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Build guide: Passive mult.

What does a passive mult. do?

Passive mults are the most rudimentary way of combining or splitting signals.

As passive mults aren’t powered, there’s no directionality between signals. Using a 4 way mult as an example: if a signal is input into jack 1, and another into jack 2, a combination of the 2 can be output via jacks 3 and 4. Alternatively, if a signal is input into jack 1 only that signal will be repeated out of jacks 2 to 4.


Passive mult. V1.0 schematics

Bill of materials

8x Thonkiconn 3.5mm mono jacks

How to build

IMG 20230506 003633

Prepare the PCB, front panel, and 8x Thonkiconn jacks with their nuts.

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Locate the 8x Thonkiconn jacks on the footprints shown on the PCB. The 3rd leg of each jack shares a hole with its neighbour.

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Place the front panel onto the jacks, and carefully, but firmly, tighten all nuts to secure then in place.

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Gently turn over the whole module, and solder all the legs in place.

That’s it, find a cosy spot in your rack for your new module, secure it in, and enjoy.


No calibration required!