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The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!


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If bigir finds me another T2 floating around for sale from a reputable dealer/person

i would buy it just to add it to the collection of other things.

I can do a better job 25 years later. But justin class chassis's are a whole bunch

of work. At least i'm very now well familiar with the 3D milling machines and the

software, so i can make a chassis with all sorts of pretty holes pretty easily And

even go for completely custom one piece heatsinks. Then ship the stuff out

for anodizing. Should cost about $1k for the chassis. Assuming the labor is free.

The arlon circuit board makes no difference as the lower capacitance is

definitely not necessary, and it probably would have to be much thicker to hold

off the 1kv floating around.

This is pretty close now after about 18 hours of work.

http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/staxt2rev0.bmp

at least all the obvious errors are gone, and the ground plane

has about 95% coverage once i add it.

Edited by kevin gilmore
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1k-2k$ for the chassis isn't a bad deal but we simply have to make it in that gun metal gray. :cool:

If bigir finds me another T2 floating around for sale from a reputable dealer/person

i would buy it just to add it to the collection of other things.

I will continue to search. :)

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proposed power supply for high voltages

http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/staxt2multips.jpg

There will be at least 5 of them. +500, +250, -250,-500, -560

might be overkill for the bias.

Way better than 1% regulation. Not dual tracking, that is a lot more work.

and probably unnecessary due to the servo's already in the thing.

Could do them as shunt regulated supplies, they would then dissipate a bunch

more heat.

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I'm going to end up somewhere next year with lots of sand and nothing to do. This will definitely be on my list of time killers.

Amazing you keep stat equiptment in places like this:

sandstorm.jpg

That was BFE West of Baghdad

5.jpg

This is BFE Kandahar (compliments of my brother with MARCOM)

Someone in Israel asked me how to keep dust off the stats - I wouldn't have the first clue, as I understand it to be more like talcum.

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Things are coming along, current board has layout for standard (i.e. cheap)

and the teflon sockets, i'm thinking of going with the teflon sockets only.

Any opinions on this...

Not that I could ever build one...... but IMHO considering cheap sockets seems a bit silly in a build of this magnitude :)

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teflon sockets only it is. Actually looks a bit better this way.

Anyone that can build a dynahi can build this. If you stuff all the

parts in the right place and can do a really good job of soldering

it should be a snap.

http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/staxt2connexonlyrev0-2.bmp

ground plane removed for picture otherwise it wipes everything away,

components that don't look like they have a lead connected are connected

to ground

http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/staxt2rev0power-6.bmp

i even have a bill of materials. (first time ever)

so i have a clue how much its gonna cost, and how many more parts to buy.

231 semiconductors makes this the most complicated headphone amp ever.

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Question: How much heatsinking will this need in comparison to the BH?

mostly due to layout. BHSE has 2 heatsinks 12 inches long.

plus heatsinks inside the power supply.

T2 amplifier has 2 heatsinks same height 17 inches long.

T2 power supply has 2 heatsinks same height 17 inches long.

(it really does not need this much, but it will look better when

sitting under the amplifier.)

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