ROCK-IT SOCKET

THROUGH-HOLE DIP SOCKET & SURFACE-MOUNT OP AMP ADAPTER

RETAIL PRICE: $5.00 each 

FACTORY DIRECT PRICE: $2.99 each 

BUY 25 OR MORE: $2.49 each 

BUY 100+: $1.99 each 

The Rock-it Socket is ready to plug and play as a through-hole op amp DIP socket, or as an adapter for surface-mount op amps, AS-IS. However, it has several additional features including built-in power supply decoupling capacitors to fine tune circuit performance.

  • Supports both dual and single channel op amps.

  • DIP-8 Socket provided on top of mini-PCB for solder-free install of through-hole op amps.

  • Surface-mount op amps solder directly to the bottom of the mini-PCB in the foot-print labeled "U1."

  • Rock-it Socket improves decoupling on power supply connections with built-in capacitor (C1) between +V and -V pins of op amp.

  • Additional options for decoupling to dedicated ground pins are provided. Simply apply of a solder dot to J1 or J2 (corresponds to pin 3 and pin 5 respectively) on a dual op amp. If no pins of the op amp are connected to a dedicated ground plane, solder jumper wire from "com" solder joint to a nearby ground connection on the circuit. 

  • If a single channel mono op amp is to be fitted, apply solder-dot to J3, and carefully cut the split-pad of J4 with a craft knife.

  • For mono op amps, an empty footprint (C4) is also provided for mounting "frequency compensation" capacitors that help filter unwanted RF oscillations and noise created by the op amp in the circuit.

The Rock-it Socket is great for modifying new and existing/vintage analog consoles, mixers, guitar pedals, headphone amps, audio processors, and all manner of audio circuits. Take the guess work out of upgrades!