My PIMETA in silver hammond (200k)
post-785744
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 12

MaxW

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Messages
126
Reaction score
0
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Posts
126
Likes
0
Thanks to tangents help I finally got my PIMETA going good

And I like seeing the pics of other peoples stuff so I thought I'd post pics of my first headphone amp:









The LED is a UV one and it looks dark purple but it didn't show in the pic



 
     Share This Post       
post-785772
Post #2 of 12

MisterX

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 30, 2002
Messages
3,880
Reaction score
23
Joined
Dec 30, 2002
Posts
3,880
Likes
23
Very nice.
Did you machine the clear panels yourself or?
Same for the polish on the extrusion?
One comment though-----> I bet it sucks turning it on and off with the DC plug in the way.
 
     Share This Post       
post-785866
Post #3 of 12

ixeo

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 24, 2004
Messages
704
Reaction score
10
Joined
Mar 24, 2004
Posts
704
Likes
10
the clear panels should be either lexan or plexiglass.
their just plastics, computer freaks use it a lot to "mod" their computers.

its easy to work with.. weapon of choice is normally dremel and drill.
anyway, methinks your pimeta is sweet, the insides are very clean, explains the clear casing to show off the good work. cheers
 
     Share This Post       
post-786016
Post #4 of 12

rayofsi

Previously known as ufokillerz
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
659
Reaction score
55
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Posts
659
Likes
55
nice work, do the hammonds come polished like that or did you hand polish that one?
 
     Share This Post       
post-786111
Post #5 of 12

Magic77

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 24, 2001
Messages
852
Reaction score
28
Joined
Jun 24, 2001
Posts
852
Likes
28
Excellent work for your first amp!! I like the On/Off switch you have; Where did you get that one?
 
     Share This Post       
post-786399
Post #6 of 12

guzzler

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 17, 2003
Messages
1,851
Reaction score
12
Joined
Jan 17, 2003
Posts
1,851
Likes
12
nice job, but just out of interest, where are the buffers??


g
 
     Share This Post       
post-786488
Post #7 of 12

rayofsi

Previously known as ufokillerz
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
659
Reaction score
55
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Posts
659
Likes
55
Quote:

Originally Posted by guzzler
nice job, but just out of interest, where are the buffers??


g



wow great eyes =P i bet hes having problems locating BUF634P's thats why he doesnt have any yet.
 
     Share This Post       
post-786518
Post #8 of 12

Megaptera

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Messages
891
Reaction score
11
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Posts
891
Likes
11
There are pads for SMD buffers on the underside. They're probably there.
 
     Share This Post       
post-786647
Post #9 of 12

MaxW

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Messages
126
Reaction score
0
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Posts
126
Likes
0
Quote:

Originally Posted by guzzler
nice job, but just out of interest, where are the buffers??


g



As Megaptera said, I am using the surface mount ones, they are on the underside. I can get the buffers locally but I got them from tangent as they are cheaper.


Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterX

Very nice.
Did you machine the clear panels yourself or?
Same for the polish on the extrusion?
One comment though-----> I bet it sucks turning it on and off with the DC plug in the way.



Yeah I made the panels myself, used a drill press and a hacksaw for the front panel and I had to use a mill to make the top panel edges so it slides in like the original hammond top and sits flush on top


I didn't polish the case, I used solar film, you cant really see it in the pics but its like chrome, very shinny


Quote:

Originally Posted by Magic77
Excellent work for your first amp!! I like the On/Off switch you have; Where did you get that one?


I got it from Jaycar

Thanks people, it sounds good to boot
 
     Share This Post       
post-789623
Post #10 of 12

doobooloo

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Nov 3, 2002
Messages
2,544
Reaction score
11
Joined
Nov 3, 2002
Posts
2,544
Likes
11
Wow, it's absolutely gorgeous!

I'm glad it's sounding great as well!
 
     Share This Post       
post-790855
Post #11 of 12

sanaka

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 13, 2004
Messages
102
Reaction score
0
Joined
Apr 13, 2004
Posts
102
Likes
0
Sweet, MaxW! That's pretty close to what I'm planning as my first headamp too. What kind are your four power reserve caps? They're not the Panasonic FC's. Nichicon's?

Peace,
Sanaka
 
     Share This Post       
post-791877
Post #12 of 12

MaxW

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Messages
126
Reaction score
0
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Posts
126
Likes
0
Quote:

Originally Posted by sanaka
Sweet, MaxW! That's pretty close to what I'm planning as my first headamp too. What kind are your four power reserve caps? They're not the Panasonic FC's. Nichicon's?

Peace,
Sanaka



They are Elna Starget, 470uF, 35V ones. I got them from RS
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top