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post #9391 of 9663
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I use an "ebony" stain from my local home depot 

 

Thanks.

 

I'm wanting to do something with a little gloss, or a lot, like a piano black finish.

post #9392 of 9663
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Thanks.

 

I'm wanting to do something with a little gloss, or a lot, like a piano black finish.

Japanese black with polyutherane finish, gives a really nice deep black finish and polyutherane for the final glossy touch, recommend minimum 4 layers or 7 layers if you are going to buffer it for a polished shine.

 

Stains and dyes don't really have glossy properties they change the colour and reveal the wood grain, lacquer, varnish and polyutherane is what you need for a finished gloss look.


Edited by DefQon - 11/2/13 at 4:19pm
post #9393 of 9663

Thanks for that!

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I'm still keen in seeing your Monolith you know.

post #9395 of 9663

A few years ago i went backpacking OS for 12 months.

Not satisfied with my laptop's internal soundcard (no surprise there), i built this.

 

It has a bit of a nasty power-on surge current which shuts down some USB ports, but with most its ok.

The TA6120a is supplied +-12V rails by two DC-DC converters on the back of the PCB.

Not ideal, but it sounds surprisingly good, is very compact and doesn't require any extra external power supply.

 

Designed by me. Double sided PCB etched & assembled at home.

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

Larger PCB photo: http://goo.gl/aDmTqr

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90


Edited by MWP - 11/3/13 at 4:12am
post #9396 of 9663
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post
 

I'm still keen in seeing your Monolith you know.

 

Ask and you shall receive!  Actually, I just happened to get some time to box it up this weekend.  I went sort of old school...

 

post #9397 of 9663

Wow very nicely built, looks very alike to my Ross Martin DAC with the wooden ends (maple?). 

 

So what was the total cost of this thing? How does it fair with low impedance headphones <100 ohms?

post #9398 of 9663

Thanks.  It's just the basic Hammond case.  They claim walnut.

 

Having the boards mounted on the base plate and the XLR's, power switch, LED, etc... mounted to the top case turned out to be sort of PITA for wiring.  I needed to set everything up with the right slack so when I take the top cover off I can lean it back and gain access to everything.  

 

I've not tried anything low impedance yet, I've only had the DT-990, 880, and HD-800 connected.  I'd like to try it, but my dynamic collection of cans is pretty much gone now.  I'd really like to try an ortho with it too, none of those left over either.

 

Hopefully one of the other Monolith builders can let us know!

post #9399 of 9663

Clamshell type chassis are a brilliant idea until you actually try to build one... :tongue:

post #9400 of 9663
12AU7 single tube...sounds pretty good








Edited by vixr - 11/4/13 at 11:11am
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12AU7 single tube...sounds pretty good

Excellent !

 

Very cool design.

What board software do you use?

post #9402 of 9663
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Originally Posted by vixr View Post

12AU7 single tube...sounds pretty good

 


Great build.

Good job on the etching!

post #9403 of 9663
sceleratus,
Thank you... Express PCB, it's not the greatest, but very simple to use.

Edited by vixr - 11/4/13 at 12:13pm
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Great build.

Good job on the etching!

Thank you sir.

post #9405 of 9663


6SN7 6V6 OTL CLASS A BALANCED HEADPHONE AMP


sound great

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