Six is all you need.
Does not matter if you do not use headphone section,I/V and LFP requires 6 op-amps and affects the sound on all outputs.
Get them from Digikey for $50 per, or ebay for $59 per w/ free shipping
Tim or anyone else, do you happen to know where I can find simple DIP8->DIP8 "sockets, so I can place that socket on top of the existing socket of the E1 as a backup?
I've had some trouble just a few minutes ago... I wanted to remove one of the stock NE5532 opamps. Unfortunately, one of those "noses" broke during the process. That means, one half got stuck inside the soldered socket hole... T_T
It was a real pain...however, after an hour of trying to get that tiny little thing out of that hole (I had to turn the E1 upside down and fiddle around with a tiny needle), I managed to get it out.
So to prevent this from happening again I would like to buy another socket just to place it on top of the soldered, original one as a backup.
May I ask what the excact name for it is and where I could buy some of them? - Best some shop that ships to Europe.
If I look it up (DIP 8 adapter or socket), all I find are dozens of pages of stuff I'm not looking for :(
Any help is much appreciated!
Do you think that is the correct one? It looks like it :O
I have a bunch of gold plated ones left, if only you lived in the U.S. i would of sent them to you.
Here's where i got mine. http://www.ebay.com/itm/390422337315?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
All it needs to be is a DIP 8 Socket, with 8 holes at the top (4 on each side) and 8 pins at the bottom (4 on each side).
Like in in the picture above, i stacked them on top of each other and remove one whenever i need it.
Perhaps try the most top rated ones first. (or most biased)
Edited by cssarrow - 2/1/13 at 10:14am