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  1. I wonder what they wrote that green spokeshave up as being, had they seen the word "Kunz" anywhere on it 😉
  2. Something like that I tend to use M4 because I find it easier to tap the smaller holes, but both should be fine. EDIT: You can of course put more force on an M5, but if you have thermal compound or a silpad between the surfaces there's no need to tighten it too hard anyway IMO.
  3. Are the pin connections correct?. Most of the fake 2SK216s are remarked devices and they don't have the same pinout. Not a guarantee, but a strong indication.
  4. Just a bit more, at around 1 kW per box into 4 ohms...
  5. I was starting to think that this project would require one of these: I know it's not a Festool, but I think you might be able to scrape by with Mafell
  6. Agree with that. What makes you think that all these component replacements are in fact improvements?
  7. Not needed here because the offset is trimmable here - it wasn't on the original Dynalo.
  8. Two comments to the BoM: - Your LEDs are listed with a 2.1V drop. As Pars mentioned higher up in the thread you should normally use 1.7V for Kevin's designs (LTL-307ELC) - Can't remember the spacing for the 5pF capacitors, but I believe I used a high-voltage ceramic (75-561R10TCCV50) for this (also for the dynalo, although my boards are a different version).
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    Isolated semis you normally just mount with a bit of thermal compound between the package and the heatsink and a metal screw. That's the benefit of the full-isolated package - faster mounting (the downside is poorer thermal performance compared to a regular TO-220).
  10. I have boards but I haven't put them together yet. Can you just switch between ZF and SS, aren't the component values and placements different so that you have to choose a configuration up front?
  11. The plaque on the back should say "No actual knowledge involved in building this device" or something like that....
  12. IME yes the 2SC4686s have very low hFE. The last batch I bought all measured 22 and to be honest I thought the tester was broken until I checked the data sheet and saw that this is actually with specs (albeit at the low end).
  13. Yes, that's perfect. The 4M7 resistor on the bias out means that your meter will load down the bias voltage if you measure there. The test point is added before the resistor so you can measure the actual voltage accurately.
  14. Looks good. I don't really need more headphone amps, but do you have any spare boards? 😂
  15. A toroid transformer that's audibly humming is normally either badly made, overloaded or miswired. Does it hum without load as well? Also, you do know about shorted turns on toroids, right? https://www.bicronusa.com/resources/tech-guide-toroidal-power-transformers
  16. The pot model is called an Alps RK16812.
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    I have a YM 16622 which I bought app. 10 years and it's probably the most versatile watch that I have owned. The grey/neutral/understated look pretty much suits whatever else you are wearing and it means you can just put it on and forget about it. I've also worn it for a whole summer on a Nato-strap (grey/navy) and that worked really well also IMHO - and the funny thing was that very few people recognised it as a Rolex that way (but the few that did normally struck up some interesting watch-geek conversation afterwards ).
  18. Seeed should do the same as well (or thereabouts)
  19. Had a Weller Pyropen Piezo years ago and liked it for a couple of things. One was soldering stuff in other places than my desk where I couldn't be bothered to get the soldering iron and an extension cord. The other was soldering thick speaker cables to drivers/crossovers where I needed more heat than my stationary iron could provide. For electrician-type soldering and heat shrink it's probably fine, but I wouldn't use it for electronics. Not only because of the crude temperature control but also because then ones I have seen all seem to eject (very) hot air off to one side. Realistically it's only a matter of time before you turn the iron in a way that means the hot air will damage a board or some parts.
  20. I have seen the same used on discrete power amps with a thick and "spongy" thermal pad on the bar to even out the differences in thickness. Then it was possible to clamp e.g. both Sanken MT200 power transistors and TO-220 VAS transistors with the same bar. I would think that's fine. It also puts the clamping force directly on the body of the device and not on the flange, so there should be less risk of having devices that aren't completely flat against the heat sink (which would lead to thermal instability).
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    Difficult to see from the pics how much space you really have, but FWIW this layout would probably be my starting point.
  22. 2 Oz boards tend to be a little more tolerant if you need to replace components because the traces will take a bit more heat. Thick 3 Oz traces may actually require more heat than you usually need to get good joints and make the boards seem difficult to solder, so if you don't need the high current I wouldn't bother with that (they also tend to be much more expensive).
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