fitting IC socket's in quad 34 upgrade or not

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22-Nov-2018 09:16 AM

bluegrass

bluegrass

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Hi,

Should i be fitting IC sockets to my quad 34 when changing op amps, or is it better to solder them direct to the board.

Thanks

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22-Nov-2018 11:11 AM

EJP

EJP

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Direct soldering of ICs is better for production systems using wave soldering, or in some circumstances where RF is concerned. Neither situation holds here. Use a socket. It eliminates risk to the IC from overheating, and makes it easier to change when an even better op-amp appears.
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22-Nov-2018 02:05 PM

Jay

Jay

Posts: 35

So..is it hence possible/feasible to add these IC sockets to the 34 & 44 upgrade kits?

Reg's,

J.

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