I have been listening for a while now and something has been bugging me. One channel is different than the other beyond the obvious recording nuances.
One channel seems to reach lower and higher - more complete frequency response - than the other. Would this indicate a fried input/output cap? The resistor values still all check out but one channel as a result of the top and bottom end missing seems louder than the other.
One major disappointment of this board has been the weakness of the pads when repairing-resoldering items to the board. Its almost a one-shot board. I have an aikdio and simplese board with a few desolder and resolder jobs on them and never destroyed a pad.
I am just debating whether its time to scrap the board and go in a different direction. I have a feeling that monkeying around with input/output caps will wreck more pads and make me further frustrated.
I would like a TA2022 project now that I have a good Xformer and all the other stuff - but ideally I would like to make this amp10 shine.
any suggestions are appreciated.