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Old 16th February 2009, 01:34 PM   #31
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OK.


One more question.


I have just pruchased an Alps RK27 volume pot.


And seller ask me what kind of taper I want. I have no clue what this means



Do I need logarithmic OR linear????





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Old 16th February 2009, 01:45 PM   #32
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I have just purchased an Alps RK27 volume pot.

And seller ask me what kind of taper I want. I have no clue what this means

Do I need logarithmic OR linear????
You want logarithmic for a volume control.
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Old 16th February 2009, 02:06 PM   #33
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Old 19th February 2009, 07:46 PM   #34
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Well. Wouldn't you know it..... I was worried about not getting my board and guess what arrived just about before everything else...

The board!!

Thanks George!!

I actually expected the resistors and stuff from Digi Key to arrive today. And I planned to start on the board.

Hopefully tomorrow the rest of the stuff will show up and I can get started.


After a little persistence I got a hold of Gery at Transcendar and he said my OPT's will be shipping out Monday.

So.. The OPT's will be the last thing to arrive. And I am hoping to have the board done by the time it gets here. And most of my chassis work..



I hope you guys don't mind pics. There probably be a bunch. I like to take them and I like to show them..

Heres a couple of the room and the newly arrived parts.

I had a dedicated room cleared for the build. But I didn't have Internet in there and I wanted to be close to the computer so I can reference the build from the Tubelab website. So I moved the table to my bedroom and setup a little 2 channel rig to listen too while building the amp..

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Old 19th February 2009, 09:00 PM   #35
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I hope you guys don't mind pics
Love pics! Good luck and hope your build goes great.

I like the glass of red next to the can of Coke

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Old 19th February 2009, 09:01 PM   #36
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good news, I allready missed the fun of building ......

and keep pics coming ...


btw , is that the dared mp-5?

i had it for some months last year , very beautiful and

quite good, but the simple se is much much better

in fact last week I heard both of them at a friends house along with a trends and a china pp ... that simple se was the clear champion ....
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Old 19th February 2009, 09:13 PM   #37
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btw , is that the dared mp-5?


No its made by HCT but its the same exact thing... Just a little cheaper because it doesn't have the Dared name..


And it does in fact sound quite good for what it is....





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Old 20th February 2009, 11:15 PM   #38
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I've got about 90% of my parts now. Enough to start on my board and chassis.

I drilled some holes and mounted my bottom plate to my chassis and added some rubber feet..


A little bit after I did that my parts from Digi Key arrived and my tubes from the tubestore arrived.


Which was awesome because the Tubestore made and error and sent me the wrong tubes. They sent me Winged C's instead of the Sovteks I ordered. The winged C's are what I wanted in the first place but I didn't want to spend the money. The winged C's cost almost twice as much as the Sovteks. Needless to say I was VERY happy!


I stuggled at first with soldering. But after a few resistors were installed I started to fall into a groove. I still stuggled here and there. But for the most part I think they turned out OK.

If anybody sees anything wrong please point it out to me...

I took 21 pics of the progress today. But I'll limit this post to 8.


I also didn't install the FREDS or the Heatsink Diodes. I didn't install the Heatsink and diodes because there wasn't a screw and nut with my parts. So I'll have to go to the hardware store tomorrow before I can install them..


It took me about 3.5 hours to complete the board....


Cheers





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Old 20th February 2009, 11:21 PM   #39
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Nice looking amp. Do yourself a favor, and get a pile of Q-tips and some isopropyl alcohol. Zippo or Ronsonol lighter fluid works even better, but is more dangerous. Clean up all the leftover soldering flux (brown junk) around the solder joints before you turn on the amp for the first time.

After it heats up from the first use, you'll never get the stuff off.
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Old 20th February 2009, 11:25 PM   #40
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Right on.


I meant to ask about that but forgot.


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