Originally Posted by H22
Pretty sure If I build a board designed just for panasonic FM caps, and revise the op-amp power supply section, I could probably shrink the board down another 40% or so.....
Now that you've said it, don't let us down
Assuming that you were able to get it down another 40% in size, how difficult would it be to fit the amp in a slimmer case like this one?
Here are the inner dimensions:
Since your two tallest components seem to be the daughter board with the smd caps, the electrolytics, and the input/output jacks,
1) put everything that was on the daughter board on the main board, and just make the board longer? (This case is about 30mm longer I think, so you're probably fine here)
2) Configure the electrolytics so they are on there side (again, you have more length, so hopefully you'd be fine)
3) SImilar to the caps, could you put the jacks on its side?
The case is only 1.25mm thinner inside, but it's almost 3mm thinner in total. It's not much, but I really like the clean look without the ridges. It's also slightly wider -- maybe that's what gives it the sleek appearance.
Obviously, this is asking WAAAAY too much from you, so feel free to completely ignore my selfish requests. You've already considered crossfeed circuits, and whether it gets implemented or not, that alone is wonderful. Also, if I want to, I can just take your current boards and fit them in the case myslef, by wiring the daughter boards manually, and connecting the empty capacitor slots with wire, so don't sweat it.
In case you're crazy enough to consider doing this, here's the link to the enclosure above (There the same case... the first one just has better pictures, and the second with the interior dimensions)