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Title: Hairball Audio, LLC - DIY Kits and Components. HairballAudio.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 08, 2008, 11:00:23 PM
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Shipping on many kits is free.  Shipping is never more than $50 USD for Priority and Priority International.

If you have Q's please email me at [email protected] 

Thank you again everyone!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: lookn4tone on August 08, 2008, 11:19:49 PM
Order placed!  If you can get the small knobs that would be great.

Thanks

Steve
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 08, 2008, 11:23:55 PM
Got your order!

I'll place an order for small knobs (and more large knobs) on Monday.  Should have them in about 3 weeks.

I'll keep you posted.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: fazeka on August 08, 2008, 11:49:47 PM
Order also placed.  :green:

If I could get 4 of the small knobs, that would be great, as well.

Thanks,
Chris
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 09, 2008, 12:04:38 AM
Thanks!

Only 6 larges knobs left.

I should be stocked with Large and Smalls in about 3 weeks.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: okgb on August 09, 2008, 01:18:58 AM
can i pre order ? i need 12 small knobs
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 09, 2008, 01:23:04 AM
Sure!

Let me get the price on Monday, then I'll put up the pre order.

Anyone who is interested in small knobs send me an email to [email protected] so I can get an idea of how many to order.


Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: quadwould on August 09, 2008, 09:24:23 AM
hey,  

Like the site.  


I would love to order:
6 small knobs
6 big knobs
6 push button banks
and 3 of those ratio boards (if they fit the banks you have)

should i order thought here or via your site?
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 09, 2008, 11:03:31 AM
Yes all orders should be placed through the site.

<b>Knobs and Push Button Banks are now SOLD OUT.</b>

Thank you everyone!

I should have more knobs in about 3 weeks.

Push Button banks take longer....about 8-10 weeks.

I'll get them in as soon as I can.  

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Purusha on August 09, 2008, 12:10:19 PM
Hi,

I just paypaled for 4 big knobs  :thumb: but I had to give some US state
as it would not let me through...  I will email you my address in Europe...

BTW, is there any cheaper shipping option than 23$ to send these to Europe?
I may add also 2 small knobs to my order if you get them next month.

Thanks!
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 09, 2008, 02:02:09 PM
Hi Pususha,

Yeah the international shipping is a little problematic right now.

I'm hope to upgrade my store software soon, and it should give me more options.  

The problem is that recently I shipped 15 small knobs to Italy and they never got to their destination.  I sent them airmail ($11) and there was no way to track what happened to them.  I had to eat the cost.

The best solution I could easily come up with was $23 priority flat rate worldwide shipping.  It usually takes 5 days (plus customs processing) and can be tracked.  Not a bad deal compared to UPS or FEDEX.

It'll be a few weeks till your knobs are in stock so I should be able to work out something a little better in the mean time...I'll keep you posted.

Mike

PS - if some one runs a store in the USA and ships international I would be happy to get some advice :)
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: ericjazz on August 09, 2008, 05:05:34 PM
Email sent.
Best regards.
Eric
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: gltech on August 10, 2008, 10:28:38 PM
Email sent.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: mitsos on August 11, 2008, 12:02:30 AM
Do the pushbuttons/meter boards and ratio boards... can these be used with the Mnats 1176 Rev D? I mean do they just replace the rotary switch meter/ratio boards?

Also, does anyone have a template with all the relative dimensions for a faceplate with pushbuttons?
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 11, 2008, 01:08:50 AM
Frank has a FPE template here:
http://www.nrgrecording.de/html/schaeffer.html

If you download front panel designer from their site you can see the measurements.

Yes they can be used with one difference on the meter side.  I believe the Mnats D (like the J) boards are set up for "off/+4/bypass/GR".  My boards are like the original 1176 "off/+4/+8/GR".  So the wiring on that side is a little different.  The boards ship with instructions to hook them up on the Mnats J boards.  I will check and update it for D as well, should be very straight forward though.

I have my bypass on the attack knob like the original.  You can do this with a 25K SPDT pot (mouser: 315-2415F-25K).  You could also just add a regular bypass toggle switch to the front panel.

It was easy to do.  If anyone is interested in the detailed wiring I can draw something up.

Thanks guys,

Mike

PS: I hope to have the pre-order for the small knobs up by wednesday at the latest.  I'll let you all know when it happens.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: marshman on August 11, 2008, 01:36:12 PM
PP'd for 2 switches and two switch boards.

Thanks!

mm
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 11, 2008, 02:28:02 PM
Thanks!

New knobs are on the way! Should have them by 09/01 at the latest.

Small knobs will be around $5.  When I get home tonight I will put them up for pre-order.

Switch banks will be a little longer (8-12 weeks).  I should know more soon.

Thanks again guys,

Mike

PS - Please feel free to email me at [email protected] with suggestions for new products.  One thing I know I would like to offer is the 1176 input attenuator.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: fazeka on August 11, 2008, 02:41:16 PM
Quote from: "Echo North"

It was easy to do.  If anyone is interested in the detailed wiring I can draw something up.


I'd be interested!  :green:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 11, 2008, 03:01:58 PM
Cool,

I am also going to do up a diagram that will allow you to hook up the meter boards with a bypass.

So the stock board is:
OFF/+4/+8/GR

And with a cut and a direct solder you can set it up:
OFF/GR Disable/+4/GR

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 11, 2008, 07:14:31 PM
Update!

Small knobs can be pre-ordered!  

See first post.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: lofi on August 11, 2008, 07:41:31 PM
for the sake of pete stop adding stuff!!!

i am trying my hardest not to order anything else this week, and here you are merryly making it impossible not to.

Iain

just got to work out how many of the pushbutton and meter boards i need + plus buttons ofcourse
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: fazeka on August 11, 2008, 08:14:13 PM
Preordered some small knobs! yeah!  :thumb:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: jrfred453 on August 13, 2008, 03:10:15 PM
Got my knobs, switches, and pcbs today. Thank you. I'll order four small knobs as soon as you get them in.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 13, 2008, 03:32:15 PM
Aweome!

I got some good news today.  Looks like I should have pushbuttons in about 4 weeks (rather then 9-12).

They raised the price a little :( but that won't effect the cost on the site.

I also hope to offer black and red caps on their own.

I should have knobs in 2-3 weeks.

I'm also going to be adding some PM-1000 parts (in/out transformers and VU's)

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: lofi on August 13, 2008, 06:24:25 PM
Mike, add your web site to your profile!!! that way we can all find you whenever we want :wink:

Iain
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: lookn4tone on August 13, 2008, 08:25:53 PM
Got 'em today, Mike.  Nice!  This post should be a sticky.  Let me know when you get the small knobs.  I'll need 4 of them.

Regards,

Steve
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Vas on August 14, 2008, 02:38:53 AM
hi mike!
great store there! :wink:

i would be interested in attenuators and a couple of red caps too!

best regards
bill
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 14, 2008, 01:58:29 PM
Thanks guys!

I am speaking with PEC about attenuators.  No promises right now, but I am exploring it.

If people are really happy with the Sate attenuators I can look at those as well.

PEC makes the current UA 1176 attenuators.

They are sending me a sample.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 15, 2008, 08:15:37 PM
Switches were finally ordered today.  4-6 week lead time which is VERY good for them.  I'll update the expected date on the site.

Please see my other post about attenuators if you are interested in those.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: knobs
Post by: thestudio on August 17, 2008, 07:32:49 PM
waiting for post :green:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: gltech on August 17, 2008, 09:05:35 PM
Quote
waiting for post  :green:


http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=29037
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 18, 2008, 04:47:35 PM
Update first post
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 22, 2008, 08:27:16 PM
updated 1st post
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 26, 2008, 05:26:41 PM
Attenuators are up for pre-sale.  See first post.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 02, 2008, 10:25:21 PM
Update!

Large and small knobs are in stock!

Cheaper shipping, more payment options.

See first post for details.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 11, 2008, 02:06:28 PM
PCB Boards are now in stock.

Just waiting on pushbuttons (should be in by the end of this month) and Attenuators (end of October).

Thanks again guys!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: okgb on September 11, 2008, 02:37:01 PM
Sorry double post for the " debug " mode
seems more of a problem lately
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: okgb on September 11, 2008, 02:37:37 PM
got the knobs today  , delivered straight to my door ,
thanks
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 19, 2008, 11:07:17 PM
Pushbuttons are here!

Everything is in stock except for the attenuators.

See 1st post for details.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: guavatone on September 20, 2008, 12:44:46 PM
Thanks for offering these.

are the knobs for D-Shaft? or ....?
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 20, 2008, 02:31:13 PM
Hi,

They are 1/4" round with set screws.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Kingston on September 20, 2008, 04:02:56 PM
I was wondering, has anyone ever made a 2U dual unit with these original sized knobs and the 4-switch? (only two way switch really needed for the meter in my opinion)

I was thinking that they would fit just fine with smaller VU meters.

Any thoughts?
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 20, 2008, 08:30:17 PM
It would certainly be a tight fit.  I think ultimately it would be very hard to use the large knobs and still have a panel with full printed scales (that didn't look very crowded).

I may be missing a layout option though.

One option that could be explored is using Purusha's dual case located here:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=267421

His panel is made for a 1" skirt large knob.  The originals are a little under 1.75" (skirt size).

If there is enough interest I could certainly stock smaller scale 1" skirt original knobs that would fit the Purusha panels.  Even if there is minimal interest I could simply add a small order of smaller scaled knobs onto my next regular order.

If you wanted to add switch banks I don't see that as much of an issue as they are fairly thin.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: guavatone on September 21, 2008, 01:48:47 AM
I'm in the small skirt camp....
....That didn't sound good, oh well.  
I have a Tat case, so I am out unless someone has small skirts...
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Kingston on September 21, 2008, 04:58:22 AM
Quote from: "Echo North"
It would certainly be a tight fit.  I think ultimately it would be very hard to use the large knobs and still have a panel with full printed scales (that didn't look very crowded).


You posted a site with lots of front panel designer templates on this thread. I'll experiment with those and see if it's possible to come up with a dual model with original knobs. The 1.75 skirted knob is just really comfortable to use so I think it's worth trying.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Kingston on September 21, 2008, 10:04:12 AM
I tried a layout with dual VUs and these original sized knobs, but failed. Then it dawned on me, why use two small VUs when you can have one much more accurate big one, just shared with the two units!

Here she is, and I think it looks (and will work) great. It's a work in progress front panel designer layout and I just pasted the original knob images on top.

Bypass is that "off" on the attack knob (I'll change the text later), so I can have dual bypass with no extra layout estate. Power on/off is useless on the front panel in my opinion so it goes on the back next to the PSU. The VU switching in the middle should be a trivial mod.

(http://www.michaelkingston.fi/files/2-1176LN.png)
(http://www.michaelkingston.fi/files/2-1176LNsymmetric.png)

I think the symmetric one looks even better.

I'm definitely getting a stereo set of the original knobs with the switches right now!  :grin:

Thanks Echo North for making this possible.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 21, 2008, 12:47:24 PM
Nice Work!

I definitely like the 2nd mirrored one better.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 22, 2008, 08:31:55 PM
Attenuators are here!

See 1st post for details.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: marshman on September 24, 2008, 12:40:13 PM
Got my stuff today!!

Thanks Mike!!

mm
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: ericjazz on September 29, 2008, 01:46:52 PM
Got my parcel today !
Many thanks, Mike !
Regards.
Eric :grin:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Neeno on September 29, 2008, 04:22:49 PM
Got my stuff today !
Mike.... THANK YOU !
You're doing a great service for the DIY community !
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 29, 2008, 10:14:24 PM
Excellent!

I have a new instruction sheet I'm mailing with PCB's and switches now.  If you previously ordered switches and want a guide on wiring your unit to add the GR disable on the attack knob or altering your meter PCB to add the GR disable just send me an email and I'll send it to you.

[email protected]

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: m600 on September 30, 2008, 08:31:59 AM
Got my stuff today. Thanks, great service you're providing. :grin:  Only thing is I missed out on PCB's from mnats  :oops: because computer was acting up. Just have to wait till next run.  :sad: I have everything just sitting waiting...
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: 1954U1 on October 02, 2008, 07:26:59 PM
Got my knobs and attenuators today. :grin:
Thanks a lot!
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 02, 2008, 09:06:56 PM
Excellent!

I have a shipment of small knobs arriving tomorrow.  I'm expecting the large knobs next Friday.  Finally everything will be in stock!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 07, 2008, 04:43:11 PM
Just an update on stock.

Small knobs arrived today.  Everything is in stock except for large knobs and they are arriving this Friday (the rev D kit is also listed as on back order waiting for these large knobs as well).

Orders with Large knobs will ship Saturday.

Working on adding more styles knobs that people have been searching for.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Kingston on October 08, 2008, 12:58:22 PM
Got them all today. Thanks a lot!

(customs taxed me for 15eur VAT. I totally forgot global customs laws haven't been updated since the dark ages.  :mad:  )
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: helterbelter on October 09, 2008, 02:49:42 PM
Hi Mike !
 
Got the stuff yesterday, great !  I bought an 1176 faceplate, about a year and a half ago. It was quite a search to get the right interlocking switchbanks, but yours were the ones I needed !!!! They fit perfectly.

Now the time has come to build the compressor itself.....  :oops:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 09, 2008, 10:05:30 PM
Hey Mike,
Thanks for doing this. :thumb:

Are you saying it's OK to place an order before the Large knobs are in stock?

Also, if your looking for more cool stuff (Knobs) to stock...
API style knobs would be KILLER (1/4 inch shaft)

I found a company that sells Aluminum knobs that look to be almost identical to the API's but you had to buy in BULK. :sad:

I can't find the link to the site (or the name) right now but if your interested I'll keep trying to dig it up... maybe someone else knows.

Kevin
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 09, 2008, 10:15:00 PM
Found it!!!

http://www.handlesunlimited.com/knobs.html

They have some cool stuff.

Check out the 3-00 series:

(http://www.handlesunlimited.com/images/knobs/3-00Series.jpg)
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 10, 2008, 01:36:54 AM
Hi Kevin,

Great find on those knobs!  I'll send them an email and get some pricing.

I'm looking at neve style and LA-2A style knobs as well.  Davis Molding has a nice LA-2A reissue style knobs but I'd like to find something more like the original.  I'll also be stocking LA-3A knobs soon (which is just a smaller version of the 1176 large knob).

You can order anytime.  Large knobs are arriving tomorrow (according to UPS) so I'll have everything in stock tomorrow (friday)!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 10, 2008, 01:58:59 AM
Are you looking at the mic pre gain knob?  Do you know what the dimensions of the original are?

I'm guessing it's the 3-75 or 3-62?

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 10, 2008, 02:16:15 AM
I think it's more about the look & style than what they actually used.

You can buy knobs from API but they don't carry the ones that us DIYers could use... like 1/4 inch shafts.
They DO have 1/4 in shafts but ONLY for their EQ's... the problem is the ones they have are large & are designed to have "Smaller" knobs on top of them (Stacked). Hope that makes sense.

I "Think" they use smaller shaft sizes for their 4 channel 512 pre... but that would be the "Look" I think we're after, just with 1/4 shafts (which I'd bet most of us use & can get easily)

For those of use who have 4ch in 1 space racks or like me, that has 8 channels (Vertical) in a 2 space rack... the knobs can't be too big.
It's the LOOK of them that are cool.

IIRC, you can get different color circle inlays for the tops of them... I like the API "Blue" myself. :wink:

They sell Black & Plain Anodized.
I think Plain Anodized is what were after.

I could check sizes more for you if you want.
Or maybe start a few "Feeler" threads, to see what others would be interested in.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 10, 2008, 02:31:41 AM
I hear you on the look.

The 3-00 series seems to all come in 1/4 shafts.  I have a friend getting me the dimensions on the originals for reference...then I'll probably post looking for opinions if it would be better to order a more "DIY useful" size.

They do offer blue inserts!

Great stuff!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 10, 2008, 02:43:41 AM
:thumb:  :green:  :guinness:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 10, 2008, 02:41:51 PM
Large knobs are here...everything is on stock.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: guavatone on October 23, 2008, 02:21:22 AM
You may want to ask a moderator to set this up as a sticky so it doesn't get lost to the BM graveyard.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: BladeSG on October 23, 2008, 03:33:18 AM
Any luck with those API type knobs?
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 23, 2008, 03:36:29 AM
Quote from: "BladeSG"
Any luck with those API type knobs?


I was wondering too?
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 23, 2008, 10:16:33 AM
I'll ask for a sticky :)

No response on the knobs.  I'll email them again today and try calling if I don't hear back by Friday.

On a side note, I should have Ed Anderson 1176 input/output transformers up for sale late next week.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: willahs on October 23, 2008, 08:04:52 PM
Quote from: "Echo North"
One option that could be explored is using Purusha's dual case located here:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=267421

His panel is made for a 1" skirt large knob.  The originals are a little under 1.75" (skirt size).

If there is enough interest I could certainly stock smaller scale 1" skirt original knobs that would fit the Purusha panels.  Even if there is minimal interest I could simply add a small order of smaller scaled knobs onto my next regular order.


I would be up for a set like this, I am currently building a Dual1176 in a Purusha case.. I looked at your large knobs but decided not to use them because even though the skirt is transparent, it would just look weird if it overlapped the labelling.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: willahs on October 23, 2008, 08:06:38 PM
Quote from: "Kingston"
I tried a layout with dual VUs and these original sized knobs, but failed. Then it dawned on me, why use two small VUs when you can have one much more accurate big one, just shared with the two units!

(img removed)
(img removed)



Those look awesome! Really like the second one.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 23, 2008, 08:38:56 PM
I'm in the process of working on ordering LA-3A knobs.  They are smaller versions of the 1176 skirted knob (about 1").

I'll keep you all posted.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 25, 2008, 09:11:56 PM
Hi All,

I'm up here in the stickies now, thanks mods!.

A couple of updates...

Ed Anderson's 1176 Input and Output transformers will be up for sale later this week.  $30 Each!!!!

I'm looking at ordering LA3A knobs (smaller 1176 skirted knobs) if you are interested please post.  I'm looking to gauge interest, you are not committing.

I've been measuring/studying 500 style knobs this weekend.  I'll get some pricing and size info.  I probably won't be able to carry every size or color just yet....I'll get the info and present you with the options.  Give me a week or so on this.

All other stock is pretty healthy.  I currently have 4 sets of 1176 pushbuttons but I have a new batch arriving on Thursday.

Thanks again for the support guys!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: diyfanatic on October 28, 2008, 07:10:17 AM
hi.

just bought from you!! order 36!!

2 x FET Compressor Large Knob
2 x FET Compressor Small Knob
2 x Inter-Locking Switch Bank Assembly
1 x Meter Circuit Board
1 x Ratio Circuit Board

Cheers!
Cedric.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2008, 02:02:24 PM
Thanks!

It'll ship today.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2008, 04:43:21 PM
Just an update on the API knobs.

I should have some prices tomorrow....I'll probably start a new thread for the size/color discussion.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 28, 2008, 07:19:47 PM
Quote from: "Echo North"
Just an update on the API knobs.

I should have some prices tomorrow....I'll probably start a new thread for the size/color discussion.

Thanks,

Mike


My vote is for:

"Clear" Aluminum
Blue "top" Insert
1/4 in shaft

Outside Diameter would be great if they were on the smaller size... like the API 4 channel Pre.

Approximately 3/4 in or less.

(http://www.rackattackrentals.com/images/api-512c%20preamps.jpg)

(http://www.midigraphics.co.kr/upload/img/product/212L.jpg)
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2008, 09:15:52 PM
The studio where my friend works has a few knobs kicking around and went and measured them this weekend.

I think the ones you're referring to Kevin were 14.5mm/0.570" from short pointer tip to short pointer tip.

The manufacturer offers a 0.563" which seems to be the match.  They also offer a 0.703" if people would prefer those.

Either way it'll definitely be a 1/4" bushing, natural anodized w/ blue insert.

I'll keep you posted!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on October 28, 2008, 09:59:49 PM
The 14.5mm/0.570" would be PERFECT!!!!

 :thumb:

Thanks... If you get those I'm in for 8 or 10. :green:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: diyfanatic on October 29, 2008, 05:04:54 AM
hey...
you're quite reactive...order already shipped!!!

damm, that's pro dude!!!

thanks a lot.

I could be interested by those Api knobs....and some la2a knob too!
oh, question!
I saw a pm-1000 parts menu on your website.
maybe some output tamura?I could be interested if they're not to expensive!

cheers.
Jr.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 29, 2008, 12:10:47 PM
Thanks!  

My goal is to keep it as professional as possible.

I have a friends PM-1000 parts I was going to sell for him.  In and output transformers, VU's...few other small parts.  I need to figure out a fair price and get those up.

Hopefully I'll pin down the API people today.

Ed Anderson's 1176 Input and Output transformers are arriving tomorrow!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 30, 2008, 02:14:16 PM
Still working on the 500 series knobs.  They are no longer carrying blue inserts...they're seeing how many they have left.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 30, 2008, 02:17:28 PM
Ed Anderson transformers are in!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZUTleBwiiw

They're up for sale on the site now.

Hairballaudio.com/shop

For consistency sake, please use this thread for ordering questions,and Ed's original thread for technical questions.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: barclaycon on October 30, 2008, 04:48:28 PM
First of all, thanks for the parts Mike. Very professional service.
I'm using the switches etc. to service my black-face 1176 which is a rev.A unit I aquired in the 80's.

I'm curious as to why the input attenuators you are selling are triple-deck?
The input pot in my unit is a 2-deck attenuator made by AB.
I think I've got the schematics of every revision of the 1176 up until the 5532 input scheme and they all show a dual-gang pot.
Just interested.

Martyn
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 30, 2008, 05:01:39 PM
Hi Martyn,

Excellent question!  I'll do my best to answer with my modest technical knowledge.

The original was a "Bridged" T-pad using a 2-deck pot.  Current UA reproductions use a pot made by PEC.  They sent me one a while back and they are less then desirable.  Very hard to turn and according to some members somewhat unreliable.

The part I sell is a custom part designed by Purple Audio.  It's a 3 deck (non bridge) T-pad.  It is functionally identical to the original part.  I believe the third pot is added to achieve the function of the bridge on the 2 deck design.

Here is an explanation from Andrew at Purple:
"The input attenuator is a custom 3 deck pot, configured as T-pad. It is a functional equivalent to the bridging T-pad found in the original revisions A-F 1176 and the MC76. Unfortunately, the company that made the bridging T-pad, which was a 2 deck pot with two fixed resistors, is no longer able to get the unusual taper resistive elements that were needed for the part. The 3 deck non-bridging version is electrically equivalent, but more expensive due to the extra deck required. The action on the three deck pot is also much smoother than the original."
http://www.purpleaudio.com/Product/MC77part.html

Hopefully that answers your question.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: crisotop on October 31, 2008, 04:30:41 AM
Anyone from around Austria/Europe wants to split order? Shipping is fairly expensive from the us for a pair of trannies.

thanks!
Christoph
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: diyfanatic on November 03, 2008, 10:45:02 AM
Hi Mike!

just a question about the attenuator!

I have the "G1176" Revision F/G from Mnats, from the Bom I have no attenuator listed...it's optional for this rev?
or just useless with oep input trafo??

cheers.
Jr.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 03, 2008, 11:58:56 AM
I 'm not sure about the OEP as it is a different transformer then the UTC O-12.

It *should* be possible to use a UTC O-12 and an attenuator on the J boards, however it would require modifications to the wiring and a little schematic reading.

I know this doesn't answer your question, but it's a very good one.   It is a little beyond what I currently know about the OEP's and J boards.

I would love to see a discussion about adding an attenuator to the J boards, perhaps we should start one in the lab?  I think it's very possible and would love to hear the results!

Mike

Edit: Spelling
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: diyfanatic on November 03, 2008, 12:58:54 PM
yep!!!

ok so these transformers are for rev D only...but maybe "usable" on the rev J!!! :cool:

I think I will go straight with Oep for this one, I've got another 1176 pcb so...maybe if you'll make another batch of trannies later...I will be in.

thanks again Mike...
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 03, 2008, 06:32:35 PM
Update for Kevin...

Still working on 500 style knobs...they are very very very slow.

I'll call them Wednesday.  I'm trying not to call them everyday  :wink:

Should be sorted out soon.

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: edanderson on November 04, 2008, 12:37:50 PM
Quote from: "diyfanatic"
Hi Mike!

just a question about the attenuator!

I have the "G1176" Revision F/G from Mnats, from the Bom I have no attenuator listed...it's optional for this rev?
or just useless with oep input trafo??

cheers.
Jr.


the input attenuator can work with any 1176 build.  put it BEFORE the input transformer, as shown on the rev D schematic, and skip the "input" pot between the input transformer and the gain reduction FET.

some input transformers may not be happy with the attenuator.  all of the urei 1176s with an input transformer use an input attenuator before the transformer.  gyraf and mnats skipped this part (and urei eventually eliminated it from their design) because it is relatively expensive.

ed
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: diyfanatic on November 04, 2008, 12:53:39 PM
thanks Ed

Quote
gyraf and mnats skipped this part (and urei eventually eliminated it from their design) because it is relatively expensive.


that's why I wanted to know if it's "optional"...we're saving money with diy but spending a lot :cool: ...but it' so good.

thanks guys!
Jr.
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 07, 2008, 12:08:52 PM
For anyone who missed it...

Ed Anderson and Mako have organized a wonderful fundraiser for the board.  Two 1176 Rev. A semi-kits are up for auction on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250318004747
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250318003468

Here's a way to give back to the forum AND get a really cool package before it's officially released.

Thanks for everything guys!

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: khstudio on November 10, 2008, 10:38:56 AM
Quote from: "Echo North"
Update for Kevin...

Still working on API...they are very very very slow.

I'll call them Wednesday.  I'm trying not to call them everyday  :wink:

Should be sorted out soon.

Mike


 :green:
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 10, 2008, 12:13:37 PM
These guys are brutal.  They promised me an answer today....I'll give them a call shortly.

Although I suppose if I was looking for 10,000 knobs they would get back to me a little faster.  :wink:

Mike
Title: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: 1954U1 on November 11, 2008, 01:11:57 PM
1176 transformers arrived..
Great packaging, too  :grin:

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: diyfanatic on November 12, 2008, 01:01:10 PM
Hi Mike, got my package today!!!
thanks for all, I'm a happy audio geek!

Peace.
Jr.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 13, 2008, 06:31:51 PM
Great!

I like to think my shipments could survive anything the USPS can throw at them  ;)

Don't forget I still have transformers in stock!  Get em' while they last!

(awe man I sound like a bad infomercial.  Shammmmmwooooow!)

-Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: natek on November 13, 2008, 11:10:21 PM
Just wanted to post what Ed Anderson said in his original post about the Transformers... regarding using them in other 1176 projects! ;

Quote
the rev D version (one of the earlier, class A 1176) has a very special output transformer with multiple feedback windings and a gapped core.  you could hook this transformer up to a gyraf 1176 or a mnats version J (both similar to the later class AB 1176) and leave the feedback windings disconnected.  but there are many other output transformers that would also work for the g1176 or mnats version J.  if you want to make the rev D version that mnats is offering PCBs for soon, you will need the special output transformer.

ed

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 14, 2008, 05:02:08 PM
got gssl boards!

I think this is meant for P-Town?

Thanks for posting the info Natek!  Great news.  I'd be interested to hear what a J board/G1176 sounds like with the Ed A. iron and attenuator.  Keep in mind the output stage will still be A/B.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: RedNoise on November 15, 2008, 05:03:59 AM
Oooooooooops!!!
This was for Gustav...
BTW , just ordered 2 output tx for revd !!!
Thanks... ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 17, 2008, 05:47:59 PM
Thanks RedNoise!

Your transformers are in the mail.

For the 500 series style knob people, I'm not sure what to say.  They seem completely uninterested in selling knobs.  I've spoken with others who can seem to order from them either.  It's perplexing. I call them every 2 days and they always say.."call back tomorrow and we'll have your quote."

I haven't given up...but I'm close.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: sysexguy on November 19, 2008, 10:25:00 AM
I just wanted to thank Mike for the amazing service (from the bluestripe auction), buy with confidence!

Andy
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 19, 2008, 07:01:14 PM
Great to hear you got stuff.

I'm excited to see some Rev A's done!

Just got a fresh batch of attenuators in today.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: jsteiger on November 19, 2008, 08:06:16 PM
...For the API people, I'm not sure what to say.  They seem completely uninterested in selling knobs.  I've spoken with others who can seem to order from them either.  It's perplexing. I call them every 2 days and they always say.."call back tomorrow and we'll have your quote."

I haven't given up...but I'm close.

Mike

Hey Mike,

Don't give up on them yet. I totally feel your pain and then some! I have a feeling it's getting close :-]

And to clarify...it's not really "API" but a 3rd party vender that apparently has no ties to API.  Most of us know who you mean. We don't want someone to drop by, only read the last page of your thread and misunderstand.  ::)

Cheers and keep us posted, Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 19, 2008, 08:38:54 PM
Thanks for the encouragement and clarification Jeff!

I'll be refer to these as "500 series style knobs".

I'll give them another call.

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: RedNoise on November 27, 2008, 11:21:23 AM
Hi Mike!!
Just received out Tx a few days ago , thanks!!
Do you know if these in & out tx are suitable for a Mnats 1176 rev A ???
Cheers.
T.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 27, 2008, 12:19:38 PM
Great!

Yes the transformers are suitable. 

In fact they are designed to be replicas of the original UTC O-12 (in) and 5002 (out).  The 1176 rev A-E used the same in/out transformers.

The MNats input PCB (A and D) has a configuration for Ed's ALTRAN C-3837-1 sold at the Hairball store.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 27, 2008, 03:03:44 PM
I've updated the 1st post.

I'm sold out of Output transformers and Knobs (both sizes).  The output transformers and knobs will be back in stock in about 10 days.

Feel free to go ahead and order these parts if you need them.  It'll just put you first in line when the new parts arrive.

Thanks again to everyone,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: onlymeeee on December 03, 2008, 06:09:15 PM
Hi Mike,

Do the push button/boards you are selling work like the original ones.  ie. You can push any combination of buttons for different sounds? (ie. any 2 buttons at once or 3 or all 4)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 03, 2008, 06:22:39 PM
Hi,

Yes my push buttons and PCB boards are set up just like the original 1176's.

They are interlocking (meaning as you select one...the other pops out) but if you push one or more at exactly the same time they will stick and you can combine ratio's or slam and so on (again like the original).

The switch's I use are the same ones Purple used in their early MC76's. 

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: onlymeeee on December 03, 2008, 08:03:48 PM
Legend
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: xprodux on December 05, 2008, 01:33:11 PM
hi,
  ordered 4x switches and relevant boards today , thanks .

  xprodux
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 05, 2008, 01:49:50 PM
Thank you!

You'll be getting a shipping confirmation later today.

Thanks again everyone!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: xprodux on December 07, 2008, 12:30:48 PM

 confirmation received ,

thanks for the speedy dispatch.

  xprodux

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 09, 2008, 08:24:53 PM
Hi All,

The USPS server is experiencing intermittent downtime.  This makes it impossible to complete a purchase...they are currently working on the issue.

If it continues I may temporarily switch to flat rate shipping. 

Thanks again and sorry for the inconvenience.  Keep trying...sometimes it works! :)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 11, 2008, 12:04:11 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just an update.

I've got everything in stock again except small knobs.  They should be here late next week.  Sorry for the delay on these...I think the thanksgiving holiday set back the supplier more than I expected.  Everything is shipped except orders with small knobs...they will go out when I get the knobs.

The USPS server is still messed up but kinda working :)

If shipping options do not appear on check out...try hitting refresh a couple times.

I hope to start working on offering new products soon.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Stagefright13 on December 15, 2008, 12:53:07 PM
Wow one stop shopping! I just ordered a bunch and thanks.

John
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: orangerec on December 15, 2008, 01:13:59 PM
Just ordered input/output x-frmrs. Nice and convenient shopping, thanks for the service.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 15, 2008, 02:14:23 PM
Excellent!

For the people who ordered transformers over the weekend, those orders will go out today.

For the people who are on hold for small knobs, I just got the UPS tracking number from the company and they are arriving tomorrow.  If I get them before 2pm all orders will go out tomorrow...if I get them after 2pm all orders will go out Wednesday.

Thanks again guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 16, 2008, 09:35:59 PM
Hi All,

Small knobs arrived today and all shipments are in the mail.  You should have received a confirmation from the Hairball computer.

Everything is in stock!

I'm running low on switchbank PCB's but more are on order and should arrive the 1st week of January.

Hopefully in the new year I will be in a position to add some more parts.

Thanks again guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 17, 2008, 11:37:37 AM
Temporarily out of ratio PCB's.  See first post.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: xprodux on December 17, 2008, 02:35:13 PM

Switches an boards arrived today , all good . Quick for standard mail this time of year .

Thanks again

xprodux

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 29, 2008, 08:25:01 PM
Just an update for the people waiting on switch PCB's.

My new shipment is confirmed for arrival on January 5th.  At that point everything is in stock and all back orders will go out on January 6th.

On January 2nd new orders will ship out within 24 hours.

Any orders not involving switch PCB's are currently shipping within 24 hours.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 01, 2009, 02:01:29 AM
PCB's arrived early!

Everything is in stock.

All orders that were waiting on PCB's will go out first thing Friday January 2nd.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: onlymeeee on January 03, 2009, 08:57:56 PM
Hi Mike,

What size cut out is it for the push buttons?

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 03, 2009, 09:26:35 PM
I use 8mm x 61mm.

That should give about 0.5mm of clearance on top and bottom and say 0.3mm on either side.

Mike

Edit: I just got a panel done.  If you want the opening tight and want to leave room for the mounting holes 8mm X 60.5mm or even 60mm might be better.

I'll post details in the mounting thread in the lab.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: mitsos on January 08, 2009, 12:03:56 PM
Hey Mike,

is your stock list automatically updated on your site? For example, if the part says "Buy now" does that mean it is in stock?

Thanks for the cutout info!
Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 08, 2009, 12:26:30 PM
Hi,

Not exactly.  The problem with tracking stock is that the "fet kit" messes things up.  So if I have 50 knobs, and you buy 1 knob...that's simple enough, the software subtracts a knob from the stock.  The issue is that if you buy a kit, it has several parts and I haven't figured out how to subtract kit stock from the individual parts inventory.  Looking for a fix on that.

Usually if I'm low on stock I'll note it in the product description.  I'll always note it in the product description in big bold letters if I am back ordered.

I have plenty of everything in stock right now. :)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: casrec on January 21, 2009, 08:47:01 PM
Placed an order for two pushbutton banks. I will be getting some knobs shortly as well. also i have have a design for the mnats pushbutton pcb's so you don't have to have caps, resistors and jumper wires on the pot's. would be cool if someone would get the boards printed out...wink, wink  ;). thanks for making the stuff available without minimums!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 21, 2009, 09:02:04 PM
Placed an order for two pushbutton banks. I will be getting some knobs shortly as well. also i have have a design for the mnats pushbutton pcb's so you don't have to have caps, resistors and jumper wires on the pot's. would be cool if someone would get the boards printed out...wink, wink  ;). thanks for making the stuff available without minimums!

Oh ya I forgot you can do that!  I just got a new batch of PCB's so it'll be a while.  I'll look at adding this to the next batch.  Again, it'll be while. :)

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 30, 2009, 12:42:23 PM
Just a heads up.

Thanks to a tip from Ed, I should be offering 1176 power transformers shortly. (Maybe a week maybe 8 weeks...I'll keep you posted).

They should be well priced and hopefully will help save on shipping as you can order many parts you need from my store.

This year I plan to keep plugging away on the 1176 stuff...maybe even stock 1176 meters/transistors/resistors/caps and such.

Feel free to suggest parts.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: RedNoise on January 30, 2009, 01:33:08 PM
I was about to have an order in your shop...
I'll wait for power transformer , and for sure transistors (matched ones??? ;D)
I would suggest:
Orange drop for revA?(Very expensive)
You should name your shop : 1176' shop !!!!!
Just kiddin...
Good news! ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 06, 2009, 12:44:03 PM
Hi All,

I've just placed an order for Multicomp 2X25 30VA dual primary toroidal transforms.

These have been used by many lab members in the past and are great for single and dual units.  I'll have 8 in stock early next week and I'll have a LARGE batch coming in early April.

I'll put them up on the site this weekend for order.  They will be available individually or as part of the kit.  Still working out the price but they will be under $20.

Still working on adding more 1176 stuff.....I'll keep you posted!

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: creal on February 06, 2009, 05:45:05 PM
Hello Mike

I've got question about the max voltage of the on/off switch.
I saw in the your wiring guide the max votage is 125 AC.
But in france we use 220v, did you think we can use it for power ON/OFF or do you advice it for the Bypass.

I hope use it for ON/OFF, i think your answer will interesting many EU user.
Thx
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 06, 2009, 08:14:47 PM
Hi,

Max for the switch:
Power: 50 VA
Voltage: 125VAC
Current: 0.5A

Keep in mind wiring the switch in parallel will double the amps to 1A.

EU wiring will greatly exceed the voltage, but will only be running at about 100ma (I think?) and be running way under the power max.  I've seen similar switches that say they can handle greater voltages at lower current (but I never got a solid answer from the manufacturer on this..even though I tried many times). 

Can you do use it?  Yes....but officially it's over spec.

Does that make any sense?

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: creal on February 06, 2009, 09:12:12 PM
thanks for anwser.
for the moment, i use the off switch as GR off cause i don't find the SPDT switch/pot.
this pot is realy hard to find in France, i just find a DPST switch/pot but it miss a contact.:(
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 06, 2009, 09:15:32 PM
I'll start stocking these at the store soon.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: creal on February 06, 2009, 09:24:51 PM
realy good ;)
i waiting for it and i order this pot and the 4 knobs for my BlackFace
Your Shop is the 1176 Shop.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 09, 2009, 10:54:10 PM
I've got a batch of 8 power transformer arriving tomorrow.

I'll have those up individually and as part of a kit.

The bulk of my order should be here in April.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 10, 2009, 05:27:04 PM
I put the power transformers up for sale.

They are selling for $16 each.

I only have 8 right now so if you are planning a build soon I would get them now.  I have a large batch being manufactured now.  They are scheduled to arrive in mid April.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 10, 2009, 08:54:14 PM
Image added!

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=37
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: casrec on February 12, 2009, 07:46:28 PM
Ordered some knobs today. Thanks again for the no Minimums! Would love some white ones with clear skirt and white indicator. When you order through buckeye do you have to get 100 of each knob style or just 100 pieces total? Thanks again!

Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 12, 2009, 07:50:53 PM
White plastic instead of black?

What skirt diameter?

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: diyfanatic on February 13, 2009, 05:41:18 AM
I think he is talking about the one from the silverface...
so it should be the same size but transparent skirt.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 13, 2009, 11:06:22 AM
All the 1176 knobs have clear skirts.

On the blackface they look black because of the background but they are clear.

On the later revisions (around H) they changed the white line indicator to a black line.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: creal on February 13, 2009, 11:19:55 AM
yes, i have an original rev H, the knobs have clear skirts and black line
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: diyfanatic on February 13, 2009, 12:25:26 PM
Quote
On the blackface they look black because of the background but they are clear.

indeed...need to quit sm$k*ng
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: casrec on February 13, 2009, 12:37:38 PM
Yeah, i would love some exactly like yours, but with white where the black is at. I want to make an 1176 with white knobs, white pushbuttons and a white bezel for the meter. I'm sure you don't want to order a  hundred just for the few that I would buy though. Maybe some other guys here would want some though. Anyways just putting black on everything on the one I am doing now. Thanks again!

brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 13, 2009, 12:42:02 PM
Hi Brandon,

I can ask next time I order knobs (which will be soon).

Are you only looking for 2?  That might be tough...but I will ask.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: casrec on February 13, 2009, 11:43:23 PM
yeah, 2 large and 2 small. I will probably want more in the very near future but for now just two of each. Thanks!


Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: mitsos on February 16, 2009, 10:41:41 AM
Hey bud,
what's the height/diameter of the toroid? Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 16, 2009, 02:25:14 PM
Hi,

Diameter: 67mm
Height: 28mm

It's about the same as the Avel, if not a little smaller.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (attenuators, switches, knobs...)
Post by: creativeblue on February 18, 2009, 05:21:52 PM
Hi, I have ordered one Compressor kit at your shop.
Markus
(from Berlin)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 18, 2009, 05:36:17 PM
Thanks!

It'll go out in the mail tomorrow!

Just a quick note for everyone.  After this order I have 1 attenuator left.  More have been ordered and I expect them in about 2-3 weeks.  However, if you are looking to get building in the next few weeks you may want to hop on that one now.  I don't have an inventory control on my site yet, so if you are going to hop on it, you may want to claim it here first (Either as part of the Kit or on its own).

Lots of everything else in stock...with a fresh batch of attenuators on the way!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: ewald on February 19, 2009, 02:21:36 AM
Hey there,

I'll 'claim' the last attenuator as part of the kit. Will order asap at your store.

Regards
Ewald
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 20, 2009, 11:49:08 AM
Sold!

Attenuators are gone.  Like I said feel free to order.  New stock should be here in 2-3 weeks.  Your order will ship out then.

(Ewald your order will ship tomorrow)

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: bobrock on February 21, 2009, 05:49:30 PM
are they 220v and 110? how much for shipping to 43004?

thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 21, 2009, 05:58:10 PM
Dual primary.

Can be wired for 115V or 230V, depending on your region.

The best way to check shipping is to add it to your cart and sign in and you'll get a list of real time quoted shipping options.  You won't be committing to anything.

Should be less than $5 depending on the option you choose.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: MartyMart on February 23, 2009, 04:29:45 AM
Mike, Hi there's no parcel yet and I've had stuff from the US in just a few days, any problem
with parcel ?
Thanks a bunch,
Marty.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 23, 2009, 11:57:35 AM
Hi,

Nope. Mailed and accepted by USPS on Feb. 11.

I'm usually finding parcels take 2 - 3 weeks to UK via air mail.  I do have a couple other parcels that I shipped to the UK at the same time (priority w/ tracking) and they are currently sitting in UK customs.

Seems that may be the bottleneck.

Keep me posted!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: MartyMart on February 24, 2009, 04:59:07 AM
OK, will do , thanks Mike.

MM.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: ewald on February 24, 2009, 12:52:56 PM
Hey Mike,

Went ahead & ordered the i/o and powr trafos.

Keep well
Ewald
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 24, 2009, 12:56:54 PM
I'll be able to get those out to you today.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product - Power Transformers*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 03, 2009, 09:26:14 PM
Hi All,

Attenuators are here!

I have also restructured my "Kits" an provided a bit of savings.  Everyone who has an order on back order, your parcel will ship tomorrow and you will get an email from the computer tonight.

Also, for those who have orders shipping tomorrow, you will receive a small refund (the difference) if the new kit cost effect your order.

Thanks everyone...I'll keep you posted on new products...

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: ewald on March 10, 2009, 12:57:57 PM
Hi Mike,

Recieved everything in good shape,

Thanks a mill

Ewald
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 12, 2009, 02:00:05 AM
Awesome!

For those interested the VU meter pre-buy has begun:

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=32495.0

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: Brizco on March 14, 2009, 05:13:22 AM
made my order today.

martin
thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: RedNoise on March 14, 2009, 07:14:01 AM
Hi Mike , how long is the pre order regarding to the vu meters?I think I will pay next week.
Thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 14, 2009, 10:00:27 AM
Hi,

It's running till Monday the 23rd.  That is when I will be placing the order.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: SaMpLeGoD on March 18, 2009, 02:23:22 PM
Hello Mike!

Paypaled  for:

2x Nissei FET VU
1x Toroid 25-0-25 30VA
1x FET KIT (Boards, Pushbuttons, knobs)

Please check it out!!!

Cheers!!!

Eddie ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything in Stock!*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 18, 2009, 02:33:51 PM
Got it!

Thanks Eddie.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*VU Meter*)
Post by: RedNoise on March 19, 2009, 04:46:19 AM
Hi Mike , payment sent!

Thanks.
T.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*VU Meter*)
Post by: playboss on March 19, 2009, 06:38:00 AM
can someone tell me if  I can fit that VU inside a 33609 instead of sifam al19?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 19, 2009, 09:57:08 AM
can someone tell me if  I can fit that VU inside a 33609 instead of sifam al19?

No this meter will not work.  This is the size of the AL29 which is a larger meter/cutout.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 20, 2009, 10:25:15 PM
Hi Guys,

I'm currently sold out of output transformers.  You can still order them as I'm expecting a new batch from Ed in the next 1-2 weeks.  Just be aware there will be a short delay in shipping.

This is not an issue if you are also ordering a VU meter...the outputs will be in stock before the VU's arrive.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 06, 2009, 06:39:12 PM
Hi Guys,

Just an update. 

I should have the new batch of output transformer in stock on April 15th.

I'm sold out of power transformers.  I just ordered another batch and unfortunately my price was raised $3.50.  This was not a surprise as I think they actually misquoted me the first time (too cheap).  So I will probably be raising the individual price $3, which is still a good deal I think.  The A/D kit will remain the same price.

The power transformers have a HUGE lead time (10 weeks) but I may have some sooner.  I will keep you posted.

If you ordered power transformers as part of the VU meter pre-buy, I have set those aside so you will receive your complete order when the VU's arrive (expected May 5th).

Thanks again guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 08, 2009, 08:23:56 PM
Hi All,

I've ordered the power transformers but it does look like they will not be here until June 8th.

So to make things easier on people wanting A/D kits, I've added an A/D kit without power transformer. You can order these now, they will start shipping next on April 16th (the outputs are on the way).

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=42

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 11, 2009, 09:50:42 PM
Hi Guys,

Thank you again for the continued support. 

We're out of a few things at the shop, here is the current run down:

- A/D output transformers have shipped to us and are arriving on April 15th.
- A/D input transformers have been ordered and are expected by the end of April
- VU meters are on order and are expected in the frst week of May.
- Power transformers are on order but are not expected to arrive until mid June.

Everything else is in stock and shipping within 24 hours.

Feel free to order parts and kits. Your order will ship when all of your parts arrive.

You guys are awesome,

Mike



Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: jplum on April 12, 2009, 12:34:11 PM
Hi Mike

I just ordered 2 x kits

Many Thanks
John
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 12, 2009, 12:53:19 PM
Got it!

Thank you,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: wowi on April 14, 2009, 05:55:13 AM
Hi Mike,

just send you an Order about 3 Kits with Power Transformer and 3 VU-Meter.
Hope, you get the Transformer soon  :)

Regards
Wolfgang
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 14, 2009, 10:17:12 AM
Thank you!

It looks like I was able to secure a small batch of power transformers to help hold me over until the large batch arrives.

Looks like I'll be able to get you shipped out in the first week of May (when the VU's and input's arrive).

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: RedNoise on April 14, 2009, 05:05:36 PM
Hi Mike !
Partial french kit received!Many thanks , fast and seriously packaged! :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 15, 2009, 10:25:23 PM
Thanks guys!

Output transformers are here.  People waiting on those will have their orders shipped tomorrow and you will get your tracking info tonight.

Inputs should be here by the end of the month.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*New Product: VU Meter*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 21, 2009, 05:32:39 PM
Hi Guys,

Bunch of updates.

Power Transformers: Back in stock!  Unfortunately I had to raise the price to $20.  Still a great price for this transformer.  The price bump reflects how much my cost was increased this time around.

Attenuator Pricing:  I have lowered the price on the attenuators to $39.95.  Now that Jeff at http://classicapi.com/ has his awesome API 500 series kits and requires the same attenuator, we've been able to order together and get a better price.  We're passing the savings on to you!  Be sure to check out Jeff's site...now!  Anyone with attenuators on order (single or kit) waiting for VU's, will get a $5 refund per attenuator in the next couple days.

Matched FET's:  A pair of matched 2N5457's (Q1 & Q11) are being included with the A/D kit now.  They will be sold separately in the next day as well...probably $2 for a pair (lots of labor involved).

A/D Kit: I looks like between the power transformer price raise, attenuator price drop and addition of the matched FET's...the Kit will remain at the same price.  If you have a kit on back order you will get matched FET's with your kit.

Input Transformers: Still hoping to get the new batch by May 1st.

VU Meters: Still expecting them in the 1st week of May.

Thank you again all....more to come in the weeks ahead...

Mike
Hairball Audio

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Updates and Price Changes*)
Post by: casrec on April 21, 2009, 07:42:04 PM
Hey Mike,
   Just put a order in for a bunch of stuff. Thanks again for your service! I just got my PCB's in for my own design on the 1176 revision F. I will let you know how it goes with the attenuator on the input with the OEP. Thanks,

Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Updates and Price Changes*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 21, 2009, 09:17:07 PM
Awesome!

Definitely keep us posted.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything is in stock*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 01, 2009, 05:23:29 PM
Hi All,

VU meters and input transformers are here!  All backorders will ship by Tuesday.

I'll most likely be raising the price of the pushbutton banks by $1.  Again my price has slowly been raised by the manufacture over the past few months.  These have a small markup to begin with so I need to adjust the price to reflect my cost increase.

Thanks again everyone. 

You guys are awesome.

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything is in stock*)
Post by: casrec on May 01, 2009, 08:07:19 PM
Sounds good! Can't wait to finish putting this thing together. Thanks Mike!

Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything is in stock*)
Post by: badmatahfingha on May 02, 2009, 10:44:03 AM
looking forward to getting my kit, thanks for doing this.....i intend to build atleast one more 1176, will you have these kits available on a regular basis? or should i get one more now?....actully started too many projects and spent much more $ on parts than i had anticipated
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (*Everything is in stock*)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 02, 2009, 11:16:45 AM
I hope to be offering kits for a long time.

I would wait until you are ready.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: casrec on May 06, 2009, 08:19:09 PM
Hey Mike,
    Received the goods today. Looks great!. The meters came out really nice. The button was a nice touch as well.

thanks,
Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 06, 2009, 10:09:04 PM
Awesome!

Let me know how the attenuator and OEP get along.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: phatmateo on May 10, 2009, 07:06:36 PM
Hi Mike, thanks for the meters.  They look great!   I'm having trouble figuring out how to mount them in my purusha case.  What is the correct procedure?  Thanks :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 10, 2009, 09:04:09 PM
Mounting is the same as the Sifam.  Basically you slide the bezel into the front of your cutout.  Then you from the back you press the meter into the bezel and insert the metal tabs (thin side into the slot) so the fat end rests against the notch in the meter and the skinny end is at a 90 degree angle from the panel.  Then you secure it to the panel using the screws, slotted side out.  The screw should run at or close to 90 degrees from the meter.

See here:
(http://hairballaudio.com/web_images/lightbox.jpg)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: jplum on May 11, 2009, 07:55:43 AM
Hi Mike

Averything arrive today and perfectly packed, no issues

Many Thanks
John
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 11, 2009, 11:21:14 AM
Awesome!

Thank you,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: crisotop on May 11, 2009, 11:37:48 AM
Hey Mike,

would it be possible to order a quad-matched set of transistors for stereo operation?

Thanks!
Christoph
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 11, 2009, 11:44:51 AM
Hey Mike,

would it be possible to order a quad-matched set of transistors for stereo operation?

Yes it would and I actually have a pair matched GR FETs within 1% with a pair of matching meter FETs within 5% ready.

Send me a PM with your shipping details and I'll send you a quote.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: phatmateo on May 11, 2009, 03:08:18 PM
thanks Mike.  I got it mounted and working.  Now to start on my rev D :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Biasrocks on May 13, 2009, 12:11:53 PM
Just received my VU meter, looks great!

Thanks Mike.

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 13, 2009, 12:14:22 PM
Great news!

I'm glad everyone seems to be liking them.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: lofi on May 15, 2009, 02:59:07 PM
well I got the package ... not impressed!! the badge (button I think you guys call them) is only about 1 inch across, too small to be easily seen.

as for the push buttons, pcb's and VU included, bloody marvelous ;D ;D ;D thank you so very much

Iain
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 15, 2009, 03:28:47 PM
well I got the package ... not impressed!! the badge (button I think you guys call them) is only about 1 inch across, too small to be easily seen.

HaHa!  Your first line made me real nervous there for a second! ;)

Hey the Hairball Audio button/badge is free and no you can't return it! :)

Glad you like your stuff.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: lofi on May 15, 2009, 04:19:03 PM
I shall wear it with Pride, look forward to shopping again as soon as the wallet alows

Iain
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: bernbrue on May 22, 2009, 06:53:39 AM
Hi Mike,
I´ve got my meters from the pre buy. I promise you, I won´t buy Sifams anymore. Your meters are really top notch quality. I love the scale artwork.
Thanks a lot.
regards
Bernd
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 22, 2009, 12:27:13 PM
Thanks!  That is great to hear.

I'm really happy with them and the manufacturer is working hard to make them even better!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: casrec on May 23, 2009, 02:22:30 AM
Hey Mike,
    Do you have the wiring guide or that photo from Matta anymore. I think the post that you gave me a link to is no longer there. I remeber all the wipers go together, but can't remember for sure where the input and trannie goes. Thanks a lot!

Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 23, 2009, 03:07:27 AM
(http://hairballaudio.com/web_images/attenuator.jpg)

Image by Matta.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: sonicwarrior on May 23, 2009, 01:41:47 PM
Got my meters on wednesday. Had to pay 14,65 Euro customs (for 4 meters) but fortunately didn't had to go to our customs office.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: deuce42 on June 02, 2009, 10:51:26 AM
Howdy Echo - in another thread there was mention of a possible 2u case eminating:)

Could you advise:

1)whether you will make one for dual 1176's or only mono?

2)whether you will also sell just the faceplate on its own (shipping cases overseas can be expensive:)

Kindest and thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 02, 2009, 11:42:30 AM
Hi,

Yes I'm going through the process right now of collecting quotes and samples.  These are still at least 2 months away and probably more realistically 3 months away based on the time it will take to evaluate samples and production of the actual enclosures.

1) Mono is first on my list.  If all goes well I will tackle dual cases.  Since the design does not have the annoying lip on the top and bottom panel my plan is to also offer blank 1U and 2U cases in the future.

2) I'm working on full enclosures.  Since the enclosure incorporates a lot of specially designed internal hardware it may not work well with standard cases, especially those that have a folded lip on the top and bottom panels.  Shipping should be reasonable but I understand your concern.  Once I identify my manufacturer, I will explore the feasibility of running some extra front panels.

Hopefully in the next 3-4 weeks I'll have evaluated all the samples and have started some production.  Once this happens, I'll have an official announcement with details and pricing.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 02, 2009, 11:47:08 AM
Hi All,

I just ran out of large knobs.  I ordered a fresh batch a week and they will be arriving on Monday June 8th.

Feel free to order what you like from the shop, just be aware that if there are large knobs in your order it will be delayed a couple days.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock...well except large knobs)
Post by: deuce42 on June 03, 2009, 09:56:47 PM
Mike - thats great new about the cases - thanks.  This board is truly lucky to have guys like you offering stuff to us. Makes me fee less isolated.

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock...well except large knobs)
Post by: andrew_k on June 04, 2009, 03:56:53 AM
Just wanted to post a quick public note of thanks to Mike for the care he takes packing up orders. I was very happy to find the three transformers and meter + bulbs kept safe and separate via layers of biodegradable packaging. Sometimes parts shipments come up looking less than perfect after making the trip from US to AUS.

Thanks for your efforts Mike, much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock...well except large knobs)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 04, 2009, 12:54:47 PM
Thanks!

I take great pride and care in my packaging.

Just a note for those of you who have missed it, Mako, Ed and myself are auctioning a great package to raise money for the forum.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=250437404561

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 07, 2009, 11:03:14 AM
Hi Guys,

The large knobs are here so everything is back in stock and shipping immediately.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Everything is in stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 19, 2009, 12:55:23 AM
Hi All,

The B11148 transformer is now in stock!

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=47

I've also added the F/G kit:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=42

The transformer is a reproduction of the B11148 used in the late revision 1176's as well as the LA3A and UREI 1109.

The kit is designed to work with the new MNats 1176 PCB:

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33834.0

It will also work as a great authentic alternative to use with your J boards or G1176 builds.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: thedude on June 21, 2009, 07:36:32 PM
Hi! I got my package yesterday, just wanna thank you for selling these awesome products!! Soon i will have 2 babies waiting for a house to live in. Any news about the cases?? Im really curious ;D

Thanks again

Martin
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 22, 2009, 02:15:31 PM
Hey,

The cases are in progress.

Metal work of this nature takes time.  I'll know more in about 3 weeks when I am scheduled to receive my prototypes from that manufacturer.  If all goes well I should have them in 2 months.  If that prototypes are a disaster there will be a delay.

Thanks guys,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Davo on June 27, 2009, 06:39:30 AM
Hi Mike,
Got my kit in the mail, all I can say is first class!!
Thanks ;D
Dave
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 01, 2009, 04:00:38 PM
Hi Guys,

I hate these posts, but unfortunately I have to announce some price increases.

Power Transformers
The power transformer I previously stocked simply just has too long of a lead time between orders.  I've decided to stock the Avel Lindberg 25V/30VA toroid for now.  These are a lot easier to get but they do cost more.  I've increased the price from $20 to $25 to reflect my rising cost.  Keep in mind this is still a great price for a part of this quality and it's about what Avel charges for one direct.  I'm continuing to work to find a cheaper but still good quality alternative.  This price change is also reflected in the A/D and F/G kit price.

Matched FETs
When I originally priced these at $3.50 for a pair, as was completely unaware of the work involved in properly matching FETs.  Although the FETs themselves are inexpensive, there is a huge time commitment in matching FETs.  I've raised the price to $10 for a matched pair.  Although it may seem high, I can guarantee that if you were to sit and watch me match these things you would say it's a bargain!  ;)

I've also added a stereo matched set for $20.  Read about them here:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=48

Even though you get a matched pair of FETs in the kits I have not increased the price of the kits for the FET increase.  When you buy a kit you are basically getting the FETs for free.  If you buy 2 kits, just let me know you would like a stereo pair of FETs and I will include them at no extra cost.

I hope you all understand that these increases are required so I can continue to offer these products.

Thanks again for everything guys and I appreciate all you have done to help make this shop happen.

Mike
Hairball Audio
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: 3nity on July 04, 2009, 11:54:21 AM
Mike just wanted to let you know that i finally installed the matched FET's.
I was having troubles with my 1176 not working when Nuke/Slam mod switched...as soon as i installed the FET's it worked.
Really nice!!
On another hand i tried them on a pair of Fetboys and they work like a charm really quiet and everything gets cooler now!

Thanks for your services....

PS:Did you raised the price for the fets???
Take care bro!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 04, 2009, 01:05:28 PM
Awesome news!

The only I sell right now are the matched 2N5457's and yes I had to raise the price. Ultimately I had to figure out how many I can match in 1 hour then figure out what that time is worth and come up with a price. I do them carefully and I get very few matched in an hour so I realized $3.50 just wasn't worth it.

If people want to save the $ there are many FET matching jigs out there and they all seem to work well (I tried lots of them).

You do get FETs in the kit.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: canidoit on July 04, 2009, 02:34:19 PM
Buying Fets with the right specs and matched is so very much worth it!!!

I spent over $100 for transistors that weren't up to specs for the 1176 and Hairball here saved the day with his matching capabilities. I can't bare to imagine how much more money I would have had to spend for matched fets. Definitely money well spent and his service and customer support is excellent!

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: mac on July 08, 2009, 06:40:57 AM
Hey Mike,
I just ordered some fets, output trannies etc for my dual 1176. Look forward to their arrival...

The stereo matched Fets look like a great idea...

 ;D

cheers,
Mac.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 19, 2009, 12:57:27 AM
Hi Guys,

VU meters are back in stock and all pending orders have been shipped.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: jplum on July 28, 2009, 05:09:49 AM
Hi Mike

Just ordered 2 x VU meters. Need them delivered to Seattle by Thursday (pm latest) if possible as I have someone who can bring them back for me
Should be order and details in your inbox

cheers
john
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Brolik on July 30, 2009, 02:43:33 PM
yo Mike,

Any good news on those prototype cases? can't wait to put together a hairba1176 rev. D  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 31, 2009, 01:03:46 PM
yo Mike,

Any good news on those prototype cases? can't wait to put together a hairba1176 rev. D  ;D

Yo,

Still working away on it.  The first prototype was promising but needs some work.  I'm working on the second round of prototypes now.  So still a few months away.

Sorry for the delay.  I am learning that metal work of this nature is a very slow process.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: jsteiger on August 14, 2009, 12:26:39 PM
Yo Mike,

How goes things? Haven't heard from you in a little while. Everything OK out West?? Any possible updates on your cases?

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 14, 2009, 12:50:06 PM
Hi Jeff,

Busy busy out here in the lonesome crowded west.  I just had a crazy summer of 16 hour work days, buying my first house and moving.  All is settled now.  I was able to get all of my shipments out on time and keep the current stock up but have had little time for much else.  I'm back on betting some new stuff moving...

Updates!
Enclosures: The prototypes from China were good in some ways and bad in other ways.  The main issue is the frontpanel quality.  I think I am moving forward with having the frontpanel made in the USA and the enclosure done overseas.  This will allow me to order extra frontpanels for those who don't want a full enclosure.  I'm continuing to work on this but I have learned (as we all have lately) metal work moves at a snails pace.  I'll keep everyone posted.

"N" type micpre transformers:  In the works and still on schedule.  Again I'll keep you posted.

I also have a few other surprises in the works.  Fall will be exciting at the Hairball Audio!

Hope all is well Jeff and congrats on the assembled units!  They look frigging amazing!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: cannikin on August 19, 2009, 12:27:06 AM
can you tease us, with a picture of the chassis ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: phatmateo on August 19, 2009, 03:20:03 AM
I'd be interested in seeing them as well Mike :)  Also, do you plan on selling any 3707's with a high enough HFE?  My blue stripe meter circuit still isn't working like it should.  I'm using 3708's
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 20, 2009, 10:21:05 PM
Hi Guys,

Sorry for the delay, I'm in the process of moving (almost done!). 

I still have my prototypes at the old place.  Give me a few days and 'll share a few images.  Metal work is brutally slow.  I hope to have something definitive hammered out asap. 

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: diyfanatic on August 25, 2009, 08:19:31 AM
hi Mike!


since I get unlunky in the 1176 thread so I thought you could help me...

I use the bank switch and configured the meter board as follow: GR/+8/+4/OFF
I realised that my 25k attack pot as no switch for GR disabling and I can't find one in France for a decent price...

no issue using a normal pot and a SPDT switch instead?
or maybe connecting GRN --->22, no disabling but it should work while I'll finally found a good pot? (maybe the better solution since a new hole in my front pannel make me sick)

can you confirm that:
there's two x pads on the metering board (Hairball) if I understand well I just need to wire the first to the board an the second to the first, is that right?

cheers.
Jr.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 27, 2009, 03:08:48 AM
Quote from: diyfanatic
hi Mike!

Hi.

Quote from: diyfanatic
since I get unlunky in the 1176 thread so I thought you could help me...

I use the bank switch and configured the meter board as follow: GR/+8/+4/OFF
I realised that my 25k attack pot as no switch for GR disabling and I can't find one in France for a decent price...
no issue using a normal pot and a SPDT switch instead?
That would be fine.

Quote from: diyfanatic
or maybe connecting GRN --->22, no disabling but it should work while I'll finally found a good pot? (maybe the better solution since a new hole in my front pannel make me sick)
Should work too.

Quote from: diyfanatic
can you confirm that:
there's two x pads on the metering board (Hairball) if I understand well I just need to wire the first to the board an the second to the first, is that right?

The 1st version had two X pads.  You needed to link them as you describe.

Later versions only have one X pad.

Thanks,

Mike

PS.  News on cases coming soon...by the end of the weekend.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: diyfanatic on August 27, 2009, 04:15:54 AM
thanks Mike  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: deuce42 on August 28, 2009, 08:51:00 AM
This case news is like waiting for a birthday present you know you want:)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 30, 2009, 02:24:36 PM
Hi All,

I get a lot of email asking about enclosures and as you may know it's something I have been working on with the help of Skylar.  Skylar (as you know) is awesome and this would not be possible without his amazing design/CAD skills.

I've been working for several months now with a few different Chinese manufactures.  I few started very promising, however after months of back an forth I would find out they were unable to do the blind standoffs needed to mount the switch banks and zero adjust.  This has been a very frustrating process.

I have decided to have the enclosures made in the USA.  After exploring many options and looking into having the frontpanel made in the US and enclosures done overseas I have come to the realization that to do this right I need to have it done as locally as possible.

As far as the details, basically it's a 9" deep enclosure with many cool features.

Here is a Chinese prototype. This is not the enclosure but it will give you an idea of the features included.

http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto1.jpg (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto1.jpg)

If you are familiar with the parmetal enclosures, these are similar. Two side panels, top, bottom, rear and frontpanel. No lip!

http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto2.jpg (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto2.jpg)

The rear is drilled for common XLR, IED inlet and multiple output transformer options (5002, B11148, Cinemag).  There are two power transformer mounting holes one on the back and one on the side.  There are also mounting holes on the side for the input transformer PCB.

http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto3.jpg (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto3.jpg)

Inside includes a really cool feature, PCB rails.

http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto4.jpg (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto4.jpg)

Here is a B11148 mounted.  These same holes will hold a Cinemag and the second hole allows for the 5002 to be mounted.

http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto5.jpg (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/enclosure/proto5.jpg)

Here is a view of the PCB rails.  These should accommodate and 1176 type pcb ever made including the Gyraf boards.

Not shown are the switch bank brackets and zero adjust bracket that will mount to the blind standoffs on the rear of the front panel.  These are included of course.

No drilling or mods will be needed with this case.  It should be ready for your build as is.

I may loose the black powder coating and use a different treatment for oxidation.

Time?  Hard to say.  I hope to have them in 6 weeks but as I have learned with metal work things work very slowly.  Cost?  These will not be as cheap as I wanted but they will be built like a tank and will be ready to go with no drilling or modifications.  These will certainly be cheaper then a parmetal case and front panel express cutting/filling.

I know everyone is interested in dual cases/blank cases/blue stripe/silverface/frontpanel only.  All of these things sound great and I am willing to do it.  However, I need to get through this first order.  This is a HUGE investment and I need to move carefully and get to know the demand and manufacturer.

Obviously a huge thank you to Skylar as well as Ed and Mako for the input and support.

I'll keep you posted and let you know when the order is placed.

Thank you for the patience guys.

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Biasrocks on August 30, 2009, 03:39:25 PM
Wow!

Nice work guys.  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: AMaziad on August 30, 2009, 07:52:19 PM
Love the PCB rails.  Thanks for all the hard work you are putting into this project.  This is why I love this site.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: deuce42 on August 30, 2009, 08:46:10 PM
This seems infinitely better than anything sold on this board. 

Awesome stuff Mike, Skylar,
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 31, 2009, 11:12:00 AM
The rails are pretty cool (Ed's idea).

Nothing is fastened to the top or bottom panel so testing and repair is made very easy.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: gar381 on August 31, 2009, 05:44:10 PM
Mike

My meters came in only 3 days !!! FAST FAST FAST
(they look GREAT too!!)

thanks

GARY
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: martthie_08 on September 01, 2009, 10:45:36 AM
I picked up two 1176 kits from the customs today, everything is perfect!

Thanks and best wishes, Marten
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 01, 2009, 02:14:31 PM
Awesome!

Thanks guys.

I'll keep everyone posted on the new "N" type output and mic input transformers and cases as soon as details develop.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: a2d on September 02, 2009, 12:49:31 AM
oh ya thoes cases look great, I'm in for 3
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 02, 2009, 01:45:57 AM
The real ones will be even better!  :)

More news in about 1 week.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: 3nity on September 04, 2009, 10:49:33 PM
Mike they will be awesome and better in time.
I'm working on a 1272 solution on one board.
Let me know how the input transformer pinout ends.

Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: casrec on September 08, 2009, 04:49:17 PM
Looks great again mike, as does everything you put together.

Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 08, 2009, 04:57:40 PM
Thanks!

I've just placed a small test order.

I'll have them in hand in about 3 weeks.  I'll post some images when they arrive.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: gar381 on September 18, 2009, 03:29:25 AM
Mike

Please hold 6 La5/La3a knobs when you get them.

Thanks

GARY
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 18, 2009, 03:35:53 AM
Hi Gary,

Will do.  I have them on order and they should be here in 2 - 3 weeks.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: kazper on September 18, 2009, 12:32:55 PM
I'll be buying some of those 3/5 knobs too, Thanks for stocking those.

Any chance you have the OD handy?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 18, 2009, 01:35:39 PM
I'll be buying some of those 3/5 knobs too, Thanks for stocking those.

Any chance you have the OD handy?

By OD do you mean dimensions?

If so:

.718" knob
1.218"skirt

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: kazper on September 18, 2009, 02:14:34 PM
Skirt, was what I was after, sorry for not being clear.

Thanks! I'll check these against my layout that I would like to use them with.

Kaz
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 22, 2009, 02:48:01 PM
Hi All,

A few updates:

Enclosures: Test run is in production.  I should have them by Oct. 15.  If all is well I will sell a few of those and make the production order.  The production order should be ready by Dec 1.

"N" type mic input and gapped output transformers: The delays are on the manufacturing side.  Hope to have a solid date soon.

LA3A/5A Knobs: Shipped from the factory.  I'll have them early next week.

Special New Product: I have a special *surprise* release coming out in 2 weeks.  You will like it ;)

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 27, 2009, 02:01:26 PM
Hi Guys,

LA3A/5A small skirted knobs are in stock:

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=49

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: beaversaber on September 27, 2009, 06:00:53 PM
quick question-
the FDH333s that came in my hairball kit each have 3 legs, but on mnats revf/g board CR3 and CR4 only have 2 holes, how do i go about mounting the FETs on the board?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: gar381 on September 27, 2009, 07:16:49 PM
Thanks Mike

Knobs ordered !! :) :)

GARY
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: casrec on September 27, 2009, 07:36:11 PM
quick question-
the FDH333s that came in my hairball kit each have 3 legs, but on mnats revf/g board CR3 and CR4 only have 2 holes, how do i go about mounting the FETs on the board?

I don't want to speak for Mike, but the FETs he has in his kits are the 2N5457 for Q1 and Q11

Brandon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New B11148 Transformer In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 27, 2009, 09:05:01 PM
What Brandon said  ;)

FDH333s are diodes that I do not have or sell.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (LA3A/5A Knobs In Stock!)
Post by: regularjohn on October 01, 2009, 09:50:24 PM
Has anyone tried the Hairball B11148 on an LA3A output?
Was building my Rev G's and just had the realization that I've seen this trannie number before!
Any reason it wouldn't work?

edit: nevermind...just found the answer at the hairball website.  Need to read before I post! :P
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (LA3A/5A Knobs In Stock!)
Post by: gar381 on October 02, 2009, 01:15:47 AM
Mike

My La5/La3a knobs arrived today.  I compared them to originals
and I am happy to report....

THEY ARE EXACTLY THE SAME !!!

Thank you  GREAT STUFF

GARY


Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (LA3A/5A Knobs In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 02, 2009, 02:08:12 AM
Awesome!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (LA3A/5A Knobs In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 02, 2009, 02:31:48 AM
Hi All,

I received some more enclosure prototypes today and I'm quite pleased.  These enclosures are made in the USA and are very high quality.

Here is the latest version.  Please ignore the bulky silver assembly screws, that was the best I could do with what I had around the house.  Enclosures will ship with proper black hardware.

click thumbnail for larger images

(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/assembled_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/assembled.jpg)
It's a 9" black powder coated enclosure with anodized aluminum silkscreened frontpanel.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/meter_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/meter.jpg)
Close up of the meter and pushbuttons.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/inside2_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/inside2.jpg)
Here's where all the cool stuff is (top and bottom removed).  The PCB rail mounting rails have been reinforced and are more rigid. There are mounting holes and slotted mounting holes on the rail and side panel to allow for mounting all the common 1176 PCB types.  


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/rear_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/rear.jpg)
XLR and IEC inlet holes as well as holes for mounting 5002, B11148 and Cinemag transformers.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/input_pcb_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/input_pcb.jpg)
Here you can see the input PCB on standoffs as well as the slotted PCB rail mounting hole for accommodating multiple PCB widths.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/frontpanel_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/frontpanel.jpg)
Here is a view of an empty frontpanel.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/fp_rear_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/fp_rear.jpg)
The rear has blind threaded standoffs for easy mounting of the pushbuttons and 0 adjust pot.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/brackets_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/brackets.jpg)
Here are the brackets used for mounting.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/switch_and_bracket_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/switch_and_bracket.jpg)
Bracket attached to pushbuttons.   This makes for very easy and very secure pushbutton mounting!  


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/mounted_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/mounted.jpg)
Bracket and pushbuttons screwed to standoff.   No modifications needed.  


I'll be reviewing these with a few others over the next two weeks before making final fine tuning adjustments.  I'll be making the production run order in 2-3 weeks and will have a deliver date.  I expect I should have these in stock by December 1st.  I will most likely offer some of these prototypes for sale in the next couple weeks.

Huge thank you to Skylar for the amazing design.

Thanks again guys!

Mike

PS
I'll be releasing a really cool project by the end of the weekend ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: ChrioN on October 02, 2009, 04:26:24 AM
Looks good! Any ideas on pricing?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (LA3A/5A Knobs In Stock!)
Post by: canidoit on October 02, 2009, 06:12:10 AM
Hi All,

I received some more enclosure prototypes today and I'm quite pleased.  These enclosures are made in the USA and are very high quality.

Here is the latest version.  Please ignore the bulky silver assembly screws, that was the best I could do with what I had around the house.  Enclosures will ship with proper black hardware.

click thumbnail for larger images

(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/assembled_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/assembled.jpg)
It's a 9" black powder coated enclosure with silkscreened frontpanel.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/meter_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/meter.jpg)
Close up of the meter and pushbuttons.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/inside2_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/inside2.jpg)
Here's where all the cool stuff is (top and bottom removed).  The PCB rail mounting rails have been reinforced and are more rigid. There are mounting holes and slotted mounting holes on the rail and side panel to allow for mounting all the common 1176 PCB types.  


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/rear_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/rear.jpg)
XLR and IEC inlet holes as well as holes for mounting 5002, B11148 and Cinemag transformers.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/input_pcb_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/input_pcb.jpg)
Here you can see the input PCB on standoffs as well as the slotted PCB rail mounting hole for accommodating multiple PCB widths.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/frontpanel_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/frontpanel.jpg)
Here is a view of an empty frontpanel.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/fp_rear_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/fp_rear.jpg)
The rear has blind threaded standoffs for easy mounting of the pushbuttons and 0 adjust pot.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/brackets_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/brackets.jpg)
Here are the brackets used for mounting.


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/switch_and_bracket_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/switch_and_bracket.jpg)
Bracket attached to pushbuttons.   This makes for very easy and very secure pushbutton mounting!  


(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/mounted_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/mounted.jpg)
Bracket and pushbuttons screwed to standoff.   No modifications needed.  


I'll be reviewing these with a few others over the next two weeks before making final fine tuning adjustments.  I'll be making the production run order in 2-3 weeks and will have a deliver date.  I expect I should have these in stock by December 1st.  I will most likely offer some of these prototypes for sale in the next couple weeks.

Huge thank you to Skylar for the amazing design.

Thanks again guys!

Mike

PS
I'll be releasing a really cool project by the end of the weekend ;)
Looks pretty slick there hairball. I would have bought yours if you had it out earlier. Good luck with that!

Any plans to do a Pultec EQ case or are you only branching out to cases that relate to what you are currently supplying? The 1176 family?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (LA3A/5A Knobs In Stock!)
Post by: Kingston on October 02, 2009, 06:57:02 AM
(http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/fp_rear_sm.jpg) (http://hairballaudio.com/diy_images/V2/fp_rear.jpg)
The rear has blind threaded standoffs for easy mounting of the pushbuttons and 0 adjust pot.

How do these blind threaded standoffs work exactly? hammered into the hole kind of like a rivet? how deep exactly?

Are these the same thing: (http://www.ruuvilinja.fi/ruuvinet/kuvat/niittim-kupuk.jpg)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 02, 2009, 09:38:01 AM
Pricing will be around $130 USD I would guess. I need to wait on final shipping cost and calculate all the proto shipping I did.

These are not inexpensive to produce even in quantity due to the specialized hardware and numerous parts.

The depth of the hole for the standoff is dictated by the standoff itself.  I don't have the drawings in front of me, but would guess 1-2mm.  It is pressed into the shallow hole.  This is the same method used by UA and Purple.  It's very solid.

Thanks guys, this has been a lot of work and it's rewarding to finally get a solid prototype from a great company.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 02, 2009, 10:29:10 AM
As far as future enclosures I'll most likely offer a dual 1176 next.

I also plan to have silverface and bluestripe panels available fairly soon.

That is it for now, these require a huge invest ment so new designs take some time.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 04, 2009, 01:36:19 PM
Hi Guys,

New product!

Stereo Link Kits.  Details can be found here:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=35656.0 (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=35656.0)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: gar381 on October 06, 2009, 10:45:54 PM
SHAMELESS HAIRBALL PRODUCT PLUG !!!! ;D

(http://www.gar381interests.com/LA4_x_2.1.jpg)

Meters and Knobs ! :) :) :) :)

GARY

EDIT.. Just a update Now that this guy is finished..These meters are GREAT !!!!!!! :) :)
thanks Mike ... You Rock Man  !!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 07, 2009, 02:21:07 PM
That looks awesome Gary!  I bet it sounds even better :)

mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 15, 2009, 12:21:50 PM
Hi All,

I'm back from New York and all backorders will ship tomorrow.  You should get confirmation and tracking info in your email tonight.

The enclosures look great!  I will be doing the final production run order shortly and I should have them early/mid December.

I do have about 5 prototype enclosures I will sell late next week.  I'm just waiting on the hardware order (black screws...).  I'll probably sell the prototypes for about $100.  This is a good bit less then what the final price will be.  They have a few small fixable issues (they are prototypes) that I will document before selling.

I'll keep you posted!

Mike

PS - I promise that people are working VERY hard on the "N" style Mic In's and gapped outs!!!  These will be 100% worth the wait.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Ringwraith on October 15, 2009, 01:24:49 PM
Dibs on one box please!  ;D

Sean
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: kazper on October 16, 2009, 10:26:45 AM
I'd be up for 2 boxes, and some of those Stereo link kits.

Kevin
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Biasrocks on October 16, 2009, 11:14:42 AM
PM'ed you Mike.

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 16, 2009, 02:37:14 PM
Hi All,

I think at this point the prototypes are probably spoken for. 

I'm just waiting on my hardware order (arriving 10/20) and I'll contact the people who emailed me.

For every one else, I'll be making the full production run order in about a week.  I should have them in early December and I will continue to stock them like everything else at my store.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Matthew Jacobs on October 16, 2009, 06:01:32 PM
As far as future enclosures I'll most likely offer a dual 1176 next.

I also plan to have silverface and bluestripe panels available fairly soon.

That is it for now, these require a huge invest ment so new designs take some time.

Thanks,

Mike

I'd definitely be up for 2 bluestripe panels
J
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 16, 2009, 06:08:39 PM
As far as future enclosures I'll most likely offer a dual 1176 next.

I also plan to have silverface and bluestripe panels available fairly soon.

That is it for now, these require a huge invest ment so new designs take some time.

Thanks,

Mike

I'd definitely be up for 2 bluestripe panels
J
I'll start the process on the Silverface and Blue Stripes as soon as I get the first blackface production run in stock.

Hopefully February (ish) on those.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: mitsos on October 16, 2009, 06:12:17 PM
Hey Mike, and ballpark idea of pricing on the Neve trafos?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 16, 2009, 06:20:12 PM
Hey Mike, and ballpark idea of pricing on the Neve trafos?

I can't really say for sure because I do not know my price yet.

Certainly there are similar products out there and my goal will be to have the best price and the best transformer.

Sorry for the vague answer...

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: mac on October 20, 2009, 02:14:57 AM
Hey Mike,
I am really happy with my B11148 trafo's on my dual 1176.  ;D Thanks again.
Do you know if anyone has used these on Baby Animal pre's or a LA-4 build?

I have two channels of BA's that i am doing the impedance mod on to head them towards ribbon mics and I thought that the B11148's might sound nice on the outputs (at the moment I am running without output trafos).

Also, i am considering an LA4 comp build on Luny Tune boards for my next comp, which looks like it would be compatible for the B11148.

Any thoughts?

Mac

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: diyfanatic on October 20, 2009, 05:31:43 AM
Hi Mike,

almost the same question as mac!

I will use the Altran input in my Daoc (need to order) and I need outpu tx.
I can't find the specs of the 2 output tx for 1176.
can you give impedance for prim/sec.

thanks.
Cheers.
Jr
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: edanderson on October 20, 2009, 12:46:53 PM
the 5002 type is a 600 ohm 1:1, with a few extra windings used by the 1176 rev D/E circuit.  you can use it in any circuit that will drive a 600 ohm output, even with a few ma of DC in the primary, just don't hook up the extra windings (purple/gray and the two striped wires).

the b11148 is a 1+1:3.5+3.5 ratio, with something like a 150 ohm primary impedance.  it is not gapped, so there must be a cap or some other means to block DC from flowing in the primary.

the la4 used the 12614, which was the smaller 600 ohm 1:1 with no extra windings found in the later 1176s (rev G and later) and 1178.  the edcor XSM 600/600 would be kinda similar, and is cheap.  though it is not the same as the original, you could use the b11148, with the primaries in series (connect red to orange, then connect brown and yellow to the output on the PCB).  the b11148 will get you a little extra gain on the output compared to the 12614.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 20, 2009, 01:17:51 PM
Thanks Ed!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: diyfanatic on October 20, 2009, 02:57:50 PM
thanks for the light master  ;D

too bad, I needed a 10k/600 output tx for the Daoc.
the altran in the perfect candidate for the input and the Kubi mod since it's 600/10k (correct me if I'm wrong since I can't find where I saw this)

maybe is it possible to use it backward for the output?
I tought about some carnhill line out but I can't find a datasheet anywhere!!!!

thanks again for the light...hmmm...5002 could be a good candidate for my ssl  ::)

best regards!
Jr
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: mac on October 20, 2009, 10:38:32 PM
Hey Thanks Ed!!  ;)

I might try the 5002's. Couldnt see those edcor's on their website - the only XMS trafo's appear in the Poorman 660 bundles.

cheers,
mac
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 22, 2009, 12:58:50 PM
Hey All,

Just a quick update on the enclosures.

I have all the (black) hardware in and I am doing the last of my testing.

People who emailed about reserving one of the prototypes will get an email from me by Saturday with an offer to purchase one.

By mid next week I will have a confirmed delivery date and final pricing on the production run (should be available around Dec 7th).

Thanks again guys.  This whole enclosure process has been very rewarding and I'm thrilled with the results.  They are VERY high quality.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: a2d on November 13, 2009, 09:13:51 AM
Hey Mike

I look foward to the new cases  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Biasrocks on November 13, 2009, 09:44:26 AM
I received one of Mike's prototype cases earlier this week.

These cases are very high quality, look killer and went together without a hitch.

Kudos to Mike and Skylar for putting this project together.  8)

Now it's time to fire up the iron and get my butt in gear.

Mark

ps. The pictures here don't really do this case justice, it's simply stunning.  :o
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 13, 2009, 12:09:46 PM
I received one of Mike's prototype cases earlier this week.

These cases are very high quality, look killer and went together without a hitch.

Kudos to Mike and Skyler for putting this project together.  8)

Now it's time to fire up the iron and get my butt in gear.

Mark

ps. The pictures here don't really do this case justice, it's simply stunning.  :o

Awesome!

I've just put in the order for the first batch.  I'll have a delivery date confirmed in the next couple of business days.  There is no need to post or email to reserve an enclosure, I'll have them in stock permanently.

I'm very happy with how they turned out.  ;D

I HUGE thanks to Skylar who put in a ton of work on this enclosure.  Big thanks to Ed Anderson and MNATS who provided great suggestions and really helped to make these even better than I had hoped.

Thanks guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Ringwraith on November 16, 2009, 01:05:18 AM
Just wanted to add kudos for the case! I received my prototype & am very impressed with the quality. The added features makes this case THE case for the 1176 DIYer!! Can't wait for the Blue Stripe cases!  ;D

Sean
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 17, 2009, 01:29:49 PM
Awesome!

I'm glad people are liking them.

I just got of the phone with the metal shop, they have delivery scheduled for the week between X-mas and New Years.

I'm working on a few other things for around that time as well.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: mac on December 14, 2009, 05:14:26 AM
Hey Mike,
I shall be hitting you up for some of those sweet enclosures and rev F kits in the new year.

Quick question. Have you considered extending your HFE matching talents to the SSL 9K project? Seems to me like folks are building test jigs and the like....http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33100.60;topicseen (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33100.60;topicseen)  and since you are already versed on this kind of trickery.......

just a thought.....

Merry Christmas incase we dont speak again before 25th... ;)

Mac.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: jdbakker on December 14, 2009, 07:29:11 AM
Quick question. Have you considered extending your HFE matching talents to the SSL 9K project? Seems to me like folks are building test jigs and the like....http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33100.60;topicseen (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33100.60;topicseen)  and since you are already versed on this kind of trickery.......

FWIW, I'm working on something similar already. What I'm doing is more of a study to compare noise performance and DC parameter spread in largish batches of different transistor types, but I suspect that will be rather interesting for someone looking for matched pairs. Not that nobody else should start sorting transistors (given how much fun it is to plug hundreds of TO-92s into a tester). but duplicated effort might be a bit unnecessary here.

JDB.
[hoping to have preliminary results after Xmas]
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: baadc0de on December 24, 2009, 12:11:05 PM
Are there any plans for a stereo version (of the enclosure)?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: mnats on December 24, 2009, 06:21:55 PM
Are there any plans for a stereo version (of the enclosure)?

Did you scroll down from the link I provided from the help thread?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 24, 2009, 11:29:08 PM
Hi,

I will be creating a stereo case, however it probably will not happen until summer.  I have a few major product releases forthcoming and will need some time to recover.

In a few months, I'll set up a little survey on my site regarding the stereo enclosure since there are a few different directions we can go.  I'll probably use something like an AL-19 style meter with those and I will stock those if I do.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 24, 2009, 11:31:20 PM
Hey Mike,
I shall be hitting you up for some of those sweet enclosures and rev F kits in the new year.

Quick question. Have you considered extending your HFE matching talents to the SSL 9K project? Seems to me like folks are building test jigs and the like....http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33100.60;topicseen (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33100.60;topicseen)  and since you are already versed on this kind of trickery.......

just a thought.....

Merry Christmas incase we dont speak again before 25th... ;)

Mac.

I agree with JDB.

If he's working on it I'd be more than happy to spend less time testing FETs  ;)

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Stereo Link Kits and New Enclosure Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 31, 2009, 12:49:10 PM
Hi Guys,

The enclosures are in and look great!

Look for them to go on sale this weekend.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosures Available This Weekend!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 31, 2009, 07:32:21 PM
Hi All,

Here are some images of the production run assembled.

http://hairballaudio.com/enclosure/ (http://hairballaudio.com/enclosure/)

Sorry I'm not a great photographer.

Should be on sale tomorrow afternoon.

$130 USD.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New Enclosures Available This Weekend!)
Post by: kazper on December 31, 2009, 11:11:51 PM
They look fantastic!

I'll be looking to buy a couple in the middle of next month.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 01, 2010, 05:39:01 PM
Hi All,

Happy New Year!

The enclosures are up for sale on the site. 

You can purchase them individually or as part of the A/D or F/G kits. 

International shipping is fairly hefty, but please be assured you are paying actual shipping (+/- $1 or so).  If ever there is a significant miscalculation, I will refund you the over charge.  The enclosures are about 8lbs packed so they must ship priority mail.  First class international mail is limited to 4lbs or less.  If anyone knows of a cheaper shipping option then USPS let me know.

I have also taken this opportunity to correct some of my pricing.  A few things are now cheaper, but I'm sure you will see there have been some price increases.  This was unavoidable.  When I first started I had no idea what I was doing (still don't) and I did not price properly.  With the markup I had, there was no way to keep the business going.  Please keep in mind my prices still have a markup way below what is standard.  I hope you guys understand and this should allow me to continue to grow and offer exciting products for years to come.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: phatmateo on January 01, 2010, 07:27:46 PM
Thanks for all your hard work Mike!  I'll be purchasing a couple from you shortly.  I have one question though.  Would it still be possible to get a kit w/enclosure, but without a meter option?  I saw that you took down the option to do that. 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 01, 2010, 07:34:25 PM
Thanks for all your hard work Mike!  I'll be purchasing a couple from you shortly.  I have one question though.  Would it still be possible to get a kit w/enclosure, but without a meter option?  I saw that you took down the option to do that. 

I took that down because 95% of people who ordered kits also got the meter (maybe a bad idea?).

Shoot me an email, we'll work something out.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: T-rex on January 01, 2010, 08:52:00 PM
Just ordered one, can't wait.  Now if I can stop playing the Xbox my wife bought me for Christmas I can finish the darn compressor!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: jsteiger on January 01, 2010, 09:37:45 PM
Nice work Mike!  8)

The cases look awesome!

Happy New Year my friend!   ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 03, 2010, 11:36:03 AM
Thanks Jeff!

I just spent my Saturday sorting enclosure hardware ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 03, 2010, 11:46:42 AM
Hi Guys,

You can now add MNATS PCB's to your Kit order!

When ordering an A/D or F kit you will see an option at the bottom to add the appropriate PCB set.

Please Note
Your PCB's will still ship from MNATS in Austrailia

This should help to make ordering the parts you need a little easier. 

Thanks to MNATS and Happy New Year!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Biasrocks on January 03, 2010, 12:19:35 PM
Here's my Rev A project almost complete, waiting on a few small parts to get her going.

UTC O-12, input, EA 5002 on the output.

Here's a few shots of the work in progress.

The beauty shot.

(http://sharktankpro.com/GDIY/1176RevBuild-1.jpg)

Some inside shots

(http://sharktankpro.com/GDIY/1176RevBuild-2.jpg)
(http://sharktankpro.com/GDIY/1176RevBuild-3.jpg)
(http://sharktankpro.com/GDIY/1176RevBuild-4.jpg)

Mike's enclosure is top notch, all the parts fit flawlessly, it's easy to work inside of and looks
killer when it's finished.

I'm waiting on some Neutrik D connectors, IEC connector, heatsinks, some 4/40 screws and some 47uf/50v caps and she will live.

Soon...

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 03, 2010, 12:26:43 PM
Awesome!

 ;D

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Biasrocks on January 03, 2010, 12:29:21 PM
Awesome!

 ;D

Mike

Thanks for all your help Mike!

I also posted this over on the hints and tips thread.

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=36612.msg455072#msg455072

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: 3nity on January 09, 2010, 05:35:44 PM
Mike does the toroidal fits into a 1U rack?
Thank you.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 09, 2010, 08:22:44 PM
Mike does the toroidal fits into a 1U rack?
Thank you.

Hi Jorge,

I don't have a 1U rack to check, but the toroid is about 32mm high.  If the inside of the 1U is 35mm or greater you should be ok.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 09, 2010, 08:28:32 PM
Hi Guys,

The shipping was a bit messed up on my site (user error) for enclosures and kits with enclosures.  For some orders, notably ones with 2+ enclosures/kits, some of you were overcharged.  In some cases quite a bit!

All the shipments with enclosures are now shipped and anyone who overpaid for shipping has been sent a refund for the difference.

So if you were thinking about buying something and were a little put off by the shipping, try again.  I think I have it all fixed!

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 12, 2010, 12:38:46 PM
Hi Guys,

I'm in the process of putting together BOM's for my page.  Although generally I think we all agree picking out components can be the most interesting part, I thought I'd provide something as navigating Mouser or Digikey can be intimidating for a novice or even intermediate builder.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/bom.php

I have the D done (with a lot of help from the Nimble Switch page).  I've used all Mouser parts and set up a Mouser shared cart.  Rev A and F/G will follow.

If anyone sees any errors or if you have a country/region specific list you would like to share, please let me know and I would be happy to post it.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Futureman on January 12, 2010, 04:07:56 PM
Thats awesome!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: mac on January 12, 2010, 11:20:26 PM
Hey Mike,
 
I am happy to share my Mnats REV J  BOM with Aussie suppliers on it. I will just have to tidy it up first - ended up a real mess by the end of my project.

I will email it to you when I get a chance.

Mac.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 12, 2010, 11:22:57 PM
Cool thank you!

When it's ready I'll post it to the site.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: RedNoise on January 14, 2010, 04:49:17 AM
Hi Mike , may I ask if T pads are 300 deg ?? Seems to be 320 deg on your front pannel...Could you help please?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 14, 2010, 11:34:02 AM
Hi,

Yes the attenuator has a 300 degree rotation. 320 degree parts are not easy to come by and the front scale would look odd if it was altered.

The pot should fall a little short at the end of the rotation.  This is also true of the Purple units and possibly the reissues.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 15, 2010, 12:01:29 AM
For those looking for the new switch PCB wiring guide look here:

http://hairballaudio.com/docs/FET_Compressor_PCB_Board_Info_V2.pdf

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: RedNoise on January 15, 2010, 06:15:25 AM
Hi,

Yes the attenuator has a 300 degree rotation. 320 degree parts are not easy to come by and the front scale would look odd if it was altered.

The pot should fall a little short at the end of the rotation.  This is also true of the Purple units and possibly the reissues.

Thanks,

Mike

Thanks Mike !
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: kazper on January 18, 2010, 11:27:39 PM
Mike,

Just placed a order for some of the large knobs. The ones I had gotten from ApexJr a few years ago are close in size but just don't match up like the ones I seen at your place.

If you can toss in a pair of the input transformer PCB's for the cases I just got from you it would be great as I didn't punch any holes yet and I'd really prefer not to.

Thanks again,

Kevin
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (New FET Enclosure is Available)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 18, 2010, 11:42:09 PM
Mike,

Just placed a order for some of the large knobs. The ones I had gotten from ApexJr a few years ago are close in size but just don't match up like the ones I seen at your place.

If you can toss in a pair of the input transformer PCB's for the cases I just got from you it would be great as I didn't punch any holes yet and I'd really prefer not to.

Thanks again,

Kevin

Done!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 20, 2010, 11:31:32 PM
I'm in the process of creating the files for the blue stripe enclosure.

I'm thinking of not having the lamp hole above the meter.  I appears to be about a 7mm lamp (probably 9mm w/ bezel), needing about a .310" drill hole.  The available area for it is about 0.480 inches.  It's tight, but appears that way on the originals.

The issue is there are a number of LED/lamps out there with many different voltages that look similar to the original and require slightly different hole sizes.

I think I may leave it off and users can always drill a hole in.

If you want the hole and/or have a lamp suggestion,  please post here in the next couple days.  There are a number of options for powering the light so a LED series with a range of voltages may work.

Maybe:
Mouser Part #: 607-2191U1-12V

If people think it's important I'll get it on there.  If no one is attached to it, I'll skip it.

Thanks,

Mike

ps: If anyone has an original and can suggest a pantone color for the blue that would be great!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: kazper on January 21, 2010, 09:19:28 PM
I'd think one could always add the light later. I know I had spoke about it, but I think I would rather not have it there personally.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 21, 2010, 09:33:03 PM
I'd think one could always add the light later. I know I had spoke about it, but I think I would rather not have it there personally.

Ya, it's a can of worms.  Some may prefer an LED, others a lamp, different voltages, style...

At that point there is no way to decide on a hole size.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Brolik on January 22, 2010, 11:03:24 AM
Hey Mike, I used your preset Mouser cart to order parts for my Rev D. I was being lazy at the time and didn't double check it against the list. I figured I'd end up making another order before I finished anyway (I've never, ever gotten all the bits in the first go). I believe that there is only one 270R resistor included while two are required on the BOM (R4, R41). Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'll let you know if I find any more corrections. Thanks for making the build so simple!! Between the kit and Mouser cart its ridiculous how much time and effort it saves, I can get right to building!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 22, 2010, 11:51:53 AM
Hey Mike, I used your preset Mouser cart to order parts for my Rev D. I was being lazy at the time and didn't double check it against the list. I figured I'd end up making another order before I finished anyway (I've never, ever gotten all the bits in the first go). I believe that there is only one 270R resistor included while two are required on the BOM (R4, R41). Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'll let you know if I find any more corrections. Thanks for making the build so simple!! Between the kit and Mouser cart its ridiculous how much time and effort it saves, I can get right to building!

Looks like you're right.  I'll get that fixed tonight, thanks!

The other thing that needs to be added is a resistor for lighting the VU lamp/LED.  Obviously there are a number of ways to light these so that makes it a little tricky.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Brolik on January 25, 2010, 09:17:26 AM
Thanks Mike. I believe, since I'm using the Hairball meter, that I'll just hang a 2 or 3 watt 220 oh resistor off of the transformer secondary at the PCB to get circa 12v. Yea? Once I get that and a few random bits, I'll be almost complete!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 25, 2010, 09:37:30 AM
Thanks Mike. I believe, since I'm using the Hairball meter, that I'll just hang a 2 or 3 watt 220 oh resistor off of the transformer secondary at the PCB to get circa 12v. Yea? Once I get that and a few random bits, I'll be almost complete!

Worked for me!

I'd go with 3W to be safe.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: plexirob on January 25, 2010, 02:17:57 PM
Hey Mike,

The amazingly HairballAudio's mega kit came in my hands last friday, and I really must say how thrilled I'm.... Then I must say that I was the one who put a staple in your last post by mistake I'm a newbie!!! I am not used to reply posts on the forum... I tried to delete but with no success.. Anyhow I will try to behave from now on!

Further I just would like to say thanks for all the work you, Mako and Ed put down in this project... I'm kind of a newbie so I will study and read every thing I see on the forum about this project. And its for free all knowledge amazing.

All the best,

//plexirob
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: jjdrummerboy on January 25, 2010, 07:25:37 PM
Hey Mike, I used your preset Mouser cart to order parts for my Rev D. I was being lazy at the time and didn't double check it against the list. I figured I'd end up making another order before I finished anyway (I've never, ever gotten all the bits in the first go). I believe that there is only one 270R resistor included while two are required on the BOM (R4, R41). Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'll let you know if I find any more corrections. Thanks for making the build so simple!! Between the kit and Mouser cart its ridiculous how much time and effort it saves, I can get right to building!

Looks like you're right.  I'll get that fixed tonight, thanks!

The other thing that needs to be added is a resistor for lighting the VU lamp/LED.  Obviously there are a number of ways to light these so that makes it a little tricky.

Mike

Hello,

I'm pretty much done stuffing the rev d board with the parts used in the mouser cart using the access id. however, i noticed, i dont have the correct resistor for r4 which is supposed to be a 270r ? i have a 270 ohm which is r41 and a 270k which is r57. and i cant seem to find this 270r on the mouser site. any alternatives?

thanks!
jason
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 25, 2010, 07:30:02 PM
Hello,

I'm pretty much done stuffing the rev d board with the parts used in the mouser cart using the access id. however, i noticed, i dont have the correct resistor for r4 which is supposed to be a 270r ? i have a 270 ohm which is r41 and a 270k which is r57. and i cant seem to find this 270r on the mouser site. any alternatives?

thanks!
jason

Right here:
Mouser Part #: 271-270-RC

I have corrected the BOM to include two 270 ohm resistors.

The Rev A BOM is now posted.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: mac on January 26, 2010, 04:52:17 AM
Geeeez Mike....dont make it too easy .....

isnt spending every night after work on the computer looking endlessly at electronics supplier databases....... and having hundreds of leftover resistors just part of the learning experience????

(awesome work)... ;D

Mac
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: ChrioN on January 28, 2010, 12:02:37 AM
What is the diameter of the toroid mounting screw which is included in the kits?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Question)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 28, 2010, 12:37:48 AM
Should be M5 (5mm).

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripes on the way!)
Post by: ChrioN on January 28, 2010, 01:25:55 AM
thanks alot Mike!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripes on the way!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 01, 2010, 01:52:52 AM
Hi All,

Lots of fun stuff!

Enclosures
I'm out of enclosures.  I have a new batch of the "blackface" enclosures on the way as well as a batch of "bluestripe" enclosures.  These should be arriving around the first week of March.  I had to return a few enclosures from the first batch and work with the metal shop to make sure all the enclosures were perfect on the next run.  Unfortunately, this means a little more time on their side and cost increase for me.  The pricing for the next run should be $140 for the blackface (up $10 which is my cost increase) and $150 for the bluestripe (extra screen color).

You can still go ahead and order the original enclosure at the old price for the next few weeks if you like.  Your order will ship when they arrive and I will increase the price at that point.  I will not be taking advance orders on the bluestripe as I have not seen the final run yet.

Switches
I'm VERY happy to announce I am carrying a new brand of switch.  I think they are higher quality and the good news is they are cheaper!  Switches now cost about half what they used to.  You also now have the option of ordering a switchbank with a proper power switch!  I'm very happy about that.

You can see them here:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=28

I also have red caps now for those of you looking for that late revision look.  I'll have those up shortly and they work with the old switches and the new switches.

The switch decrease should off set the enclosure increase and enable the full kit to remain the same price.  Those of you with kits on backorder and receiving the new switches will get a small refund. I'll sort that out when the small knobs arrive (hopefully this week!)

Attenuator PCB
Sometimes the simplest idea can be a great one!  MNATS has saved a lot of future headaches by providing the layout for a PCB to wire the input attenuator.  It takes care of linking the middle lugs and provides wiring pads.

Check it out:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=54

Jeff over at Classic API will carry them as well.

I think that's it!

Thanks,

Mike
 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: ChrioN on February 01, 2010, 04:48:32 AM
Great news.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 01, 2010, 09:44:22 AM
Great news. Will my order include the new switches? (Nicolas)

Yes!

I also owe you a refund for the difference in price.  I will email you today.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: pacemaker on February 01, 2010, 02:31:48 PM
same for my order ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 01, 2010, 02:59:07 PM
same for my order ?

I'm not sure what order is yours.  Send me an email info at hairballaudio dot com.

It it hasn't shipped yet, you are getting the new switches.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: ChrioN on February 02, 2010, 05:43:08 AM
Too bad I didn't get the info about the new switches earlier, I would've waited them out.
I'll have to make a new order then  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: involver on February 02, 2010, 10:24:54 AM
Is the Rev D Hairball BOM missing a 2k trimmer for zero adjust (R71)?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Brolik on February 02, 2010, 11:14:06 AM
Is the Rev D Hairball BOM missing a 2k trimmer for zero adjust (R71)?

The BOM includes Clarostat part 53C22K, a panel mount 2k pot, which fits nicely on the front panel of the Hairball cases using the included bracket. This makes the zero adjust accessible without opening up the box.  ;)

::Edited::

By the way Mike, I just ordered one of those nifty new PCBs for the input attenuator. Shipping is twice as much as the board itself, ha. Maybe you could just drop it in an envelope and slap a stamp on.  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: involver on February 02, 2010, 11:42:21 AM
Is the Rev D Hairball BOM missing a 2k trimmer for zero adjust (R71)?

The BOM includes Clarostat part 53C22K, a panel mount 2k pot, which fits nicely on the front panel of the Hairball cases using the included bracket. This makes the zero adjust accessible without opening up the box.  ;)

Aha - didn't spot that. Makes sense. The trimmer printed on the PCB was what confused matters. Thanks for clearing that up!  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 02, 2010, 11:44:28 AM
By the way Mike, I just ordered one of those nifty new PCBs for the input attenuator. Shipping is twice as much as the board itself, ha. Maybe you could just drop it in an envelope and slap a stamp on.  ;D

Yes it's a problem I haven't sorted out yet.

The shipping software assumes everything is in a box and adds that weight.  It will go in an envelope and you will get a refund when it ships in the next day or so.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Brolik on February 02, 2010, 12:27:14 PM
Thanks Mike, I'm not too worried about it. I just thought it was funny. At least it isn't $8 shipping like Mouser.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Futureman on February 02, 2010, 07:01:22 PM
Ordered an enclosure & VU !

(I can wait till 7th March)

It will look better than my 'ghetto' style DIY.

Regards
Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 02, 2010, 07:33:34 PM
Ordered an enclosure & VU !

(I can wait till 7th March)

It will look better than my 'ghetto' style DIY.

Regards
Mike

Thanks!

For the record I love ghetto style DIY too ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 03, 2010, 12:18:45 PM
Hi Guys,

VU's and knobs are on the way and should be here by the weekend.

All backorders should ship this weekend, with the exception of the 1 or 2 new people waiting on the next round of enclosures.  You'll get an email with your shipping info.

Thanks for your patiences guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 04, 2010, 11:45:38 AM
VU's and knobs are on the way and should be here by the weekend.

Scratch that.  One of my parcels got mishandled and has been rescheduled for a Tuesday delivery.  Everything should start going out Wednesday.

Apologies for the delay.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: ChrioN on February 13, 2010, 10:34:40 PM
Got the package yesterday, and I'm more than pleased!  Thank you so much  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: RedNoise on February 14, 2010, 02:30:34 AM
Hi Mike , got my package too ! Thanks !
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 18, 2010, 12:04:58 PM
Awesome guys!

LED VU meters are back in stock for those who were asking about them.

Everything is in stock except for attenuators and enclosures.

Attenuators should be here by the end of next week (remember you can always get these at Classic API as well).

Blue Stripe and Blackface enclosures are still on schedule to be here by March 10th.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: ChrioN on February 18, 2010, 01:19:09 PM
LED VU meters?

oh. I get it now.  ;D

looking forward to the blue stripes!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 18, 2010, 01:33:41 PM
I should say "LED lighting option" for the VU meters.  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: JAB on February 24, 2010, 08:08:00 PM
Hey Mike
got mine this week. everything looks excellent; I'll post some pics once its all up and running.
thanks,
Alex
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: envelope on February 25, 2010, 04:15:14 PM
Blue Stripe and Blackface enclosures are still on schedule to be here by March 10th.
Thanks,
Mike

Hi Mike, is it possible to prepay, or put a black  enclosure on hold, in hopes of getting one of the incoming units? I built up a shopping cart at hairball audio, but the payment page does not come up, due to the lack of stock on that unit. What is the best way for me to proceed?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: pacemaker on February 25, 2010, 04:36:43 PM
HI Mike,
got my parcel yesterday,
awesome work on the case,
the hardware is so easy to build !!
a real pleasure,
Thanks for this great parts !!
pacemaker
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 25, 2010, 04:54:36 PM
Hi Mike, is it possible to prepay, or put a black  enclosure on hold, in hopes of getting one of the incoming units? I built up a shopping cart at hairball audio, but the payment page does not come up, due to the lack of stock on that unit. What is the best way for me to proceed?

Hey,

Yes I turned off the pre-ordering so there would be some case left when they came in.  I was also trying to limit the orders on backorder in case there was some unforeseen problem.

Just check the store around March 10th.  There will be plenty available and I'm sure they will last a few weeks.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: pacemaker on March 06, 2010, 06:20:24 AM
Hi Mike !
i have ordered the parts form mouser using your mouser partlist reference,
and i think there's a mistake, the bourns 250k pot is a linear,
while it was supposed to be a log one,
Is it normal or is it a mistake in the BOM ?
regards,
Francois
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: marcin_c on March 06, 2010, 06:43:25 AM
HI Mike,
got my parcel 3 days ago.
Now unit is finished and working. ;D
Thanks!

Marcin
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 06, 2010, 10:28:03 AM
Hi Mike !
i have ordered the parts form mouser using your mouser partlist reference,
and i think there's a mistake, the bourns 250k pot is a linear,
while it was supposed to be a log one,
Is it normal or is it a mistake in the BOM ?
regards,
Francois

Hi,

Yes it should be an audio taper not linear. 

It's weird, the same manufacture part number shows as an audio taper at digikey, and in the mouser catalog they show it as audio.  However, on their online shop it's linear.  Looking into this.

Classic "blackface" enclosures/kits should be back up for sale later today.  I have to go through them first to make sure they are correct.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: envelope on March 07, 2010, 12:40:32 PM

check the store around March 10th.  There will be plenty available and I'm sure they will last a few weeks.
Thanks, Mike
[/quote]

I see they are back, albeit a little more expensive. Still, a great price, my order has been placed. Thanks Mike.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 07, 2010, 12:56:25 PM
Yes the originals are back up.

Unfortunately my price was raised by $10 so I had to add $10 to the sale price.

Blue stripes should be up for sale Tuesday.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: envelope on March 07, 2010, 01:14:54 PM
I'll be back for a blue stripe as well! I was hoping they'd be back.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: pacemaker on March 08, 2010, 06:39:44 AM
Hi Mike,
i had time to test the bourns pot from mouser with my multimeter
and it seems to be a log one, cool !!
So it might only be an error in the Mouser listings,
If you have time to check it too,
so we would be sure and it could help future builders.
Best regards
Pacemaker
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: YLab on March 08, 2010, 08:52:38 AM
Hi Mike,
i had time to test the bourns pot from mouser with my multimeter
and it seems to be a log one, cool !!
So it might only be an error in the Mouser listings,
If you have time to check it too,
so we would be sure and it could help future builders.
Best regards
Pacemaker

Hi, i have check that on my side too and its an error from the mouser listing. This pot is from the 95 guitar potentiometer series and those are all audio taper. !
Hub
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 08, 2010, 09:01:03 AM
Awesome.

That's great news guys.  The pots I have are from Digikey and it's the exact same part number and they are (listed as audio on digi) audio taper.

Nice!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: pacemaker on March 08, 2010, 01:22:42 PM
yeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!
very good news !

i now have a small issue about wiring a mallory T600,
I have read skylar wiring pdf file, Mnats REV D 2.0 file etc..
but i couldn't find if i need the 2 620R resistor
can someone help me on this ?
Pacemaker
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: YLab on March 08, 2010, 01:29:04 PM
Those two resistors are not needed if you use the three deck pot.

Hub
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: mrcase on March 08, 2010, 02:55:20 PM
Hi!

I´ve bought your stereolink kit and am in the process of implementing it to my build.
just one question to the wiring:
I am using mnats rev j roatry switch board, so pad 15 goes from the ratio board directly to the pcb,
the output pot is connected to the ratio board.
So which cable should be soldered to the link switch?
the one from the output pot or the one to the pcb?  ???
or does it even matter  :P
just want to be sure before i unsolder everything.....

THANKS

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 08, 2010, 04:26:44 PM
I'm not too familiar with the rotary version, but if you look at it I think the three pads on the ratio board that accept the output pot leads directly connect to the 15, 16, 17 pads beside them (15 connects to CW).

I would probably disconnect CW from the ratio board and run that through the link switch.  Connect the orange wire on my documentation that is supposed to go to pad 15 to the open CW spot (which should trace to pad 15 anyway.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: mrcase on March 08, 2010, 06:01:14 PM
thanks mike!
I´ll try as you suggested!

martin
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Lots of Updates!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 09, 2010, 01:09:50 AM
Hi Guys,

Blue Stripe enclosures are here!

I need to go through them and take pictures.  The should be up for sale tomorrow night (03/09).

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures Arrived!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 10, 2010, 01:28:19 AM
Hi All,

Blue Stripes are up:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=31&products_id=56

If you purchase a kit w/ enclosure you will see the option to select which enclosure you would like.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 10, 2010, 09:07:51 AM
Hi Guys,

A couple pages on the site stated enclosures were still on back-order.  This was an error and has been fixed.

Everything is in stock.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: phatmateo on March 14, 2010, 05:24:50 AM
so is that Bourns 250k log pot actually linear?  Even the datasheet is confusing.  I also noticed you changed the bom to just an alpha pot now.  Any reason?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 14, 2010, 12:58:21 PM
I changed the BOM when people reported that the Mouser parts was linear.  Since then, many people have reported it is actually log and I haven't had a chance to change it back.

The pot I ordered is from Digi and it is definitely log.  The mouser part is the same part number so it should be log.

I agree the data sheet is confusing.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: pacemaker on March 14, 2010, 01:26:49 PM
It's an error in the mouser listings,
they are Log pots,
go for them ,
Mike,
i am now wiring your power tranny, for 230V operation,
and couldn't find any info ( where is the search function in this forum ???  ;-) )
I have connected grey and purple from the primary,
and wired blue ( neutral ) and brown (fused hot) to the power switch
NC poles of the switch to the IEC ,
for secondary, i linked the red and orange, and soldered them to CT,
then black to AC and yellow to this other AC
Can you confirm please ?


ooops,
maybe i should have posted this in the REV D build thread...........
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 14, 2010, 02:10:39 PM
I never talk about power transformer colors in posts because they are not standard.  There is no guarantee the transformers I will be selling 6 months from now will have the same colored wires, so you can see the issue.

Use the color code on the side of the transformer and refer to Mark Burnley's chart here:
http://www.diyfactory.com/data/transformer_connections.gif

You can see your 240V mains and center tap secondary are beside each other at the bottom.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 27, 2010, 03:24:12 PM
I have some news on the gapped output transformers!

The full sized gapped 1166 style output is complete!  Ed has signed off on it and it's in production.  It should be the usual 4-6 weeks for production.  Thanks for waiting on these guys.  They will be well worth the wait.

The 500 series output (Peter P. 1084) is still being worked on.  Ed is fine tuning it and hopes to have it in production in 2 weeks.

Thanks Ed and all,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Futureman on March 27, 2010, 04:32:08 PM
I finished my 1176 Rev D the other day with a Hairball case! Frigging awesome!

I just gotta say "Love your work!"

Postage to Australia is a *****, but totally worth it!

Regards
Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: jsteiger on March 28, 2010, 10:03:37 AM
I have some news on the gapped output transformers!

The full sized gapped 1166 style output is complete!  Ed has signed off on it and it's in production.  It should be the usual 4-6 weeks for production.  Thanks for waiting on these guys.  They will be well worth the wait.

The 500 series output (Peter P. 1084) is still being worked on.  Ed is fine tuning it and hopes to have it in production in 2 weeks.

Thanks Ed and all,

Mike
Thanks for the update Mike. I'm itching to get these 1084's built. Like my plate is not full enough already!  ;D

BTW, can we loose that darned Santa hat on the avatar?? Seems like I need to remind you every year. Are you one of those guys who still has the Christmas lawn decorations out??  ::)

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 28, 2010, 10:19:22 AM
Here you go! We actually just took the stockings off the fireplace a few weeks ago.  We forgot about them, they blended into the brick.  ;)

Feel free to post pics of your builds in this thread guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Blue Stripe Enclosures In Stock!)
Post by: peter purpose on March 28, 2010, 10:51:32 AM
The 500 series output (Peter P. 1084) is still being worked on.  Ed is fine tuning it and hopes to have it in production in 2 weeks.

Ouch
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: edanderson on March 28, 2010, 04:07:23 PM
hey everybody waiting for the 500 size neve output -- very sorry i am the one dragging on this project. 

i've got a sample working with an original ba283 on my bench (comparing to the full size version and vintage marinairs, etc).  though it works, there are some small issues that i'm worried would cause some confusion, so i have to go one more sample revision.  but the end result should be very plug and play.  i am working to get them made and out to mike who has helpfully agreed to sell them.  so, its my fault -- been working on them, haven't forgotten, and they should be available soon.

and as mike mentioned, the full-sized LO1166 types should soon be available through the hairball store as well.

glad to be able to contribute to what looks to be another great peter project (erm, nevermind how that reads).  thanks for your patience everyone. 

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: phatmateo on March 28, 2010, 04:12:00 PM
great news guys.  I'll be putting the 1166 style outputs in my Fester Limiter and EZ1290's.  Any idea on price?

Thanks again Mike and Ed!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 28, 2010, 04:34:17 PM
Thanks for all the hard work Ed!

I'll have a price soon.

Thanks guys,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 28, 2010, 08:35:23 PM
great news guys.  I'll be putting the 1166 style outputs in my Fester Limiter and EZ1290's.  Any idea on price?

Thanks again Mike and Ed!

Oh I should also mentioned that a while back when this gapped output (L01166) moved from a groupbuy to an offering at my store

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=32961.100

I mentioned I would offer them at a reduced cost for the first week or so to honor the group buy.  I still plan on dong this.

So keep your eyes on this thread for a deal. ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: canidoit on March 29, 2010, 01:12:20 AM
hey everybody waiting for the 500 size neve output -- very sorry i am the one dragging on this project. 

i've got a sample working with an original ba283 on my bench (comparing to the full size version and vintage marinairs, etc).  though it works, there are some small issues that i'm worried would cause some confusion, so i have to go one more sample revision.  but the end result should be very plug and play.  i am working to get them made and out to mike who has helpfully agreed to sell them.  so, its my fault -- been working on them, haven't forgotten, and they should be available soon.

and as mike mentioned, the full-sized LO1166 types should soon be available through the hairball store as well.

glad to be able to contribute to what looks to be another great peter project (erm, nevermind how that reads).  thanks for your patience everyone. 

ed
ed, are there any sonic differences between the full size version and the reduced size version? Like a decrease in the low end or not as wide a frequency range, etc?

I am presuming that the full size version will not fit in the Laz 1084 build, hence the smaller size?

It's great that you are going to through the motions of getting the transformer sounding right.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update
Post by: frederikkofoed on March 29, 2010, 02:27:03 AM
Sounds great, i'll be in for at least two of your 1166 transformer, depending on price ;)

- Frederik
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Futureman on March 29, 2010, 02:58:43 AM
Hey Mike, I want to pre-order some parts, but it won't let me check out as the input transformers are not in stock.

(I don't mind waiting, just want to order a blue stripe case + input tranny, output tranny, knobs, switches, vu)

[Already got attenuator]

Regards
Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 30, 2010, 06:56:33 PM
I'm trying not to sell stuff I do not have in stock (input transformers).

Send me an email and I'll work it out for you.

Mike

info at hairballaudio dot com

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: DIYnoob! on April 02, 2010, 04:52:38 PM
Hey mike! I checked out your site last night and looked at that mouser BOM for the rev D. is that current?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 02, 2010, 11:38:11 PM
Should be!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts ( 500 series and full size 1166 Transformer Update!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 07, 2010, 12:43:54 PM
Hi Guys,

I'm going to be ordering some AL19WF type meters soon in anticipation of my dual enclosure (still a few month away).  This is the smaller version of the meter I already sell. I'd be into stocking more meters, send me an email - info at hairballaudio dot com - if you're looking for a particular style and if there is enough interest I'll stock them soon.  I'd like to just do one big order.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: kazper on April 07, 2010, 12:51:35 PM
I think it would be money  if you could get some small AL19 sized meters with the black faced white needle and scale. As a inexpensive option to the no longer available Director 14 for GSSL and other compressor builds. Since I recently learned that the ballistics were tighter on the Director that would be a bonus as well.

Cheers,

Kaz

BTW I'm ordering up the additional card finally.I'll let you know how well it works in a few weeks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 07, 2010, 01:01:33 PM
I think it would be money  if you could get some small AL19 sized meters with the black faced white needle and scale. As a inexpensive option to the no longer available Director 14 for GSSL and other compressor builds. Since I recently learned that the ballistics were tighter on the Director that would be a bonus as well.

Cheers,

Kaz

BTW I'm ordering up the additional card finally.I'll let you know how well it works in a few weeks.

Nice suggestion!  I'll add that to my list.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: mpc3000limited on April 07, 2010, 01:28:44 PM
I second that for more PPM14/ AL19 size and type meters.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 07, 2010, 01:33:55 PM
I second that for more PPM14/ AL19 size and type meters.

Cool keep the suggestion coming.

I'll order a bunch of samples in a few days and I hope to act on this fairly quickly.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: kazper on April 07, 2010, 08:07:35 PM
Tossing out a idea of a few different mounting bezels for the meters you already stock plus the new common sized ones if you can supply them separately. Hopefully to help open the use of them up for other projects and keep them competitive with the big boys.

Sifam is in a mess with there factory move, so it's a great time.

BTW the I/O card is ordered up and I should have it in a couple weeks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 09, 2010, 12:49:15 PM
Tossing out a idea of a few different mounting bezels for the meters you already stock plus the new common sized ones if you can supply them separately. Hopefully to help open the use of them up for other projects and keep them competitive with the big boys.

Sifam is in a mess with there factory move, so it's a great time.

BTW the I/O card is ordered up and I should have it in a couple weeks.

Ya I agree.  I want to have a good collection of meters for general DIY use.

Keep me posted on the project!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: frederikkofoed on April 09, 2010, 01:54:43 PM
Hey Mike

Do you got an aprox. time where you will have the 1166 transformer in stock??

I'll probably be in for a couple :)

- Frederik
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 09, 2010, 02:18:12 PM
Hey Mike

Do you got an aprox. time where you will have the 1166 transformer in stock??

I'll probably be in for a couple :)

- Frederik

The full size?  Hopefully within a month (it's in production now).  The 500 series...a little longer.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: frederikkofoed on April 09, 2010, 02:20:17 PM
Will the full size be to fit to be in a 1u case??

- Frederik
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 09, 2010, 02:27:05 PM
Will the full size be to fit to be in a 1u case??

- Frederik

I'll need to scan through my documents but I think it should.  I want to say it's the same size as the 5002 which people have reported fits into a 1U.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: edanderson on April 09, 2010, 03:44:23 PM
yes the full size 1166 type transformer will NOT have a turret board on top, just leads, so it should fit in most (if not all) 1RU cases no problem.  mike is right that it is almost exactly the same size as the 5002 transformer that he already sells, so if you have one of those you can use it for a size model.

i'll try to get mike a datasheet on both the full size and mini 1166 soon, so that everyone can know what they are getting.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: haima on April 10, 2010, 01:27:46 AM
thanks for all your hard work ed. much appreciated. with your help we can all diy our way to our dream gear ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: frederikkofoed on April 10, 2010, 02:22:04 PM
Any idea of price?? :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: envelope on April 11, 2010, 01:51:04 PM
Mike, your FET enclosure/front panel is by far the best I have come across.

Is there any chance you could sell the enclosure alone, for use with other projects?

thank you for your continued professionalism.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: frederikkofoed on April 11, 2010, 01:55:33 PM
Mike, your FET enclosure/front panel is by far the best I have come across.

Is there any chance you could sell the enclosure alone, for use with other projects?

thank you for your continued professionalism.


+1 :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Ringwraith on April 11, 2010, 02:14:21 PM
He does sell the enclosures alone.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: frederikkofoed on April 11, 2010, 02:33:31 PM
Yes but we mean without the frontpanel..

Only the enclosure.. :)

- Frederik
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 11, 2010, 10:43:34 PM
Any idea of price?? :)

Not yet, but soon!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 11, 2010, 10:49:55 PM
Mike, your FET enclosure/front panel is by far the best I have come across.

Is there any chance you could sell the enclosure alone, for use with other projects?

thank you for your continued professionalism.


Without a front panel or with a blank front panel?

I've thought about selling plain 1U and 2U enclosures though it's a bit tricky to meet a good price point.  Thinking about it.

I've also been thinking about offering 1176 front panels for a while (with no case to help shipping cost).  The trick is that enclosure manufactures use different mounting hole spacings.  The only thing I can think to do is to sell the front panel without the 4 holes that mount it to the enclosure.  You would need to drill those yourself to fit your style of enclosure.

The panel would come with the PEM switch mounting inserts and brackets.  I could offer these fairly quickly and at a great price.  I just need to know people are ok with drilling four mounting holes.

If there is interest I could order them this week.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: mpc3000limited on April 11, 2010, 11:10:32 PM
I think it would be good to sell the case exactly the way it is but with no front-panel at all so someone can customize that to their liking.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Biasrocks on April 12, 2010, 12:02:08 AM
Quote
If there is interest I could order them this week.


Yes, I've got a older build that could use some of your front panel goodness Mike. The case is already drilled and functioning, but I'd like to update the inards which is an early REV J with a new board and your transformers.

Four holes, big deal! I'd rather have a little work than have holes that don't line up, been there, done that.

Buying just the panel leaves more cash for other goodies.  8)

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: envelope on April 12, 2010, 08:53:30 AM
Mike, your FET enclosure/front panel is by far the best I have come across.
Is there any chance you could sell the enclosure alone, for use with other projects?
thank you for your continued professionalism.
Without a front panel or with a blank front panel?
I've thought about selling plain 1U and 2U enclosures though it's a bit tricky to meet a good price point.  Thinking about it.

I was thinking with no front panel. - Your 18 gauge powder coated steel chassis, with machine screws cinch-nuts and countersunk holes. It is perfect.   
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 13, 2010, 04:54:03 PM
Cool.

I'll make some inquires.

Lots of balls in the air right now!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 14, 2010, 04:34:18 PM
1176 input transformers are back in stock!

1176 VU meters are now out of stock!  I have more arriving May 10th.  You can still order them but shipping will be delayed.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 15, 2010, 02:09:14 PM
Hi All,

I get a lot of requests from EU/AUS for attack pots with SPDT switches on them.  I know it costs a TON for them to have the mouser part shipped in.

As a short term solution I will be stocking the Mouser (alpha) part starting next week.  It will be a little more expensive than mouser, but will save the international buyers a lot on shipping.

Long term, I would like to stock custom pots for the entire build.  I have this all figured out but it is not cheap, so it's on the back burner for now.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Soeren_DK on April 15, 2010, 03:05:42 PM
Hi Mike
I have placed a order with you..

Thanks
Cheers
Soren
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 16, 2010, 01:44:36 PM
Hi All,

I should have blackface enclosures in stock at the end of next week.  I should also have some more info on new VU offerings.

Thanks,

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 21, 2010, 11:18:48 PM
Hi Guys,

Here is the attack pot with switch:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=57

These are a little cheaper through mouser and is part of the preset mouser cart.  However, these were added at the request of several Euro customers who wanted to avoid heavy mouser shipping fees.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Greg Dixon on April 22, 2010, 07:35:11 AM

I've also been thinking about offering 1176 front panels for a while (with no case to help shipping cost).  The trick is that enclosure manufactures use different mounting hole spacings.  The only thing I can think to do is to sell the front panel without the 4 holes that mount it to the enclosure.  You would need to drill those yourself to fit your style of enclosure.

The panel would come with the PEM switch mounting inserts and brackets.  I could offer these fairly quickly and at a great price.  I just need to know people are ok with drilling four mounting holes.

If there is interest I could order them this week.

Mike

I'd be very interested in buying front panels only. I have 4 1176s that would look infinitely better with your panels. Being in Australia lowering shipping costs is very attractive. I'm going to buy your kits for some new ones, once they're back in stock.

Are you still planning to do the dual version?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 22, 2010, 11:49:56 AM
I'd be very interested in buying front panels only. I have 4 1176s that would look infinitely better with your panels. Being in Australia lowering shipping costs is very attractive. I'm going to buy your kits for some new ones, once they're back in stock.

Are you still planning to do the dual version?

I'm working with my manufacturer now on the frontpanel/bracket only package.  The quoting process always takes longer then I want.  I hope to have some news/price/delivery date next week.

Yes I'm starting the design process now.  It'll be a few months though.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: jsteiger on April 22, 2010, 12:10:56 PM
Hey Hairyball,

Any word on the output iron for the 1084 EQN project?

The satisfaction of being on the other end of a question like this is very rewarding!!! ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 22, 2010, 12:25:13 PM
I need to get an update from Ed.  I *think* they are in production.  I'll find out for sure and post an update asap.

Hey Classic APeeI guy!

Any word on 51X power tx's?   ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: haima on April 22, 2010, 12:45:00 PM
you guys.... :D

BTW: just want to give a thumbs up to mike for his great service - i recently received a package of parts, i'm pleased to see how well things were packed and the minimal use of plastic in the packaging, prompt delivery and of course the parts are top notch and very reasonably priced.

i sound like an ad  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 22, 2010, 01:07:15 PM
Thanks!  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 23, 2010, 04:55:22 PM
Hey Hairyball,

Any word on the output iron for the 1084 EQN project?

The satisfaction of being on the other end of a question like this is very rewarding!!! ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

Cheers, Jeff

Hopefully there will be some stock in about a week. 

I should have some solid news next week.

I can tell you they are in production so it's only a matter of time.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Greg Dixon on April 24, 2010, 04:36:48 AM


I've also been thinking about offering 1176 front panels for a while (with no case to help shipping cost).  The trick is that enclosure manufactures use different mounting hole spacings.  The only thing I can think to do is to sell the front panel without the 4 holes that mount it to the enclosure.  You would need to drill those yourself to fit your style of enclosure.

Mike

I assume most people buying the front panels only, would have a blank one that came with the rest of their rack. That can easily be used as a template for drilling the holes.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Feeler/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 29, 2010, 01:28:52 AM


I've also been thinking about offering 1176 front panels for a while (with no case to help shipping cost).  The trick is that enclosure manufactures use different mounting hole spacings.  The only thing I can think to do is to sell the front panel without the 4 holes that mount it to the enclosure.  You would need to drill those yourself to fit your style of enclosure.

Mike

I assume most people buying the front panels only, would have a blank one that came with the rest of their rack. That can easily be used as a template for drilling the holes.

Very true!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (VU Meters/1166 Transformer coming soon)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 29, 2010, 01:53:28 AM
UPDATES!!!

1166 500 and Full Size Transformers
I wish I had news.  They are very close.  Ed is working very hard to find out when they are going to ship.  When he knows, I'll know, then you'll know ;)

Front Panels
I heard back from the shop and they are pounding out a quote for front panels and switch/zero brackets only.  This should happen soon unless the price is too high.

AL-19/PPM 14 Type VU's
Thanks for all the feedback on the thread and by email.  Seems like people want me to get the AL-19/PPM 14 style meters in the shop.  Well this is done!  They are in production now and should be in stock in early June.

I've been playing around with prototypes for about 2 weeks now.  The meter has the same dimensions as the AL-19 so it's about 2mm smaller than the PPM 14 each way.  It's also a pivot and jewel meter.  Unfortunately I could not get the 90 degree plus deflection of the PPM 14 without having a special mold made which would cost thousands of dollars and make the meter very expensive.  The deflection is about 75 degrees.

Here are pictures of the meters with crappy printer scales taped to them and the SSL type meter will have a white pointer.

(http://hairballaudio.com/19_meters.jpg)

You can see the VU has the same scale style as my other larger meter.  Here is what is in production:
- 1ma/600ohm linearish (the sifam is not perfectly linear either) meter with B style bezel and white needle (SSL Scale)
- Standard VU with B style bezel and Hairball retro VU scale
- Standard VU with WF style bezel and Hairball retro VU scale

Here are the scales:
(http://hairballaudio.com/19_1ma.jpg)
(http://hairballaudio.com/19_vu.jpg)

I'll have dimensional an cutout documentation up in the next week.

Thanks guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: kazper on April 30, 2010, 12:24:43 AM
Looks good!

I should have some news about the tester stuff mid next week, maybe bring it down when the meter's and transformers show up.

Kaz
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 30, 2010, 01:31:57 AM
Looks good!

I should have some news about the tester stuff mid next week, maybe bring it down when the meter's and transformers show up.

Kaz

Sounds good!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: johnnyscotch on April 30, 2010, 01:42:46 AM
Is the 1166 the one for LAZEQN??

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 30, 2010, 01:47:13 AM
Is the 1166 the one for LAZEQN??



Yes I have two types of 1166 gapped output transformers coming.  One is a full size version and the other is the 500 series sized version for Peter's LAZEQN.

Should have booth soon.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: mikefatom on April 30, 2010, 10:51:40 PM
Hello Mike,

This may sound completely silly but, will those new meters fit a 1U rack and are they suitable for the famous SSL comp builds?

I have a fairly strong feeling that both answers will be YES but I thought I would make sure before I go on a hunt for the final pieces for my GSSL build. ;)

Thanks

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 30, 2010, 11:01:51 PM
Hello Mike,

This may sound completely silly but, will those new meters fit a 1U rack and are they suitable for the famous SSL comp builds?

I have a fairly strong feeling that both answers will be YES but I thought I would make sure before I go on a hunt for the final pieces for my GSSL build. ;)

Thanks

Mike

Yes and yes ;)

I'll have a dimension file up for you shortly.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: mikefatom on April 30, 2010, 11:21:19 PM
sweet!  ;D ;D ;D ;) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 30, 2010, 11:50:05 PM
Here is the "B" style bezel.
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/meters/8027-B.pdf

I'll do the "WF" style bezel this weekend.  Although it's the exact same meter, with a different bezel.

Mike

Edit:  Here is the WF.
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/meters/8027.pdf
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: stereokillah on May 01, 2010, 05:43:19 PM
will you have it as ampermeter ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: stereokillah on May 01, 2010, 05:46:24 PM
sorry i had the answer  above
Quote
- 1ma/600ohm linearish (the sifam is not perfectly linear either) meter with B style bezel and white needle (SSL Scale)


I v'e emailed you the original scale.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 01, 2010, 08:20:06 PM
Thanks!

I'll email you back.  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 03, 2010, 10:11:08 AM
(http://hairballaudio.com/500_1166.JPG)

LAZEQN 500 series 1166 outputs are just being wrapped up at the factory.  I hope to have stock early next week at the latest.

Thanks for you patience guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: peter purpose on May 03, 2010, 10:12:44 AM
Marvellous... cheers Mike/Ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: haima on May 03, 2010, 11:04:01 AM
thumbs up!  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 03, 2010, 03:02:38 PM
It's all Ed's hard work!

I just put stuff in boxes  ;)

1176 Panels
Pricing looks like it will be very good.  This will be a finished panel only (with PEM standoffs) and switch/zero adjust brackets.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: briomusic on May 03, 2010, 03:16:54 PM
great news about the 500-1166tx.
what is the technical data, or is it the same as the original 1166?
cheers
briomusic
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 03, 2010, 03:23:36 PM
great news about the 500-1166tx.
what is the technical data, or is it the same as the original 1166?
cheers
briomusic

Yes the 500-1166 is the same as the full size 1166.  I recall Ed saying the THD at max output was a little higher on the 500-1166.  I assume this is a trade off on size.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Greg Dixon on May 04, 2010, 01:15:44 AM
It's all Ed's hard work!

I just put stuff in boxes  ;)

1176 Panels
Pricing looks like it will be very good.  This will be a finished panel only (with PEM standoffs) and switch/zero adjust brackets.

Mike

Fantastic. That's great news. Any idea when the first of them will be available?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 04, 2010, 12:59:36 PM
It's all Ed's hard work!

I just put stuff in boxes  ;)

1176 Panels
Pricing looks like it will be very good.  This will be a finished panel only (with PEM standoffs) and switch/zero adjust brackets.

Mike

Fantastic. That's great news. Any idea when the first of them will be available?

Usual lead time is 6 weeks.  I need to sort through a few things first (I have a bunch of products in the mail/in the works now) but I'll have something solid by the end of this week.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Neeno on May 07, 2010, 10:57:50 AM
Hey Mike, great news about the 1166 TX.
I have a couple questions about the "normal" version...

Are they built by altran ?
Do they have the U mounting bracket ?
Are they 200/600r (primariy/secondary) or 50r/600r ?

Thank you very much !

It's all Ed's hard work!

I just put stuff in boxes  ;)

1176 Panels
Pricing looks like it will be very good.  This will be a finished panel only (with PEM standoffs) and switch/zero adjust brackets.

Mike

Fantastic. That's great news. Any idea when the first of them will be available?

Usual lead time is 6 weeks.  I need to sort through a few things first (I have a bunch of products in the mail/in the works now) but I'll have something solid by the end of this week.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 07, 2010, 11:52:12 AM
Hey Mike, great news about the 1166 TX.
I have a couple questions about the "normal" version...

Are they built by altran ?
Yes.  Originally Altran had expressed interest in having me carrying their stock transformers.  After thinking through it with Ed, we decided the stock transformers could be improved and we moved forward with creating an better gapped output more in tune with the 1166.  Ed has been working very hard on these and I'm excited to be able to offer them.
Quote
Do they have the U mounting bracket ?
I believe so but I'll need Ed to confirm.
Quote
Are they 200/600r (primariy/secondary) or 50r/600r ?
Both! Check out this link for technical and wiring info.
http://www.technicalaudio.com/reading/neve_xfmrs/neve_edo7113.html
Quote
Thank you very much !

Thank you!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 07, 2010, 03:49:16 PM
1166 Update

Hi Guys,

The word from the manufacturer is that both the full size and the mini 1166 are shipping to me next Friday (May 14th).  Keep in mind they will take another 4 days to get to me.

I apologize for the delay and let's hope this is the last one!

Thanks again to Ed for all the hard work and general awesomeness.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Neeno on May 07, 2010, 04:23:08 PM
Cool !
So the primaries are configurable... great !
Do you have a picture and a mechanical drawing of the transformer ?

P.S.: keep a pair for me !
Thank you.



1166 Update

Hi Guys,

The word from the manufacturer is that both the full size and the mini 1166 are shipping to me next Friday (May 14th).  Keep in mind they will take another 4 days to get to me.

I apologize for the delay and let's hope this is the last one!

Thanks again to Ed for all the hard work and general awesomeness.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 07, 2010, 06:15:30 PM
Cool !
So the primaries are configurable... great !
Do you have a picture and a mechanical drawing of the transformer ?

P.S.: keep a pair for me !
Thank you.

Not  yet, but soon!  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: briomusic on May 08, 2010, 02:27:44 AM
Hi Mike,
do you know what the price for the mini 1166 is going to be?
Cheers
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: canidoit on May 08, 2010, 02:54:45 AM
Will it become cheaper to buy the transformers for the Laz1084 eq, if you buy more than 1 to be shipped to Australia?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: edanderson on May 08, 2010, 12:19:38 PM

So the primaries are configurable... great !
Do you have a picture and a mechanical drawing of the transformer ?


actually, after some testing i decided it was best to only make the secondaries configurable.  the primaries need to be in series (like a real LO1166 in a 1084) for the transformer to work well in the 1084 circuit.  so the brown and red leads are the primaries connected in series inside the coil.  the other two pairs of wires (green - blue and purple - gray) are the secondaries.  put them in series to get the original gain, or you can split them up for dual outputs with reduced gain, etc.

the mini 1166 is exactly the same size as an api 2503 output transformer, so if you have one of those you can use it as a reference.

the full size 1166 does have eight wires for access to all four windings.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 09, 2010, 09:51:57 PM
Hi Mike,
do you know what the price for the mini 1166 is going to be?
Cheers


$30(ish)

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 09, 2010, 09:56:07 PM
Will it become cheaper to buy the transformers for the Laz1084 eq, if you buy more than 1 to be shipped to Australia?

I should mention that sales of the mini 1166 are being limited to people who purchased LAZ1084 kits for this first run.  If you purchased 1 kit you can buy 1 mini 1166, if you bought 2 you can buy 2 and so on.

Once things catch up they will be available for general DIY.  Peter, Ed and I just want to make sure all the people waiting to finish their kits are covered.

Thanks,

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: haima on May 10, 2010, 12:04:14 AM
thanks be to the new holy trinity of DIY: ED - PETE - MIKE

 ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 10, 2010, 12:46:16 AM
All credit to Ed and Peter.

I just put stuff in boxes  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: haima on May 10, 2010, 03:42:52 AM
two people don't make a trinity mike  :P
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 10, 2010, 10:43:46 AM
two people don't make a trinity mike  :P

True.

Every smart guy duo needs a 3rd guy to put stuff in boxes.  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: briomusic on May 10, 2010, 04:22:54 PM
silent:arts and myself are planning to order together to reduce shipping costs, once these mini 1166 arrive. any other EQN builders from berlin - or willing to collect from berlin - wanna join us?

(I hope it's ok to post this in your thread, mike?)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 10, 2010, 04:42:21 PM
silent:arts and myself are planning to order together to reduce shipping costs, once these mini 1166 arrive. any other EQN builders from berlin - or willing to collect from berlin - wanna join us?

(I hope it's ok to post this in your thread, mike?)

No problem at all, post away.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: canidoit on May 10, 2010, 06:50:06 PM
Anyone from Australia, up to save on shipping for the EQN1084 transformers message me, so we can work out how to do this?

Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: envelope on May 11, 2010, 10:19:55 AM
AL-19/PPM 14 Type VU'
  Here is what is in production:
- 1ma/600ohm linearish (the sifam is not perfectly linear either) meter with B style bezel and white needle (SSL Scale)
- Standard VU with B style bezel and Hairball retro VU scale
- Standard VU with WF style bezel and Hairball retro VU scale
Mike

Hello Mike, I am hoping to use one of your new 1mA meters for use with Dan's 2254C case. Have you arrived at a price yet, and would the rear cutout dimensions be the same as the Sifam AL19B? the attached picture is of Dan's case.  Thank you.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 11, 2010, 12:30:32 PM
AL-19/PPM 14 Type VU'
  Here is what is in production:
- 1ma/600ohm linearish (the sifam is not perfectly linear either) meter with B style bezel and white needle (SSL Scale)
- Standard VU with B style bezel and Hairball retro VU scale
- Standard VU with WF style bezel and Hairball retro VU scale
Mike

Hello Mike, I am hoping to use one of your new 1mA meters for use with Dan's 2254C case. Have you arrived at a price yet, and would the rear cutout dimensions be the same as the Sifam AL19B? the attached picture is of Dan's case.  Thank you.

Price: $25(ish)

It has the same hole size as the 19B (27mm).  According to the datasheet 19B has mounting holes on the diagonal, where this meter has them on the horizontal (like Dan's case).  It should fit perfect!

You can refer to the cutout diagram here to confirm 100%.
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/meters/8027-B.pdf

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 13, 2010, 01:07:38 PM
Hi All,

1176 VU meters (LED and Lamp) and B11148's outputs are back in stock!

The only things currently out of stock are 5002 outputs and attenuators.  I should have both in the next 2 weeks.

Hopefully I'll have some good news on 1166's soon!  :)

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Kamel on May 14, 2010, 02:53:34 AM
Hi Mike
I posted a message on your shop about the al19 vumeter style, but no respons, so do you know when it will be available.

Many thanks

Kamel
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 14, 2010, 09:03:12 AM
Hi Mike
I posted a message on your shop about the al19 vumeter style, but no respons, so do you know when it will be available.

Many thanks

Kamel

Oops sorry I missed that!

They will be in stock around mid June.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 20, 2010, 11:57:07 AM
Hi All,

Attenuators and 5002's are back in stock.  As far as the 1176 kits are concerned all is currently in stock.

I'll get all the backorders out by Monday.

Unfortunately, the 1166's (both sizes) have not shipped.  There was a supply shortage with the manufacturer.  I know this is frustrating for those of you waiting to complete your builds.   Ed is working very hard to get them shipped ASAP.  Hopefully this week.  They are very very close.

The mini's will be under $30 for the first run.

Once I get a confirm I will post.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Marcocet on May 20, 2010, 02:23:43 PM
No worries. Thanks for all the work guys! And thanks for the good news about pricing.

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 24, 2010, 03:42:56 PM
Hi all,

Good news!  :)

Looks like the mini 1166's shipped on Friday.  They should take about a week to arrive.

Hopefully I'll have them in hand this Friday.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Lowfreq on May 24, 2010, 04:56:53 PM
Looks like the mini 1166's shipped on Friday.  They should take about a week to arrive.
Hey Mike, is that also for the normal sized 1166's?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 25, 2010, 02:05:21 PM
Hi,

-Looks like the full size 1166's are still a couple weeks a way.  I'll let you know when I hear anything.

-The mini 1166's should be in stock this Friday.

-Black front panel/bracket only kits have been ordered for those of you looking to save on enclosure shipping.  They should be in-stock in about 5 weeks.  They will be roughly 1/2 the cost of the full enclosure.  Obviously they will be a lot cheaper to ship to you.

Thanks,

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Greg Dixon on May 26, 2010, 03:29:27 AM
Hi,

-Looks like the full size 1166's are still a couple weeks a way.  I'll let you know when I hear anything.

-The mini 1166's should be in stock this Friday.

-Black front panel/bracket only kits have been ordered for those of you looking to save on enclosure shipping.  They should be in-stock in about 5 weeks.  They will be roughly 1/2 the cost of the full enclosure.  Obviously they will be a lot cheaper to ship to you.

Thanks,

Mike



Great. Thanks Mike. That should lower the cost substantially.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2010, 01:19:04 PM
Hi All,

The mini 1166's should be up for sale on the site by about 7pm PDT today.

Keep in mind for this first run you can only buy one if you have purchased a 1084 kit from Peter.

Thanks again for your patience guys.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2010, 01:28:01 PM
Hi All,

The mini 1166's should be up for sale on the site by about 7pm PDT today.

Keep in mind for this first run you can only buy one if you have purchased a 1084 kit from Peter.

Thanks again for your patience guys.

Mike
Just curious Hairyball, how will the store software distinguish if the buyer has ordered a kit from Mr. PP? Or will that be a manual over ride that you will have to handle?

I have to get a pair and just am wondering, that is all.

Cheers Mike!
You Rock!  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2010, 01:34:09 PM
Just curious Hairyball, how will the store software distinguish if the buyer has ordered a kit from Mr. PP? Or will that be a manual over ride that you will have to handle?

I have to get a pair and just am wondering, that is all.

Cheers Mike!
You Rock!  8)

It'll be manual.  Once the first round of kit buyers get their units I will keep them in stock for everyone who wants them.  I suspect they will start popping up in other projects.

I'll post some instructions, but basically when you check out, put your username in the comment box and I'll check it against the list PP sent me.  If you're not on the list the order will be refunded.

The only automatic process I have is to identify the username "jsteiger" which then charges 5X the shipping costs, adds a $23.43 for "handling" and loses the order for 6 weeks.  :P

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2010, 02:12:16 PM
...The only automatic process I have is to identify the username "jsteiger" which then charges 5X the shipping costs, adds a $23.43 for "handling" and loses the order for 6 weeks.  :P

Mike
Cool Mike. You will exceed my expectations by far that way!  ;D  ::)

Jeff  :D  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2010, 02:26:49 PM
...The only automatic process I have is to identify the username "jsteiger" which then charges 5X the shipping costs, adds a $23.43 for "handling" and loses the order for 6 weeks.  :P

Mike
Cool Mike. You will exceed my expectations by far that way!  ;D  ::)

Jeff  :D  ;)

I should also mention that I will be shipping your order to my brother in Canada, who will then ship it to you with 30X the customs value noted.

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
Quote
...I should also mention that I will be shipping your order to my brother in Canada, who will then ship it to you with 30X the customs value noted.
Again, very good of you.  :D  BTW, is that PTownkid? I guess I didn't know you two were brothers eh?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: AL19 Style Meters/1166 Tx/Panels)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2010, 03:20:26 PM
Quote
...I should also mention that I will be shipping your order to my brother in Canada, who will then ship it to you with 30X the customs value noted.
Again, very good of you.  :D  BTW, is that PTownkid? I guess I didn't know you two were brothers eh?

No my brother's not a lab member.  He deals exclusively in screwing you over. ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2010, 08:07:14 PM
Hi All,

Here are the mini 1166's:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=58

Please remember you must have purchased a EQN 1084 kit to purchase. When you check out please include your groupdiy user name in the comments box.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2010, 08:22:44 PM
Hi Mike,

I wanted to be first for these. I remember you telling me first customer to complete his 1166-500 order gets a free pair! Maybe I shoulda ask you..."a pair a what?"

Anyhow, my order is complete. Did you ship them yet?

Just having fun! Thanks to yourself, Ed and Peter for this great project.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2010, 09:18:13 PM
Hi Mike,

I wanted to be first for these. I remember you telling me first customer to complete his 1166-500 order gets a free pair! Maybe I shoulda ask you..."a pair a what?"

Anyhow, my order is complete. Did you ship them yet?

Just having fun! Thanks to yourself, Ed and Peter for this great project.

Cheers, Jeff

That must be you that placed the first order and didn't put his username in the comment box.  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2010, 09:27:07 PM
Quote
That must be you that placed the first order and didn't put his username in the comment box.  :)
Yes Mike, that was me. I wrote some other fine things in the little comment box that I would rather not repeat in public.

Sorry for the confusion. For the record. My full name is Jeff Steiger...my Prodigy user name is jsteiger...again sorry if this has caused you confusion.  :D :D :D

Best, Jeff  :-*

BTW, I'm just glad you have the same sick, smart-ass sense of humor as I do!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: canidoit on May 28, 2010, 02:04:16 AM
Well done on putting up a wiring diagram!

Order sent. :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: kazper on May 28, 2010, 10:21:26 AM
Ordered up 2 of the 1166-500 transformers for my 2 kits.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Grooveteer on May 30, 2010, 11:38:30 AM
Placed an order for 1x mini 1166.

Thanks!
G
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: zayance on May 30, 2010, 01:35:47 PM
Ordered 2 x 1166-500 transformers. Thanks a lot
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: bobine on May 30, 2010, 04:11:28 PM
I just noticed that the BOM for Rev A has a wrong Mouser part number for R44, the 5K trimmer resistor. 

It should be T93YA502KT20 for 5K, (not T93YA205KT20, which orders a 2M trimmer).

 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 02, 2010, 12:43:46 PM
I just noticed that the BOM for Rev A has a wrong Mouser part number for R44, the 5K trimmer resistor. 

It should be T93YA502KT20 for 5K, (not T93YA205KT20, which orders a 2M trimmer).

This has been updated.  Thanks to everyone who let me know.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: funkymonksf on June 10, 2010, 05:22:35 PM
Is it true that Ed Anderson will be releasing a Neve input transformer soon?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: edanderson on June 10, 2010, 05:27:20 PM
yes it is true, though not as soon as i'd like...  i'm contacting a bunch of the PCB makers around the forum to make sure that their PCBs can easily accept my version.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: funkymonksf on June 10, 2010, 05:32:16 PM
I love it
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: mitsos on June 11, 2010, 09:00:00 PM
any idea when the mini will be available to the "general public" ??

cheers!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 11, 2010, 09:40:10 PM
any idea when the mini will be available to the "general public" ??

cheers!

Give me until the end of this month.

Sales are slowing down and by then I should have a 2nd run ordered and the full size should be in stock.

If there is still stock 1st run stock at the end of this month, I'll speak with Ed/Peter about opening it up.  Worst case scenario would be when the 2nd batch arrives.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: fazeka on June 11, 2010, 11:24:10 PM
I purchased two (2) 1166-500 trannies! Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: shabtek on June 11, 2010, 11:25:54 PM
I bought 1 pp board/kit but am waiting for the stock to 'open up' to order.

-kind regards,

Shab"thumb-twiddlin'"tek
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 12, 2010, 12:13:02 AM
I bought 1 pp board/kit but am waiting for the stock to 'open up' to order.

-kind regards,

Shab"thumb-twiddlin'"tek

I have you on my list of purchasers.  You can buy anytime.  Is that what you mean?

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: shabtek on June 12, 2010, 01:18:40 AM
i will be in for a few: only got 1 kit though.
thanks mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Winetree on June 12, 2010, 11:38:55 PM
Paid for 2-1084 kits 2nd round.
Are the mini 1166-500 What I need for the kits?
Can I order them now?
Robert
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 12, 2010, 11:44:55 PM
Paid for 2-1084 kits 2nd round.
Are the mini 1166-500 What I need for the kits?
Can I order them now?
Robert

Yes they are what you need.

Please wait until round 2 ships.  We want to make sure the round 1 people get their units first.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Tubemooley on June 14, 2010, 05:25:39 AM
Is it true that Ed Anderson will be releasing a Neve input transformer soon?
Will this be mic input or line-level input? I may be willing to sell a kidney for an L31267-like copy. DANA.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Kamel on June 14, 2010, 06:03:53 AM
Hi Mike

any (good) news about the Al19 like meters?

thank you
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 14, 2010, 02:56:56 PM
Is it true that Ed Anderson will be releasing a Neve input transformer soon?
Will this be mic input or line-level input? I may be willing to sell a kidney for an L31267-like copy. DANA.

Ed is currently working on the mic-in.

I have talked with Ed about doing the line-in and I suspect that will be next!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 14, 2010, 02:58:49 PM
Hi Mike

any (good) news about the Al19 like meters?

thank you

I received an email from that factory informing me that production is delayed about 2 weeks.

They should be in stock right around July 1st!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Soeren_DK on June 19, 2010, 06:16:01 AM
Any info about mounting the in and output trafo's in a G1176 unit?

Cheers
Søren
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 21, 2010, 03:19:18 PM
Any info about mounting the in and output trafo's in a G1176 unit?

Cheers
Søren

Have a look here:

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=34975.msg428575#msg428575
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Soeren_DK on June 21, 2010, 06:15:57 PM
Any info about mounting the in and output trafo's in a G1176 unit?

Cheers
Søren

Have a look here:

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=34975.msg428575#msg428575

Hmmm. Like this?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 21, 2010, 06:30:34 PM
I suggested attaching them directly to X and Y which is 2 and 3 on the xlr out.  I don't think there is any reason to do it through the board, but you could.  Follow the traces, green/purple and blue/grey go straight to the outputs that connect to 2 and 3.

If you connect direct to the XLR you'll want to connect the VU X and Y to the XLR as well.  Or just do it as you have drawn it to be safe.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: wkbdgeorge on June 24, 2010, 02:39:12 PM
Hi All, Looking to build a pair of rev D very soon.  I was wondering, Which lighting style are you guys liking better, the led or lamp?  I have replaced so many lamps in other pieces of gear that i really like the idea of going led, but is it harder to implement or cause more noise? 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Futureman on June 29, 2010, 01:17:50 AM
Hey there,

I just got a new Hairball input transformer (Altran C-3837-1) and noticed that the pin that is connected to the shield does not line up with the ground plane on the PCB supplied.

Has Altran changed their pinout, or is mine a mistake?

I'm not sure if the numbering for pins on a transformer is the same as an IC, but If the Dot is pin 1, then going clockwise, looking at the solder side, the transformers shield pin 7, while the PCB's ground plane is Pin 6.

I know it's easy to fix, (Just a jumper).. Just wanted to give a 'heads up' for others to check.

As always, Hairball stuff is great. Close to finishing my second 1176.

Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: haima on June 29, 2010, 01:39:48 AM
the altran website says (for their other models, couldn't find any data on the C-3837-1):

"FARADAY SHIELD CONNECTED TO PIN #6
PIN # 7 CONNECTED TO CAN "

so... maybe the can isn't connected to anything on that pcb? does pin 7 go anywhere?

here's a picture of a possibly SIMILAR model (C-4124) pinout:

(http://www.altrancorp.com/uploadedImages/Products/Audio_Transformers/C-4124%20CAD%282%29.jpg)

i've had no problems - i used the little hairball pcb - pin 1 is the one with the dot... but it'd be interesting to know.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 02, 2010, 06:12:06 PM
I think pin 6 and 7 are internally connect.  I'll check tonight.

Don't alter your PCB.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 02, 2010, 06:17:35 PM
Where is the new stuff?

Coming!

1176 front panels:  People have been requesting a front panel only option on the 1176's enclosures to save on shipping.  I will have a package that will be a panel with the switch and zero adjust brackets.  I expect this to be in stock late next week or early the following week.

AL19B 1ma/VU and AL19WF type VU meters:  Had a delay at the factory.  Should be here late next week or early the following week.

Full Size 1166 outputs: should ship to me next week.  I expect them the following week.

Thanks guys!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Greg Dixon on July 02, 2010, 06:52:29 PM
Where is the new stuff?

Coming!

1176 front panels:  People have been requesting a front panel only option on the 1176's enclosures to save on shipping.  I will have a package that will be a panel with the switch and zero adjust brackets.  I expect this to be in stock late next week or early the following week.

AL19B 1ma/VU and AL19WF type VU meters:  Had a delay at the factory.  Should be here late next week or early the following week.

Full Size 1166 outputs: should ship to me next week.  I expect them the following week.

Thanks guys!

Mike

Fantastic. Ready to order as soon as they come in. Do you know the price for the panels and meters yet?

Hope you enjoyed your break.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Futureman on July 03, 2010, 04:36:31 AM
I think pin 6 and 7 are internally connect.  I'll check tonight.

Don't alter your PCB.

Mike

It's strange, because on my first 1176, the chassis of the input transformer is connected to ground via the PCB via the rack case.

On this one, it's not.

Pin 6 and Pin 7 are def not connected on this most recent input transformer.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 03, 2010, 08:04:13 PM
It's strange, because on my first 1176, the chassis of the input transformer is connected to ground via the PCB via the rack case.

On this one, it's not.

Pin 6 and Pin 7 are def not connected on this most recent input transformer.

I'm looking into this....
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Mini 1166 are available!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 03, 2010, 09:15:08 PM
Hey there,

I just got a new Hairball input transformer (Altran C-3837-1) and noticed that the pin that is connected to the shield does not line up with the ground plane on the PCB supplied.

Has Altran changed their pinout, or is mine a mistake?

I'm not sure if the numbering for pins on a transformer is the same as an IC, but If the Dot is pin 1, then going clockwise, looking at the solder side, the transformers shield pin 7, while the PCB's ground plane is Pin 6.

I know it's easy to fix, (Just a jumper).. Just wanted to give a 'heads up' for others to check.

As always, Hairball stuff is great. Close to finishing my second 1176.

Cheers
Mike

Hi Mike,

You were indeed correct, my apologies.

On a number of the current batch of Altran inputs they mistakenly attached the can to pin 7 instead of pin 6.  You should use a jumper if you want to attach the can to the chassis.

Thanks for the heads up.  I'll attach a note with future orders.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: haima on July 03, 2010, 11:30:27 PM
interesting! thanks for getting to the bottom of it mike  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 06, 2010, 01:15:12 PM

Fantastic. Ready to order as soon as they come in. Do you know the price for the panels and meters yet?

Hope you enjoyed your break.

Looks like the meters will be here tomorrow.  I still need to crunch the numbers but I'm guessing low 20's.  Look for them on the site tomorrow or Thursday.

Front panels will be about 1/2 of the full enclosure cost.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 06, 2010, 02:23:50 PM
The panels are arriving today. 

I should be able to get them up tonight at some point if this killer cold I have doesn't do me in.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 08, 2010, 11:20:00 AM
Hi All,

The panel and bracket kits are in and look great.  The new meters (19B and 19WF) are in as well.

They should all be up on the site tonight with prices.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: kazper on July 08, 2010, 03:12:40 PM
Hi All,

The panel and bracket kits are in and look great.  The new meters (19B and 19WF) are in as well.

They should all be up on the site tonight with prices.

Mike

Awesome!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: RedNoise on July 08, 2010, 04:33:30 PM
Hi All,
...The new meters (19B and 19WF) are in as well...

They should all be up on the site tonight with prices.

Mike

Will try to stand all night long front of your webstore !  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 08, 2010, 04:40:25 PM
I wouldn't start standing until about 7pm pacific time.  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: RedNoise on July 08, 2010, 04:41:56 PM
ouch!thanks for the tip! ;D ;D
Title: Q
Post by: funkymonksf on July 08, 2010, 05:03:27 PM
When can I order the mini L1066 for my 2nd round EQN kits. I also wanted to mention that I'm in Seattle and was curious that when I do order is possible to come pick them up? Either way take care
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 08, 2010, 05:55:11 PM
Ed's got another batch of mini 1166's in the oven now so I'll open up the ordering to anyone who wants them (you don't need to have ordered a PP kit).  I still have some from the first run so order away.

I'll update that page tonight as well.

I don't mind local pickups from lab members.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 08, 2010, 09:05:40 PM
Hi All,

Ok the new stuff is up:

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=31

Sorry for the crappy pictures.  I'm very sick and that's all I could come up with.

Hopefully the full sized 1166's will be up next!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Coming)
Post by: haima on July 08, 2010, 09:22:26 PM
Sorry for the crappy pictures.  I'm very sick and that's all I could come up with.

pics look great! can't wait till i have some spare cash  :P
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 09, 2010, 12:15:18 AM
Mini 1166's are open for general ordering now.

Mike
Title: VU Meter in a GSSL
Post by: Winetree on July 09, 2010, 02:22:13 AM
Looking to put a VU Meter in a GSSL.
Do you know if one of your meters will work with the
Expat GSSL VU Meter Board in a 1u Rack?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: RedNoise on July 09, 2010, 06:38:10 AM
Payment sent!Thanks Mike!
Title: Re: VU Meter in a GSSL
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 09, 2010, 11:34:53 AM
Looking to put a VU Meter in a GSSL.
Do you know if one of your meters will work with the
Expat GSSL VU Meter Board in a 1u Rack?

Looking at the expat product, it appears any standard VU would work so yes.

As far as jamming it into a 1U space, that shouldn't be a problem but check the dimensional document.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: RedNoise on July 11, 2010, 06:00:23 PM
email sent regarding LO -500 txs , thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: jsteiger on July 11, 2010, 06:31:57 PM
Can I just call you Meter-Mike from now on?  ;) :D ;D :o 8)

I love the selection. Nice work as always.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 12, 2010, 12:25:49 AM
Can I just call you Meter-Mike from now on?  ;) :D ;D :o 8)

I love the selection. Nice work as always.

Ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!  :D

Ya for sure.   

I like meters.  I also take requests!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: RedNoise on July 12, 2010, 01:48:56 AM

I like meters.  I also take requests!

Mike

Ni**ei AL15 for future AOC 51X ??   ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: horvitz on July 14, 2010, 10:04:20 AM
Well, I just received my fancy new meter in the mail this morning and I have to say, it looks even better in person!!  Thanks so much for doing this, Mike.  I'm going to have to mount that Hairball pin inside my case somewhere :)

  Brian
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 14, 2010, 11:02:55 AM
Well, I just received my fancy new meter in the mail this morning and I have to say, it looks even better in person!!  Thanks so much for doing this, Mike.  I'm going to have to mount that Hairball pin inside my case somewhere :)

  Brian

Glad you like it!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 15, 2010, 12:44:52 PM
Hi All,

Full sized 1166's have shipped!  Woohoo!

I should have them in hand late next week.

Thanks to Ed for an amazing amount of work he's done behind the scenes on these.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Biasrocks on July 15, 2010, 04:37:24 PM
I'd really love to get one of your new black meters for my GSSL.

Just curious, if the SSL type meters will fit into a panel that's already cut for the Berhinger meter.

Anyone tried?

Should I bust out my tape measure?

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: RedNoise on July 15, 2010, 04:59:20 PM
Hi Biasrock ,
regarding hole mounting it should not be good as the Beh is centered , whereas the Hairball is not...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 15, 2010, 05:04:27 PM
On the product page I show the cutout info in the dimensional .pdf.

Check that against what you have.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=61

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 20, 2010, 01:36:39 PM
Attenuators will be back up on the site tonight.

I think the full size 1166's might be up there as well  :o

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2010, 01:31:24 AM
Introducing the EA-1166!

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=63

Thanks to Ed for all the hard work.  This is an introductory price on the first batch.

Attenuators are also in stock.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Tubemooley on July 21, 2010, 08:13:43 AM
Yer killin' me. I just ordered 4 of the mini 1166's. Now the full-sized 1166's are available. Ah well. No biggee. I'll just have to order a few of those too. DW.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Ptownkid on July 21, 2010, 09:04:40 AM
Nice work guys, ordered a few of each! ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2010, 09:26:54 AM
Thanks guys!

The next transformers should be the "N" 10468 input.  No promises on time frame but they're in the works.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: haima on July 21, 2010, 12:20:19 PM
ALRIGHT! 8)

btw - do the full size 1166s fit sideways in a 1RU case? what's the dimensions?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2010, 12:36:32 PM
ALRIGHT! 8)

btw - do the full size 1166s fit sideways in a 1RU case? what's the dimensions?

They should.

They are the same size as the 5002's which fit in a 1U.  I'll be putting together some dimensional info for all the transformers in the next week.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: haima on July 21, 2010, 12:45:40 PM
good to hear. thanks again to you and ed for providing such a great service!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: W DeMarco on July 21, 2010, 01:25:30 PM
Thanks for the quick service Mike!

Ordered my attenuator today

Cheers

Will
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: edanderson on July 21, 2010, 02:04:15 PM
hey guys,

glad to finally get those 1166s out to mike.  they did end up being slightly larger than the 5002s, but still quite a bit thinner than the regular carnhill lo1166 with turret board.  since some 1RU cases have different internal heights (from top to bottom "lid") than others, check with mike's drawings before you buy.  IIRC, these 1166s are about 1.5" thick.... i knew this would come up so i'm working on getting the next batch a little slimmer without changing the electrical performance.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2010, 02:16:51 PM
Ah thanks Ed!

I'll make the 1166 dimensional document a priority and get it up tonight or tomorrow.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: bradb on July 21, 2010, 08:29:41 PM
Guys,

I haven't thought about the 2254C in a million years.  been busy.  But can someone refresh me? ??? ???

I have a 2 channel Igor 2254C kit in a 2U case (Tat's).  These EA-1166's are the output transformers for the 2254Cs correct?

So I'd need 2 of these?

But I still need input and interstage ones too?

Sorry for the dumb questions, I just have had to many distractions going on for the past year.

thanks for all the help everyone

-bb
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: haima on July 21, 2010, 09:31:26 PM
yep. the 1166 are appropriate for the output of igors 2254c.

you still need two other transformer types though - the input and interstage, which are the neve "line" and "mic" transformers.

word is ed is working on the mic input next (the "10468") - maybe get distracted for another year and mr hairball will have all the transformers you need  ;D

otherwise mr slenderchap has the carnhill options in stock right now - but remember, these are British transformers so anything you record with them comes out with a mild english accent. which can be a good or bad thing, depending on if you like that sound - can be a great colour to have around. a great for voice over work.

in fact i heard on gearslutz that most of dialogue for the later Harry Potter movies and the upcoming "spinal tap 2012" was actually recorded in LA by out of work American voice actors - using these British transformers to get the right sound. variable impedance also works great with these babies - with a 100k pot on the secondary i can go all the way from welsh gentleman to cockney geezer!

as good as ed's work is, you're never going to get that british sound with his transformers - everything i record through them just comes out sounding American... but perhaps that's what you want?
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.
I jest....  ;D

"meter" mike, you can have your thread back now.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: bradb on July 21, 2010, 09:59:59 PM
Haima,

Thanks for the quick blast of info.  I really appreciate it.  I'm set.  Ed, can you hook us up?  ;)

I love things american.... I am an american. 
(nipping my post RIGHT there to keep on topic!)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: edanderson on July 22, 2010, 12:19:33 AM
uh, i'll go with david bowie and say "i'm afraid of americans"???  :D

i do hope to have the 10468 types available through mike soon.  these 1166 outputs took much longer than i thought they would (especially considering the mini ones were available weeks ago... and they were more work to figure out!) so i am a little gun shy about a delivery date.  31267 types will follow after that, since there seem to be quite a few projects springing up that can use them.  and there are more transformer types in the works.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: haima on July 22, 2010, 12:25:37 AM
you are a machine. keep up the good work!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 22, 2010, 01:19:43 AM
Hi Guys,

Here is the dimension info for the 1166.

http://hairballaudio.com/docs/1166/1166.pdf

Edit:  Mini is done as well:
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/1166/1166-500.pdf

I hope to make docs for all of the transformers this week.

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Ryake on July 22, 2010, 01:44:27 PM
I received my meter in the mail today, thanks!

Ryan
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: mitsos on July 23, 2010, 10:34:06 PM
hey mike, took a quick look but didn't see it on the site. Do you have mechanical drawings for the switches? I'd like to build a pushbutton comp and am getting a faceplate made, need to know where to drill/tap the mounting holes.
thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 23, 2010, 11:33:51 PM
hey mike, took a quick look but didn't see it on the site. Do you have mechanical drawings for the switches? I'd like to build a pushbutton comp and am getting a faceplate made, need to know where to drill/tap the mounting holes.
thanks!

Hi,

The two mounting holes are centered on the top and bottom of the switch chassis.  They are 3.2mm/0.126" in diameter (#4).  They are 65mm/2.56" apart again centered on the cutout vertically and horizontally.

I use a 2.375" x 0.325" panel cutout.

Let me know if you need anything else, I can whip a sketch together.

Mike

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: mitsos on July 25, 2010, 01:41:26 AM
no need, I think that's enough! 
THANK YOU!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: 3nity on July 28, 2010, 12:45:05 AM
has anybody compared the EA-1116 to a carnhill?? would that sound nearby? i tried some chinesse that wont compare!
Mike sorry to ask this here but whats the price for shipping this transformer to montreal?
Thanks.

Jorge Aristondo.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 28, 2010, 01:16:13 AM
has anybody compared the EA-1116 to a carnhill?? would that sound nearby? i tried some chinesse that wont compare!
Mike sorry to ask this here but whats the price for shipping this transformer to montreal?
Thanks.

Jorge Aristondo.


Hi Jorge,

If you toss the transformer in your cart and start the check out, it will give you a real time quote.  You won't be committed to buy.  I would guess about $8 1st class to Canada.

The EA-1166 was designed around the original Marinair LO-1166 not a Carnill transformer.  They are made in the USA to Ed Anderson's strict specifications.  Ed has been developing this transformer for over a year and has gone through several revisions.  Ed may be able to provide more insight into the development of the transformer and history.

These were recently released, but hopefully soon some users can provide their thoughts on how it compares to the original Marinair part or Carnhill's take on the Marinair.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: 3nity on July 28, 2010, 01:51:46 AM
Cool i just paid for 1!!!
Cant wait to test it!
Thanks again Mike.

I'll post pix when i'll be done with this project using the EA-1116.

Jorge.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 28, 2010, 02:21:57 PM
Cool i just paid for 1!!!
Cant wait to test it!
Thanks again Mike.

I'll post pix when i'll be done with this project using the EA-1116.

Jorge.

Awesome.  I'll be interested to hear what you think.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 29, 2010, 02:10:26 AM
Hi Guys,

For those of you who have been asking, all of the EA audio transformers now have "Technical and Dimensional Info" links on their product pages.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: loopermc5 on August 04, 2010, 11:27:07 PM
You know when you will have the 1166-500 back in stock I need 2!

Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 05, 2010, 12:28:56 AM
Hopefully in a couple weeks.  I'll post when I know for sure.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: 3nity on August 06, 2010, 09:59:39 AM
got my transformer thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: 3nity on August 06, 2010, 10:47:39 AM
One question regarding the 1166.
Does it have to be loaded on secs just like the orginal?
Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 06, 2010, 01:31:26 PM
One question regarding the 1166.
Does it have to be loaded on secs just like the orginal?
Thanks

Ed mentioned using the original zobel network as a starting point (0.01uf/1.5kohm).  Adjust to suit your needs.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Brolik on August 09, 2010, 12:54:53 PM
Damn that was fast Mike. My meter came today, guess you don't believe in taking the weekend off huh? Your promptness is always appreciated.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: New Stuff Is Here!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 10, 2010, 11:45:20 PM
Damn that was fast Mike. My meter came today, guess you don't believe in taking the weekend off huh? Your promptness is always appreciated.

Thanks!

It's really important to me that orders get out fast.  I actually spent 3 days in the hospital last week with a hand infection (don't break up a dog and cat fight) and got the orders mostly out on time ;)

Oh look!  1mA meters with WF style bezel:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=64

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: tmuikku on August 12, 2010, 01:27:12 PM
Hi Mike!

I've got your small meter at hand but can't tell which solder lugs are for leds (bigger ones?) and which for meter (smaller ones?). Didn't find info on your site. Thanks! 8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 12, 2010, 01:30:09 PM
Smaller ones are the LED's.  You can see a "+" beside one of them for polarity.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: loopermc5 on August 12, 2010, 01:52:15 PM
any news on when to expect the 1166's  :-\

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 12, 2010, 02:23:32 PM
The full size are in stock.  As for the 500 series size I'll have to check.  Hopefully before the end of the month.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 17, 2010, 11:21:52 PM
Stock Stuff:

-5002's are back in stock!
-Attenuators are out of stock.  Should be about 2 weeks(ish) on those.
-Looks like I may have 500-1166 at the end of next week. 

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 18, 2010, 05:45:58 PM
Looks like I'll have attenuators in the next day or so.

Blue Stripe cases should be back late next week.

Oh!  Hairball is on facebook if you're into that:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hairball-Audio/150095248339927

Please "Like" us.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: jsteiger on August 18, 2010, 05:52:17 PM
...Oh!  Hairball is on facebook if you're into that:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hairball-Audio/150095248339927

Please "Like" us.

Mike
I was looking to click the "Love" button since I already "Like" Hairball Audio. I guess I will have to be happy with just "Like".  :D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Stagefright13 on August 22, 2010, 06:29:23 PM
Is the 8027-B VU Meter the same dimensions as a Sifam AL19b? If so I need 2 right now.

Thanks Mike for stocking hard to get parts and excellent service btw.  :)

John

EDIT: I found the blueprint for the Sifam and seems almost identical. So I guess I answered my own question. I'll place an order now. Thanks again!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Matthew Jacobs on August 22, 2010, 07:54:40 PM
Here's a big thanks to Mike and Hairball for providing us fellow DIYer with beautiful meters...

You ROCK!!!!

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk290/dziejdii/DIY/MyGSSLMeter.jpg)
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk290/dziejdii/DIY/MyGSSLFront.jpg)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Another new meter!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 22, 2010, 10:35:35 PM
Awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 26, 2010, 02:37:31 PM
Hi All,

1166-500 output transformers are back in stock!  The introductory pricing period has ended and I've set their permanent price at $32.

Blue Stripe enclosures will be back in stock late Friday or early Saturday.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: loopermc5 on August 26, 2010, 02:53:46 PM
Hi All,

1166-500 output transformers are back in stock!  The introductory pricing period has ended and I've set their permanent price at $32.


Just ordered cant wait!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 28, 2010, 02:59:57 AM
Hi All,

Blue Stripe enclosures are back in stock.

I've also added a smaller 600Ω T-pad to the stock.
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=65

As Jeff from Classic API explained over in his thread, we've co-ordered a batch of these fearing we may not have the traditional t-pads for a month or so once our current stock runs out.  The good news is we'll have these and they are electronically the same just a little smaller and a result a little cheaper! 

I think everything I sell is in stock!  Wow, been a while ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Ilya on September 03, 2010, 03:46:36 AM
Mike,

I've sent you a couple of messages through your site. Have you received them?

Ilya
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 03, 2010, 03:51:43 AM
Yes.  I takes me a few days to answer general email.

I get a ridiculous amount of questions.  I answer urgent (order/shipping/payment) questions intimidate and general questions every few days.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 06, 2010, 04:56:34 AM
Hi Guys,

I've updated the BOM page to include all of the revisions:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/bom.php

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 08, 2010, 02:26:10 PM
Hi Guys,

A few things.

I've altered the "Kits and Bundles" page to be a little more streamlined on the back end.  This is allowing me to show my stock qty's for all products on the site now.  The bundle QTY is what ever the stock is for the lowest stock item.
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=22

I've also added a "Revision Guide" at the top of the page for people who get confused about the REV A, D, F and G thing.
http://www.hairballaudio.com/docs/revisions.pdf

I'll have more technical docs posted in the coming month.

Busy at Hairball!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: jsteiger on September 08, 2010, 03:12:37 PM
Nice work Mike!

I really dig the revision guide. I know how time consuming that kind of stuff is.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 08, 2010, 03:23:39 PM
Nice work Mike!

I really dig the revision guide. I know how time consuming that kind of stuff is.

True my friend.  I was inspired by your 49 page assembly mic-pre guide! That thing is amazing.

Ed added some finer details.

I'll probably be adding several small tech articles like "Power Transformer Hook-up", "Trim Pot Insertion" and things like that.  This will allow me to slowly add stuff over time.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 09, 2010, 10:32:50 PM
Something fun I wanted to share.  These hoodies arrived today.  I'll bring a few to AES.

Back
(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/back.jpg)

Front
(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/close.jpg)

(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/front.jpg)

 ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Ptownkid on September 09, 2010, 10:40:35 PM
Nice! That's pretty bad arse.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 09, 2010, 10:42:50 PM
Nice! That's pretty bad arse.

Probably not a wise way to spend what little extra money I have, but for some reason I get a kick out of it!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: dingo on October 01, 2010, 03:33:15 PM
hello !!

just done a new order on your  e-shop  (Order #1039)
please write me back when shipped!
thank you :D
dingo.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 01, 2010, 03:38:35 PM
Hi,

Shipping notification and tracking (if applicable) is done automatically at time of shipping (usually within 3 business days).

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 07, 2010, 12:54:45 AM
Blackface enclosures are back in stock.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: dingo on October 13, 2010, 06:44:07 AM
Hello  Mike!
meters arrived  ;D
thanks!
dingo.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: sodderboy on October 13, 2010, 02:26:51 PM
I really dig the 1176 switches!  Especially the power grade switch in the meter assembly.  They resurrected an original blue stripe- re-capped, re-switched, and rockin' again.
thanks!
Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Ptownkid on October 13, 2010, 03:18:15 PM
Huh, never noticed that power switch change...when was that done, should those of us without that be worried?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 18, 2010, 10:52:18 AM
Huh, never noticed that power switch change...when was that done, should those of us without that be worried?

The original was rated for 120VAC @ 1A.  Fine for US/Canada.  It was noted in the documentation that is was not recommend for EU systems but I wouldn't be worried with the current draw of the 1176.

Purple Audio uses the 120V/1A for their power switch.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: edanderson on October 18, 2010, 11:37:52 AM
yeah, this is more of a "why not make it better" type thing.  purple and jbl/urei used the 120V/1A switches for thousands of units and i've never seen one one be a problem, other than the eventual mechanical failure after 20-30 years of use on vintage units.  a while back UA and purple both went over to the new style switch, IIRC -- it only costs a few cents extra, so why not.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: 1166-500 and Blue Stripes are back!)
Post by: Philo on October 19, 2010, 04:02:38 AM
Hi Guys,

I'll have more technical docs posted in the coming month.

Busy at Hairball!

Mike

Mike--

What would be really useful would be a complete wiring guide for the MNATS D Rev 2 board with the Hairball enclosure and switches.
In other words, for the standard stuff you are selling now.

The attached version is ALMOST complete, except that:

1) the OT wiring has the pinout order for the MNATS Rev 1 circuit board (instead of Rev 2, which uses a different order);

2) the OT wiring shows a RED wire connected to pin 2 of the output jack and a BLUE wire to pin 3 (when it actually needs to be reversed to work); and

3) it would be helpful to clarify that you can/should use a shielded cable for the connection from the DPST switch to the ratio board, with the shield carrying the BLACK signal and the interior wire carrying the GREEN signal.  Maybe you could also clarify that the 22 wire to the DPST is the signal BEING switched by the DPST, and that when it is connected to BLACK the 22 signal is grounded and the compression is turned OFF.

The listed OT pinout in the attached diagram will fry R32, and the reversed wiring to the output XLR means you will get low or no output.

Ask me how I know these things.... :( :( :(

The reversed wiring from the OT to the output XLR is particularly subtle, because it is the opposite of every wiring guide I've seen (though clearly evident if one looks at the wiring diagram for the EA5002 posted on the Hairball site a few months ago).

This isn't THAT hard a project, but a complete/correct wiring guide for your parts would have saved me a significant amount of time/trouble.

I think I've finally got it working now, though.   :)

Philo

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: tmuikku on October 19, 2010, 04:52:34 AM
... If you are going to update documents, you could add info how to connect stereo link pcb with rotary version 1176. Stereo link wiring got me scratching my head for few evenings, Ricothetroll has it nailed on the help thread:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=35656.msg493882#msg493882
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 19, 2010, 10:30:20 AM
Awesome suggestions, thanks guys!

Yes, I'm still working on new "support" section.  You guys will like it and all of your concerns are addressed.   However, it's a lot of work and takes a bit of time.  I hope to have the first docs up before I head to AES in a few weeks.

Mike


Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: narapo on October 23, 2010, 08:38:57 AM
Mike, what is the current draw for the 5V LEDs supplied with your VU ?

You've given the current draw for the 12V bulbs but not for the LEDs. I must make some calculations for the resistor for some voltage drop from the main PCB.

On the Mnats Rev D board (V2.2), what is the best place to get the DC from for the LEDs ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 23, 2010, 10:52:16 AM
Mike, what is the current draw for the 5V LEDs supplied with your VU ?

You've given the current draw for the 12V bulbs but not for the LEDs. I must make some calculations for the resistor for some voltage drop from the main PCB.

On the Mnats Rev D board (V2.2), what is the best place to get the DC from for the LEDs ?

Hi,

It's 20mA.

There's not enough current on the -10V rail.  I've never used the LED in a build, but I would say use the +30V (+30 test point)rail and use ohms law to get the drop you need.

I'll have a little rectifier board for the LED VU's available in a few weeks.  It'll allow easy tapping of the PT.  You could use the PT secondary without a rectifier if you don't mind your LED's flashing on and off 60X a second.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: electron monkey on October 27, 2010, 02:33:39 PM
Hello everyone, new here, been lurking on and off for a while.

I'm looking at one of these for the new year as a project, doing guitar pedals and easy stuff in comparison right now but I have a few queries.

What else is needed on top of

1). Hairball Kit (and your revision personally I'm going D) + Pot for Attack
2). Bill of Materials from Mouser
3). Choice of in/out trannies

Also on https://nl.mouser.com/ProjectManager/ProjectDetail.aspx?AccessID=cedcf00cfd

Mouser No:    512-2N3391A    
Mfr. #:    2N3391A
Manufacturer:    Fairchild Semiconductor

Is not available and there is one suggested alternative that can be bought in lower quantities, is it suitable?

I'm also wondering, with no instructions manual and it is quite a big project for a first timer, would it be wise to jump in? 

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 27, 2010, 02:46:59 PM
Hello everyone, new here, been lurking on and off for a while.

I'm looking at one of these for the new year as a project, doing guitar pedals and easy stuff in comparison right now but I have a few queries.

What else is needed on top of

1). Hairball Kit (and your revision personally I'm going D) + Pot for Attack
2). Bill of Materials from Mouser
3). Choice of in/out trannies

The D kit comes with the required UTC O12  and 5002 type transformers required for the build.  You'd just need wire (hookup and 2 conductor w/ shield), solder, iron and basic tools.

Also on https://nl.mouser.com/ProjectManager/ProjectDetail.aspx?AccessID=cedcf00cfd

Mouser No:    512-2N3391A    
Mfr. #:    2N3391A
Manufacturer:    Fairchild Semiconductor

Is not available and there is one suggested alternative that can be bought in lower quantities, is it suitable?

Looks like the expect the Central part to be in stock in the next week:
Mouser Part No:       610-2N3391A

I'm also wondering, with no instructions manual and it is quite a big project for a first timer, would it be wise to jump in?  

The 1176 was my first serious build (other than 2 guitar pedals).  I did fine.  You have to move very slow and take your time.  If you are patient and don't freak out you'll be fine.

I mentioned earlier I am working on an assembly guide that will make the build much more accessible.  It's probably still 1-2 months away though, it's a lot of work.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: electron monkey on October 27, 2010, 03:32:47 PM
Seems like it will be ready in time if I choose to go for it.

But yea, when thing go wrong THEN read the instructions  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2010, 03:02:45 PM
Mouser No:    512-2N3391A    
Mfr. #:    2N3391A
Manufacturer:    Fairchild Semiconductor

Hi All,

This part has been discontinued by Fairchild.  I've replaced it in the mouser cart with the Central 2N3391A.  They are on order and mouser expects to have them in a week or so.

The *N* style mic inputs are coming (EA-10468)!  They'll be up on the site after I return from AES (Nov 8th).  I'll have a price very shortly.

Thanks go to Ed for working his butt off to get these made!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: zayance on October 28, 2010, 03:22:51 PM
Quote
The *N* style mic inputs are coming (EA-10468)!  They'll be up on the site after I return from AES (Nov 8th).  I'll have a price very shortly.

Thanks go to Ed for working his butt off to get these made!

Mike

Good news, Thanks to you and Ed.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: dmp on October 28, 2010, 03:43:58 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: oceres on October 29, 2010, 08:56:47 AM

The *N* style mic inputs are coming (EA-10468)!  They'll be up on the site after I return from AES (Nov 8th).  I'll have a price very shortly.

Thanks go to Ed for working his butt off to get these made!

Mike

Sweet! Curious.. Marinair design?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: Blackface enclosures are back in stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 29, 2010, 11:30:29 AM
Sweet! Curious.. Marinair design?

Yes sir. 

The Marinair 10468.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: phatmateo on October 29, 2010, 03:36:25 PM
great news Mike and Ed!  I can finally finish my EZ1290's :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 29, 2010, 04:14:14 PM
great news Mike and Ed!  I can finally finish my EZ1290's :)

It's all Ed's work.

My job is to stay out of the way and not touch anything.  I do it well.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 05, 2010, 02:11:17 PM
Hi All,

The EA-10468's are safely in hand.

They'll be up next week assuming they test fine.  I'll have a price and pictures for you Monday.  This week has been too AES crazy.

If you're at AES and see a Hairball logo on someone, it's probably me.  Please say say "Hi".

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Ptownkid on November 05, 2010, 02:49:19 PM
Oh wow, that is really cool news!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: electrochronic on November 07, 2010, 03:33:21 AM
I'm at AES too but have'nt seen the HB logo on anyone yet, will be there on Sunday
hope to meet if possible. Would like to chat.

So darn glad there is a USA source for the Radar Ltd. type Iron now. This should stop the
pocket bleeding when trying to get the right iron vs. original stuff. Tired of gettin
wiped out against the USD vs. GBP exhange rate and high shipping costs.

When a L01173 ungapped and 31267 line are added to the line up then I'll be a customer
for life around here. So far the recent classic iron additions are absolutely great to see.

suggestion: keep dimensions on the Radar Ltd. remakes so the whole line is compatible in 1RU cases.

THANKS ED & MIKE FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE ,  KEEP IT COMIN.

Also, Interested in the 100uA wf meters , but don't know what to expect for ballistics.
Has this been a issue on vintage projects like a 33609, 2254, TG  etc ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: dingo on November 08, 2010, 06:23:49 AM
hello ! Mike :D
new order done(Order #1115 )
thank you!
dingo.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 09, 2010, 12:18:33 PM
Hi,

I flew out early Sunday morning.  Sadly I carried around a backpack all weekend which covered the logo. 

31267 is in the works!  I'll talk to Ed about the LO1173.

I think you'll be very pleased with the size of the 10468.

The 1mA isn't ballisticly (making up words?) as good as the larger meter I stock.  I think a lot of it has to do with the short scale.  That said it's still decent and I haven't heard an complaints from SSL or 33609 users. You could try one out and return it if you don't like it.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 09, 2010, 01:14:04 PM
Hi All,

Just got a shipment of the LA-3A/5A knobs in today.  Stock updated.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=49

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Randyman... on November 15, 2010, 10:22:00 PM
Any word on the SB-3A enclosure punched/drilled accordingly for Rukus' kit?  Or will ptownkid handle that?

I'm in for the meters and knobs - I'll keep checking back until you have the package listed on your site.  I know I for one prefer to get as many items from as few sources as possible to keep things straight (I was already confusing you and rukus on the SSL!  :o  Sorry about that).

I also saw the updated Ratio Board BOM for the 1176 A 1.2.5 - Thanks!  :-*  I can't wait to get the PCB's from mnats - hopefully they shipped as scheduled...

Rock and Roll  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 15, 2010, 10:34:45 PM
Any word on the SB-3A enclosure punched/drilled accordingly for Rukus' kit?  Or will ptownkid handle that?

I'm in for the meters and knobs - I'll keep checking back until you have the package listed on your site.  I know I for one prefer to get as many items from as few sources as possible to keep things straight (I was already confusing you and rukus on the SSL!  :o  Sorry about that).

I also saw the updated Ratio Board BOM for the 1176 A 1.2.5 - Thanks!  :-*  I can't wait to get the PCB's from mnats - hopefully they shipped as scheduled...

Rock and Roll  8)

Looks like I'll have the bundle sooner than expected, probably next week.  I'll post here when it's up.

I won't be doing an enclosure.  There are a few different people working on DIY enclosures and I'm sure there will be word on those soon.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Randyman... on November 15, 2010, 10:41:32 PM
Much obliged, kind sir  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: 3nity on November 15, 2010, 11:13:11 PM
any news about the EA-10468??
Or about the L31267...EA said he was working on it but who knows how long...
Thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 15, 2010, 11:18:32 PM
any news about the EA-10468??
Or about the L31267...EA said he was working on it but who knows how long...
Thanks.

The EA-10468's are here, I'm staring at them right now.  Ed needs to test one first to make sure they pass.  He's working on it and once he gives me the go ahead they'll be up for sale.  Things are super busy and we both want to make sure they are 100% before selling them.  Very soon!

L31267 - no date yet.  Not before the holidays for sure.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: 3nity on November 15, 2010, 11:58:17 PM
I can test them too if beta testers are needed... ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: kazper on November 16, 2010, 12:52:11 AM
any news about the EA-10468??
Or about the L31267...EA said he was working on it but who knows how long...
Thanks.

The EA-10468's are here, I'm staring at them right now.  Ed needs to test one first to make sure they pass.  He's working on it and once he gives me the go ahead they'll be up for sale.  Things are super busy and we both want to make sure they are 100% before selling them.  Very soon!

L31267 - no date yet.  Not before the holidays for sure.

Thanks!

Mike

Can we get a sneak peak... or just a the look like the Carnhills or look like X.....
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 16, 2010, 01:49:01 AM
Can we get a sneak peak... or just a the look like the Carnhills or look like X.....

For you Kevin?  Ok  ;)

1.38" square x 1" high.  Nice and small with thread mounting holes on the bottom.

(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/10468-1.jpg)

Threaded holes:
(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/10468-2.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: dandeurloo on November 16, 2010, 10:05:02 AM
oh...nice stuff Mike and Ed!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: 3nity on November 16, 2010, 10:11:34 AM
Sweet. i like the case, colour and the flying lead its sweet.
Thanks Mike.
Can i buy one??
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 16, 2010, 10:19:06 AM
Sweet. i like the case, colour and the flying lead its sweet.
Thanks Mike.
Can i buy one??

Very soon. 

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: 3nity on November 18, 2010, 03:33:19 PM
EZ1084 is out ...hurry up with the L31267.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: creal on November 19, 2010, 01:42:13 PM
Hello Mike,

I like to change the output xfrm of my gyraf 1176 to have the same gain as the original.
I don't know each transformer?
Can you give me the good number to order.
thx
creal
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 19, 2010, 01:49:56 PM
Hello Mike,

I like to change the output xfrm of my gyraf 1176 to have the same gain as the original.
I don't know each transformer?
Can you give me the good number to order.
thx
creal

You want the 11148.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=47

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 22, 2010, 02:47:51 AM
EA-10468's are up for sale!

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=76

That is a special price for a few weeks.  The long term price will be about $5 more.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: electrochronic on November 23, 2010, 03:38:25 AM
Is the standard EA-1166 suitable for 1 RU case height clearance ? or
should I use the EA-1166-500 ?

Which HB meter designated for Igor's 33609 and Parusha Case ?
cutout is Same as Sifam AL19WF, I think. compatible with HB Meter cutout
requirements ?


The additions to your site are nice. A plot of response curve for the "N" classic
transformers as compared to original would be a nice see for reference.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: JBVries on November 23, 2010, 08:47:19 AM

Which HB meter designated for Igor's 33609 and Parusha Case ?
cutout is Same as Sifam AL19WF, I think. compatible with HB Meter cutout
requirements ?


+1

I'm wondering which ones will work for my GSSL builds.....
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: edanderson on November 23, 2010, 09:56:35 AM
Is the standard EA-1166 suitable for 1 RU case height clearance ? or
should I use the EA-1166-500 ?

check the data sheet on the product page against the internal measurements of your case.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: kazper on November 23, 2010, 11:17:00 AM
I'm wondering which ones will work for my GSSL builds.....

GSSL wants the 0-1ma

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=61
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=64
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: kazper on November 23, 2010, 11:22:15 AM
Which HB meter designated for Igor's 33609 and Parusha Case ?
cutout is Same as Sifam AL19WF, I think. compatible with HB Meter cutout
requirements ?

Compare these to Sifam's AL-19 specs. The 33609 cases were done for AL-19 meter's.
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/meters/8027-B.pdf
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/meters/8027.pdf

I know the AL-29WF are very tight in the HB cases. The bezel cutout is just slightly to small, but you can get it in.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 23, 2010, 12:47:20 PM
Most of the GSSL cases use the 8027 1mA "B" meter (AL19-B) and the 33609 use the 8027 1mA "WF" meter (AL19-WF).

Lots of people are using the 8027 1mA "WF" in the 33609 case and have reported it is perfect.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: Biasrocks on November 23, 2010, 03:26:44 PM
Lots of people are using the 8027 1mA "WF" in the 33609 case and have reported it is perfect.

Yep, worked like a charm.

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 24, 2010, 06:32:26 PM
Hi All,

SB-3A meter and knob bundles are up on the site and in stock.
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=78

You can find them in the "Kits and Bundles" section.  I have a very limited supply right now, only about 15 units, but if you want to get them early now is your chance.  I'll have a larger supply in about 3 weeks.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: skal1 on November 29, 2010, 02:55:16 PM
Hi ed



what output tx do u recommend for mnat rev j


thanks


Denis
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 29, 2010, 04:27:24 PM
Not Ed here, but I would recommend the EA-11148.  It's the transformer used in the F and beyond, which uses the same output stage as the "J".

There are other options like the EA-1166 for something different.  That might be cool.

Ed may have another idea or recommendation.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 output transformer
Post by: edanderson on November 29, 2010, 06:21:46 PM
hi denis,

the 11148 is the transformer that is closest to the one in the original rev J.  wire it up using the rev F schematic.

the 1166 type from hairball will work with the rev J and rev F PCBs and will sound a bit different.  if you (or anyone else) decide go this route, i'd connect the 1166 primaries in series (red connect to orange) and the secondaries in series (blue connect to purple) as is done in a neve module.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: skal1 on December 01, 2010, 12:22:34 PM
HI  Echo North

sorry for the mix in names but thanking you and edanderson for the info

cheers lads

skal1
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 02, 2010, 12:27:08 PM
Anyone know whether it would be cheaper or whether farnell in the UK have all the BOM in stock?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: 3nity on December 03, 2010, 11:53:36 PM
Hello there!
Im done with my EZ1084 ..i already have my EA1166 for output.
Basically just waiting for the line in... L31267

 ;D ;)

Thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 04, 2010, 02:24:26 AM
Hi,

The line-in is still in development.  I think it's still a few months out with all the testing that needs to be done.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: 3nity on December 04, 2010, 10:55:48 AM
Really?? :'( :'(
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 06, 2010, 12:32:00 PM
When is the bundles A/D likely to be back in stock? Wanting to get my order in before the holidays really start flowing.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 10, 2010, 01:30:10 PM
Hi All,

I have an update on the A/D bundles.  The reason these are currently not for sale/in stock is because I am out of EA-5002 output transformers.

I had originally thought they shipped from the factory about a week ago.  However, due to a mix up at the factory they are actually not shipping until Monday.  This should put them in my hands by the 22nd at the latest.  Sorry for the delay, I know there are a lot of people waiting to order them.

Just a note, please do not email me asking if you can pre-order one.  I only sell what I have in stock and can ship immediately.  Mix-ups like this are a prime example of why I don't sell in advance.  Thanks for your understanding on this.

I did get a large batch of LED meters for the SA-3A project in yesterday and I expect a large batch of knobs today or Monday.  Those kits were low so you'll see an increase in stock there today and more on Monday.

I've also got some new meters in for testing today, so hopefully we'll see more cool meters in January!

Lots of other fun stuff happening like new product development, still working on those damn 1176 wiring guides(!) and expansion, expansion, expansion.

2010 was an amazing year at Hairball that saw a lot of really cool new product and exciting developments.  I'll be looking at adding coupon codes for loyal customers and special sales in the new year.

Thanks again guys and Happy Holidays!

(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/mulder-xmas.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates: EA-10468 is Coming!)
Post by: jandoste on December 10, 2010, 08:15:21 PM
Hi All,

Just got a shipment of the LA-3A/5A knobs in today.  Stock updated.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=49

Mike

Payment sent yesterday for 1 x    SB-2A Meter and Knob Bundle    $80.00 !
Thanks,
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: jsteiger on December 10, 2010, 09:16:54 PM
...Just a note, please do not email me asking if you can pre-order one.  I only sell what I have in stock and can ship immediately.  Mix-ups like this are a prime example of why I don't sell in advance.  Thanks for your understanding on this...
Boy, how about it Mike. I say this all the time too.  :)  Makes me a little uneasy if my stock is off a little and it happens.

I guess you didn't learn about messing to much with the cat!  :o

BTW, I was looking for the red Santa hat on your avatar but did not see it... :(

Happy Hollerdays, Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 10, 2010, 10:16:17 PM
@jandoste
Thanks!  It'll ship first thing Monday.

@jsteiger
Thanks for reminding me about the avatar!  Done!

@everyone else
I also forgot to mention Peter Purpose LA3A 500 series transformer bundles should be in stock in early January.  At that point I'll have a 1108 transformer bundle.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: jsteiger on December 10, 2010, 11:24:32 PM
Thanks for reminding me about the avatar!  Done!
You have inspired me Mr. Hairball!  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 11, 2010, 12:28:24 AM
Now THAT is kick ass!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 11, 2010, 01:14:59 PM
Ahhhhh..... anyway, Echo what is the rough time for shipping to the UK expected to be? 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 11, 2010, 07:16:08 PM
Time in transit?

USPS Priority is estimated at 6-10 days.
USPS Express is estimated at 3-5 days.

That said, both of these methods are subject to customs delays and your local mail service.

If you want it guaranteed in 2-3 days you're better off spending the money for UPS, FED EX or DHL.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: funkymonksf on December 12, 2010, 03:12:02 PM
Hey Mike,

When do plan on getting Blue Stripe cases back in stock?

Thanks,
Brice
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 12, 2010, 09:50:32 PM
Hey Mike,

When do plan on getting Blue Stripe cases back in stock?

Thanks,
Brice

I've just updated the stock as there was an error.  I actually have 6 in stock right now.

I also have more bluestripe and blackface enclosures coming in early January.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 13, 2010, 11:54:39 AM
Hi Guys,

The 5002's will be in stock this Friday morning barring any kind of shipping delay.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 14, 2010, 07:34:07 AM
Sweet will place my order then!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 15, 2010, 02:33:43 PM
Hi All,

The EA-5002's and kits are in stock.

I'm low on enclosures but will have more in about 3 weeks (Bluestripe and Blackface).

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 15, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
Any word on the 2-1176 Rev D kits with Dan's 2-1176 enclosure?  I'm interested in one of those ASAP FWIW.  Should make a fine addition to the Blue Stripes  :D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 15, 2010, 05:54:14 PM
Hey,

I really just need to order custom knobs and that is it.  I think the rotary's are stocked by mouser, if not I'll order some of those.

It's just a matter of putting a bundle together in the store software once I get the knobs.  That will be about 8 weeks probably.

If there is a demand I can make a "knobless" bundle now.  You could source your own knobs, order the custom knobs when they arrive, or just use the small 1176 knobs on the site.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 15, 2010, 07:12:47 PM
Hi All,

I've added a "Technical Documents" Section to the site.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/techdocs.php (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/techdocs.php)

Here you will find links and soon PDF help documents about Hairball stuff and DIY in general.  I've kicked it off by adding MNATS new jaw dropping 1176 wiring guide for the Hairball enclosure.  It's really well done and has a lot of info about DIY in general.

Thanks all!

Mike

PS: If you want a 1176 kit w/ enclosure before mid January, you should hop on it now. They are going fast.




Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 15, 2010, 08:59:27 PM
Do you have the rotary switch PN's or Mouser PN's?  Also - is there a definitive wiring guide for the rotary switch Rev D's that's current?

Will the SA3A type knobs you offer fit on the 2-1176 - or would the Hairball Attack/Release type knobs be a better fit?  I'm pretty sure I'd be using Dan's panel and case.

Is there any discount for a "knobless" 2-1176 kit versus buying 2x Rev D bundles?  And I'm amusing I'll need to get the Chassis/Panel from Dan - or do you have these in stock or coming in soon?

I'd love to buy this ASAP - so if there is any way to invoice me or to put up the temporary bundle you spoke of - I'll buy one today assuming I can get the switches and a descent (AND CURRENT) wiring guide.  Otherwise I can wait until everything is in order.

Let me know what's possible...

Thanks so much Mike/Hairball!  The Blue Stripes are kicking ass and taking names all over my tracks!

 8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 15, 2010, 11:37:07 PM
Hey,

Rotary switch PN# - Still need to nail this down, but probably:
Ratio Mouser Part: 105-SR2921F-25S (for slam mode)
Meter Mouser Part: 105-13574
*Still need to confirm*

Rotary wiring guide - I won't be making one, but it's very similar to the pushbutton version.  I can make a list of the differences.

SA2A Knobs as 2-1176 Knobs - They are too big for Dan's layout.  

Bundle - You don't want to buy 2 regular kits because you don't need the push switches, knobs or extra power transformer.

You'll get the case from Dan.

More to come!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 16, 2010, 01:24:04 AM
That all sounds fabulous   :D

Eyes peeled for any bundle updates  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electrochronic on December 17, 2010, 05:09:52 AM
Mike & ED

WE WANT EA1173 (ungapped) and EA31267 (line) !!!!! added to the lineup

ETA ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: edanderson on December 17, 2010, 12:36:55 PM
to the two guys requesting the line in and ungapped out... i'm working on the line in, but it is still a ways off.  i hadn't even considered doing the ungapped output, but i'll start thinking about it now.  have you tried the lo1166 type in an AC coupled circuit and you're unhappy with the performance?  or you just want the ungapped part for accuracy's sake?

consider that mike has sold less than 10 of the 10468 type mic inputs, and i think you can see why the line input has not been a priority for me.  i really enjoy figuring these transformers out, but if noone is using them, it hardly seems worth it to get them made.  i still haven't actually seen anyone use the 10468 or lo1166 type in a build.

anyway, i'll keep working on the neve iron, but don't expect rapid progress.  i have other things in the works as well...

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Biasrocks on December 17, 2010, 01:06:22 PM
I suspect that Frank is looking for iron for something like the 33609 limiter which uses the ungapped LO1166 variant or perhaps the TG limiter project. I have successfully used your LO1166 in my 33609 and it sounds great in that function, albeit with some compromises on the gain staging/panel markings side of the design because of the additional gain from the LO1166 transformer vs the original.

Ed, I have actively employed your iron whenever possible and will continue to do so because of the excellent result and cost effectiveness of your designs. Excellent job as always, hat's off.

I suspect once word gets around that you're doing the N* type transformers that Mike will end up selling more of them.

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 17, 2010, 04:02:47 PM
For cabling what types would anyone recommend from Mouser, anyone had good/bad experiences.  Was reading the tech docs and that's one ting I've overlooked!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 17, 2010, 04:16:30 PM
For the hook-up wire I like the teflon stuff, but it's spendy.  I hate the smell of melting anything so it's nice.  Mouser has the Belden 83005 but it's $43 for a 100ft roll.  You could check with Steve at Apex Jr and see what he has.

I've always used the Belden 8451.  $26 for a 100ft at mouser.  You can buy it by the foot at Markertek for $0.22/ft.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: MikoKensington on December 17, 2010, 08:35:28 PM
I get my hookup from Steve. 

http://apexjr.com/wire.html
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Tsane on December 21, 2010, 12:30:20 PM
SA-3A bundle arrived safely :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 21, 2010, 01:03:50 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: deuc224 on December 21, 2010, 07:33:30 PM
Mike, is there any  difference in the full size 1166 and the 1166-500? Im doing a 1 channel 1290 and the full size 1166 seems to big to fit in a 1 RU case. Thanks for any reply.

Carlos
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 21, 2010, 08:01:02 PM
Mike, is there any  difference in the full size 1166 and the 1166-500? Im doing a 1 channel 1290 and the full size 1166 seems to big to fit in a 1 RU case. Thanks for any reply.

Carlos

The dimensional info for each transformer is on the specific product pages.  There is a PDF link.  I would check the full size against the inside dimension of your particular enclosure since that can vary between manufactures.   

The 1166-500 is probably a safer bet.  It has the same specs as the 1166.  IIRC Ed mentioned the only compromise with the 1166-500 is that it had a slightly higher THD at max output vs the full size 1166.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SB3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 21, 2010, 08:38:01 PM
SA-3A bundle arrived safely :)

Ditto!

Anxiously awaiting any 2-1176 Bundle Updates  :)

8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 21, 2010, 09:05:45 PM
I'll have something up for you tomorrow(ish)!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 21, 2010, 09:39:29 PM
Sweet!  Please keep me posted.  While I do like your site, I can't say I go there daily  ;)

I need SOMETHING to build!  The rest of my (3) projects are all waiting on parts and I can't do squat!!!  Your Pushbutton Rev A's got me completely addicted to DIY Compressors  ;D  I'd absolutely LOVE to compliment them with the 2-1176 Rev D.

I'm assuming I can go ahead and order the two Rev D PCB's from mnats since those take so long to ship?  Or is there a 2-1176 PCB in the works that I should wait for?

Thanks so much Hairball!  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 22, 2010, 02:07:09 PM
The belden is 2 conductor, that could be messy, I have bought some single 18awg just for general misc. use, don't know if I'd need 100ft for 1 project, but I guess getting it from mouser means I get free postage, so might as well!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 22, 2010, 02:16:31 PM
You need two types.  2 conductor w/ shield (like the Belden) for shielding when wiring involves the audio signal and regular hookup wire for non audio signal sources.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: deuc224 on December 22, 2010, 04:04:47 PM
Mike, is there any  difference in the full size 1166 and the 1166-500? Im doing a 1 channel 1290 and the full size 1166 seems to big to fit in a 1 RU case. Thanks for any reply.

Carlos

The dimensional info for each transformer is on the specific product pages.  There is a PDF link.  I would check the full size against the inside dimension of your particular enclosure since that can vary between manufactures.   

The 1166-500 is probably a safer bet.  It has the same specs as the 1166.  IIRC Ed mentioned the only compromise with the 1166-500 is that it had a slightly higher THD at max output vs the full size 1166.

Mike

Thanks Mike, the internal dimensions are 1.5 so yeah i guess ill get the 1166- 500. Be ordering next week ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 22, 2010, 05:50:37 PM
FYI - I went ahead and ordered the pair of Rev D PCB's from mnats for my future 2-1176 (since those come from overseas - I figured I'd get a head start on them).  Please either e-mail me or post here if/when you have the 2-1176 Rev D knobless bundle ready to go.

Thanks so much!

Randyman

8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 22, 2010, 05:53:35 PM
If I don't have them up later today, they'll be up tomorrow afternoon at the latest.

Busy busy at Hairball this week!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 22, 2010, 07:11:54 PM
At your leisure - Kind sir!  I know I'm buying stuff from you like crazy - so hopefully business is really kicking about now!  ;D  Busy busy busy as we are spendy spendy spendy  :D  You provide and we shall consume.


8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 22, 2010, 08:20:50 PM
The stereo kit is up near the bottom of "Kits and Bundles" section.

Eventually the custom knobs will be added to the kit but they are still 6 weeks out.

I still need to make a BOM.  Basically it's regular BOM doubled with some different power supply stuff and the rotary switches above x 2.  It might be a bit for the BOM as I need to test the switches/lamp in the enclosure.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 22, 2010, 08:46:11 PM
Payment sent!  I'll keep my eyes peeled for any BOM updates.  I'll probably try to adjust the regular Rev D BOM to fit my needs.

I went ahead and ordered the PSU Boards from mntas as well - but couldn't I just use the individual on-baord PSU's off the common transformer - or is it better to have a single shared PSU section for consistency across the channels?  I'd think having the PSU's somewhat isolated would improve seperation when used as dual-mono?  This way the Rev D BOM will still be correct with regard to the PSU components.

Aside from omitting the pushbutton switches from your kit and adding the rotary switches from wherever stocks them - Are there any other differences on the Rev D BOM if I use individual PSU's?  I'm guessing that DPDT switches of appropriate size will be needed for the "Stereo Link" and "GR/Bypass" switches since these will handle both channels on a single switch?  Pretty much just two Rev D's in one enclosure beyond that - no?

Thanks!  I might actually get the 2-1176 done before the rest of my pre-ordered projects that are still waiting on parts!  So many projects to build - so many parts holding everything up!  :o

PS - I got a sneak peek at Dan's 2-1176 front panel layout - looks nice!  Can't wait for them to start shipping!

Rock on and on  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 22, 2010, 08:59:38 PM
Definitely use the dual PS MNATS will send you with the boards.  It'll remove the messy redundancy of using to on board power supplies.

Both the meter and ratio rotaries I posted above are in stock at mouser.  The ratio will allow you to set it up for "slam" mode which Dan has on the front panel.  You'll need the dual power supply parts listed here:
http://mnats.net/psu.html

Yes DPDT, though technically I need to design a simple bypass/relay circuit.  You could also use an attack pot without a switch and use the "bypass" as a "GR off" instead.  Or make your own bypass if you don't want to wait for me.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Randyman... on December 22, 2010, 09:27:09 PM
Definitely use the dual PS MNATS will send you with the boards.  It'll remove the messy redundancy of using to on board power supplies.

Potato, potato  :D .  If I don't mind populating both PCB's PSU's and the small added cost involved - is there an issue with wanting to eliminate the 5th PCB (the PSU PCB) in this build?  With the (2) Main PCB's, the TWO Stereo Link PCB's, plus the PSU PCB and 4 Transformers plus Mains Transformer in one chassis - it might start to get crammed ("messy"  ;) ) in there - no?  Jumping the 3 AC/0/AC wires from one PCB to the other seems cleaner and more space efficient by comparison.

Both the meter and ratio rotaries I posted above are in stock at mouser.  The ratio will allow you to set it up for "slam" mode which Dan has on the front panel.  You'll need the dual power supply parts listed here:
http://mnats.net/psu.html

Yes DPDT, though technically I need to design a simple bypass/relay circuit.  You could also use an attack pot without a switch and use the "bypass" as a "GR off" instead.  Or make your own bypass if you don't want to wait for me.

Mike


So those rotary part numbers you posted above (page 35) are confirmed?  I'll add them to my list.  Do you have any good suggestions on the GR and Link DPDT switches that will fit in Dan's openings?

I don't really need a hardwired bypass and the associated relays - the GR Disable is all I need.

I did plan on scraping the Attack Pot w/Switch and using Dan's "GR/Bypass" position to connect PAD22 to Ratio Green (or whatever this will be on the rotary version) to enable GR, or connect PAD22 to Ground to "Bypass" with a DPDT (both channels on one switch).  So I'll also sub the pushbutton version's Attack pot w/switch with a plain pot of the same value.  Good?

Anything else I'm overlooing (aside from not having a case yet  :D ).  I guess the mains transformer you included is plenty adequate for 2 channels, the 2 stereo link boards, and 2 meter lamps (probably do the 2W voltage drop resistors on the AC Secondary like you recommend for the Pushbutton models)?  Maybe put one meter lamp on each AC secondary to spread the load more evenly?

Thanks so much Mr Mike.  8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: jandoste on December 30, 2010, 03:47:24 AM
SA-3A bundle arrived ! awesome !
Great !
Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: [email protected] on December 30, 2010, 06:55:03 AM
Hi Folks,
I am very thankful for having found this forum of information. I am building the Hairball 1176 kit and have a question as I gather my parts. Can anyone identify by part number, the Molex PCB connectors MNATS uses in his wiring instructions. They appear on the Ratio Board and Meter Circuit.
I hope to be able to contribute to this group in the future.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on December 30, 2010, 01:24:46 PM
For the 2-1176 where can enclosures be bought?  I am sure I saw somewhere selling them but maybe I am wrong, and can't quite put my finger on it.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 30, 2010, 05:14:34 PM
Hi Folks,
I am very thankful for having found this forum of information. I am building the Hairball 1176 kit and have a question as I gather my parts. Can anyone identify by part number, the Molex PCB connectors MNATS uses in his wiring instructions. They appear on the Ratio Board and Meter Circuit.
I hope to be able to contribute to this group in the future.


There are 3 parts.

The header  (Mouser Part #:538-22-23-2061)
The housing (Mouser Part #:538-22-01-2067)
The pins: (Mouser Part #538-08-50-0114)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 30, 2010, 05:15:47 PM
For the 2-1176 where can enclosures be bought?  I am sure I saw somewhere selling them but maybe I am wrong, and can't quite put my finger on it.

Dan at collectivecases.com will have them soon.

He also has a WM thread.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 30, 2010, 05:17:37 PM
Hi All,

Black enclosures will be back in stock Jan. 6th.

Blue Stripes will be about 1 week later.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: MicDaddy on December 31, 2010, 04:40:11 PM
Hey Mike,

Question regarding the Blue Stripes...  is it possible to reserve one, I tried to 'checkout' and with the 'out of stock' it won't let me. 

Do we have to wait until stock is actually 'In' or can I paypal you some $fundage now for a REv A bundle/enclosure (bluestripe)

Thanks
Ben
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on January 05, 2011, 09:42:33 AM
Good news is kit and mouser order arrived today.

Bad news is mouser order has 3 things back ordered one of which I think is a capacitor, March is the date they expect it, which is a long time to wait, and I am not sure whether you can contact them and get a suitable replacement part?

Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 05, 2011, 12:07:51 PM
Good news is kit and mouser order arrived today.

Bad news is mouser order has 3 things back ordered one of which I think is a capacitor, March is the date they expect it, which is a long time to wait, and I am not sure whether you can contact them and get a suitable replacement part?



There is always a suitable replacement.  Check the BOM to see if there is one listed.  Also have a look at the Substitution Guide:
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/SubGuide.pdf (http://hairballaudio.com/docs/SubGuide.pdf)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 05, 2011, 12:11:06 PM
Hey Mike,

Question regarding the Blue Stripes...  is it possible to reserve one, I tried to 'checkout' and with the 'out of stock' it won't let me. 

Do we have to wait until stock is actually 'In' or can I paypal you some $fundage now for a REv A bundle/enclosure (bluestripe)

Thanks
Ben

Hi,

Yes you have to wait until they are in stock.  They should be here late next week, I'll have an exact date soon.  I don't pre sell things anymore because you never know what can happen, especially with metal work.

The blackface enclosures will be up later tonight assuming they pass HB inspection.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 05, 2011, 03:56:38 PM
Looks like there are a few long term issues with the mouser carts (obsolete/long lead times).  All easily fixed.

I'll get them cleaned up by Saturday.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on January 05, 2011, 04:35:13 PM
REV D I am making.

On the ratio PCB there is clearly R1-R10, does that correlate to the R1-10 on the main PCB? OR is it just co-incidence, if this is the case, what are the values of the ratio board R1-R10? 

Also.

Could be a glitch, but I definitely only ordered one 3.6k resistor, the shipping confirmation says 2 were sent for some reason (and 2 are needed), and only 1 arrived. Saying QTY:1 so one isn't just lost in packing.  Just a heads up before you amend the carts.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 05, 2011, 04:41:51 PM
REV D I am making.

On the ratio PCB there is clearly R1-R10, does that correlate to the R1-10 on the main PCB? OR is it just co-incidence, if this is the case, what are the values of the ratio board R1-R10? 

Ratio Board values:

http://www.hairballaudio.com/docs/FET%20Compressor%20PCB%20Board%20Info%20V3.pdf
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 05, 2011, 09:26:14 PM
Hi All,

Black enclosures are back in stock.

There are not a ton of blackface compressor bundles in stock right now because I'm low on t-pads, small knobs and input transformers.  I have plenty of these on order and should have it all on stock in the next 2 weeks.

If you need a compressor before then, grab it now!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 09, 2011, 10:36:20 PM
Hi All,

The Rev D, Rev F and both Rev A BOMs/mouser carts have been cleaned up.

Only a resistor or two are out of stock.  I'll leave those as is, they'll be in stock soon and you can always sub another value within 10%.

Thanks,

Mike

PS - GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 10, 2011, 08:37:25 PM
Blue Stripe enclosures are back in stock.

I only have enough knobs for a few full kits right now, but I'll have more at the end of the week.  So if all the bundles show as "Out Of Stock" just check back in a few days!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Darholm on January 13, 2011, 10:22:22 PM
Got your meters and tranny and fets today, all good :)
Best Regards

Nikolaj
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Bonke on January 14, 2011, 01:46:31 PM
I ordered two Hairball kits yesterday and just wanted to say that they look swell!
I am really looking forward to these builds! The cases look amazing and I can not wait to not having to drill and do all the metalwork. ;D

Henrik
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 14, 2011, 01:53:20 PM
I ordered two Hairball kits yesterday and just wanted to say that they look swell!
I am really looking forward to these builds! The cases look amazing and I can not wait to not having to drill and do all the metalwork. ;D

Henrik

You'll love the enclosure even more in person.  It's very well designed and built. 

Your order (an everyone else who's ordered in the past 3 days) will shipping tomorrow.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: MicDaddy on January 20, 2011, 02:14:07 PM
Question for Ed Anderson (apologies, in box is full)

Hi Ed,

What kind of throughput would be needed to drive a project of tearing into/reproducing the Triad a-11j?

I also have a microphone transformer I would like to have someone tear apart and possibly reproduce for a dynamic I plan to introduce.

Best Regards



Ben
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: [email protected] on January 20, 2011, 09:45:12 PM
I am looking for the correct Bourns Pat Number recommended in the MNATS BOM for the output pot. The unit I found on the Mouser site is Bourns P/N 95A1DZ28EA0300L or 301L
They are both 250Kohm. Is this the correct one?
Cheers
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: edanderson on January 21, 2011, 09:53:12 AM
look at the datasheet.  one is a plain shaft, the other is a knurled shaft.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: edanderson on January 21, 2011, 09:57:33 AM
Question for Ed Anderson (apologies, in box is full)

Hi Ed,

What kind of throughput would be needed to drive a project of tearing into/reproducing the Triad a-11j?

I also have a microphone transformer I would like to have someone tear apart and possibly reproduce for a dynamic I plan to introduce.

Best Regards

Ben

generally for custom transformer designs, a 100 piece order is the minimum.  if you want me to replicate some transformer, supplying a sample will help quite a bit.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on January 25, 2011, 10:00:46 AM
Well, I'm just about done on the PCBs and getting prepared for all the hook-up, which is going to be fun.... :-[

http://mnats.net/1176_reva-d_hairball_wiring_attack_release.html

There are 2 resistors and a capacitor required in the attack/release pots, but I can't find any info on their values/spec? Anyone care to enlighten me? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: [email protected] on January 25, 2011, 10:53:12 AM
Hi Electron Monkey,
I just completed my first compressor and thanks to this forum it was great fun. Time to contribute.
Have a look at the BOM and you will note that the right column identifies these parts:
R79 = Release Pot
R76 = Attack Pot
C22 = Attack Pot

The BOM did not originally ID R79 but I figured it out from the schematic

You will love the result
Cheers
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: electron monkey on January 25, 2011, 11:31:30 AM
Hi Electron Monkey,
I just completed my first compressor and thanks to this forum it was great fun. Time to contribute.
Have a look at the BOM and you will note that the right column identifies these parts:
R79 = Release Pot
R76 = Attack Pot
C22 = Attack Pot

The BOM did not originally ID R79 but I figured it out from the schematic

You will love the result
Cheers

Are you saying that those values correspond with the 2 resistors and 1 cap for the attack/release pots

Or that the current MNATS board integrates them onto the PCB?  As I have already R79 + R76 + C22 soldered in place!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: [email protected] on January 25, 2011, 11:42:11 AM
I built the MNATS Rev F with the Hariball pushbotton compressor bundle. In my case, I did not use the MNATS ratio or meter PCBs. Are you building the rotary switch model or push botton? What BOM are you using?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 25, 2011, 11:55:40 AM
Hi electron monkey,

You want to post build questions in the lab under the specific revision help thread.  If you can't find them there are links to them in the MNATS white market post in this section.

The attack/release resistors and cap can have different values and designations based on the revision.  Download the schematic/BOM from the MNATS site or check the first post of your help thread for the build docs.  You can clearly see the values/designations on the schematic. (bottom/middle).

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Rellister on January 25, 2011, 03:40:14 PM
Hi Mike,
Ordered Bluestripe Kit+3xattack knobs!

Cheers!
Rune
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: JAB on January 30, 2011, 04:37:00 PM
Hey Mike,

I remember you mentioning that iron bundles for the LA3A and 1108 projects were in the works... are either or both of these still happening?

(just trying to decide which project gets the money first, and when the money needs to be there)

thanks,

Alex
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 30, 2011, 05:07:30 PM
Hey Mike,

I remember you mentioning that iron bundles for the LA3A and 1108 projects were in the works... are either or both of these still happening?

(just trying to decide which project gets the money first, and when the money needs to be there)

thanks,

Alex

The 1108 transformer bundle should be available late next week will be available this Thursday (delivery confirmed).

I'll have a transformer bundle (Input, Output and EL driver) for the Peter Purpose 500 series LA3A in about 3 weeks.  

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: 1176 parts (Updates:EA-10468, SA3A Knobs and Meters on sale now!)
Post by: JAB on January 30, 2011, 08:12:34 PM
that's excellent news.
thanks very much,
Alex 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 03, 2011, 04:25:18 PM
Hi All,

The LA3A/1108 input transformers have arrived.  It's actually Cinemag's LA3A style transformer that is well suited for the 1108.  I'll have them up on the site with a 1108 bundle (paired with the 5002 output) tomorrow or Saturday.  I need to make an info doc and I have a few fires to put out.

The Peter Purpose 500 series LA3A bundle (Input, EL Driver and Output) will be in stock in about 3 weeks.  I'm waiting on the frame-less El driver and frame-less B11148 output. 

1176 Kits are out of stock again.  I'm waiting on large knobs.  I hope to have them back in stock in about 10 days.

Maybe a new meter on the way ;)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: jsteiger on February 03, 2011, 08:17:18 PM
...Maybe a new meter on the way ;)
Shut the front door. What do you mean maybe? We don't call you Meter Mike for nothin'!  :D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: horvitz on February 03, 2011, 08:40:14 PM
The Peter Purpose 500 series LA3A bundle (Input, EL Driver and Output) will be in stock in about 3 weeks.  I'm waiting on the frame-less El driver and frame-less B11148 output. 

Didn't know you were doing this.  Outstanding!  ;D  Perfect timing, too.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 03, 2011, 09:26:17 PM
...Maybe a new meter on the way ;)
Shut the front door. What do you mean maybe? We don't call you Meter Mike for nothin'!  :D

Oh it's happening!

Just with the Chinese New Year it'll be a few weeks.

"Secret" stuff is always on facebook/twitter.  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 04, 2011, 10:53:40 PM
New transformer and 1108 bundle:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=24

CM-2511 winding info will be on the product page within a few hours.

Tech docs are now posted on the CM-2511 product page.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Adam Smith on February 05, 2011, 06:10:46 PM
Got my 1176 Rev A chassis & parts in the mail today. They look fantastic. That was lightning fast shipping too. Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Bonke on February 06, 2011, 05:28:16 AM
I got my rev A&D kits a week ago. Had to finish my G9 project before unpacking and be tempted to start building these beauties. ;)
The enclosures look stunning! Very nice finnish and solid construction. Looking forward to test the transformers from Ed aswell.

Thank you Mike for all your effort putting these kits together!

PS. Thanks for the HB-pin!  ;D

Henrik
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 08, 2011, 12:46:48 PM
Awesome!

I know people are waiting on more FET compressor kit stock.  I'll have the large knobs tomorrow or Thursday.  Kits will be back in stock at that point.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: thebigskinny on February 09, 2011, 02:30:06 PM
I rev D blackface bundle ordered!!!!
Can't wait to get this sucker fired up!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 09, 2011, 02:34:45 PM
Get them while you can!

I only have a few 5002's outputs left.  More on the way though.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: thebigskinny on February 09, 2011, 03:49:16 PM
Yeah no kidding!
Every time I have the cash/time to order the bundle it's been out of stock for different reasons!!!
Glad I snagged one!!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: rrs on February 09, 2011, 10:33:11 PM
Get them while you can!

I only have a few 5002's outputs left.  More on the way though.

Ah yes that may be my fault.

Just ordered a stereo FET kit.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 10, 2011, 01:21:14 PM
Well the limited supply of A/D bundles were in stock for a few hours.  Sold out of A/D's bundles again.  I'm waiting on 5002 outputs, I should have more in the next week or so.

Thanks for your patience guys.   I should have a steady supply of bundles shortly.

The F/G's are currently available.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Input Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 10, 2011, 01:25:12 PM
Also, sounds like the last of the LA3A-500 transformers are in.  I'll confirm this evening and get them up on the site tonight.

Perfect timing!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 11, 2011, 12:25:02 AM
Hi All,

The transformers for the Peter Purpose 500 series LA-3A are IN STOCK!

Here is the link of the bundle:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=84

Here is the input:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=80

Here is the autoformer:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=83

Here is the output:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=82

Here is the general transformer page so you can see how many transformers we stock now!
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=24

Also, I now have an image up for the SA-3A meter and knob bundle:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=78

Thank to Peter and Mike for the great squishing projects!

Mike


Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: jsteiger on February 11, 2011, 11:48:45 AM
Looking good over there at Hairball!  :)

Man you've got a lot of transformers!  :o

The bundles are a sweet way to go aren't they?  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 11, 2011, 11:55:22 AM
You were right, bundles make everything better.

I may need to break these down into sub-categories.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: dmp on February 11, 2011, 01:15:39 PM
What a deal for the La3a bundle! I'll be making an order soon.
Thanks Mike, keep it up!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 14, 2011, 01:40:18 PM
Hi All,

5002's are in stock which means A/D bundles are in stock.

Lola (on the left) is pretty fired up about it too.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: janvanvolt on February 19, 2011, 11:24:10 AM
Mike,

La3a parts ordered :-) Thanks for doing this!

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 25, 2011, 01:35:31 PM
Hello DIYers,

A few people are asking about the "HB-8020" VU meter used in Dan's (aka Collective Cases) wonderful Dual LA2A enclosure:
http://collectivecases.com/dual_la2a.html (http://collectivecases.com/dual_la2a.html)

You will not find it on the site yet.  It's in production now with a March 15th delivery date.  I'll announce it when they are in stock.

Here's what she looks like:
(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/8020.jpg)

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: dingo on February 26, 2011, 06:01:36 AM
hello! Mike
very nice looking vu-meter
can i use "HB-8020" VU meter" on PM670 project?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 26, 2011, 10:48:27 AM
hello! Mike
very nice looking vu-meter
can i use "HB-8020" VU meter" on PM670 project?

I believe so.  IIRC the PM670 uses a regular VU meter.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: jsteiger on February 26, 2011, 12:19:07 PM
Yo Mike,

Do you have a meter for the SB4000 build? I think I remember Dan from Collective having cases. Does your meter fit his case properly?

Thanks bud,
Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 26, 2011, 12:48:03 PM
Yo Mike,

Do you have a meter for the SB4000 build? I think I remember Dan from Collective having cases. Does your meter fit his case properly?

Thanks bud,
Jeff

Yes sir.  I have many meters.  I believe this is the one you refer to:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=61 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=61)
and yes Dan's cases will work perfect.

Also, I'm taking new meter requests if anyone has them.  If there is enough interest in a particular style I'll get them going.  Just remember it takes 6 weeks from the time I order until I have them in stock.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: jsteiger on February 26, 2011, 01:05:23 PM
Yes sir.  I have many meters.  I believe this is the one you refer to:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=61 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=61)
and yes Dan's cases will work perfect.

Also, I'm taking new meter requests if anyone has them.  If there is enough interest in a particular style I'll get them going.  Just remember it takes 6 weeks from the time I order until I have them in stock.

Thanks,

Mike
Excellent, thanks man!! I will be placing an order shortly. I guess I need to troll your store more often.  ;D  It's hard to keep up with what you have going.

Interesting on the 6 week lead time thing. I had the impression that is was much longer than that. I do have something I am working on. I will send you an email.

You rock Hairballs!
Jeff
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: dingo on March 03, 2011, 06:22:09 AM
hello mike! :)
just done a new order    #1415
1 x    Stereo FET Compressor Rev A/D Bundle
2 x    FET Compressor Attack Control

do you have some release pot 5M
not easy to find here in europe italy...
thank you!!
dingo.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 03, 2011, 10:03:10 AM
Hi,

I think I might have one left.

I'll look tonight and respond to your email.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Transformers)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 15, 2011, 01:39:27 PM
Hello DIYers,

A few people are asking about the "HB-8020" VU meter used in Dan's (aka Collective Cases) wonderful Dual LA2A enclosure:
http://collectivecases.com/dual_la2a.html (http://collectivecases.com/dual_la2a.html)

You will not find it on the site yet.  It's in production now with a March 15th delivery date.  I'll announce it when they are in stock.

Here's what she looks like:
(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/8020.jpg)

Thanks,

Mike

For those asking in email, these actually have a March 18th March 24th shipping date.  I should have them before the end of March.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: dingo on March 15, 2011, 05:41:53 PM
hello mike!
order arrived today ;D
am also interested on the meters vintage style!!!
thank you
dingo.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: NorthernLight on March 21, 2011, 02:03:48 PM
Quick question: I'm building a dual 1176 rotary style and am paying some attention to the link-mode. I'm already using low tolerance parts as much as I can (1% metal oxide resistors, 2,5% and 5% film capacitors). I know the matched FETs you sell are to have the meter displaying the audio levels accurately; does it pay off to have the left and right channels matched as well (or even instead, if less attention is given to the metering)? I didn't do any matching with the used transistors, I'm simply to n00b to know how.

Or put in a different way: how much difference can one expect if two pair of your matched pair FETs are used in the left and right channel of a linked 1176 (Gyraf boards - pair 1 on left board and pair 2 on right board)?

Thanks,  Alex.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 21, 2011, 02:17:33 PM
Quick question: I'm building a dual 1176 rotary style and am paying some attention to the link-mode. I'm already using low tolerance parts as much as I can (1% metal oxide resistors, 2,5% and 5% film capacitors). I know the matched FETs you sell are to have the meter displaying the audio levels accurately; does it pay off to have the left and right channels matched as well (or even instead, if less attention is given to the metering)? I didn't do any matching with the used transistors, I'm simply to n00b to know how.

Or put in a different way: how much difference can one expect if two pair of your matched pair FETs are used in the left and right channel of a linked 1176 (Gyraf boards - pair 1 on left board and pair 2 on right board)?

Thanks,  Alex.

The all the FETs I sell fit within a certain approved "curve".  When used in conjunction with the stereo link kit you should see stereo linking within 1db down 10db of gain reduction.  I would not recommend using them with the "pad 7" direct link method.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 28, 2011, 11:48:28 AM
House Cleaning:

New "Retro" Style Meters:  Will be on the site later tonight.
FET Compressor input transformers: In-Stock by the end of this week
FET Compressor Blue Stripe Kits w/ Enclosure: In-Stock by the end of this week
FET Compressor Blackface Kits w/ Enclosure: In-Stock by the end of next week

/Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 28, 2011, 09:55:00 PM
The new 8020 VU meter is on the site:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86

It fits the wonderful Collective Cases dual LA2A enclosure.

Here is the expanding meter section!
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: dandeurloo on March 29, 2011, 05:44:26 PM
these meters are great!  Thanks Mike for the work on getting these.

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 29, 2011, 10:00:12 PM
Thanks Dan!  Hopefully they do your beautiful cases justice.  :)

3837 input transformers are back in stock.  There are only 25 but more are coming in a couple weeks.  The delivery dates on the enclosures got flipped, so the blackface enclosures (and bundles) are now in stock.  Blue stripes next week!

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Le Roux on March 30, 2011, 10:18:41 AM
Can't seem to find the answer.

Do Hairball's 1176 VU meters fit Purusha cases?

Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 30, 2011, 11:13:41 AM
Can't seem to find the answer.

Do Hairball's 1176 VU meters fit Purusha cases?

Thanks

Yes!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: LA3A/1108 Iron + New Meter Requests)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 31, 2011, 10:00:51 PM
Hi All,

New product - Blue illuminated pushbutton switches.
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=87

Also the CM-2511 now has a configurable PCB designed by MNATS.  Jumpers are used to select the series or parallel primary.
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=80

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Illuminated Pushbutton Switches)
Post by: deuc224 on April 02, 2011, 05:11:56 PM
Mike, does the 1166-500 have any mounting holes or hardware?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Illuminated Pushbutton Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 03, 2011, 12:01:43 PM
Mike, does the 1166-500 have any mounting holes or hardware?

Hi,

Yes it has mounting holes but no hardware is provided.  You can see the holes on the datasheet:
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/1166/1166-500.pdf

2 X 0.14"

A #6 machine screw will fit nicely.  It'll need to be long enough to clear the transformer (0.66"), the material you mount it to (PCB?) and have enough for a nut to attach to.  So it needs to be fairly long.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Illuminated Pushbutton Switches)
Post by: deuc224 on April 03, 2011, 07:28:19 PM
Perfect, thanks for the fast reply. Ill be ordering them tonight. Im gonna use em to build a 1290 pre in a 1RU chassis.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Illuminated Pushbutton Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 05, 2011, 12:16:14 PM
Hi All,

I'm excited to announce that Jeff @ ClassicAPI.com and I have been able to work together to offer a great part at an even better price.  I now offer a Grayhill 12 position shorting rotary switch.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=88 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=88)

ClassicAPI is stocking them as well.  It's always a pleasure to work with Jeff and even better when it results in a lower price for our customers.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: jsteiger on April 05, 2011, 12:21:21 PM
Nice Mike. I just went to your shop to see if you got it up last night as you had hoped...and you did! Excellent pic BTW.  ;)

Yes, this is a great price. I have a funny feeling there will be more things like this in the future.  ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 05, 2011, 12:23:02 PM
I just went to your shop to see if you got it up last night as you had hoped

Couldn't have done it without you ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Biasrocks on April 05, 2011, 12:25:26 PM
Love it! How about 2x12 or a 3x12 for the N*-esque builds.

Mark
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 05, 2011, 12:42:07 PM
Good suggestions Mark.

I'll add it to the "explore" list.  I'd definitely like to expand the Grayhill offerings.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 09, 2011, 03:30:25 PM
Hi All,

A quick note on Blue Stripe enclosures.  They arrived this week but unfortunately the finish was not up to standard.  They have been returned and I should have an update on a redelivery date in about 1 week.

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: dingo on April 13, 2011, 02:00:25 PM
hello!
order arrived safe!!!
very nice vintage looking  vu meters ;D

got some problem with stereo link boards  non working properly
on stereo 1176 rev d 
both channel are correctly calibrated and sounds fantastik

am using rotary ratio boards 
done all the wiring like the guide but...when in link mode have  distorted sound at very low level
have some suggestion?
thank you!
dingo

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 13, 2011, 02:04:24 PM
Check the stereo link support thread and check your wiring against this rotary diagram:

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=35656.msg493882#msg493882
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: earl on April 23, 2011, 12:44:36 AM
Mike hi when will your stereo 1176 kits be back in stock?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 25, 2011, 09:07:33 AM
Hopefully this week or next week!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 27, 2011, 01:16:51 PM
Mike hi when will your stereo 1176 kits be back in stock?

Actually they should be back up in a few hours.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: 3nity on April 27, 2011, 01:49:19 PM
What a timing...just sent payment for a toroidal.
Thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: madreza on April 29, 2011, 06:16:25 PM
Got everything a few days back .....
Many thanks Mike !!!!

Cheers
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 29, 2011, 09:59:41 PM
Awesome.

Stereo kits are back.

8027 1mA meters are back.

I'm back!  All orders received while I was on vacation have shipped.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: earl on May 11, 2011, 08:40:20 PM
Hey Mike will your power transformer work in igors 2254c?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 12, 2011, 12:22:44 PM
Looks like the 30VA 2X25 will be fine.  Discussion here:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=32605.msg497036#msg497036
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 13, 2011, 12:44:48 PM
Hi All,

A few updates for the people. 

Blue Stripe Enclosures
Sorry for the delay on these.  Basically I've been returning about 10% of the panels I get do to blemishes.  The metal shop has been working for the past couple of weeks to figure out a way to prevent these 10% returns.  Looks like we're all sorted and I should have a Blue Stripe delivery date in the next few days.  Blackface enclosures are in stock and more are on the way.

Small FET Knobs
Should have more in about 2 weeks

LED 8037 Meters (for SA-3A Bundle)
First week of June

388 600Ω T-pad PCBs
I have little PCBs for these now to make them easier to implement.  Will be on the site this weekend.

New Power Transformers
I'll have some new 16V/16V/48V toroids on the site this weekend as well.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 15, 2011, 09:45:49 PM
16/16/48V power transformers:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=33 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=33)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Le Roux on May 18, 2011, 07:09:25 PM
Hi Mike,

Which VU meter for a Purusha 1176 case?

Thanks
Neil
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 18, 2011, 09:57:25 PM
Hi Mike,

Which VU meter for a Purusha 1176 case?

Thanks
Neil

You want the 8037.  They are currently sold out.  I will have more around June 4th.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: earl on May 21, 2011, 01:58:56 AM
Ordered up a mono fet kit. Thanks mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: earl on May 26, 2011, 05:26:11 PM
Wow already here thanks Mike. Nice sturdy looking case btw
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 26, 2011, 06:23:33 PM
I love that enclosure.

Loves of my life:
1. Lola (Pictured dog)
2. Wife
3. Hairball Cat
4. Woody (Not pictured dog)
5  That enclosure

Glad you got it safely.

Mike

For the people:
I'm out of the above mentioned enclosures.  I'll have black enclosures around 6/20 and blue stripes 6/15.  At that point the kit stock will be healthy.

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: JoeMorris on June 03, 2011, 08:48:50 AM
Kit received and looking fantastically robust.
Cheers!
(Gonna be waiting round the letterbox for the PCB now! ;) )
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: bruno2000 on June 03, 2011, 09:17:33 AM
I love that enclosure.

Loves of my life:
1. Lola (Pictured dog)
2. Wife
3. Hairball Cat
4. Woody (Not pictured dog)
5  That enclosure

Glad you got it safely.

Mike

For the people:
I'm out of the above mentioned enclosures.  I'll have black enclosures around 6/20 and blue stripes 6/15.  At that point the kit stock will be healthy.



Wife is #2?  Could be trouble!
Best,
Bruno2000
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 03, 2011, 12:02:33 PM
Wife is #2?  Could be trouble!
Best,
Bruno2000

I'll be safe unless she gets into audio DIY ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: AudioGimmer on June 05, 2011, 05:26:58 PM
Just wanted to say a quick thankyou to Mike.

I got the wrong PCBs to go with some T pad attenuators I bought, and he airmailed me some replacements [I'm in the UK] at incredible speed and F.O.C.

Thanks Mike, they arrived mid week and this afternoon they got wired into my F76 project. The Atrans look pretty sweet in there too BTW.

The Gimmer
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: dtrax on June 12, 2011, 01:15:35 AM
I want to echo this in saying customer support from Hairball is second to none. Thanks for the exchange Mike!

Just wanted to say a quick thankyou to Mike.

I got the wrong PCBs to go with some T pad attenuators I bought, and he airmailed me some replacements [I'm in the UK] at incredible speed and F.O.C.

Thanks Mike, they arrived mid week and this afternoon they got wired into my F76 project. The Atrans look pretty sweet in there too BTW.

The Gimmer
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 13, 2011, 06:41:45 PM
Hey thanks guys! 

Good news!  Blackface kits are back in stock and there are plenty of them!

Reeeeeeeeallly hoping to have blue stripes by the end of this week.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Grayhill Rotary/Illuminated PB Switches)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 23, 2011, 04:11:18 PM
Hi All,

Looks like blue stripes are out of stock again.  I only had about half the order in stock and I should have the other half by the end of next week.

I also have 10 new meter styles arriving around the same time.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: earl on June 26, 2011, 01:33:25 PM
Hello Mike i'm interested in your transformers for my 2254c project Neve repl. (input/output).  Do you have or know where I could get the other transformer? (line transformer? )  Also got your black fet box going  sounds awesome. In for another (blue stripe this time) very soon...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 26, 2011, 02:50:26 PM
Hello Mike i'm interested in your transformers for my 2254c project Neve repl. (input/output).  Do you have or know where I could get the other transformer? (line transformer? )  Also got your black fet box going  sounds awesome. In for another (blue stripe this time) very soon...

I think the Carnhill VTB-9046 sold by Colin at Audio Maintenance is what you're looking for.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 06, 2011, 05:07:42 PM
Hi All,

Blue Stripes will be back in stock Saturday AM.  I also have several meters to add to the store.  I'll probably do that Sunday.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: dandeurloo on July 06, 2011, 06:12:09 PM
New Meters??!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 06, 2011, 06:18:29 PM
New Meters??!!

Yes sir.  10 new meter types.  Details to follow.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: tekno808 on July 07, 2011, 03:18:13 PM
Hi,

Do you have Cutout and Dimensional Info  for the HB-8020 VU Meter ?

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86)

Thx....

Danny.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: earl on July 07, 2011, 06:41:32 PM
Hello there Mike just a wondering if the neve replacement transformers should work in Pete's trident preamp? Sure would save time thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 07, 2011, 09:03:34 PM
Hi,

Do you have Cutout and Dimensional Info  for the HB-8020 VU Meter ?

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86)

Thx....

Danny.

I'll get this up for you this weekend.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 07, 2011, 09:09:25 PM
Hello there Mike just a wondering if the neve replacement transformers should work in Pete's trident preamp? Sure would save time thanks.

The 1166 will work as an output for sure.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 07, 2011, 09:11:29 PM
Hello there Mike just a wondering if the neve replacement transformers should work in Pete's trident preamp? Sure would save time thanks.

The 1166 will work as an output for sure.  I don't really have an input close to the original.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 09, 2011, 12:40:31 AM
Hi,

Do you have Cutout and Dimensional Info  for the HB-8020 VU Meter ?

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=86)

Thx....

Danny.

The dimension drawings/cutout is posted on the product page.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters coming soon!)
Post by: tekno808 on July 09, 2011, 06:41:52 AM
 8)

Thank you !

Danny.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 10, 2011, 02:34:44 AM
Hi All,

Blue Stripes are back in stock!

I've got 10 new meters in the store.  They are on trial so they so they do not have custom faceplates.  Also, only 1 of the meters (TR-45) has a built in rectifier for standard VU operation.  The other 9 meters are DC meters (no internal rectifier).  Although they require a little more full deflection DC current than a usual VU meter (100uA), they can still work well with a germanium bridge rectifier and the proper series resistor.  Each meter has a technical and dimensional PDF that shows how to make the bridge rectifier, which diodes to use and the recommended series resistor for each meter for VU metering.

If there is interest I can make a bridge PCB for sale, though you don't really even need a pcb to solder 4 diodes together.

If there is enough interest in any of the meters I can keep them in stock and if there is a lot of interest I can get custom meters with internal rectifiers.

Hairball Meter Section:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25 (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=25)

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 20, 2011, 12:52:19 PM
Hi All,

Rev A Blue Stripe TapeOp review here:
http://tapeop.com/reviews/852/ (http://tapeop.com/reviews/852/)

More news on meters soon.  I'll also have a meter bridge rectifier (with R and C) PCB for sale in about 3 weeks.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Brolik on July 20, 2011, 01:21:12 PM
Nice writeup Mike. I couldn't agree more. Makes me want to be finishing that rev A I have going instead of being here at work....
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: mata_haze on July 26, 2011, 02:56:49 PM
Hello,
I wrote an email with some questions, but perhaps you did not received?
I sent it from
mata(_)haze(@)hotmail.com

Mattia.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 26, 2011, 03:08:09 PM
Hi, 

I'm on vacation.  I will be back tonight and get caught up on email tomorrow.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: mata_haze on July 26, 2011, 05:46:57 PM
Hi, 

I'm on vacation.  I will be back tonight and get caught up on email tomorrow.

Mike

sure no problem!!!!
Mattia.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: JeffTD on July 28, 2011, 09:25:07 PM
Can someone who has built the stereo 1176 help me out with ordering parts for/wiring up the bypass switch on the front of the CollectiveCases panel? I've searched this forum high and low and cannot find anything but Igor's PCBs with no BOM or parts list and a reply that leads me to believe I can use an SPDT for the bypass but I have no idea how I'd wire that up.

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 28, 2011, 09:44:24 PM
Post to this thread:

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=44882.0

If you want to use the units amp sections for "color" you want a GR off switch.  If you want a true bypass you'll want something like Igor sells.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: JeffTD on July 28, 2011, 10:18:35 PM
The GR off switch is totally fine for my needs - is that a stock thing on your kits, or is that something I'd have to wire up separately?

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 28, 2011, 10:31:32 PM
The GR off switch is totally fine for my needs - is that a stock thing on your kits, or is that something I'd have to wire up separately?

You could just leave it on each attack switch like the original.  In that case Mouser and I sell a attack pot with a SPDT switch on it.  Each side would have a separate switch (on each attack).

Or you could switch both at once with a separate DPDT switch.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: JeffTD on July 28, 2011, 10:37:15 PM
Thanks - how exactly would I wire the SPDT attack switch for a GR off effect? Do you have any diagrams available for that configuration?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 28, 2011, 10:41:48 PM
http://mnats.net/1176_reva-d_hairball_wiring_attack_release.html

See the wiring pages above or the schematic.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: mylesgm on August 16, 2011, 08:36:29 PM
I'm wondering if the ed anderson neve mic tx will work for the 2254c and if it will physically fit on the board in a 2ru stereo set.  Will there be a neve line input tx from ed anderson at some point too?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: edanderson on August 17, 2011, 12:38:13 AM
yes you can use the 10468 in the hairball shop in place of the carnhill 10468 type in igor's 2254c.  mechanically it will fit the same way (can be tied down with cable ties like a carnhill).  i don't think there are holes for the mounting screws on the PCB but you can ask igor about that.

eventually i'd like to do 31267s too.  the work is already done, i've had a completed sample in my desk for about a year.  but not many people have asked for them.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: mylesgm on August 17, 2011, 01:07:39 AM
Is it possible to wire the 10468 backwards to create a 31267 the what people do the reverse with marinaires?

M
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: edanderson on August 17, 2011, 09:16:12 AM
it is possible, and could work in some circuits.  i don't know about in the 2254 circuit, i haven't tried it.

ed
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: 3nity on September 10, 2011, 08:52:51 PM
Hey Mike.
Im interested in a 16/16/48 transformer.
Just so i could use it at full advantage do you know a psu pcb that will work fine with this?
Thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 11, 2011, 12:01:18 PM
I don't know of one off hand.  Wouldn't be too hard to P2P something.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New meters In Stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 21, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
Hi All,

Two items:

1. Blackface enclosures will be back in stock this Friday.
2. 16/16/48 power transformers are priced at 1/2 off!  These quality power transformers with secondaries of 16V (x2) and 48V are surplus from an pro audio manufacturer.  They are being offered VERY cheap. 

You can find them here:

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=33&osCsid=154c73009674b0c4b49dc2d639b68fb4

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: 3nity on September 21, 2011, 06:49:17 PM
i ordered 1 x 16/16/48 toroidal!
Thnaks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 23, 2011, 08:33:26 PM
Hi All,

Blackface enclosures and kits are back in stock!

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: 3nity on October 05, 2011, 08:12:24 PM
I got my toroidal.
Can you show me some wiring diagram please?
The one on your website seems to have 12 leads and this one has only 8.
Thank you.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 05, 2011, 08:35:55 PM
Try this:

http://hairballaudio.com/docs/power/Altran-tx.pdf
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: 3nity on October 05, 2011, 09:57:17 PM
that will do thanks!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: toneboner on October 07, 2011, 01:48:16 PM
dumb ? of the day:

will the 16/16/48 w/100v tap torroids function the same as the ones without 100v tap?  will there just be extra leads that are ignored/ floating?

thanks, sasha

will buy 2 if they are ok for use with 3nity's 312 boards via peterc greenpre psu v6
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 07, 2011, 02:05:39 PM
dumb ? of the day:

will the 16/16/48 w/100v tap torroids function the same as the ones without 100v tap?  will there just be extra leads that are ignored/ floating?

thanks, sasha

will buy 2 if they are ok for use with 3nity's 312 boards via peterc greenpre psu v6

Yes exactly.  Just ignore the 100V tap.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: canidoit on October 07, 2011, 04:27:07 PM
Hairball, on your Dual Primary w/ 100V Tap 16/16/48 Power Transformer, what does 100 volt tap mean?

I am contemplating getting the Rackit 2 from igor and then building a 2 unit rack enclosure for 500 series modules. I am considering maybe going 51x? Any of your transformers supply 51x power?

Will your 2 power transformers model work for what I need?

Will that be a straight wiring to the Rackit 2 and also the 240 volts power outlet when using your power tranformers?

Do you have one that can also do 16 volts AC or both AC and DC at 16volts? That way I can build one power supply and power my rackit and pultec clone eq which requires 16 volts AC.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 07, 2011, 04:47:36 PM
Hairball, on your Dual Primary w/ 100V Tap 16/16/48 Power Transformer, what does 100 volt tap mean?

It means there is a lead coming off an earlier point in the winding so you can use the transformer on 100VAC mains (like Japan).

I am contemplating getting the Rackit 2 from igor and then building a 2 unit rack enclosure for 500 series modules. I am considering maybe going 51x? Any of your transformers supply 51x power?

Not out of the box, these have 2 16VDC secondaries and the 51X also needs 2 24VDC secondaries. 

Will your 2 power transformers model work for what I need?

Not too sure what you mean here.

Will that be a straight wiring to the Rackit 2 and also the 240 volts power outlet when using your power tranformers?

I'm not familiar with the rackit power supply.  But you would just need a normal rectifier/smoothing circuit at the least, to get it to DC.  I'd check with Igor.

Do you have one that can also do 16 volts AC or both AC and DC at 16volts? That way I can build one power supply and power my rackit and pultec clone eq which requires 16 volts AC.

These have 15VAC secondaries (16VDC after rectification/smoothing).  You'd have to read up on tube power supplies.  I know little (nothing) about them.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: tomas1808 on October 24, 2011, 11:15:16 PM
Hey Mike. My 16/16/48 toroidal has just arrived. Its huge!

Was wondering what the VA rating is. Couldnt find any specs, got any info?

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 24, 2011, 11:29:58 PM
65VA
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: tomas1808 on October 25, 2011, 05:17:30 PM
Great!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: germoju on October 28, 2011, 04:05:40 AM
hello :)

I wanna buy a Rev A/D bundle with blackface enclosure but it's OUT OF STOCK !!
Can you tell me when they will be back in stock please ??

;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2011, 12:27:43 PM
hello :)

I wanna buy a Rev A/D bundle with blackface enclosure but it's OUT OF STOCK !!
Can you tell me when they will be back in stock please ??

;)

I'm waiting on 5002 outputs.  I should have them this Wed or so.

I only have a handful of enclosures left.  When these are gone, the next delivery dates are:

Blackface: End of Nov
Blue Stripe: Mid Dec

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: germoju on October 28, 2011, 01:00:38 PM
hello :)

I wanna buy a Rev A/D bundle with blackface enclosure but it's OUT OF STOCK !!
Can you tell me when they will be back in stock please ??

;)

I'm waiting on 5002 outputs.  I should have them this Wed or so.

I only have a handful of enclosures left.  When these are gone, the next delivery dates are:

Blackface: End of Nov
Blue Stripe: Mid Dec

Thanks,

Mike

Thanks for your quick answer :)
Do you think I can wait for the 5002 and have all the kit this week OR the risk is that you sell your enclosures before you get the EA5002 ?

I hope you can understand  my english !!!

;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2011, 01:16:44 PM
If you want a black enclosure you should be ok to wait.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: germoju on October 28, 2011, 03:23:04 PM
If you want a black enclosure you should be ok to wait.

OK thanks :))
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 28, 2011, 06:30:32 PM
5002 just arrived!  Pleasant surprise.

Kits are back...for now ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: germoju on October 29, 2011, 07:20:00 AM
5002 just arrived!  Pleasant surprise.

Kits are back...for now ;)

Wooooo !! yeah ! I just ordered :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Alistair on November 01, 2011, 06:12:25 AM
Hi,
 Just wondering if you are going to have the Blackface front panels in stock separately at any point in the near future?  I've got a case all drilled up and ready to go, but have given up on the challenge of making a front panel.  I've already got a 1176 I built with your parts and it just looks too good to have an ugly panel next to it!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 01, 2011, 06:28:12 PM
Hi,
 Just wondering if you are going to have the Blackface front panels in stock separately at any point in the near future?  I've got a case all drilled up and ready to go, but have given up on the challenge of making a front panel.  I've already got a 1176 I built with your parts and it just looks too good to have an ugly panel next to it!

Hi,

I'm in the process of switching metal shops so the panels without enclosure will be delayed until January or February.  I'm going to be creating a section of the web store tonight for damaged goods.  These are parts that have small blemishes and are offered at a discount.  I may have some black panels up on there.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Alistair on November 01, 2011, 07:30:07 PM
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply.  That sounds great, I'll keep my eyes open for the updates to the store.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 01, 2011, 07:30:56 PM
I'll post here when it's up.

Hopefully in like 4 hours or so.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: 1/2 off 16V, 16V, 48V Sec power tx's)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 01, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
I've made a "Clearance" section with some flawed panels and extra enclosures (not flawed).

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=34

I'll be adding more panels over the next couple hours.

Thanks,

Mike

Edit:  All of the panels are up now.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: JW on November 02, 2011, 11:49:15 AM
Hey Mike,

I got the transformers w/ 100V additional primary & 48V secondary.

I'm a little confused about which lead is which. Do you have this info anywhere?

I just need to know the primaries for 110-120 AC, and the two 16V secondaries.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 02, 2011, 12:02:20 PM
Hey Mike,

I got the transformers w/ 100V additional primary & 48V secondary.

I'm a little confused about which lead is which. Do you have this info anywhere?

I just need to know the primaries for 110-120 AC, and the two 16V secondaries.

Right here:
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/power/KeenOcean-tx.pdf
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: JW on November 02, 2011, 02:06:50 PM
So I would just pick a black and a blue on the primary side for 110AC?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 02, 2011, 02:16:32 PM
I'd wire the primary in parallel.  Have a look at the "Top View" to see how the lead outs are arranged against the schem view.  That should give you polarity.

Look here for primary wiring:
http://web.archive.org/web/20090914070140/http://www.diyfactory.com/data/transformer_connections.gif
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: JW on November 02, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
Hi Mike.
Sorry, but I don't understand the documentation. There's no indication that any pair of secondaries differs from the next, (that I can tell anyway,) just that they're numbered. I wish there were voltages to go along with the colors.

On the primary side, I think I understand that for parallel wiring, I'm connecting the two blacks together for the neutral AC lead, and the two blues together for hot. And leaving the white (100V) tap floating.

With the primary wired like this, I'm getting 21VAC measuring between the two red leads, the same between the two yellows, and 48VAC when measuring between the green. I gather that the green wires are the phantom tap.

How do I wire the secondaries for around 15-16VAC?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 02, 2011, 11:42:52 PM
The fused leads should be the start of the winding.  Both blacks to live and both blue to neutral.

7-8 and 9-10 are 15.5 VAC open circuit.  They are a little less under load and 16VDC with rectification and smoothing.  The dots show polarity.

An expanded data sheet is attached.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Gege on November 19, 2011, 11:46:17 AM
Hi,
do you know when your blue strips enclosure are back in stock ?

Thx

EDIT : Mid-december, it's in you website  :-X
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 19, 2011, 12:06:45 PM
Hi,
do you know when your blue strips enclosure are back in stock ?

Thx

EDIT : Mid-december, it's in you website  :-X

Yep!  Blackface Dec 1st and Blues about 2 weeks later.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Gege on November 20, 2011, 04:44:21 AM
Yes i see that after my question  ;D,
So I order you the fully revA Kit + attack pot now and i will put my comp in a older free case and when i refund myself I re-order you the case in end-december.

As i say to mako ... speed the postman, i need my comp !!!

Thx
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 06, 2011, 10:30:27 PM
Bluestripes are back!

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Gege on December 07, 2011, 01:10:01 PM
Great news !

You have a PM  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 11, 2011, 06:53:51 PM
Hi All,

I've created a little build guide for the FET Compressor build.  Mostly it just consolidates the stuff available.  Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/fetguide.php (http://hairballaudio.com/shop/fetguide.php)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: ChrioN on December 22, 2011, 07:32:40 PM
I would need two TR-45 meter, rectified or not. Will they every get in stock?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 22, 2011, 08:14:40 PM
I would need two TR-45 meter, rectified or not. Will they every get in stock?

Yes I'll be ordering the TR-45 and TR-35 shortly.  I'm just finishing up a major product release right now.  Then I'll get on that.

Keep you posted...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: Clearance Panels Added!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 25, 2011, 10:50:55 PM
Happy Holidays all!

I'd like to officially announce the launch of the new Hairball Audio website:
http://www.hairballaudio.com (http://www.hairballaudio.com)

Still some fixing to do but I hope you all like it.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: dandeurloo on December 28, 2011, 12:28:01 PM
The site looks great!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: AudioGimmer on December 28, 2011, 02:06:36 PM
Looking very good Mike.

And a belated thank-you for the extra nuts for my T pad attenuators. They arrived in time so I could finish up my F76 project before the holidays.

Thanks again

The Gimmer
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: redmojosteve on December 28, 2011, 05:04:56 PM
Great looking site! Seems quicker than the old'un.
Best wishes for the season
Steve
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: acoustix on December 30, 2011, 07:57:05 AM
8 days to come to france  :o

Well packed
good job 8)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: acoustix on January 04, 2012, 05:23:21 AM
Hi mike,
I would like to update my G1176 (definitively not good IMHO) to a revD (the mako revA seduce me  ;D).
But you're soon out of stock for the two transformers.

When this parts will back in stock ?

Thx a lot
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 04, 2012, 10:58:10 AM
Hi mike,
I would like to update my G1176 (definitively not good IMHO) to a revD (the mako revA seduce me  ;D).
But you're soon out of stock for the two transformers.

When this parts will back in stock ?

Thx a lot

Hi,

The transformers (3837 and 5002) are in stock:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/index.php?cPath=24

Is that what you mean?

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: acoustix on January 04, 2012, 11:46:58 AM
Yep,

But for DIY, money back in a month or more  :'(
I hope for you, you sell your 10 last 3837 in this time.

My question was more :
-I get angry with my banker and i order now
or
-I wait until the 3837 back in stock at the same time as my finances!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 04, 2012, 12:47:41 PM
Yep,

But for DIY, money back in a month or more  :'(
I hope for you, you sell your 10 last 3837 in this time.

My question was more :
-I get angry with my banker and i order now
or
-I wait until the 3837 back in stock at the same time as my finances!

I'll have more soon!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 12, 2012, 01:48:25 PM
Yep,

But for DIY, money back in a month or more  :'(
I hope for you, you sell your 10 last 3837 in this time.

My question was more :
-I get angry with my banker and i order now
or
-I wait until the 3837 back in stock at the same time as my finances!

I'll have more soon!

Mike

Hi All,

Kits are back in stock.  The Rev A kit now comes with a pair of the discontinued J309's.

Big announcement coming in a week or so.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: ilmarik on January 13, 2012, 11:18:51 AM
Nice package. Thank You!

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: acoustix on January 21, 2012, 08:43:51 AM
Hi,
Do you give a tracking number with the U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail International ?
Before, i took "Priority Mail" and you send me tracking number.

thx !
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 21, 2012, 11:31:29 AM
Hi,
Do you give a tracking number with the U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail International ?
Before, i took "Priority Mail" and you send me tracking number.

thx !

Hi,

1st class international mail is not tracked.  As stated in the terms it's "use at your own risk".  That said they rarely get lost.  They can take up to 6 weeks to arrive.  There is a customs # attached to it, but it's never scanned so it's not much use.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: acoustix on January 21, 2012, 12:54:13 PM
Great, i have to wait

Thx
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: anjing on January 31, 2012, 01:54:40 PM
Just got my rev d pcb and mouser parts, can't wait to order the rev d kit, will they be available again soon?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
I'll have some 3837's tonight I think but I might run out of cases.  If you miss out tonight, I should have plenty of stock at the end of feb.

Mike
Title: Hairball: New Product Preview
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 03:28:56 PM
Hi Guys,

I've been working on a new product for the past two years.  It's not a clone of anything, though it uses a lot of common building block ideas.  I'll have full details and photo's by this weekend.  In the mean time here is a picture of the guts.  There should only be one connecting wire harness.  There are two due to prototype error ;)

(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/Lola_Guts.jpg)

Anyone wanna guess at the topology?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: AP carrier on January 31, 2012, 06:40:31 PM
Hi Mike,

Is this Lola? Looks really good.

I'm guessing it stands for 'Lots Of Lovely Audio'?

Cheers,
Andrew
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: anjing on January 31, 2012, 06:56:48 PM
Judging by the led meter it might a compressor?
For my order i'll be checking tonight....tonight pacific time.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 06:59:04 PM
Hi Mike,

Is this Lola? Looks really good.

I'm guessing it stands for 'Lots Of Lovely Audio'?

Cheers,
Andrew

Not a bad idea!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 07:00:44 PM
Judging by the led meter it might a compressor?

Nope!  ;)

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: anjing on January 31, 2012, 07:06:02 PM
ahahah do i get a second chance? With the front jack probably a preamp with DI?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Ptownkid on January 31, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
Looks like a twin servo preamp...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 07:14:08 PM
ahahah do i get a second chance? With the front jack probably a preamp with DI?

A yes.  But the topology is in question.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 07:20:01 PM
Looks like a twin servo preamp...

Good guess, but nope!

I'm not sure, but I *think* the green pre has the same general topology. Though this implementation is very different.

Not sure though I've never seen the GP schem.

There was a discussion yesterday in the drawing board about this topology.  That should give it away!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 07:20:50 PM
...double post...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: gemini86 on January 31, 2012, 08:12:54 PM
Completely balanced preamp?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Updates: New Website!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 08:28:26 PM
Yep,

But for DIY, money back in a month or more  :'(
I hope for you, you sell your 10 last 3837 in this time.

My question was more :
-I get angry with my banker and i order now
or
-I wait until the 3837 back in stock at the same time as my finances!

3837's are going up tonight!  I just got them.

Sorry false alarm.  They were not 3837's.

Any day now...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 08:32:15 PM
Completely balanced preamp?

Completely differential preamp.

Instrumentation, Cohen, fully differential kind of thing. 

Nothing too groundbreaking, but nothing I've ever seen with Neve style input/output and 990's in the middle.  Plus a few other features.  I'll try and post some details shortly.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 10:32:43 PM
Here's a simplified block diagram.

(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/Lola-Block.jpg)

Beyond that there are a bunch of cool features.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: ruairioflaherty on January 31, 2012, 11:24:05 PM
Hi Mike,

I'm not in the tracking business right now but I want to cheer you on for not cloning a commercial product.  This is a really nice reworking of some well known ideas in a fresh new way.  I hope it flies off the shelf for you.

Cheers,
Ruairi
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 31, 2012, 11:38:15 PM
Thank you Ruairi.   :)

It was definitely a conscious decision. 

I enjoy supplying the 1176 stuff for the MNATs PCBs and will continue to do that, but I've been really interested at starting down the path of my own designs for a couple years now.  I plan on pushing myself with each new design moving forward.  Hoping that A) the next one won't take so long and B) it will be even further in a new direction.

I have to add that I owe a lot to Ed Anderson.  It would have been intimidating to do this without his help along the way. 

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: jsteiger on February 01, 2012, 01:37:02 AM
Nice Mike! Lola's guts look purdy!  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 01, 2012, 01:42:27 AM
Nice Mike! Lola's guts look purdy!  :)

I'll go ahead and mark you down for 10 units Jeff.  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: gemini86 on February 01, 2012, 02:04:50 AM
Completely balanced preamp?

Completely differential preamp.

Instrumentation, Cohen, fully differential kind of thing. 

Nothing too groundbreaking, but nothing I've ever seen with Neve style input/output and 990's in the middle.  Plus a few other features.  I'll try and post some details shortly.

differential was the word I was looking for...

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 01, 2012, 02:11:01 AM
differential was the word I was looking for...

Funnily enough, this was an ongoing thing for me in the development of the Lola.  I kept saying balanced when I meant differential and confused the crap out of people.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: acoustix on February 01, 2012, 02:38:13 AM
Nice part.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 01, 2012, 09:32:35 AM
Nice part.

I'm excited to show the front and all the details.  Just pounding out a few details.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: earl on February 02, 2012, 11:50:06 AM
Hey there Mike is the 8027 meter bigger than the 8025 meter so as to fit dans 2254 case? Nice on the Lola too  :) will be checking into
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 02, 2012, 11:56:45 AM
i don't think I have an "8025" meter.   Each meter has a datasheet with measurements on the page.

8037 (AL29 type) is bigger than the 8027 (AL19 type).

Check the datasheet and compare it with your case.  The 8027 should fit in a 1U the 8037 will not.

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: earl on February 02, 2012, 12:33:59 PM
Sorry mike got the meter wrong i ordered the 8027b 1 ma 's and they are too small for the dan 2u case.  The 8027-wf 1 ma's must be the right ones? a bit bigger then?  Thanks. I will use the smaller meter's on another project btw...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Product Preview!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 02, 2012, 01:55:06 PM
Sorry mike got the meter wrong i ordered the 8027b 1 ma 's and they are too small for the dan 2u case.  The 8027-wf 1 ma's must be the right ones? a bit bigger then?  Thanks. I will use the smaller meter's on another project btw...

The 8027-B and 8027-WF are the same sized meter with different mounting options.  The "B" needs a hole.  The "WF" needs a 47 x 24 mm cutout.  See here:
http://hairballaudio.com/docs/meters/8027.pdf

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Details)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 03, 2012, 12:48:45 AM
I'm please to reveal Hairball's new product "LOLA"! 

Check out this page for all the details and to be notified when it's available. Pricing is coming in about 2 weeks.

http://www.hairballaudio.com/lola/ (http://www.hairballaudio.com/lola/)

(http://www.hairballaudio.com/diy_images/Lola.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New: Lola Details!)
Post by: useme2305 on February 03, 2012, 07:19:34 AM
awesome! i guess this would be a great companion for ribbon mics or quieter sources?

what sources/mics did your test crowd dig this on?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New: Lola Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 03, 2012, 09:57:40 AM
awesome! i guess this would be a great companion for ribbon mics or quieter sources?

what sources/mics did your test crowd dig this on?

65 dB should be plenty of gain for ribbon on most sources.  I've done some vocal and guitar stuff with a Shiny Box ribbon and that sounded great.

I need to compile my notes and get more details the testing.  I haven't done a good job os asking what mics they used.  So far people have noted that it has plenty of clean gain.  I know one user loved it for recording acoustic bass using a U195.  I know another user has recorded vocals, Keys (di) and electric and acoustic guitar with great results.  I'll see if I can get more info or get them to post.

Overall it seems like people are finding plenty of uses for it.   Since it sounds really good when the gain is pushed, there is a another dimension of sound available to the user.

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: okgb on February 04, 2012, 10:30:36 AM
I'll buy one for fun  [ I'm still compiling an order for you ]
you should update the first page always [ it's where i start ]

It's like a character / anti character  pre with the xfmrs but differential ?
and it is still balanced , no ?
[ I meant  , was thinking that the xfmr  may add color where as the differential
keeping it clean ........... ]

Nice work
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 04, 2012, 11:53:11 AM
I'll buy one for fun  [ I'm still compiling an order for you ]
you should update the first page always [ it's where i start ]

It's like a character / anti character  pre with the xfmrs but differential ?
and it is still balanced , no ?

Nice work

Thanks, will do.

It definitely goes from clean to colored depending on the gain/output settings if that is what you mean

Yes it's balanced and differential.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: bieckmusic on February 04, 2012, 07:10:30 PM
I've been given the opportunity to test out the Lola pre-amp in my studio the last few weeks.  :)  I've recorded guitars, vocals and keys through it on various projects I've been working on;

Here are some acoustic guitars (collings), double tracked, using a Neumann/Geffel UM-57 and the Lola into a Digi 192 at 44.1.
I added 2dB of 10K and a HPF at 80hz.  The mic positioning is what a great Country/Bluegrass engineer in town taught me.  Take the microphone point it right at the guitarist's nose, about 6 inches away, with the capsule pointed straight down towards the floor.  I find I often get a smoother sound this way instead of pointing the mic straight at the 13th fret...etc...

The second clip is a Gibson 335, with a SM 57.  The Lola is panned to the left side.  Then it was double tracked with an Api 312 on the right side.  I found the Lola side a little "hairy-ier" and slightly more bass.  Pretty cool  :)

I don't want to get too into verbose descriptions of audio characteristics, nor do I want to insincerely hype a particular product.  But, I can honestly say, my client (a singer) and my regular session guitar player were really impressed with the sound, as was I.  My engineer friend also says, "A good sound walks in with the talent when they enter the room", and I believe that's true.  But, having the right tools for the job is also a big part of it.  8-)

This is definitely on my list of upcoming DIY projects for this year.

greg

the audio clips can be found here ----

http://www.mediafire.com/?ekiga48mb4etx
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: okgb on February 05, 2012, 08:51:42 AM
The Mic for acoustic is a side address type  ? , so it's basically off axis  ?
recorded sitting down on hard surface floor ?
thanks for posting & hairball for the spirit to try something different
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: bieckmusic on February 05, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
Hi Okgb,

That's right.  A condenser mic, cardioid, side address.  The tip of the microphone aimed right at the players nose but about 6 inches away.  With the microphone capsule pointed straight at the ground.  So the mic is parallel to the ground.  I have a hard wood floor with a thick rug on it, and splayed walls, etc...   I've a-b'ed different mic positions for acoustic and this one position I really like for certain sounds.

best,
greg 
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: acoustix on February 06, 2012, 01:39:08 PM
Hi,
I place my mic like you sometimes.
Nobody listen a guitar with his ear glued to the corders.
I'm not a fan of close miking with Cello, GT ....

I test to place a couple of small condenser just side my head, for rec the "sound like i hear it" and it's sometimes it's good  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: deuc224 on February 06, 2012, 02:55:44 PM
me likes the DI going through the input transformer ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 06, 2012, 04:07:55 PM
me likes the DI going through the input transformer ;D

I like the DI a lot.  I've been playing my Rhodes and Casino through it and enjoying the sound.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: Brotastic on March 05, 2012, 03:09:39 AM
Dan,

Got my order on Friday and just wanted to say thanks for the great customer service and answering all my newber questions.  I will be most certainly doing more business with you.

Dan
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: AdoreaRecordingStudio on April 15, 2012, 06:54:44 PM
So I've self-etched 2 channels of the MNATS 1108's and tirelessly read through EVERY groupDIY  forum that has anything to do with 1108's before posting but I am admitting defeat - at least for the night lol   - I've got the first of two "solo" style units built.. Cinemag 2511 input / EA-5002 output. - Thanks Hairball*** I've chosen to not include 48v phantom in this first unit so that is not where the issue stems from. I am getting a hum/buzz that is just too loud for me to be okay with. I am assuming this is a grounding issue. However any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I am using insulated wire to go to the volume pots* / grounded my power supply at 0v / and grounded all shields to chassis from IN/OUT xlr's. 

I'd gladly post pictures if anyone has any thoughts?
 
Ps - i've already successfully built 2 "1176" style bluestripe boxes with great success, and since the circuit  is very similar I am perplexed as to what I am screwing up??

Thanks !

Travis
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 16, 2012, 10:38:21 AM
Hi,

You want to use the 1108 support thread:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=37374.0

I don't have anything to add other than there must be a ground issue.  I personally have not built that project.

So I've self-etched 2 channels of the MNATS 1108's and tirelessly read through EVERY groupDIY  forum that has anything to do with 1108's before posting but I am admitting defeat - at least for the night lol   - I've got the first of two "solo" style units built.. Cinemag 2511 input / EA-5002 output. - Thanks Hairball*** I've chosen to not include 48v phantom in this first unit so that is not where the issue stems from. I am getting a hum/buzz that is just too loud for me to be okay with. I am assuming this is a grounding issue. However any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I am using insulated wire to go to the volume pots* / grounded my power supply at 0v / and grounded all shields to chassis from IN/OUT xlr's. 

I'd gladly post pictures if anyone has any thoughts?
 
Ps - i've already successfully built 2 "1176" style bluestripe boxes with great success, and since the circuit  is very similar I am perplexed as to what I am screwing up??

Thanks !

Travis
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: wave on April 23, 2012, 07:11:17 PM
Hello,
I ordered 2 EA-1166 500 transformers on Saturday. Just a heads up

Thanks,
Dave
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 23, 2012, 07:18:10 PM
Hello,
I ordered 2 EA-1166 500 transformers on Saturday. Just a heads up

Thanks,
Dave

Got it!  I'll get them out tomorrow and you'll get tracking emailed to you.

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: wave on April 23, 2012, 07:24:02 PM
Awesome! Hairball (cough) Rocks!  :)

Dave
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Mic Pre Details!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 24, 2012, 04:14:24 PM
Hi All,

The Lola mic pre is available now!

Hairballaudio.com/Lola

Thanks,

Mike

PS Nap time for Me, Lola, and the Hairball Cat.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola on Sale Now!)
Post by: wave on April 26, 2012, 04:16:13 PM
Hi Mike,
I received the mini 1166 transformers today! Thanks for the quick service. Ed does an incredible job! These are very nice

Dave
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola on Sale Now!)
Post by: mulletchuck on April 30, 2012, 03:36:18 PM
just ordered a pair of the LA3A-500 transformer bundles!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola on Sale Now!)
Post by: bobine on April 30, 2012, 10:47:32 PM
Just opened my Lola kit... I'm really impressed with the packaging, the attention to detail, and how well organized everything is. It's clear a lot of thought went into this! 

Looking forward to building... and hearing it!

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola on Sale Now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 30, 2012, 11:28:33 PM
Just opened my Lola kit... I'm really impressed with the packaging, the attention to detail, and how well organized everything is. It's clear a lot of thought went into this! 

Looking forward to building... and hearing it!

Thanks!

Thanks!

It's been a labour of love for about 2 years, and yes putting those kits together is not fun. :)

I need to put a note in the kits not install the t-pad or DI jack without reading the manual first (for the pro's who don't need no stinkin' manual).  They float off the board a little.

http://www.hairballaudio.com/LolaPP/LolaManual.pdf

Page 12.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola on Sale Now!)
Post by: germoju on May 22, 2012, 06:10:24 PM
hi,

Some news about EA-11148 Rev F/G Output Transformer ?

thanks !
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola on Sale Now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 22, 2012, 06:23:05 PM
hi,

Some news about EA-11148 Rev F/G Output Transformer ?

thanks !

I'll have some in about 1 week.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 01, 2012, 04:31:08 PM
Hi All,

I'm running a promotion in conjunction with diyrecordingequipment.com.  Enter the redeem code "differential" at checkout to receive a 10% discount on any Lola kit until June 15th.

Thanks,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: germoju on June 13, 2012, 03:30:02 AM
hi,

I just received my order (4x Rev A bundle). But You forgot the J309 !
Can you send it to me quickly please ?!

thanks ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 13, 2012, 12:22:44 PM
hi,

I just received my order (4x Rev A bundle). But You forgot the J309 !
Can you send it to me quickly please ?!

thanks ;)

Hi,

Sorry about that!  I emailed you the new tracking number.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: germoju on June 13, 2012, 01:57:55 PM
Thank you so much Mike !  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: okgb on July 06, 2012, 06:02:54 PM
Maybe it's a sleeper , but if you have enough 312 types and can't afford the neve's
or you want a nice cross between a MP-2 and a Neve  , There's Lola , how many things can claim
to not be a copy of anything ?
Hey Mike have you got it to any " Big Time  " guys yet ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 07, 2012, 10:56:04 AM
Maybe it's a sleeper , but if you have enough 312 types and can't afford the neve's
or you want a nice cross between a MP-2 and a Neve  , There's Lola , how many things can claim
to not be a copy of anything ?
Hey Mike have you got it to any " Big Time  " guys yet ?

Not too sure about BTG's.  Definitely a number of larger studios have purchased pairs of Lola's.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: rodgerjollie on July 09, 2012, 10:20:43 PM
PCBs arrived today thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: frazzman on July 19, 2012, 11:42:42 PM
Any sign of getting the 8027-WF 1mA Meter back in stock?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 20, 2012, 02:24:26 AM
Any sign of getting the 8027-WF 1mA Meter back in stock?

August 15 is the delivery date.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: glbaudio on July 26, 2012, 12:35:34 PM
what's about EA-11148 Rev F/G Output Transformer? will be back in stock? or will be only the 500 version?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 26, 2012, 12:38:51 PM
what's about EA-11148 Rev F/G Output Transformer? will be back in stock? or will be only the 500 version?

I should have those in about 2 weeks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: john12ax7 on July 26, 2012, 01:36:15 PM
What is the status of TR-35 and TR-45 meters? Looking for something that would work for 500 series.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 26, 2012, 01:38:07 PM
What is the status of TR-35 and TR-45 meters? Looking for something that would work for 500 series.

Sorry I keep delaying on these.  When I get back from summer break I'll get some ordered.  I would say 3 months on these with the break, scale design, first production run and all that jazz.

It'll be at the top of my list.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Sylvain D. on July 26, 2012, 07:49:17 PM
Any update on when we can expect EA-1166 availability...?


Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 26, 2012, 08:29:53 PM
Any update on when we can expect EA-1166 availability...?

Nothing yet.  I'll ask Ed after I get back from my break on 08/05.

When Ed set out to offer the 1166, a couple of his goals were to create a transformer as true as possible to the original and one that would fit into a 1U enclosure.

When the 1166 was delivered it sounded awesome, but was a little thicker than anticipated.  Ed's been looking at getting it a little thinner but retaining the specs.  It's a time consuming process.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: kml23956 on July 26, 2012, 08:37:11 PM
Any update on when we can expect EA-1166 availability...?

Nothing yet.  I'll ask Ed after I get back from my break on 08/05.

When Ed set out to offer the 1166, a couple of his goals were to create a transformer as true as possible to the original and one that would fit into a 1U enclosure.

When the 1166 was delivered it sounded awesome, but was a little thicker than anticipated.  Ed's been looking at getting it a little thinner but retaining the specs.  It's a time consuming process.

Mike

Can there be two versions of the 1166?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 26, 2012, 08:40:47 PM
double post
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 26, 2012, 08:47:05 PM
Well there is the 1166-500 which has virtually the same specs and is in-stock.  The THD at max output is a little higher on the 1166-500. 

In the short term, I may be able to get mounting brackets for those.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Sylvain D. on July 26, 2012, 10:07:51 PM
Thanks Mike.

I'll hang in there :)

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: frazzman on August 16, 2012, 07:21:05 PM
Any sign of getting the 8027-WF 1mA Meter back in stock?

August 15 is the delivery date.

Mike

Hi Mike, any sign of these yet? Cheers
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: kml23956 on August 16, 2012, 07:26:55 PM
Any news on brackets?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 17, 2012, 12:36:00 AM
Any sign of getting the 8027-WF 1mA Meter back in stock?

August 15 is the delivery date.

Mike

Hi Mike, any sign of these yet? Cheers

UPS has them arriving tomorrow (Friday).  I'll get them on the site in the am.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 17, 2012, 12:36:22 AM
Any news on brackets?

Which do you mean?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 17, 2012, 10:28:23 PM
Any sign of getting the 8027-WF 1mA Meter back in stock?

August 15 is the delivery date.

Mike


Hi Mike, any sign of these yet? Cheers

UPS has them arriving tomorrow (Friday).  I'll get them on the site in the am.

Back in stock
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: kml23956 on August 18, 2012, 11:38:13 PM
1166 -500 brackets ....my *****es.

I am adding "my *****es" to all intenet posts.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 21, 2012, 01:17:09 AM
1166 -500 brackets ....my *****es.

I am adding "my *****es" to all intenet posts.

Ya I have brackets for those.  Shoot me an email.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: glbaudio on August 21, 2012, 10:09:50 AM
1166 -500 brackets ....my *****es.

I am adding "my *****es" to all intenet posts.

Ya I have brackets for those.  Shoot me an email.

Mike
those nice brackets can work with the EA 11148-500 too?  ;)
i have an order in your Shopping Chart from MONTHS!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 21, 2012, 10:35:34 AM
They do, but there is so much lacquer on the 11148's they don't fit well.  I'm expecting the 11148's any day (hopefully today!).

I know they have shipped to me.  Trying to get tracking now.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: glbaudio on August 21, 2012, 02:37:50 PM
They do, but there is so much lacquer on the 11148's they don't fit well.  I'm expecting the 11148's any day (hopefully today!).

I know they have shipped to me.  Trying to get tracking now.

perfect, let me know, i can wait some days more to put the order...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: kml23956 on August 21, 2012, 10:39:54 PM
Really? Seriously!! I have been censored by a Moderator. To that I say "French Connect UK" to the man! My B!tches!

1166 -500 brackets ....my *****es.

I am adding "my *****es" to all intenet posts.

Ya I have brackets for those.  Shoot me an email.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 22, 2012, 08:29:07 PM
I don't think you got censored.  I think the form software does that automatically.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 22, 2012, 08:29:41 PM
B11148's are back in stock.  Which means Rev F and G kits are back in stock.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: kml23956 on August 22, 2012, 11:20:18 PM
I don't think you got censored.  I think the form software does that automatically.


Well, that is just not as much fun to rant about.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: glbaudio on August 23, 2012, 06:59:53 AM
B11148's are back in stock.  Which means Rev F and G kits are back in stock.

Thanks!

Mike
yessssss order placed!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: gar381 on September 25, 2012, 10:18:07 PM
Hey Mike

Just saw your Lola ad in Tape Op  LOOK'IN GOOD !!

GARY
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 25, 2012, 10:20:38 PM
Hey Mike

Just saw your Lola ad in Tape Op  LOOK'IN GOOD !!

GARY

Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Rev F and G are back in stock!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on October 19, 2012, 03:34:24 PM
Hi All,

I don't think I ever posted that I started a Hairball Blog on the website:

http://www.hairballaudio.com/blog/

Stuff and previews of what is coming out from Hairball.

Also in the next couple of weeks I'll be starting a FET Compressor build series on the blog.  Should put all of your questions to rest (ha!).

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Hairball Blog!)
Post by: Scrappersa on November 24, 2012, 02:50:57 PM
Hey Mike, when do you think you will have some more EA-1166 back in stock?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (New Hairball Blog!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 24, 2012, 08:57:49 PM
Hey Mike, when do you think you will have some more EA-1166 back in stock?

Ed is still working on making them a little smaller.  Hopefully by spring 2013.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 21, 2013, 10:33:35 AM
DIY-990 Kits are now in stock!

Info:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=51154.0 (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=51154.0)

Purchase:
http://www.hairballaudio.com/990 (http://www.hairballaudio.com/990)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: mikefatom on January 21, 2013, 12:37:25 PM
Very cool Mike! Congrats to you and Mnats for making this available.  :)

I will have to check it out when I get a chance.

Cheers,

Mike


DIY-990 Kits are now in stock!

Info:
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=51154.0 (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=51154.0)

Purchase:
http://www.hairballaudio.com/990 (http://www.hairballaudio.com/990)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: Ptownkid on January 21, 2013, 03:07:13 PM
That is pretty cool...worked on and off on solutions over the years to no avail, well done.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 21, 2013, 03:35:06 PM
That is pretty cool...worked on and off on solutions over the years to no avail, well done.

Thanks!

Ya I adentified the SSM2212 pretty early on but when I did the first prototype in May of last year, if became clear to me that the SMD parts, specifically the bypass caps between the pins were not DIY friendly.  I have shaky hands.

I sat on it until recently when I found a local assembly shop that would do the pins and SMD parts very cheaply.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: 3nity on January 28, 2013, 10:25:28 PM
Mike.
Is the 990 same dimension as the previous 990 designed by mnats?
What are they exactly?
Thanks.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 28, 2013, 10:31:28 PM
They are 1.1" square.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: trancedental on March 03, 2013, 08:41:59 AM
Hi Mike, When will you have the 8037 VU lamp version meters back in stock?

Cheers JK
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (DIY-990 Op-Amp Kits Now In Stock)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 03, 2013, 10:53:19 AM
Hi Mike, When will you have the 8037 VU lamp version meters back in stock?

Cheers JK

Due on March 11th!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 04, 2013, 11:21:18 PM
Hi All,

I have a batch of new dual 25K rev log pots that are surplus from an audio manufacturer.

http://hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=137

Get em' while you can.  I also have two new meter styles coming.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: berkleystudios on March 15, 2013, 01:26:00 AM
order placed. still expecting kits in by the 25th? just need a VU, input tranny for rev D, and a T attenuation
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 15, 2013, 01:28:51 AM
order placed. still expecting kits in by the 25th? just need a VU, input tranny for rev D, and a T attenuation

Hope so.  The only thing missing is the input transformer.  Hoping to have them by the 25th and if not very soon after.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: curranm on April 16, 2013, 06:48:48 PM
Just got my switches and meters for my CLX-VU!!! awesome shipping time and beautiful looking VU's. I cannot wait to get my 1176 rev a kit form these guys next week!!!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: Tedrummerx on April 18, 2013, 12:04:11 AM
Mike, any time table for having lola kits back in stock? Thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 18, 2013, 12:17:49 AM
Mike, any time table for having lola kits back in stock? Thanks!

Currently all I'm waiting on are the input transformers.  I had been told they will ship to me next week.  They take about 4 business days to get to me so worst case should be 2 weeks. 

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: Curran on April 22, 2013, 07:06:44 PM
Just got my 1176 rev A kit today!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOO!now i just need to wait for the nmats boards to show up!!! I am so excited!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Dual 25K Rev Log Pots)
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 24, 2013, 12:59:24 AM
Two new VU meters for sale!

8035
http://www.hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=99 (http://www.hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=99)

8045
http://www.hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=100 (http://www.hairballaudio.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=100)

Here they are in action
http://youtu.be/9TTShKbvrfM (http://youtu.be/9TTShKbvrfM)

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: frazzman on June 03, 2013, 09:59:25 AM
No EA-5002 tx in stock? Oh where art thou?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 03, 2013, 10:02:31 AM
No EA-5002 tx in stock? Oh where art thou?

Wednesday!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: eparg on June 16, 2013, 07:12:31 PM
Any ETA for 1176 stereo link kits?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 16, 2013, 10:08:20 PM
Any ETA for 1176 stereo link kits?

Hopefully this week.  I'll have something more solid tomorrow.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: eparg on June 16, 2013, 10:09:41 PM
Any ETA for 1176 stereo link kits?

Hopefully this week.  I'll have something more solid tomorrow.

Great news, thanks!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 17, 2013, 01:23:29 PM
Any ETA for 1176 stereo link kits?

Hopefully this week.  I'll have something more solid tomorrow.

Great news, thanks!

Should have them wed/turs
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: tonedude on September 24, 2013, 04:19:50 AM
Hi, I'm about to buy some stuff from your shop and wonder if buying 2x matched pairs of the 2N5457 (for use in a stereo setup) include stereo matching?

Best regards, Mattias
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 25, 2013, 12:31:32 PM
If you buy two sets of FETs at once they will be closely match.  Close enough for use in our link kit.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: JamesW on November 17, 2013, 06:09:41 PM
Will you be offering the LA3A 500 transformer bundles again as there is another run of the kits under way
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 18, 2013, 01:54:24 PM
Will you be offering the LA3A 500 transformer bundles again as there is another run of the kits under way

Yep!  should have the outputs in 2 weeks.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: AErige on November 21, 2013, 11:46:26 AM
Any update on when we can expect EA-1166 availability...?
Nothing yet.  I'll ask Ed after I get back from my break on 08/05.
When Ed set out to offer the 1166, a couple of his goals were to create a transformer as true as possible to the original and one that would fit into a 1U enclosure.
When the 1166 was delivered it sounded awesome, but was a little thicker than anticipated.  Ed's been looking at getting it a little thinner but retaining the specs.  It's a time consuming process.

Mike
Hi mike,
Any news about the new EA-1166 Tx fitting in 1U Ed was working on ?  Since it's been over a year, can I assume it cant be done without messing with the original specs. And if so, any chance for a new batch of "original/thick" EA1166 ?
thanks  :)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 21, 2013, 11:59:05 AM
Any update on when we can expect EA-1166 availability...?
Nothing yet.  I'll ask Ed after I get back from my break on 08/05.
When Ed set out to offer the 1166, a couple of his goals were to create a transformer as true as possible to the original and one that would fit into a 1U enclosure.
When the 1166 was delivered it sounded awesome, but was a little thicker than anticipated.  Ed's been looking at getting it a little thinner but retaining the specs.  It's a time consuming process.

Mike
Hi mike,
Any news about the new EA-1166 Tx fitting in 1U Ed was working on ?  Since it's been over a year, can I assume it cant be done without messing with the original specs. And if so, any chance for a new batch of "original/thick" EA1166 ?
thanks  :)

I'll ask!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: AErige on November 21, 2013, 12:14:08 PM
I'll ask!
Thanks for asking mike, i'm sure i'm not the only one interested....btw I saw 3nity managed to fit the old EA1166 in a 1U : http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=50024.msg638876#msg638876
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 21, 2013, 12:17:47 PM
Trust me I know lots of people are asking!   ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Lola Discount Code!)
Post by: rainton on November 23, 2013, 06:32:48 AM

Hi mike,
Any news about the new EA-1166 Tx fitting in 1U Ed was working on ?  Since it's been over a year, can I assume it cant be done without messing with the original specs. And if so, any chance for a new batch of "original/thick" EA1166 ?
thanks  :)

I'm also highly interested!!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: micandmod on November 28, 2013, 08:49:10 AM
Hi Mike,
I receive my 1176 Blue stripe this week. Look very nice !
Do you have maybe a tutorial for the installation of all wires ?
Best :)
Yannick
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: rainton on November 28, 2013, 10:22:43 AM
Hi Mike,
I receive my 1176 Blue stripe this week. Look very nice !
Do you have maybe a tutorial for the installation of all wires ?
Best :)
Yannick

you'll find it all on hairballaudio.com!  ;)
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on November 28, 2013, 12:01:04 PM
Here is the partial kit build guides:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/fetguide.php

Next week I'll have a complete rev A specific build guide like the D.
http://www.hairballaudio.com/blog/d_assembly/revd/

If you use the complete D guide to build the A, note that the Ratio, attack, and release component values are a little different and the calibration is a little different.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: micandmod on November 28, 2013, 01:55:53 PM
Here is the partial kit build guides:
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/fetguide.php

Next week I'll have a complete rev A specific build guide like the D.
http://www.hairballaudio.com/blog/d_assembly/revd/

If you use the complete D guide to build the A, note that the Ratio, attack, and release component values are a little different and the calibration is a little different.

Thank you so much Mike !
This is exactly what I wanted :)
Best.
Yannick
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: beatnik on December 11, 2013, 02:31:08 PM
Hi Mike, when will rev F/G transformers be back in stock ?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: berkleystudios on February 14, 2014, 02:11:44 PM
having a hard time checking out on your site. click "check out" and its just stuck loading.... tried on multiple computers and devices

Never mind got it to work
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: frazzman on March 15, 2014, 04:48:58 AM
Hi Mike,
I'm after some 8037 meters with led backlight (rather than 12v lamp) - you don't have these anymore ? Think it would be hard to convert lamp version to dual LED? Need these meters for a dual la2a. Cheers
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: lampas on March 16, 2014, 06:16:21 PM
Hi,

I could not find ALTRAN C-3837 transformer in your site ... Does this mean, that you won't have it in the stock any more ?


Regards.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: toneboner on April 12, 2014, 05:55:52 AM
5002 coming back soon?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: simonsez on April 13, 2014, 04:21:03 AM
Hi Mike,

Do you have a Rev A/D output transformer left for me? It's look that you're out of stock for long time.


Regards,

Simon
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: frazzman on June 16, 2014, 01:38:18 AM
Hi Mike,

I noticed that mnats board sales page now redirect to Hairball. Mnats use to offer a small variable power supply PCBs in the past that was useful for many different projects where you needed to power 2 PCBs - i.e.  dual channels etc.

I checked on your site and noticed that you don't seem to stock the power supply PCB. Is this something that you will end up stocking, or has it been discontinued? I tried to contact mnats directly about this but his inbox is full.

Cheers
James
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Vernois on July 07, 2014, 05:14:48 PM
Just wanted to say how nice it is dealing with Mike at Hairball. I had purchased an enclosure from another forum member that didn't include the switch brackets. After inquiring whether they were available for purchase seperately, they were sent out at no charge, not even any shipping.
So, thanks Mike and I'm looking forward to a future rev. A build!
Gavin
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2014, 04:50:16 PM
Hi Mike,

I noticed that mnats board sales page now redirect to Hairball. Mnats use to offer a small variable power supply PCBs in the past that was useful for many different projects where you needed to power 2 PCBs - i.e.  dual channels etc.

I checked on your site and noticed that you don't seem to stock the power supply PCB. Is this something that you will end up stocking, or has it been discontinued? I tried to contact mnats directly about this but his inbox is full.

Cheers
James

We stock them now.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Two New VU Meters!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2014, 04:52:32 PM
We are proud to announce the release of our "Elements" line of mic pres.

Available now for pre-order with an anticipated ship date of early August.

http://www.hairballaudio.com/elements/ (http://www.hairballaudio.com/elements/)

Checkout the site for more info!

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Elements Mic Pres On Sale Now!)
Post by: sagebaggott on August 15, 2014, 01:06:27 PM
Hey Mike -

Do you have an updated ETA on the Elements kits? I have a Copper on order and I can't wait to build it!
These look amazing by the way, and the price is great.

Oh yeah, just realized this is my first post... :)

thanks,
Sage

Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Elements Mic Pres On Sale Now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on August 15, 2014, 02:14:57 PM
Hey Mike -

Do you have an updated ETA on the Elements kits? I have a Copper on order and I can't wait to build it!
These look amazing by the way, and the price is great.

Oh yeah, just realized this is my first post... :)

thanks,
Sage

Shipping today!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Elements Mic Pres On Sale Now!)
Post by: sagebaggott on August 15, 2014, 07:43:33 PM
Cool, thanks! I'll post a pic when I get it built.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Elements Mic Pres On Sale Now!)
Post by: Bobby Baird on August 19, 2014, 04:12:08 PM
Hey Mike, Payment sent for stereo rev D kit. By the way congrats on the Element Pres those look sweet. I will have to get me a bronze and a copper eventually. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Elements Mic Pres On Sale Now!)
Post by: sagebaggott on August 24, 2014, 12:55:15 PM
Hi Mike-
Got your email about the missing resistors, and I'm actually missing a 20k 1/4W. Rather than wait for the new package, I was going to get one from the local radio shack today, but they only have 22k 1/4W in-store. Would that work as a replacement? I'm building the Copper kit.

BTW, half way through my build, and I have to say the build guide is really well done and it's been super easy so far! Nice job.

Oh yeah, the resistor is at R504...
Title: Re: HairballAudio: DIY Parts/Kits (Elements Mic Pres On Sale Now!)
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 02, 2014, 05:01:21 PM
Hi All,

We're very excited to announce the release of the FET/500 series of analog FET compressors. This has been a labor of love for designer Mako Natsume and we are proud to be involved with it. These sound killer!

Read about it here:
http://www.hairballaudio.com/FET500/

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Indecline on September 02, 2014, 06:39:11 PM
I though I saw a teaser in the Elements video ;)

Great work as usual!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Winetree on September 02, 2014, 06:46:39 PM
Great.
This fills a void in the 500 series compressor dept.
Pre-sale. When will the units ship?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 02, 2014, 06:53:55 PM
Great.
This fills a void in the 500 series compressor dept.
Pre-sale. When will the units ship?

If you just get the PCB only kit, those are shipping now.

The full kit is being kitted now (all the parts are here), they'll ship in 10-14 days.  Hopefully less but we'll see.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Bobby Baird on September 02, 2014, 10:11:53 PM
Love the fact that the 500 series version has no wiring but the output transformer, smart Mako. These would make a great addition to any 500 rack. Long live analog.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: ddageek on September 03, 2014, 09:55:06 AM
Mike
The FET 500 series looks great ! I see some of these in my future!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: mikefatom on September 04, 2014, 12:27:17 PM
Great looking FET comp Mike!
Congrats on the new release!

All the best,

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: junkface on November 27, 2014, 11:52:08 PM
any chance there's a mouser cart link for the A or D 500 fet out there?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Zander on January 14, 2015, 03:36:17 AM
Hi,

I have quick question about the 8027 meter. Is it possible to change those LEDs? I'm afraid I'm going to break it so I ask before trying this.

Zander
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: mac on March 26, 2015, 10:07:44 PM
Hey Mike,
Apologies if this has been covered before but this thread is 50 pages now!!

Are the 3A/5A Style Small Skirted Knob that you have on your site for round shaft, D shaft or are they fluted?

I assume the same as the 1176 builds I have done from you which are all round shaft?

Mac
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 26, 2015, 10:18:00 PM
Hey Mike,
Apologies if this has been covered before but this thread is 50 pages now!!

Are the 3A/5A Style Small Skirted Knob that you have on your site for round shaft, D shaft or are they fluted?

I assume the same as the 1176 builds I have done from you which are all round shaft?

Mac

Yes 1/4" round shaft.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: okgb on April 01, 2015, 12:46:32 PM
Only problem is too many to choose from , but you want us to collect the whole set right ?
Nice work!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: fragletrollet on May 02, 2015, 01:39:44 PM
What are the difference between the 500-series 1176`s and the "standard" ones (if comparing the same revisions)? I`m guessing that the 500-series ones might have a little less headroom due to the lower power used? Anything else?

Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 04, 2015, 01:43:52 PM
What are the difference between the 500-series 1176`s and the "standard" ones (if comparing the same revisions)? I`m guessing that the 500-series ones might have a little less headroom due to the lower power used? Anything else?

Nope, gain is the same (45-50 dB depending on rev).  The rails are the exact same (+30V and a - bias rail), it's explained on the MNATS site.  Keep in mind +16 and -16 is still a 32V swing.

500 series have a slightly higher noise floor but we've only noticed it in measurement.  500 series does add the 2:1, true bypass and more responsive metering.

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: dmp on May 27, 2015, 12:47:19 PM
What's the ETA on EA 1176 transformers?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2015, 12:51:25 PM
What's the ETA on EA 1176 transformers?

There are all in stock.  What are you looking for?

Mike
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: dmp on May 27, 2015, 12:52:39 PM
The EA-1176 is showing out of stock on the website.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: dmp on May 27, 2015, 12:53:17 PM
Oops, EA-1166  neve output
Sorry, number typo
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2015, 12:55:43 PM
Oops, EA-1166  neve output
Sorry, number typo

Oh I think we might be discontinuing the full sized and just stocking the 500 series.  I need to chat with Ed.

I wouldn't wait around for them.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: dmp on May 27, 2015, 01:04:22 PM
OK, thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: ChrioN on December 19, 2015, 07:43:46 PM
Are you going to provide the needed potentiometers for the FET500s as separate parts?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on December 21, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
Are you going to provide the needed potentiometers for the FET500s as separate parts?

Perhaps.  Email us if you need something.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: okgb on January 28, 2016, 01:50:30 PM
the 500 fet boards are available separately ?  I've been meaning to build one as a guitar pedal
which I believe " slideRig " is, thanks
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 28, 2016, 01:52:09 PM
the 500 fet boards are available separately ?  I've been meaning to build one as a guitar pedal
which I believe " slideRig " is, thanks

Yup!

Parts Store -> PCBs
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: okgb on February 19, 2016, 07:15:24 PM
Dug!
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Stagefright13 on September 10, 2016, 09:54:33 PM
Just got your new 1176 rack case today. It is the BOMB! Thanks so much. Looks Beautiful! Meter looks Authentic too! Will tally up what is left and order again. Thanks Mike!

John
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: ChrioN on November 02, 2016, 06:53:07 PM
Are the new 1176 PCBs exclusive to the FET/RACK kits, or can they be bought elsewhere? I got some cases already.   :-\
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: mnats on November 06, 2016, 07:58:54 PM
Are the new 1176 PCBs exclusive to the FET/RACK kits, or can they be bought elsewhere? I got some cases already.   :-\
I can't speak for Hairball, but the new FET/RACK was designed as a whole rather than PCB + Case. Unless your case was designed specifically for the new FET/RACK boards they are unlikely to work correctly. Crucially, two of the three brackets at the back of the board are for chassis and signal ground while all three aid the structural integrity of the finished unit.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: mdmitch2 on May 23, 2017, 05:21:08 PM
::wrong thread. moved to support thread::
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Blackdawg on June 25, 2017, 01:09:17 AM
Just finished 2 Rev/F builds. Waiting on a part missing from one. However, when i plug in one to calibrate, the top meter(Gain meter?) all the LEDs are lit..Can't be right. Nothing seems to change it.

Any tips?
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Blackdawg on July 02, 2017, 06:30:22 PM
Anyone? Both my kits are doing this
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: okgb on December 17, 2017, 11:11:42 PM
You should probably update the first post  , just saying !
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: dmp on March 07, 2019, 11:11:33 AM
Mike,
You've got some bad links to your website
Start with the links in your signature...

Blackdawg, go to the support thread in dynamic processors - no one is going to see your post here.
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: KDE on May 12, 2019, 12:42:48 AM
I can't speak for Hairball, but the new FET/RACK was designed as a whole rather than PCB + Case. Unless your case was designed specifically for the new FET/RACK boards they are unlikely to work correctly. Crucially, two of the three brackets at the back of the board are for chassis and signal ground while all three aid the structural integrity of the finished unit.

I two have my own case. Is there any left over stock on the old style pcbs? Would love to grab some Rev A boards
Title: Re: HairballAudio: FET/500 on sale now!
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 03, 2019, 01:46:57 PM
I two have my own case. Is there any left over stock on the old style pcbs? Would love to grab some Rev A boards

https://www.hairballaudio.com/catalog/parts-store/old-style-fetrack
Title: Re: Hairball Audio, LLC - DIY Kits and Components. HairballAudio.com
Post by: Fuzz Face on June 06, 2019, 07:32:02 PM
I built a FET/500 rev A a month or two ago and just wanted to say I have really been loving it. 

I love how it sounds even in GR off mode. The 2:1 ratio is getting used all over the place. Slam mode is everything I hoped for on a drum room mic.

You guys are great. Thanks for the amazing kit (and free T-shirt)

I see a Rev D pair in my future :)
Title: Re: Hairball Audio, LLC - DIY Kits and Components. HairballAudio.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on June 06, 2019, 07:36:28 PM
I built a FET/500 rev A a month or two ago and just wanted to say I have really been loving it. 

I love how it sounds even in GR off mode. The 2:1 ratio is getting used all over the place. Slam mode is everything I hoped for on a drum room mic.

You guys are great. Thanks for the amazing kit (and free T-shirt)

I see a Rev D pair in my future :)

Thanks!