Quote: Originally Posted by gurubhai /img/forum/go_quote.gif using an adapter would have been easier (the soldering should take less than a couple of minutes ). But I was not sure if it still would fit the shield and since the adapters were not available locally so I just decided not to wait and went ahead with HA fitting. I was very careful though to place the legs in their correct respective positions and not just to poke them. I think it was worth the effort though unless the audiophile placebo is taking me over As I suggested, if you are 100% sure these are the opamps for you, then you would remove the Dip socket and install the TO-99 in a adapter straight to the PCB. Soldering those would be a snap.