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Not pretty but here it is. Note the rear panel is inside view: invert L to R for outside view, XLR left, IEC right. I'll forward this link to TrungT.XLR: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=092-037 also silver contacts available otherwise identical...gold vs. silver: IMO the gold is a little thicker and smoother, the silver a bit lighter and more detailed, my system is about dead neutral, the amp being digital, I ordered gold. If it was a tube amp I'd lean silver, but as Sean says on TV show Psyche, "I've heard it both ways..."IEC: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=090-442 only 10A (certification not specified), but other similar receptacle was rated either 10A or 15A depending on the certification type, so this may be a 15A too. See above for Apex Jr. short gold insulated binding posts, which are, IMHO, great value, well above average quality, and sturdy. I twisted and tied the amp/PS umbilical and this layout seems to provide the greatest distance between the AC mains input on the top and the input way down on the bottom, the speaker binding posts in the middle.As you can see, one pair of binding posts. Open to suggestions for any changes. Including two fastener holes each for XLR and IEC = 15 sum total.
Does the length of the run between IEC and AC input on the power supply matter in reducing internal RF or noise?
If it does, why not situate the power supply along the side, instead of along the front of the chassis?
I'm considering this option, but the Neutrik power connector gives me pause - not sure I want to get new power cords.
Also not sure I want monoblocks, as I'm a little short on direct wall plugins for an extra power cord. Still, it's an attractive group buy situation.
TomS twisted and tied the cord, which seems smart.
Please consider multiple variables. Possibly you missed this below, or possibly I deleted it by accident to minimize clutter (sorry if the latter). Per Bruno the umbilical cord should not go under nor over pcb and IIRC audio input should not cross AC mains nor umbilical cord. TomS twisted and tied the cord, which seems smart. The cord can not be shortened. The above limitations more or less fixes the physical relationship between the two pcb to my diagram.If pcb swap L/R relationships, and both swivel 90 degrees clockwise, umbilical cord crosses both audio input and speaker output. Current design has maximum spacing between AC mains input (longer, yes) and audio input and speaker outputs (both quite short). Also, audio input and speaker cable do not cross AC mains nor umbilical cord. Negative. No Neutrik power. Power is standard 10A-15A IEC. XLR is Neutrik female available in gold or silver contacts (I prefer gold but this choice is purely personal).I'm torn on this too but not for lack of AC receptacles in this new construction. This setup is pure analog Trinaural processor based (it's almost impossible to accept stereo's "phantom center" after listening to proper Trinaural). The center channel is most critical, while the L/R can be viewed as "effects". I this case, a 3-ch amp would site the same distance from the C speaker as 3 mono blocks. But then...this is likely a final purchase for me, and these are killer amps. And I want to tote these around to A-B with other amps, plus my pro musician friends want to hear it. Plus, in the end, even in my system the L/R channels will likely perform audibly better with mono blocks sited next to the speakers. Finally, stereo and 3-channel amps have unique wiring problems. So that's why I decided on the extra clutter.
labeling would be a great addition,
Can you post image of pcb layout?
Who did your stencil? It looks great.
Sorry, pcb = amp/ps boards.
Would it not make sense to mount the speaker binding posts vertically rather than horizontally?
I'll check later to see if they're on the other computer. I don't know if I took any. TomS' is very similar to mine as I was the first to use this case. The only difference insdie is that my NC400 is square to the SMPS. That's really it.
I did switch the XLR and posts around as I just wanted the input signal as far from power as I could get. Otherwise pretty much the same.I mounted the posts horizontal as they are next to my speakers (no rack) and I didn't want the wires to have to cross over other stuff side to side. Sometimes squeezing in large spades is a challenge next to an IEC or XLR.
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