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New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy

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Reply 462 of 473, by gbeirn

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How are you handling the placement of the QFP and SOIC chips? This isn’t by hand? I’m assuming you have a pick and place machine?

Reply 463 of 473, by hard1k

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Everything by hand 😀 Two people from our project team are brilliant at soldering (not me, though).

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)

Reply 464 of 473, by RayeR

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All this can be soldered at home with good solder iron and flux, fun/pain starts with BGA chips...

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Reply 466 of 473, by hard1k

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Keatah wrote on 2020-10-17, 21:36:

Could this be made as a kit?

No. It will come in two flavors - assembled/tested product, or a naked PCB with a bracket.

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)

Reply 467 of 473, by hard1k

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P.S. However it's up to you guys if you make a group order of parts according to the BOM that will be provided later. The community is always welcome to assist in making kits available for the public!
The bare PCBs with brackets and BOM will be there.

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)

Reply 470 of 473, by hard1k

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Yes, if you opt for a loose PCB, you should get yourself a donor CT4520.

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)

Reply 472 of 473, by hard1k

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We are not considering any other options as of now. Only assembled/tested boards and loose PCBs+brackets.

New sound card project: AWE64 Legacy
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted at Amibay)

Reply 473 of 473, by Velociraptor

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I understand why. And presumably CT4520 are not rare enough for it to be worth the trouble of sending you them in. At least for now 😀

Maybe by doing this you'll push the price right up and I can sell my CT4520 for a bit more!