Or you can waste even more time and manually shape out a panel out of clear plastic. Just to avoid drilling two extra holes (which makes no sense because I had to drill and expand 11 holes regardless)
I also realised that we of the O2 Output Booster board thread, have began hijacking this thread. Unsure whether I should feel sorry or not.
It is still O2 related and also IMO a nice break from the regular discussion.
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The booster board just plugs right into the O2 amp in place of the two NJM4556A chips (the ones next to the battery in the middle). You unplug those two chips then plug in the booster board. It slides into the top slot in the standard O2 B2-080 case. There are 3 wires that go from the booster board to the O2 PCB that have to be soldered on. Two are grounds, one going to either middle battery terminal and the other in front going to a resistor. The 3rd one is for the no-thump relay circuit and goes from the booster board to another resistor in the power management section of the O2. Pictures of exactly where those 3 wires attach are posted at the google drive link. After all the surface mount soldering one does in soldering up the booster board those 3 wires will be a piece of cake!
Surface mount chips? I do not know how to reliably solder them. I understand there is soldering paste for this. But I will pose my further fabrication questions on the separate O2 booster board thread. Other than that, I think this project would be a "no brainer" decision for me. It will turn my O2 + ODAC into the desktop amp it aspires to be! Oh yes, now that I mentioned it, will this also work for my setup (O2 + ODAC)?
Edited by r010159 - 3/13/14 at 5:44pm