Yes exactly and I am still undecided whether to go for the MUSES or not hmmmmmm. I really do hope if I do get mine, there is not need to file the housing. BTW which did you prefer? I prefer clarity with good bass. MUSES01 or MUSES02 do you reckon?
I've found the light of an LED flashlight is very helpful in reading the labels. Under normal light (even sunlight) I find them all but illegible. Somehow, a little LED flashlight's cold white light seems to be perfect for reading the stamped labels on the op amps
On other matters, after deciding I liked the LME49990 / HA-5002 combo recently, I was decidedly underwhelmed this morning on my way to work (I haven't listened to the amp for a while). The soundstage seems less expansive than I would like. From everyone's experience, do you think I should change the HA-5002 to LME49600 or change the LME49990 to OPA1611 to open up the sound more?
I might buy some OPA627s soon to throw into the mix as well, but for now, those are my best choices.
Oh, I shall go dig out my LED flashlight to look at the chips again, its a pain to try and see the wordings lol.
Oh no...... will have to test them out when Im home tonight. Hopefully the chips are still alright.......