Note: I'm going to build the driver boards after I complete the build of the amp chassis.
I started this weekend. First I removed the bells on the power and audio transformers and painted them with Duplicolor heat paint in what looks like a satin black color. I decided to not paint the 'iron'. I sort of like that look, and with the fresh paint of the bells, new hardware and the white spacers, it all seems to work well on the stainless chassis.
I read through the instructions, and broke them into sub groups where I could work on both chassis in smaller 'bites'. Since I have a habit of reviewing things several times just to make sure that I did the step correctly, I think I'll be ok doing both chassis at the same time. I'm not in a rush, and am going very slow on this. The quality control is at a very high level!
I have all of the chassis parts mounted, and am at the point in the manual where the title says 'WIRING'. I'll get started there probably this coming weekend. One thing I noticed is that there is a lot of extra wire coming from the power transformer. What I'm thinking of doing is using the extra filament wire to make the connection from the lower tube sockets to the upper tube sockets (V1 to V3; V2 to V4). It may be a small thing, but it seems to make sense to use this wire and keep things the same. Any comments on this would be appreciated, as I don't see any harm in doing that. (Filament connections only).
The jumper wire on the multi cap - I'm just going to use some 18 gauge bus wire to make that connection rather than the loop shown in the plan.
Regarding the wires that jumper between V1 to V3, and V2 to V4 - would it be beneficial to make those connections with 18 gauge bus wire covered with sleeving rather than use the 20 gauge wire? Any harm or benefit to doing this? I'd like to hear what you think. (Non-filament connections).
I'd like comments on some of the questions I'm going to be bringing up as I go through the build.
Now is the time to ask! Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Frank111 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:54 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Clarificatin)