SONY ST-A7 new PCBs

Discussion in 'Tuners' started by pat66, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. pat66

    pat66 New Member

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    Hello,

    You certainly know this very famous tuner from SONY, double display analog and digital, Xtal lock and 14 kg on the scale.

    But as many other units as PS8570, TTS8000, TC-K88 this tuner is using double side PCB. Unfortunatly those PCB were made without metallized holes making those units very unreliable.

    I recently redrawn the 3 PCB and here is the result.
     

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  3. DRecovery

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    WOW! That's a tremendous effort. Successful?
     
  4. pat66

    pat66 New Member

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    Yes it works fine ! The locking is perfect and the display never fails.
     
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  5. Oilmaster

    Oilmaster Drillers go deeper Subscriber

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    Fabulous work by Patrick; I have seen it in reality :beatnik:

    I propose that all A-7 owners on AK come forward to organise a small production series, exclusively for ourselves :cool:
    I understood that full silk screen version with printing would be made if a given number of boards is requested,

    More pics please :)
     
  6. pat66

    pat66 New Member

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    Here are some pictures !

    sta7-1.JPG sta7-2.JPG sta7-3.JPG sta7-4.JPG sta7-5.JPG sta7-6.JPG
     
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  7. djwhy60

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    :yikes::eek2::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:That is amazing work.
     
  8. Bluboxer

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    As a future A-7 owner I would buy these PCB's today!
    Let's do it!
     
  9. Mr. Yamaha

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    Incredible work :bigok:
     
  10. musichal

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    Very impressive!
     

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