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Offline marty51

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Dimensions of Smack
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:28:14 pm »
Hi All,

Does anyone know the envelope dimensions of the Smack amp, especially the height?  It isn't in the specifications as far as I can see.  I have a recess of 9.5 inches high that is determined by WAF.  It would just be too frustrating to order the amp & find it not fit.  Doc recommends this for the HD800's and I am very tempted.

Also, did anyone move the balanced outs to a more accessible point at/on the front?

Thanks

Marty

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Offline Jim R.

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Re: Dimensions of Smack
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 05:58:42 am »
Hi Marty,

The top plate dimensions are 8" x  10" and the wood base adds about 5/8" to each side.  The base itself is 3-1/2" tall, plus feet -- about 5/16" - 3/8", so a total height to te top plate of slightly less than 4".  Then add the height of the tubes and/or power transformer -- another couple inches, give or take, and your 9.5" should be fine.

I haven't built mine yet, but I will most likely put a 4-pin xlr on the front, or maybe in place of the 1/4" jack. and then I may bring the impedance/balanced/se switches to a new plate at the back to cover the existing d cutouts.

Hope this helps,

Jim
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Re: Dimensions of Smack
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 05:49:48 pm »
Thanks, Jim.  Much appreciated.  I will get my order in ASAP.

Martin
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