I just wanted to verify... in the assembly manual you said:
If you'll be doing Option A, i.e. using Millmax DOA Socket pins, you can solder the PDIP8 IC socket, Cf, C10, C11 and R27 in their original locations on the PCB.
That means that a DOA will fit even with those parts installed (minus the actual PDIP opamp)? Those parts will not affect the operation of the amp with the DOA installed, correct?
I would like to interchange monolithic and DOA's and compare, and i would like to do this in the easiest way possible hehe. Just wanted to make sure.
Yes, you can solder Millmax pins on the board, remove the PDIP8 chip and the DOA chip will sit just fine on the Millmaxsockets. - This is the preferred method.
You have to remove the PDIP8 chip if you'll be using a DOA. The height of the PDIP8 socket and PDIP8 will prevent the DOA from mating with the millmax sockets.
By using option A: You can do your listening test, remove the DOA, and insert the PDIP8 and do your listening test again.
Option B is soldering the DOA on the board itself, and moving the other components that are inside the square silkscreen, outside.
See the latest PDF guide. (don't know if you have that one yet).