I ordered all the 3 chips direct from Ti with quick and cheap shipping. Maybe worth a look
I set up an account a couple years ago when they had the 50% discount on the TPA3255EVM. That took forever to be delivered.....months....but was worth the wait and the discount.Just the other day, I established an account at TI
Thank you,Rod Elliott's (project 39) is a soft start circuit using an auxiliary transformer instead of an AC-to-DC SMPS. Which means: yes, it can be done. You'd have to create a new circuit board and include the diodes, filter capacitors, and transformer. I always liked the looks of those tiny blue cubes made by Block Transformers, maybe one of them might fit into your plans. They're available at Newark but not Mouser or DigiKey.