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Offline ozmillsy

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Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« on: October 08, 2010, 08:49:27 PM »
Various bits and pieces have been coming together, and the KillerDAC build is about to begin.    I thought you all maybe interested in seeing progress photos as it gets built.

The main thing I've been waiting for is my case to arrive.    I really like the standard case, but I also like to be a little different (to give it that DIY feel about it  8) ), also I needed something slightly bigger to accomodate the large UTC CG-40 chokes I ordered. 

Scouring the web,  I found an amp case that looked big enough - and wasnt too costly, although the shipping was more than I'd like.   It arrived yesterday, and here are the first photos.

The unpacked case .......


Half assembled.....


Choke up close, plenty of room !!


This case is available from here (model A2001B-B, first in the list, [scroll down]):
http://www.vt4c.com/shop/program/main.php?cat_id=1&group_id=2&hit_cat=

The branding on the case comes off with alcohol.  Shipping was U$88 (by air), more than the cost of the case !! [grumble grumble]  but that's ok - worth it to have something slightly different, and big enough for my chokes.

Taking it up to Stevens this weekend, to start the Dac build.   Will keep you posted as it progresses.
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 09:07:04 PM »
Nice Oz. The case looks great should come out very neat. I got a pair of 10Hry UTC chokes as well but christ they are rough compared with yours. Mine are 1750V rated. Wondering how they would physically size up against yours?



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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 09:36:43 PM »
if you ever find yourself selling the chokes  I WILL TAKE THEM OF YOUR HANDS :P
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 09:37:25 PM »
I got a pair of 10Hry UTC chokes as well but christ they are rough compared with yours. Mine are 1750V rated. Wondering how they would physically size up against yours?
My 2 chokes came from different sources,  1 was rougher than the other (this is the good one, the other is already up at Stevens).  I hope they both sound the same.....  ???

The CG-40's are 90mm wide x 110mm high .
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 09:40:55 PM »
if you ever find yourself selling the chokes  I WILL TAKE THEM OF YOUR HANDS :P

Any law against telling admin to bugger off politely?  ;D

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 09:43:52 PM »
Congrats.  Have fun with your build.

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 09:49:44 PM »
very nice!

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 09:54:23 PM »
I want my killerDAC case bigger too to fit all the heavyweight parts... Good choice of casing oz, I wonder when flemos starts to take orders....
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 01:28:01 AM »
I want my killerDAC case bigger too to fit all the heavyweight parts... Good choice of casing oz, I wonder when flemos starts to take orders....

I don't know about you guys but some of the other metal cases look pretty damn good.  I must admit I really like the look of the silver anodised aluminium cases assembled with stainless steel hex head bolts. Really sexy IMO, and TBH I think a lot more professional looking than my cases. DIY is awesome, but even better if it looks professional!

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 01:55:15 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hi-Fi-DIY-Audio-Power-Amplifer-chassis-case-D998-/290485343950?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a24696ce

Something like this would fit the requirements?

Sorry Oz, didn't mean to hijack your thread, more than happy for you to move it if you wish, maybe start a killerchassis thread? 8)

This one though looks killer.......     

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hi-End-Power-amplifier-Chassis-Case-Full-Aluminum-MK2-/230532633645?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35acd0d42d

« Last Edit: October 12, 2010, 01:58:37 AM by flemo »

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 06:59:37 AM »
Sorry Oz, didn't mean to hijack your thread, more than happy for you to move it if you wish, maybe start a killerchassis thread? 8)
No worries,  I looked at both of those,  before ordering my one.   I like 'em both,  but the shipping is just nuts.  They were both too expensive for me. 
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010, 10:32:50 AM »
I guess with the MKII weighing 20kg it was never going to be cheap!

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 09:03:09 PM »
I guess with the MKII weighing 20kg it was never going to be cheap!

20kg air parcel from VT4C (delivered in 6-10 days) costs U$88.     I ordered my case with a whole swag of connectors, wire, etc.

But I do like the look of those other ones,  if cost is no issue.
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2010, 06:39:16 PM »
Very nice looking case Oz
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2010, 09:47:35 PM »
Are you going to post any pic's of the case assembled Oz? 

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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2010, 01:45:49 AM »
Are you going to post any pic's of the case assembled Oz?  
i got a video of it flemo with oz giving it some tlc
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2010, 09:09:32 AM »
I shouldve taken a pic the other day.     We were playing around with the layout of the components.   

Yes, I will,  next time I'm at Steven's place.
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2010, 07:15:45 PM »
Layout finalised.......


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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »
Once the layout was done,  we spent some time drilling out holes this arvo.

Some other pics.......

Nextgens in place (top left rca will be the digital input).


Duelands, close enough to be directly connected to the outputs.
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Re: Ozmillsy's KillerDAC
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2010, 10:26:24 PM »
not much to go oz  less time on CALL OF DUTY for stevenvalve and it should be ready to plug and tune  ;D
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