Check out these serial number tags! So cool. They’re made of 1mm thick FR4 PCB material, with the text in ENIG gold finish. I use an engraver pen to fill in the date for the serial number. Held in place with a little JB Weld epoxy.
Launching a new product is a lot of work! I’ve been working on these new boards for the Adcom GFA-565 for about six months now. (Now available here.)
This is the last step before I consider it fit for sale—design validation. It has to perform at least as good as the previous version, and it has to deliver on the usability improvements. I need to install it into an amp, and not only test its electrical operation, but the user experience of installing it.
Big news! I have completely re-designed circuit boards for the Adcom GFA-565. Based on customer feedback, I’ve made many improvements. These new boards are easier to install, harder to screw up, and they even perform a little better!