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Old 22nd October 2019, 02:24 AM   #131
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With a 3U chassis, things are going to be tight as I see it.
For the cost and time of removing them and re-soldering them verses ordering new leads, resistors are cheaper.
Got to have a soldering iron anyway, USPS has it stuck in Oak Creek WI since Friday.
Oh well
Regardless of your purist instincts (a compliment—takes one to know one)—I found it super helpful to run all the power wires (V+, GND, V-) either straight up off the boards and then towards the back of the case, or I've seen them run in from the back of the PCB, provided I suppose that you have enough room with your standoffs.

Just a thought. I got to redo 1/2 my F5 wiring trying to sort out hum/buzz—and when I redid the power wires across the top I didn't run them perpendicular to the PCB and out towards the middle of the chassis the second time. Made getting in there for biasing much easier.

Hakko soldering irons are the business... just sayin.
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Old 22nd October 2019, 11:06 PM   #132
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Pfarrell: in the photo in your post #92, it appears there is a red and a black wire running close to your inrush CL60’s, maybe too close?
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Old 22nd October 2019, 11:49 PM   #133
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Pfarrell: in the photo in your post #92, it appears there is a red and a black wire running close to your inrush CL60’s, maybe too close?
The in, to the terminal block from the IEC?
It’s per 6L6 spec.

Also that was my old needed to be ZenModed super loud wiring layout.

The new layout is almost blackness in comparison. Block is at the front, power under the chassis and more.
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Old 27th October 2019, 01:56 AM   #134
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I have my soldering iron ready to go again and planning on making some headway on this tomorrow..
Anyway here is a pic of how I plan to mount my AC input block.
Grommet placement for AC in coming from below.
Any input or advise is appreciated.
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Old 27th October 2019, 04:09 AM   #135
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Oh, the ground wire for the Antek.
I have read somewhere in the past to keep this"short as possible".
Will it be ok to drop this back with the AC in and back to star ground?
Will have to splice it and lengthen it to do so if I have my star ground toward the back of the PSU.
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Old 30th October 2019, 04:33 AM   #136
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Oh, the ground wire for the Antek.
I have read somewhere in the past to keep this"short as possible".
Will it be ok to drop this back with the AC in and back to star ground?
Will have to splice it and lengthen it to do so if I have my star ground toward the back of the PSU.
From the Aleph thread-->post #2698:
Aleph J illustrated build guide

But the Boyz like to keep them short and grounded as close as possible.

I mounted my F5 transformer vertically. Aleph J transfo I mounted flat, and was able to rotate it "live" to attenuate the buzz in the speakers... cut it in half with optimal position... So leave some slack in the shielding wire when you cut it. ZM said up to 30 degrees in either direction.
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Old 31st October 2019, 02:41 AM   #137
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Note to oneself," crimp terminals are cheap, shipping is expensive, order more than what you think you might need".
Anyway, with that being said, I am happy to be at this point.
Thanks for all of the help appreciated
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Old 31st October 2019, 02:46 AM   #138
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Looking good!

Lowes, home depot, ace and menards all have crimp terminals, a frequent time saver in my world.
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Old 31st October 2019, 02:51 AM   #139
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I think I get blue and yellow crimp terminals every time I’m at Home Depot. IIRC, Home Depot has the female bulk packs while Lowe’s has the male / female combo packs. Menard’s didn’t have what I wanted when i checked.

I once ordered a bulk pack on amazon but they were cheap junk. The metal was too thin, and it didn’t bite and hold on the wire. Plastic was garbage.
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Old 31st October 2019, 03:59 AM   #140
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Maybe its just me but, this is how I terminate my AC wires.
Crimped and soldered.
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