th May 2013, 05:20 PM   #942
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That is very cool, how did you go by handling the power supply, did you just plug both of them in to the the unit with individual plugs.
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Old 6th May 2013, 05:39 PM   #943
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Great post, that was a real Amp Camp IMHO. Sure glad they worked!
And her sister is going to demand a system too! I can see it in her face...
It'll be a family tradition. Very good job getting everything ready so she could succeed!
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Old 6th May 2013, 06:09 PM   #944
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Duder: The power supply is one from the DIYAudio store - its a laptop PS that provides 19V and 4A, so I just ran the power in jack to a switch and then split the power leads from there, one to each board.

Mark: Yeah, I suspect there may be more of these in our future! The girls also have a big brother - I think I'll need to get a few more boards... It was a bit of a challenge to decide how much of the work to do ahead of time. I wanted her to be able to help with everything, so it all needed to be ready to go, but I didn't want it to be too challenging so she'd lose interest. We spent about 2 hours populating the circuit boards. I had all of the woodworking done and the back panel pre-drilled. Things got a little slow when we started installing/soldering all of the signal in/out on the back. Perhaps I should have done just a bit more work ahead of time, but it worked out pretty well. It took us about 4 hours for the amp and about 1 hour for the speakers.

I was hoping that everything would work right away - trouble shooting would have reduced the thrill for sure! I had her stuff the board and cross parts off of the parts list as she installed them. I then double checked her work and we worked together to solder each part and then she did the trimming. She really got into it!
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Old 6th May 2013, 06:44 PM   #945
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Really nice story Eric...!!
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Old 7th May 2013, 12:06 AM   #946
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just awesome Eric! great job.
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Old 7th May 2013, 01:25 AM   #947
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Eric,
What an awesome post, and what an awesome dad you are! I am gathering parts for an ACA still and may try this with my daughter. Great idea. I really like the look of the maple chassis. Who says amps need to look like a metal box?! Like Bob said, if you are ever looking for an easy to build and great sounding speaker project to do with your kids, the Cornu is it.
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Eric, thanks for posting! The amp and speakers look really great!
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Old 10th May 2013, 07:27 PM   #949
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Eric,

....a beautiful amp indeed! I'm in the process of building an ACA and your post gave me the idea to mount the woodchassis itself to the heatsinks. I was originally thinking of metal brackets or braces for mounting but am now thankfully disabused of that notion. A gorgeous peice of 4/4 bloodwood will be used and should go well with silver heat sinks.

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Old 10th May 2013, 09:39 PM   #950
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Hi Eric,

Very nice amp, I'm sure you guys had a great time building it.

I have also just finished building one, it's a sweet sounding amp, very musical. This was the first time my son was using some power tool like the drill and he also cut some metal. Very nice bonding moments. I have attached some picture showing how easy it is to built this amp.

p.s. I will most probably change the silver screws for black ones.

Rgds,
Eric
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