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My personal favorite solder is kester #44. It melts quick, flows well, and is easy to find (for the time being. If you like it I'd stock up as leaded solder is being phased out per RoHS)
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Originally Posted by Blown 89 View Post
Sorry for the noob quetsions but I've read the threads here and at Head-fi and am a bit overwhelmed so I have a quick question.

Card: XtremeMusic with Platinum breakout box

Here's what I'm set to order.
4 output opamps - LME4562
Blackgate Standard 1,000uf @ 16v
16 Opamp caps: 22uf @ 16v
C46 & C16 caps: 220uf @ 25v

What should I be replacing the line-in opamp with? I'll be connecting HD-radio though it so I'd like to replace it now if I need to.

Is this correct? Anything else I need? Type of solder? Are there any modifications that need to be don on the Platinum's breakout box?



By the way, Soloz2, thanks for the Hakko 936 suggestion....it was an eye opening experience coming form radioshack irons
the 939 is a great unit. Best $80 I've spent on soldering equipment.

I recommend Nichicon audio grade caps for the bypass caps. You can get the correct size that will fit in the spaces on the card so it'll look neater.

you can use the same op-amp for input and I probably have a stash if you need some.

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My personal favorite solder is kester #44. It melts quick, flows well, and is easy to find (for the time being. If you like it I'd stock up as leaded solder is being phased out per RoHS)
try the no-clean... I think it's #240 or 244. But I use Cardas almost exclusively these days... Kester is so much nicer on PCB work, but when you're building boutique amps with silver internal wiring it makes sense to use silver solder too.
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post #773 of 979
So here's my new moded elite pro:


By trubler

Soloz2: about my problem. I think that I solved it. The first problem was, that one black wire from the Sound card power suply has been loosened. The other problem was, when puting bigger size caps bring the volume of sound to a 25 % drop, so you have to power up the winamp to about 80-90%, SC to 50-70% and reciever to 40-50%.

Think about replacing the 2200uF cap for a bigger one. Would that bring more power to my sound card and I wouldn't have to power the volume so much????

I must say that replacing the preamp caps was a must thing to do because it brings the sound details to the surfice. I couldn't belive that now I can hear almost every instrument clearly. So guys: GO AND REPLACE THEM!!!

bye
post #774 of 979
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So here's my new moded elite pro:


By trubler

Soloz2: about my problem. I think that I solved it. The first problem was, that one black wire from the Sound card power suply has been loosened. The other problem was, when puting bigger size caps bring the volume of sound to a 25 % drop, so you have to power up the winamp to about 80-90%, SC to 50-70% and reciever to 40-50%.

Think about replacing the 2200uF cap for a bigger one. Would that bring more power to my sound card and I wouldn't have to power the volume so much????

I must say that replacing the preamp caps was a must thing to do because it brings the sound details to the surfice. I couldn't belive that now I can hear almost every instrument clearly. So guys: GO AND REPLACE THEM!!!

bye
you'll get better SQ by having windows at 100% and let your receiver do the volume control.

You need to use some heatshrink or hot glue or something to keep the power cap leads from touching and shorting... and taking your card with them.

If anything go smaller on the power cap. 1000uf is more stable.
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Why is there a floppy connector there? o.O
Is there one on the XtremeMusic you have to plug in too?
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Why is there a floppy connector there? o.O
Is there one on the XtremeMusic you have to plug in too?
You mean power suply for the external unit?

I don't know if xtreme music has one....
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You mean power suply for the external unit?

I don't know if xtreme music has one....
It does not.
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Err, external unit? Sorry I'm lost, are we talking about the breakout box?
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I think the XtremeMusic actually does have the floppy power connector.
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I think the XtremeMusic actually does have the floppy power connector.
Really? I don't seem to remember there being one on my card, perhaps OEM versions are different than retail. (I don't know my SKU off the top of my head).
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