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Buckeye Amps: New US based Hypex multichannel amplifier builder, line-up announcement!

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Looks a bit rough perhaps to have philips screws on the front panel, perhaps try replacing with hexagon bolts or something? Otherwise looks good, looking forward to see inside pics of finished product! Good luck with your enterprise! :D
 
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Looks a bit rough perhaps to have philips screws on the front panel, perhaps try replacing with hexagon bolts or something? Otherwise looks good, looking forward to see inside pics of finished product! Good luck with your enterprise! :D
Originally the case had countersunk holes so the screws would be flush....but countersunk holes added to the case cost by $40. So I nixed that to save money. And where I save money, you all save money lol
 
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Production is officially underway. Only other thing I need to buy is a nice table for assembly. Lol
 

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A view of the back.

And a picture to reference showing I'm doing my due diligence with Pin 1 (ground coming from Hypex module will use quick connector on bottom of XLR housings when complete).
 

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This looks nice! What quality checks do you have planned before shipping an amp?
Well, before I plug it in simple continuity checks with multimeter (I do these as I go for my own sake even though I triple check the wiring visually everytime). Then plugging it in, testing the 12v trigger on/off, and testing each channel. I have a simple 3.5mm to XLR cable that I'll use to play stereo music from my laptop and check each channel on two bookshelf speakers.
 

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If a moderator is able to put these prices in my first post, I would greatly appreciate it.

You can edit your first post using the Edit button on the bottom left.
 
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More pictures. XLR wiring done. The Ghent Audio connectors really make things clean and easy (I was able to buy the J4 and J6 connector housings and crimps in bulk from him directly).
 

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All done and being tested. Trigger works. Always on switch works.
 

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Looks great! Is mine about wrapped up as well?
 
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Can I pay $40 more for countersunk holes? Or do you need a bulk order to get that pricing / is there a tooling setup fee to make a configuration change?
 
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Can I pay $40 more for countersunk holes? Or do you need a bulk order to get that pricing / is there a tooling setup fee to make a configuration change?

The $40 more would be if I did a large bulk order, but then there is also an extra fee for setup fee to do it. It's a great company, but adding even one small thing that requires "extra" work carries a premium. For instance, the original plan was to have one large cutout on the top covered in mesh metal as that would have been cheaper than all the small slot cutouts. But when the cost of doing four simple tack welds was incorporated it skyrocketed the price.

The screws can at least be changed if it helps the look for some. I believe they are simple #6 screws (can confirm) so if someone wanted to change them out for hex heads or something better looking, it would be easy.
 

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All done and being tested. Trigger works. Always on switch works.

Did you test continuity between the XLR pin 1 and ground?

Pretty sure the machine screws you used for the XLRs are non-conductive.

For that matter, how are the other back (and other) panels grounded?
 
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Did you test continuity between the XLR pin 1 and ground?

Pretty sure the machine screws you used for the XLRs are non-conductive.

For that matter, how are the other back (and other) panels grounded?
I checked. Even at the furthest XLR there is continuity. The XLR chassis themselves are metallic and ground to the panel even without screws. That's also how they have the quick connect right below pin 1 built into the XLR.
 
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