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post #766 of 1850

These are what I have for E12DIY so far, including the stock:

 

OPAMP :
LME49860, AD8599, ADA4627-1, LME49990, OPA1642, AD825, LT1028, AD744, OPA627, LT1678, LT1469, LT1358, OPA2111, NE5532, LM4562, LME49720, NJM5532, NJM2114, NJM4580, NJM4558, NJM4556, OP270, OP275, OPA2134, OPA2227, OPA604, OPA2604, AD8397, OPA2209, OPA2107, AD8620, AD8066, AD797, OPA1611, MAX9632, MUSES8820, MUSES8920, MUSES01, MUSES02.

 

Buffer:
LME49600, BUF634, LT1010, LMH6321, HA-5002.

 

Probably not going to get more since I think I have covered almost all the usual choices. Also I have received the Silmic II, along with Nichicon MUSES ES and BlackGate NX Hi-Q from previous LOD project. Now I am waiting for some Wima and Vishay PP film caps to come, as well as AVX OxiCap. Also ordered some pin socket, which I hope to solder in for the caps for future cap rolling. After that I think I am pretty much done with all the mod.

post #767 of 1850
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Originally Posted by doki81 View Post


did you bought from the Japan store or taobao?


doki, I bought this from someone locally (Singapore) who's into DIY-ing. You should know him too from local forum.

 

I worried he himself doesn't know he sold me fakes (if it is).

post #768 of 1850
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doki, I bought this from someone locally (Singapore) who's into DIY-ing. You should know him too from local forum.

 

I worried he himself doesn't know he sold me fakes (if it is).

Are the pins real easy to move? They are soft, appearing to be copper. Normal op amp pins are pretty stiff. If you have a regular op amp you will know right off. 

post #769 of 1850
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Are the pins real easy to move? They are soft, appearing to be copper. Normal op amp pins are pretty stiff. If you have a regular op amp you will know right off. 


I'm not quite sure if they're soft or stiff as these are the first opamps I bought. Got these for my Essence STU initially and gonna try it on the E12.

 

The person I bought it from is quite well known locally as he DIY his own portable amp. I though I wouldn't go wrong buying from him.

 

But the more I look and compare with the photos posted here, it seems like mine were fakes... :(

post #770 of 1850

Well, that guy could have just sourced them from eBay as well. I remember having an argument with another guy in the DIY forum who insists that eBay is fine for sourcing IC. As you can see, quite a few members get burnt on the MUSES.

post #771 of 1850
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Are the pins real easy to move? They are soft, appearing to be copper. Normal op amp pins are pretty stiff. If you have a regular op amp you will know right off. 

They are copper based.

I have it on good authority that "NJRC put an awful lot of effort into the design right down to using OFC copper in the link between the chip itself and the legs that come out of the package".
post #772 of 1850
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They are copper based.

I have it on good authority that "NJRC put an awful lot of effort into the design right down to using OFC copper in the link between the chip itself and the legs that come out of the package".

I believe it. They legs are dangerously soft, in that you cold work them a few times and they will break off. They are about as soft as butter. I haven't listened to them yet. Will try one soon. 

post #773 of 1850

Just placed an order for one through noisymotel!!!!
Can't wait to get my hands on them...

post #774 of 1850
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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post

Just placed an order for one through noisymotel!!!!

Can't wait to get my hands on them...

for usd299? W/free intl shipping?
post #775 of 1850

AUD $300 with free shipping...

post #776 of 1850
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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post
 

Just placed an order for one through noisymotel!!!!
Can't wait to get my hands on them...

 

That's where I got mine too.

post #777 of 1850
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

 

That's where I got mine too.


Same here.

post #778 of 1850
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post
 


Same here.

 

You got one too!? Cool. What op amps are you using? Just the stock ones?

 

So far I'm liking the LME49600 buffer with the AD1611 that came with the E12  or with an AD8599 that I bought separately. Hoping to try some OPA627s soon using an adapter.

post #779 of 1850

Currently stock but getting Muses01 in the mail.

 

Even stock, its very good compared to a lot of amps in its price range and much better than the stock E12.

post #780 of 1850
Agree.

Where are you getting the Muses?
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