Originally Posted by kevin gilmore
Nice thing however is that the chip is symetrical. So with a little work you can solder it in upside down. Then you can attach a real
That's exactly what I was thinking. Going to pick up some random cheapo soic chips localally to practice bending the leads with some tiny needle nose pliers. I am somewhat worried about the mechanical strain this places on them. Mostly the output pin. Besides making it weaker, doesn't it also add a little resistance at the bend? With regular through hole stuff, when I need to bend it, I always use the shaft of a small screw driver to get a nice rounded bend, thus minimizing the strain. I am kinda suprise this chip is not available in any other type of package.
Started working on a PCB design myself. But I think I want to use two of these chips for balanced output. One chip per channel. One side inverting, the other non-inverting. Should do the trick nicely. Though this doesn't apply to my intended implementation, the voltage rails could be a lot lower this way too. Downside is you now have two protection output resistors in series with the load, thus slightly lower damping factor. I use HD650s, so with their 300 ohms, it shouldn't be a big deal adding 2x 10 ohms.