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  • djg
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    I could not find white on black tape to fit my cheap little Brother label maker, and I did look.

    Every hole is an opportunity to fail, thanks for your kind words. I'm sure your future amp will be as nice as your little boombox radios and speakers.

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  • tomzarbo
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    I think your back panel came out really nice. Especially since that's a lot of holes!

    They do have white letter on black label for label makers which would possibly get you closer to the big company style of lettering... Brother TZ-E335 Label Maker Tape, 0.47"W, White On Black | Quill.com

    I was talking with Kevin a few years ago about possibly having some adhesive textured plastic sheets made up with various electronic logos printed up such as you would have used on your amp... like (+) and (-) Out, In, power logos, and a bunch other stuff. It wouldn't be a slick as the silk screened stuff on the pre-made up amp back, but it would be pretty good for DIY stuff. I didn't proceed with it as I just had too many things going on at the time. I was thinking of having multiple things printed on a sheet, and you would just cut out the icon you needed, peel the adhesive backing, and stick it on.

    It was an idea, anyway, didn't say it was a good one.


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    Your amp is looking really nice, and it's fun watching it progress. Thanks for posting the details. I've dreamed about making my own amp for years. I have the stuff to make one, but I want to make the case myself, so it must wait until I'm thinking clearly about it.

    TomZ

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  • djg
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    Putting one of these together in a day at an "Amp Camp" would be a chore. The nice DIYaudio kit back panel vs my crude labels.

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  • silverD
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    Looking good! I don't care for blue LEDs. I use the white LED switches and dim them as needed.

  • djg
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    Nice switches. I'm putting a toggle on the back. There will be two LEDS in the front panel indicating power to each channel. They supplied red and blue LEDs. I know blue is the preferred color here at PETT, but I think I'll go red.

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  • silverD
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    At least the holes are all round I really like the latching LED switches for amp projects.
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  • djg
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    The hole sizes are marked in the groove. You can't see that while it's spinning, so you can mark the bit with a sharpie or masking tape.

  • andykriech
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    djg, BTW with those stepped drills, how do you now when to stop? Do you have a diameter listed for every step?
    ak

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  • djg
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    Buncha big holes to drill.

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  • djg
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    Tedious. I need a magnifying glass to check the solder joints.

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  • djg
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    No Nate, the Italian DIYaudio custom cases look similar, but are not the same. The Chinese WA92 spec case has 6 pieces. The front, back, top and bottom screw directly to the heatsink sides. The Italian case has rails to which the surfaces attach. DIYaudio offers a really nice case, but it's too much for me to spend on a little fleawatt fun project.

  • silverD
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    Looks like you sourced the same cases that are used in the kit without the proprietary mounting holes.

  • billfitzmaurice
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    Don't expect John Atkinson
    Good. He's never heard anything he didn't like, so long as they were an advertiser.

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