Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

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Op-Amp - TLC274, Quad, Precision, LinCMOS, 14-Pin DIP
TLC274 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The TLC274 quad operational amplifier combines a wide range of input offset voltage grades with low offset voltage drift, high input impedance, low noise, and speeds approaching that of general-purpose BiFET devices. These devices use Texas Instruments silicon- gate LinCMOSTM technology, which provides offset voltage stability far exceeding the stability available with conventional metal-gate processes. The extremely high input impedance, low bias currents, and high slew rates make these cost-effective devices ideal for applications which have previously been reserved for BiFET and NFET products.
$1.95
Op-Amp - LM318, Single, Precision, Fast, 8-Pin DIP
LM318 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM318 is a precision, fast operational amplifier designed for applications requiring wide bandwidth and high slew rate. They feature a factor-of-ten increase in speed over general-purpose devices without sacrificing dc performance. These operational amplifiers have internal unity-gain frequency compensation. This considerably simplifies their application because no external components are necessary for operation. However, unlike most internally compensated amplifiers, external frequency compensation may be added for optimum performance. For inverting applications, feed-forward compensation boosts the slew rate to over 150 V/µs and almost double the bandwidth. Overcompensation can be used with the amplifier for greater stability when maximum bandwidth is not needed. Further, a single capacitor can be added to reduce the settling time for 0.1% error band to under 1 µs.
$1.15
Op-Amp - LM358H, Dual, 8-Pin TO-99
LM358H dual op amp in an 8-pin TO-99 package. The LM358H series consists of two independent, high gain, internally frequency compensated operational amplifiers which were designed specifically to operate from a single power supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split power supplies is also possible and the low power supply current drain is independent of the magnitude of the power supply voltage. Application areas include transducer amplifiers, dc gain blocks and all the conventional op-amp circuits which now can be more easily implemented in single power supply systems.
$10.95
Op-Amp - LM833, Dual, Low Distortion, Audio, 8-Pin DIP
LM833 dual op amp in an 8-pin dip package. The LM833 is a dual general purpose operational amplifier designed with particular emphasis on performance in audio systems. This dual amplifier IC utilizes new circuit and processing techniques to deliver low noise, high speed and wide bandwidth without increasing external components or decreasing stability. The LM833 is internally compensated for all closed loop gains and is therefore optimized for all preamp and high level stages in PCM and HiFi systems. The LM833 is pin-for-pin compatible with industry standard dual operational amplifiers. Features
  • Wide dynamic range: >140dB
  • Low input noise voltage: 4.5nV/ √ ^Hz
  • High slew rate: 7 V/μs (typ); 5V/μs (min)
  • High gain bandwidth: 15MHz (typ); 10MHz (min)
  • Wide power bandwidth: 120KHz
  • Low distortion: 0.002%
  • Low offset voltage: 0.3mV
  • Large phase margin: 60°
$0.95
Op-Amp - RC4558, Dual, Low Noise, 8-Pin DIP
RC4558 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The RC4558 device is a dual general-purpose operational amplifier, with each half electrically similar to the µA741, except that offset null capability is not provided. The high common-mode input voltage range and the absence of latch-up make this amplifier ideal for voltage-follower applications. The device is short-circuit protected, and the internal frequency compensation ensures stability without external components. Features
  • Continuous Short-Circuit Protection
  • Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • No Frequency Compensation Required
  • Low Power Consumption
  • No Latch-Up
  • Unity-Gain Bandwidth: 3 MHz Typ
  • Gain and Phase Match Between Amplifiers
  • Low Noise: 8 nV/√Hz Typ at 1 kHz

Applications
  • DVD Recorders and Players
  • Pro Audio Mixers
$0.39
Op-Amp - TL061, Single, Low Power, JFET-input, 8-Pin DIP
TL061 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The JFET-input operational amplifiers of the TL06x series are designed as low-power versions of the TL08x series amplifiers. They feature high input impedance, wide bandwidth, high slew rate, and low input offset and input bias currents. The TL06x series features the same terminal assignments as the TL07x and TL08x series. Features
  • Very Low Power Consumption
  • Typical Supply Current: 200 µA (Per Amplifier)
  • Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • Low Input Bias and Offset Currents
  • Common-Mode Input Voltage Range Includes VCC+
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection
  • High Input Impedance: JFET-Input Stage
  • Internal Frequency Compensation
  • Latch-Up-Free Operation
  • High Slew Rate: 3.5 V/µs Typical
$0.69
Wire - 22 AWG Stranded Core, PVC, 600V, Variety Pack
Variety pack, 10 feet for each color. Great for color-coded wiring with smaller quantities. 600V stranded. Strands are tinned individually. See photos for detail. UL style 1015, rated to 105 degrees C. Perfect for new projects or rewiring any electrical equipment. 6 Pack (6 colors, 60 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue

​​9 Pack (9 colors, 90 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Purple

See S-W22 for 50 foot rolls of individual colors.
Starting at $11.50
Op-Amp - TL084, Quad, Wide Bandwidth, JFET-input, 14-Pin DIP
TL084 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. These devices are low cost, high speed, dual JFET input operational amplifiers with an internally trimmed input offset voltage ( BI-FET II™ technology). They require low supply current yet maintain a large gain bandwidth product and fast slew rate. In addition, well matched high voltage JFET input devices provide very low input bias and offset currents. The TL082 is pin compatible with the standard LM1558 allowing designers to immediately upgrade the overall performance of existing LM1558 and most LM358 designs. These amplifiers may be used in applications such as high speed integrators, fast D/A converters, sample and hold circuits and many other circuits requiring low input offset voltage, low input bias current, high input impedance, high slew rate and wide bandwidth.
$0.65
Wire - 22 AWG Solid Core, PVC, 600V, Variety Pack
Variety pack, 10 feet for each color. Great for color-coded wiring with smaller quantities. 600V stranded. Strands are tinned individually. See photos for detail. UL style 1015, rated to 105 degrees C. Perfect for new projects or rewiring any electrical equipment. 6 Pack (6 colors, 60 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue

​​9 Pack (9 colors, 90 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Purple

See S-W33 for 50 foot rolls of individual colors.
Starting at $11.95
Op-Amp - µA741, Single, Offset Null, 8-Pin DIP
µA741 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The µA741 device is a general-purpose operational amplifier featuring offset-voltage null capability. The high common-mode input voltage range and the absence of latch-up make the amplifier ideal for voltage-follower applications. The device is short-circuit protected and the internal frequency compensation ensures stability without external components. A low-value potentiometer may be connected between the offset null inputs to null out the offset voltage. Features
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Offset-Voltage Null Capability
  • Large Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • No Frequency Compensation Required
  • No Latch-Up
$0.45
Comparator - LM311, Single, High Speed, 8-Pin DIP
LM311 single comparator IC in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM311 device is a single high-speed voltage comparator. These devices are designed to operate from a wide range of power supply voltages, including ±15-V supplies for operational amplifiers and 5-V supplies for logic systems. The output levels are compatible with most TTL and MOS circuits. These comparators are capable of driving lamps or relays and switching voltages up to 50 V at 50 mA. All inputs and outputs can be isolated from system ground. The outputs can drive loads referenced to ground, VCC+ or VCC−. Offset balancing and strobe capabilities are available, and the outputs can be wire-OR connected.
$0.49
Op-Amp - LM358, Dual, 8-Pin DIP
LM358 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. These devices consist of two independent, high-gain, frequency-compensated operational amplifiers designed to operate from a single supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split supplies also is possible if the difference between the two supplies is 3 V to 32 V (3 V to 26 V for the LM2904), and VCC is at least 1.5 V more positive than the input common-mode voltage. The low supply-current drain is independent of the magnitude of the supply voltage. Applications include transducer amplifiers, dc amplification blocks, and all the conventional operational amplifier circuits that now can be implemented more easily in single-supply-voltage systems.
$0.49
Audio Power Amplifier - LM380, Class-AB, 2.5W, 14-Pin DIP
LM380 power amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The LM380 is a power audio amplifier for consumer applications. In order to hold system cost to a minimum, gain is internally fixed at 34 dB. A unique input stage allows ground referenced input signals. The output automatically self-centers to one-half the supply voltage. The output is short circuit proof with internal thermal limiting. The package outline is standard dual-in-line. The LM380N uses a copper lead frame. The center three pins on either side comprise a heat sink.
$1.95
Op-Amp - OPA134, Single, High Performance Audio, 8-Pin DIP
OPA134 single op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The OPA134 series are ultra-low distortion, low-noise operational amplifiers fully specified for audio applications. A true FET input stage is incorporated to provide superior sound quality and speed for exceptional audio performance. This, in combination with high output drive capability and excellent DC performance, allows for use in a wide variety of demanding applications. In addition, the OPA134 has a wide output swing, to within 1 V of the rails, allowing increased headroom and making it ideal for use in any audio circuit. The OPA134 SoundPlus™ audio operational amplifiers are easy to use and free from phase-inversion and the overload problems often found in common FET-input operational amplifiers. They can be operated from ±2.5-V to ±18-V power supplies.
$2.95
Op-Amp - TL022, Dual, Low Power, 8-Pin DIP
TL022 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The TL022 is a dual low-power operational amplifier designed to replace higher power devices in many applications without sacrificing system performance. High input impedance, low supply currents, and low equivalent input noise voltage over a wide range of operating supply voltages result in an extremely versatile operational amplifier for use in a variety of analog applications including battery-operated circuits.
$0.69
Op-Amp - TL064, Quad, Low Power, JFET-input, 14-Pin DIP
TL064 quad op amp in a 14-pin DIP package. The JFET-input operational amplifiers of the TL06x series are designed as low-power versions of the TL08x series amplifiers. They feature high input impedance, wide bandwidth, high slew rate, and low input offset and input bias currents. The TL06x series features the same terminal assignments as the TL07x and TL08x series. Features
  • Very Low Power Consumption
  • Typical Supply Current: 200 µA (Per Amplifier)
  • Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • Low Input Bias and Offset Currents
  • Common-Mode Input Voltage Range Includes VCC+
  • Output Short-Circuit Protection
  • High Input Impedance: JFET-Input Stage
  • Internal Frequency Compensation
  • Latch-Up-Free Operation
  • High Slew Rate: 3.5 V/µs Typical
$0.59
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Right Angle
Linear taper, right angle, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.85
Op-Amp - NJM4580L, Dual, Audio, 8-Pin SIP
NJM4580L dual op amp from JRC in a SIP8 package. The NJM4580L is the same as the DIP NJM4580 (JRC4580) otherwise. The SIP version is a great replacement for dual op amps in vintage circuits as well as a space saving package for some PCB layouts. The NJM4580 is a dual operational amplifier, specially designed for improving the tone control, which is most suitable for the audio application. Featuring noiseless, higher gain bandwidth, high output current and low distortion ratio, and it is most suitable not only for acoustic electronic parts of audio pre-amp and active filter, but also for the industrial measurement tools.
$0.69
Op-Amp - NJM4558L, Dual high-gain, 8-Pin SIP
NJM4558L dual op amp from JRC in a SIP8 package. The NJM4558L is the same as the DIP NJM4558 (JRC4558) otherwise. The SIP version is a great replacement for dual op amps in vintage circuits as well as a space saving package for some PCB layouts. The NJM4558L is a dual high-gain operational amplifier with internal compensation circuit and constructed on a single silicon chip. It offers excellent characteristics by combining the parameters adjusted for a monolithic chip. The channel separation characteristic is suitable for measuring instruments. Features:
  • Operating Voltage ( ±4V~±18V )
  • High Voltage Gain ( 100dB typ. )
  • High Input Resistance ( 5MΩ typ. )
  • Bipolar Technology

See P-Q4558 for the DIP version of this chip
$0.85
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Neve / Marconi Style, Wing, Skirted, 1” Diameter
Colors Available:
Plastic wing knobs with set screws and brass insert. These knobs are a close match for the classic knobs used on Marconi radios and Neve consoles. They feature an inlay indicator line. The grip diameter is 0.693 inches with a 1 inch clear skirt. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
$1.79
Integrated Circuit - AS571D, Compandor, Alfa, SOIC-16
The AS571D is Alfa’s version of the NE571 or SA571 in an SOIC package. AS571 is a versatile low cost dual gain control circuit in which either channel may be used as a dynamic range compressor or expandor. Each channel has a full-wave rectifier to detect the average value of the signal, a linearized temperature-compensated variable gain cell, and an operational amplifier. AS571 is well suited for use in VCA blocks, noise reduction systems, compandors/expanders ,etc. Features
  • Complete compressor and expandor
  • Temperature compensated
  • Channel separation >86 dB
  • Greater than 110 dB dynamic range
  • Levels adjustable with external components
  • Distortion may be trimmed out

Applications
  • VCA
  • High level limiter
  • Low level expandor − noise gate
  • Dynamic filters
  • Dynamic noise reduction systems
$5.50
Transistor - 2N169, Germanium, Oval case, NPN
2N169 NPN germanium transistors in an oval package. The oval package is sometimes referred to as a top hat package. The 2N169 is a popular NPN for fuzz pedals and other effects. The NPN polarity allows for use with standard pedal power supplies.
$2.95
Integrated Circuit - AS3109D, VCF, Alfa, SOIC-16
The AS3109 is Alfa’s version of the Roland IR3109 VCF in an SOIC package. The AS3109 is a high performance voltage controlled four-pole filter. The four independent sections may be interconnected to provide a wide variety of filter responses, such as low pass, high pass, band pass and all pass. A single input exponentially controls the frequency over a range greater than 15 octaves with little control voltage feedthrough. AS3109 features high input impedance buffers. Features
  • Voltage controllable range – 15 octaves
  • Accurate exponential frequency scale
  • High input impedance buffers
  • Wide transconductance range
  • Low input offset voltage
  • Low control voltage feedthrough - 45 dB typical

Applications
  • For electronic music
$7.95
Integrated Circuit - AS3372E, Synth Voice, Alfa, 24 Pin DIP
The AS3372E is Alfa’s take on the CEM3372 µP Controllable Signal Processor in a DIP-24 package. The AS3372E features an additional two VCA’s so an adapter board is required when using as a replacement for the CEM version. The CEM version was used in multiple classic synths, including the Oberheim Matrix 12, Oberheim Xpander, Sequential Prophet T8, Sequential Prophet 600, Akai AX80, Rhodes Chroma Polaris, and more.
$10.95