|17th November 2018, 02:20 PM||#1|
My_Ref Fremen Edition GB (13th GB)
Preface (Updated deadlines)
To keep prices lower in case of a small number of participants, up to 20 kits, PCBs will be produced in China.
From 20 kits and up PCBs will be produced in Italy as in previous GBs.
There will be, for whom is afraid of SMD soldering, the option for boards with SMD parts already hand-soldered with ROHS silver solder, thoroughly cleaned and visually inspected for 50€ more per kit, including SMD parts (a 20€ value).
If interested please PM me your PayPal associated email address and fill your nickname, country (2 letter code) and number of kits on the Google Spreadsheet (please leave blank the 'PP account sent' column, I'll fill it so you have a feedback that I've received your data)
January 2019, 6 price will be fixed and I'll start sending PayPal Invoices, all payments are due by January 2019, 11.
Until PCB order from manifaturer is done it will be possible to partecipate to the GB
Boards will be ordered by January 2019, 13 and should be in my hands in 15-20 days, then packaged and shipped in a week or so.
Remember to sign-up on the Google Spreadsheet to partecipate!
Now the usual (updated) opener:
The My_Ref Fremen Edition is a variation of Mauro Penasa's My_Ref with this goals:
I've been authorized by Mauro Penasa to proceed with this My_Ref derivate amp.
You can find references on development, beta and release candidate here:
My_Ref Fremen Edition - need help on PCB evaluation - diyAudio
My_Ref Fremen Edition - Beta build/Fine tuning - diyAudio
My_Ref Fremen Edition RC - Build thread - diyAudio
My_Ref Fremen Edition - Build Thread
KSTR's measurements on beta boards (final boards measured a tiny bit better but almost the same performance):
7th run boards measures even better (Measure by JosephK):
Distortion goes down ten times Vs. Beta (and previous) Boards
On my Google Drive you'll find:
And a YouTube video on SMD soldering of FE modules.
Mouser shared projects (order 2, each project is for a SINGLE board):
Industrial BOM without SMD parts
Industrial BOM + Evo A Mod
Industrial BOM + Evo A Mod without SMD parts
On a budget BOM
Actual price will depend on number of partecipants/kits, the Group Buy is about PCBs only, with an option for SMD populated ones.
Approximate price is 25-27€/Kit (one kit = 2 PCBs, PayPal fees and 1€/kit donation to DIY audio included):
Actual price will be calculated and fixed before ordering boards and it will lower as kits numbers goes up.
Shipping prices will be (up to 2 kits, more than 2 will be calculated):
Rest of the world apart Oceania 18,50€
PCBs (circa 12 x 10.5 cm) will be blue, 2mm tick, 2 Oz/70um copper, gold plated, made in Italy (from 25 kits) or in China (up to 24 kits).
One transformer 160VA-300VA will be needed for each board (monoblock design)
BOM cost is around 67€ per board (premium industrial BOM) which can be lowered to 53€ (On a budget BOM).
Build a complete amp (premium industrial BOM with case, connectors, cabling, transformers etc.) will cost around 400€ and up.
Mauro Penasa (R.I.P.) for his great design and kind permission
LinuxGuru for his help on new compensation
Luka for the LM318 PS initial design
KSTR for the new C9, R10 arrangement.
Soongsc, Marce, Sebaastian, KSTR and Metal for help on PCB design
BMCBob for all support, tests and reviews
JosephK for his measurements and advice on further reducing distortion.
Images of boards from the 7th GB:
ClaveFremen "Bailando Salsa en el Sietch" - PM me for extra boards from the 13th My_Ref FE GB.
Last edited by ClaveFremen; 29th December 2018 at 10:35 AM.
|8th December 2018, 10:13 PM||#6|
So far only 6 kits are on the spreadsheet... not enough.
We need 10 kits to start production in China and 20 kits to manifacture them in Italy.
Whoever is interested in building this great amp, let's sign up!
|12th December 2018, 07:46 AM||#8|
Thank you for doing this GB.
2 sets for me please (already entered on Google spreadsheet).
|12th December 2018, 01:24 PM||#9|
Welcome on board Laurens.
You must PM me your email address associated with PayPal.
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