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Old 21st October 2020, 10:40 AM   #1841
andynor is offline andynor  Norway
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I agree. If twisted is good enough, and FREE, I will go that route. Plus there are all sourts of colours in a CAT6, so easy to work with and connect etc. And I have 60 feet of CAT6, so should last a few builds

Any drawbacks in using a front mounted AC switch? Something with an integrated LED would be nice. But KIS would be an IEC with switch, fewer parts and connections and most important: less drilling.

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Old 21st October 2020, 10:57 AM   #1842
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OTOH, if you go the front-switch route, you could just pull in a power-cable directly to the switch, thus you‘d just need to drill a hole on the back (to insert a grommet and the cable) and one on the front. Instead of cutting out a square for that iec-thing. (I question the effect of those filter-things, but could be wrong here too)...
And having the switch at the front is more... „finished“?
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Old 21st October 2020, 11:04 AM   #1843
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Old 21st October 2020, 11:07 AM   #1844
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OTOH, if you go the front-switch route, you could just pull in a power-cable directly to the switch, thus you‘d just need to drill a hole on the back (to insert a grommet and the cable) and one on the front. Instead of cutting out a square for that iec-thing. (I question the effect of those filter-things, but could be wrong here too)...
And having the switch at the front is more... „finished“?
I too have limited belief in filtering. However, an unfiltered one costs - I dont know - 10 dollars, whilst the filtered thing from TE costed me around 20 dollars. So I thought what the heck.

I agree that it is more finished. And easier for other users of the equipment than myself. Any tips for a switch that might to the trick?
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Sorry not really. I‘m using a mediocre rocker-switch with the appropriate voltage/amperes. (Been searching very long for the fancy stuff, until I realized that form isn’t function—maybe a rotary switch like Lorlin RMS1035 with a modushop-knob?)
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I've always had a soft spot for toggle switches and have used this APEM-switch for several projects: https://no.farnell.com/apem/631h-2/s...der/dp/1082324

A bit old fashioned perhaps, but I think it looks good and it has very solid feel to it. Makes a very satisfying sound too.

I think a front mounted switch is an advantage, especially if you are in the habit of turning things off for the night.
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Old 21st October 2020, 12:29 PM   #1847
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Looks neat. Maybe I’ll order one of those for my BA-3 as well. That means I’ll have two switches for the power amp, one on the IEC inlet and on at the front. Guess that’s not a bad thing, seeing as there are kids in the house.

Tbaashus: What do you think of the frontpanel attenuator and source selector? Will it work OK? The one you use looks good, but the PSU board is out of stock. This one is cheap as well.

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Hey Andynor,

This might be a neat project to look into if you want to use front mounted switch for your BA3:

PCB: low voltage On-Off switch drives AC mains relay \ includes soft start .. H9KPXG
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What do you think of the frontpanel attenuator and source selector? Will it work OK? The one you use looks good, but the PSU board is out of stock. This one is cheap as well.
I'm sure it will! I suppose it depends on what you need (number of inputs and if you can do without a remote). The only input selector I personally have any experience with is the Muffsy.
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