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Old 9th February 2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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I've got access to thin granite tiles and someone to cut and make holes etc. Has anyone got any experience and or ideas on the possibility of using granite to build an amp on?? I plan on using separate ground wires so that shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 9th February 2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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I haven't tried granite, but I helped a friend build an amp on marble. We glued a piece of copper screen to the underside, and you have an instant ground plane. Only connect to this at one point (near the input jacks) just like a conventional metal chassis.

I use the same technique on many non conductive surfaces, although it is not always needed with a power amp. The screen can be purchased at an arts and crafts store.
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Thanks Guys, it sounds feasible. I was thinking I would glue wood strips underneath to reinforce the granite and I could use these to mount terminal strips for grounds and other connections etc.
By the way Tubelab, thanks for the work on the Edcor transformers, and your use of musical terms in your descriptions. It's alot easier for me to understand exactly what your hearing.
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