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Old 03-17-2007
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Electonics Gurus :: Modding an Amplifier

What is a good website that has high-quality parts like caps, resistors and the like?

I'm wanting to replace some of the junk parts in my " El Cheapo " amp and modify it to some small degree.

I found Elliot Sound Products a few years back and decided I'd like to try to add a little something to make the amp " custom " if you will.

This will actually be my first try at moddifying an amplifier and I know that they do run extremely high amperage and voltage, so I know to be very careful.

Now, my first real question is, How can I modify the RCA inputs to make them mono instead of stereo?

Should I make a jumper like the first picture of the second picture. I'm not sure if there's really any difference between the two or if that's even a way to do it.
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First pic should do it, or just get a "Y" mono/stereo adapter and be done. Then you still have a choice.
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FWIW, both pics would be accomplishing the same thing.
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True, but why cut the lead?
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Absolutely, no need to cut it at all. But, I figured, since he drew both pics he may not have understood that electrically he would get the same result. :)
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DOH! Yes, I reread his post and he did ask about that, sorry, lol.
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Thanks guys, I figured they would be doing the same thing, but I wasn't 100%, like I said.

I'm doing a complete " makeover " on this amp, so that it's basically not the amp it used to be. And as far as getting a "Y" I just want to make it look all stealthy and clean. Thanks, though.

Hey, Mr. Griggs! Think you could do me up a board for something? I'll pay for all the parts, etc. and I'll shoot you some dough for the work...
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Possibly. PM me or call my cell to discuss it: 302-897-5221.
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