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  1. According to their website, part nr. 5452258 has the following electrical parameters: Nominal current 13.5 AN Nom voltage 400 V Rated voltage (III/3) 250 V Rated voltage (III/2) 400 V Rated voltage (II/2) 630 V Rated surge voltage (III/3) 4 kV Rated surge voltage (III/2) 4 kV Rated surge voltage (II/2) 4 kV Edit: It looks like part nr. 1729131 has the same properties listed.
  2. With differential measurement - which better corresponds to what the membrane sees if I'm not mistaken - there should be some cancellation, right. Guess I'll be breaking out the analyzer over the holidays again, currently too busy listening when time permits
  3. I have now pulled some numbers from the circuit. And I took more pretty pics, which I‘ll start off with: Now for some numbers: PSU voltages: V_HV_pos=402V, V_HV_neg=-403V V_LV_pos=14.88V, V_LV_neg=14.88V Current sources: Right channel voltage drop over the RN60C 49R9: V_ccs_pos=857mV, I_ccs_pos=17.17mA V_ccs_neg=856mV, I_ccs_pos=17.15mA Left channel voltage drop over the RN60C 49R9: V_ccs_pos=862mV, I_ccs_pos=17.28mA (adjusted to 857mV/17.17mA) V_ccs_neg=856mV, I_ccs_pos=17.15mA On the left side the i
  4. Input and output wiring in place: And I'm happy to report that the amp is working! No smoke, no arching, no shrapnel. After like an hour of warming up and fiddling with offset and balance, I gave it a listen with my 007mk1. Wow. I'm treating pin 1 as analogue ground btw, and circuit ground goes to the chassis earth ground point via a CL60 thermistor. Zero noise, zero hum - with my gear at least. Bias is still around 17mA for all channels, I'll get some more accurate numbers when I set up the optocoupler servo. Not sure if I'll go up to 20mA, this amp
  5. Thanks for the encouragement, y'all. Getting closer now:
  6. HV and LV wiring is now in place: Next up is input and output wiring.
  7. Progress is slow during the week, but thanks to home office I can get some soldering done over the lunch break. For connecting the HV and LV PSUs and the amp boards I'm going with a star ground, held in place by wire wrap and soaked with solder: Here's how the manifold looks like in circuit: There's good clearance too: Although the currents are substantially lower than what I'm used to from solid state, I took care to have equal lengths of fat wire for each of the HV and each of the LV supplies. I hope the grounding scheme is going to be quiet, I passiona
  8. Can you post a pic of the whole PSU so we can see cap and diode orientation and voltage references and so on?
  9. Goop: Bolted down: Fits like a glove: Good clearance: And the full monty:
  10. The amplifier boards are now fully populated, including the front end Jfets, for which I picked pairs of 2sk170bl from the same batch with an Idss of 7.3 and 7.4mA. Using a benchtop PSU supplying 20.00V DC I then set the constant current sources to 17.00mA: It's going to be interesting to see how much this will go up with the full B+.
  11. Okay, moving on. Here's how I wired up the transformer: And here we see the unloaded secondary voltages: Here the PSU boards are mounted to the front plate for heatsinking. The power resistors (500R and 16k) will be used to load the PSU for testing: And finally, the moment of truth: One more view from above: So far, so good.
  12. If I recall correctly, they are Molex Eurostyle Terminal Blocks UL certified for 300VAC, which would mean 425V DC peak. I'm not sure if there are terminal blocks rated for 600V with a 5.08mm pitch. Since I'm using the amplifier boards with a ground plane, i used a couple of layers of Kapton tape at the bottom of the terminals and used very little solder in order to avoid the arching that's been reported with these boards. Edit: I just realized that the terminal blocks aren't the Molex that I thought I had installed. I guess I should replace them, which is not going to b
  13. Thanks, I'll be adding 10k resistors at the inputs then. I'm making good progress with my build after it lay dormant for over a year:
  14. Want impedance volume pot is everyone using? And those of you who aren't using a volume pot in their amp, are you terminating your inputs to ground with a resistors other than the 500k on the circuit board?
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