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Old 26th November 2015, 05:26 PM   #11
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DIY FirstWatt F4 and McIntosh C48?
That's great. I'm sure you will enjoy it!
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Old 26th November 2015, 08:18 PM   #12
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The Deluxe 4U and 5U are predrilled but make sure you email them to let them know you want the diyaudio predrilled heatsinks to avoid disappointment.
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Old 26th November 2015, 09:25 PM   #13
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When I ordered, I used the DIYaudio order form, so I certainly expect any predrilled holes to match the DIYaudio specs.

I ordered it with a black anodised front with some milled aluminium handles to make it match the look of the C48 which has aluminium coloured "accents" where hanles could be mounted, no doubt.

EDIT: Now I have two humungous heat sinks to spare ..

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Old 27th November 2015, 12:07 AM   #14
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This is how I ordered mine.
You could always do a dual mono balanced F4 in the future with the extra heatsinks.
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Old 27th November 2015, 06:34 PM   #15
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Just ordered an Avondale soft start module. So now I need the small bits for the BA-2,wire,screws,stand-off, washers, rca +iec/on off button, speaker posts + a bit more. ,
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Old 28th November 2015, 08:15 PM   #16
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This is how I ordered mine.
You could always do a dual mono balanced F4 in the future with the extra heatsinks.
Can I ask you what is in the box apart from the case itself and what you need to assemble it?

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Old 28th November 2015, 09:45 PM   #17
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Everything you need to assemble the case is provided
However cause I ordered directly from modushop with diyaudio order form, I had to order a back panel kit separately from the diyaudio store containing iec socket, rca jacks, binding posts, stand offs, washers, nuts, bolts etc.

In terms of tools all you need is a screw driver to assemble the case, and allan key for mounting mosfets using m3 hex socket bolts. A couple of spanners to tighten nuts maybe useful.
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Old 28th November 2015, 10:13 PM   #18
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Thanks! I will order the extra bits so I have everything when the case arrives within the next week or so.
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I have a few more noob questions:
What size screws will I need to use in the pre-drilled case?
Is there a parts list with parts order numbers anywhere in existence?
Has anyone built the f4 stereo version with balanced inputs to BA-2 (like the ones I would have from my McIntosh C48 pre)?
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I have a few more noob questions:
What size screws will I need to use in the pre-drilled case?
Is there a parts list with parts order numbers anywhere in existence?
Has anyone built the f4 stereo version with balanced inputs to BA-2 (like the ones I would have from my McIntosh C48 pre)?
Thanks!
If you order a back panel kit from diyaudio store it will contain everything you need to mount the board, mosfets, iec, rca, and binding posts.
Email the diyaudio store and ask for the back panel kit.
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