Has anyone built a battery box to power this amp? I'm getting my kit together, and as I have no power socket by my bed, I'd really like to run this on batteries if possible. A charge circuit would be helpful, but not a deal breaker.
marzukia Interesting build, even more so because you made a JLH without the benefit of the PCB. Those Jaycar 1 unit rack cases can be a PITA, due to those space gobbling bars. Altronics has a very nice 1U case without the bars, but it is more expensive, and they aren't in N.Z. SandyK r
I was originally even going to mount all the boards on rails like on the leaflet that came with the chassis but there's not enough clearance even after bending the tall caps and the heatsinks so I ended up mounting everything to the bottom. Would've worked if I'd gotten the 2U size though.
marzukia I do remember the teething problems you had with the JLH, but nevertheless there were only a couple of members who tried that route. I can relate to the bar problems, as I even had trouble squeezing in an XLR socket on the rear panel of my Class A HA. This time with the SC DAC, I tried the Altronics 1U rack case, and there is so much more front and rear panel space without the bars, and they look really good too, with a glossy black finish. SandyK
Sorry that was meant to say 'leg' not 'led'. It is one of the legs inter the pin socket that has snapped off. I don't know how i would replace it really. It seems to be soldered to the pcb on the op amp.
Oh krap that sucks, but looking at it the pins that go intothe IC socket seem to be soldered into pins soldered into the PCB at the bottom of the module. They look replaceable, but might take some skill but doable
Oh I have a question about the big SONIQ's caps. If I swapped these for something like Mundorf Silver/gold/oil caps would it make much of a difference? Or am I just throwing cash away? They aren't cheap.