You all have probably heard of my amp, emulating tube sound but with transi stors right ?
Well some part of it will be PC board but some parts will be point to point , especially the power amp part, output section.
What I want is a better binding post, not like what you used to see in old radios, where the wire is wrapped around, I don't want that. What I REALLY want is the terminal strips like Tektronix used to use.
I am sure those are unobtanium, but there has to be a better alternative th an those regular ones used in every $29 radio from the 1930s.
I really do like those old Tek ones but I am not willing to scrap old Tek s copes to get them. Goes against my religion. I have never seen a Tek that d eserved to be scrapped like that. Some of the 7000 series ones get some rea lly bad problems, like attentuator or timebase switches falling apart but t hose didn't use the strips I am talking about.
In some cases I see that those strips would be better than a PC board. It i s easy to keep all the parts on the same plane, eliminating some inductance or whatever and making other factors a bit more predictable.
What's more I want something that looks cool. Personally I couldn't care le ss (I tried) but for the customers who run from the esoteric lovers to the really weird, they would appreciate it and with what I am asking for these things they should be pleased, not see what looks like the innards of an "A irtone" kitchen AM radio. What's more I think they would be easier to use.
If I have to use the regular ones I will, but no way am I wrapping the wore around before soldering it. In fact some old timers might remember when "t hey" recommended not wrapping the wire around anymore, just get it through and make a little hook at the end. That way when a component needs to be re placed it is not a major PITA. And try to keep it all level.
The circuit is not so complex it would need a multilayer board, it is built on a couple of resistive dividers going to the outputs.
Anyway, it is getting to be time to figure out the layout of the thing and what I can get determines certain things about that.
What can I get ?