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Marketplace => White Market => Topic started by: jsteiger on January 30, 2009, 12:28:39 PM

Title: CAPI-Gear; New 500 Headphone Amp Kit and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 30, 2009, 12:28:39 PM
1/1/2013 Update:
-BB2521 IC-Discrete hybrid opamp kits added to the store. http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_183
-One time batch of NOS Philips NE5534N's added to the store along with TI's LME49710's http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_73

2/2/2013 Update:
-EA2622's are back in stock http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=80 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=80)

5/19/2013 Update:
-Elma-Neve-Marconi knobs have been added to the store http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_184 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_184)
-2 custom Elma 04 series rotary switches have been added to the store http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=51_133 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=51_133)

7/6/2013 Update:
-New 15 and 18 pin card edge adapters for 500 and 51x prototyping have been added to the store. http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_88

1/8/2014 Update:
-553F EQ kits have been added to the store. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_117_119_170&products_id=417
-500/51x Extension Jigs are now in stock http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_185
-Small one time batch of dual 10k pan pots have been listed http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=422

8/17/2014 Update:
Custom Crimson Ribbon Mic upgrade transformers! I added two variations of these some time ago but forgot to mention it here.....
-The 1:35 version. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_186&products_id=414
-The 1:40 version. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_186&products_id=415

10/11/2014 Update:
-VF600 discrete opamp blocks manufactured by Steve Firlotte of Inward Connections can now be purchased at the store http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=429

11/1/2014 Update:
-Fluted-Skirted Neve Presence knobs from Elma are now available at the store
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_184&products_id=430

3/15/2015 Update:
-New Litz wire version of the 2503 has been added to the store
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=437
-New 2-Stage utility line amp cards have been added to the store
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=438

5/3/2015 Update:
-4 new potentiometers added to the store. 2 different panpots as well as some other goodies!!
http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=50_131

6/17/2015 Update:
-Litz wire 2623-1's have been added to the store
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=450

Welcome!  :) This is my old, original thread that was started in the Black Market. With the evolution of our great forum here, I wanted this one moved to the new White Market to give me a space to inform everyone of the many changes that occur at my store. Everything has been left intact for a future reference. Jeff

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Here is a link to the gar2520 build/support (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33970.0) thread.
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Here is the build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33501.0) for my VP2x projects.
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Here is a link to download the VP2x Assembly Guide (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/VP2x-Assembly-Guide.pdf) in pdf format.
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Here is a link to the VP312DI build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=40821.0) in the Lab.
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While I am at it, here is the build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33038.0) for the 2-ACA-Bo project.
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Hey All,

This has been a long, long time in the works. Although I am not quite ready to launch yet...I am nearing the finish line. I figure it's close enough to let the cat out of the bag, as they say.

Here's what we will have going.

Exclusive place to buy the following raw components:

->Ed Anderson’s well-known version of the AP2623-1 transformer. We call it the EA2623-1  ;) Many of you know the story behind it and have purchased them already for 525 builds and such. They should always be in stock. Pricing will $25 each, with breaks down to $20, depending upon qty. Remember, these were the balancing transformers used on the vintage desk channels, not the 2503. We will be stocking a channel frame mount for these, to give you more mounting options.

->Speaking of the 2503, I mean EA2503. Ed is testing and completing R&D now. Pricing has yet to be finalized, but will be complete in a few days. Like his work with the 2623, these will be very hard to beat when it comes to emulation of the vintage AP2503. Pricing will be kept as low as possible and will also feature quantity discounts.

->Our EA2623-4 transformers are the PCB mount version of the 2623-1, and electronically identical. These were used on the vintage ACA’s in the old desks. Proto’s have been made and are being tested now as well.

->As far as input transformers…after some prodding, a proto EA2622 is in development. We will keep you up to date with Ed’s progress on these too. Like the others, they will be hard to top in duplicating the vintage AP2622 qualities. Pricing TBD.

->Next, are finely crafted, black anodized, solid aluminum control knobs. You know the ones! NOT natural…but black. These all have a machined white index line on the top and the side. We will be stocking a few sizes in large quantities. We will have to see what is most in demand. We will have many different sizes and colors of the PSA colored aluminum inserts in stock too.

I have the first batch of knobs in hand. I am completing the colored insert stock in the next few days. This has been an extremely long and difficult process. Many, many months. I have shared my frustrations with a few of you in private. I do have to say, it was worth the work. They look great! We will have 6 different configurations to start with. Multiple sizes, some with the pointer and some plain. Very bad-ass in black!

BTW, I have not and do not plan on ordering the knobs in the natural aluminum. I will have the originals from my desk for sale on a first come, first serve basis. I am modifying and refurbishing with a new paint scheme now. I will have the only beige, vintage API 3232 with all black knobs in existence.

Keep an eye on this thread. I will update it when I’m ready to launch.

Please don’t post any reserve quantities here. ALL transactions will be completed at the store. It’s powered by osCommerce with a big thanks to Mike from Hairball Audio for tips, inspiration and a general “you can do it too” attitude!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on January 30, 2009, 12:35:22 PM
oscommerce/zencart is fantastic and really easy to configure and modify with little no no coding knowledge and some reading.

Best of luck.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 30, 2009, 12:36:59 PM
Awesome news Jeff!

I'm really looking forward to this great service.

Mike
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on January 30, 2009, 12:42:50 PM
oscommerce/zencart is fantastic and really easy to configure and modify with little no no coding knowledge and some reading.

Best of luck.
Yes it is fairly straightforward. I'm pretty good with VBA, which is totally different but helps understanding the coding concepts in general. It's cool that all the cart software is open and free. That's a great community too.

I have quite a few osC "Add-On contributions" running. Some were super easy...some were pretty complex!

Lots of fun either way.

Thanks for the wishes, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on January 30, 2009, 12:44:48 PM
yeah, I found some easy, and some hard. I added a "stock by attribute" mod recently, and it involved manually editing a couple php files, that was interesting.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 30, 2009, 12:50:57 PM
The one issue I have is that I have parts I sell individually, but also as part of a kit.  This makes it hard to manage my inventory in the software.

If someone buys a "Large Knob" it'll subtract 1 knob from my stock...but if some one buys a "Kit" it subtracts nothing.  It'd be cool if when someone buys a Kit it subtracts 2 from the Large Knobs, 1 from the attenuators and so on....

Gotta be a way to do this.

Mike
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: dissonantstring on January 30, 2009, 12:55:51 PM
holy! 
jeff, i'm very excited to know that you will be offering these for ed.
you better have a HUGE stock of knobs in whatever color.
hmmm, no need for natural alum color.  black is fine and can be modified anyway. ;)
thank you to both you and ed!!
this is an exciting week in the BM!
-grant
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on January 30, 2009, 12:56:43 PM
Yeah, designate x amount to kits and x amount to individuals...but yes, there's definitely a way to have a kit subtract parts from other inventory counts.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: dissonantstring on January 30, 2009, 12:59:48 PM
hey mike,
you could just package the kits together and have whatever amount entered into your inventory control system and just put the total amount of knobs of each kind in the system and if someone wants only a knob (when only kits are left) then they have the choice of buying the kit or waiting until your stock is replenished.  old school inventory management eh.  (i know...i'm dumb). :D
-grant
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Hairball Audio on January 30, 2009, 01:05:36 PM
Better than my current method of opening the box and counting them every once and a while!  :)

I agree PTown...I'm sure there is an add-on for this somewhere....need to do a little searching.

Mike
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on January 30, 2009, 01:46:34 PM
Yeh Mike, there has to be way. I search and hang out at the osC forums waaaayyy to much lately.

As usuall, back-up, back-up and oh yeah BACK-UP your files before installing this mod.  ;D

I have the hide all the BIN and Add to Cart buttons if stock is zero. Was no biggy.

USPS shipping plus the insurance mod was easy. The hardest part is selecting which mod/version to use. Thanks again Mike for your pointers.

The biggest one I did was the Quantities Discount Mod. It required mucho SQL work on the database, like 15 PHP files to mod plus quite a few to add. Major mods too, not just a line or 2. It worked like a dream right away though. Took me a few hours on a Sunday, but worth it. I just take my time and use some good free software to double-check myself before committing.

The biggest pain is the PayPal integration and IPN. I think their system is a bit shaky-jake. I have to check my admin orders and PayPal, to make sure all is cool. I get the "Pending" note but I simply can't get a "Verified" IPN back from them. Oh well. It can't all be easy.


Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on January 30, 2009, 01:53:20 PM
that's odd, i didn't have to do any paypal setup at all other than putting in our e-mail address. Transaction id goes automatically to the invoice...
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: edanderson on January 30, 2009, 02:17:34 PM
i want to take a moment to thank both jeff and mike for taking over the sales side of my custom transformer runs for the forum.  without them, there is no way that i would be able to offer as many different reproductions.

honestly i was surprised at how many diy-ers wanted 2623s, but that is mostly a credit to peter's 525 kit.  that experience was what got me thinking that there was enough demand and might be a way to do more for the forum.  as jeff mentioned, he has 2623-1s from me already...  2503s are on the way, with 2623-4 (pcb mount), and 2622s not too far behind.  some forum members may remember the run of 2622s i did in early 2007, these will be the same, but after not making any for two years, i need to test everything out before offering them for sale through jeff.

the reproduction transformers that jeff has are as close as i could get to the originals with modern materials.  none of them are stock parts that were "close enough" to substitute, and all of them required several rounds of samples and testing on my AP system one.  i have worked closely with several winders to be able to offer these parts.  i should also note that while the dissections and data provided on this forum by cj were very helpful, there are a lot of details that can only be nailed with some back and forth with the guys who actually do the winding.  all of the other, similar transformers offered by other manufacturers are good transformers (maybe a little too "good" in some cases), but i believe i have gotten closer to the performance of the originals.

i'll post some photos soon, and hopefully i'll be shipping to jeff next week.

ed

ps- i am not "taking requests" for more transformers designs.  i do have more in the works, but the more people bug me the longer it will take to get them ready for sale.  if anyone wants 50+ qtys of a custom design, i will be happy to work with them, but i am not interested in one-offs.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: dissonantstring on January 30, 2009, 02:56:08 PM
hi ed,
thank you for teaming up with jeff and offering all these goodies.  yummy. :)

i was one of the lucky few who bought your 2622 type input transformers and have them in a 312 circuit.  i like the sound of them over the cinemag CM75101 i had in another 312 circuit.  and compares very favorably to the JT-110K in another 312 circuit i have but your 2622 has more warm mid-range goodness (i know all subjective).

lets just say they are great in a 312 circuit!
cheers and thanks for all you do!
-grant
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: nielsk on January 30, 2009, 06:10:54 PM
I'm looking forward to this!
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 01, 2009, 03:25:10 PM
that's odd, i didn't have to do any paypal setup at all other than putting in our e-mail address. Transaction id goes automatically to the invoice...
Maybe ZenCart is an easier mate with PayPal? I'm using PayPal Website Payments Standard. I don't use SSL at the site so all CC and payment stuff takes place on PayPal's secure servers. I felt it was better in the long run. osC has code where the user has to return to a specified page so stock updates occur correctly and so on. I know Mike's site is SSL encrypted. Do you take CC payments on your server or direct all that to PayPal only?

Enough nerd talk...I got a little sip of some good stuff to see what you all think.

First is a brand new, vintage style, dual-concentric knob set. The bottom knob is a pointer style, .5” small diameter with a .25” thru hole. Top knob is a plain style, .375” small diameter with a .125” mounting hole. No insert shown, they will be sold separately and shipped loose. Top knob fits down inside the milling on the bottom knob, classic design just like a vintage 550 (no “a”).
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/3-50-1_1-37-1.jpg)

Next is a new, plain, .625” small diameter with an aqua insert. The inserts are pretty limited colors for the larger knobs. I love the aqua though.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/1-62-2-aqua.jpg)


OK. Back to work…Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: nielsk on February 01, 2009, 09:04:50 PM
2623 & 2503, delivery time?
this would be great to be able to get on a consistant basis..
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: rrs on February 01, 2009, 09:28:23 PM
4 * 2622
4 * 2503

Thanks  ;D :D :o ::) :-*
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on February 01, 2009, 10:34:28 PM
Please don’t post any reserve quantities here. ALL transactions will be completed at the store.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: rrs on February 01, 2009, 11:02:47 PM
 ;D :D :o ::) :-*
These were ment to mean humour.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: edanderson on February 01, 2009, 11:57:51 PM
below is a lil' preview... on the left, the 2503 types jeff will be offering, and on the right, the original that i used for comparison testing.  this reproduction is the closest match to the original of any transformer i've seen.  the connector on the original 2503 is something i added for ease of testing, and will not be included with the reproductions for sale.

assuming everyone likes them, there should be no problem keeping the 2623s and 2503s in constant supply.  2622s should be possible also, but may take a little more time to get started.

ed
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 02, 2009, 12:24:21 AM
below is a lil' preview... on the left, the 2503 types jeff will be offering, and on the right, the original that i used for comparison testing.  this reproduction is the closest match to the original of any transformer i've seen...
Looking good Ed.  :P
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: gar381 on February 02, 2009, 05:21:38 PM
BIG thumbs up Guys and thanks!!

GARY
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: rodabod on February 02, 2009, 06:46:46 PM
Looks great. Thanks for putting in the work for this.

Roddy
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 03, 2009, 07:55:30 AM
An update...

I spoke with Ed yesterday the 2nd, and he has put his approval on the first batch (90pc) of EA2503's. I should have those in stock with the store officially open somewhere around the 12th of February. They will be $36 for 1-2pc, and have price breaks down to $30 for 17 or more.

Is there any interest in me stocking channel frame mounts for the 2503's?? I will have them for the 2623-1 size at $1.00 each. I assume the 2503 size would be similar in price.

If things go well, we will have 100pc of EA2623-1's at around the same time.

I do have a handful (8pc) of EA2623-1-CF's now. They a laquered in the channel frame. They can be taken out but it would be a slight pain. I have 40pc total but 32 are for my custom, discrete monitor cards in my desk.  8)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on February 03, 2009, 08:03:42 AM
;D :D :o ::) :-*
These were ment to mean humour.


Haha, no worries.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: rrs on February 03, 2009, 06:04:22 PM
Yeh humour on the internet can be tricky.

Anyway this offer come at a good time for me. I am building 4 API Pre's w/ Cinimags and if all goes well I'll build another 4. So may be worth using these.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: gevermil on February 03, 2009, 07:16:17 PM
Nice , looking forward to the EA2622 input .
Ed , any head way on the 1108 ?
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 08, 2009, 09:21:47 AM
Looks like Ed has shipped me the 90pc of 2503's, 100pc of 2623-1's and also 100 channel frames for the 2623-1's. I should have them in hand by mid next week.

I have few friends looking over the store now seeing about final touches.

I may need someone that resides other than the USA to do a small test or even real purchase. I want to make sure there are no hang-ups with PayPal.

I forgot to mention before that I am also selling all of my vintage API knobs from my console. I have a pretty good variety of size and color. The inserts I have in stock can also be used to spruce up the old knobs if required.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: okgb on February 08, 2009, 10:22:38 AM
i can do that for you

would be a good idea to put the web address in your signature

regards Greg
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 08, 2009, 10:47:55 AM
i can do that for you

Cool Greg. I'll send you a pm.

Quote
would be a good idea to put the web address in your signature

regards Greg
Yes. I plan on doing that but not until I'm officially "open".

Thanks, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on February 08, 2009, 12:06:08 PM
why not do a test purchase yourself?
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 08, 2009, 12:54:18 PM
why not do a test purchase yourself?
Hey Ptown, I have done many!  :D

I was looking for someone outside the US to check for potential International PayPal issues.

Greg, "okgb", a fine Canadian, ran thru a test with no issues.

Ptown, do you have a links page set up on your store? I have talked to Mike at Hairball and we are gonna exchange links.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: [silent:arts] on February 08, 2009, 02:24:04 PM
if you need some tests from europe let me know
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: mitsos on February 08, 2009, 02:40:56 PM
maybe I missed this... but are there prices for the knobs?? Also, are there any 1/8"  knobs or are they only 1/4"??  how much will you sell the originals for?
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 08, 2009, 03:13:24 PM
if you need some tests from europe let me know
silent:arts, pm sent. Thanks and Cheers.  :)

maybe I missed this... but are there prices for the knobs?? Also, are there any 1/8"  knobs or are they only 1/4"??  how much will you sell the originals for?
Hey mitsos, I am still waiting on my supplier for a final cost table on knobs. They are very slow and not easy to deal with.  :o So, pricing is not set on the new or vintage knobs yet. I hope that will be done by next week when I get Ed's transformers in stock. That's when I plan on going "live" with the store.

Keep an eye on or subscribe to this thread. I will post here when I open and I will also update the thread title.

BTW, I am not talking about this anywhere but here on Prodigy. I will give all my fellow DIY'ers first crack at what I have going. I will wait a couple of weeks or so before posting on any other forums.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: jsteiger on February 08, 2009, 03:44:33 PM
...Also, are there any 1/8"  knobs or are they only 1/4"??...
I have some of both 1/8" and 1/4" for both new and vintage.

You can find a split brass reducer bushing to go from 1/4" to 1/8". API used some on my knobs here and there.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: FerrariT on February 08, 2009, 08:03:34 PM
below is a lil' preview... on the left, the 2503 types jeff will be offering, and on the right, the original that i used for comparison testing.  this reproduction is the closest match to the original of any transformer i've seen.  the connector on the original 2503 is something i added for ease of testing, and will not be included with the reproductions for sale.

assuming everyone likes them, there should be no problem keeping the 2623s and 2503s in constant supply.  2622s should be possible also, but may take a little more time to get started.

ed

Good!!!

+++ 2622 Input transformer, and 2503 Output Transformer = 312 :)
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: mitsos on February 08, 2009, 08:56:10 PM
thanks for the info... looking forward to this!
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: joe-electro on February 11, 2009, 12:18:06 PM
Can anybody point me to the proper PC board footprints for these transformers? I'm laying out some boards in anticipation of being able to afford these, and the PC board outlines and hole locations would be a major help.

Thanks,


---Joe
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: Ptownkid on February 11, 2009, 12:20:46 PM

Ptown, do you have a links page set up on your store? I have talked to Mike at Hairball and we are gonna exchange links.

Cheers, Jeff

Nope, but that's a good plan, I'll set it up.
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: dissonantstring on February 11, 2009, 01:10:54 PM
hi joe,
i can't say that this is accurate for this new production, but the original offering of EA2622 a while back had the same pin spacing of the cinemag PC mount transformers (eg. http://cinemag.biz/mic_input/CMMI-8-PCA.pdf (http://cinemag.biz/mic_input/CMMI-8-PCA.pdf)).
i know this doesn't help with the EA2623-4, but thought it might give you a start.
of course, you'll need to wait for ed to reveal and confirm the rest.
kind regards,
grant
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: joe-electro on February 11, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
Thanks, this is very helpful. It is safe to assume the Cinemag equivalent output transformer dimensions are close enough to use as well?

---Joe

hi joe,
i can't say that this is accurate for this new production, but the original offering of EA2622 a while back had the same pin spacing of the cinemag PC mount transformers (eg. http://cinemag.biz/mic_input/CMMI-8-PCA.pdf (http://cinemag.biz/mic_input/CMMI-8-PCA.pdf)).
i know this doesn't help with the EA2623-4, but thought it might give you a start.
of course, you'll need to wait for ed to reveal and confirm the rest.
kind regards,
grant
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: edanderson on February 11, 2009, 03:58:52 PM
yes, the 2622s will have the same pinout as the ones i made previously... same as some cinemags and jensen parts; the can is a little fatter, so make room for that.

the 2623-4 is more for people with consoles who need that exact thing.  if you're laying out a PCB i'd recommend a board with a cutout for the leaded version.

the 2503 has the same physical dimensions as the cinemag CMOQ-2 series, etc.

ed
Title: Re: **FUTURE I-STORE** Featuring Ed Anderson Trafo's Plus other A*P*I goodness
Post by: khstudio on February 14, 2009, 01:16:02 AM
This sounds great... I'd be in for some.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 15, 2009, 09:42:08 PM
Hey All,

I finally got her up and running! Stop by and check it out. Tell me what you think. I've spent a lot of time on it. I hope there's some sort of enjoyment to be had there. ;)

I've got 100pc of Ed's EA 2623-1 transformers with optional channel frame mounts if needed.

I've got 8pc of the EA-2623-1-CF that are varnished in the channel frame. These are surplus from the run Ed did for me with one of my desk projects.

The long awaited, much anticipated EA 2503's are in the hands of UPS. They are due to me on the 17th which is next Tuesday.

I've got a bunch of vintage API control knobs up there.

I've got an assortment of the new knobs. Some sizes are very small quantities so get them quick if you are interested.

I have a good load of the Pointer 3-50-2A due in around the 2nd week of March. I will order and keep in stock what ever is the most popular. You guys will have to let me know what you have the need for.

www.classicapi.com (http://www.classicapi.com)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: MikoKensington on February 15, 2009, 11:36:34 PM
Congrats, Jeff.  Looks great and pretty easy to navigate. 
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 15, 2009, 11:44:57 PM
Awesome Jeff!

This fills a big need in the DIY community.  Hats off to Ed as well for making more of his great transformers available.

Mike
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: BladeSG on February 15, 2009, 11:54:15 PM
Cool shop. I just bought some stuff ;D
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on February 16, 2009, 12:39:45 AM
Hey Jeff, Ed - great initiative.

I'm sure it will do well!

I plan to buy some (more) of Ed's transformers as soon as possible.

Best regards

Alex
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: hotbaby on February 16, 2009, 03:11:52 AM
by the way.. have a look to this great shop http://demoshop.jtl-software.de/. you can get it for less money and it looks very clean and professional...
i used oscommerce too but it is very complicated programmed. every deeper change in php files is a nightmare.. :)
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: diyfanatic on February 16, 2009, 04:27:15 AM
great shop, for great product...I predict a success.... 8)
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on February 16, 2009, 03:37:26 PM
wahooo! 
cool shop jeff! (thumbs up)
i just ordered a bunch 'o knobs for now and will check back for some 2503s later.
thanks for doing this for us and also for ed's continued commitment of transformer offerings! (beers and thumbs)
cheers,
grant
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 16, 2009, 04:02:38 PM
LOOKING GOOD !!!!
Very nice sight Jeff

I WILL be buying knobs and Ed's fine transformers SOON

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: rodabod on February 16, 2009, 08:04:51 PM
Jeff, do you reckon you might sell some of the other variations on the knobs, eg. a B-shaft 3-62 pointer?

Wait a second, that sounds like what you might get if you cross a hunting dog and a US bomber....
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: diyfanatic on February 17, 2009, 07:46:38 AM
just ordered a bunch of knobs!!!
longtime I've been waintin for those....

order number 114  :o

thanks guys.
Jr.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 17, 2009, 11:22:49 AM
Hey guys,

First off, thanks for all the orders and the visits to the store! You guys are awesome.  :)

I have been pretty hammered with orders the last day and half. All to date should be out by the end of today. I will send customers a "shipped" update email via the store software when they are gone.
Jeff, do you reckon you might sell some of the other variations on the knobs, eg. a B-shaft 3-62 pointer?

Wait a second, that sounds like what you might get if you cross a hunting dog and a US bomber....
As far as the knobs, I hope you are all saving and printing the pdf's. As you can see, many different combinations are possible. For my starting stock, it was basically surplus from what I needed to complete my desk, which BTW, is a never-ending labor of love. :P I have had a few requests for the "hunting dog/US bomber...or 3-62-2B. If there is enough of a need, I will order and stock those. There are just too many combo's to stock them all.

I assume the above request is for 525 clones, which use the -62 size knob. Well, take a look at the old lit on Dan A's site of the 525. All 3 knobs were the plain not pointer on the original 525's. The newer reissues are all pointers. You have to be careful thought because there will be very little clearance between the In/Out knobs if you use the pointers, depending upon panel layout of course. I am pretty sure that the new, current API pointer is a little shorter and more rounded than mine. Theirs are maybe slightly more "modern" were mine are a little more "vintage" looking. Same like the current "trademarked" dual-concentric's. http://www.danalexanderaudio.com/ApiInfo/Api525.jpg

Anyhow, I will get and stock whatever the demand is for, so just let me know.

Cheers and thanks for the patronage, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: rodabod on February 17, 2009, 11:39:35 AM
Cheers Jeff. I could be interested in 4x B-shaft 3-62 Pointers as well as maybe some standard knobs and transformers. The 3-62 pointers would just be for a non-standard preamp case. I'm not sure if you would be looking for greater numbers though.

Roddy
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 17, 2009, 12:03:57 PM
Cheers Jeff. I could be interested in 4x B-shaft 3-62 Pointers as well as maybe some standard knobs and transformers. The 3-62 pointers would just be for a non-standard preamp case. I'm not sure if you would be looking for greater numbers though.

Roddy
Hey Roddy,
Let's see if there is more interest. So please posts requests on this thread or send me an email via the site. I need to order in at least 250pc quantities to keep the prices reasonable plus, the factory doesn't like 100pc.

Guess what. UPS was just here...they brought me the first batch of EA 2503's!! :D I probably won't get the product listed up on the site until tomorrow but it is close. Ah, the smell of fresh varnish is a great thing!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: [silent:arts] on February 17, 2009, 01:39:51 PM
... I could be interested in 4x B-shaft 3-62 Pointers ...
me too ;D
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 17, 2009, 02:20:14 PM
Jeff

Just placed on order. 

VERY NICE AND EASY TO DO !! :)

VERY COOL !!

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: rodabod on February 17, 2009, 02:29:21 PM
... I could be interested in 4x B-shaft 3-62 Pointers ...
me too ;D

Anyone else interested? Please express.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: gar381 on February 17, 2009, 02:33:32 PM
... I could be interested in 4x B-shaft 3-62 Pointers ...
me too ;D

Anyone else interested? Please express.


ME TOO !! 8)
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 18, 2009, 12:19:32 AM
It's official. The EA 2503's are on the site and ready for purchase. The pdf will follow soon.

Thanks again to Ed for doing such a fantastic job on these transformers.  :-*

BTW, Ed's 2622 is around 4-6 weeks out yet. Worth the wait for sure.

Also, International customers, please be careful when selecting your shipping method. Insurance is not available for First Class International Packages. If you want insurance(recommended), you must at least select Priority Mail International. Please check out my Shipping page in the Information Box.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: diyfanatic on February 18, 2009, 02:13:41 AM
Hi Jeff!

just got your message about insurance.

don't want to pay too much for knobs, so send it to me First Class with no insurance and
for the difference, make a donation to the forum!

cheers!
Cedric.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: rodabod on February 18, 2009, 09:42:54 AM
It's official. The EA 2503's are on the site and ready for purchase. The pdf will follow soon.

Thanks again to Ed for doing such a fantastic job on these transformers.  :-*

BTW, Ed's 2622 is around 4-6 weeks out yet. Worth the wait for sure.

Jeff, do you reckon I'd be safe waiting until the 2622s are available before buying both inputs and outputs, or should I buy the outputs just now to be safe?

In which case, would you be able to hold back delivering an order so that I could add input transformers to the shipment later?

Cheers!

Roddy
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 18, 2009, 09:56:51 AM
It's official. The EA 2503's are on the site and ready for purchase. The pdf will follow soon.

Thanks again to Ed for doing such a fantastic job on these transformers.  :-*

BTW, Ed's 2622 is around 4-6 weeks out yet. Worth the wait for sure.

Jeff, do you reckon I'd be safe waiting until the 2622s are available before buying both inputs and outputs, or should I buy the outputs just now to be safe?

In which case, would you be able to hold back delivering an order so that I could add input transformers to the shipment later?

Cheers!

Roddy

Roddy,

You will be safe either way as I will be keeping all in stock. When stock gets low, we will reorder for all the transformers. Worst case would maybe be a week or so with no stock.

As far as the dog-bomber,  ::) or 3-62-2B, I'm pretty close to placing an order for stock. A few more requests and consider it done.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 18, 2009, 11:02:40 AM
Hi Jeff!

just got your message about insurance.

don't want to pay too much for knobs, so send it to me First Class with no insurance and
for the difference, make a donation to the forum!

cheers!
Cedric.
Done Cedric. Was actually $5.45 on your behalf. I threw in $25 on my behalf "for the cause".

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: diyfanatic on February 18, 2009, 12:56:03 PM
Thanks Jeff!

punishment for the cause!  ;)

great job anyway!
cheers!
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 18, 2009, 09:35:11 PM
Hey Jeff

Just a thought..

The 1H and 100Mh torroid 553 inductors !!??!!? 8)

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 19, 2009, 07:55:34 AM
Hey Jeff

Just a thought..

The 1H and 100Mh torroid 553 inductors !!??!!? 8)

GARY
Great idea Gary. I will investigate.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 19, 2009, 04:14:56 PM
Roddy, Gary and all who are interested,

It sounds like it would be quicker and easier to get a nice amount of stock in a 3-62-1B. That would be the 5/8" pointer in the natural/clear, not in black. These would be brand spanking new.

I am also checking to see if there is anything else in the natural/clear at my ready disposal.

I know I said I would not do the clear but why should they just sit on a shelf some where?

I have also found that a 3-10-2B is readily available. That is one massive knob. The 1" with the pointer. I will get those if anyone wants. Remember, only black inserts are available for the 1" knobs.

Let me know...

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: LewKellogg on February 19, 2009, 06:30:06 PM
My order came in today - very fast. If they sound as good as the processing I'll have a great compressor with these.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 19, 2009, 09:13:55 PM
My order came in today - very fast. If they sound as good as the processing I'll have a great compressor with these.
Keep us posted on the compressor and thanks for the biz :-)
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 19, 2009, 09:17:04 PM
WOW..Just received my order..

VERY FAST !!!

Thanks Jeff

GARY

BTW.. Any idea on pricing of the clear 3-62-1B yet?
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on February 20, 2009, 12:27:27 PM
hi jeff,
i got my order.  thank you!  the packing was done so well, it was like christmas trying to open presents where the anticipation was greater than the ability to remove the wrapping. ;D
great, fast service!

BTW, i would be interested in a few the 3-62 pointer in either/both natural and black in the future (but not in the natural if you think there will be any "issues").  i would even be in for 3-75-1/2B (3/4" pointer version) if they were available.

big thanks for offering these jeff!! (thumbs!)
kind regards,
grant
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: gar381 on February 20, 2009, 09:14:45 PM
The finishing touch !! :) :) :) :)

(http://gar381interests.com/new_knobs.jpg)

(http://gar381interests.com/553d_new_knobs.jpg)

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: API on February 22, 2009, 09:14:37 AM
Hi Jeff,

Just wanted to express my interest here as well for some 3-62-1B knob´s in clear, up to 26 depending on price.
Want to use them for my Pan pot where the echo send was on my input modules.
Will email you as well.

API
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 23, 2009, 03:38:14 PM
The finishing touch !! :) :) :) :)
GARY
Lookin' good Gary.  ;)

Hi Jeff,

Just wanted to express my interest here as well for some 3-62-1B knob´s in clear, up to 26 depending on price.
Want to use them for my Pan pot where the echo send was on my input modules.
Will email you as well.

API
Thanks Dennis. Read below please...

HERE'S AN UPDATE ABOUT MY SITE.
I have just received some new pricing from my knob supplier. I worked on them last week to try and lower costs. They also have checked out my site an kind of like what I have going on. They have updated my numbers and gave me some much better numbers on the Plain style knobs. So, I have changed all the pricing for the new knobs listed on the site. The Plains have changed the most. An average of over a $1 per knob. The pointers are closer to $0.35 but what the heck. I figured the cool and right thing to do was to pass the savings along. The knobs originally listed were purchased at my old pricing. All of my future orders will be at the reduced rate. Rather than dick around with changing my price tables all the time, I have just changed them now. What I’m gonna do is give a little refund back to whomever has purchased the new knobs to date. It will be done thru PayPal, to the account that you paid with. It may take me a few days but it will be done.

As far as 3-62-1B pricing, it will be as follows.
1+ will be $5.81
11+ will be $5.64
26+ will be $5.37
51+ will be $4.94
76+ will be $4.50
101+ will be $4.07

I have not ordered these yet but will before this weeks end. I am also waiting to see what else they may have in stock and ready to ship.

Cheers and hit me with any questions if you’ve got them.

Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 23, 2009, 03:41:38 PM
Awesome news Jeff!

Mike
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on February 23, 2009, 04:09:54 PM
hi jeff,
if my earlier purchase of knobs has any refund from the differential pricing, please donate any difference to the forum (if it's not too much trouble).
thanks again for ALL your efforts!
kind regards,
grant
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: diyfanatic on February 24, 2009, 01:14:13 PM
Hi Jeff!
just got my knobs...great!
5 days to France, not bad...

big thanks!
Cedric.
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 26, 2009, 08:52:30 PM
hi jeff,
if my earlier purchase of knobs has any refund from the differential pricing, please donate any difference to the forum (if it's not too much trouble).
thanks again for ALL your efforts!
kind regards,
grant
Done Grant. It was $4.44 for your records!

I have addressed the refunds for everyone. The smallest was $0.66 up to $13.50.

Anyhow, I have more of the ACA's coming. Should be here around March 5th.

Also, a new project that will be the cat's ass when it comes to summing. Vintage style summing is more like it. It's a 5.5" X 6" board with 2-2520 style, discrete ACA channels including 2623 balanced outputs and 2-2520 style, discrete booster amplifier channels, 325 type with 2503 transformer balanced outputs. The configuration is precisely the same way it was done in my desk. The 325 circuits are a little different than what is on the stock 325 schematic. There is an N-channel chopper-switch for slate/talkback muting and also a talkback input. The chopper can be jumpered around and left out if so desired. The boards can be used and wired into an existing vintage API console, or for stand alone applications. Inherit to the design, there is an insert point post ACA and pre booster. This is also the location for the stereo fader. API used 600ohm faders in this location, which are rather hard to obtain and costly these days. I will experiment with a more common 10K stereo fader when my proto boards come in. I will have proto's in about 2 1/2 weeks. I will need these boards for the custom discrete monitor section on my desk. (Right Dennis?!!)

This will be very cool and probably put a few of Hairball Mike's awesome looking Nissei meter's to use :-)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: diyfanatic on February 27, 2009, 04:08:27 AM
thanks for the refund Jeff...
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 27, 2009, 11:22:29 PM
Thanks Jeff for the refund as well !!

Keep us informed about the NEW summing/325 style PCBs.
I'm very interested !!

I'l be shooting you another knob order next week when I get a grip
on my cash flow.

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 04, 2009, 10:43:58 AM
Hey all,

I just got some more of the 4 channel inverting ACA's in.

I updated the stock on the site.

More of the same to come soon... :o

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on March 04, 2009, 06:05:20 PM
Hi Jeff

Received my transformers today.  Nice   ;D

Thanks for the really fast shipping and great service.

Look forward to a bunch of input traffos soon.

Regards
Alex
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: antoniosolo on March 06, 2009, 03:24:38 AM
Oh cool, I wondered where all the info and parts were.....
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on March 07, 2009, 02:01:21 AM
I have made 2 orders so far...
Received in LESS than 2 days each time !! :)

FAST

BTW.. GREAT KNOBS !!

Thanks Jeff

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 08, 2009, 07:08:37 PM
I have made 2 orders so far...
Received in LESS than 2 days each time !! :)

FAST

BTW.. GREAT KNOBS !!

Thanks Jeff

GARY
Thanks again Gary!!!

We are around 2-3 weeks out still on the EA 2622 transformers. I plan on having pricing complete and at least a temporary listing on the site in a day or 2. Pics and spec sheet will not be completed until I have one in my hands. Unfortunately, the 2622's will be our most expensive transformer on the site. That being said, they will be competitive with Cinemag and considerably less than Jensen. Not to mention, once in stock, they will be kept in stock for speedy order filling like Gary has experienced above. 8) I know that will be a few legs up over our competitors. I will post an update when I list the product info.

The proto 2-ACA-Booster cards are due in on the 10th of March. I'll keep you posted on that as well. They will be fun for sure.

I have added a new page on my site called "Reference Documents". I have started posting lots of cool documents I have acquired over the years and as of late. Most of these have not been posted on the web yet, so swing on by and check it out. A few highlights are a 17 page Owner's Manual for an API 2488. It's an interesting read even if you don't have the console. I put some APSI 559 graphic eq pages up that I got from Avedis. Kudos to him  ;) Over the next few days I will be adding some more cool stuff like a 6 page document on "API 325 Operating Instructions". I also have a cool little basic schematic sketch that Brent Averill sent to me quite a few years ago. It was drawn on Michael Jackson letterhead. Brent use to work for Michael. Michael's face is like a watermark background on the letterhead. Kind of cool and creepy at the same time.  :o

I have also posted a temporary special sale price on the 2503's and on the 1-50-2A knobs. So take advantage if you are in the market for them. I have already had a few requests about buying them now to get the sale price and holding them until the 2622's are in. That is no problem as long as you put the request in the comments box when ordering. What ever shipping is saved will be refunded after the 2nd order and new single box shipping is calculated.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 10, 2009, 10:11:53 PM
EA 2622 pricing and estimated delivery date are up on the site.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: zachs on March 12, 2009, 05:08:45 PM
Which insert type do I get for the "Pointer 1/2" Black Aluminum Knob 1/4" Thru-Shaft" – Seems like the x-50 ones but I don't see any in blue right?
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: jsteiger on March 12, 2009, 07:33:31 PM
Which insert type do I get for the "Pointer 1/2" Black Aluminum Knob 1/4" Thru-Shaft" – Seems like the x-50 ones but I don't see any in blue right?
Yes. The x-50 is the right one. There are not many colors available for the bigger sizes. I have spoken to my supplier about more colors but they are not interested in providing more. In their defense, they would have to get a 10,000pc minimum.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on March 13, 2009, 03:37:42 PM
hi jeff,
got my transformers and knobs in the mail yesterday.  that was seriously fast (as was my previous order delivery)!  don't know how you do it.   thank you for the awesome customer service!  can't wait to try the 2503s in my 312 circuit with my first generation EA2622 inputs. ;D
cheers!
-grant
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on March 15, 2009, 01:04:15 AM
Which insert type do I get for the "Pointer 1/2" Black Aluminum Knob 1/4" Thru-Shaft" ? Seems like the x-50 ones but I don't see any in blue right?
Yes. The x-50 is the right one. There are not many colors available for the bigger sizes. I have spoken to my supplier about more colors but they are not interested in providing more. In their defense, they would have to get a 10,000pc minimum.

Cheers, Jeff

zachs

Try spray painting the insert any colour you want
before inserting them into the knob.. ;)
Works great and saves Jeff that 10000pc minimum !! ;D

GARY
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 19, 2009, 09:56:44 PM
Hey what's up everyone,

Just a note for those who have not seen, I am running a special on Ed's EA 2503 transformers. Currently priced at $32, which will expire this coming Sunday, the 22nd of March.

Ed is still slaving away on the 2622 input transformers. I am hoping he will be satisfied with his results soon. If not, I guess he will keep at it which is cool. I'm sure we all know by now, If Ed's happy...we will be happy!

On another note, I have the proto boards for the 2 channel ACA with the 2 channel 325 boosters here. I should have a chance to get one stuffed and checked out over the next few days. The ACA channels of the board are designed for the EA 2623-4, which Ed is almost done with. Those are the PCB mount version. I will do my initial board with a pair of vintage 2623-4's just to check it out. It should be set by the time Ed gets me the first batch of 2623-4's.

Another iron in the fire is another damned friggin' preamp! I figure the world doesn't have enough of those in it now!  :D Anyhow, this one is little different from what I can tell. It's in the API family of course. It will be a 500 series kit based on the mic pre that's on the input channels of my console. It is sort of close to a 312 card but not exactly the same. Should be a fun one with a little twist here and there. I'm 99% sure it will be the first board and circuit designed around a 2622 input transformer in 30-35 years! I will be doing 2 versions of the board due to the output tranny options. My proto board will have a 2623 as the output. When I am satisfied with that, I am gonna do the same PCB only with provisions for the physically larger 2503, for those who wanna be more 312-ish. But again remember, the console pre's used the smaller 2623's anyhow, not the 2503 found on the 300 series cards. This pre will sound as close as possible to plugging a mic into a vintage 1604 or 2488, and take the "preamp out" signal. I am in the process of getting the metal work quoted now. The screen printing will be the biggest PIA to deal with. Did I mention it's a 500 series pre?

Later and happy DIYing!
Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 28, 2009, 09:16:34 PM
The Classic 2-ACA-Bo is a rockin'!  ;D

I finally was able to spend some time running this new PC board thru a few of it's paces. I decided to use some of Ed's current 2623-1's instead of the vintage AP2623-4's as I mentioned earlier. I didn't feel it would be a fair comparison to use the vintage ones to compare to vintage ones. I must say I am quite impressed. I think one would be hard pressed to blindly pick which is the new board and which was the original ACA and 325 cards.

I don't have Ed's pcb mount EA2623-4's in yet, so the board looks a little sloppy but it was only for testing purposes.

So, here's a brief wiring description. As most know, I have 2 of my inverting ACA boards feeding my original stereo ACA's. I disconnected the original boards there. I made up a pair of cables to get me from the output of the inverting boards up to the front where I had the board under test. I wired in a 15 pin Cinch type connector so I could insert the stereo fader between the ACA and the input of the booster amps. The same way it was originally. I took the booster amp outs back to the card cage where I removed the original 325 stereo booster cards. I had some old blank 300 series cards that I used to jumper the new booster output to the card edge connector which essentially gave me full monitoring of my new signal.

The 2 left channels are the 325 booster amps. The 2 right ones are the ACA's.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/Classic-2-ACA-Bo-1.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/Classic-2-ACA-Bo-1.jpg)

Here's another view.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/Classic-2-ACA-Bo-2.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/Classic-2-ACA-Bo-2.jpg)

My original 2-mix fader is a 600ohm API fader. It is wired conventionally just like a rotary pot would be. Seeing as how 10K is more readily available, I jumper wired a stereo P&G 3222-D (10k) in place of the original API fader. I ended up with about 1.5db more gain with the fader wide open, which I compensated for by increasing the series resistor on the booster amp inputs. Bottom line is the 10K fader is perfectly fine in this application. Very minimal if any difference in noise and the frequency response is near exactly the same as with the 600ohm API fader. One could use a stereo fader or 2 independent faders/pots depending upon what your use is. IE Cue/Echo sends or group buses.

Testing isn't always pretty is it?
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/stereo-10K-fader.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/stereo-10K-fader.jpg)

So, I will be ordering some stock for the store on Monday. The boards will be $17.50 each. I will have a BOM and schemo that I zip and send out when you complete the purchase. I will have them in about 2 weeks.

I have contemplated keeping the BC caps in stock for purchase with these and other boards. If you have looked already, then you know they are damned expensive in the smaller quantities. Let me know what you guys think about that. I'm just trying to make it easier and cheaper for you in the long run. Probably the little L brackets that I used to hang the 2503's vertically too huh?

These boards are pretty unique from what I have seen. You will not be disappointed. Classic vintage summing exactly as it was done in the vintage API boards. Enough said.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 05, 2009, 06:12:14 PM
We had to move back the date expected for the EA 2622 input transformers. Following is an excerpt from an email I received from Ed today (Sunday).

Quote
…sorry again for how long this is taking.  just to recap, i had a batch
of these made in late 2006.  when i came back to the winder last year
to have them make another batch, they told me they still had the
winding info, but that they had recently purchased new winding
machines that would have to be programmed fresh.  i had them make me a
sample, and it was close to what they had made in 2006, but not quite
right.  i asked them to make a few changes to better replicate the old
process, and send me a second sample.  unfortunately, the second
sample was a worse match than the first.  it took a while to clear
that up but i should have a third sample on monday, which i expect to
be correct.  assuming that is the case, the transformers should be
available about two weeks later…

So, I have moved back the “date expected” to May 1st. If they come in any earlier, I will let everyone know. BTW, the first batch in will be 50pc with another 50pc to follow right after that.

At least you can count on the fact that they will be done right!  8)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on April 05, 2009, 08:10:10 PM
At least you can count on the fact that they will be done right!  8)

No doubt!  Jeff and Ed are first class guys.  I know these 2622's will be nothing short of awesome.

I suspect I will be building some pre's in the near future!

Good news for my studio...bad news for my bank account ;)

Mike
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 09, 2009, 05:00:39 PM
No doubt!  Jeff and Ed are first class guys.
Thanks Mike. I know Ed is 1st class, I'm not so sure about me  :P

Quote
I know these 2622's will be nothing short of awesome.

I suspect I will be building some pre's in the near future!

Good news for my studio...bad news for my bank account ;)

Mike
Yes. Yes and double yes.


Anyhow, I just got a shipping confirmation from Ed. He has approved the EA2622 prototype and it's on it's way to me! The large batch has been ordered, so it's officially a matter of counting down days now.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on April 09, 2009, 05:24:19 PM
hi jeff,
that's great news!  thank you ed for making this happen and to you jeff for being the pusher (and i mean it in the nicest way)! ;D

i have a question about the new production 2622.  what is the turns ratio?  i seem to remeber it being 1:10, but i've seen notes from CJs hack and it mentions 1:7 ratio (bifilar primary with CT) which confuses me.   are the new EA-2622s 1:10?

also wondering about the primary/secondary impedance (150/15K?)

thanks!
-grant

Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 09, 2009, 05:56:59 PM
hi jeff,
that's great news!  thank you ed for making this happen and to you jeff for being the pusher (and i mean it in the nicest way)! ;D

i have a question about the new production 2622.  what is the turns ratio?  i seem to remeber it being 1:10, but i've seen notes from CJs hack and it mentions 1:7 ratio (bifilar primary with CT) which confuses me.   are the new EA-2622s 1:10?

also wondering about the primary/secondary impedance (150/15K?)

thanks!
-grant


Hey Grant, Yes, we are very pumped about this as well. It is a fantastic thing Ed is doing. Pusher is OK, I'm happy to be a part.

Ed's new 2622 is a 1+1:7, like the original AP2622. According to Ed, after the 2622, API switched to a now obsolete Jensen 6110k-a which was a 1:8 ratio. Next to a Jensen 75101 which is a 1:10 and now another 1:10.

I have the specs near the bottom of the page by the bullets here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_38&products_id=80). I have a pdf spec sheet with all physical and electronic details that will be up on the site in 1 or 2 days.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on April 09, 2009, 06:56:12 PM
doh!  should have known you'd have some specs on the webstore.
thanks for the info jeff!  absolutely looking forward to some in the future.
-grant
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 09, 2009, 07:21:38 PM
doh!  should have known you'd have some specs on the webstore.
thanks for the info jeff!  absolutely looking forward to some in the future.
-grant
No problem Grant.  ;)
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 09, 2009, 09:08:56 PM
A pdf spec sheet has been added to the site for Ed's 2622. Physical dimensions are there plus silk layout and hole size for those interested. Link is near the bottom of the product page.

Carry on, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 16, 2009, 08:47:28 PM
Ed thought it would cool to label his transformers. After all, when somebody opens up all of our DIY builds in 35 years or so, we don't want them guessing on what the heck transformers are in there:-)

Brand recognition is key  ;D

This is not Photoshop work, BTW.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/VP26_temp/VP26-2622-label.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/VP26_temp/VP26-2622-label.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/VP26_temp/EA2622-label.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/Console_pics/VP26_temp/EA2622-label.jpg)

I hope ya like them Ed!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: ruairioflaherty on April 16, 2009, 08:55:59 PM
Ed thought it would cool to label his transformers. After all, when somebody opens up all of our DIY builds in 35 years or so, we don't want them guessing on what the heck transformers are in there:-)

Cool!  My pair are from Ed's original run so no labels here.  This will add vintage mystique in years to come, they will be part of the legendary "first run"!  That said whoever opens up the pres will probably be wondering why they were soldered together by a five year old (or someone with the same apparent skill level  ;D )

Your store is going from strength to strength.  I hope you consider adding full parts kits for the pres.  I'm so short of time recently and working on BOMs is so slow for a newb like me (but granted essential to getting to know your parts).

Cheers,
Ruairi
Title: Re: **I-STORE IS OPEN!** Ed Anderson A*P*I Transformers & more www.classicapi.co
Post by: jsteiger on April 16, 2009, 09:13:06 PM
Ed thought it would cool to label his transformers. After all, when somebody opens up all of our DIY builds in 35 years or so, we don't want them guessing on what the heck transformers are in there:-)

Cool!  My pair are from Ed's original run so no labels here.  This will add vintage mystique in years to come, they will be part of the legendary "first run"!  That said whoever opens up the pres will probably be wondering why they were soldered together by a five year old (or someone with the same apparent skill level  ;D )

Your store is going from strength to strength.  I hope you consider adding full parts kits for the pres.  I'm so short of time recently and working on BOMs is so slow for a newb like me (but granted essential to getting to know your parts).

Cheers,
Ruairi

Ruairi,
Yes, the "vintage mystique of the legendary first run". That is awesome.  8)

I will be having multiple kits available. All of the individual parts will also be available...well individually. From there, I will have multiple levels of kits depending upon someones needs.

Like, PCB, metalwork and mounting hardware bundle.

Above with input and output transformers added.

All the above with all switches, switch caps, 25K CCW log pot and output attenuator.

All the above including all passive components.

Of course we have the knobs available for finishing touches and the option to by a printed face plate or a raw one for user finish.

It is so much work to structure the site like this and add all the options. It will be well worth it though. I'm trying to make sure my store is super unique and user friendly.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on April 17, 2009, 08:40:45 AM
Hi Jeff

Sorry if you've already answered this, but do you have any plans for DOAs?

Looks like you're able to get a whole lot of things going (like those amazing monitor boards  :o)
so I'm hoping that you would one day include some DOAs in your lineup.

Great store and service.

Cheers
Alex
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 17, 2009, 08:58:47 AM
Hi Jeff

Sorry if you've already answered this, but do you have any plans for DOAs?

Looks like you're able to get a whole lot of things going (like those amazing monitor boards  :o)
so I'm hoping that you would one day include some DOAs in your lineup.

Great store and service.

Cheers
Alex
Hi Alex, thanks for the kind words.  :)

I have not answered the DOA question in public before, so good one. IMHO, there are many of these 2520 "clones" already in existence. That being said, I don't want to reinvent the wheel as they say. I have had a few conversations with different members about "stocking/carrying" their PCB and design/kit on my site. Nothing has been set yet but I'm confident that I will have a very respectable 2520 version available in the not to distant future.

BTW, the monitor boards will also be available on the site in the future. They are mainly aimed at someone who has an old API console who wants to upgrade that side of their desk. However, they can absolutely be used in a stand alone application as well. A motherboard and required metal work for the bucket, would be quite easy for me to put together. The first run of these will be 84pc to be divided between myself, Dennis (API) and Dennis' friend who also has a 2488. Like I said, Brent's concept was right on track...

Thanks again and cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on April 17, 2009, 09:24:58 AM
Fantastic!

I for one am somewhat 'backed up' for 2520 style DOAs and a reliable, ongoing source for them would be just great.

I wish I was one of those guys looking to upgrade his old API board!
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on April 21, 2009, 05:05:16 AM
Not looking to cause any uproar here..... There are plenty of reliable and on-going sources of DOA's. There are kits which are fairly inexpensive but require assembly and testing. And then there are fully-tested modules. The thing to remember is that they are not cheap. That's just the way it is. John Hardy 990c's are like $45 each and are always available. Scott Liebers' SL-2520's are about $60. each and are probably always available. Forssell JFET-992's and 993's are always available. They are $65. and $80. each respectively. Seventh Circle SCA-25's are about $80. each I think. They are always available. Avedis doesn't just sell his 1122's to anyone anymore. Purple Audio has his discrete opamps. I believe they are always available. Contact Ptownkid at diypartssupply.com for the SGA-DOA kits which are very affordable. He has them most of the time but not all of the time. He's a good dude and he's dependable. Joe Malone's JLM99V's are about $56. USD and are always available. Shall I go on? I'm sure Jeff will add a DOA to his line-up at some point in time. But DOA's are out there and available already so maybe he prefers to stock other stuff which isn't. Thanks, DANA.
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 21, 2009, 10:16:50 PM
Parts update...

I've just added the 600 ohm t-pad output attenuators to the store as I now have them in stock. Mike from Hairball Audio (http://www.hairballaudio.com/shop/) and I have grouped our buys together and worked a better quantity discount. This discount is being passed along in the pricing because "that's how we roll"  :)

This is the main reason why I did not go with PC mount pins for my output attenuator. It was all about trying to keep the cost down on the parts. I think its worth a couple of jumper wires.

So, big thanks to Mike who is a real stand up guy.

Cheers for now, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dandeurloo on April 22, 2009, 11:51:39 PM
Not looking to cause any uproar here..... There are plenty of reliable and on-going sources of DOA's. There are kits which are fairly inexpensive but require assembly and testing. And then there are fully-tested modules. The thing to remember is that they are not cheap. That's just the way it is. John Hardy 990c's are like $45 each and are always available. Scott Liebers' SL-2520's are about $60. each and are probably always available. Forssell JFET-992's and 993's are always available. They are $65. and $80. each respectively. Seventh Circle SCA-25's are about $80. each I think. They are always available. Avedis doesn't just sell his 1122's to anyone anymore. Purple Audio has his discrete opamps. I believe they are always available. Contact Ptownkid at diypartssupply.com for the SGA-DOA kits which are very affordable. He has them most of the time but not all of the time. He's a good dude and he's dependable. Joe Malone's JLM99V's are about $56. USD and are always available. Shall I go on? I'm sure Jeff will add a DOA to his line-up at some point in time. But DOA's are out there and available already so maybe he prefers to stock other stuff which isn't. Thanks, DANA.

Yeah, I have used a number of these and I would say my favorites are the Scott Liebers SL-2520 DOA's.  I have replace all of my other ones with those now just because I love what the do.  I use the Vintage designed (red dots) for most of my pres and use the (blue dots) for summing.  I do still have a pair of 990's in my J99's of course but those are total different then API.
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on April 24, 2009, 12:38:55 PM
I got all blue dots from Scott. But he told me how to turn the blue into the red. It's like two SMT caps I think. I prefer clean blue over vintage red. DW.
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 24, 2009, 09:12:52 PM
I got all blue dots from Scott. But he told me how to turn the blue into the red. It's like two SMT caps I think. I prefer clean blue over vintage red. DW.
I actually got one of Scott's vintage red dots coming tomorrow in the post. I'm anxious to check it out in my new pre. We got a few to check out side by side. Some Huntingtons, Avedis 1122, SL-2520 red and a custom proto built by one of our fellow lab buddies.  :)

Plus, I've added some new components to the site lately.

I got stock in today of some fine C&K 7101 toggles. I got a pretty good deal on these on that shows in the pricing. I don't think new stock can be found anywhere cheaper.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: nielsk on April 30, 2009, 05:35:24 PM
I got some very nice knobs in the post today.... well done!
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 02, 2009, 11:05:26 AM
I got some very nice knobs in the post today.... well done!
Hey thanks Niels. I'm glad you are happy with them.  :)

I'm currently working on putting all the "kits" and "bundles" together on the site for the pres.

Stop by, check it out, and let me know what you all think. I'm trying to make it easy to navigate which is a little difficult when there so much stuff/options being added.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Osse on May 03, 2009, 02:20:56 PM
Jeff, I must say this looks like to be of an incredible value for the audio community, I really appreciate the developement of this and what you are doing.

And 2 questions, will you ship internationally? Will rest of the components be included in the kits?  :)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 04, 2009, 08:51:13 AM
...And 2 questions, will you ship internationally? Will rest of the components be included in the kits?  :)

Thank you!
Thanks Osse and in short, yes and yes.  :)
Most of the orders are going Internationally right now anyhow. I know some don't like to deal with this but it is not that bad really. Shipping is a little expensive but USPS is pretty reasonable considering.

As for the rest of the components, I have populated most of the kits over this past weekend so, check it out and let me know if you have any other questions. Everything has been accounted for with the exception of the DOA...but stay tuned...

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: dandeurloo on May 04, 2009, 03:13:58 PM
I got all blue dots from Scott. But he told me how to turn the blue into the red. It's like two SMT caps I think. I prefer clean blue over vintage red. DW.
I actually got one of Scott's vintage red dots coming tomorrow in the post. I'm anxious to check it out in my new pre. We got a few to check out side by side. Some Huntingtons, Avedis 1122, SL-2520 red and a custom proto built by one of our fellow lab buddies.  :)



Let me know what you find.  I have been super happy with Scott's OP Amps.  I would love to hear your findings.
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 05, 2009, 03:31:53 PM
Let me know what you find.  I have been super happy with Scott's OP Amps.  I would love to hear your findings.
Dan,
We had some good findings in our little shoot out test. I took a vintage Huntington with for the main use  in my pre. There were a few different variables besides just the DOA's though. My friends desk has Datatronix labeled 2520's, JE 110k input transformers and 2623-1 outs. His BAE racked 312's have Huntingtons, JE 110k's and vintage 2503's. All were very close and clear to tell they are in the same family.

Anyhow, after comparing the above pre's only, we swapped DOA's in my pre and continued with listening, using the Huntington as a benchmark. The DIY version of one of our lab members here was so close to the Huntington it was scary. It's a proto unit that was sent to me to evaluate. I won't mention who's work it is unless they want me too. There may be more to that soon. Anyhow, the SL-2520 red dot was the next closest to the Huntington. Scott's amp actually made the top a slight bit more "open" sounding in a very nice way. His DOA was a very nice mate to my pre overall. The midrange appears a little more tight and focused as compared to the 312. Maybe a bit more "colored" sounding. We also plugged a 990c in there from John. It was fine but too clean for me and nothing like the rest of the amps. Exactly as one would expect. The 1122 was the other we tested. That amp appeared darker sounding than the Huntington and the others(except the 990).

So, I can say that the sockets are a must have for any project like this. My friend Dave was enamored by them. He has never seen them before.

I guess these are merely my opinions and we all know what opinions are like...

BTW, Dan, I clicked over to your site. You guys make some unbelievable drums man! Just beautiful. I was checking out some of the youtube videos. That PIllar Drum Solo, even though it's short, is sick! What a monster! Some great tone you guys have going on there.  8)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on May 06, 2009, 04:52:42 AM
Yo - This is friggin' killer. It's very time-consuming to do tests like this. Yes, these are your opinions. But if I read your opinions and try to remain objective, I can get good information from that. Audio quarrity (the take-out Chinese food variety) is a subjective thing. When you say things like this DOA is just a bit blank, blank, blank..... compared this other DOA, that means something to me. We have to break down our qualifications into smaller pieces. The eskimoes have a hundred different words for snow. Well, we all have a hundred different words (or short phrases) for describing audio. I believe the Hardy 990c is cleaner due to the LM394 matched pair on the input. That's my opinion. If I need that clean-ness for something, I use a JH 990c. The real task here (as I see it), is to match up these subjective qualifications with the scientific real-world component differences in these DOA's. Then, when I want this sound, I reach for this DOA...... Anyways, you guys get the idea. I'm definitely interested in this new DOA proto. Please keep us informed on that if you can. DOA's, DOA's, DOA's...... I'm a very sick man. DW.
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 06, 2009, 08:42:14 AM
...I'm definitely interested in this new DOA proto. Please keep us informed on that if you can. DOA's, DOA's, DOA's...... I'm a very sick man. DW.
Yes Dana, you are sick. I have 3 words of advice for you. Medicate, medicate and medicate.  8)

So, I have received some awesome news on 2 fronts.

First, I will soon be carrying Scott Liebers' SL-2520 versions on my site. These will be for optional purchase with my mic pre kits. We will have both the red dot and blue versions available. These are great sounding amps and priced very well compared to the rest of the pre-built and tested 2520 style market these days. I will not have them for sale on an individual basis, only within a kit. They can still be purchased on an individual basis from Scott's site. These will be more for someone who isn't up to stuffing their own, for whatever reasons.

Secondly, it looks like the newest DIY 2520 kit version will be coming to my site as well.  :D This is a very exciting thing for me. It will really help round out my API dedicated web store. I have posted here and there about my listening trials with a fellow Lab member's home-brew version. I say "home-brew" but they are actually very elegant, 2 sided boards from a PCB manufacturing house. This work had be "cleared" before we could proceed as the reverse engineering has been completed by someone else from the Lab. That looks to be all good. So, the boards are from our own gar381. Gary has really done an outstanding job with his Eagle layout and his component selection. The reverse engineering for this DOA, and most every other 2520 DOA version floating around, all stems from Peter Purpose. This was quite an interesting point that Gary and I learned during our email and phone discussions. Gary's original goal, was nothing more than to "see if he could do it" for his in his own personal projects. He was pleased with his results and sent one to me. I told him it wouldn't be right to not make his fine work available for the DIY community. So, there you have it. We are determining if they will be boards only with BOM or in full, all parts kit form. This is really Gary's baby, I am merrily the conduit.  ;)

These will only be available in kit form, no pre-assembled versions. Pricing is yet to be determined but will be very reasonable, this I can assure you.

So, It looks like the birth of the gar2520 is official! Congrats and thanks Gary... and of course thanks Peter for your hard all of those years ago.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com *New DOA Upda
Post by: 3nity on May 06, 2009, 08:50:28 AM
Someone mentioned Pillar??
Thats my favorite band!!!
Dandeurloo? you the guy from Risen Drums?? wow...

Jeff talking about discrete op amps...i should mention to you that John Burdick (Burdij) makes some nice 2520 clones...they look a lot like Scott's ones but John sells them 25$ a kit..... ;D

A client of mine tested 990s in a 312 preamp vs 2520 and liked better the 990 why? the 2520 were using a input transformer in a 1:5 Ratio...
So my final conclusion was that every Discrete Op amp reacts different to every ratios..
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com *New DOA Upda
Post by: jsteiger on May 06, 2009, 09:35:54 AM
Dandeurloo? you the guy from Risen Drums?? wow...
Check out their site. I am not a drummer but really would like to become one after checking out their stuff. Just gorgeous work. The hardware is just killer.
Quote
A client of mine tested 990s in a 312 preamp vs 2520 and liked better the 990 why? the 2520 were using a input transformer in a 1:5 Ratio...
So my final conclusion was that every Discrete Op amp reacts different to every ratios..
I couldn't agree more. I know you will hear different things with a 1:10 also. Plus, I guess it depends on your end goal. My goal was to replicate the overall "sound" of my console pre's. This is no job for the 990c!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers & more www.classicapi.com *New DOA Updates*
Post by: jsteiger on May 07, 2009, 08:23:26 PM
Hey guys, check this out.

It's the official unveiling of the gar2520 DOA. This is a classic design, 9 transistor, 2520 style discrete op amp. The unit pictured here is one of Gary's prototypes. Gary has built a handful of these to carefully test his board layout, component selection and overall circuit. So, the guess work is over. The leg work has been done.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/opamps/gar2520/top.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/opamps/gar2520/top.jpg)

This DOA is based on the vintage Huntington 2520, originally reverse engineering completed by Peter Purpose many moons ago.

These raw DIY boards will be offered on my site soon. Full parts kits will probably also be put together. Cost is yet to be determined but will be very reasonable no doubt.

Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers www.classicapi.com *gar2520 DOA Updates
Post by: alexc on May 07, 2009, 08:51:19 PM
Great news that you are soon to be carrying kit DOAs in your lineup.

I'll certainly be taking a bunch!
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers www.classicapi.com *gar2520 DOA Updates
Post by: jsteiger on May 07, 2009, 09:09:05 PM
Great news that you are soon to be carrying kit DOAs in your lineup.

I'll certainly be taking a bunch!
Yes, I agree and thanks. What in the world would an API dedicated web store be without a killer DOA kit!

Jeff
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers www.classicapi.com *gar2520 DOA Updates*
Post by: Tubemooley on May 08, 2009, 07:28:48 AM
Eedley. Oodley. Doodley. Please get the boards. Get the kits if you can. Good stuff. I will want 10 pieces minimum. DW.
Title: Re: Ed Anderson's API Style Transformers www.classicapi.com *gar2520 DOA Updates*
Post by: jsteiger on May 12, 2009, 05:53:48 PM
Eedley. Oodley. Doodley. Please get the boards. Get the kits if you can. Good stuff. I will want 10 pieces minimum. DW.
In the works Dana. Remember...medicate... ::)

Anyhoo, I got the new GroupDIY face-plates in today! Looking might cool. Turned out sweet.

Here's a taster.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP25-26-metal/GDIY/GDIY-VP2X-vert.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP25-26-metal/GDIY/GDIY-VP2X-vert.jpg)

Here's (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_64&products_id=95) a link to them on the site.

So, what to do you think Volker?? Did I do you proud?

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 12, 2009, 06:42:56 PM
Sexy!
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: [silent:arts] on May 13, 2009, 02:26:56 AM
I love it  ;D
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: jensenmann on May 13, 2009, 04:43:57 PM
respect  :o
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: [silent:arts] on May 15, 2009, 03:21:02 AM
just ordered it with some parts  ;D
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: ChuckD on May 15, 2009, 12:47:11 PM
Just ordered 2 ....  only 17 left now

Folks better jump on this! What a great fast easy project to get some 312s!!
For this price why DIY one ?

Although I must admit I feel a little dirty for buying a full "kit"  ;D  "hey which way does this resistor go? "

Thanks!!

-Chuck
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: ruairioflaherty on May 15, 2009, 01:11:15 PM
Folks better jump on this! What a great fast easy project to get some 312s!!
For this price why DIY one ?

Hey Chuck,

You probably know this but for those that don't this is not the 312 circuit.  Jeff points out some differences on his site here

http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_64&products_id=96

I was just figuring out my order!  I already have a selection of original iron so I'm just buying the other bits and pieces.  I need to get an API rack to tide me over until the 51x rack is finished.

Cheers,
Ruairi
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 15, 2009, 06:30:05 PM
For those who don't know yet, I have received the first shipment of Ed's EA2622 transformers!!! So, most of the kits and bundles are now available.

I've had a good run on the kits, 2503's and the 2622's over the last day and a half. Currently there are 11 input transformers left. I will have more in around the end of next week.

I also will be ordering more raw face-plates on Monday. Those should also be in by the end of next week.

I would like to thank all of my registered customers for just hammering me with orders!  ;) :o 8) I just can't believe the fantastic support you guys have given me and the site so far!

I have nearly all orders packaged and ready to ship. Some have been shipped already and the balance will be dropped at the local Post Office tomorrow. I will update your order on the admin side of the site, which will generate a "shipped" email notification.

I am anxious for some feedback when you get around to it. I quite confident everyone will be pleased!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: Svart on May 17, 2009, 12:04:36 PM
anyone know where to get a cheap lunchbox type case? I think these kits might be too good of a deal to pass up..
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 17, 2009, 12:44:43 PM
anyone know where to get a cheap lunchbox type case? I think these kits might be too good of a deal to pass up..
Volker and Sahib are working on this now.  8) The thread in the Lab is here (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=29866.0). Things start to really develop around page 7 or 8.

This will be probably the biggest, coolest project to hit the forum in a long time. Here is the detail page describing the GroupDIY 51X Alliance (http://www.51xaudio.de/51x_alliance.html) and advantages.

best, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: [silent:arts] on May 17, 2009, 01:06:05 PM
anyone know where to get a cheap lunchbox type case? I think these kits might be too good of a deal to pass up..
Svart, I can sell you the 1U case I did for my BA 312 a few years ago, hand wired with a JML PSU ;D
(but I'm sure you can do this on your own, any need to publish the FPD file ?)
don't need it anymore, and will work with Jeff's preamp too ...
or just wait until Sahib finished the metal work prototypes ;)
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: gar381 on May 17, 2009, 03:11:07 PM
Just a quick note to let anyone interested
In gar2520 DOA boards and kits.... 

The first round of PCBs should be available at clasicapi.com
for separate sale around the first week of June and full kits about a week later.  Full kits will contain PCB, Millmax pins and all parts for stuffing.

The pricing has not been finalized as of yet but will be
VERY REASONABLE.  Please keep checking this thread
and classicapi.com for updates! :)

GARY
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 17, 2009, 06:14:25 PM
Like little soldiers waiting for marching orders.  :o  ;D
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/2622/EA2622-soldiers.jpg)
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: gar381 on May 18, 2009, 02:31:07 PM
OMG :o :o :o :o :o ;D

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/2622/EA2622-soldiers.jpg)
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: geoff004 on May 18, 2009, 03:13:36 PM
Got mine today
And in the time it took for my daughter to watch Dumbo I basically got 1 put together - easy build!
thanks
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: jsteiger on May 18, 2009, 04:06:00 PM
Got mine today
And in the time it took for my daughter to watch Dumbo I basically got 1 put together - easy build!
thanks
Wow Geoff! Amazing you got that so quickly. Not on my part, I mean USPS. My wife got a letter today that was mailed from downtown Chicago on March the 3rd!  ???

So, fire it up. How's it sound?!? Keep us posted.

You saw my note on the 1/8" space between the 25K pot and the board right?

Thanks, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: geoff004 on May 18, 2009, 08:10:59 PM
So, fire it up. How's it sound?!? Keep us posted.

You saw my note on the 1/8" space between the 25K pot and the board right?

Basically got it together.  I don't have an op amp for it yet (although I may borrow one from another pre).
But I've got 1 question (this isn't it) - is there an official build thread yet?

The space with the pot actually seems logical - that is, the leads of the pot don't stick out any farther than anything else.
I'm excited to try it out.
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: jsteiger on May 18, 2009, 08:25:02 PM
So, fire it up. How's it sound?!? Keep us posted.

You saw my note on the 1/8" space between the 25K pot and the board right?

Basically got it together.  I don't have an op amp for it yet (although I may borrow one from another pre).
But I've got 1 question (this isn't it) - is there an official build thread yet?

The space with the pot actually seems logical - that is, the leads of the pot don't stick out any farther than anything else.
I'm excited to try it out.
Hi Geoff,

Yes, I have a build thread started here (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33501.0).

I wanted to keep both pots centered in the face-plate, hence the reason behind the 1/8" space.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: dude24man on May 18, 2009, 08:29:57 PM
just to let everyone know. jeff sent my (2) 2622's out saturday and I got them this morning. I finished putting my 325 together about 11am, I wired it with 1&2 and 3&4 tied for 150 ohms. got it fired up and it rocks. I'm not a audiofile but I a/b with my older pair of OSA pres and my original api with the ea2622 sounds pretty freaking stout. anyway thanks jeff. Arty  
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: ChuckD on May 20, 2009, 11:33:19 AM
I got my pres Monday night and put both of them together in about 2 hours. Last night I plugged them into a friends API 500 series lunch box and wow these kill the orginal API525s that were in the box already.

Nice work!

Thanks

Chuck
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: Osse on May 20, 2009, 11:52:26 AM
I got my pres Monday night and put both of them together in about 2 hours. Last night I plugged them into a friends API 500 series lunch box and wow these kill the orginal API525s that were in the box already.

Nice work!

Thanks

Chuck

To my knowledge the 525 is a compressor, how can you compare a pre to a compressor?
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 20, 2009, 12:00:07 PM
To my knowledge the 525 is a compressor, how can you compare a pre to a compressor?
I assume he meant 512's and had a typo. I sent Chuck a note asking him to clarify for us.
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 20, 2009, 12:08:55 PM
My god I need a 500 series rack!

Needless to say I am pretty excited for Volker's 500 rack project jammed full of these pre's.

Awesome work!

Mike
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 20, 2009, 12:21:07 PM
My god I need a 500 series rack!

Needless to say I am pretty excited for Volker's 500 rack project jammed full of these pre's.

Awesome work!

Mike
Thanks Mike. The racks are getting close I believe. You must have 2. :-)
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: ChuckD on May 20, 2009, 12:28:30 PM
Sorry for the mixup!
Yes the studio had a 500VPR with 6  api512c pre amps.
We put 2 of these into the rack to compare and did some vocals.

In comparison the 512c preamp seemed to be notching out something mid range and almost sounds pinched off.
This pre amp was much more clear. You could immediately tell that it captured the signal better.
The difference was not slight/small it was very noticeable. So much that the studio may sell off some of the api pres.

-Chuck
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 20, 2009, 12:39:35 PM
Sorry for the mixup!
Yes the studio had a 500VPR with 6  api512c pre amps.
We put 2 of these into the rack to compare and did some vocals.

In comparison the 512c preamp seemed to be notching out something mid range and almost sounds pinched off.
This pre amp was much more clear. You could immediately tell that it captured the signal better.
The difference was not slight/small it was very noticeable. So much that the studio may sell off some of the api pres.

-Chuck

Thanks for clarifying Chuck. What DOA did you load up in them? What mic was used?

IMHO, the mids and low mids are very nice and "complete" sounding while being tight and focused at the same time. I have noticed this over the vintage 312's as well. Not a huge difference with the 312's, but definitely a difference.
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: ChuckD on May 20, 2009, 01:40:46 PM
The Opamp I used is a DIY Forsell JFET type using Linear Systems LSK170 jfets.
The Mic I am using is my own design (loose use of the term design) ... You could say a MK7 -ish with some 'tweaks' and a different transformer.

-Chuck
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 20, 2009, 03:35:00 PM
Stock update: The first batch of EA2622's is officially gone.

I have already received my notification from Ed that batch number 2 is in transit. I should have them this Friday or worst case, next Monday.

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: Arno on May 20, 2009, 05:57:31 PM
What ??? shipped in less than 2 hours !!

*thumbs up*
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & Mor
Post by: jsteiger on May 20, 2009, 06:37:36 PM
What ??? shipped in less than 2 hours !!

*thumbs up*
Yeah, I know...sorry for the delay... :P

I guess, you paid for "Expedited" Arno, you got it!  8)
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: Tubemooley on May 21, 2009, 04:39:55 AM
The Opamp I used is a DIY Forsell JFET type using Linear Systems LSK170 jfets.
-Chuck

ChuckD - Any details you feel like providing about your DIY JFET opamp would be greatly appreciated. I really, really like the JFET's on the input for the clarity and detail they give. But JFET's on the output usually don't like to drive a transformer output. Maybe this needs to move to the Lab instead of the White Market. Thanks, DANA.
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 22, 2009, 10:40:44 AM
They're back in stock!  :P I just got the second batch of EA2622's in from Ed. I have updated the stock on the website.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: gar381 on May 24, 2009, 01:28:39 AM
SOON !!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) We are still on target for sometime the first week in June

For PCBs... Keep checking this thread and/or www.classicapi.com

(http://gar381interests.com/2520sheet.jpg)

(http://gar381interests.com/ACA2520.jpg)

GARY

Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: Tubemooley on May 24, 2009, 04:17:32 PM
Oh mama...... Rooking good. 121 up per panel. Nice. DW.
Title: Re: classicapi.com: Vintage Style Transformers, Knobs, ACA's, 500 Pre Kits & More!
Post by: jsteiger on May 24, 2009, 05:23:16 PM
Oh mama...... Rooking good. 121 up per panel. Nice. DW.
So, how many panels are ya in for Dana? :-) A few dozen?

As far as the gar2520's, Gary and I have yet to nail down the final pricing but here is some preliminary info. These will probably change slightly one way or the other.

Raw boards only, will start in the neighborhood of $2.75-$3.00 at a 1pc qty. We will have quantity price breaks set up in 10pc increments, like most things on my site. So, they will go down from there.

Full parts kits will top out in the area of $17.50 to $18.00 for a 1pc qty. We will have price breaks in 10pc increments for these as well. All components needed to complete a DOA like Mill-Max pins and matched transistors will be included.

FYI, we will not be offering the gar2520 in a fully assembled version...only raw boards and kit form.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: jsteiger on May 26, 2009, 08:27:24 AM
Hello gentlemen,

I have a few things to update you on.

If you visit my website, you will find some new listings in the discrete opamp category (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_72).

I have added listings for Scott Liebers' unique DOA's. I show both his SL-2510 and SL-2520's there. I have a special set up with Scott on his DOA's. I do not sell them on an individual basis. They can he had directly from Scott like that. I do however have them available as an "add-on option" to all of my mic pre kits. You will find a rather cool little area at the bottom of each pre bundle page where you can choose to add a red dot or blue dot SL-2520 to the kit. I also have them as options in 4-pc groups to be added to one of the ACA's if you so choose. These are there for those who don't wanna build 'em.

Speaking of build them, you will find listings for the gar2520 boards and kits too. I have everything set up so that a gar2520 kit will show as an "add-on option" to all of the above mentioned items as well. As soon as Gary and I get our stuff completed, those will be activated.

Gary has just completed his step by step, detailed PDF assembly manual for his DOA's. He has a recommended stuffing order with nice detailed pics as well as close up board scans with important notes and of course, a BOM showing Mouser or Digi-key part numbers. I will email the zip to you after a PCB or full kit purchase. We will also be starting an official build support thread in the Lab when we release these. Gary has stuffed 5 or 6 of the 2nd version of these guys and had them burning in since last Friday. So far, so good!  ;D  We sure as heck don't want the neighborhood dogs to piss themselves when you fire one up! Raw boards should be available as of this coming weekend. Full kits will follow about a week behind that.

Stay tuned... ;)

Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: Tubemooley on May 27, 2009, 04:08:05 AM
It's not the etch I'm worried about. Rough guess here..... That looks like a 12" x 12" panel, two layers top and bottom only. Send me the Gerbers. One panel will be $400. Two will be $420. Ten panels will be $500. It's all in the set-up charges. What I really need is a Pinch Weasel to assemble my DOA's. Ya' got any leads on a Pinch Weasel for me? DW.
Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2009, 10:45:34 AM
Hey yall,

I have just received a small batch of raw face-plates for the pre kits. The store quantity has been updated. I would enjoy seeing how you guys have finished some of these guys.

Boards are in the mail from Gary on the gar2520.  :o  I should have them in hand tomorrow :-)

Cheers, Jeff

Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2009, 10:28:17 PM
*Project gar2520 DOA Price Release*

We have it all put together gentlemen. This is how it goes down.  8)

Raw PCB's only:


Full and complete DOA kit as follows:


Everything is being purchased in very large quantities. That is how we are able to keep the pricing so low. As it should be.
Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 27, 2009, 10:30:54 PM
Wow!

Awesome work on the pricing guys.

Mike
Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2009, 10:33:51 PM
Wow!

Awesome work on the pricing guys.

Mike
Thanks Mike.  ;)

You of all people know how it's done. Quantity, quantity and more quantity.

Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: pryoga on May 28, 2009, 03:12:35 AM
Hi Jeff

Tried to open an account on your site but got several error messages on a page after pressing "Continue".  Then when I had another go it said my email address was already there but when I try to login I get this cookies message and can't go any further.  Cookies I believe are set correctly at medium.

I even repeated the process with a different browser with cookies enabled and a different email address and the same thing happens.

I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed but can you help us out here.

Regards
Gary
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 28, 2009, 07:58:20 AM
Hi Jeff

Tried to open an account on your site but got several error messages on a page after pressing "Continue".  Then when I had another go it said my email address was already there but when I try to login I get this cookies message and can't go any further.  Cookies I believe are set correctly at medium.

I even repeated the process with a different browser with cookies enabled and a different email address and the same thing happens.

I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed but can you help us out here.

Regards
Gary
Hey Gary,

I see both of your accounts set up in the database. From this end, everything looks right. There is nothing missing or incomplete.

I will send you and email to see if we can get this resolved.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: classicapi.com: 500 Preamp Kits & More...gar2520 DOA PCBs and Kits are Close!
Post by: Biasrocks on May 28, 2009, 09:29:35 AM
Everything is being purchased in very large quantities. That is how we are able to keep the pricing so low. As it should be.
Cheers, Jeff  :)

Wow Jeff,

This is awesome!

way to go.

Mark
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Svart on May 28, 2009, 10:32:41 AM
awesome!  I can't wait for the 51x rack and then I'm in.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: plumsolly on May 28, 2009, 05:49:44 PM
What a bargain! looking forward to some doa kits and some transformers for my aca board!
Best, Ben
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 29, 2009, 07:58:42 PM
Check this out boys. I went to the mail box today and found a little surprise. Mr. Gary was kind enough to send me a sampler pack for a test run.  :o

So I opened the parcel and I found this:
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/goody-bag.jpg)

Hmm. "Ooh" I says, and proceeded to open up the treat bag:
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/contents.jpg)
Low and behold, the cutest darned little part bags I ever did see!  :D

I took another step and opened up one of Gary's kits in a nifty anti-stag bag. And all of this stuff came out:(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/kit-contents-big.jpg)
Schweeet!!!

Well, got to go. Time to fire up the iron and get one of these puppies put together!

Gary, you rock and rock hard my friend!  ;D  ;)

Later, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.co
Post by: alexc on May 31, 2009, 04:19:42 AM
Superb!

Looking forward to ordering a couple of bunches!
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB & Kit Price Release...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 01, 2009, 09:26:53 PM
Guys, I have just updated the gar2520 PCB stock to 52pc on my site.

I should be receiving 40 kits by this weeks end. I assume these will go pretty quickly. I believe Gary will be ordering more boards soon if he hasn't already.

Cheers, Jeff :)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on June 01, 2009, 09:58:52 PM
Awesome! I'm looking forward to spending a lot of money at your store!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: mitsos on June 03, 2009, 04:10:47 PM
Hey jeff, are these BC550C/BC560C and BD139/140 like the melcor etc use? Same pinouts, etc? 
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 03, 2009, 04:18:50 PM
Hey jeff, are these BC550C/BC560C and BD139/140 like the melcor etc use? Same pinouts, etc? 
Right on the money mitsos. Correct on all accounts.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on June 04, 2009, 11:07:02 AM
Good News...

50 gar2520 kits are in the mail to classicapi.com!!!
Kits contain pcb, millmax pins and all the stuffing goodies.

Jeff should have them by Saturday ! :) :)

GARY
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on June 06, 2009, 02:12:35 AM
A gar2520 build thread has been started in the lab :)

GARY
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on June 06, 2009, 04:51:10 AM
more really useful comments from DANA...... eedley. oodley. doodley. can't wait. my submit payment now finger is all cramped up. DW.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 06, 2009, 09:13:58 AM
A gar2520 build thread has been started in the lab :)

GARY
Alright Gary. Good job my man! That's my next stop.

Hey Dana, can you say "cuckoo"?!?! Just kidding!  ;)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA PCB's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 06, 2009, 08:37:19 PM
The gar2520 DOA kits are in stock at the store!

Here's a quick link to the product bundle. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=136)

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on June 07, 2009, 03:22:50 AM
In addition to the current stock of goodies...
Around 500 kits and/or boards will be at classicapi.com in 2 to 3 weeks :) :) :)

GARY
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on June 07, 2009, 05:37:16 AM
cuckoo? not only can i say it. i live it. i finally got that cramp out of my submit finger. oh man. that felt good. cuckoo for silicon puffs. silicon and iron. almost as good as coke and weed. i'm gonna' go roll me a big fat DOA blunt. it's not easy being me. DW.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 07, 2009, 10:30:29 AM
...it's not easy being me. DW.
Dana, I'm still pondering if I would like to give it a go for a day or two. I'm afraid being you would kill me!  ;D Glad your finger can relax a bit too  ;)

Well guys, the first batch of Gary's DOA boards and full bundles are sold out. As of right now, I have 2 parts only kits left. Like Gary mentioned 2 posts above, he's got 500 boards coming in a few weeks. In the meantime, I have lots of packages to put together. Barring an act from God, or my wife, everything that has been ordered since Friday, will ship out tomorrow (Monday).

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on June 07, 2009, 01:06:57 PM
I recommend you keep pondering. That's quite a commitment yer contemplating. Don't rush that decision................

I thought I might post something worth reading for a change. Jeff is selling some outstanding products here. I have purchased several of his boards, some pots and some of the new Gary DOA's. I have been collecting components for the last 3 or 4 years to build a discrete mixer. When Jeff's boards showed up in March, I decided to move from feasibility phase into build mode. This is going to be a line mixer only. No mic pre's. I have plenty of mic pre's. The mixer will have four different types of line input transformers (Marinaire L31267's, Cinemag 15k:15k's, Jensen JE-11P-1's and Lundahl LL1540's). At least six different kinds of DOA's in there (SL-2520's, Gary DOA's, Seventh Circle SC25's, Forssell JFET's, SGA-990's, Burdij DOA's, etc., etc....). Transformer-balanced EA-2623 direct outputs on every channel. Output iron coming out my wazoo. Today I'm sitting out in the driveway, working on a folding card table. I just finished drilling 64 holes for 64 1/4" balanced Re-An connectors. This is where it's at. DIY'ing out in the driveway. It's sunny. The dog is sleeping right there. Drilling and bolting aluminum. My engineer is going to sh*t himself when he starts using this thing. I ran out of 1/4" connectors. That means I'll be placing an order at Mouser tomorrow (more 1/4" Re-An, Mill-Max pins, caps and resistors). Oh man...... I love this forum. DW.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 08, 2009, 08:11:09 AM
................
I thought I might post something worth reading for a change. Jeff is selling some outstanding products here. I have purchased several of his boards, some pots and some of the new Gary DOA's. I have been collecting components for the last 3 or 4 years to build a discrete mixer. When Jeff's boards showed up in March, I decided to move from feasibility phase into build mode. This is going to be a line mixer only. No mic pre's. I have plenty of mic pre's. The mixer will have four different types of line input transformers (Marinaire L31267's, Cinemag 15k:15k's, Jensen JE-11P-1's and Lundahl LL1540's). At least six different kinds of DOA's in there (SL-2520's, Gary DOA's, Seventh Circle SC25's, Forssell JFET's, SGA-990's, Burdij DOA's, etc., etc....). Transformer-balanced EA-2623 direct outputs on every channel. Output iron coming out my wazoo. Today I'm sitting out in the driveway, working on a folding card table. I just finished drilling 64 holes for 64 1/4" balanced Re-An connectors. This is where it's at. DIY'ing out in the driveway. It's sunny. The dog is sleeping right there. Drilling and bolting aluminum. My engineer is going to sh*t himself when he starts using this thing. I ran out of 1/4" connectors. That means I'll be placing an order at Mouser tomorrow (more 1/4" Re-An, Mill-Max pins, caps and resistors). Oh man...... I love this forum. DW.
Good God Dana! I'm glad I have been able to help catapult you into fabrication! Your project is amazing to say the least. I'm glad you finally let the horse out of the barn too. Pics are more than welcome. Words are nice, but pics tell a story. DIY porn!  :P

A small store update:
I have just added the last remaining 4pc of Ed's 2503's to the store stock. I wanted to get to the end so I knew exactly where it all stood. I have another 100pc on order. Should be in around the beginning of July or so.

All orders placed over the weekend will be dropped at the PO this afternoon. I will also get the pdf support docs to you guys later today as well.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: SIXTYNINER on June 09, 2009, 06:40:59 PM
looking for some 2520 opamp full kit (pcb+parts)
6T9R
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Rob Flinn on June 09, 2009, 07:33:51 PM
Jeff

Sorry if I'm missing something that you have already explained, but I trolled through this thread & didn't seem to find what I was looking for.

Could you explain in a bit more detail the functionality of the 812d discreet monitor channel ?

I was looking into the possibility of building a smallish line mixer & was wondering if these modules have functionality for monitor & echo sends etc ?

Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 09, 2009, 10:12:04 PM
looking for some 2520 opamp full kit (pcb+parts)
6T9R
Hey SIXTYNINER,  8)

We have the parts kits but sold out of the PC boards very quickly. Gary has 500pc on order that we should have in about 2 weeks if you can hold on.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 09, 2009, 11:00:47 PM
Jeff

Sorry if I'm missing something that you have already explained, but I trolled through this thread & didn't seem to find what I was looking for.

Could you explain in a bit more detail the functionality of the 812d discreet monitor channel ?

I was looking into the possibility of building a smallish line mixer & was wondering if these modules have functionality for monitor & echo sends etc ?


Hey Rob,

I have been working on a full description to publish on the site since I have had quite a few people ask what you have just asked! I seem to be getting side-tracked a lot lately. I have 2/3rds of the text written but need to complete it.

So, in the meantime, here is a brief rundown:
The card is size and plug-in compatible with the original API 812 series of modules. Pin outs are compatible with the originals. I have also incorporated a few useful functions that were never made available originally. I have also disabled a few things on my board like the the Sync/Master Sync functions. Essentially, with a few little mods and some additional summing...these will drop right into a vintage console.

The basic circuit is a 2 stage, all discrete replication of the input channel of my board. The new ones are line in only.

4 Echo sends, 1&2 are switchable pre-post fader

2 Cue sends switchable pre-post fader

L-R stereo pan

Phase reverse

Mute

Solo(destructive like the original)

2 switch, 3 HP filter array, 60, 100 and 200hz

Balanced send via 2623-1, unbalanced return

Outboard fader required, mine are 5K

Stereo bus on/off

And lastly, a toggle to select what is being metered, input channel or monitor channel. This is a little weird but that is how it was. The meter buffer is on the monitor card. Only 32 meters and 64 inputs, so selection is needed.

I will not have sub-groups on these channels but they can also have 16 group buses added pretty easily. The 2nd 2520 DOA will drive them with no problem.

So, even though I refer to them as "monitor" channels, it is really only related to the size format for my board. Circuit wise, they are "input" channels with no group buses. They are .75" wide by 10.65". As soon as this project is underway, I will finish the 500 size format. I have it started just to make sure it is physically possible....and it is :-) Unique and dedicated PCB backplanes required, Volker is the man!  :D ;) 8)

Oh, just remembered...there is a little more info here on this thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=32672.0).

Cheers, Jeff

Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Rob Flinn on June 10, 2009, 05:18:06 AM
Thanks for that Jeff,  this is becoming very interesting,  I'd better start doing the lottery so I can start building what I have in mind !!!! ;-)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on June 10, 2009, 06:05:30 AM
... Unique and dedicated PCB backplanes required, Volker is the man!  :D ;) 8) ...
Jeff, sounds like very interesting modules.
let me know details for backplanes  ;D
(your DOAs arrived today, the big test is on it's way  ;))
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 10, 2009, 06:36:50 AM
... Unique and dedicated PCB backplanes required, Volker is the man!  :D ;) 8) ...
Jeff, sounds like very interesting modules.
let me know details for backplanes  ;D
(your DOAs arrived today, the big test is on it's way  ;))
I will keep you all posted.

As far as the DOA's...Excellent! :D !
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Rob Flinn on June 12, 2009, 06:47:01 AM
Quote
The card is size and plug-in compatible with the original API 812 series of modules. Pin outs are compatible with the originals.

What is the size of this card, is it much taller than a 500 series card ?   Sorry I've never seen an API console in the flesh.

Also what is the connector like ?  Is it similar to the 500 series connector or different ?

How many transformers does the board require & of what type ?
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 16, 2009, 01:09:34 PM
Hey Rob, Sorry for the delay in response. I went to Nashville over the past weekend.

What is the size of this card, is it much taller than a 500 series card ?   Sorry I've never seen an API console in the flesh.
The face-plates for the 812 modules are .75" wide by 10.65". The PCB's are 10" by 4.6875". Not quite as deep as a 500 series card.

Quote
Also what is the connector like ?  Is it similar to the 500 series connector or different ?
The cards have 2 sets of gold finger edge connectors of 15 pins each, .156" pitch. So, the required connectors are exactly the same as used for the 500 series.

Quote
How many transformers does the board require & of what type ?
For transformers, I use Ed's 2623-1's. They are implemented in exactly the same way as on the original input channels. Something similar could also be used. They are wired for 6db of step-up gain. Only 1 is required. It balances the "send" signal of the insert point. Due to the .75" wide spacing, I am mounting mine under the motherboard on a dedicated PCB that is standoff mounted to the motherboard.

A second x-fo could be used for a direct out feature if so desired. I have no need for this in my application. It is just a parallel feed taken after the 2nd 2520. I would have to dbl check, but I don't think there are any edge connectors available. If so, they are all bused together and I didn't want to cut all the traces. That is really for my application though seeing as how I am working off of the original motherboards from my desk.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on June 16, 2009, 01:19:45 PM
gar2520 update...

500 PCBs are in the mail to me from the board house.  :) :) :)

With a bit of luck LOTS of PCBs and full kits will be on the
classicapi store by Weds June 24 !!

GARY
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Rob Flinn on June 16, 2009, 06:52:55 PM
Jeff,

Thanks for your responseun, I hope Nashville was fun.

I'm trying to work out how feasible logistically & financially it would be to maybe make a 16 ch desk out of your parts. I suspect I'm not the only one thinking of this sort of project.   So I'm sorry if I'm asking loads of dumb questions but you're probably giving me info that is useful to a few people.
  

With just the ACA & booster board, is it simple to make a basic stereo mixer so you could say plug 16 ch out of Pro tools into 8 st pairs ?
i.e it looks like you could just make that board up & plug straight in, or are some input transformer required to make it really work ?

When using the monitor boards would it be possible to use 2 of the 4 channel ACA boards to create 6 summing amps for 4 echo sends & 2 monitor sends, with a bit of track cutting  ?

Obviously this sort of project is not for the faint hearted, but I was looking at it from the point of view that one could start basic & build the thing up into quite a comprehensive mixdown desk.  Is there anything info you can add to the feasibility of this idea ?

Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on June 16, 2009, 11:52:12 PM
Received DOAs, thanks Jeff and Gary

Looking good! Now to have me some DOA fun.

Until my next order!

Regards
Alex
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: pryoga on June 17, 2009, 12:08:25 AM
Also received order downunder.

Also thanks to Jeff and Gary.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on June 18, 2009, 05:03:12 AM
With just the ACA & booster board, is it simple to make a basic stereo mixer so you could say plug 16 ch out of Pro tools into 8 st pairs ? i.e it looks like you could just make that board up & plug straight in, or are some input transformer required to make it really work ?

When using the monitor boards would it be possible to use 2 of the 4 channel ACA boards to create 6 summing amps for 4 echo sends & 2 monitor sends, with a bit of track cutting  ?

Rob - I can answer some of this until Jeff comments......

With just the ACA & booster board, is it simple to make a basic stereo mixer so you could say plug 16 ch out of Pro tools into 8 st pairs ? YES. But it depends on what you consider a "basic stereo mixer" to be. It could be matched resistors for passive summing into the ACA's. Or you could have level and pan for each channel before heading to the ACA's. But the outputs from the DAC's only have so much drive before you need make-up gain. So then your simple mixer just added a bunch of amplifiers. It depends on how simple or not simple you want this mixer to be.

i.e it looks like you could just make that board up & plug straight in, or are some input transformer required to make it really work ? I think YES. I believe the input to the monitor module can be (or just is) the so-called BTA (balanced transformerless amplifier). Or input trannie's could also be used.

When using the monitor boards would it be possible to use 2 of the 4 channel ACA boards to create 6 summing amps for 4 echo sends & 2 monitor sends, with a bit of track cutting ? I think YES. You can grab all the echo and monitor sends from each monitor module and sum them up and then output those signals for additional external processing.

I'm sure Jeff will help confirm or deny my replies to your questions when he gets a minute. DW.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Rob Flinn on June 18, 2009, 06:51:08 AM
Thanks Tube,

I just need to work out if I have the £1k+ needed to do this.  Then there's the shipping......... & the customs charges............... & the chassis to mount it all in................ PSU.

Anyone want to buy a Trident ??
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 18, 2009, 07:38:40 AM
I'm sure Jeff will help confirm or deny my replies to your questions when he gets a minute. DW.
Hey guys,

Rob, Dana is right on with all of his comments and answers to your questions.

For dedicated L-R summing only, no sends, level or panning, (would all be done ITB), you would essentially unbalance and route all signals thru 47K bus R's and into the respective ACA.

As for the summing of the Cue and Echo sends, the 2-ACA-Bo cards are currently the easiest way of handling this. This will also be the method I plan on using for my monitor section. The original Master Cue modules in my board have a few more features. Mostly Solo and a few different routing options. They also can sum the monitor Echo return in with the Cue mix. Originally there was only 1 monitor Echo.

I do have a proto board all ready made that is 4 Echo returns in a .75" by 10.65" module (same as 812d). Basically just 4 DOA balanced receivers with level and pan. I haven't had the time to populate or test the board yet. It's also been a while since I worked with it at all. It has Solo, Mute and Stereo Bus on/off. This would actually be a kind of "down and dirty" way of a simple line input mixer with no sends. With 8 modules that would total 6" in width, you would have 32 "discrete" line inputs.

I guess I have a lot of work to do...

Thanks for the help Dana. :-*

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 18, 2009, 10:25:55 AM
Hello gentlemen,

I have just received the first batch of Ed's EA2623-4 PCB mount version of the 2623-1 transformer. These are perfect for the 2-ACA-Bo boards among many other things.

Here's (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=31) a quick link if you are interested.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on June 19, 2009, 04:28:36 AM
Rob..... That is the trick right there. These projects we dream up (not being sarcastic) get expensive quickly. PCB's, passive components, connectors, power supply, sheet metal and chassis, hardware, pots, knobs, DOA's, transformers, shipping, customs...... It can be very depressing. Start with a small, realistic project and don't keep adding features. Try to design in some "hooks" to add features later. Try to make the box serviceable and upgradeable so you can go back in later. Or build a small project knowing that you will build additional complementary boxes in the future. DW.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on June 19, 2009, 08:36:51 AM
Expensive quickly, no doubt!

Still, it seems like making an interesting small sum/router box with some nice iron and doas
is definitely doable.  Here's looking foward to another potential pcb in the Jeff's set.  :D

Thanks for the interesting descriptions on some of the possibilities everyone.
It's giving me lots of ideas to try out.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 19, 2009, 08:48:15 PM
Expensive quickly, no doubt!...
For sure Alex! Very expensive. I added a few new things to my Ref Docs page today and had a chuckle when I saw the front of a 1974 API 2488 Brochure that Dennis Johansson sent to me. I thought of your comment and had to post the pic. Not trying to be a smart ass but I guess the good stuff has always been costly!  :D

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/reference_docs/API-2488-brochure-1.jpg)

BTW, Gary mailed me 70 full parts kits and 30 pcb's to go with the 30 kits I have here. So, I will have about 100 gar2520 complete kits by Monday.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 20, 2009, 08:27:09 PM
Hey all,

Here is a link to a post in my VP2x support thread. Volker has ran about a dozen Audio Precision tests of my pre with many different DOA's in it. He also has a reference of a vintage BAE racked 312 card.

Very interesting. I have to say the gar2520 fares very respectably in these tests.

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33501.msg418425#msg418425

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's Are In!!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on June 21, 2009, 04:38:32 AM
That 2488 is mighty sweet. Great. Just excellent.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 22, 2009, 04:41:37 PM
gar2520 Full Kit Bundles are back in stock!!  :D ;D :D

Here's a quick link http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=136

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 24, 2009, 12:09:03 PM
Gentlemen,

I have finally received more stock on the Plain 5/8" knobs for 1/4" shaft. It was exactly 1 full month after my the promised delivery date on my order acknoledgement.  :-\

Oh well...nothing I can do about that.

Here's a link: http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38)

Have a great day  :)

Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Benny on June 28, 2009, 09:48:44 AM
Received my 2520s and knobs yesterday.  ;D

Thanx
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 01, 2009, 07:46:09 AM
Received my 2520s and knobs yesterday.  ;D

Thanx
Thanks Benny :-)

A few updates:

For the 812d, I have the new board revision due in to me by July 10th. I incorporated a handful of circuit tweaks, mostly in the meter buffer, along with a better physical layout for the relay circuit. I moved around quite a few things near the relay to reduce some vias too. I also incorporated a 3 pin and a 7 pin Molex header to accept a small daughter board for Bourns PC mount pots. The most time consuming thing about building the protos was the jumper wiring for all the pots. This will clean and speed things up nicely. I already have all of my pots and they are Bourns. For those who have something else or are getting something else, make sure the pot body is not more than .5" X .5" or they will not work with the faceplates. 10K logs are required.

Due to all the changes I made, I only have 1 of each board coming. I want to build and test before ordering a small mother-load! I will keep this thread updated on the progress.

On the EA2622 front, I have another batch of 50 on the way to me now. I still have a handful in stock, but they seem to go pretty fast.

As as far as the EA2503's, they are in production and will hopefully ship to Ed any day now...then to me. I am expecting a more definite time frame from Ed today.

My 2 DIY pre modules have been added to the LunchBoxHero website database, which is cool. If you're not familiar, it's a quirky little site for pro audio cats who are in love with the 500 series. Check it out here. (http://www.lunchboxhero.com/500seriesdb.html) Pan60 is a moderator over there. I think he may just be more insane than our Tubemooley, DW!  :o

That's about it for now.

Cheers all!
Jeff  :)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: alexc on July 02, 2009, 05:44:23 AM
Look forward to the improved monitor boards.

I think I'm going to have a go at a modest line mixer with wood and steel and faders and vu meters.

Can't help thinking that it all evolves to attempting a console at some point in time.
812ds and acas look like a real opportunity to make a nice, serious monitor board.

Exciting!  :)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 03, 2009, 07:17:32 AM
Hey guys,

For the month of July, I have put the VP25 pcb (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_64&products_id=96) and VP26 pcb (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_64&products_id=85) on special.

Also updated the expected delivery on the next batch of Ed's 2503's to July 13th.

Cheer!
Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 06, 2009, 12:53:31 PM
Good day all,

I just got in more EA2622's from Ed. So, stock has been updated at the store.

EA2503's are scheduled for end of this week or beginning of next.

Cheers!
Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 10, 2009, 09:30:55 PM
Hi guys (and gals?),

I received my latest version, 812d board today. BTW, the FedEx drivers by me lack some directional skills. That's a story in it's self. Anyhow, I plan on populating and testing tomorrow. I want to be sure all the changes and tweaks are spot on before I order a large ass quantity.  :D

Maybe I'll post a few pics if anyone cares to see.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: alexc on July 10, 2009, 11:59:52 PM
Yes ... 812d+ pics ... definately ....
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on July 12, 2009, 08:05:47 AM
Yes, pic's would be great. Give me your Fedex driver's phone number and I will tell him exactly how to get to ClassicAPI in Reading, MA. It's very easy. Bruno, the night watchman, will gladly sign for all packages. DW.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 12, 2009, 11:10:18 AM
Hey guys,

Here's a bit of 812d porno for you.  ;D

Raw boards.
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/raw-boards.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/raw-boards.jpg)

The first thing I wanted to do was check the layout for the small daughter board that is home for the 6-10K log pots. Everything fits and lines up properly.
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/daughter-board-ass1.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/daughter-board-ass1.jpg)

I had to push the solder tails for 2 Molex headers in about 1/16" for a good connection. They would have to be cut below the daughter board anyhow as there is very little clearance.
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/daughter-board-ass2.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/daughter-board-ass2.jpg)

I also cut the tails on the pots before I soldered them so they protrude as little as possible. Again, clearance.
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/daughter-board-ass3.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/daughter-board-ass3.jpg)

Again, the small board is set up for Bourns 51 series pots. I have all I need for my build so I wanted to make it easier. If other pots are used, a few jumper wires to the holes were the Molex connectors are on the main board will be needed.

OK, back to work ;)

Cheers!
Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 12, 2009, 04:29:14 PM
A small update,

I'm all set and time for a little testing before dropping the DOA's in. No sense in blowing up a Huntington  :o

I have to re-seat the bucket back into the console frame for testing. That will take a little more work as I have to terminate my Dsub insert point connectors and connect all required wiring back up to the bucket.

(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/99-precent-populated.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/812d/assembly/99-precent-populated.jpg)

Now you can see where and how the 12 space GDIY racks with the Dsubs will come in handy! Channel insert point eq's!!!

Smooth sailing so far.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: alexc on July 12, 2009, 07:07:16 PM
Looking good Jeff.  Thanks for the updated info!
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jmp72 on July 15, 2009, 05:35:33 PM
hi!

some news about the 2503?

thanks  :)
-Benoit
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 15, 2009, 08:56:22 PM
hi!

some news about the 2503?

thanks  :)
-Benoit
Hi Benoit,

I sent Ed a note today asking for an update. I am anxiously awaiting his response. I am literally expecting them any day now.

A big thanks to everyone for being so patient.

Best!
Jeff  :)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on July 18, 2009, 12:52:11 AM
GREAT NEWS !! :) :) :)

(http://www.geocities.com/gar381/gar2520_wallpaperweb.gif)

Assembled gar2520 DOAs are now an option with  with the
Assembled Classic VP26 Microphone Preamplifier from Classic Audio Products !!

http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=66_68_69&products_id=105

(http://gar381interests.com/side.jpg)

(http://gar381interests.com/P7180816.gif)
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on July 18, 2009, 10:20:32 PM
Just a quick look at our new gar2520 kit packaging. :)

(http://gar381interests.com/P7180809.gif)

(http://gar381interests.com/P7180807.gif)

GARY
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Osse on July 20, 2009, 12:07:14 PM
I can't find the thread about troubleshooting and assembling in The Lab, what's the direct link? Maybe it's a good idea to post a link on the original #1 post in this thread.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 20, 2009, 12:19:48 PM
I can't find the thread about troubleshooting and assembling in The Lab, what's the direct link? Maybe it's a good idea to post a link on the original #1 post in this thread.
Here's the build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33970.0) link for the gar2520. I will edit it into the first post too. Good idea. I also include a link in the READ ME file of the support zip that is sent out.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Osse on July 20, 2009, 12:29:28 PM
I can't find the thread about troubleshooting and assembling in The Lab, what's the direct link? Maybe it's a good idea to post a link on the original #1 post in this thread.
Here's the build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33970.0) link for the gar2520. I will edit it into the first post too. Good idea. I also include a link in the READ ME file of the support zip that is sent out.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff

Is there any thread related to the whole preamp-project? I think I have seen one around here, and not only to the gar2520 thread. Would be great to have easily available too.
Title: Re: gar2520 DOA Full Kit's BACK IN STOCK!!...500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 22, 2009, 07:43:32 PM
Is there any thread related to the whole preamp-project? I think I have seen one around here, and not only to the gar2520 thread. Would be great to have easily available too.
Hey Osse,

I did not get the email notification that you posted this! Sorry for the delay.

Here is the build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33501.0) for my VP2x projects.

While I am at it, here is the build/support thread (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33038.0) for the 2-ACA-Bo project.

I'll put these in the 1st post of this thread as well. Again, good idea.  ;)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE COMING!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 24, 2009, 09:11:03 PM
Hello everyone  :)

I just received a UPS Quantum View update from Ed. I got a box coming that is 56 pounds! ;D It must be an ass-load of wonderful EA2503 output transformers!!!

Again, I will send an email out thru the store software when I have them in hand. Looks like it will be next Wednesday!

Cheers all and thanks to Ed  ;)

Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE COMING!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: DAN_000 on July 29, 2009, 12:37:03 AM
HI Jeff,   some news about 812d cards?
Cheers!
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 29, 2009, 12:33:16 PM
Hey ya'all,

A little product update...EA2503's are now back in stock!!  :o :D :)  Thanks Ed.  :-*

Here's a link. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=79)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE COMING!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on August 01, 2009, 12:01:05 PM
HI Jeff,   some news about 812d cards?
Cheers!
Hey Dan and guys,

Progress is slow at this point. I have had the Rev A.1 board fully populated and ready for testing for a while now. I wanted to load it in the bucket for mute/solo logic testing. I need a least 2 channels for this and prefer to do it in the bucket. Wait, that sounds a little weird.  :o

Anyhow, I decided to complete the trafo daughter boards before dropping the bucket back in the frame. I also wanted to finish the 32 Molex to Molex jumpers that connect the trafo boards to the channels via the motherboard.

Next, I want to complete the 32 fader jumpers which requires the moving and re-pinning of all 32 channels of 8-circuit Molex connectors that come from the main wire loom. This is a small PIA bu needs to be done. At that point, I will drop the bucket/motherboard in and connect all the monitor side buss tracks to the main side for audio testing and comparisons.

Lot's of other projects going on too simultaneously which equates to "slow progress"!  ;D

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On another note, Pan60 over at GS has an assembled VP26 with 4 different DOA's from members here at the Forum. He got it last week. We are just starting a little interview process that will include Ed, Gary, Scott, Pier and myself. Pan60 is of course completing a full product review in the way only he can! Should be quite fun and interesting not to mention some good "kudos" to our great forum here.  ;)

Best!  :)
Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: mikefatom on August 01, 2009, 02:03:41 PM
Hello Jeff,

I see from pictures of your VP2X preamps that the DOA sockets are a lot shorter than the ones I always use and see others use as well.
Do you have it soldered a different way maybe? or is it just an optical illusion?

Thanks

mike
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on August 01, 2009, 03:01:03 PM
Hello Jeff,

I see from pictures of your VP2X preamps that the DOA sockets are a lot shorter than the ones I always use and see others use as well.
Do you have it soldered a different way maybe? or is it just an optical illusion?

Thanks

mike
Hey Mike,

I insert and solder from the bottom of the PCB. Don't know why. Just because I guess. Dare to be different maybe? ;D

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: mikefatom on August 01, 2009, 03:17:35 PM
Gotcha! cool idea actually. I like the fact that the DOA is not 'floating' as high.. eheh  :P

cheers

mike


Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on August 01, 2009, 04:41:14 PM
Gotcha! cool idea actually. I like the fact that the DOA is not 'floating' as high.. eheh  :P

cheers

mike

Mike,

I'm actually in the process of building up 3 pres for a client. I looked carefully when seating the sockets. I actually like the way they fit from the bottom. Depends on the thru hole size I guess. It also depends on how much clearance you need on the bottom side of the board when it's mounted.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on August 02, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
Hey guys and gals,

I just finished building a pair of pre's for a friend. He wanted a more authentic 312 card instead of the "console" version that is the VP2x. After completing the assembly, I thought I would take a few pics and add the info to my site. It is very easy to do, actually easier than one of my regular VP2x builds. Basically, you just leave off a few components, add 2 jumpers and change the feedback cap value.

That's it! Instant 312...just add milk. I will start including a VP25.312 schemo in the zip with the support docs.

Here's a link to the new page at the site. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_65_78&products_id=146)

FWIW, 3nity is working on a straight up 312 clone that will include a DI with a switch to select Mic/DI. 500 series also.

Cheers all!
Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: mikefatom on August 03, 2009, 01:13:28 AM
Very cool. I assume the same can be done to your VP26 build, just a different output TX...
Correct me if I'm wrong.


mike
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on August 03, 2009, 06:34:15 AM
Very cool. I assume the same can be done to your VP26 build, just a different output TX...
Correct me if I'm wrong.


mike
You are 100% correct Mike!  ;)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on August 11, 2009, 09:24:09 PM
Hello guys,

I wanted to give a little 812d update. So far, so good! I could not be more pleased with their sound, especially when compared to the input side of my board. The mute/solo logic works correctly. That is always a good thing. ;D Also, my insert point PCB's that mount to the under side of the motherboard, which hold 32 of Ed's EA2623-1's work as I expected too.

I changed a few resistor values around the meter buffering amp along with 2 cap values. No biggie. I went with a 47K input impedance on the meter OA. It is a little bizarre how API handled the metering on these boards. Oh well. It all works correctly I suppose.

I think I am going to make one small revision to the PCB before a big run. Currently, there is no allocation for a Direct Out. I am thinking on running a track down to an unused gold finger in case someone wants to add direct outs. This signal is taken from after the 2nd DOA, which is after the channel fader. One would need another 2623-1 to not only balance the signal, but get back up to unity gain. Again, this is precisely how they did it on my desk.

Anyhow, I will post a few pics later in the week. DIY porn is always exciting!  :o

Cheers!
Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: DAN_000 on August 13, 2009, 12:33:09 AM
Cool,

Yes, I will use direct out , make room for this!   ;)
I dont know how routing (not sends) will be handled with this board,   maybe another pcb to fit pushbuttons group asignments, and molex to 812d card?
Cheers
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: Brolik on August 14, 2009, 11:22:10 AM
Got my package today! thanks Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Davo on August 14, 2009, 05:49:27 PM
Holy smokes... got my 2520 boards today (what was that, one day shipping  ;D)
Thanks Jeff!!
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on August 14, 2009, 08:28:07 PM
Hey thanks guys.  ;) I try my darnedest to not let an order sit for more than 1 day before shipping. I try to think how I like it when I am ordering some fun goodies!  ;D

...Yes, I will use direct out , make room for this!   ;)
Consider it done.
Quote
I dont know how routing (not sends) will be handled with this board,   maybe another pcb to fit pushbuttons group asignments, and molex to 812d card?
Cheers
It will have to be a Molex jumper. I will make it a 4 pin, .1", 90 degree header. It will be were the silk label is now and point towards the right. So, the buss assign PCB will be above the 812d module. Connection between the 2 boards may be physically challanging but where there'a a will...there's a way. Anyhow, there should be a Pan switch at the bottom of the buss assign pushbuttons. When engaged, the signal coupled to the Odd or Even group busses will follow the Pan control on the 812d. When out, the same signal is sent to all assigned subgroups. Yes, you guessed it. Like on my desk.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: DAN_000 on August 15, 2009, 03:53:53 AM
Got my package a few days ago too.
Thanks Jeff, good news about routing assigns! I bet you can do this ok!
I cant wait for this boards!

Cheers.
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2009, 12:17:13 PM
Hell guys,

I have another batch of Ed's EA2622 input transformers in stock. I just received 50pc form UPS. A link can be found here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_38&products_id=80).

Cheers!
Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 02, 2009, 09:40:23 PM
Hello everyone,

I just received an email from Ed that I have another 100 of his EA2623-1's in the UPS pipeline. I should have them by next Tuesday since Monday is a hollerday here!  ;)

Best regards, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's ARE HERE!!!..gar2520 DOA Kit's, 500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 09, 2009, 07:25:01 PM
Hey guys,

I have Ed's 2623-1's in stock now at the store. They can be found here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=33).

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 13, 2009, 01:13:46 PM
Good day all,

I have noticed a few threads over at GS in regards to my VP2x preamps.

Mark Linett has has posted some very kind words that make me all warm and fuzzy inside!  ;D 8) :)
First thread in "High End" is here. (http://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-end/422143-anyone-using-vp-25-26-classic-api.html)
Second thread in "So much Gear" is here. (http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/422061-thoughts-500-series-vp25-26-a.html)

This is very cool to see, especially coming from an engineer with Mark's ears and credentials (http://music.msn.com/music/artist-credits/mark-linett.2/?startingItem=1&ipp=25). Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santana, Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, and on and on...More Mark info is here (http://www.studioexpresso.com/profiles/markLinett.htm).

Cheers all, Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on September 16, 2009, 04:57:22 AM
I will have to go check out those threads. The slut can be very painful sometimes. Too many douche-bags with matching big mouths. Jeff - I'm in clean-up mode today so I figured I should hit your thread and bump it to the top. Carry on soldier...... DW.
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Entropia Cub on September 19, 2009, 04:41:26 AM
I've received my package a few days ago, clean as usual ! Thanks you Jeff !
I'm working on the housing of the two VP26 in my project, I'll post some pictures when done.  ;)
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 20, 2009, 11:27:46 PM
I've received my package a few days ago, clean as usual ! Thanks you Jeff !
I'm working on the housing of the two VP26 in my project, I'll post some pictures when done.  ;)
Sounds good Alexandre!  ;) Looking forward to your pics and opinions.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: doubleroger on September 25, 2009, 07:08:41 AM
I got my order today ;D
Now that is what I call fast oversea shipment!
Thanks Jeff!
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 06, 2009, 06:44:18 AM
Hey guys,

A few updates on a few things...

 :) Ed has another batch of 2503's in the works. I will hopefully have them no later than 2 weeks.

 ;D I have knobs on order that will work for Peterc's 553 style eq. They are the 1/2" pointers with the 1/4" thru hole.

 ;) We are now on to Rev A.2 of the VP26 PCB and Rev A.1 of the VP25. This means no more input polarity fix!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 07, 2009, 09:22:42 AM
Hey ya'll

I am down to 4-2622 input transformers at the store. No need to worry as Ed has more stock as his place. They will be to me shortly. So, if I do run out...it will only be for a couple of days.  8)

I also wanted to mention, I am working on a very detailed assembly instruction manual for the VP2x mic preamp kits. This probably won't mean much to the cats around here as most can all read a skiz and work from a BOM. I have some exciting news coming in the future for these kits and the detailed assembly manual is very important for that. Anyhow, more to come on that front later.

Oh, I am about to order a boat load of 500 series blanks for the GDIY racks. I plan on raw aluminum and a matte black powder coat. The powder coated plates should sell for $7.50 I do believe. This is considerably less than API, BAE or any of the other places out there. The raw ones will be a bit less of course. Prices still need to be finalized. This will be a nice, low-cost thing for one off DIY 500 pieces and what have you.

Cheers!
Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 15, 2009, 06:10:19 PM
Hello,

I have a few updates on some ClassicAPI store stock.

EA2622's are currently out of stock but are scheduled to arrive tomorrow which is Friday, October 16th.

JLS-Inv-ACA's are back in stock.  ;)

Aluminum L-brackets for the VP2x kits are getting low, 6 or 7 pieces left right now. New stock is on order and expected in about 2-3 weeks.

EA2503's are on order and were suppose to ship to Ed by tomorrow Friday, October 16th. That was the last we heard. Ed is gonna order a 2nd batch immediately after we get this one. That way, he will always have 100pc "in the can" so we never run out.

VP25 PCB stock has been updated to reflect the latest shipment.

Best regards, Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 16, 2009, 08:15:29 PM
Evening everyone,  :)

I got the 2622's in from Ed today so the store stock has been updated accordingly.

Classicapi-EA2622 link is here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_38&products_id=80)

Cheers!
Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: helterbelter on October 23, 2009, 08:08:22 AM
Hi Jeff,

The Gar2520 kits arrived today ! (faaaaast!!!)

Thanks !
(and now the time has come for me to start designing my first DIY project in Eagle....... !)  :)

Paul.
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 25, 2009, 03:49:59 PM
Hi everybody,

I have some store updates to inform you all about.

I have received some knob stock for a few items. The most important being the 1/2" Pointer knob with the 1/4" thru hole. This is what Peterc is using for his wonderful 5003 EQ"s. See Peter's pics here. (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=33790.msg413200#msg413200) Product link at the store is here. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_39&products_id=41)

I have also added a few new products. Guess what they are for!!  :D :D :D

Neutrik panel mount XLR males. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=150) Yes, for the GDIY racks!

Neutrik panel mount XLR females. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=149) Again for the GDIY racks!

15 position (30 pin) card edge connectors. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=147) For many different things…including the GDIY racks!

18 position (36 pin) card edge connectors. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=148) Yes, mainly for the GDIY racks!

I am hoping to have my next order of EA2503’s in by the end of next week.  ;)

Cheers all, Jeff
Title: Re: EA-API Iron in Stock!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on October 25, 2009, 08:17:51 PM
So, are we getting close? ;D
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 30, 2009, 11:01:19 AM
Good news guys...Ed's 2503's (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=79) are back in stock at the store! Ed is gonna order another 100pc right away so we hopefully never run completely dry again.  :)

I am low on the aluminum L-brackets for the VP2x kits but my replenishment stock is due into me next Friday, November 6th. I am having the left side brush finished now to make them look a little better. It is not seen when installed in a rack but I feel better about it.

Cheers, Jeff

Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 03, 2009, 10:53:56 PM
Hey guys,

I have just ordered a ton of 500 series blank face plates for store stock. I will be carrying them powdercoated in a matte black and also in raw for those who are building their own custom modules or what have you. They will be laser cut from 6061-T6 aluminum and will have proper countersunk holes in true 51x Alliance fashion. Oh, they are also compatible with that other 500 series alliance out there...VPR I think it is?  8)

I should have them in about 2 weeks or so. I will get pricing up on the site soon. They will be very cost affordable as usual with some qty discounts like with my other stuff. Far less than the $22 or whatever that API charges for theirs.

I have also ordered #4-40 X 3/8" phillips, oval head screws in a black oxide finish. These will be provided with the GDIY racks. I will also offer these separately as there seems to be a need for them. Probably in 25, 50 and 100pc packages. These are the identical screw that is supplied by API for their racks, consoles and so on.

That is all for now. I will update when I finish the price structure for the panel blanks.

Regards, Jeff  ;)
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 08, 2009, 03:50:01 PM
Hi everyone,

I have just received some more gar2520 parts from Gary. I have updated the store stock to reflect this.

I have also received my replenishment supply of the VP2x L-brackets. They are super nice with a brushed finish on the exposed left hand side.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/L-bracket-outside.jpg)

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/L-bracket-outside-close.jpg)

Also, the countersunk hole tolerances have been tightened up. The shop is also cleaning the inside of the bracket around the 4 countersunk thru holes to ensure a nice flat surface.
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/L-bracket-inside.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 23, 2009, 08:48:57 PM
Hey guys and gals,

I have added a few new items to the online catalog.

1st are 25pc packs of the #4-40 3/8" black screws for 500 series modules.

2nd are raw 1 space aluminum blanks for the 500 series racks.

And 3rd are matte black powdercoated blank panels for the 500 series racks.

All of these items can be found in the "Rack Accessories" (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_87_88) sub category...under the "GroupDIY 51x Kits" category of my site.

Regards, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: gar381 on December 15, 2009, 02:08:48 AM
Jeff and I are proud to announce that FULLY ASSEMBLED, BURNT IN AND TESTED

gar2520 DOAs are now available as an option with the following:

VP25 Whistles & Bells Bundle (Finished)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_65_79&products_id=125

VP25 Whistles & Bells Bundle Plus (Finished)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_65_79&products_id=126

VP25 Whistles & Bells Bundle (Raw)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_65_78&products_id=124

VP25 Whistles & Bells Bundle Plus (Raw)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_65_78&products_id=123

VP26 Whistles & Bells Bundle (Finished)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_56_58_81&products_id=129

VP26 Whistles & Bells Bundle Plus (Finished)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_56_58_81&products_id=130

VP26 Whistles & Bells Bundle (Raw)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_56_58_80&products_id=127

VP26 Whistles & Bells Bundle Plus (Raw)
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_56_58_80&products_id=128
 
(http://gar381interests.com/Assembled.jpg)

GARY
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on December 26, 2009, 04:07:07 PM
A little parts update...

I have more VP26 boards that were supposed to be delivery to me on the 24th, according to FedEx tracking info. Due to an "exception", they did not make it. So, it looks like I will receive them next Monday the 28th.

FWIW, the FedEx definition of "exception" = someone dropped the ball again. I really dislike using FedEx for anything. I have been in the same spot for 13 years and they still can't find me.  ??? ???

Anyhow, all is good. Happy Holidays and thanks for all of the support this past year!  ;)
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: dingo on December 27, 2009, 10:51:17 AM
Hello!Jeffrey
I have ordered some stuff on classicapi.com
Order Number: 667
just for info !
please write me back when ship
thank you! :)
ingo.
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on December 27, 2009, 08:01:40 PM
Hello!Jeffrey
I have ordered some stuff on classicapi.com
Order Number: 667
just for info !
please write me back when ship
thank you! :)
ingo.
Hi Ingo,

Yes, your order is packed and ready to go. I will be labeling shortly and drop at the PO tomorrow AM. I will send you an updated "order process" saying shipped and include the USPS tracking ID once I label it.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on December 28, 2009, 03:38:43 PM
FedEx finally made it with my VP26 PCB's today. So, I have another 60 on hand.

VP25 boards are running low but they have been ordered already too.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 02, 2010, 08:24:32 PM
Hey guys,

First off, Happy New Year!   :)

I have been working on a complete assembly guide for the VP2x mic preamp kits. I have finally got it done after countless hours of work. It was a major ta-do. I still can't believe how long I have spent on it. Anyhow, the Guide contains step by step assembly instructions and tips. It covers nearly 50 pages and contains over 70 pictures, some with detail notes. It is more geared toward a newbie DIY'er but I hope there is a little something for other more experienced builders too. Some of the little quirks that go into the physical assembly are well covered in it. So, download at will and let me know what you think!

VP2x Assembly Guide.pdf (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/VP2x-Assembly-Guide.pdf)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: gar381 on January 03, 2010, 12:33:50 AM
1st Class Jeff.

Very Nice :) :)

Just about any beginning DIY guitar cord solder guy with this manual
should be able to build a VP2x with GREAT success.  Lots of good
tips for us old timers too!!  No one should be afraid to try
this assembly as the manual is bullet proof. Looking forward to building mine.

GARY
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jdbakker on January 04, 2010, 10:03:47 AM
VP2x Assembly Guide.pdf (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/VP2x-Assembly-Guide.pdf)

Looks nice, and I'll believe that a lot of effort has gone into it.

Why do you suggest soldering the components on both sides of the board? For new PTH boards I've never heard of that practice, or seen it used by assembly houses. IME if the holes are large enough then solder will wick through to give the same effect, and even if that doesn't happen the plating of the barrel is plenty conductive for all but the highest current applications. I'd worry that having novice solderers heat the parts twice could lead to higher heat stresses, with associated failures.

[I can understand soldering on both sides when reworking boards, as the hole plating can get damaged during desoldering]

JDB.
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 04, 2010, 08:25:11 PM

Looks nice, and I'll believe that a lot of effort has gone into it.
Thanks for looking JDB.

Quote
Why do you suggest soldering the components on both sides of the board? For new PTH boards I've never heard of that practice, or seen it used by assembly houses. IME if the holes are large enough then solder will wick through to give the same effect, and even if that doesn't happen the plating of the barrel is plenty conductive for all but the highest current applications. I'd worry that having novice solderers heat the parts twice could lead to higher heat stresses, with associated failures.

[I can understand soldering on both sides when reworking boards, as the hole plating can get damaged during desoldering]

JDB.
Well, I will say that most of the newer gear I own is all SM, and that is really only a few pieces. A couple of modules I have are TH with PTH's. Without desoldering something on them, I am not sure how oversized their component holes are. There is definitely a good complete joint on each side. How it was done is an educated guess. My educated guess is that they are pumping out as much product as they can which absolutely correlates to "you better only solder one side or you are fired"!! Time is money of course.

But for me, my boards have pretty good sized pads, larger than most PTH boards. I think it gives a person with lesser experience a better feeling of making sure it is right. I have also become to prefer soldering everything from the top that I can. No flipping the board and bending all the leads yada, yada. Of course when I do flip the board to trim the leads, I like to touch up the joints so they all look nice. It just takes a second and 19 times out of 20 requires no additional solder. I do specify this in the guide. It's not a complete solder everything twice thing.

Anyhow, knowing that the big production assembly houses aren't doing it...is probably a good enough reason to do it!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jdbakker on January 05, 2010, 06:02:18 AM
A couple of modules I have are TH with PTH's. Without desoldering something on them, I am not sure how oversized their component holes are. There is definitely a good complete joint on each side. How it was done is an educated guess. My educated guess is that they are pumping out as much product as they can which absolutely correlates to "you better only solder one side or you are fired"!! Time is money of course.

I would be surprised if any medium-to-large scale TH production in the last decade has been done by hand, given that wave soldering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_soldering) technology is relatively inexpensive and very mature. Maybe some smaller players in the Mainland or the Philippines still hand solder, but I doubt it.

Anyhow, knowing that the big production assembly houses aren't doing it...is probably a good enough reason to do it!

The ones I've been involved with are mostly smaller specialist shops doing Hi-Rel proto and short-run work for industrial and military/aerospace projects. ICBW, but they've never given me the impression of rushing their staff, given that at the end of the day reliability and yield targets have to be met. (As with software bugs, it takes much longer to find and fix a marginal joint than to get it right the first time)

A few years back I was asked to hold a few EE-centric workshops for design students. As you might imagine, most had little to no soldering experience. Watching them work I got the strong impression that novice solderers are more likely to heat joints for too long. As too much heat can easily damage components and boards (through delamination), I would be hesitant to suggest any technique that encourages people to heat the joints even more. Soldering from the top has the added disadvantage of having the heat source closer to the component body, which can be especially bad for diodes and the like.

(I did notice that you only suggest to touch up after snipping the leads, and your staggered soldering procedure for the switches looks like a good idea. At the end of the day it's your guide, your decisions, and I'm not the one who gets to deal with board failures or returns. Your call.)

JDB.

[EDIT: grammar]
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 17, 2010, 01:31:10 PM
Hi guys,

I am currently sold out on Ed's 2622's but have another 100pc batch due end by the end of next week.

I am also working on another cool 51x compatible project that I should have the proto board for in about a week or so. Options are good right?  8) There will be a few pretty cool special announcements involving this new board coming over the next few weeks. Also a few unique variations coming too.

I have a couple of new C&K switches that will be added to the store over the next few weeks. A little arm twisting from Matta can go a long way!  ;)

Oh, I have also pestered Gary long enough about another DOA that is pin compatible with the 2520. We are in the testing and listening stages now. If all pans out and we are happy with the results, we will carry PCB's and parts kits for this one just as we are with the gar2520. Will keep you posted with this as it develops.  ;D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on January 18, 2010, 02:22:14 AM
Just a note..

Jeff should be fully stocked with
gar2520 PCBs and kits by mid week.

GARY
Title: Re: EA2503 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 18, 2010, 08:06:15 AM
...Jeff should be fully stocked with
gar2520 PCBs and kits by mid week.
Thanks for the prompt service as always Gary! 8)

I've got a fun little project going that I posted last night on the rack thread. It's a simple, straight up 312 circuit 51x style....with a few twists. I've made the voltage rails to the DOA switchable for a Forsell, JLM, Hardy or whatever. The extra pins can easily be snipped off ala Peter Purpose if someone will only use it in a standard 500 rack. The full board as is mounts to my current L-bracket and the faceplate layout is identical as my VP2x stuff. That board width is 4-1/2", standard 500 size. As you can see, I have 2 horizontal lines in the silk where the copper pour stops. There are also 4 additional inner mounting holes. By trimming the board along both of these lines, you remove 3/4" in total, leaving you a PCB of 3-3/4". So, 4 of these will easily fit in a 1U rack, side by side, for someone who is anti 51x or 500 series all together. That I can't figure out but to each his own!

I have a proto ordered. Should get here by next Monday. These boards will be in a sexy matted black.  ;)

Here's a screen shot...
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/VP312-PCB-SS.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 21, 2010, 06:14:26 PM
Hey guys,

I have received some more gar2520 boards and kits as well as EA2622's. Store stock has been updated.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: matta on January 22, 2010, 04:37:35 PM
Any word on the VP312 proto? It looks DARN sexy by the way  8)

Matt
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 22, 2010, 04:58:15 PM
Any word on the VP312 proto? It looks DARN sexy by the way  8)

Matt
Thanks Matt! Sexy is good.  :)

Looks like it is due here on the 28th, which is next Thursday. The board house had a couple of questions on the file. The offset solder pads for the gain pot always throw them. That and they asked if I wanted the 2 horizontal silk lines v-scored. I told them no v-score. So, their lead time starts ticking once I confirmed that the files were correct. I like how they are so careful.  ;D

Funny thing, I ordered the proto and upload my files to them before I posted the screen shots here. Once I posted the screen shots, I noticed a double "T1" label in the silk layer!!  ::) So, I'm glad they had the questions as it gave me a chance to update the silk layer!!

I will keep you posted.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 23, 2010, 01:11:18 PM
I have just uploaded an updated version of the VP2x Assembly Guide (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/VP2x-Assembly-Guide.pdf) for those who care. I had a small typo to fix thanks to Dan from Dan's Front Panels (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=35422.msg434328#msg434328) for spotting it "Jeff, it should be quiet switching, not quite switching"! Duh.

Also, per some razzing from JDBaker, I have modified my "solder from the top first" suggestion a little. The paragraph from the Assembly tips and pointers now reads like this:

When possible, depending on the component you are soldering, try working from the top or
silk screen side of the PCB. After completing the required solder joints, flip your PCB over,
carefully clip the component leads and touch up the solder joint to the bottom solder pad if
needed. It should be noted that this bottom touch up is not a required step especially if a good
joint is made while soldering the top. I myself like this as it makes for a really nice and solid
construction. Special care must be taken to not apply too much heat as components can easily
be damaged. Excessive heat from the soldering iron or desoldering tool can lift and/or damage
the solder pads or traces of the PCB too so…BE CAREFUL!!!


I understand JDBaker that I am the one dealing with the returns and problems. So far, knock wood (my head in this case), over 250 boards out in the world and zero returns due to board failure. Heck, zero returns period. I only hope that continues. Thanks all.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 29, 2010, 06:07:46 PM
Well my proto VP312 board has been shipped and will be here next Monday. I plan on building and testing right away so I can get some stock ordered to carry at the store. Funny how an 8 day turnaround suddenly turns into 15 days.  ??? It's the first tough experience I have had with my board house so I really shouldn't complain to much.

I have also completed layouts for my new series of faceplates. I have 200 raw faceplates due in on Monday as well. I plan on getting 50pc screened for the VP25, 50pc for the VP26 and 50pc for the new VP312. If I get the chance, I will post some artwork this weekend. They look pretty cool, IMHO.


Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on January 30, 2010, 09:45:25 AM
Jeff, I'm modifying some "plug-in" PCBs right now to have them made by Lukas (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=37108.0) ;)
will send you some, will be a lot of fun ;D
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on January 30, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
Jeff, I'm modifying some "plug-in" PCBs right now to have them made by Lukas (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=37108.0) ;)
will send you some, will be a lot of fun ;D
"Plug-in" PCB's??? What the heck are you talking about Volker???  :-X
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on January 31, 2010, 05:10:32 AM
"Plug-in" PCB's??? What the heck are you talking about Volker???  :-X
neither VST nor AU, neither TDM nor RTAS, it is more "Audio Sweet"  ;D

isn't this 51x format all ready for "Plug-Ins"? :D :D :D
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: bdubya on February 01, 2010, 08:38:01 PM
The sky is falling . . .  Headz up that your site's down, guess I'll go buy some head cheese instead
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 02, 2010, 07:50:39 AM
The sky is falling . . .  Headz up that your site's down, guess I'll go buy some head cheese instead
I just check and all looks good from here. You had no access at all?
Title: Re: EA2622 BACK IN STOCK!!+gar2520 DOA Kit's+500 Preamp Kits & More @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 02, 2010, 10:30:40 PM
My VP312 proto board is here! 99% stuffed and ready to test. She looks super sweet in person!

I have to rig an edge connector for testing as I don't have access to a 51x rack yet... ???

R2 is the load R which seems to be a little controversial so, if you want to use it fine. If not that's fine too.

Anyhow, here's a quick shot. More tomorrow.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/VP312-proto.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on February 02, 2010, 11:22:54 PM
Jeff, looks great! I love the white silk on black pcb.

What is it about the load resistor? Are you talking about the input TX secondary load?

Cheers

Mike
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 02, 2010, 11:40:45 PM
Yes Yes Yes Ladies and Gents It's the..

"VP312 BLACK BEAUTY"


nice ;D

GARY
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 02, 2010, 11:41:14 PM
Jeff, looks great! I love the white silk on black pcb.

What is it about the load resistor? Are you talking about the input TX secondary load?

Cheers

Mike
Thanks Mike. I really like the color combo as well. It really suites the legend of the 312 just right.

Yes on the load R. I have been using it on the VP25 and 25 cards with great success. There was some debate as to whether or not that load was included on the vintage 312 cards. It is not on the 312 schematics floating around but that doesn't really mean too much. And like Ed says, a 150K load R is small potatoes anyhow.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on February 03, 2010, 05:35:50 AM
ah, a black beauty Plug-In ;D ;D ;D
nice work :)

and 51x compatible :-* :'(
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: matta on February 03, 2010, 11:55:50 AM
WHOA!

Jeff, that thing needs shades, it is just that cool! I'm thinking aviators and a jump suit ala TopGun? LOL. Kudos, looking great, the black and white look fantastic together. Look forward to reading your review of the proto and testing with a +24V opamp.

Cheers

Matt
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: Svart on February 03, 2010, 02:01:26 PM
How is the price going to compare to the VP25/VP26?  Once we finally get our 51X racks I'm going to need a handful of barebones API preamps..
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 03, 2010, 02:29:22 PM
How is the price going to compare to the VP25/VP26?  Once we finally get our 51X racks I'm going to need a handful of barebones API preamps..
I have not finished all of my costing yet but they will be very similar. I will be stocking the C&K PCB switches for this build, but are not required if you have no plans of ever changing the voltage. I think it will be nice to have that option for a very minimal cost. There will be a few less C's and R's so it will be close to a wash I think.

BTW, I got my stock of raw faceplates in today. I will have the new version of the VP25 and VP26 soon. I will also be stocking a nice version of the new VP312.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 04, 2010, 08:22:33 AM
A little VP312 update...

Proto went together nice/easy and works/sounds just fine. Great actually! Especially with a gar1731. What?  :-*

I have not listened to a 24V DOA in there...yet. I have been talking with PPA and will be getting a few of his DOA's to try out. I think they will be a perfect match for the VP312 as the APP2050 and the APP2050E will both run on either the 16V rails or the 24V rails. His amps are not a 2520 clone but his own design that keeps things in a simialr family. This is very intriguing to me! I can't wait!  ;D

So, I just ordered my first batch of PCB stock. They are slated to be here on February 12th.

I am thinking about a small to medium run of custom 1RU enclosures that will be set up to house 4 of these little VP312 Black Beauties. Back panel would be silk screened and set up with 8 XLR's, of course. Also 2 allocations for power connectors, requiring an external PSU. My thought was to have people use one of Volkers 51x PSU boards and daisy chain up to 3 racks or 12 channels of pres together. This is only an idea for those folks who aren't going the 500 series direction. Any thoughts or interest would be appreciated.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on February 04, 2010, 08:55:56 AM
... I am thinking about a small to medium run of custom 1RU enclosures that will be set up to house 4 of these little VP312 Black Beauties. Back panel would be silk screened and set up with 8 XLR's, of course. Also 2 allocations for power connectors, requiring an external PSU. My thought was to have people use one of Volkers 51x PSU boards and daisy chain up to 3 racks or 12 channels of pres together. This is only an idea for those folks who aren't going the 500 series direction. Any thoughts or interest would be appreciated.  ;)
while this is a nice idea personally I prefer internal PSUs in 19" gear.

if you design the case your own and there is some space, a JLM AC/DC with a little toroidal transformer could be fine.
use Neutrik PowerCon connectors for the mains, this way you could use the same holes for "remote" PSUs or internal powering.

oh, and with my PSU PCB as a remote PSU you could power at least 24 channels, running 12 at 16V and 12 on 24V ;D ;D ;D
surely more, since I doubt the module will go to the current limit.
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: yosh on February 04, 2010, 12:13:34 PM
I've been looking at getting a few channels of pre from you. The vp312 looks great, and I would be quite interested in a rackmount enclosure. Black front panel maybe? I too would use something like a JLM AC/DC and small toroid inside the rack for power.

Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 04, 2010, 12:36:30 PM
Volker's idea is probably best. A rack deep enough to house the JLM supply if so desired. If someone wants to use the larger external GDIY PSU, that would be no problem, just some space inside the rack enclosure.

I am changing my 500 series faceplates to a brushed aluminum finish that will have a matte clear powdercoat after the screen printing. The steps have changed in my manufacturing process since finding a new metal shop that is more friendly to doing the larger runs. My stock faceplate for the VP4.312 will be the same brushed aluminum with a matte clear powdercoat. The new versions of the plates I have done look pretty cool. I have sent my pre-lim designs out to Volker and a few other friends and all have had nothing but positive remarks. Maybe they are just being nice.

Here they are. Again, these are not 100% finalized but the only thing that may change is the indication dot color combination due to the limited inserts available. You have to kinda use your imagination for the brushed grain part of it.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/New-face-plates.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 05, 2010, 12:47:49 AM
What's up guys,

I have been busy lately. I have a screen shot here of yet another 500 series and 51x compatible preamp to show. I have just placed an order for the proto board.

This board is quite different in the fact that it has a HiZ Direct Inject option. This is something that Volker[silent:arts] and I came up with and have been cultivating over the past 6 weeks or so. We call it the "HiZ Plug-In". It is so cool and unique that we will start a new thread dedicated to it in the Lab in a day or 2. It is all very exciting!

As for the rest of the board, this is a straight up 312 circuit just exactly like the new VP312. The output attenuator is in full use here as well. The HiZ circuit is used uniquely in the fact that the DI signal enters the preamp circuit just before the input transformer instead of just before the DOA, which is most common. This will be a little more like using a standalone DI and going into the mic input. The 1/4" jack is auto switching with a 12V relay and appropriate control circuit.

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/VP312DI-SS.jpg)

As I typing this, I am wondering about needing a pad or maybe I should enter the the pre just before the standard 20db pad. I guess time will tell on that one since the board is on it's way!  :D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: Svart on February 18, 2010, 01:13:27 PM
nice!  I like having a hi-z for instruments, very good idea.

 Also, I like the brushed aluminum with the black printing.  That looks slick.  The fact that the aluminum has some grain to it does not detract from it at all in my opinion.

Title: Re: Brand new VP312 PCB's, Proto is here!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on February 20, 2010, 01:32:12 AM
A little VP312 update...

Proto went together nice/easy and works/sounds just fine. Great actually! Especially with a gar1731. What?  :-*


Cheers, Jeff

WTF..a BABY BLACK BEAUTY ??

(http://gar381interests.com/1731_corner_view_72.jpg) :o ??? ;D


Coming Soon to a Classicapi store near you !!!

GARY
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 20, 2010, 08:36:21 AM
Awesome job Gary!

So the new gar1731 lives and breathes? Mellow baby...yeah...I like it... ;D

(http://gar381interests.com/1731_corner_view_72.jpg) :o ??? ;D
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on February 24, 2010, 05:57:53 AM
Oh mama................... DW.
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: 3nity on February 24, 2010, 10:01:56 AM
IS that really a Melcor 1731 op-amp board???
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: bdubya on February 24, 2010, 10:30:30 AM
He wouldn't DARE joke about such a thing . . . . . . .
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 24, 2010, 10:39:32 AM
IS that really a Melcor 1731 op-amp board???
Thanks
It is actually a gar1731 which loosely(or maybe we say tightly) translates to a Melcor 1731.  :D

He wouldn't DARE joke about such a thing . . . . . . .
Never! This is some serious sh*t! No joking matter I say. ;D
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: 3nity on February 24, 2010, 10:45:53 AM
cool then...my first diy API style preamps had those as DOA and souded gorgeous..
I'll take a pair.
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: funkymonksf on February 26, 2010, 08:37:30 PM
Jeff what's the word on the VP312!? Way cool can't wait to jump on those. I love the idea of doing 19" rack setup for those as well. As always  I appreciate what you do!

-Brice
Title: Re: NEW VP312 PCB's Tested & Ordered!!! gar2520 DOA Kit's @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 26, 2010, 09:03:51 PM
Jeff what's the word on the VP312!? Way cool can't wait to jump on those. I love the idea of doing 19" rack setup for those as well. As always  I appreciate what you do!

-Brice
Hey Brice,

Well...my friends at FedEx have not been very reliable as of late. The boards were slated for delivery today (Friday). The tracking says "Delivery Exception" and the date has been changed to Monday. I have a bunch of parts to enter into the admin side of the store this weekend including the VP312's.

So, the long and short of it is looks like it will be Monday!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 01, 2010, 01:34:16 PM
Hi guys,

My friendly FedEx friends brought me some nice VP312 PCB's this morning. I have updated the stock for them at the store. Here is the product page. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=158)

I still have to finish the kits/bundles for the VP312's. I do have the DPDT C&K PCB switches in stock for the switchable voltages but have to complete the product info. I also will be carrying a Flat-Lever toggle switch for the VP312 kits. I got these at the request of Matta (Matt Allison) as they have a more vintage sort of vibe to them. I have to finish that listing as well but do have plenty of them on hand.

The new line of faceplates should be shipping to me hopefully today from the screen printer. I then have to get the clear coat on them. I am hoping to have them in stock for shipping by the end of this week. I didn't like the brushed look after all with the print and clear coat I use. So, I have stuck with the non-directional DA finish. I also tried a satin clear powder coat for the clear. It looks great straight on. Very deep looking. It has too much of a glare to it at any sort of an angle though. Very distracting and hard to read. So, I have opted to stick with the matte clear industrial lacquer. I have to list the 3 new faceplates on the site as well. Those will be needed to put the new VP312 "product kits & bundles" together.

Just not enough hours in the day. I may need some help on that if anyone has some ideas!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on March 01, 2010, 02:12:05 PM
Order placed my man!
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 01, 2010, 02:29:04 PM
Order placed my man!
...and order received!  ;)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: matta on March 01, 2010, 04:31:22 PM
Just not enough hours in the day. I may need some help on that if anyone has some ideas!

Cheers, Jeff

In all seriousness, if you can design and build a modular console, how can you not have figured out how to clone yourself? I mean before you know it we will have a DIY DeLorean and will be visiting the past and present in no time, CJ will have to still blow torch the Flux Capacitor for us though so we can reverse engineer it... but just give us time...

Again Jeff, Kudos, I stand in amazement as to how you do this all!

Cheers

Matt
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: fluxivity on March 02, 2010, 03:08:59 PM
so I'm a little confused, typically, and in this case in re the DI input. Will it be on the faceplate, will it require a combo jack on the backplane, is it still largely hypothetical?
thanks
p
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 02, 2010, 03:37:34 PM
the design for the HiZ version I have seen from Jeff has a jack on the faceplate.
placed ergonomically at the right place.
I still don't understand why some of the other pres have the jack at the top, the cable is always covering the gain and the other controls ...
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 02, 2010, 04:59:26 PM
so I'm a little confused, typically, and in this case in re the DI input. Will it be on the faceplate, will it require a combo jack on the backplane, is it still largely hypothetical?
thanks
p
Hello fluxivity,

No, nothing hypothetical about it...anymore.  ;D

I have the proto board here. I just need to stop messing around with modular console design and stuff so I can get her built and tested!  8)
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/VP312DI-PCB-scan.jpg)

As Volker has mentioned, the 1/4" jack is on the front. It is a mono tip/sleeve jack not a combo. Nothing on the backplane changes. This preamp will work and be fully functional in any 500 or 51x rack. Of course there are major benefits to using it in a 51x rack. It is the exact same preamp circuit as the VP312 or any old 312 card. Switchable voltage rails are a big plus when using the 51x rack. The HiZ input is auto-switching by using the normal connection on the 1/4" jack. Insert the jack, breaks the normal which deactivates the relay.

HiZ modular "plug-in" technology is being employed at it's finest! The HiZ signal enters the preamp circuit just before the input iron for some added loveliness.

I have also chosen to put the jack at the bottom of the module.
...Jeff has a jack on the faceplate.
placed ergonomically at the right place.
I still don't understand why some of the other pres have the jack at the top, the cable is always covering the gain and the other controls ...
Take a look at some of the modules shown at VK. The A-De** one has the DI jack at the top. Poor layout unless you enjoy having a cord draped in front of the module controls.

Anyhow, faceplates and L-brackets have been ordered, today as a matter of fact. The metal shop will be about 3-4 weeks out. Here is my final faceplate artwork for the VP312DI module. The finish will be just like the rest of my modules. Non-direction DA with screen print then a clear industrial low sheen lacquer over all of it.
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/VP312DI-artwork.jpg)

And yes...that is a 3mm LED indicator for the 48V phantom. I have finally given Volker everything he has been asking for. DI and phantom LED.

I just need him to tell me his LED color preference! 8)


Cheers, Jeff   ;)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 02, 2010, 05:13:21 PM
And yes...that is a 3mm LED indicator for the 48V phantom. I have finally given Volker everything he has been asking for. DI and phantom LED.

I just need him to tell me his LED color preference! 8)
;D ;D ;D
not true, I wanted an option for a rotary switch for the gain :D :D :D
phantom power LED needs to be red for sure.

very nice work my friend :-*
need to order some parts to stuff the HiZ PCBs for testing tomorrow ...
so much time, so little work it is, but you know this ::)

no, the other way ;)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: fluxivity on March 02, 2010, 07:11:09 PM

(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/VP312DI-artwork.jpg)

YES! that is what I wanted to see.
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on March 02, 2010, 07:21:48 PM
...not true, I wanted an option for a rotary switch for the gain :D :D :D
Ah crap that's right. Oh well. Sorry Volker. I guess we all make some sacrifices!  ;D :-* :'(

Quote
need to order some parts to stuff the HiZ PCBs for testing tomorrow ...
I need to do this too. I have my Jensen. I sent them my left testicle, they sent me a JT-DB-EPC. Better be worth it or I want my ball back.  :o I have a lot of things on hand but not all things. I have to make some BOM's and get my needs organized. Do you happen to have a BOM for any of these? I'm not sure how your software works but probably huh?

This is gonna be a fun year!!  :D :D :D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 03, 2010, 04:56:58 AM
... I have to make some BOM's and get my needs organized. Do you happen to have a BOM for any of these? I'm not sure how your software works but probably huh?
will export the standard Target BOM and mail it to you
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on March 03, 2010, 11:05:55 AM
will export the standard Target BOM and mail it to you
Lay it on me...I am ready.  ;)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 03, 2010, 11:46:18 AM
will export the standard Target BOM and mail it to you
Lay it on me...I am ready.  ;)

you will receive it today, give me some time ...
house full of children right now, neighbors smallest had to go to the hospital, parents are there too, the other children are all here. I'm often the in house "Kindergärtner" ;D ;D ;D
but this makes fun too, I like children.
the only thing is you can't get your work done :-\
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 04, 2010, 11:59:14 AM
I got my new series of VP plates in today from the printer. I just dropped them for the paint shop to clear coat. They look cool. I super happy with them so far. He is gonna shoot them today or tomorrow. Depending upon when, he may let them sit out and cure over the weekend.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: gar381 on March 08, 2010, 12:40:03 AM
Jeff should be restocked with gar2520 kits by Wednesday or Thursday. :)
gar1731 kits are about 3 weeks away. :o :) :)

GARY
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: mikefatom on March 09, 2010, 11:15:09 PM
got the push buttons I ordered!
thanks Jeff!

Cheers

Mike
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on March 09, 2010, 11:32:22 PM
got the push buttons I ordered!
thanks Jeff!

Cheers

Mike
Cool. Thanks Mike!  :)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: kazper on March 10, 2010, 01:20:29 AM
Ordered some stuff to go with my rack, had a hard time with paypal checkout. It didn't like my address but wouldn't tell me what it don't like.

No worries, just hope I didn't make any more work for you.

Kevin
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: pacemaker on March 10, 2010, 10:57:00 AM
Hi Mike !
any update on the VP312 kits ETA ?
Thanks for this amazing project,
best regards
Pacemaker
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 10, 2010, 11:14:25 AM
Hi Mike !
any update on the VP312 kits ETA ?
Thanks for this amazing project,
best regards
Pacemaker
I am awaiting the front panels from the paint shop who is doing the clear coat. He originally told me this past Monday. They must be busy with "real" work and going to do must stuff as a filler. I do have all other parts in stock.

Long story short, it will literally be any day now, possibly as soon as today.

The only issue now is I am very low on EA2622's. Ed has another batch in the works but I have not heard the ETA yet.

Cheers, Jeff (not Mike. Maybe you confused me with Hairball Mike? That is an insult to him!)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: pacemaker on March 10, 2010, 01:11:12 PM
thanks for the update,
and sorry Jeff for the mistake,
was writing to Mike at the same time about the EA1066,
Any estimation of the kits price ?
Regards,
Francois
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 10, 2010, 05:57:41 PM
gar2520 kits are back in stock!!! Thanks Gary!  ;)

Today my paint shop told me the new VP faceplates would not be done until this Friday. I think he said that so I would stop calling him everyday.  :'(

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: pacemaker on March 14, 2010, 01:16:53 PM
Hey jeff,
i wanted to know if you will proposethe SL2520 opamps with the VP312,
also do you know when the DI312 will be available,
i really would li ke to order 4 full kits with faceplates and scott's opamps,
Christmas in march ?
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: matta on March 16, 2010, 04:51:09 PM
I propose the GAR2520's, they look and sound great, just like these pics  ;D

(http://www.ashtonaudio.com/images/products/vp312/511x_rack_close.jpg)

(http://www.ashtonaudio.com/images/products/vp312/vp312_pcb.jpg)

(http://www.ashtonaudio.com/images/products/vp312/vp312_pcb2.jpg)

(http://www.ashtonaudio.com/images/products/vp312/vp312_pcb3.jpg)

I've just completed 8 x VP312's today. The VP312 in part exists after Jeff, Gary, Myself and Dan started throwing around ideas for building up a 'classic' 312 type mic pre, I was happy to use the VP25 as building block, but Jeff, being the 'PCBaholic' that he is decided to lay out a NEW one, go figure  :P

Gentleman this 'Ashton Audio' product is very much a part of ALL your combined efforts and to those wanting to build a 312 type circuit and have the flexibility of switchable rails for additional opamp choices, these ROCK (& ROLL), thanks to Gary and Jeff for giving mere mortals like the chance of owning something usually reserved for, well, non-mortals, LOL.

Cheers

Matt
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 16, 2010, 05:39:53 PM
cool.

does the GAR2520 work at 24V?

I might have lost some tracking / information.

however, I see a phantom power LED at your units, good guy ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: matta on March 16, 2010, 05:47:46 PM
Hey Volker,

Not to my knowledge, the GAR2520 is safest below 18VDC, but the switch allows for use of higher voltage/headroom opamps from the likes of JLM Audio, John Hardy etc.

Yes, +48V LED's there, though wire point to point as you can may be able to tell  :P This of course will be addressed 'on board' with the VP312DI  ;D

Cheers

Matt

cool.

does the GAR2520 work at 24V?

I might have lost some tracking / information.

however, I see a phantom power LED at your units, good guy ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on March 16, 2010, 06:14:27 PM
Beautiful Matt !! :) :) :)

Love the RED panels and the flat handled 48v switches..  NICE

Thank you for your kind kind words on the DOAs.

Volker ... keep them at 18v or under.  At 16v they
hardly get warm.

GARY
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 18, 2010, 07:33:05 AM
Hey guys,

I just just finished a build for a friend. It's a pair of my new VP312 preamps. He does a lot of traveling, working in various studios, mostly to Nashville. He thought the 51x concept was great but needed the VP312's to be straight up 500 series compatible. It's a simple mod and permanent. I call it the VPR mod.  ;D

It's quite simple.
-Hack saw off pins 16-18.
-Leave out diodes CR1 and CR2.
-Jumper connect the bipolar 16V rails where the PCB switch would go.
-Done.

Time to enjoy!

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/VPR-500-mod.jpg)

BTW, that's a gar1731 DOA you see the side of there. Smooth as silk! 8)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: pacemaker on March 18, 2010, 07:58:14 AM
any news from the faceplate maker ?
regards,
pacemaker
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 18, 2010, 08:11:44 AM
any news from the faceplate maker ???
regards,
pacemaker
Yes. I picked up a plate yesterday to approve the finish. He has the sheen exactly the way I want it...finally. Dead flat, no sheen. He was suppose to shoot the rest of the batch yesterday afternoon. It is too early to check with him this morning as he won't be in. But, per what he told me yesterday, baring no unforeseen problems, I will pick all of them up this afternoon.

I did get some nice pics for the site with the sample plate. I did not have time to get them sized and posted to the site yet.

BTW pacemaker, I plan to complete my testing of the VP312DI this weekend. If all goes well, I will get the parts and bits ordered next week. It will probably be around 5 weeks until they are in stock at the store.

FWIW, I have figured out a way to eliminate the delay problems with the finishing of the faceplates process. I should not have this kind of issue in the future. Constantly refining the process 'round here.  ;D At least trying to anyways.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Holger on March 18, 2010, 08:38:24 AM
Matta, the preamps are beautiful  :)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: DIYnoob! on March 18, 2010, 02:36:09 PM
@matta man those pres are "B E A UTIFUL"  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 20, 2010, 04:50:41 PM
Well guys,

Not so good news for those waiting on my new line of faceplates.  :-[ :-\ :( >:(

I kinda switched my process a little bit. Long story short, I ended up using a different shop to put the clear on the plates. I told the owner exactly what lacquer should be used for the dead flat look I am after. Even gave him a picture of the label and told him where to get it. They knew better (not) and used their own stuff. When I opened the box yesterday I almost fell over. They look like they are covered in a thick milky white material. Way too much flattener was apparently added to the product. They look like absolute sh*t to be honest. In messing with them today, the only solution is to completely strip them down to bare aluminum and start from scratch with having them screen printed again.

I guess I can 100% related to the problems that Peterc has been having with his metal and finishing down in South Africa.

I will keep you posted.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: matta on March 21, 2010, 05:17:20 AM
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the compliments! Also Jeff, sorry to hear about the panel woes  :-[ While speaking of panels, and not to add any salt to raw wounds, but I really have to thank Dan (DDT) for my red panels. They were JUST what I wanted, quick turn around and perfect, no blemishes at all, there is something about that 'Praguian' aptitude and skill set!

Cheers

Matt
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: ddt on March 21, 2010, 06:09:22 AM
Hey Guys,

Thanks for the compliments! Also Jeff, sorry to hear about the panel woes  :-[ While speaking of panels, and not to add any salt to raw wounds, but I really have to thank Dan (DDT) for my red panels. They were JUST what I wanted, quick turn around and perfect, no blemishes at all, there is something about that 'Praguian' aptitude and skill set!

Cheers

Matt

... Thanks very much, Matt!

It does take a very long time to build up a good working relationship with a crafts shop, until they know you and you know them, but I'm still biting my fingernails sometimes when waiting..  :)

Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on March 21, 2010, 10:03:47 AM
Just got my (well...I should "our" as someone else paid the bill) 312 pcbs the other day. HOLY HELL, these are the sexiest and most professional pcbs I have ever seen. Words can't express how these look and feel in real life. Impressive... ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 21, 2010, 11:32:03 AM
Thanks for the kind words Bryan. Enjoy the build!  ;)

I have finally got around to listing Volker's 51x Card Edge Adapter's on my site. I currently only have 8 pieces in stock but...Volker has a huge, mother-load amount in transit to me right now. the product link is here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164).

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/51x-CEA-f.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 21, 2010, 11:52:13 AM
they didn't arrive yet? :o :o :o
those postal service sucks! ::)

if you are in the EU, and are not buying anything else from Jeff (I would suggest you do),
they are also available from Sahib or me ;)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on March 21, 2010, 12:24:04 PM
they didn't arrive yet? :o :o :o
those postal service sucks! ::)

if you are in the EU, and are not buying anything else from Jeff (I would suggest you do),
they are also available from Sahib or me ;)
No, they did not arrive yet.  ???

It absolutely makes no sense for anyone outside of North America to get these from me unless they are being added to a larger order.

Thanks Volker.  ;)

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 22, 2010, 02:12:50 PM
Hi guys,

I have received Volker's Card Edge Adapter boards for the 51x. He sent 100pc so I have plenty in stock now. You can find the product link a few posts up from here.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: DIYnoob! on March 22, 2010, 02:54:49 PM
Hey Jeff,
       Will the 312 build be offered as a kit in the near future?
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 24, 2010, 10:38:21 AM
Yes Noob, the VP312 will be offered as a kit soon. I have really gotten burned by my last paint shop. They screwed these plates up so bad that they all have to be 100% stripped, re-polished, re-screen printed and then cleared with the proper lacquer. They have set me behind by a month not to mention the cost. So, I am trying to hurry but it must be right or why bother. Please be patient guys. It will be worth the wait.  ;)

OK for some good news,
WE NOW HAVE VOLKER'S 51x PSU PCB'S IN STOCK AT THE STORE AND AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE!!!

Here is the product link (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=165).

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: grantlack on March 24, 2010, 11:26:01 PM
jeff- could you give a ballpark of the toroid dimensions from the prototype?
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 24, 2010, 11:36:28 PM
jeff- could you give a ballpark of the toroid dimensions from the prototype?
For sure I could. These are not a ballpark but pretty exact. Overall diameter is 4.55" (115.6mm) with a height of 2.1" (53.3mm). This one weighs in right at a hefty 5lbs.  :o 

Standard mounting hardware will be included.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: ChuckD on March 25, 2010, 01:12:13 PM


Jeff when do you expect the transformers? Did you already answer this?
I need one right away.... but then doesn't everyone.

Thanks

Chuck
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 25, 2010, 02:13:57 PM


Jeff when do you expect the transformers? Did you already answer this?
I need one right away.... but then doesn't everyone.

Thanks

Chuck
Hey Chuck,

The toroids? I don't have a definite date. It will be around 6 weeks from when I give the go ahead. I wish this was all coming together sooner. I had no idea it would take so long to finalize the toroid order.

Volker does have them or will have soon. Shipping will not be cheap but it is a temporary solution.

Also, a couple of stock "off the shelf" units will work from Avel Lindberg in a pinch. You could always use them for something else later on.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on March 25, 2010, 02:32:42 PM
Also, a couple of stock "off the shelf" units will work from Avel Lindberg in a pinch. You could always use them for something else later on.

Hmmm, had not considered that option...how many would it take?
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 25, 2010, 02:48:14 PM
Volker does have them or will have soon. Shipping will not be cheap but it is a temporary solution.
yes, I have 50 in stock, Cemal will have 50 in stock soon.

however, since I need to use the local post office for overseas shipments, and one transformer is more than 2kg shipping is expensive (starts at EUR 35,- as far as I remember).
for people in the EU it is another story (I use a shipping service here where weight doesn't matter, only the size of the box ;) )
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 25, 2010, 02:49:59 PM
Also, a couple of stock "off the shelf" units will work from Avel Lindberg in a pinch. You could always use them for something else later on.

Hmmm, had not considered that option...how many would it take?
don't know their portfolio, but what you need is:
2 x 16V (NOT 32V center tapped, 2 x individual windings)
2 x 24V (NOT 48V center tapped, 2 x individual windings)
1 x 48V
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: grantlack on March 25, 2010, 11:10:38 PM
jeff- could you give a ballpark of the toroid dimensions from the prototype?
For sure I could. These are not a ballpark but pretty exact. Overall diameter is 4.55" (115.6mm) with a height of 2.1" (53.3mm). This one weighs in right at a hefty 5lbs.  :o 

Standard mounting hardware will be included.

Best, Jeff

wow, she's quite the hefty lass!  well that puts a damper on my hopes of cramming it into a 1U, but the 2U will probably be better for air -> passive heat dissipation, yadda yadda.
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: charlie_bravo on March 26, 2010, 12:37:14 PM
hello, i am interested to buy a kit ok api vp26 in the website classicapi.com. they sounds good?  i have original api 512c and i want to know if the classicapi are professional and good preamp

thank you!
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Joechris on March 26, 2010, 04:24:36 PM
Charlie, you come to the rigth place.
Classicapi is as professional as it can get. Quality to the bone.
Just read this thread.
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Benny on March 27, 2010, 11:45:55 AM
Charlie, you come to the rigth place.
Classicapi is as professional as it can get. Quality to the bone.
Just read this thread.

Jup, second that. Just used my two newly built 312s for a drum recording last week and they sound gorgeous!!! ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Hank Dussen on March 30, 2010, 01:22:32 PM
Any idea when the EA2622's are back in stock?

also, just wanted to mention that some of the displayed prices differ on the detailed page

http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_24_40 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_24_40)
vs.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: [silent:arts] on March 30, 2010, 01:27:18 PM
you must have missed the "from" before the price in the list view :)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 30, 2010, 02:18:34 PM
Any idea when the EA2622's are back in stock?

also, just wanted to mention that some of the displayed prices differ on the detailed page

http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_24_40 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_24_40)
vs.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38)
Hank, I am hoping 2622's by the end of the week or so. Was originally by the end of March but is taking a little longer.

Volker is right about the pricing. On the "Category" page (your 1st link), the price shown is always the lowest dictated by the word "From" preceding the price. Once you go on the actual product's page (your 2nd link), you will see a discount table in the upper right corner. The "From..." price is always the lowest price shown for each product.

I have had a few guys ask about this in the past. It is just the way the Oscommerce software is set up.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: Hank Dussen on March 30, 2010, 05:25:01 PM
Oops I did missed that one... ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 30, 2010, 05:43:54 PM
Oops I did miss that one... ;D
Like I said, you are not the first and you won't be the last!  ;)
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: geoff004 on April 02, 2010, 05:09:54 PM
Hey Jeff
Any word on the VP312DIs?
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 Kit's Coming @ classicapi
Post by: jsteiger on April 02, 2010, 05:36:42 PM
Hey Jeff
Any word on the VP312DIs?
Well...I have built the IC version and the Peter Purpose FET version of the HiZ plug-in boards but have not had the chance to fire them up. Don't know if you saw my post before but both the passive versions work very nicely. Everything works nice and smooth with the auto-switching circuit too.

I have been contemplating another switch to allow the option to have the HiZ signal enter directly before the 2520 (as well as before the input iron). I would use Bo's simplistic method for this. I am torn on if this option is really necessary. One of Volker's posts made me start thinking about it. Any feedback would be helpful to push me off the fence, one way or the other.  8)  I do have a pillaged VP25 board that I am gonna build out for this DI method to do some listening.

BTW, I do know that the output attenuator gives many sick options when using the DI. Very handy.

On another note, the faceplate debacle has been straightened out. The plates were 100% stripped to raw aluminum and re-polished. I actually UPS'ed them to the screen printer this morning. They have promised me a quick turn around. I contacted by original metal shop (who previously did the clear lacquer). I asked if they would clear coat product that they did not fabricate. I expected a "no, I don't think so". The owner immediately said "sure, I can do that". If I would have made that call 5 weeks ago... ??? Oh well, live and learn.  :)

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 03, 2010, 01:35:03 PM
Hi guys,

We now have the gar1731 DOA kits in stock at the store!

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/opamps/gar1731/1731-angle.jpg)

Full kit bundle link is here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=169)

Another home run by Gary. These things sound very smooth, sweet and mean. All at the same time!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.
Post by: mikefatom on April 03, 2010, 02:58:55 PM
Hey Jeff,

They look beautiful! Congrats to Gary and yourself for putting this out.
Can a couple of full kits be added to my TX order?

Thanks

mike
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.
Post by: jsteiger on April 03, 2010, 05:10:20 PM
...Can a couple of full kits be added to my TX order?...
Absolutely Mike. BTW, did you notice the cute retail price of $17.31?

I will send you a PP invoice for a pair of full kits. I'm off to pack orders right now.

Thanks for the kind words.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on April 03, 2010, 05:41:54 PM
Thanks Jeff!

I can't wait!

cheers

Mike
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 03, 2010, 06:15:47 PM
Thanks Jeff!

I can't wait!

cheers

Mike
Check your whistlerockaudio email Mike. BTW, when do we find out what you're up to?  ;) 8)

Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.
Post by: mikefatom on April 03, 2010, 06:41:22 PM
Before the summer has fully kicked in I hope...  ;D
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 12, 2010, 11:38:51 AM
Hi everyone,

Just a little parts update. After many requests over the past year or so...especially from Kevin @ KHStudios as of late, I have gotten some stock in for the clear anodized control knobs. I just received the first shipment which is the plain, or non-pointer version of the 5/8" knob. The proper part number is 1-62-1B. There is no white filled indication line and the knob is drilled for a 1/4" shaft.

I will have to take a few pics and get the product page set up at the site. I will try to do that later today if time permits.

The pricing will be the same as the black knobs.

Cheerio, Jeff
Title: Re: 500/51x Series VP312 PCB's Have Arrived!!! gar1731 In Stock!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 12, 2010, 08:54:46 PM
Ok gents. Here ya go and get 'em while they're hot as I cannot guarantee they will ever be back around again when these are gone!  :)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/new_knobs/clear/1-62-1.jpg)

Yes. That is right. They are clear anodized just like in the good 'ole days!  :o :o :o 8) 8) 8) ;D ;D ;D

Link to product page is here. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=180)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: ChrioN on April 13, 2010, 04:21:41 AM
Nice! Is this going to be done with the pointer knobs aswell?  :P :P :P ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Grooveteer on April 17, 2010, 05:02:28 PM
Potential customers beware! You're dealing with a maniac here. I ordered some stuff this morning, on a Saturday, and a couple of hours later I get an email saying that it's already shipped!

Wow, Jeff. You are FAST!  :o

I raise my glass to you, sir.

Grooveteer
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 17, 2010, 06:52:39 PM
Haha! Yes, buyer beware!  :o

Actually the timing was perfect for you placing your order. It doesn't always go so fast but I try to not let an order sit more than a few days before shipping. I use to pack everyday but it's just too much now days. So, I let them back up and pack/ship 2 or 3 times a week.

To bad the customs departments around the world have no incentive to move quickly.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 18, 2010, 02:55:09 PM
Hi boys,

I have finally made visible the available kits for the VP312 mic preamp. The link to the sub-product page at the site is here. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_47_55_91_95)

I have been told that the new VP26 & VP312 faceplates will be to me by the end of this coming week. I surely hope so as that issue has gotten really old for me. Every week it seems to get pushed out by another week.  ???

I also have more input transformers coming.

I have more 2053's coming.

I have 250 L-brackets that should ship to me this week.

And, I have 400 raw faceplates coming that can be finished to whatever I need at a short notice. I will be doing 100 of those to VP25 plates as soon as they arrive.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: dissonantstring on April 20, 2010, 12:55:42 PM
hi jeff,
received my clear anodized knobs and gar2520 kits in the mail yesterday.
as usual, your molecular transporter delivery method has done a fine job at getting the goods to me in a blink of an eye. :o
cheers!!
-grant
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: pacemaker on April 30, 2010, 05:10:33 AM
Hi jeff,
any updates on the all options VP312 faceplates ?
regards
Francois
Title: Re: ***Limited Supply*** CLEAR Anodized Aluminum Control Knobs!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 30, 2010, 07:45:02 AM
...any updates on the all options VP312 faceplates ?...
Hi Francois,

I have been lying low waiting to get the faceplate debacle straightened out. I did not want to say anything until I had them in hand. I will (should) have them in about 2.5 hours when UPS comes thru my park this morning.  ;)

BTW, I am using my original metal shop for the dead flat clear so I know the finish will be right. 8)

As far as transformers, I have about 145pc of 2622 due in 2 weeks.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: pacemaker on May 01, 2010, 09:33:08 AM
Hi jeff,
good news the faceplates arrived,
but are these with the DI input in front like in this drawing from a previous post ?
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 03, 2010, 09:22:20 PM
Pacemaker,

No, unfortunately the faceplates are not the DI version. My brother, a bass player, has been running the VP312DI thru it's paces with various DOA's and also the various HiZ plug-ins. Thru this time, he has asked for a few more options that do make sense. One is to make where the HiZ signal enters the circuit switchable from before the 2622 to just before the DOA. On some of his basses, he prefers the Bo Hansen circuit straight into the DOA. With some he prefers the Pikatron into the 2622. He has also been digging Pier's APP2055 a lot. Also, I have stumbled across a cap with Bo's 10db pad that yields what my brother calls "the perfect Jaco tone". He wants this secret switchable option too! That will only work right if the HiZ is post 2622 and the HiZ pad is engaged. Got some logic to figure out. So, I am about to start my layout from scratch. I figure if he wants it...others will want it too.  :D

Anyhow, the plates I have recently received are for the VP312 kit and the VP26 kit. I am very happy with the way they turned out. These are the best looking pics I have and I think the plates still look better in person. More pics can be found on the product pages at the store.

Here's a little VP26 taste...
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/VP26-panel-close.jpg)

and the VP312...
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312/VP312-panel-close.jpg)

Cheers for now,
Jeff ;)
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on May 03, 2010, 09:41:49 PM
Awesome  8)

Getting nice metal work is a PITA!  Nice work Jeff.
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 07, 2010, 05:33:54 PM
Hello friends,

I have just updated stock on both of my summing PCB's at the store as I got a package in today.

Inverting ACA's (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_46&products_id=55) are here and the 2-ACA-Bo (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_46&products_id=81) is here.

Gary was gonna ship me another small handful of the gar1731 kits today. It will be a little hold me over until he gets his order of PCB's in.

One last thing, Ed tells me I will be receiving an 88pc shipment of EA2622's early next week.  :o ;D :D 8) ;)

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on May 08, 2010, 02:27:45 PM

Gary was gonna ship me another small handful of the gar1731 kits today. It will be a little hold me over until he gets his order of PCB's in.


gar1731 DOA kits should be back in the store by May 11 or12. :)

GARY
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 11, 2010, 06:45:09 PM
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that I received 20 complete gar1731 kits today. I have just updated the store stock to reflect this. Here's a quick link for the full bundle. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=169)

Also, I got an update from Ed today and he tells me that I will have a partial (87pc) batch of 2622's land at my place this Friday.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312 and VP26 Faceplates Have Arrived...Finally!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 14, 2010, 01:02:28 PM
Hi all,

EA2622's are back in stock!

All parts are in stock for complete VP26 and VP312 preamp kits. The kit quantities are limited right now by the stock of t-pads which is 31pc, so not too bad.

www.classicapi.com

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622's are BACK IN STOCK! VP312 and VP26 Faceplates too!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 19, 2010, 12:02:16 PM
I am just about ready to order round 2 proto boards for the VP312DI. I have reworked it dramatically. So much that it will be the Rev B version. Some very cool new features have been added. I am pretty confident in saying it will be the most versatile Direct Inject version of an API 312 type circuit in existence. Including what is offered from BAE, API and the like.

More to come very soon.  :)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622's are BACK IN STOCK! VP312 and VP26 Faceplates too!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 19, 2010, 09:21:42 PM
All pending/open orders are boxed, labeled and will be dropped at the PO in the morning.

Thanks guys!  :)

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2622's are BACK IN STOCK! VP312 and VP26 Faceplates too!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 21, 2010, 10:53:16 PM
Hi everyone,

I posted this on my site earlier today and I thought I would put a link here as well. It's a link to a review of my VP26 that was published in the latest TapeOp.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/issue77.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP26/TapeOp-VP26-review-issue-77.pdf)

Many thank to Garrett Haines for the kind review and many thanks to everyone here for your past, present and future support!

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 29, 2010, 06:33:03 PM
Hi everybody,

The much reworked VP312 is getting close. I have started a new thread in the Lab with all the gory Rev B details. It can be found here. (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=39362.0)

Also, 100 of the new style VP25 faceplates are at the metal shop now. Screen printing is done and they are awaiting their lacquer clear coat.

Another 100pc of VP26 faceplates are in the same spot as above.

I have just received another 51pc of EA2622 that will be added to the store stock tomorrow.

I also received another 65 t-pads on Friday. They will also make it into the store stock tomorrow.

Full batches of 2503's, 2623-1's and 2623-4's are on order.

Good golly that was a mouthful of parts!  ;D

Best regards, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Holger on June 02, 2010, 06:32:47 AM
Received my connectors today, fast shipping ... ;D
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 06, 2010, 05:50:12 PM
Hey all,

I posted these in the Lab too but PCB porn should be everywhere!
(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/proto/VP312DI-all.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/proto/VP312DI-all.jpg)

(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/proto/VP312DI-close.gif) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/proto/VP312DI-close.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: yetihunter on June 09, 2010, 12:31:51 AM
Hey Jeff, this is Rob, the gentleman who e-mailed you recently about the di mod on the standard 312
offering.   Hope I didn't offend you about the t-pad attenuators and all that noise.    I'm a bit poorly,
so sometimes my communication skills come off as a bit daft and convoluted.    

Anyway, I caught the updates on the thread in the lab, maybe a couple days ago.
Looks like you've done all the work for me... and then some!  The prototype boards look great! :)

No interest in rushing you, however, do you have a good gauge of when final boards will
be available for purchase?   Thanks!
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 13, 2010, 08:55:34 PM
Hey Rob,

No offense taken on the t-pad thing. I was just a little surprised to hear that someone didn't like it. Like I said, you are the first, that I know of anyhow.  :)

I have the Rev B DI about 98% built up. I am waiting on a few components which should be here on Tuesday or Wednesday. If the boards check out the rest of the way and I find no issues, they will be about 2 to 2.5 weeks out. That is for the mic pre PCB's and the 2 small DI daughter boards. The relay boards have already been tested and work as I expected them to.

I have to talk to Volker about the Plug-In DI boards. I know his original plan was to make all 5 or 6 boards in a snap apart array. This will be called the "HiZ Plug-In Bundle"! :D :o 8) As of right now, they have not all been built and tested. Only some of them.

The cool thing about the new DI pre is that it can be used in Bo DI mode which does not use or need the Plug-In HiZ board. The Plug-In HiZ boards can be added afterward at any time, or not!

I plan to finish the proto metal tomorrow. The production run metal will not be ordered until I am 100% positive that this configuration of the pre is the final one. Once I order the metal, it will be about 3 weeks out and then about 2 weeks to get the printing and clear done.

So, talking out load, if all goes well, around 6 weeks until the main parts will all be in stock.

I do have a huge order of DOA sockets arriving Tuesday.

Also, VP25 and more VP26 PCB's will be here tomorrow!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 14, 2010, 10:14:11 AM
A parts/stock update...

VP25 PCB's are back in stock. Looky here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_64&products_id=96)

More VP26 PCB's came in as well so I am nicely stocked on those for while. A look-see here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_56_59&products_id=85)

Mill-Max sockets should be here tomorrow morning. All preamp kits will be available then. I don't like showing the stock at the store if I don't actually have it in front of me. It's sometimes hard enough keeping up with orders when I have all the stuff here! I hate back-orders. ;)

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 15, 2010, 12:24:21 PM
A quick update...DOA sockets are back in stock which means that all of the preamp kits are available!  ;)
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Curran on June 16, 2010, 03:15:43 PM
Just ordered (4) of the VP25's on Jeff's recommendation for the BIG BIG aggressive metal drum sound!!! I cannot wait to get these and build them and use them and love them and make more and feel awesome and be happy and................... sorry ranting!!!


Love and metal Curran
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: CDSoundMaster on June 18, 2010, 11:51:42 PM
Hi Jeff,

The website currently shows "Quantity 6" for the VP26 Kit.
How quickly do you think new kits will be available?

Also, please read your PM and reply as soon as you can.

Thanks.
Michael

A parts/stock update...

VP25 PCB's are back in stock. Looky here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_57_64&products_id=96)

More VP26 PCB's came in as well so I am nicely stocked on those for while. A look-see here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_56_59&products_id=85)

Mill-Max sockets should be here tomorrow morning. All preamp kits will be available then. I don't like showing the stock at the store if I don't actually have it in front of me. It's sometimes hard enough keeping up with orders when I have all the stuff here! I hate back-orders. ;)

Regards, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: canidoit on June 19, 2010, 03:54:50 AM
You have some pretty tight build documentation! Pity I already have some API gear, otherwise I would have given your models a go.
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 21, 2010, 08:35:48 AM
Hi Jeff,

The website currently shows "Quantity 6" for the VP26 Kit.
How quickly do you think new kits will be available?

Also, please read your PM and reply as soon as you can.

Thanks.
Michael
Michael,
I am low on t-pads right now. It is down to 2pc in stock as of this morning. I have more shipping to me which should be here by the end of this week. The qty of kits available is determined by the part in the kit with the lowest qty.

All of the pieces and parts can be purchased individually. I have the pages set up so that you can basically go down a "list" of everything that is needed for a particular preamp kit. This should give you what you are after.

I really am not sure about the Carnhill transformers. You will have to check those out and see.

You have some pretty tight build documentation! Pity I already have some API gear, otherwise I would have given your models a go.
Thanks. There is never a time when you say "enough is enough". :D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 22, 2010, 12:54:08 PM
Hey guys,

I just received another batch of t-pads so all mic preamp kits show as in stock.

I also order a few hundred of the blank (no holes) L-brackets yesterday for 500/51x DIY and prototyping. Volker and I are splitting these so we will both have them on hand. These should be to me in about 3 weeks.

This morning, I placed an order for a few hundred of the VP312DI aluminum faceplates. I am doing the back milling (for the 3 sub mini switches) in house (on a CNC router) to save a few bucks as I thought my metal shop's price was a little too much for something so simple. These should also be to me in about 3 weeks. I will also offer these "raw" for a DIY finish.

I will order the VP312DI L-brackets in about a week or so since the faceplates take longer with the milling, printing and clear coat lacquer.

Cheers, Jeff  ;)
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Curran on June 22, 2010, 07:56:33 PM
Look at all the Potential TONE!!!!! when it is done it will be Kinetic!!!!
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: CDSoundMaster on June 22, 2010, 11:12:54 PM
Jeff,

If I send you the specific specs on the transformers, can you tell me if they would work with your kit?

Thanks.

Hi Jeff,

The website currently shows "Quantity 6" for the VP26 Kit.
How quickly do you think new kits will be available?

Also, please read your PM and reply as soon as you can.

Thanks.
Michael
Michael,
I am low on t-pads right now. It is down to 2pc in stock as of this morning. I have more shipping to me which should be here by the end of this week. The qty of kits available is determined by the part in the kit with the lowest qty.

All of the pieces and parts can be purchased individually. I have the pages set up so that you can basically go down a "list" of everything that is needed for a particular preamp kit. This should give you what you are after.

I really am not sure about the Carnhill transformers. You will have to check those out and see.

You have some pretty tight build documentation! Pity I already have some API gear, otherwise I would have given your models a go.
Thanks. There is never a time when you say "enough is enough". :D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Curran on June 27, 2010, 07:41:47 PM
just finished the last of four VP25's!!!!  I had guitar clinic and summer metal festivals to play this weekend so I was not able to get everything done until today. sunburned and tired but all four pre's are finished and sound wonderful. I put them up against my OSA mutants, and my five fish pre's and i am very happy. Jeff asked that I post some audio clips for people to compare and  I would likt too know what you would want to hear? drums,  guitar, or vox. let me know anyway I am ecstatic with what is going on woth these Vp's they sound wonderful and I want to get two of the 312's to have another flavor
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 27, 2010, 10:09:53 PM
...Jeff asked that I post some audio clips for people to compare...
I did? Well, not exactly but, if you are offering, I myself am curious how the VP25 compares to the OSA pre you were talking about.

Post whatever you want. Kick would be nice as before you mentioned how killer the OSA was on a kick drum.
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Curran on June 28, 2010, 09:12:40 AM
yeah I will drop some kick sound up on here. AND yes you said you would like to hear some compare and contrast between everyones gear to swee where your AWESOME pre's stack up sound wise. I think they are amazing!!!
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 29, 2010, 03:20:40 PM
I received a packaged from Gary yesterday so, I'm nicely stocked up on gar2520 parts and PCB's again.
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 29, 2010, 09:07:03 PM
yeah I will drop some kick sound up on here. AND yes you said you would like to hear some compare and contrast between everyones gear to swee where your AWESOME pre's stack up sound wise. I think they are amazing!!!
I just saw your listings on eBay Curran. I guess you have decided what you like?  8)  ;)

I have to say, from my view point, it's kinda cool to see 4 OSA's up for auction and a VP25 in the corner of the shot that will remain.  ;D  Not that nobody ever sells my pre's but...you get the idea.
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 01, 2010, 07:29:40 AM
I am super low on the 25K Bourns pots right now. Don't fret though. I should have my new stock by next Tuesday.  ;)

I am also very low on the 3-50 pointer knobs. Again, don't fret. I was told my by my supplier, they will ship out next Wednesday. I should have them by the 9th of July or maybe the following Monday the 12th.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on July 04, 2010, 12:50:44 AM
my VP25s are consistent favourites for heaps of sources.... love 'em. i've been using them a lot recently for DI'ed bass, guitar & synths, via passive di boxes (with cinemag & jlm 1:4 transformers).

this is my favourite clean di'ed strat guitar (clean, late 70s-early 80s vibe) chain:

guitar -> passive di (jlm 1:4 transformer) -> VP25 (EA 2622 / SL-2520 "red dot") with the pad on

the trick is to turn the pad on - really seems to make the guitar brighter... ahh the mysteries of passive guitars, impedance and loading...  :)

they are also awesome for distorting synths and drum machines  - crank em up and use the output attenuator!

jeff - can't wait to get a few of your DI'ed babies when they're ready! all in one solution...
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Curran on July 05, 2010, 08:58:56 PM
hey man those OSA are great BUT I hear the tone of what you are selling. these pre's are magic and when my OSA's sell(very reasonably priced by the way) I am planning on adding more of your stupendous pres to my studio!!! they are super duper for tone. i am using them ona session right now with a marshall TSL100 and ONE SM57. and the tone is CRUSHING!!!!. before the OSA's sell on ebay I will track some kick with them and do a "tasters choise taste test" for this great DIY page and for your page if you want.
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 06, 2010, 02:08:56 PM
Hey All,

I received my shipment of the Bourns 25K CCW pots so all kits now show as in stock.

I am due to receive what should be the last VP312DI board tomorrow (Wednesday). If all is well there, I will be ordering stock for those pronto.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 11, 2010, 01:27:51 PM
Hello everyone,

I have just updated the store stock to reflect having a few 3-50 pointers on hand. All the preamp kits showed zero stock when I ran out of the 3-50 store stock. I decided to sacrifice some unused ones from my private stock. I did only 5 pieces to match the actual quantity of 2622' s I have left.  ;)

Ed has another 2622 order in the works. I should receive at least a partial shipment by maybe next week or so.

I have a big order of the 3-50 pointers and the 1-62 plain coming. The pointers were suppose to be here last week. I am told now by the end of this coming week.

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on July 20, 2010, 10:31:19 AM
hey jeff,

i'm thinking about placing another order for things, but i've got two questions first:

- roughly how far away those VP312DI boards are?  ;D and
- if you have any more word on the knobs for the EQN you were talking about getting.

if either of these things aren't too far off i'll wait and combine shipping.

cheers matey!
haima
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 21, 2010, 10:08:18 AM
hey jeff,

i'm thinking about placing another order for things, but i've got two questions first:

- roughly how far away those VP312DI boards are?  ;D and
- if you have any more word on the knobs for the EQN you were talking about getting.

if either of these things aren't too far off i'll wait and combine shipping.

cheers matey!
haima
Hi haima,

I'll try to keep it short. Usually not easy for me as I proof this post and see how long it really is.  :D :o ??? :-\

VP312DI faceplates should be here before this week's end. L-brackets for them will be around Tuesday-Wednesday of next week. The last main PCB has been built and is all A.O.K. I have already lot's of stock on the 2 small Sub-DI boards for the preamp. I am grouping the main PCB stock with some of the HiZ Plug-Ins.

To be clear, Volker and I are doing these together. He has the 2 passive Plug-In Gerbers ready(Pikatron and Jensen/Cinemag). I have ordered 100 of the Pikatron U3096M DI input transformers. I will have those in about 4 weeks from now. To give some options, I have asked Volker to update a thing or 2 on 2 of the active boards that we have built and tested. That way, they can be built and used right away with the pre, before the Pikatron stock arrives. He has responded like lightning.  :o I just asked him last night and he sent me the updated Gerbers this morning. I have just replied back asking him to change 2 caps to directional instead of bipolar. Knowing Volker, I will have the files back in 3-5 minutes!  8)  I wish I would have thought of it sooner.  ???

Anyhow, I will be placing the actual order for 2 passive Plug-Ins, 2 active Plug-Ins and the main VP312DI PCB sometime today. I estimate the PCB stock will be here within 10 days of now.

As for the EQN knobs, I talked to the owner last Friday. He promised I would have the quote by Monday. Today is Wednesday and still no quote. For further info, they are exactly 3 weeks behind on my last order of 3-50 pointer knobs as of today. I don't know what is going on there. The lady I have been dealing with the last 2 years is no longer there. That makes me uncomfortable. She always seemed to get my stuff done on time for me.

I did receive some 2622 stock yesterday from the lovely Ed Anderson. A partial order but enough to bridge the gap.

My next order of t-pads will be shipping to me next week. The wonderful and gracious Mike from Hairball Audio is sending me 10 pieces in the interim as I have 4 pre-built VP26's to complete and no t-pads.  ???  I will post the other 6pc to store stock when I get them. A big thanks to Mikey. I love you man!  :-*

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on July 21, 2010, 12:46:37 PM
thanks for the detailed update jeff  ;D you've got a lot of irons in the fire!
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2010, 12:52:06 PM
A big thanks to Mikey. I love you man!  :-*

This is awkward.  I uh *like* you too Jeff.

Mike
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 21, 2010, 03:04:08 PM
This is awkward.  I uh *like* you too Jeff.
Ahh...man up Mike...I don't mean it like that. I mean it like "High 5 me dude! You are the best! Love you man!".  ;) :D   Ya know?



Or maybe the other way...  :-\




 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on July 21, 2010, 03:46:42 PM
Delete that phone message I left you last night.  I don't want you doing anything weird with it.  ;)

Alright you can have your thread back!

Mike
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tajmoben on July 21, 2010, 09:36:11 PM
Hey Jeff, any word on those 51x power transformers yet???

I still haven't ordered one yet, and it's the only thing I'm missing. Honestly, I may be procrastinating because subconsciously I know I'm gonna spend a lot filling the rack up as soon as it's working...... ;D
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 21, 2010, 09:48:22 PM
Hey Jeff, any word on those 51x power transformers yet???

I still haven't ordered one yet, and it's the only thing I'm missing. Honestly, I may be procrastinating because subconsciously I know I'm gonna spend a lot filling the rack up as soon as it's working...... ;D
Why YES YES YES!!!

I did order them a while back but have not really posted in public about it yet. They are slated to arrive here the first week of September. It was a 12 week lead time with sea freight and all. They come with 2 pads, metal washer and mounting nut/bolt/washer. The street price at the store will be $57.00. I have the final(3rd) proto version here and have been planning to get pics and info up on the site but just haven't gotten around to it yet. It's been here for a month now!

Anyhow, the 51x toroidal transformers will be a US reality after all.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tajmoben on July 21, 2010, 10:14:28 PM
Sweet, put me down for the first one....or at least one of the first batch.

Maybe I'll be ready to pull the trigger on a couple of those VP26's by then too.
Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 22, 2010, 08:40:52 PM
Hey boys,

Lots of action here this week.

I have the blank L-brackets in for the 500/51x proto sleds. These are the 6061 brushed aluminum with no cut outs or holes anywhere. Volker and I split a bunch so he will have them too. They actually came last week but I haven't taken the spare 15 minutes to de-box them. I plan to get them photo'ed and up on the site this weekend.

The L-brackets came in today for the VP312DI project. About a week early as a matter of fact.  ;D

I was told today that the VP312DI faceplates are shipping out tomorrow, I will have them next Tuesday. Once they arrive, I need to complete the milling on the back side for the 3 sub mini switches. After that and a nice polishing, 100 will be off to the screen printers. I am keeping a bunch for raw permanent marker DIY versions to.

VP312DI main PCB's are officially ordered and should be here around the 1st of August.

The 2 small VP312 Sub-DI boards are already here. The one for Bo's circuit and the one for the 1/4" Neutrik jack.

The little red relay boards are also here. I have all the parts on hand for the relay boards except the TQ relays.

I have ordered stock for 4 of Volker's HiZ Plug-In PCB's. They are due to land here around the 1st of August with the VP312DI PCB's. I have both the passive versions coming. One is for the Pikatron, of which I have 100 of those trannys on order. The other passive is for the Jensen/Cinemag tranny. I also ordered the IC version and the Peter Purpose FET version.

What else, what else...oh, more t-pads to be shipped here next week. That is a good thing.

Also, I should get the balance of my 2622 order from Ed.

I have a boat-load of parts to order so that the VP312DI kits are fully available when the PCB's arrive.

Now, I'm tired.  :)

best, Jeff

Title: Re: VP312DI HiZ - Direct Inject is Getting Close!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on July 22, 2010, 08:47:36 PM
 :o looking forward to all those goodies!

the 500 proto-sled + edge pcb + blank panel = 500 diy heaven... you make things almost too easy jeff!  ;D

what are these "little red relay boards"? ** EDIT - i see now, these are handy relay boards you are using in the VP312DI...
Title: Re: All PCB's for VP312DI & HiZ Due in Aug. 1st @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 27, 2010, 09:38:13 PM
Hi everyone,

I have received the faceplates for the VP312DI kits yesterday. I have to complete the small milling on the back for the 3 sub-mini toggles next. I plan to start that tomorrow. First, I need to hook up a little Exair kit (http://www.exair.com/en-US/Primary%20Navigation/Products/Vortex%20Tubes%20and%20Spot%20Cooling/Mini%20Cooler/Pages/Mini%20Cooler%20Home.aspx) to the 3 axis CNC to keep the tooling cool. Pretty neat concept working from the compressed air in the shop. I hope it works!

I have only 250 plates to do so hopefully it won't take too long.

I have a lot of the VP312DI parts on hand already. I should get the balance of them ordered tomorrow or Thursday. All should be here by the time the boards arrive next week. I still have to take product shots and get all the pages together at the store. Sounds like my weekend is planned already.  ::)

I have to send the plates to be printed out after the milling and polishing. The raw versions will be ready right away.

Wish me luck!  ;)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: All PCB's for VP312DI & HiZ Due in Aug. 1st @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ryake on July 28, 2010, 11:20:28 AM
Thumbs up
Title: Re: All PCB's for VP312DI & HiZ Due in Aug. 1st @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 28, 2010, 09:16:25 PM
Some part updates...

I received more t-pads today which put the preamp kits back in stock.  :)

That didn't last long as they sold literally instantly due to there only being (2) 2622's on hand.  :-[

Ed has told me that the rest of my last 2622 order should ship next Monday, which means I will have them Tuesday.

Exair cooling is all set up and fixtures were made for the faceplates today. I can walk in and start cutting first thing tomorrow.  ;D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: All PCB's for VP312DI & HiZ Due in Aug. 1st @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on July 30, 2010, 02:09:44 PM
Hi guys,

Just a quick note, I have just received 2622's from Ed. The stock has been posted at the store.

All preamp kits (except the DI) are back in stock...until I run out of the next item.  ???

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on August 01, 2010, 07:01:06 PM
500/51x Blank Proto L-Brackets are finally in stock and ready to be purchased.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/L-bracket/Blank-L-Bkt-Left.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=181)

Product info at the store can be found here. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=181)

Volker will also have his supply in shortly. It may make more sense to buy from him, depending upon your location.

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on August 01, 2010, 09:43:50 PM
awesome
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on August 02, 2010, 02:57:09 AM
Jeff, would be nice to provide a drilling PDF for the 51x Card Edge Proto PCB Adapter

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/51x-CEA-b.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164)

 ;)
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: Holger on August 02, 2010, 04:50:14 AM
Jeff, exactly what I've looking for  :)
Volker, you have mail...
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on August 04, 2010, 10:38:39 PM
Hi guys,

Just wanted to post a little VP312DI-HiZ update.

Today I received 100 of the VP312DI main PCB's.  :)  (I already have the 2 sub-daughter boards.)

Also received 100 of the Jensen/Cinemag passive HiZ Plug-In PCB's. Nice.  :)

As well as 100 of the Pikatron passive HiZ Plug-In PCB's. Sweet. :)

And I got in 100 of the IC active HiZ Plug-In PCB's. Cool. :)

Still not done, but lastly for PCB's, 100 of the Peter Purpose active HiZ Plug-In PCB's. *****in' cool! :)

I have not posted all of these to store stock yet but I am trying hard to get to that.

All of the VP312DI faceplates have had the back milling completed. Wasn't too bad after getting set up properly. This morning I polished 125 of the faceplates in preparation for screen printing. Those will ship off tomorrow to start that process. That leaves me with 123 for raw store stock. I found 2 that have a small blowout on the face around a switch hole. I will give those away for free to whomever wants them, if they buy the rest of the kit.

I think I am only missing 2 items to complete the full VP312DI kits. Those should show over the next few days.

I have not put complete kits together for the active HiZ Plug-Ins but plan to do so in the near future.

The HiZ PCB's look totally killer! I can't wait to build a few and get some response from you guys too. I just know you are gonna totally dig them!  8)  Many thanks to my friend Volker for his typical outstanding work!! ;)  I plan to send you some. Tell me how many you want.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: Curran on August 10, 2010, 09:39:22 AM
Hey Jeff-

your VP25's are getting use NON stop in my studio here in ohio!!! they rule!! I have been so darn busy I can't even get time to session up a set of kick samples for you(sorry) BUY I need two more preamps from you and would like to get a recommendation. the 312's or the 26's. AND which DOA's kits would be better with which ever kit for the pre's. You know I record the super metal guys and like aggressive pre's BUT I also like the idea of preamp flavor. let me know what you think!!
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on August 12, 2010, 12:52:59 PM
Hey Jeff-

your VP25's are getting use NON stop in my studio here in ohio!!! they rule!! I have been so darn busy I can't even get time to session up a set of kick samples for you(sorry) BUY I need two more preamps from you and would like to get a recommendation. the 312's or the 26's. AND which DOA's kits would be better with which ever kit for the pre's. You know I record the super metal guys and like aggressive pre's BUT I also like the idea of preamp flavor. let me know what you think!!
Curran,

I am partial to the VP26. I get a lot of emails from customers about the VP26 vs. any of the 312 style animals. It is always cool to see how surprised and impressed they are when putting them head to head. The VP26 gets much love. They have more of the lovely API color than a VP312. Everyone should have at least a pair!  8)

Any of the DOA's are cool in them. The gar1731's are very nice to have around for certain things. The gar2520 is of course the main stay.

I am waiting for an update on the 1-62 knobs now. I should have them here very soon.

I will have more t-pads in about 2 weeks.

Ed also has more 2622's and 2503's in the pipeline for me. They should arrive near the end of August.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Some New Things Are Showing Up Here @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 12, 2010, 01:04:08 PM
I am in the process of adding all of the parts and components for the VP312DI project. I have just completed all of the product info for the Plug-In Relay.1 build. I use 2 of these little boards on the VP312DI build for auto-switching and pre/post 2622 selection. I have developed them into a small vertical package that can be used in many different places for many different uses.

PCB:
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/relays/P-I-Relay.1/P-I-relay.1-top.jpg)

Assembled pics:
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/relays/P-I-Relay.1/P-I-Relay.1-ass-1.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/relays/P-I-Relay.1/P-I-Relay.1-ass-1.jpg)

These can be purchased much like the DOA's.

PCB's only are here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=102&products_id=193)

Full Kit Bundles are here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=102&products_id=195)

and solo TQ2-12V Relays are here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=102&products_id=187)

Alrighty then...back to uploading VP312DI parts. I can see the finish line!  :D

Cheers all, Jeff
Title: Re: Some New Things Are Showing Up Here @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: haima on August 12, 2010, 09:02:28 PM
you are a machine jeff!  ;D
Title: Re: Some New Things Are Showing Up Here @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: mikefatom on August 12, 2010, 11:30:07 PM
Very cute!  ;)
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 14, 2010, 12:49:07 PM
Finally! I have uploaded the product information for the neat little HiZ Plug-Ins developed by myself and [silent:arts]. Long time a coming but the first wave is ready now.

HiZ Plug-In subcategory is here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=107)

We have 2 passive versions available.

The TX1-PCB (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_109&products_id=203)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/passive/HiZ-TX1.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_109&products_id=203)

and the TX2-PCB (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_109&products_id=204)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/passive/TX2-PCB-Kit.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_109&products_id=204)

Also, our first 2 active versions are now available.

The IC1-PCB (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108&products_id=205)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/active/IC1-kit.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108&products_id=205)

and Peter's FET1-PCB (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108&products_id=206)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/active/FET1-pcb-kit.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108&products_id=206)

I have also finally finished entering all the new VP312DI parts. I have the 4 main "bundles" put together but just need to edit the text a little and put some links to the HiZ Plug-In modules in there. That is the next task for the day!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: [silent:arts] on August 14, 2010, 01:25:51 PM
busy Jeff ;D
looks like gold plated PCBs, eh :o
you are crazy ;)
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 14, 2010, 01:56:29 PM
busy Jeff ;D
This my friend...is an understatement.  ;D

Quote
looks like gold plated PCBs, eh :o
Yes, indeed. I really like them and the added cost is really pennies.  ;)

Quote
you are crazy ;)
Why...thank you Volker. As they say, "it takes one to know one"!  :D
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on August 14, 2010, 05:16:40 PM
WOW :o :o :o

Nice PCBs Jeff

Black 312 PCB.. Black Trafo/FET/1C1 PCBs  and Black gar1731 Pcb

ALL WITH GOLD PINS !! Beautiful looking stuff my friend ! :)

As Mick would say "Paint it BLACK" ;D ;D

GARY

Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: haima on August 14, 2010, 11:20:42 PM
the only thing with these black pcbs is that it's really hard to trace the circuit if you are trouble shooting - not really a problem now i guess as we have all the docs on hand - but think decades in the future... if someone else has to fix something.

not to put a dampener on your amazing work jeff!!  ;D just a little thing i've been thinking about recently - this comment is probably more directed to igor, who uses uses black a lot too, for much bigger, more complex boards. green might be boring, but you can hold it up to the light and see the traces....!

again - LOVE you work jeff - and i'll definitely be picking up a stack of these new bits as soon as i can afford them!
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 15, 2010, 02:43:33 PM
Hi guys,

I have finally got around to showing Pier's fine APP2050E discrete opamp on my site. The product listing is here. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=209) I am only offering these as an add-on to a 51x preamp kit purchase. The 2050E is the only opamp available on my site that will run on 24V rails.

They are shown as an add-on near the bottom of the product pages here:
VP312 51x Raw (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_91_95&products_id=174)
VP312 51x Finished (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_91_95&products_id=173)
VP312DI Raw (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_92_96&products_id=201)
VP312DI Finished (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_47_55_92_96&products_id=202)

It would be even more helpful if I had t-pads and the 1-62 knobs in stock. ???  I am expecting both to be here sometime next week.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 15, 2010, 03:01:37 PM
the only thing with these black pcbs is that it's really hard to trace the circuit if you are trouble shooting - not really a problem now i guess as we have all the docs on hand - but think decades in the future... if someone else has to fix something.

not to put a dampener on your amazing work jeff!!  ;D just a little thing i've been thinking about recently - this comment is probably more directed to igor, who uses uses black a lot too, for much bigger, more complex boards. green might be boring, but you can hold it up to the light and see the traces....!

again - LOVE you work jeff - and i'll definitely be picking up a stack of these new bits as soon as i can afford them!
Hi haima,

I hear what you mean about the black PCB's. You make a good point. The hold to light technique is useless for the black ones. The green does work OK. It really is easiest with no solder mask at all like in the old days! The black is a lot easier to reverse and study with the "matte" added to the solder mask. The glossy versions are very distracting IMHO.

Boy, I never thought about "decades down the road"!  :o  I really do like the way the matte black looks with the gold immersion.  :-\

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: funkymonksf on August 17, 2010, 04:18:46 PM
Did you happen to find out if the EQN knobs are a possibility through your knob supplier? Just trying to figure if I should just buy some kilo's... :-[ ... Any way. Thanks for the awesomeness. I see you got the 51X power transformer...

-Brice Conrad

Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 18, 2010, 10:23:14 AM
Did you happen to find out if the EQN knobs are a possibility through your knob supplier? Just trying to figure if I should just buy some kilo's... :-[ ... Any way. Thanks for the awesomeness. I see you got the 51X power transformer...

-Brice Conrad

Brice,

I had all but given up on the blue and red knobs. I just talked to my supplier to find out the status of my 1-62 knob order that was slated for August 4th.  ::) I was just told they should ship those in a day or 2. My fingers are crossed.  :)

In a last stitch effort, I asked him if he was interested in the blue and red knobs or not. He said he quoted it over this past weekend and would give it to his secretary to type and send to me today. I thought it was dead but I am guessing not!  :o  So, I patiently wait.

In their defense, the manager bought out the handles division from the parent company as of Jan. 1st of this year. They are currently smack dab in the middle of moving the entire handles operation across town to a different facility. I know what a major PIA that can be. Power, airlines, riggers...Trying to keep up with production during a major move is almost impossible.

So, I will post more details when I have them. So far, it is still an open, highly possible project.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: haima on August 18, 2010, 10:27:20 AM
thanks for the update jeff  :)

what shape/sizes did you ask for in the quote?
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 18, 2010, 10:30:16 AM
thanks for the update jeff  :)

what shape/sizes did you ask for in the quote?
Haha! Well, it's been so long now I have to look! I forget! I will post back in a few. I will try for some pics too.
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: haima on August 18, 2010, 10:35:44 AM
 :)
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 18, 2010, 06:51:31 PM
Hey guys,

To my surprise, a 50pc batch of our normal t-pads showed up today via UPS. I knew they were in the works but never thought I would receive them this quickly! Woohoo!  ;D

A few hours later, another 50pc batch of t-pads came in, this time by FedEx. I thought maybe they shipped me Mike’s stuff by mistake. I opened them and they were mine. The are the Clarostat 388 series version of the same special part. I will explain.  :)

Mike and I have been experiencing a shortage of parts from our supplier. After this batch, we will not have stock again until the beginning of October (for 70 series only). Once October comes, we will not have to worry as they have enough modules coming to build our parts for a year or maybe more. This made us a little uneasy to say the least. We got a little creative in trying to bridge any potential gap. We ordered up a custom batch of Clarostat 388 series t-pads. Besides being physically a little smaller, they are electronically exactly the same as the 70 series that we are all use to. The good news is, they are a little less expensive.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/pots/t-pad/388-t-pad.jpg)

Full product details can be found here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=210)

For me, the tricky thing is that the new VP312DI can only use the 70 series as I am PC mounting them. The other preamps can use either as they are flying leads.

So, this is what I have done with the kits. For the next month or so, the VP25, VP26 and VP312 bundle kits will have the 388 series t-pads in them. All of those prices have been adjusted to reflect the lower priced t-pad.

The VP312DI kit will still have the 70 series part in it.

I hope this makes sense!

As for the availability of all the kits, I am waiting on the 1-62 knobs. I should have them by mid next week (fingers are crossed).  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Ryake on August 18, 2010, 07:10:36 PM
Thanks for the update Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2010, 05:02:14 PM
Hey everyone,

The good news is...I received 100 of the 1-62 output knobs yesterday.  :)

The bad news is...the shop missed the index line and the white infill on the top part of the knob.   :'(

Unfortunately, I had to ship them back this morning. The owner said it would not be a huge deal for them to correct the omission, though he was not happy about it. He knows I am in desperate need so he was gonna try and hustle 100 of the ones he still had out to me yet this week. Balance to follow next week.

I am also gonna stock complete kits for the first 2 active HiZ Plug-In boards that I have at the store. Most of the components are here already. The balance are due in this Friday. I think that will make those a little easier since there are so few parts but they need to be purchased from a number of different suppliers.

The knob folks have still not sent me the quote for the red and blue EQN type knobs. I am about ready to just put that behind me again... :-\

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: funkymonksf on August 25, 2010, 09:49:53 AM
Oh please don't give up! I wish I could just go to their front door with my mafia crew men and makes things happen.... ::) Well maybe not quite that way, but I really want those knobs. Regardless thanks for the always relentless effort Jeff.

-Brice Conrad
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: oceres on August 25, 2010, 11:49:04 AM
Oh please don't give up! I wish I could just go to their front door with my mafia crew men and makes things happen.... ::) Well maybe not quite that way, but I really want those knobs. Regardless thanks for the always relentless effort Jeff.

-Brice Conrad

+1

 8)
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 30, 2010, 12:08:09 PM
Hi guys,

I have received my 1-62-2B knobs...better known as the "output knobs" for all of my preamps. 100 today and another 400 to follow in a few days.

I have also added a lot of stuff to the site over the last few days. I will post some links a little later. If you are adventurous, stop by classicapi.com (http://http//www.classicapi.com) and check out the full active HiZ Plug-In kits as well as the new VP312DI.

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: horvitz on August 30, 2010, 12:22:24 PM
Wooo!!  ;D
Title: Re: NEW!!! HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: dmp on August 30, 2010, 12:52:15 PM
Hi Jeff,
Your new items are really exciting! With such a great idea for the Hi-Z common footprint, why not take over the world?
A couple things that would be really useful...
1. A small pcb for a standalone DI box that has the Hi-z footprint, and accepts your relay board. It would only need to condition phantom power for the boards and have pads for the inputs / outputs, mic/Hi-Z switch, and a gnd lift I think. Simple, simple, but awesome. The same size as the Bo-Hanson DI would allow a single size enclosure to be used for many DI variants...
2. Same idea, but a micpre front end: have the Hi-Z footprint, accept the relay board, and do the standard pad, +48, and phase switching options. I'm racking several preamps right now, and would have used one of the other options (Igor's input board, or the JLM input/DI board) but why not use this Hi-Z format now - and be able to try different circuits so easily? Great, great idea. Cudo's to Silent-Arts and Jeff for making this happen.
Title: Re: !!~NEW~!! VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 01, 2010, 03:22:02 PM
Hey guys,

I wanted to post a few things. Firstly, Ed told me last week that I should receive more 2503's hopefully sometime this week. So, If I run dry...it will be only temporary.

I added a few new things over the past weekend.

I now have full kit bundles for the Hiz Plug-In IC1 version. All high quality components including Wima caps, Panasonic caps, Mill-Max pins/sockets and a TI/Burr Brown OPA2604AP. Full bundles are here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108_110&products_id=212)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/active/IC1-bundle.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108_110&products_id=212)

I have also added full kit bundles for the PP HiZ Plug-In FET1. Very affordable I do believe. Did I mention they sound great? Full bundles are here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108_111&products_id=214)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/active/FET1-bundle.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107_108_110&products_id=212)

I also received the finished faceplates for the VP312DI build.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/for_store/VP312DI-plate-vert.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/for_store/VP312DI-panel.jpg)

I was told yesterday that the toroidal transformers for the 51x PSU project will ship out to me on September 7th. I should have them in stock before that next weekend.

Also, I heard from Pikatron today and the cute little DI tranny's should leave Germany on September 8th. I expect those my the middle to end of the following week.

Busy, busy, busy around classicapi.  ;)

OK. Back to packing orders.  :)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: |~NEW~| VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Hairball Audio on September 01, 2010, 03:32:44 PM
You beautiful hard working SOB!

Nice work!  I have 15 empty 500 series spaces.  You'll be hearing from me soon!

Mike
Title: Re: |~NEW~| VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 03, 2010, 07:46:15 PM
Hi guys,

EA2503's are back in stock. I ran out this morning. Then, low and behold, UPS brought me part of my next order! So, I have 24pc until the end of next week when the balance of the 100pc will be in.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: |~NEW~| VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Ryake on September 04, 2010, 01:08:00 PM
I Received my package this morning. Everything looks great, thanks Jeff. I will labor away on them for labor day

Ryan
Title: Re: |~NEW~| VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 04, 2010, 01:32:57 PM
I Received my package this morning. Everything looks great, thanks Jeff. I will labor away on them for labor day

Ryan
Thanks Ryan. I am trying to finish up the VP312DI support docs right now. I will also start a build/support thread in the Lab but am not quite ready yet. I will send you the BOM's in a few minutes. I also have some key assembly pointers I will send along.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: |~NEW~| VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 05, 2010, 02:10:02 PM
Hey all,

I have recently started a build support thread in the Lab for the VP312DI kit project. The thread is here (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=40821.0)

Fellow Americans...have a nice holiday weekend!  8) :)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Ptownkid on September 08, 2010, 09:01:17 AM
Any word on those 51X transformers?
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 08, 2010, 09:08:47 AM
Any word on those 51X transformers?
I was told yesterday, they will be on the truck tomorrow (Thursday) heading my way. 2 days over the road will put them at my shop next Monday. That is if nothing changes between now and then.

I sent funds yesterday for the Pikatron DI trannys. They are suppose to leave Germany today.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Ptownkid on September 08, 2010, 09:14:15 AM
woooooooooooooooooooooooot!
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on September 08, 2010, 02:29:31 PM
gar kit update..

Jeff should be restocked on gar2520 kits
by the end of the week. :) (usps willing ;D)

GARY
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 09, 2010, 08:13:17 PM
Hi everyone,

Due to Gary being a stand up guy and "Johnny-on-the-spot", I received his shipment of gar parts today. I have loads of gar2520 pcb's on hand and around 65 parts kits as of right now.

He also sent some more gar1731 stuff so I am good there for a while too.

Have a look-see here! (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_72)

Thanks Gary!  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 11, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
Hey all,

I did not realize that the VP2x cap set was showing out of stock. I have plenty on hand so I have changed that. This will allow the VP25 and VP26 kits to be purchased again.

Thanks!  ;)
Jeff
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 12, 2010, 06:37:50 PM
I just checked my LTL shipment and the GDIY 51x toroidal tranny's are suppose to deliver next Tuesday the 14th. Woohoo! :o
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 14, 2010, 03:43:53 PM
Hey y'all,

It's been a long journey, but I am happy to say that I have finally received the GDIY 51x PSU toroidal transformers. I have just updated store quantities to reflect the 101pc now in stock!

Product page can be found here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_105&products_id=191)

These little guys are heavy! A fuzz over 5lbs with some packing materials added in. I am considering adding UPS Ground as a shipping option but the complications on a live, running store could be huge. That being said, I would be happy to ship anyone's order via UPS Ground if they prefer. UPS will be a few bucks cheaper especially if nothing else is in the order. Please put a note in the order comments box. I will just refund any savings via PP.

Due to the weight, I would highly recommend customers outside of North America to contact Sahib (Cemal) or [silent:arts] (Volker) to save some shipping scratch.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: grantlack on September 14, 2010, 04:01:28 PM
F()#$%(@!!!  just placed an order last night.  in the event that you haven't sent my gar2520/aca/511 psu boards out in your infinite speediness, would you be able to tack on 2 trafos and shoot me an invoice?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on September 14, 2010, 04:09:16 PM
Jeff, great news :) :) :)

yes, it is a heavy transformer. my shipping costs over 2KG are way too much outside the EU, Cemal has far better ways to handle worldwide shipping.

in hope to receive and ship all other parts as soon as possible,
Volker
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on September 14, 2010, 04:38:37 PM
You sir.......are making me poor!
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 14, 2010, 04:41:35 PM
F()#$%(@!!!  just placed an order last night.  in the event that you haven't sent my gar2520/aca/511 psu boards out in your infinite speediness, would you be able to tack on 2 trafos and shoot me an invoice?
No worries Grant. I was just about to pack your order next!

Let me put it together and I will just send you a PP invoice for the dif.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: horvitz on September 14, 2010, 04:42:32 PM
Superb!  Any work on those heat sinks, Jeff?  Figure I'll order both at the same time.
Title: Re: *~NEW~* VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins Now Available @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: grantlack on September 14, 2010, 04:46:48 PM
No worries Grant. I was just about to pack your order next!

Let me put it together and I will just send you a PP invoice for the dif.

Cheers, Jeff

You're a saint... Though the two nickels I'll be scraping together for the next week probably beg to differ  ;).
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Brolik on September 14, 2010, 05:18:16 PM
Very excited! What's the status on the American leg of the full (or partial) psu kit distribution? I'll be placing an order and paying in kind as soon as something is available? IWANTIT!!!

but seriously Jeff, you're the man. I know this takes a ton of effort.

Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on September 14, 2010, 06:57:17 PM
Sigh...sent some more money your way...was only going to get the torroid but my addiction took hold.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 14, 2010, 07:06:42 PM
You sir.......are making me poor!
Oh my man...one of my primary goals!  ;D  Just kidding.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 14, 2010, 07:12:16 PM
Very excited! What's the status on the American leg of the full (or partial) psu kit distribution?...
Last I heard, Cemal was planning to have his shipment out the door by the end of this week. If that all goes well, maybe 2-3 weeks after Customs clearing and what not.

Sigh...sent some more money your way...was only going to get the torroid but my addiction took hold.
I know how it goes. I have a Mixbuzz and 8 of Peter's 5003's that were farther along before I got them!  :D :D :D 

One of these days but first I need to finish my pair of EQN's.  :'(

Thanks for the order.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 15, 2010, 12:41:39 PM
Guys, the Pikatron ÜP3096M  have landed. Left Germany on Monday, arrived to me today (Wednesday). Nice!  :D

Here's the passive HiZ page at the store. (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=107_109)

Sexy little cute ones!
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/passive/Pikatron-UP3096M.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on September 15, 2010, 05:09:41 PM
cool ;D
don't tell me it was DHL ::)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 15, 2010, 05:19:50 PM
cool ;D
don't tell me it was DHL ::)
No, not DHL. UPS Express. I was the cheapest of the options they gave me.

I posted the CAD layout for the Grayhill on the VP312DI for you.  8)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: funkymonksf on September 15, 2010, 05:59:40 PM
Hey Jeff,

Should we buy the power trans for the 51 kits now or will they be sold altogether as a kit when the rest of the items get here? And any luck on the EQN knobs?

Thanks,
Brice Conrad
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 15, 2010, 06:34:45 PM
Hey Jeff,

Should we buy the power trans for the 51 kits now or will they be sold altogether as a kit when the rest of the items get here? And any luck on the EQN knobs?

Thanks,
Brice Conrad
Hi Brice,

That is totally up to you. If you wait, I will combine shipping. I know a lot of the guys have been waiting to complete their builds from previous runs so they have been moving out the door already.

I have given up on the EQN knobs. Apparently, the folks I am dealing with could care less. It is still a struggle to get the other knobs in. I guess I should be happy for that.  ???

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: funkymonksf on September 15, 2010, 09:31:24 PM
Jeff,

Thanks for trying to get us the knobs. I guess I'll hold out on the power tranny, assuming the rest will be avail in couple weeks.

Brice Conrad
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 16, 2010, 08:42:38 PM
Hey guys,

My 51x toroidal wiring info has been posted in pdf format. You can find it at the bottom of the 51x toroid product page (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_105&products_id=191).

Here's a direct link for easy reference.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/PSU/51x-toroid-specs.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/PSU/51x-toroid-specs.pdf)

Keep in mind, this is ONLY for the transformers from classicapi. The toroid from Cemal and Volker will be different! Be careful!

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on September 17, 2010, 08:30:55 AM
Jeff, would be nice to provide a drilling PDF for the 51x Card Edge Proto PCB Adapter

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/51x-CEA-b.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164)

 ;)

i'm thinking this would be very useful too - is there any info around on where i should drill my classicapi L bracket?

cheers!
haima
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: grantlack on September 17, 2010, 08:16:58 PM
Jeff- everything arrived safe and sound, another exemplary packing job! Could you be so kind as to shoot me the assembly PDF for the gar2520's? Got a hot iron and a hankering for some progress... Real lively Friday  ;)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 17, 2010, 08:34:39 PM
Jeff- everything arrived safe and sound, another exemplary packing job! Could you be so kind as to shoot me the assembly PDF for the gar2520's? Got a hot iron and a hankering for some progress... Real lively Friday  ;)
Thanks Grant. Good to hear. Assembly guide coming right up.

That's a pretty good way of spending a Friday or any night, IMHO!  ;D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 17, 2010, 09:51:18 PM
Guys,

After packing & shipping a few orders with the toroids, I have found that I can easily fit up to 4 in a USPS Medium Flat Rate Box. This makes the most sense if there are 2 or more in the order. The shipping (minus insurance) is $11.20 for any weight in that box. This kicks USP's butt for these situations.

A few of the guys have gotten some rather nice refunds for the shipping. I apologize for it being this way but that is the best I can muster up for right now with the stores automation.  ::)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on September 19, 2010, 09:38:51 PM
Just ordered some HI-Z goodies to try out.
Schweeeeeet!  ;)

Cheers

Mike
Title: Re: Blank 500 and 51x L-Brackets are in stock @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on September 19, 2010, 09:59:02 PM
Jeff, would be nice to provide a drilling PDF for the 51x Card Edge Proto PCB Adapter
 ;)
 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164)

i'm thinking this would be very useful too - is there any info around on where i should drill my classicapi L bracket?

cheers!
haima

hey jeff- is the proto edge adapter designed to line up exactly with the rear edge of the L-bracket? it looks that way... and it should be attached with 1/4" standoff spacers?

thanks mate!
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 19, 2010, 11:30:15 PM
Just ordered some HI-Z goodies to try out...
Yes, order received Mike! Thanks.  ;)

hey jeff- is the proto edge adapter designed to line up exactly with the rear edge of the L-bracket? it looks that way... and it should be attached with 1/4" standoff spacers?

thanks mate!
haima, sorry for the delay. Yes, it does line up perfectly with the rear edge of the L-bracket. Let me know if you want me to dimension it for you.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on September 19, 2010, 11:34:35 PM
thanks jeff! i thought so... but good to have confirmation. no dimensions required!

 ;)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: dingo on September 20, 2010, 12:41:56 PM
hello! Jeff!
new order done Thursday September 16, 2010
Order Number: 1542
please write me back when shipped
thank you! ;)
dingo.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 21, 2010, 01:56:47 PM
...please write me back when shipped...
Did you get my email dingo?

2503's are back in stock!


Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on September 21, 2010, 02:27:52 PM
Ah crap...the relay cards are needed for the 312DI aren't they... I guess I'm gonna need 4 for two pres right?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 21, 2010, 02:44:37 PM
Ah crap...the relay cards are needed for the 312DI aren't they... I guess I'm gonna need 4 for two pres right?
Yes, 2 are needed per preamp. I try to catch that type of stuff. To be honest, I have been so busy, it has been hard to keep it all straight!
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: dingo on September 22, 2010, 05:18:45 AM
hello Jeff!!
yes..got  your mail
2503 back in stock ;D
write me back when shipped
thanks!!
dingo.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 22, 2010, 11:17:28 AM
Hi guys,

I have my new supply of DOA sockets in now. That puts all of the mic preamp kits back "in stock". The current kit qty is based on the part with the lowest qty which is the 1-62 output knob at 7pc. I was told yesterday that I should receive another 100pc by this weekend. I doubt it will be that quick but hopefully early next week.

I am working with a new supplier for custom inserts. This will give me the ability to do whatever colors I want. The initial investment is rather large since the qty's have to be huge to make it worth while. I am working on my new stock colors now. I am hoping to start with all colors for the 1/2" and the 5/8" knobs. Next will be blue for a new 3/4" knob as well as the same blue for the 3/8" knobs. I do not have all the PMS colors ironed out yet but should have 7 or 8 basic colors for all sizes.

Dingo, your order will go out this afternoon. You will get an order update with tracking at that time. Thanks for being so patient.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 25, 2010, 09:27:16 AM
I had 250 of the 1-62-2B output knobs show up yesterday (Friday).

Just got the confirmation that my next set of proto boards will be delivered next Tuesday. Hmmm. Wonder what they could be for...

Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on September 25, 2010, 10:47:41 AM
ooh pray tell!

are they for your console input module project?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 25, 2010, 11:12:00 AM
are they for your console input module project?
Well, not the full blown input module but very similar...with a few twists! Standard 500/51x series compatible too. Nothing else like it out there AFAIK, DIY or other wise.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: haima on September 25, 2010, 12:13:17 PM
 ;D :P 8)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: duantro on September 26, 2010, 01:58:47 AM
Man jeff, those knobs sure are sweet looking! Nice work. Would you happen to have sizes that would fit a pair of Peter's 525's? I'm almost finished with my build and am digging the look of those knobs. I'm going to be looking to grab some of your pre's soon also so my 51x rack isn't too empty!
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on September 26, 2010, 04:13:56 AM
Look at my DIY 553 knobs..

These knobs are from Jeff and will work beautifully on
peters 553s as well.

http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_24_40&products_id=38

(http://gar381interests.com/VP26_Rack372.jpg)

Don't pay any attention to that ugly meter and knobs on that stereo LA4 above..
that's just hairball junk.. ( JUST KIDDING Mike I love your JUNK  ;D ;D :) :) :) :) :) :) :))

GARY
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 26, 2010, 12:58:48 PM
ooh pray tell!

are they for your console input module project?
Check it all out here haima. http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=37941.msg510560#msg510560 (http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=37941.msg510560#msg510560)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: dingo on September 30, 2010, 08:31:37 AM
hello! JEFF
stuff arrived ....nice surprise inside  ;D
thankyou!
dingo.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 30, 2010, 10:30:13 AM
hello! JEFF
stuff arrived ....nice surprise inside  ;D
thankyou!
dingo.
Excellent! Thanks for the update dingo. That was because you had to wait an extra couple of days. Way better than the candy that some guys send out!  ;D :D :D :D
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on September 30, 2010, 01:41:27 PM
... Way better than the candy that some guys send out!  ;D :D :D :D
BASTARD ;D
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 30, 2010, 02:15:04 PM
BASTARD ;D
HaHa!  :D  Thank you  ;)

That was a small test to see if you are still following... 8)

BTW, sorry to hear of the bomb. That is some really messed up sh!t. Does that happen often? I suppose we live a sheltered life over here. Well, pre 9-11 was "sheltered" I guess. Those guys are the real bastards. I hope they disarm it without getting you.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on September 30, 2010, 07:41:51 PM
Jeff, I received my package today. Great packing job!
Everything arrived safe and sound. I can't wait to get my HI-Z plugins together :).

Cheers to you and Volker for the cool concept!  8)

Cheers

Mike
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on September 30, 2010, 08:19:49 PM
...Cheers to you and Volker for the cool concept!  8)
Why...thank you Mike! Enjoy the builds.  ;) :)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on October 01, 2010, 03:29:07 AM
BTW, sorry to hear of the bomb. That is some really messed up sh!t. Does that happen often? I suppose we live a sheltered life over here. Well, pre 9-11 was "sheltered" I guess. Those guys are the real bastards. I hope they disarm it without getting you.
still allive ;D ;D ;D
well, in my direct neighborhood we had this year already:
April, 250kg, german model with russian fuze:
(http://www.morgenpost.de/multimedia/archive/00615/sei_Bombe_Feuerwerk_615807b.jpg)

Yesterday, 500kg, US model with mechanical fuze:
(http://www.morgenpost.de/multimedia/archive/00767/ostkreuz_bombe_BM_B_767557b.jpg)

but back to candy:
ordered the next batch of 1000, this time including the GroupDIY 51X Alliance Logo ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Harpo on October 01, 2010, 05:21:25 AM
Quote from: [silent:arts
still allive ;D ;D ;D

reminds me of these  ;D
(http://www.hausverwaltung-heger.de/al_leck_trick/temp/Bomb1.jpg)
(http://www.hausverwaltung-heger.de/al_leck_trick/temp/Bomb2.jpg)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 09, 2010, 09:34:36 AM
Hey guys,

I got a few t-pads in Friday from a back order. I will have more arrive next Monday or Tuesday. I have switched all the preamp kits back to the larger 70 series t-pads for a bit. I do have another batch of the 388 t-pads in the works but will keep the 70 series in the kit bundles until the 388's arrive.

Long story short, all of the preamp kits are in stock right now.

Volker and Harpo, those pics are some crazy sh*t! Those guys are nuts but I guess somebody has to do it.  :o

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 18, 2010, 10:34:07 AM
Hey everyone,

I just got my Monday's UPS shipment in and finally have plenty of the 70 series t-pads on hand. It looks like the shortage for Mike and myself is over...finally.  :)  What I plan to do is keep the 70 series with the VP312DI kit and the 388 series with everything else. All kits will change back to the 70 series once my current 388 stock runs dry. That is the plan as of right now. I suppose it could change if someone wants to match something they already have.

So, right now, I am pretty well stocked on everything. The finished VP26 and VP312 faceplates are starting to get low but I did receive more raw stock in last week. They just need to be polished, printed and clear lacquered. Not too far off I suppose.

There are a few more really cool things coming down the pipeline. Stay tuned!  ;)

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: dmp on October 28, 2010, 12:38:43 PM
Hi Jeff,
I'm using blank faceplates from your store for DIY preamps / EQs etc... Now I'm finding that they are a little too big to go in the rack. Once I put in a couple, everything gets bunched up. I have two VPx faceplates on preamps that I never had this problem with.
Do you machine the raw faceplates to narrow them slightly? Is this necessary for the blank faceplates?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 28, 2010, 02:09:48 PM
Hi Jeff,
I'm using blank faceplates from your store for DIY preamps / EQs etc... Now I'm finding that they are a little too big to go in the rack. Once I put in a couple, everything gets bunched up. I have two VPx faceplates on preamps that I never had this problem with.
Do you machine the raw faceplates to narrow them slightly? Is this necessary for the blank faceplates?

Some of the plates from our initial black batch have a little bump on the sides where the punch tools overlap. Some are a little worse than others. I assume as the tooling started to dull. If you hit that spot with a file, they should fit fine. I did specify for them to be laser cut. The shop I use thought that punching them would be good enough. Live and learn but only laser cut for me from now on.

Let me know how you make out.

best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: dmp on October 28, 2010, 02:48:38 PM
The silver ones have the bump also, but it will be easy to file off. I just looked with a micrometer and the center bulges out around that bump ~+5microns. The ends are pretty accurate.
For future reference if your shop allows it, it would be better to specify a tolerance of the type -10/+0 microns, since a little under is fine, but over is not.
Thanks!
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 28, 2010, 04:00:19 PM
The silver ones have the bump also, but it will be easy to file off. I just looked with a micrometer and the center bulges out around that bump ~+5microns. The ends are pretty accurate.
For future reference if your shop allows it, it would be better to specify a tolerance of the type -10/+0 microns, since a little under is fine, but over is not.
Thanks!
All of the mic pre plates I have cut are laser only, never punched. The laser is usually dead on. My proto shop will live with +/- 2 th as a tolerance. The production shop (which cut and coated the blanks) will not let me specify tighter than +/- 3 th. This would have been fine if they did not punch them. I know if I was a real dick with them they would have remade all of the blank plates. Those were made a little early on in my relationship with them and I did not want to burn that bridge.

FWIW, 10 microns is about .0004". All of the shops I have talked to would call that a "no quote". They can be weird about that stuff. Maybe you meant 100 microns?

The black ones clean up just fine too. I started doing them myself before shipping, once I realized what had happened. Like I said, this will never happen again to me!  :) Sorry for the inconvenience.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: dmp on October 28, 2010, 04:25:17 PM
Oops! They should take back my engineering degree for that mistake  :). I meant mils, not microns.
So, a tolerance spec of -.01"/+0"
This is the same as spec'ing width of 1.495", +/-.05" if they require a symmetric tolerance
Quote
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Bah! The convenience your store has added to my DIY far outweighs this!!!
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on October 30, 2010, 06:14:00 PM
Hi guys,

A few store updates.

The smaller 388 t-pads are officially sold out. I do have stock on the larger 70 series. Our supplier has plenty of parts on hand now. Mike and I have committed to a qty that will last us another 10 months or so. We may investigate something different then but for now it will be the larger 70 series only.

I am dead out of 2623-1's. My shipment was suppose to land this past Friday but didn't. So, I expect them in either Monday or Tuesday next week.

I am super low on VP26 finished faceplates. Only 9 on hand right now. I shipped 110 of those along with 110 to become VP312's to the printer last week. I expect to have them lacquered and back within 2 weeks.

I am also doing a small run of VC528 ST2+ faceplates at the same time. I have most of the small components on hand for those already. All the custom Elma and Grayhill switches should be about 7 more weeks. I have to get to work on finalizing the street price for those kits. I did already receive the 3/4" fader knobs. Sometimes they are weird with their timing so I wanted to order plenty in advance.

I am also expecting my new rainbow of inserts to come in next week. That is a little exciting!  ;D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on November 01, 2010, 07:53:34 AM
Any update on the power supply parts/racks for the 51X rack ?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 01, 2010, 07:59:02 AM
Any update on the power supply parts/racks for the 51X rack ?
Hi Keith,

Cemal told us over the weekend that the cases are 2 more weeks in production. He has the heatsinks ready so as soon as he gets the cases, we will be good to go.

Hopefully not much longer!

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 02, 2010, 09:07:02 AM
Hi guys,

Nearing the end of this 51x rack run. Looks like I still have 4 outstanding units that are ready for immediate shipping. So North American DIY'ers, get them while you can.  :)

511 Rack Kit $320
PSU PCB $30
Custom toroidal transformer $57
Joining the 51x club...priceless  :D

Send me your full ship to and I can get you a total.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: okgb on November 02, 2010, 10:52:19 AM
I need to get a pwr xfmr from you , what more
will you be getting for the 51 psu's ?
i can prepay and wait or ?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 02, 2010, 05:23:48 PM
I need to get a pwr xfmr from you , what more
will you be getting for the 51 psu's ?
i can prepay and wait or ?
Hi Greg,

I have plenty of toroids on hand as well as the PSU PCB's. I will also be getting the heatsink kits and the 2RU enclosures from Cemal. I am not 100% sure if he will be doing the components kits at this time or not. The 3 of us have all been very busy and have not spoken to much behind the scenes lately.

Prepayment is not necessary. I actually never like to do that. I feel very uncomfortable taking money for something I don't have on hand to send to a customer right away. I also have the site set up so you cannot check out with something that doesn't have stock.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: okgb on November 03, 2010, 08:38:11 AM
No problem  , i just didn't want to pay shipping
more than once but want to progress
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 03, 2010, 10:56:38 AM
No problem  , i just didn't want to pay shipping
more than once but want to progress
Gotcha Greg and that makes sense. FWIW, the 3 of us are hard at work pondering a "real" parts kit for the PSU build. Something with all the proper no fakes parts. I guess for those who want something of that quality.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on November 03, 2010, 01:45:40 PM
No problem  , i just didn't want to pay shipping
more than once but want to progress
Gotcha Greg and that makes sense. FWIW, the 3 of us are hard at work pondering a "real" parts kit for the PSU build. Something with all the proper no fakes parts. I guess for those who want something of that quality.

Cheers, Jeff

I'm interested!  The more time I can save the better.

Thanks

Mike
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 04, 2010, 09:01:21 AM
No problem  , i just didn't want to pay shipping
more than once but want to progress
Gotcha Greg and that makes sense. FWIW, the 3 of us are hard at work pondering a "real" parts kit for the PSU build. Something with all the proper no fakes parts. I guess for those who want something of that quality.

Cheers, Jeff

I'm interested!  The more time I can save the better.

Thanks

Mike
Sounds good Mike. Time is precious.  :)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: [silent:arts] on November 04, 2010, 09:51:00 AM
...
I hope it's ok to mention this here 51X crew...I want to do everything I can to correct my error, and I want to make sure that people understand that this is on ME and me alone.

Ptownkid, we don't need to discuss this and other things in public.

[and since classicAPI is not offering any 51X PSU part kits (yet), this is the wrong place too]

thank you
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 14, 2010, 01:15:53 PM
Hi guys,

I just sent out an email blast to all of the registered store customers. I wanted to post this info here as well so no one misses it.

This is intended mostly for our International customers.

I reply to 3 or 4 emails a week regarding International orders that are shipped First Class mail. This can sometimes be a very slow delivery service as many of you can confirm! Even though I add the USPS ID to the order update, these packages cannot be tracked online.

I have updated the Shipping and Returns page with this plus more detailed information. I urge everyone to take a quick look just so you are more informed on your orders.

http://classicapi.com/catalog/shipping.php

I should say that to date, I have shipped out over 1000 orders and not a one have been lost or damaged. It is bound to happen though so please keep that in mind when selecting your shipping method.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 14, 2010, 04:15:34 PM
Oops. I forgot to mention this stuff earlier.

Ed tells me I have 100pc of 2622 arriving tomorrow (Monday) morning.

I have 250 VP2x L-brackets due in by Wednesday or Thursday.

My batch of finished VP26 and VP312 faceplates should be here early this week as well.

And...another order of t-pads will also be in my the end of the week.

Busy, busy, busy around here!  :)

Thanks, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: funkymonksf on November 14, 2010, 04:34:37 PM
I'd be totally for a PSU parts kit if you're still into it Jeff? What the news on the rest of the 51X parts (ie heatsink, case, etc.)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 14, 2010, 04:49:17 PM
I'd be totally for a PSU parts kit if you're still into it Jeff? What the news on the rest of the 51X parts (ie heatsink, case, etc.)
Hey Brice,

Cemal is due to pick up the PSU cases next week from the manufacturer. He already has the heatsinks done. He was also working on the PSU components. So, we are getting closer everyday now.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on November 14, 2010, 06:57:06 PM
Closer every day is good to hear. Looking forward to finishing my power supply so I can start building some more modules
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on November 15, 2010, 10:30:16 AM
Hey guys,

I just received, 2622's, L-brackets and 2 styles of faceplates.

That makes all the kits in stock.

My lowest item is 12pc of the t-pads. I will have more of those here by the end of the week.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on December 14, 2010, 07:13:56 PM
Good day all,

I have updated stock on a few items I was low on at the store.

C&K Pushbuttons are nice and plentiful again.  :o

I received stock on Volker's schweet little 51x Proto PCB's (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164).

I have plenty of t-pads on hand.  ;)

2623-1's are low but in the works. Hopefully before the end of the year.

2622's are gone but due in any day now. Fingers are crossed as always. Gotta try my darnedest to make a Merry Christmas for some people!  :)

So, sorry no check-out until all parts are in stock. I think that's how a store is suppose to operate?  ;D

Cheers all and Happy Hollerdays!
Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on December 17, 2010, 06:14:22 AM
Still waiting on these parts - any updated ETA ?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on December 17, 2010, 07:37:22 AM
Still waiting on these parts - any updated ETA ?
Input transformers came in yesterday.

I will probably run out of 2623-1's for a few days. Ed told me yesterday that I should have more of those before the holiday.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on December 17, 2010, 02:31:26 PM
Sorry, I was referring to the power supply cases and parts.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: technut on December 17, 2010, 10:26:48 PM
It looks like from the other thread that they are in the middle of the ocean by now on the way here. Im just as anxious about getting them too.
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 04, 2011, 09:55:57 PM
Hi everybody,

I have had a shipping glitch for International orders over the last day or two. Apparently the USPS made some changes to their automated servers which my oscommerce software could not understand (the bastards!). I was made aware of it this afternoon. Anyhow, all systems are go for that now.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 05, 2011, 03:24:44 PM
Alrighty...2623-1's are in route (Thanks Ed!). I should have them by this Thursday.  :)

That will put VP26 preamps back in stock...and allow me to finish the VC528 demo units. Woohoo!

I will not post anything about 51x PSU cases until I have them in front of me. I am patiently wait along with you guys... :-\  Thanks for that BTW.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Toroidals Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on January 07, 2011, 05:05:43 PM
Hey all,

2623-1's have finally arrived. That makes the VP26 kits "in stock".

T-pads are low but I have more due in next week.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 05, 2011, 11:31:10 PM
Hi guys,

I finally got around to doing a few things at the store.

I added a 6pc set of the Mill-Max pins we use for the opamp builds as well as the HiZ Plug-Ins. Those can be found here. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_77&products_id=215 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_77&products_id=215)

Also, I have my new stock in for the powdercoated black 51x blank panels. These are laser cut not punched like the last batch. The overall width after the powdercoat is 1.49" so 11 will fit side by side no problem. These are also a bit more vintage sounding.  ;D  The price went up a little but the value is still the best one out there IMHO. Here is a link. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=152 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=152)

Cheers for now, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 06, 2011, 12:05:24 PM
I forgot to mention that my t-pad stock will be here on Monday. Bourns gain pots came this past Friday.

My standard C&K toggles for the VP26 are very low but due in here on Wednesday.

Ed has just told me that 2503 stock will be shipping to me late next week.

best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 07, 2011, 02:35:05 PM
T-pad attenuators are back in stock!!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ilya on February 07, 2011, 04:11:35 PM
I've noticed that on the SL-2520 there's no ground pin (at least on the photo). How can that be?
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 07, 2011, 04:45:57 PM
There is no connection to ground on Scott's amps. From what I know, there was no (is no?) connection to ground on an original 2520 either. Only to a copper shield that was above the components in the thermal epoxy.

Gary only uses the C pin for some local power rail decoupling.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ilya on February 07, 2011, 04:59:19 PM
Jeff, thanks for a fast answer.
While we're talking about 312, one more question. I noticed that you're using 2623-1 transformer in your kits instead of 2503. Is the difference between them only in the number of windings (3 vs 4) or is there anything else?

Also, if I make an order for some parts and SL-2520, would you ship them together or are the DOAs shipped separately (and thus imply double shipping cost)?

Ilya
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 07, 2011, 05:35:43 PM
Jeff, thanks for a fast answer.
While we're talking about 312, one more question. I noticed that you're using 2623-1 transformer in your kits instead of 2503. Is the difference between them only in the number of windings (3 vs 4) or is there anything else?

Also, if I make an order for some parts and SL-2520, would you ship them together or are the DOAs shipped separately (and thus imply double shipping cost)?

Ilya
Hi Ilya,

I only use the EA2623-1 for my VP26 kits. The traditional EA2503 is included with my VP25, VP312 and VP312DI kits. The EA2623-1 has two secondary windings while the EA2503 has three. Besides the overall size, they sound a little different. To my ears, the EA2623-1 slightly compresses and is closer to being "gritty" when compared to the EA2503. The VP26 is a recreation of the input channel mic pre from a mid 1970's API console. The AP2623-1's were used there nearly throughout. I have no 312 cards in my console only 325's. My friend Dennis in Sweden has had 2 different 2488 desks and neither had a 2503 in it. Only 2623-1's!

As for the SL-2520's, I only sell them as "add-ons" to my kits or with a preassembled preamp. If you are just buying misc parts from my store, I recommend buying the SL-2520's directly from Scott. Kindly ask him to send your opamps to me and I will send them with your store order. Make sure you tell me that in the order comments when you are checking out at my store. Scott has been shipping to me a lot lately so it will be no problem. We just did the same thing for a customer in Venezuela.

If you are buying some preamp kits, his red or blue dots can just be added onto your order. I usually try to have them in stock here for quick shipment. That has been a challenge lately though!

Hope that helps!
best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 09, 2011, 08:45:29 PM
Hey guys,

Toggle switches came in today so the VP26 kits are back in stock!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 10, 2011, 03:11:47 PM
A stupid thing but I just ran across 4 EA2503's that I hid for a rainy day. New untouched of course. It's not raining but they are in stock at the store if anyone needs a few.  :)  Still waiting on the bigger order.

I also got in 8 of the cheaper 388 series t-pads if anyone needs some of those. They were a BO'ed part of my last order from a while back.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 20, 2011, 09:51:51 AM
Hey guys,

The official version of the 51x PSU Components Kits are now in stock. These are high end, no compromise kits featuring goodies like only Panasonic 105 degree electrolytics. Complete product details can be found here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=218).

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/PSU/components/all-psu-components.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=218)

Here is the full BOM with manufacturer part numbers.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/PSU/components/51x-PSU-Classic-BOM.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/PSU/components/51x-PSU-Classic-BOM.pdf)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 22, 2011, 10:30:06 AM
Hey all,

I have set up a new tips and tricks page at my site to aid first timers in DOA installation. Check it out and let me know if anything appears grossly out of line.

http://classicapi.com/catalog/DOA_Install.php (http://classicapi.com/catalog/DOA_Install.php)

Thanks!  :)
Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on February 22, 2011, 12:30:23 PM
I wish there were a step-by-step for the 51X Power Supply Bundle. I'm embarassed to admit it seems a bit intimidating to me, with my little experience. I had no problem with the rack, and I can build just about anything with instructions but the power supply will leave me closing my eyes and crossing my fingers when I hit the switch for the first time. :-[
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Hairball Audio on February 22, 2011, 12:46:23 PM
@spiritworks
It's not too hard!  Just read through the support thread (especially the regulator/heatsink stuff). 

@Jeffy
Nice work on the PSU components!  Sourcing that stuff was definitely a PITA.

Mike
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 22, 2011, 01:01:40 PM
Spiritworks: It is pretty easy once you get into it. The things you need to watch for are mostly toroidal wiring. Sil-pads for the reg's too but it's pretty straight forward. Double check 4 times before flipping the switch the first time.  ;)

FWIW, I know our friend 'Chung is down for a few of these kits. Knowing him, he will have a very detailed, step-by-step with fantastic pics along the way!  :D

Hairballs:  :-* Thanks man!
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Brolik on February 22, 2011, 01:48:24 PM
I didn't find any of what I'm used to seeing as the sil pads that isolate the regulators from the heatsinks in my 51x PSU kit. Did these ship with the components for the PCB or am I just looking in the wrong place. No big deal, they are cheap as hell on mouser, but I was hoping not to have to wait for parts.

The whole PSU kit is AWESOME! I sat down last night and managed to get it halfway together before I had to give up. I'm counting on one or two more sittings. Can't wait. Stupid work always gets in the way. 
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 22, 2011, 02:29:14 PM
I didn't find any of what I'm used to seeing as the sil pads that isolate the regulators from the heatsinks in my 51x PSU kit....
Yes correct. They are part of the components kits.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: Spiritworks on February 23, 2011, 12:24:47 PM
Thanks for all the encouragement. Is it ok to use silicon-base heat sink compound, instead of the silpads?
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 23, 2011, 02:31:15 PM
Well, you need 100% isolation from the positive voltage rail reg's...including the proper fiber shoulder washers. Since the heatsinks are connected to chassis, hence chassis ground, any contact from the positive reg's will be a direct short. It would probably be OK on the negative rails but I think the boys recommend just playing it safe and using the sil-pads for all 5 of the reg's.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Black Blank Plates Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: rmaier on February 27, 2011, 07:02:21 PM
A stupid thing but I just ran across 4 EA2503's that I hid for a rainy day. New untouched of course. It's not raining but they are in stock at the store if anyone needs a few.  :)  Still waiting on the bigger order.

Hi Jeff,

Do you still have any of these "rainy day" EA2503s left? If not, any news on when the next batch will be in?

Ralph
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on February 27, 2011, 07:52:29 PM
Do you still have any of these "rainy day" EA2503s left? If not, any news on when the next batch will be in?
Hi Ralph,

Unfortunately, the rainy day supply is looooooong gone. Last Friday Ed told me that 2503's would ship out next Tuesday which means I will have them next Thursday. They are quite a few weeks behind at this point though so I would not hold my breath on those exact days. Although this news does tell me that they are for sure on the horizon.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: rmaier on February 27, 2011, 08:13:17 PM
Thanks, Jeff. I'll keep checking in.

Ralph
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on March 03, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
You da man Jeff!  ;) 8)

Thanks again,

Mike
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 03, 2011, 07:19:25 PM
You da man Jeff!  ;) 8)
Thanks Mike.  ;)
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 04, 2011, 10:24:24 PM
Hey guys,

I have a few quick store updates. I received a nice batch of 2503's earlier today!
I won't be around to post them to the store until next wednesday though.

Vp26 pcb's are due to arrive the same day!

Finally...some good news.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: rmaier on March 05, 2011, 10:30:04 AM
Excellent! Thanks for the update, look forward to doing some shopping next week.

Ralph
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 08, 2011, 09:56:03 PM
Hi everyone,

I have just posted the EA2503's to store stock! I also ordered another batch already so I hope I don't run out again.  ;)

I have added another 100 of the VP312 PCB's to the store stock.  ;)

I have added 98 of the VP26 PCB's to the store stock.  ;)

I am a little low on t-pads but have more that should be here by next Monday or so.

I am also a little low on 2622's but expect nearly 200 more to be here in a day or two.

Thanks!
Jeff
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: rmaier on March 09, 2011, 02:54:29 PM
I sense a distinct lightness in my wallet coming on....

Thanks, Jeff.

Ralph
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: rmaier on March 19, 2011, 11:32:18 AM
Hi Jeff,

My goodies arrived yesterday - super fast, despite having to clear Canadian customs. Everything looks great. Thanks for providing such a high-quality service on every level.

Cheers.

Ralph
Title: Re: 51x PSU Component Kits Are In!!! + VP312DI & HiZ Plug-Ins @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on March 19, 2011, 08:26:52 PM
Hi Jeff,

My goodies arrived yesterday - super fast, despite having to clear Canadian customs. Everything looks great. Thanks for providing such a high-quality service on every level.

Cheers.

Ralph
No problem Ralph. Glad you are satisfied. Thanks for spending your hard-earned money at my store.  :)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VC528ST2+ (aka Missing Link) Final Rev of PCB's Ordered!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 08, 2011, 10:32:28 PM
Hello everyone,

Long time...no talk.  :D  Saying I have been busy with CAPI would be a major understatement.

Time for a few updates.

I have a pretty large quantity of 3220 and 3222 P&G faders coming from Colin for my store stock. I received the TNT tracking info this morning. These are all a 1K audio log which is not very common. It is however very perfect for the API type of circuits that I have been and will continue to be working on. These are the 104mm full throw and will have the larger 16mm knobs with them. I wonder where they'll go?

I am waiting on some proto samples from Hoyt for a nice, new meter that I will be carrying. After many conversations with Mr. Hairball Meter Mike, we determined that the size of this meter is nothing that he really wants to stocks right now. It falls in between his normal 1176 meter and his cute little baby meter. These will not be super cheap since they are Hoyt. I wanted to go with more of a substantial piece considering my plans for these. I have committed to a large qty so the price will be very reasonable for what they are.

Those two things being said, you can probably guess what I am working on now.  ;D

The final rev of VC528 boards have finally been ordered. I am just finishing the build on 8 modules for customers. If I were gonna do them all, I would have stayed with Rev 2. But...since many will go to kit builders, I went the extra step and splurged on the 4th and final Rev. This rev consists of moving 3 of the board to board mounting holes about 20 thousandths as well as making an allocation for a hold up R on the top of the board. I have just been soldering the little bastard to the bottom which is no big deal but I figured since we were going in one more time to move the damn holes...well...you get the point. The PCB's should be here in less than 2 weeks.

The first few of my demo VC528 modules have been getting some nice praise over on gearslutz if you haven't seen it. If you have some time to kill and give a sh!te, search there for VC528 and you will find descriptions like "missing link" and "audio bacon". I guess they are much reminiscent to breakfast meats!  :o Anyhow, I felt they would be a game changer and it's very, very cool to hear that some well respected ears seem to agree. This couldn't make me happier.  :)

Cheers for now,
Jeff
Title: Re: VC528ST2+ (aka Missing Link) Final Rev of PCB's Ordered!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Ptownkid on April 08, 2011, 11:08:03 PM
Glad to hear that all your hard work is paying off. Congrats Jeff!
Title: Re: VC528ST2+ (aka Missing Link) Final Rev of PCB's Ordered!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: horvitz on April 10, 2011, 07:57:02 AM
Very cool, Jeff!  I've read a lot of silly descriptive words over at GS, so for sure "bacon" is about the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a piece of audio gear  ;D  Who doesn't love bacon?  Well done!
Title: Re: VC528ST2+ (aka Missing Link) Final Rev of PCB's Ordered!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on April 14, 2011, 02:27:36 PM
Hey guys,

I just wanted to mention that I have been trying to send build docs to a few customers who use AOL. For some reason, any time I try to send an email to an AOL address, it bounces back undeliverable.

FYI, if you use AOL and think I am ignoring you...I'm not! Send me a pm or post here and we will work it out.

Cheers, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 07, 2011, 06:37:35 PM
Hey guys

I have just listed some 3000 series P&G faders at the store. I have mono and stereo versions available and both are 1K log. I tried to keep the price as low as possible as some DIY types are a bit frugal. Nothing wrong with that. Heck, it's encouraged after all! The fader category can be found here http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=129 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=129).

In other news, Ed tells me that 2503 stock is shipping to me next Tuesday. That being said, I hope to have them before the end of next week.

We still do not have a confirmed date for 2623-1's. The winder is really killing us on these. They are 2 weeks late again as of now. Ed is working on some other avenues to try and insure that we always have them.

I have the final Rev of VC528 ST2+ boards in stock now. The sad thing is that the full kits cannot be purchased since we have no 2623-1's. For reference, the subcategory is here. http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_120 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_120).

Here is something we have coming. Again, not cheap but very high quality and worth the additional cost IMHO. I have a few special modules coming that will utilize these babies including the console project. More on that soon!

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/GDIY%20508%20backplane/Meter.gif) (http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/GDIY%20508%20backplane/Meter-1.jpg)

Oh, a nice and Happy Mother's day to all the mutha's out there! ;D
Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: mikefatom on May 07, 2011, 08:14:32 PM
Very nice Jeff!

Soon enough you'll have everything one needs to build his/her own little API console.   ;D :P

Love the tiny 'Classic API Arrow Logo' on the VU meter!  :D

Cheers,

Mike
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 07, 2011, 08:33:16 PM
Very nice Jeff!

Soon enough you'll have everything one needs to build his/her own little API console.   ;D :P

Love the tiny 'Classic API Arrow Logo' on the VU meter!  :D

Cheers,

Mike
Yes indeedy Mike. You see where this is all going.   ;)

The logo is neat and totally inspired by Mr. Hairybullocks.  ;D
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 16, 2011, 06:38:04 PM
I have just received some 2503 stock!!!! It was only a partial shipment but enough to wet the whistle at least.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Baltazar on May 17, 2011, 11:55:54 AM
Order placed! 1xVP312 2xVP25, and some other goodies ;D
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on May 17, 2011, 12:30:05 PM
Order placed! 1xVP312 2xVP25, and some other goodies ;D
Yes order received!  ;) Will be shipping tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: gar381 on May 28, 2011, 09:44:53 PM
Coming Soon.. :o :o :o :o
(http://gar381interests.com/angle_view72.jpg)
for you short guys ;D
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 05, 2011, 01:07:18 PM
Nice work Gary. I got your samples in and they look cool in the blue.  ;)

I heard from Ed that I will finally be getting some 2623-1 stock in late next week. We have been dry for many weeks now which has been unbelievably frustrating for everyone.  :-[

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: mativas on June 09, 2011, 07:40:11 PM
Hi guys.

can you explain me. what is the Vc528? I know that the vc26 is a great preamp but i don't know What is the vc28.. Is it a compressor? a summing artifact or a limiter?

Thanks!
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: dandeurloo on June 09, 2011, 10:13:45 PM
its an amazing tone box with gain staging and filters!  Goes great with everything!
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 14, 2011, 02:15:28 PM
Hey guys

The 388 version of the attenuators are gone for now. I probably won't bring them back unless I get in a real pinch again.

I have turned the "buy" button back on for the 70 series t-pads. I had it off for the longest time due to stock shortages. We should be good now. Mike and I should have an announcement coming soon related to these t-pad attenuators. Exciting news!  :D

http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=48 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=48)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: Tubemooley on June 16, 2011, 07:08:53 AM
You guys are killing me. I have been making myself scarce here on the prodigy recently..... Because I always end up spending money. Goddamit..... a new DOA from Gary? What the fruck? You know I'm gonna' need a couple. Or ten. Nice work Gary, as usual. And as for you JSteiger..... You may have to declare me as a dependent next year at tax time. Exciting news on T-Pads..... I like the sound of that. Keep it up fella's. You know I have a full magazine over at Paypal. I'm headed out on vacation next week. Down to Long Island. Going to visit one of the greatest guitar makers in the world. And I am not exaggerating on that. By the way..... I'm quite insane. Rock on dudes. DW.
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 17, 2011, 02:45:10 PM
I just got an ass-load of 2622's in late yesterday from the UPS man. Should be good on those for a while.

I am expecting another 81pc of 2623-1 to show up any day now.

I also just received a big box of steel brackets and 1/8" aluminum panels from my metal shop this morning. That's part of the 500 series modular product line that is developing (way to slowly  :(). I need to finish my last few store orders so I can go thru this stuff and make sure it's right! I will post some pics when I get around to it. Should be fun.  :D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: VC528 ST2+ PCB's Are Here Along With P&G 3000 Faders!!! @ classicapi.com
Post by: jsteiger on June 18, 2011, 08:14:51 PM
I have a massive new project in the works that will be released soon. The original concept (and need) is from Volker. It's a stepped gain switch board that will work with a 71 series Grayhill shorting switch.  :D

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/VP-Gainswitch-in.jpg)

I literally have many hundreds of the Grayhill 71ADF30-01-1-AJS switches in stock so why not make use of them. They will also be used for my up and coming EQ.

At the store, I will eventually set-up all of my preamp kits to have either the standard Bourns 25K pot or the stepped gain version. The stepped gain version will come with the Grayhill switch, the cute little PCB and the 11 required 1% resistors.

With the values I am using, this is what can be expected.

Step     Preamp Gain (t-pad wide open)     Difference
1                       +25.5dB                         
2                       +29.7dB                         +4.2dB
3                       +33.6dB                         +3.9dB
4                       +36.6dB                         +3dB
5                       +39.7dB                         +3.1dB
6                       +42.7dB                         +3dB
7                       +45.6dB                         +2.9dB
8                       +48.6dB                         +3dB
9                       +51.6dB                         +3dB
10                     +54.6dB                         +3dB
11                     +57.6dB                         +3dB
12                     +60.6dB                         +3dB

This option can be used with any of my preamps.

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: bobine on June 18, 2011, 08:22:08 PM
"This option can be used with any of my preamps."


And can be retrofitted?   :o

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Post by: jsteiger on June 18, 2011, 08:32:28 PM
And can be retrofitted?   :o
Absolutely yes it can. You just need to desolder and remove the Bourns pot. There are only 2 jumper wires that run from this little adapter PCB to the main PCB. Supper easy to retrofit. Shaft is also 1/8" (like the Bourns) so the knob comes off the Bourns and goes right on the Grayhill. The faceplate indication dots even line up. There is actually a 12th step which will be at the 6:00 position. Simple, small and highly useful.  ;)

I will have the switches and the PCB's as separate items at the store along with them together as a "bundle", specifically for retro fit purposes.

I have another little 71 series adapter board that will give you a stepped potentiometer, if you will. With this, it is super easy to add stepped cut/boost to a project like Peterc's 5003 (553) EQ.

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: dandeurloo on June 18, 2011, 11:02:59 PM
I have been wondering why no one has done this yet!

great, you know I'm in for some.
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Post by: [silent:arts] on June 19, 2011, 03:52:52 AM
coooooooooooooooooooooool :)
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Post by: jsteiger on June 19, 2011, 04:04:01 PM
I just built out and tested this little adapter board. I need it for one of my projects and thought it may come in handy for some others. It is for a Grayhill 71 series switch and basically creates a stepped pot. Perfect if you want exact center and recall steps for some EQ's and things that regular pots are being used for.

Left side top:
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/GH71-1x12-right.jpg)

Right side top:
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/GH71-1x12-left.jpg)

And the bottom:
(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk12/jsteiger1965/GH71-1x12-bot.jpg)

I have 2 jumper locations basically at each end so one can stop it to 11 positions by leaving out R1 or R11. Also, near the front of the board you will see R12 and R13. That is in case you want to have say a stepped pot for Peterc's 5003 and maybe you want your max cut/boost to be 12dB. That circuit is set up for 15dB so you would need an R at the outside of each of the last stops.

This board is .937" wide by 1.08" long. The pads for 1, 2 and 3 are the same as a standard CW potentiometer.

I am ordering some stock to have at the store for both of these little boards along with some other proto stuff. Lots of cool things in the works here at classicapi.com

Happy Fathers Day to all the daddies out there!

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: soundcollage on June 21, 2011, 03:55:13 AM
Parts received for my 8 ch. 312. Unrivaled packing. Please send me the 2520 pdf so I can get started sourcing the parts. Thanks for the great products.
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Post by: jsteiger on June 21, 2011, 09:27:52 AM
Coming up now... ;)
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Post by: baadc0de on June 21, 2011, 09:31:19 AM
... They will also be used for my up and coming EQ.

Tell us more! ;D
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Post by: jsteiger on June 21, 2011, 11:01:27 PM
... They will also be used for my up and coming EQ.

Tell us more! ;D
This has recently evolved into 2 separate modules. I started out wanting to do two, then I went to one, now I am back to two!!

First is a pretty true and simple 553 style EQ. Ed is getting proto inductors for me now. This will be closer to the original than what Peterc has done. The only thing different on mine from the original will be the stepped cut/boost switches instead of fully variable pots. I am leaning more towards a program type of unit with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5dB for cut/boost. The curves on the original are so massively wide that they are more like a tone control on a stereo. I don't think 15dB or even 12dB is really necessary for this one. I guess a mic should be moved first.  ;D

I will elaborate more on the other soon. I will say that it requires 4 custom inductors. Each having 5 taps. Ed is getting me my second batch of proto's next week. This one will be super cool and makes me think even more that the program version will be just fine at a max cut/boost of 5dB.

The second has already been given the name "Love Child" by Dr.Bill at gearslutz. If the 553 and the 550A had a wild, sex filled, impregnating night, the LC53A would be the offspring, if the offspring was on electron steroids.  :o 8)

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: Brolik on June 22, 2011, 04:05:07 PM
sounds kinky.
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Post by: okgb on June 22, 2011, 11:30:53 PM
When will the stepped gain switches be available ?
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Post by: jsteiger on June 23, 2011, 09:11:03 AM
When will the stepped gain switches be available ?
Hi Greg,

I will have them here the first week of July. Hopefully that darned postal strike will be over by then so you can get them.  :-\

Did you get the t-pad before the strike hit?

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: mikefatom on June 23, 2011, 10:33:18 AM
... They will also be used for my up and coming EQ.

Tell us more! ;D
This has recently evolved into 2 separate modules. I started out wanting to do two, then I went to one, now I am back to two!!

First is a pretty true and simple 553 style EQ. Ed is getting proto inductors for me now. This will be closer to the original than what Peterc has done. The only thing different on mine from the original will be the stepped cut/boost switches instead of fully variable pots. I am leaning more towards a program type of unit with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5dB for cut/boost. The curves on the original are so massively wide that they are more like a tone control on a stereo. I don't think 15dB or even 12dB is really necessary for this one. I guess a mic should be moved first.  ;D

I will elaborate more on the other soon. I will say that it requires 4 custom inductors. Each having 5 taps. Ed is getting me my second batch of proto's next week. This one will be super cool and makes me think even more that the program version will be just fine at a max cut/boost of 5dB.

The second has already been given the name "Love Child" by Dr.Bill at gearslutz. If the 553 and the 550A had a wild, sex filled, impregnating night, the LC53A would be the offspring, if the offspring was on electron steroids.  :o 8)

Cheers, Jeff

Man! That sounds like an sonic orgy of goodness!  ;D
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Post by: okgb on June 23, 2011, 12:53:11 PM
Yeah  , like the stepped gain for the repeatability , and with the output att.
i think you have it covered , and no
the parts didn't get here in time , who knows how long customs holds them up ,
they may randomly throw some in the " aging " pile
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Post by: jsteiger on June 23, 2011, 02:38:51 PM
...and no
the parts didn't get here in time , who knows how long customs holds them up ,
they may randomly throw some in the " aging " pile
Ooh that sucks. I was hoping we just beat the strike. Either way, it would still be longer into Germany right now and there is no strike there AFAIK. Don't know what customs there has going on.
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Post by: [silent:arts] on June 23, 2011, 04:43:04 PM
no strike in germany.

but one tip for the german post service / customs:
- attach your invoice outside the package
- attach a copy of your paypal payment confirmation with the invoice.

regarding to the customs I spoke last time this should go thru.
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Post by: jsteiger on June 25, 2011, 09:04:20 AM
I just posted a pretty good supply of 2623-1 transformers to store stock. We are still not selling them separately yet but at least the VP26 and VC528 kits are in stock again.  ;)
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Post by: Winetree on June 25, 2011, 07:11:05 PM
Jeff, There was talk that stepped pots might be availble as an option for the the preamp kits. When they arrive will they be available with the kits?
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Post by: jsteiger on June 25, 2011, 08:11:26 PM
Jeff, There was talk that stepped pots might be availble as an option for the the preamp kits. When they arrive will they be available with the kits?
Yes they will be. I will have the GH's as an item, the little adapter PCB as an item and then a bundle that will contain those 2 parts along with the required R's to created the proper 25k stepped pot, in the 3dB steps. I mentioned the exact steps a few posts up.

The boards are due here the first week of July.

Best, Jeff
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Post by: Curran on June 30, 2011, 03:38:49 PM
any word on VP26 and 312 C&K kits? I want to buy up four of the VP26's and two of the 312's to go with my four VP25's all running the gar2520's!!!
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Post by: jsteiger on June 30, 2011, 07:00:02 PM
Yeah, they have been flying outa here left and right the last few weeks. I have faceplates at the screen printer right now. They are really backed up though so I don't expect them here for about 10 more days.

I do have plenty of raw plates on hand if you care to roll your own.

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: Curran on July 01, 2011, 09:42:00 AM
ok Cool I will just wait for the awesomeness of the finished plates!!!!
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Post by: jsteiger on July 12, 2011, 10:56:36 AM
A few updates:

I received the VP-Gainswitch adapter boards last week but the board house screwed up and left the solder mask off the top. No big deal but it's not what I ordered and not what I wanted the continued boards to look like long term. Short story is replacement boards will be here tomorrow. They made the corrected ones almost immediately.

I am also receiving another 100 VP26 boards in the same shipment.

I am way behind in getting some of the new products listed at the site. I am trying to get to that by the end of this week but time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'.

In the near future you will see:
* VP-Gainswitch boards and kits (for Grayhill 71 1x12)
* Stepped pot adapter boards (for Grayhill 71 1x12)
* Grayhill 71, 1x12 ADJ (have had stock for months now  :'()
* Killer Hoyt meters
* Dual 500/51x space, analog, stereo Hoyt meter module kits (these are slick as can be!!)
* 1k log 51 series Bourns pots (I have had these for a few weeks now)
* 508 PCB backplanes (I have had these for almost 2 months  :o)
* Final rev of metal for the start of the modular console project (have also had for a few weeks now)
* Bourns 51 series t-pads, got 'em last week (after my 70 series stock depletes)
* Rev C of the VP312DI. This includes the Bourns t-pad footprint as well as the GH 71 stepped gain option. The Bourns gain pot is still there so it can be either one but not both  ::).
* My version of the 553 that also has a full metal enclosure, custom EA inductors, discrete receiver stage along with a pretty versatile HP and LP filter section. (proto PCB's have been ordered!)
* AML assembled and tested ez1073-500 modules!!  ;D 8)

Hmm...I feel like I am forgetting something.  :-\

Best, Jeff
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Post by: earl on July 12, 2011, 04:09:46 PM
Jeff can i power your boards with +/- 15 volts?
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Post by: jsteiger on July 12, 2011, 05:14:53 PM
Yeah, it would be probably OK. The headroom will be slightly reduced but chances are, it would go unnoticed.
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Post by: jsteiger on July 13, 2011, 02:13:14 PM
I just updated the store stock with 100 VP26 PCB's. Finished faceplates won't be in until next week sometime but I have plenty of raw ones here.

The VP-Gainswitch boards came in to. They are right this time. I won't post them until I get pics and kits put together and sorted. I am in the midst of testing a new module right now. First things first.  8)

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: Curran on July 13, 2011, 03:47:52 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm waiting for the face plates YEAH BABY YEAH!!!! VP26's and 312's are in my destiny
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Post by: jsteiger on July 30, 2011, 03:58:27 PM
Hey guys

Been busy here as always. I finally made time to get the 1k audio taper, 51 series Bourns pots photographed and posted to store stock. These are perfect for a "fader" in an API channel type circuit or even the Missing Link.

They can be found here. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=227 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=227)

Best, Jeff
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Post by: jsteiger on July 30, 2011, 08:52:35 PM
Hey guys

The 1x12 shorting, adjustable stop Grayhills have been added to the site. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=232 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=232)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/switches/rotary/71ADF30-01-1-AJS.jpg)

These have the 1/8" flatted shaft.

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: jsteiger on August 07, 2011, 03:25:03 PM
I have just added some surplus Grayhill stock to the store. They are 71 series, 2x6 fixed stop, shorting rotary switches and also have the flatted 1/8" shaft. GH part # is 71AF30-01-2-06S.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=233

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/switches/rotary/71AF30-01-2-06S.jpg)

Now on with your Sunday!  :)
Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 07, 2011, 06:04:20 PM
The super cool Hoyt 200uaDC meters have finally been added to the site. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=234 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=234)

The VI522 kit is coming soon!

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/meters/Hoyt/Hoyt-front.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: rmaier on August 07, 2011, 08:58:37 PM
Yummy. Any word on when the adapter boards for that 12 pos. Grayhills will be ready?
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 07, 2011, 10:07:11 PM
Yummy. Any word on when the adapter boards for that 12 pos. Grayhills will be ready?
I have had them here for almost a month now.  :o  I'm trying to get caught up on things for the store. I do have one built up for a final test and final gain measurements. I wanted to check that before I post them. I am building a few pre's for a customer tomorrow and plan to check the gain switch board out then.

The stepped pot boards are already good to go. I just need to put the pics and info up on the site.

I will post here as soon as I list them.

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: jsteiger on August 09, 2011, 12:41:45 PM
The VP-Gainswitch boards have been added to the site. Only a month over due.  :-\

PCB's are here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_133&products_id=235 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_133&products_id=235)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/switches/rotary/VP-Gainswitch/VP-GS-top.jpg)

Complete VP-Gainswitch Bundles are here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=237 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=237)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/switches/rotary/VP-Gainswitch/VP-GS-bundle.jpg)

I have to finish the "stepped pot" listing but need to pack store orders first today.  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: jsteiger on August 09, 2011, 09:21:34 PM
I have just added the GH71 Stepped Pot Adapter PCB's to the store. They can be handy little buggers. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_133&products_id=238 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=51_133&products_id=238)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/switches/rotary/1x12%20pot%20pcb/GH-1x12-Pot-PCB-top.jpg)

Best, Jeff
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Post by: jsteiger on August 10, 2011, 01:16:58 PM
Raw, blank 500 series aluminum faceplates have just arrived and are now back in stock!
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=151 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=151)

Yesterday I received another shipment of the Pikatron ÜP3096M mic/DI transformers. I have never heard back one negative comment on these. Only positive!  :) They can be found here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_104&products_id=207 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_104&products_id=207)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/passive/Pikatron-UP3096M.jpg)

Cheerio, Jeff
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Post by: 3nity on August 23, 2011, 12:18:44 PM
Jeff.
Will this metal stripe work for building a 500 lunch box??
Classic 408-508 Front Rail???
Thanks
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Post by: jsteiger on August 23, 2011, 01:10:50 PM
Jeff.
Will this metal stripe work for building a 500 lunch box??
Classic 408-508 Front Rail???
Thanks
Yes, that is exactly what it is for. I just took a bunch of pics of an assembly process. I need to edit them down and get them posted for more clarity.
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Post by: 3nity on August 23, 2011, 02:02:49 PM
Good.
ill order a set man!
Thanks.
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Post by: okgb on August 23, 2011, 02:40:25 PM

 Bastard !
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Post by: jsteiger on August 23, 2011, 04:01:39 PM
Bastard !
Thanks Greg. I consider that a compliment!  ;D

I have 14 pics done of a single bay, one bucket wide metalwork assembly. I am just starting to upload them and add them to the metal descriptions on my site.

I will be starting a build support thread in the Lab shortly thereafter.

BTW, regarding the pics, I am no 'Chunger.  :(
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on August 24, 2011, 02:10:27 AM
Hey Jeff

GREAT STUFF !!

I will call this...

"THE STEIGER AUDIO CONSOLE ERECTOR SET"  from Classic API   :) :) :) :)

You got me redesigning the mechanicals of my Sphere/API console project.
I will be using lots of your metal work.  Love the backplane PCB.. Very
well thought out.

This is a First Class piece of engineering my friend.

GARY
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Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2011, 09:15:23 AM
Why...thanks Gary! Sphere/API console project? Sounds like a Love Child indeeeeeed!  ;)

I see fun times ahead.  :)
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Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2011, 11:56:59 AM
Hey guys

I have added a bunch of pictures to my site over the last day or so. They all pertain to the 508 backplane and the start of the modular console metalwork.

Here is a sample.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/assemblies/single_bay_1_bucket/16_front-w-pcb.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/assemblies/single_bay_1_bucket/18_rear-pcb-close.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/assemblies/single_bay_1_bucket/19_front-pcb-close.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/assemblies/single_bay_1_bucket/5_top-sub-steel-close-2.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/assemblies/single_bay_1_bucket/15_side-open.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/assemblies/single_bay_1_bucket/20_loaded.jpg)

The PCB backplane category is here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=137_138 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=137_138)

The metal parts category is here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=137_139 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=137_139)

Cheers, Jeff
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Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2011, 03:36:54 PM
I have received a partial 70pc order of 2503's. The stock has been posted to the store.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: dandeurloo on August 24, 2011, 09:19:04 PM
Holy crap Jeff.  That metal work looks so awesome!  I see an CAPI console!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: shabtek on August 26, 2011, 12:14:55 PM
Very cool.
I am not sure if I should have regrets and waited to place my order or be relieved that I did not see these new parts when shopping.

thanks for the bonus panels

When will blue anodized knobs be listed in the shop...
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 26, 2011, 06:12:20 PM
I am currently building/testing a Rev C version of the VP312DI. I had a few things that I wanted to modify on the board. Since the Rev B stock was winding down, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get a Rev C in the works. The overall circuit is identical so they will be sonically the same as the previous Rev B.1 PCB’s. The changes are more component related than anything. First, I have changed the t-pad footprint to accept the new Bourns attenuator that we are stocking. The next major difference is I have added the optional Grayhill 71 footprint for gain control. The Bourns variable gain pot is also still there so either can be used. Besides that, it was just a little component maneuvering, some general tidying and some small silkscreen improvements. Hopefully the Rev C version will be in stock before too long!

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/RevC/VP312DI-Rev-C-600x450.jpg)

Here is a close up of the optional gain switch area.
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/VP312DI/RevC/VP312DI-Rev-C-gain.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: funkymonksf on August 26, 2011, 11:35:44 PM
Love the layout. Im really excited with the 508 rack. As soon as possible
I'll be getting two. I have a feeling you've got a bad ass summing network
Ready to be in sync with the rack.'I hope it includes those p&g faders

Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 30, 2011, 03:26:08 PM
Hey guys

I just placed my order for the VP312DI Rev C.1 board stock. I had one small, stupid little mistake that could have been worked around but I don't like that stuff. So, I made the change in the file and have them on order. They should land here around the 13th or 14th of September.

I have also just turned on the buy buttons for the new 508 backplane. I only have 2 here right now but also have more stock coming in around the 13th or 14th of September.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=137_138&products_id=240 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=137_138&products_id=240)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 20, 2011, 11:31:23 AM
Gentlemen

I have received some store stock for the 508 backplanes. They can be found here. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=137_138&products_id=240 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=137_138&products_id=240)

I also have the Rev C.1 for the VP312DI. I need to do a quick build and test before putting those up.

Ed told me last week that more 2503's will ship out to me this Friday.

Best, Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 09, 2011, 11:42:34 AM
Hi all

I have added a convenient little header/shunt jumper kit to be used with the 51x backplane. All parts are gold plated. The header is the proper length for the .125" thick backplane, although I recommend installing them a little differently. The cost is $12.44 per kit.

All the details can be found here (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=265) on the product page.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/connectors/rectangular/51x-hdr-shunt-kit.jpg) (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=265)

Cheers for now, Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Marcocet on October 13, 2011, 12:25:28 PM
Any timeframe on a new shipment of 2623-4? I need 16 of them for my headphone mixers (which are finally being built!)

Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 13, 2011, 12:31:47 PM
The 2623-4's have been on order now for many weeks. They prioritized the last batches of 2503's and 2623-1's for us. I will check with Ed and see if I can get an update.
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 03, 2011, 04:08:32 PM
Hi guys

I just received an email from Ed that I should expect 2623-4's to arrive next week. 2503's should be next on the list.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Hoyt Meters and Grayhill 71's Have Been Added @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 07, 2011, 09:56:26 PM
2623-4's are back in stock!! http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=31 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=31)
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Finally Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 30, 2011, 06:21:48 PM
I just received a half a batch of EA2503's from Ed. Only 80pc but that is 80 more than I've had all month. Just in time for those guys who are building one of Brian's TB550A's.

Get 'em if you need 'em cuz they will go fast.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=79 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=79)

Happy New Year!!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Finally Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Winetree on January 07, 2012, 03:50:22 PM
"product not found"
 All 80 gone-update
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Finally Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 07, 2012, 03:59:27 PM
"product not found"
 All 80 gone-update
Yes, all 80 gone. Crazy. That was only half of our current order though. I should be getting another 70+ pc very soon. I actually expected them last week. Hopefully shortly into next week they will arrive. I fixed the date expected.

Sorry.....
Title: Re: 51x Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 09, 2012, 11:17:17 AM
The 51x Card Edge Adapters are back in stock! http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_88&products_id=164)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/51x-CEA-f.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 10, 2012, 01:18:57 PM
My next batch of 51x toroids shipped out to me yesterday. UPS tracking shows I should get them tomorrow. 13 boxes totaling 489lbs. My UPS guy will not be liking me..... :'( :o >:(
Title: Re: 51x Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 11, 2012, 12:04:33 PM
A quick update, I have received a pretty healthy load of the modular 500 series metalwork. I have updated the stock for these things and now have plenty. The category can be found here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=137_139 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=137_139)

There you will find things like:

The 500 series, 8-space tapped front rails
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/steel/408-508-front-rail-2.jpg)

The 508 Top/Bottom panels in aluminum
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/aluminum/508-top-bot-outside.jpg)

The 1-508 Side Panel in aluminum
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/500_console/metal/aluminum/1-508-side-outside.jpg)

And more!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 11, 2012, 03:28:13 PM
Also known as classicapi's "CONSOLE ERECTOR SET PARTS" !! ;D ;D

BTW... This stuff is AWESOME :) :) :)

(http://gar381interests.com/Layout72.jpg)

GARY
Title: Re: 51x Toroids & Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 12, 2012, 05:12:20 PM
Looking sweet Gary!!! I love it!  ;)

Toroidal power transformers for the 51x PSU are back in stock!! The product page is here. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_112&products_id=191 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_112&products_id=191)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/PSU/GDIY-PSU-toroid.jpg)

I have been working on adding all the new colored knob inserts for the bulk of the day. I should have them all finished in an hour or so. I forgot how time-consuming adding new stuff is. I know...cry me a river.  :'(

Lot's more parts to come soon!  :)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Toroids & Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 13, 2012, 05:22:19 PM
I have all of the newly available knob inserts posted to the store now.

The main insert category is here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_26 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_26)

If you look under the "New - .01" Polycarbonate" subcategory, you will find them.

The below 10 colors are available for the 1/2" and 5/8" knobs. 8 of them are also available for the 3/8" knobs.

(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/amber-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/aqua-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/black-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/blue-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/dark-green-thumb.gif)

(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/gray-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/lite-green-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/red-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/white-thumb.gif)(http://classicapi.com/catalog/images/yellow-thumb.gif)

More to come soon! Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: 51x Toroids & Card Edge Adapters are Back In Stock @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 13, 2012, 06:13:02 PM
Bourns 10k linear pots with center detent have been posted to store stock. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=308 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=308)

These are 10% tolerance cups with a 5% tolerance on the center detent location. Well suited for the various EQ projects that are floating around the Lab.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/pots/10k-lin-CD/Bourns_51_10k_LT_CD.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Lots of New Items In Stock Now @ classicapi.com!!! (see page 34)
Post by: jsteiger on January 14, 2012, 10:37:17 AM
Blue anodized 3/8" pointers have been added to the store.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_39&products_id=309 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_39&products_id=309)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/new_knobs/blue/3-37-A-16.jpg)

Clear anodized 1/2" pointers have also been added.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_39&products_id=310 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_39&products_id=310)
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/new_knobs/clear/3-50-1B.jpg)

Best, Jeff  :)
Title: Re: Lots of New Items In Stock Now @ classicapi.com!!! (see page 34)
Post by: ChrisTownsend on January 16, 2012, 03:01:12 AM
I'm interested in ordering several VP26 kits. Is there an ETA for when the 2623-1 transformers will be back in stock?

Thanks!
Chris
Title: Re: Lots of New Items In Stock Now @ classicapi.com!!! (see page 34)
Post by: jsteiger on January 16, 2012, 08:40:50 AM
Chris

Ed is telling me that my next batch of 2623-1's will arrive around the 1st-2nd week of February. We have 250pc coming so will have plenty of VP26 kits at that time.

I have a wait list of people that I will notify by email when the VP26's are in stock again. If you send me an email to jsteiger1965 [at] yahoo I will gladly put your addy on the notify list.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: Lots of New Items In Stock Now @ classicapi.com!!! (see page 34)
Post by: andia on January 16, 2012, 01:45:15 PM
hey jeff! do you know when the 2503's are in? would desperately need some  :)

thank you!

andi
Title: Re: Lots of New Items In Stock Now @ classicapi.com!!! (see page 34)
Post by: jsteiger on January 17, 2012, 11:29:48 AM
hey jeff! do you know when the 2503's are in? would desperately need some  :)

thank you!

andi
Hi Andi, I do expect them any day now. I actually thought they would have been here the first week of the year but they have not arrived yet. I will post an update here when I do receive them.
Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 29, 2012, 12:33:43 PM
EA2503's are back in stock again. Who knows for how long so get them now if you need them!!!

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: useme2305 on February 10, 2012, 06:30:36 AM
you should tie the trannies to the kits as soon as less than 40 or something are in stock.

whenever i have saved up enough cash to get more kits from you the trannies are out of stock and i'm way too undisciplined with my money and spend it on a mic or something. and it goes on like this forever and ever.

 :P
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 10, 2012, 09:43:29 AM
you should tie the trannies to the kits as soon as less than 40 or something are in stock.

whenever i have saved up enough cash to get more kits from you the trannies are out of stock and i'm way too undisciplined with my money and spend it on a mic or something. and it goes on like this forever and ever.

 :P
The 2623-1's have been only available with a kit/bundle now for over a year. I have not done this with the 2503's as they seem to move slower.

Yeah it is a crazy cycle and has been this way for some time now. Ed has made some supply changes and we think the supply "droughts" will be corrected in the future. I am suppose to be getting another partial batch of 2503's next Monday or Tuesday. We have 250pc of 2623-1 coming in which are due literally any day now.

New VP312-VPR PCB's should be here next Monday or Tuesday.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: 3nity on February 10, 2012, 10:40:03 AM
Jeff.
those 10K centre detent are perfect for the 5003 eq.
Do you plan on offering the inductors??
Thanks.
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 10, 2012, 01:44:22 PM
...those 10K centre detent are perfect for the 5003 eq...
Yes they are but I am more stocking them for my 553F EQ. Should be released as soon as the inductors arrive.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/553F/553F-VPR-Rev-A.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/553F/553F-VPR-Rev-A.jpg)

I also have a stepped version of the board. The switches are basically 1.25dB up to around 7dB max boost with a hidden -9dB cut setting.

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/553F/553F-STP-Rev-A.gif) (http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/553F/553F-STP-Rev-A.jpg)

Quote
Do you plan on offering the inductors??
I do not have plans for having them available separately right now. They are a more expensive MPP core toroidal version. Ed spent a lot of time on these little babies. He sent me a lesser cost toroidal ferrite core version and the MPP version. The difference was not even close to my ears so I decided to go with the MPP core. My plans now are for full kits only. They will have a zinc plated full metal enclose. Very high quality stuff all the way around. Basically, pretty true to the original 553 with the addition of a discrete receiver stage and discrete buffered high and low pass filters.

These are my proto boards for final testing. I already see a silk update for the RV labels on the VAR board. Figures. At least there won't be a tooling charge if that's all there is.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: dandeurloo on February 10, 2012, 09:52:25 PM
I'm smiling right now Jeff!   :)
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 18, 2012, 05:14:25 PM
I have added some "coming soon" descriptions for 3 new 500 series modules I have in the works. The easiest way to find them is to click "What's New" or follow this link. http://classicapi.com/catalog/products_new.php (http://classicapi.com/catalog/products_new.php)

They will be the top 3 newest items.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: noisywill on February 19, 2012, 12:44:04 PM
Hi Jeff,

Any ETA on the 2623-1s?

Cheers,

Will
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 19, 2012, 12:47:51 PM
I have been trying to get an update but have not heard from Ed in a few days. He did inquire with the winder last Monday. I guess that means he has no news for me.

Have I said before that dealing with winders sucks?  >:( :( :-\ :-[ :'(
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: noisywill on February 19, 2012, 01:02:31 PM
Bugger.....will be needing 4 of these soon!

......a sucking winder......now there's a double entendre!

 ;D
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on March 06, 2012, 06:36:17 PM
Just had to bump for these !!!! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418499_400317116661343_100000491741713_1598129_1261548268_n.jpg)

THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL JEFF !!

GARY
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 06, 2012, 07:06:12 PM
Thanks Gary! I think my best work so far.
Title: Re: EA2503's Are Here Again, Get'em While You Can!!! @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Hairball Audio on March 07, 2012, 12:09:58 AM
Thanks Gary! I think my best work so far.

Stunning man,  probably sound ok too  ;)
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Tubemooley on March 07, 2012, 05:37:20 AM
Very nice. Simple, clean layout. Good use of color to distinguish the different sections. I already kinda' know what the gutz are. I bet these sound spectacular. Very nice, Mr. S. DW.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: okgb on March 08, 2012, 09:31:36 AM
Hey Jeff , might be time for updating the first page of this thread
 [ it's where i always go to check for latest news ]
Are the smaller psu boxes available now ?
Like the color scheme of the new preamp , will order one at least
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: wmtunate on March 19, 2012, 08:56:55 PM
any word on the 2623-1s?  The website says to expect them today.  I need to get a pair with channel frames.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 20, 2012, 12:10:32 AM
The last update I had, Ed told me they should be to me by mid to late this week. One thing I have learned, winders live by their own clock and timeframe.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Dr Gris on April 16, 2012, 04:17:11 PM
Congrats on the release of the LC53A! Looks amazing!! But what happened to the VP28? Any estimated release date?
I' ve got a huge hole to fill in my newly built 51X rack and need pre´s...
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 16, 2012, 09:55:50 PM
I am going as fast as I can!  :o  Packing orders delays the VP28 release and I have been simply buried. As soon as I get around to putting all the info on the site, they will be ready. All the parts are here, it's just down to the clerical stuff.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Dr Gris on April 17, 2012, 05:10:42 PM
I' m sorry! Didn' t mean to put any further stress on you. I know you got a lot going on right now.
And I' m happily excited about all your new stuff.

Kind regards
Magnus
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 17, 2012, 05:22:11 PM
I' m sorry! Didn' t mean to put any further stress on you. I know you got a lot going on right now.
And I' m happily excited about all your new stuff.

Kind regards
Magnus
Hey no worries man! I am excited too. Sometimes I wish I had help but mostly I like to do everything myself. That way, if something is missing in a package or whatever, I can only yell at myself.  ;D
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: dandeurloo on April 17, 2012, 07:25:59 PM
Jeff, I have an idea for a new clone.  Clone yourself, not sure if you should do any mods or go strictly original!  You should probably ask your wife. I her she is a expert in all things Jeff.

We would all love another one of you out there making awesome stuff. 
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 17, 2012, 08:00:39 PM
Haha good one Dan! I can guarantee you my wife would shoot this idea quickly!
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Studio Mollan on April 19, 2012, 07:12:04 AM
Hi Jeff,
Nice work on the new EQ!

I'm curious to know when you can offer the 812d discrete monitor channel? Just bought a 24track and the monitor section is missing in my 2488. Sure could use the tape returns now.
Thanks!
/
Emil
 

Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: useme2305 on May 14, 2012, 07:02:35 AM
hey jeff, i don't know if there even is high enough demand for it but will there be a stepped t-pad upgrade kit for the VP26/312 pres?
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 14, 2012, 09:24:04 AM
hey jeff, i don't know if there even is high enough demand for it but will there be a stepped t-pad upgrade kit for the VP26/312 pres?
To be honest, IIRC, you are the first person to mention it. I had thought about it some time ago. I think I may have even sketched out the circuit. I didn't like the space it would take up and could only do it with an adapter board. I decided to shelf the idea for other reasons I don't remember right now. So, long answer is there probably won't be one.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: kante1603 on May 17, 2012, 01:22:06 AM
2 full sets VP28 with gar2520s ordered and paid!

Thank you very much Jeff,

Udo ;)
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: kante1603 on May 29, 2012, 04:53:39 AM
Kits received in germany,looking good again.
Will sort the parts later,I´m at work now.

Thank you Jeff,

Udo.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on June 11, 2012, 02:03:50 AM
WTF..... :o :o :o ;)

(http://gar381interests.com/gar6220_472.jpg)

Stay tuned !! :)

GARY
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: ej_whyte on June 11, 2012, 04:00:08 PM
Are you due more stock of the plugin relay modules any time soon Jeff?

Cheers
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 11, 2012, 05:11:31 PM
Are you due more stock of the plugin relay modules any time soon Jeff?

Cheers
I have 12 of the PCB's left on hand right now. I changed the PCB layout a tad to accommodate a kinked lead transistor. I order a small qty to test before ordering stock. The proto's are suppose to be dispatched tomorrow so I should have them before the end of the week. A quick test and then I will order stock. I would estimate 2 more weeks before I have a larger qty in hand.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Tubemooley on June 21, 2012, 01:39:31 PM
WTF..... :o :o :o ;)

(http://gar381interests.com/gar6220_472.jpg)

Stay tuned !! :)

GARY

Oh my..... That's gonna' be trouble. I think I know what that is. I see a 2N2484, a 2N2219 and a 2N2905A. And the 6220 is kind of a dead give-away. I'm gonna' want me a few of those. Nice work Gary. DANA.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on June 23, 2012, 02:38:35 PM
WTF..... :o :o :o ;)

(http://gar381interests.com/gar6220_472.jpg)

Stay tuned !! :)

GARY

Oh my..... That's gonna' be trouble. I think I know what that is. I see a 2N2484, a 2N2219 and a 2N2905A. And the 6220 is kind of a dead give-away. I'm gonna' want me a few of those. Nice work Gary. DANA.

Thanks Dana :)  I bet your right !! ;D ;D

Jeff has a pair of protos and is running these guys thru their paces. ;)

Now SSSSHHHHHHHH for the moment ;) ;)

GARY



Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: funkymonksf on June 26, 2012, 03:35:56 PM
Could you guys explain what he story/circuit application the "6220" has? Been searching all about, no luck...

Brice
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 26, 2012, 03:50:53 PM
Brice

Search for "SPA-62". The "20" at the end is to represent that Gary has reformatted the original version for a typical 2520 footprint. Some (or all?) of the originals where not a separate PCB but just the opamp circuit down on the main PCB with all the other components.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Indecline on June 26, 2012, 05:46:03 PM
Brice

Search for "SPA-62". The "20" at the end is to represent that Gary has reformatted the original version for a typical 2520 footprint. Some (or all?) of the originals where not a separate PCB but just the opamp circuit down on the main PCB with all the other components.

Nice! Is there a pre-order list i can get on?  ;)
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on June 26, 2012, 07:53:43 PM
Not speaking for Jeff but from my end... 

At this point there are only a handfulof  protos that have been built
and are under testing at the moment but so far so good.   :) :) :)

I'm not shure if kits will be offered as of yet.
At this point it looks like only assembled units made from NOS
transistors on a limited run bases will be offered and I am a month or two out
on production quanties at this time. 

Classicapi will be the sole distributor...  STAY TUNED !! :) :)

BTW... the gar6220 is a   +/- 24 volt  ONLY DOA.
           These guys will not run on  +/- 16 volt

GARY
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: chunger on July 03, 2012, 03:24:16 AM
Hey Gary,

I hope you heavily consider offering these in kit form.  Your 2520 and 1731 kits are the mainstay opamps I lean on and are one of the only economical options on the market right now.  A monumental asset to the DIY community.  I hope these 24V units spur on 51X standard kit development across the board!
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: ddageek on July 15, 2012, 11:49:17 PM
hey jeff, i don't know if there even is high enough demand for it but will there be a stepped t-pad upgrade kit for the VP26/312 pres?

Hey Jeff no pressure but wondering  as  well where this project stands.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 16, 2012, 09:38:03 AM
hey jeff, i don't know if there even is high enough demand for it but will there be a stepped t-pad upgrade kit for the VP26/312 pres?

Hey Jeff no pressure but wondering  as  well where this project stands.
Well, I have this all laid out for a new project. I did not think of doing it as a small daughter board for the old pre's. I will have to look to see if it will even fit. The board would be around 1.25" by 3.2" or so. There are 34 resistors and a 3 deck 71 series GH switch involved. Lot's of real estate. I know without looking that it will never work on a VP312DI. The plan is for 2dB steps from 0 to -20.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: johnnyscotch on July 31, 2012, 12:46:44 AM
Hey Jeff,

Not sure if this has been addressed, but........

If I wanted to upgrade my original GDIY 51x PSU to accommodate 2 VPR racks, could I purchase your dual VPR torroid and swap the resistors on the +-24v path on the board? (would the Regs and variable resistors need changed as well?)

Is it that simple? And if so, do you have all necessary parts in stock to make this happen that I could order?

Just posting this here in case anyone else wanted to do the same thing.

cheers!
Eric
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 31, 2012, 09:29:08 AM
Eric

Yes, it is a simple as changing the toroid and 4 resistors, nothing else. If you compare the 24V circuits to the 16V circuits on Volker's original schematic, you will see which ones they are. All of my PSU components are already divided into kits so I don't have the spare R's here for it but I do list the proper part #'s and vendor in my BOM.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: kante1603 on August 24, 2012, 07:36:59 PM
ACA-BO and some other stuff ordered and paid.

Cheers,

Udo.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2012, 07:40:29 PM
ACA-BO and some other stuff ordered and paid.

Cheers,

Udo.
And shipped!!  8)

Many thanks Udo!  ;)
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: shabtek on August 24, 2012, 10:41:03 PM
Quote
There are 34 resistors and a 3 deck 71 series GH switch involved. Lot's of real estate

can't this be achieved with a 2 decker:
wipers go to in and out,
each position inserts ends of series resistors from t-pad,
shunt legs all common


aaah balanced--cut no corners.


Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 25, 2012, 12:33:08 AM
It's a balanced bridged T.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Dylan W on October 05, 2012, 01:11:32 AM
Jeff, out of curiosity, are the 553s on deck to be released? Mulling some eq options and wondering about price.

Loving my VP28s!

Dylan
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 05, 2012, 09:45:28 AM
Yes I do have all the part here for the 553F's but have been prioritizing other things like packing orders and designing console modules. All I need to do is complete the BOM and price them. I may possibly have a little time next week.
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: okgb on October 05, 2012, 08:38:52 PM
I didn't realize that not only is the 28 a two stage wonder BUT 3x the transformer goodness , Crap
I'm  waay overloaded but it's on the list now !
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 05, 2012, 08:44:26 PM
Just wait Greg. I literally just ordered the board set for the console's control room module. I am now working on getting metalwork ordered for 5 new console modules. Busy busy!!
Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 18, 2012, 11:40:36 AM
I have plenty of EA2503 and EA2623-1 transformers in stock.  :)

I am expecting more EA2622's next week.  :)

Mini pushbutton switches should arrive the first week of December which will put the VP28 kits back to in stock.  :)

Once I get the self-tapping screws for the new XLR's (Wednesday) the 11 space 51x rack kits will also be in stock.  :)

Title: Re: New 2-Stage VP28 Preamp?? What??? @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 01, 2013, 04:31:13 AM
Hi all

Happy New year !!

Just a quick note..

Jeff should have gar2520 kits in stock by  Friday or Saturday !

GARY
Title: Re: BB2521 IC-Discrete Hybrid Opamp Kits available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 01, 2013, 03:37:00 PM
I have added many new items to the store here are a few highlights.

-BB2521 IC-Discrete hybrid opamp kits added to the store. http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_183
-One time batch of NOS Philips NE5534N's added to the store along with TI's LME49710's http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_73

For more of "what is new", you can visit here: http://classicapi.com/catalog/products_new.php

Happy New Year to all!!!
Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: BB2521 IC-Discrete Hybrid Opamp Kits available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jplebre on January 10, 2013, 02:15:48 PM
Have to say, the knobs are GORGEOUS!
And Jeff is a pleasure to deal with! :)
Title: Re: BB2521 IC-Discrete Hybrid Opamp Kits available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 02, 2013, 01:12:08 AM
EA2622's are back in stock http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=80 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=80)
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 19, 2013, 04:37:23 PM
Elma-Neve-Marconi knobs have been added to the store http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_184 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_184)
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: berkleystudios on May 19, 2013, 05:47:59 PM
YESSSSSS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 19, 2013, 08:24:04 PM
I have just added two new custom Elma rotary switches to the store. A 1x24-1k and a 2x24-10k. Details can be found here at the bottom of the item list. http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=51_133 (http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=51_133)
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: alexc on May 19, 2013, 08:40:43 PM
Hi Jeff

The 51 alliance link in your sig doesn't appear to be working!
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 19, 2013, 08:45:33 PM
The 51 alliance link in your sig doesn't appear to be working!
Thanks for pointing that out! All is good now  :)
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Winetree on May 19, 2013, 11:33:24 PM
Elma-Neve-Marconi knobs; Wondering if any of the color inserts fit these knobs?
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 20, 2013, 09:52:50 AM
Interesting thought. I just checked and my normal inserts do not fit them. They could be made but the min order qty is so huge it would not make sense.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 06, 2013, 01:58:27 PM
New 15 and 18 pin card edge adapters for 500 and 51x prototyping have been added to the store. The category is here http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_88 I have more stock on order that should arrive around July 16th.  :D
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Winetree on July 07, 2013, 08:33:42 PM
Disappointed to find that the Elma-Neve-Marconi and the Gray Fluted Knobs don't work on
the Don Classics NV-73's. The input and output potentiometer shafts are to short. Used them on the 2254 that had cut shafts for CAPI classic plain knobs and they were almost too short.
The set Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs set screws are higher than other CAPI knobs.
The Aluminum X62 inserts are a perfect fit for the Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs.  Don't see why the X62 color ones wouldn't work. Aren't they the same size?
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: yosh on July 08, 2013, 02:09:02 PM
I'm pretty close to being ready to purchase a 51x rack and floor box PSU and a pair of LC53A along with it. Is there by any chance an ETA for new stock of the PSU and the LC53A?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 08, 2013, 02:17:40 PM
I'm pretty close to being ready to purchase a 51x rack and floor box PSU and a pair of LC53A along with it. Is there by any chance an ETA for new stock of the PSU and the LC53A?
The metal parts for the Floor Box kits are being anodized right now. They should be here in about a week or so. I have all the stuff here now for around 25-30 LC53A kits but have been too busy to kit up all the caps/resistors. Hopefully I will get to it soon.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: yosh on July 08, 2013, 02:51:25 PM
I'm pretty close to being ready to purchase a 51x rack and floor box PSU and a pair of LC53A along with it. Is there by any chance an ETA for new stock of the PSU and the LC53A?
The metal parts for the Floor Box kits are being anodized right now. They should be here in about a week or so. I have all the stuff here now for around 25-30 LC53A kits but have been too busy to kit up all the caps/resistors. Hopefully I will get to it soon.

Great, thanks!
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: berkleystudios on July 14, 2013, 02:09:11 AM
any idea when those ACA boosters will be back?
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 15, 2013, 02:16:30 PM
any idea when those ACA boosters will be back?
I actually decided to do a small revision since I was changing PCB manufacturers and had to pay for another tooling setup. The changes are layout and power based only. The audio signal path is identical. I have a small 5pc proto run arriving around the 26th of July.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: berkleystudios on July 17, 2013, 01:08:13 AM
any idea when those ACA boosters will be back?
I actually decided to do a small revision since I was changing PCB manufacturers and had to pay for another tooling setup. The changes are layout and power based only. The audio signal path is identical. I have a small 5pc proto run arriving around the 26th of July.

ill still order a proto ;) let me know when you get them in!
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: chocorookie on July 28, 2013, 04:26:20 PM
Hello Jef, Margot Schenk send you an email, can you look into this? Thx regards Patrick
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 28, 2013, 05:02:48 PM
I am working on it now. The USPS made changes to their automated servers which screwed up my background shipping quotes. I am not done yet but getting close.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 28, 2013, 09:12:11 PM
OK the USPS bugs have been squashed. Everything is back open now and should be fine.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: chocorookie on July 29, 2013, 01:32:43 PM
Thx Jef, i'll notify Margot (the Boss) for the wish -list:).
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: 3nity on August 17, 2013, 10:26:53 PM
Hi Jeff.
I wanted to ask you a question.

I bought a blank L-bracket and a 500 card edge connector.
how far should i install the card edge from the front?
Please let me know anything.
Thans.,
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 17, 2013, 11:04:10 PM
The edge connector will line up with the back edge of the L-bracket, with the gold finger part sticking beyond. Use 1/4" or 6mm standoffs.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: mikefatom on September 16, 2013, 05:49:14 PM
New 15 and 18 pin card edge adapters for 500 and 51x prototyping have been added to the store. The category is here http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_88 I have more stock on order that should arrive around July 16th.  :D

Hey Jeff,

Do you still sell these or are they out of stock at the moment?  I couldn't find them on your site.

Thanks!

Mike
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 16, 2013, 06:23:53 PM
Hey Jeff,

Do you still sell these or are they out of stock at the moment?  I couldn't find them on your site.

Thanks!

Mike
Yeah Mike I have them. Sorry I had forgotten to update the stock. They are showing up now.
Title: Re: Elma-Neve-Marconi Knobs available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: mikefatom on September 17, 2013, 07:36:28 AM
Thanks Jeff!
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 08, 2014, 09:32:41 AM
I have been adding a bunch of new things at the store. If you haven't been by in a while, stop over and check "what's new".
http://classicapi.com/catalog/products_new.php

Here are some highlights:
-553F EQ kits have been added to the store. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_117_119_170&products_id=417

-500/51x Extension Jigs are now in stock http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_185

-Small one time batch of dual 10k pan pots have been listed http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=422
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Peterson Goodwyn on January 08, 2014, 09:54:03 AM
500/51x Extension Jigs... great idea!
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 08, 2014, 10:57:54 AM
500/51x Extension Jigs... great idea!
Thanks Peterson. I've had them up for a few months now.....I have just never mentioned it here before.  :-[
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 22, 2014, 01:52:53 AM
Check out Jeff's latest Monster on PG 45 of the
new Tape Op !! :) :)

GARY
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: chunger on January 22, 2014, 03:25:38 AM
Check out Jeff's latest Monster on PG 45 of the
new Tape Op !! :) :)

GARY

Nice pictures on that ad  8)
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 22, 2014, 01:38:12 PM



Nice pictures on that ad  8)


Nicely done chung!! :)

GARY
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 22, 2014, 02:35:40 PM
Indeed 'Chung!!! You can make anything look pro, even me!!
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits & much more are available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: EmRR on February 12, 2014, 01:26:06 PM
Possibly useful suggestion for the DIY mechanical crowd.  There's a lot of 500 mechanical info flung all over the place, but still some things that must puzzle some people.  Might move a few more units for you!  : )

You've got this nice drawing of the 500 bracket:

http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/GroupDIY/L-bracket/Blank-Bracket-for-pdf.pdf

How about a composite drawing that defines where two vertically centered screws would mount the faceplate to this sled so it aligns properly (when using ?? height (1/4"?) standoffs between PCB card edge and sled?) with the connector and mounting screw holes in a 500 rack.  Is it for countersunk PCB screws through the rear of the sled, or panhead?  Etc.

Oh, right:
http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=31736.msg680527#msg680527

The Radial Workhorse Specification document is interesting to see, but very specific to their product. 
The Speck ASC-V drawing found around here gives some useful general info too. 

Carry on.....
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 17, 2014, 02:54:35 PM
Custom Crimson Ribbon Mic upgrade transformers! I added two variations of these some time ago but forgot to mention it here.....

-The 1:35 version. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_186&products_id=414
-The 1:40 version. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_186&products_id=415
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: adeptusmajor on August 17, 2014, 06:35:38 PM
Custom Crimson Ribbon Mic upgrade transformers! I added two variations of these some time ago but forgot to mention it here.....

-The 1:35 version. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_186&products_id=414
-The 1:40 version. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_186&products_id=415

Nice, they look reasonably priced as well. Never heard of Crimson Audio Transformers but I'm sure they're decent if you're stocking them. Do you know which one would be a better match for upgrading a Cascade Fathead?
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 17, 2014, 06:50:29 PM
Nice, they look reasonably priced as well. Never heard of Crimson Audio Transformers but I'm sure they're decent if you're stocking them. Do you know which one would be a better match for upgrading a Cascade Fathead?
Either one will work a treat in the Fathead. Folks seem to prefer the 1:40 for the added extra gain.

Crimson has been winding for years. They supply iron for numerous pro audio manufacturers.
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Winetree on August 17, 2014, 08:26:15 PM
Jeff,
Looks like the set screws on the Gray Marconi knobs are in a lower position, so they'll work on the shorter shafts.
When the stock runs out on the red ones will they have the lower position set screws?
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 17, 2014, 08:47:41 PM
Jeff,
Looks like the set screws on the Gray Marconi knobs are in a lower position, so they'll work on the shorter shafts.
When the stock runs out on the red ones will they have the lower position set screws?
Yes exactly. I have new blue ones here now. I think I only have a few of the burgundy's left. I have 2 boxes due in tomorrow from them but I am not sure of the contents. One of them may contain the long awaited fluted skirted greys!
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 19, 2014, 04:53:51 PM
I just received a 250pc shipment of the burgundy Marconi's. These indeed have the lowered setscrew location so they will work with a standard Grayhill rotary switch.

http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_184&products_id=395
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: AudioGimmer on August 25, 2014, 06:09:52 PM
Just a quick thankyou for the super fast delivery to the UK. The 2 xformers I had forgotten I needed to complete the TB550As I'm building turned up end of last week.

Thanks,

The Gimmer
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on September 24, 2014, 08:24:20 PM
I am back from my September sabbatical and have the store checkout reopened. http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 11, 2014, 02:18:58 PM
VF600 discrete opamp blocks manufactured by Steve Firlotte of Inward Connections can now be purchased at the store http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=429

All transformers are now in stock!!
Title: Re: Custom Ribbon Mic Transformers available now @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Indecline on October 13, 2014, 04:20:08 PM
VF600 discrete opamp blocks manufactured by Steve Firlotte of Inward Connections can now be purchased at the store http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=429

Woah, that's pretty cool!!

Has anyone tried them out in place of GAR's or Red Dots yet? I know they tout them as highly colorful opamps. Just wandering what people's experiences are since they are priced above many others that are available.
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 01, 2014, 12:55:22 PM
I have finally received and added the gorgeous Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence knobs to the store catalog! Its been a long, long wait but well worth it IMHO. This completes the vintage Neve knob stable  ;)

Presence knobs http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_184&products_id=430

Elma/Neve Subcategory http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_184

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/new_knobs/Neve/fluted-skirted-front.jpg)

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/new_knobs/Neve/All-Neve-Knobs-new.jpg)
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Tungstengruvsten on November 14, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
Hey Jeff;

Any sort of rough ETA on the power supplies for 51x racks?  I really want to order a second rack/PS but the PS has been unavailable for awhile now...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 14, 2014, 11:55:19 AM
Hey Jeff;

Any sort of rough ETA on the power supplies for 51x racks?  I really want to order a second rack/PS but the PS has been unavailable for awhile now...

Thanks!
I have everything here. I just need to get the hardware kitted up so they are ready for immediate shipment. I plan to have that done over the next few days. I've been swamped the last few weeks.

BTW, this is a Sears poncho  ;D
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Tungstengruvsten on November 14, 2014, 12:27:46 PM
awesome thanks!  I'll keep my eye on it.     Good to hear about the poncho - hopefully your stereo is four-way as well!   ;D
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 16, 2014, 12:00:30 AM
The Floor Box PSU kits are now marked in stock at the store. You can find them right past her fuming incense stencher, where she hung her castanets.

http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=176_178
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Bobby Baird on November 26, 2014, 04:09:15 PM
Parts received. Thanks for the op amp kits and the 2503's.
Title: 508 Rev B Backplanes are now in stock!
Post by: jsteiger on November 29, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
I have received the new 508 Rev B backplanes and added them to the store stock. The main dif from the previous Rev is no more shield option for the input. All shields connect to the Chassis ground plane. DC-Link options are now handled by a small slide E-Switch. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=137_138&products_id=240
Title: Re: Sweet Elma/Neve Fluted-Skirted Presence Knobs @ classicapi.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 28, 2015, 09:35:45 PM
Great Read !! :)

http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/cus-pics/SOS-Feb-2015-Kevin-Kadish.pdf

Congrats To Jeff and his VP-28s !!! :)

GARY
Title: Re: CAPI FC526 Compressor Giveaway ends March 20th 2015 classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 25, 2015, 12:48:37 PM
In light of the upcoming FC526 Compressor kit release, John Kennedy from realgearonline.com and I have have decided to give one full kit away! The rules are very simple but please read them to make sure you are eligible.

Details can be found here http://www.realgearonline.com/board/13/capi-giveaway

Good luck to all!

FYI, the production kits should be up at the store within the next 2 weeks or so. The last of the parts are trickling in now  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 15, 2015, 04:01:37 PM
I've just added a few new things to the store.

First up is a Litz wire version of the 2503!
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=437
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/2503/Litz-2503.jpg)

Next is a 2-Stage utility line amp card based on my vintage API console
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=438
(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/PCBs/2S-LA/2-Stage-Line-Amp-final.jpg)

Happy Sunday!!  :)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 15, 2015, 08:21:42 PM
So the 2s-la could be used as a simple line level booster? But I would need the 2ch aca & booster for a full console channel (minus eq/pre) ? Still got some reading up to do but trying to wrap my head around these pcb`s, including the 4 channel aca (which is used for summing of the channels afaik)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 15, 2015, 08:36:51 PM
The 2S-LA card is the complete input channel minus the EQ, fader, 1st stage output tranny and pan network.

The 2-ACA-Bo would be used to actively combine numerous input channels so only one is required for a 2-mix out. You could use these for subgroups if you wanted/needed that feature.

The 4 channel INV-ACA's would only be used if you wanted to bucket or pre-sum the input channels before hitting the 2-ACA-Bo card.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: drumminkiger on March 16, 2015, 07:59:51 PM
Very Cool! I'm assuming that this line input could also be used to drive a few echo sends out of the 2nd stage? I'm thinking about doing a summing box with the 2 ACA-BO, but I keep coming back to wanting a couple aux.'s. Also, do you have a schematic for the pan network around? Maybe I could work this into more of small format line mixer desk instead of just a summing box, kinda like the SSL X-Desk but all API and sans the monitor section?
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 17, 2015, 12:38:27 PM
Very Cool! I'm assuming that this line input could also be used to drive a few echo sends out of the 2nd stage? I'm thinking about doing a summing box with the 2 ACA-BO, but I keep coming back to wanting a couple aux.'s. Also, do you have a schematic for the pan network around? Maybe I could work this into more of small format line mixer desk instead of just a summing box, kinda like the SSL X-Desk but all API and sans the monitor section?
Something like this is all you need for panning.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 27, 2015, 11:30:51 AM
So... is the 2s-la basically a missing link without the filters?

Say I would build a small 4 channel mixer, would this be a feasable setup:

One 2s-la per mono channel (4 in total), each going into 4 ACA summer (bus), then the aca into the 2-aca/bo for master bus?

Just an example to try to wrap my head around this.

What would be the benefit of using the 2s-la as input stage instead of going straight into an eq and from there into the ACA`s, except the extra gain-stage? And you would need an output tx for balancing going from stage 1 of the 2s-la out to the "insert point", and then an input tx for debalancing before into stage 2?

Also, from looking at this schematic:
http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/PCBs/inverting_ACA/Block-diagram.pdf

I can only see 4 channels going into each ACA channel, instead of the 8 it is marked at on the top? Are 2 channels being passively mixed before going into each ACA?

Sorry for my noob questions. Would be awesome to see some visual examples of the use of these units :)


Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 27, 2015, 06:52:29 PM
So... is the 2s-la basically a missing link without the filters?
Besides the output trafo's and discrete voltage followers, yes.

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Say I would build a small 4 channel mixer, would this be a feasable setup:

One 2s-la per mono channel (4 in total), each going into 4 ACA summer (bus), then the aca into the 2-aca/bo for master bus?
The 4 channel INV ACA is not a necessity unless you are summing 48 or more channels.

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What would be the benefit of using the 2s-la as input stage instead of going straight into an eq and from there into the ACA`s, except the extra gain-stage? And you would need an output tx for balancing going from stage 1 of the 2s-la out to the "insert point", and then an input tx for debalancing before into stage 2?
The input x-fo is not really needed especially if being fed from a x-fo balanced device.

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Also, from looking at this schematic:
http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/PCBs/inverting_ACA/Block-diagram.pdf

I can only see 4 channels going into each ACA channel, instead of the 8 it is marked at on the top? Are 2 channels being passively mixed before going into each ACA?
It is drawn this way due to space and to not over complicate the drawing. Kinda normal fare for things like this.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 27, 2015, 10:13:38 PM
So how would you physically sum the ouputs from the 2s-la`s to the 2aca/bo if using more than 2 channels? It only has 2 inputs (on the aca side, which is the side I presume to use?).

Edit: via a passive resistive network I`m guessing?
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 28, 2015, 09:56:55 PM
So how would you physically sum the ouputs from the 2s-la`s to the 2aca/bo if using more than 2 channels? It only has 2 inputs (on the aca side, which is the side I presume to use?).

Edit: via a passive resistive network I`m guessing?
The output of each device (2S-LA) would go thru a 47k bus R and then into the 2-ACA-Bo's input.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 28, 2015, 10:40:00 PM
Sorry for my noobieness, but what is the difference between a "normal" resistor and a bus resistor? Would any 47k do?

And what kind of terminal is good for the amounts of cable that can be summed with the 2aca/bo? I mean, if it can handle up to 40 channels..
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 28, 2015, 10:42:26 PM
Sorry for my noobieness, but what is the difference between a "normal" resistor and a bus resistor? Would any 47k do?
None. The function of this R is for the mix bus, hence the term bus resistor.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 29, 2015, 02:38:20 PM
So in a 2s-la build, which 2520 position would have the most audible effect on the sound? The booster (second) stage? I`m thinking about making a "hybrid" mixer, and since it would need so many opamps, it would be nice to know where I could prioritize on the opa`s that aren`t diy and more expensive.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 29, 2015, 03:17:51 PM
It would take a little trial an error to find out the best opamp combo for your needs. If you were gonna do an IC & DOA combo I would start with the IC in the receiver spot and go discrete in the fader booster.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 29, 2015, 03:29:51 PM
No thinking to keep it discrete all the way, but would be cool with the different channels featuring gar`s, 1731, red dot`s, jlm99v, Inward connections you have on your site...  8)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 29, 2015, 07:54:26 PM
And what kind of terminal is good for the amounts of cable that can be summed with the 2aca/bo? I mean, if it can handle up to 40 channels..

 ::) still wondering on this. Do you just twist the wires into eachother, or use a bare wire that all the channels are soldered onto? Or is there some kind of terminal or technique that I`m not aware of...
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 29, 2015, 08:00:58 PM
You could probably do it on turret board or proto board. Run the individual signals to their respective bus resistors and then just tie the other end of those R's together. Many years ago, Paul Wolff told me to replace the cable in my console than ran from the bus tracks to the summing amps with big Mogami guitar cable.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 29, 2015, 08:57:43 PM
Very cool!

By the way, would be nice with a sort of "project manager" on people`s accounts in your store. Would be nice to be able to plot in everything I need for a project, and then buy it little by little as funds allow without having to empty out the cart  8) Maybe it would give you some valuable info about what people are planning to buy too...

I`ve been struggling to find the proper crimp tool for molex (.156"). Any chance you have a nice tool you could link me to Mouser?  Staff in my local hardware shop never heard of Molex :P
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 29, 2015, 09:04:02 PM
Good idea but I don't think oscommerce supports anything like that. There might be an add-on for "wish-list" or something. I'll have to look if I get the chance.

I actually don't crimp them myself. I solder to the terminals and then just use a needle nose to bend over the tabs. Not the fastest way but feels better to me  ;)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 29, 2015, 09:55:07 PM
Hehe okay so the crimping tool woes are universal  8)

So to fit alot of these 2s-la`s in a case, I was thinking to stack them on top of eachother using standoffs. Should these be metal or nylon? Is there something like a universal rule to this?
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 29, 2015, 10:29:45 PM
So to fit alot of these 2s-la`s in a case, I was thinking to stack them on top of eachother using standoffs. Should these be metal or nylon? Is there something like a universal rule to this?
It won't matter. None of the mounting hole pads are connected to anything. Use whatever is more cost affordable and handy.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Patrick from Davis on March 31, 2015, 08:53:36 PM
Just a note, I have an, "Open Barrel B type Crimping Tool" that I got from amazon.  Some are smoother than others, but they do the molex pin style of crimps really well.  I prefer the ones that do not ratchet.  The pins you are crimping don't need a great amount of force, and the crimper is cheaper.  To that point, you can crimp hard enough to distort the pin shape along the axis of the wire.  Anyhow, they make quick work of this job once you get used to them.  You can often find them at auto parts stores (NAPA, not O'Reilly's) but they tend to cost more there.
Patrick

Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 12, 2015, 04:21:32 PM
I just added a sorted, ready to ship batch of LC53A eq's to the store stock.
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_117_119_171&products_id=327

Still waiting for 2622's to show up but my fingers are crossed for tomorrow.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 14, 2015, 04:33:12 PM
I've added a product to the store that I have actually on hand for a few years now. It's a lovely 1" blue pointer knob!
http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_39&products_id=439

(http://www.classicapi.com/catalog/images/gallery/new_knobs/1-inch/3-10-blue.jpg)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: XAXAU on April 16, 2015, 03:35:14 PM
The 2503-L's ran out fast! New ones coming into the the store in the near future?

What's the difference between the EA-2503 and the 2503-L?
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 16, 2015, 03:44:46 PM
The 2503-L's ran out fast! New ones coming into the the store in the near future?

What's the difference between the EA-2503 and the 2503-L?
Yes they went very fast. I have another batch in the works which I expect in 2 weeks or so. I have some details here about what I found to be different. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=437

I also have a Litz wire version of the 2623-1 that I am testing.  8)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: XAXAU on April 16, 2015, 04:08:48 PM
The 2503-L's ran out fast! New ones coming into the the store in the near future?

What's the difference between the EA-2503 and the 2503-L?
Yes they went very fast. I have another batch in the works which I expect in 2 weeks or so. I have some details here about what I found to be different. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=437

I also have a Litz wire version of the 2623-1 that I am testing.  8)
Well I make music with deep lows and sizzling highs so I definitely have to have the Litz version! :) Will the mounting bracket fit the 2503-L as well?

And stop teasing with the 2623 Litz when will it be available?? :)
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 16, 2015, 10:38:30 PM
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Will the mounting bracket fit the 2503-L as well?
Yes indeed! The two 2503's are physically identical.

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And stop teasing with the 2623 Litz when will it be available?? :)
I literally just got them a few days ago. I want to do some testing and listening before I commit to stock. That said, I would image they are 6 weeks or so out yet.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: Krcwell on May 01, 2015, 08:36:31 PM
Hey Jeff,

Any chance you can post those BI dual 10k soon?  ;D

Keith
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 01, 2015, 08:50:38 PM
Hey Jeff,

Any chance you can post those BI dual 10k soon?  ;D

Keith
Hi Keith, I was hoping to get to it this week but having the PSU's in stock and 2503's kept me pretty busy. I have orders to pack all day tomorrow but will shoot for Sunday.
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 03, 2015, 02:27:37 PM
I just added 4 new potentiometers to the store. 2 different panpots as well as some other goodies!!  :D :D :D

http://classicapi.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=50_131
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 04, 2015, 07:07:20 PM
I just received another batch of the Litz 2503's so I have plenty of stock! http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=437
Title: Re: New 2503-Litz Wire Version has been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 12, 2015, 08:14:41 PM
EA2503's are back in stock! http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=79
Title: Re: New 2623-1-Litz & 2503-Litz Wire Versions have been added to classicapi.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 17, 2015, 08:01:54 PM
The new Litz wire 2623-1's have just arrived. http://classicapi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=450

I have also been reorganizing the store over the last week so that all full kits can be purchased wither either the standard EA output transformers or the newer Litz version. This goes for VP25, VP26, VP28, VP312, VP312DI, ML2, 553F, LC53A and the new FC526 Limiter's.
Title: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 19, 2015, 12:05:42 PM
Hey folks, been a while since I've posted on this thread.

Lots of things have changed included the all new capi-gear.com website. Stop by and have look around!

I have just posted a banner with my schedule over the Thanksgiving holiday.
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/

Cheers, Jeff :)
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on December 01, 2015, 04:41:29 AM
So, the silver/blue aluminium knobs you used to sell aren`t available anymore? And the new knobs  you are getting in december won`t be for sale outside kits?

...how do I get Api knobs?  :-\
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 01, 2015, 11:23:03 AM
So, the silver/blue aluminium knobs you used to sell aren`t available anymore? And the new knobs  you are getting in december won`t be for sale outside kits?
Yes this is correct. I plan to keep my new style knobs exclusive. Not selling them individually is the only way I can do that. Sorry but I have been forced to learn a few tactics over the last year.  :-[

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...how do I get Api knobs?  :-\
I think the only way is on the used market. I believe this was the master plan for them.
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on December 02, 2015, 09:13:50 AM
Well damn, so anything API but API won`t have API knobs. I really loved that small blue aluminium knobs you had  :'(
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 17, 2015, 10:51:42 AM
I just posted my holiday store hours schedule at the store. There are 6 CAPI shopping days left before for the end of this year!!!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: dmp on December 17, 2015, 12:40:16 PM
Hi Jeff,
Is there any grace period to order some of the old style knobs before you switch to the new style?
I ask because I've been meaning to build a few more VP28s and I'd like to visually match the ones I have.
But nice idea to make custom knobs for your brand!
Also, saw your ad in tape op for a new custom preamp that I don't see on your website (forget the name). What's the eta on that one?
Thanks
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: qmp audio on December 17, 2015, 01:44:49 PM
Also, saw your ad in tape op for a new custom preamp that I don't see on your website (forget the name). What's the eta on that one?
Thanks

You must be referring to the CAPI, Inc. Heider FD312 WHR4
( http://www.racknrollaudio.com/Classic-Audio-Products-of-Illinois-Heider-FD312WHR-p/capi-heider-312.htm (http://www.racknrollaudio.com/Classic-Audio-Products-of-Illinois-Heider-FD312WHR-p/capi-heider-312.htm) )

I believe you can only order these fully assembled from that link.
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 17, 2015, 07:41:54 PM
Is there any grace period to order some of the old style knobs before you switch to the new style?
I ask because I've been meaning to build a few more VP28s and I'd like to visually match the ones I have.
The original knobs are a thing of the past for me. I sold 100% of my stock a few months ago. I could not sell them if I had them. As soon as I get the CAPI knobs sent out to all of the folks I owe them to, I will be adding nip-n-tuck kits to the store for all old modules. This will allow folks to upgrade any old module to the all new CAPI look. These kits will include a new faceplate, new knobs and the required inserts. All at a low price to make the upgrade as painless as possible.

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But nice idea to make custom knobs for your brand!
Thanks but it was as much of a necessary "reaction" as anything. Funny how things worked out. I could not be more pleased! I much prefer these to the previous ones.

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Also, saw your ad in tape op for a new custom preamp that I don't see on your website (forget the name). What's the eta on that one?
As qmp audio stated, that was for the Heider pre which is an assembled only module. This was and never will be sold as a kit. Currently Rack-N-Roll Audio is the sole reseller for them. I took the listing down from my site until I can get the old artwork updated to reflect the new knobs. 'Chung did the photo work for me and just shot them a few days ago. We have some pics floating around Facebook of them now.
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Brizco on December 18, 2015, 09:53:51 AM
Hi Jeff

Are there any news about the new EQ's?
(Pictures on your Website...)

Regards
Martin
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 18, 2015, 07:22:13 PM
Are there any news about the new EQ's?
(Pictures on your Website...)
Hey Martin, yes those are new rotary graphics. I wasn't sure how I wanted to handle the input stage so I built 2 versions of the same EQ (LC25) to mess around with. One has a 2520 style balanced receiver and the other is more like line mode on the VP28. Right now they are out in LA with Rob Schnapf. So far the unanimous consensus has been the VP28 line mode version. I did not want to come to market with both so wanted to choose the best one. Not only is it the best version but actually "special".

I will have the LC25 and LC40. Both are identical besides different frequency choices. They are +/- 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 with a bonus of -15 cut.

The LC25 is 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1.6k, 3.2k, 6.4k and 12.8k

The LC40 is 40, 80, 160, 320, 640, 1.25k, 2.5k, 5k, 10k, 20k

The PCB design and all metalwork is 100% done and ready to roll into production. I am thinking I will wait until after we get moved to Nashville before stocking up on kits. The admin work behind the scenes is large especially with 2 kits. I should be spending all of my spare time getting my sh!t packed and ready to go so that is what I am trying to stick to. We are aiming for a next March move.  :o
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Krcwell on December 18, 2015, 09:34:38 PM
Vp28 input stage... I would like to reiterate a point I've made elsewhere that you're a god-damned crack dealer Jeff.  I'd have my house paid off if you didn't exist.

...but please, keep em coming.
Title: Re: The Classic Audio store has moved to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 09, 2016, 09:10:25 PM
All modules are now shipping with the new CAPI knobs! www.capi-gear.com
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 24, 2016, 09:45:17 PM
I have just added the latest offerings from Gary Barnett to the capi-gear store. That would be his take on the legendary Deane Jensen designed JE-918 opamp. Kits and PCB's are available as well as pre-built by Gary versions. If you like some sheen on the top, he is offering a special built only version using NOS original transistors.

Kits can be found here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_72

And built units can be found here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_207

Good day, Jeff
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Blackdawg on January 25, 2016, 06:20:05 PM
I have just added the latest offerings from Gary Barnett to the capi-gear store. That would be his take on the legendary Deane Jensen designed JE-918 opamp. Kits and PCB's are available as well as pre-built by Gary versions. If you like some sheen on the top, he is offering a special built only version using NOS original transistors.

Kits can be found here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_72

And built units can be found here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_207

Good day, Jeff

Awesome! How do they sound?
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 25, 2016, 10:35:26 PM
Hi Blackdawg

I like these guys a lot for summing amps, balanced receivers, line drivers.  One of my beta testers loves these guys
for acoustic guitars.  They are a bit less mid forward than my gar2520s,  a bit more open in the lower mids with a nice
smooth top sheen.  They are clearer sounding than my other products but without the sterility of a 990.  They are yet
another color to the audio palette and have a lot of uses to my ears.

Hope this helps

GARY

Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Blackdawg on January 26, 2016, 05:12:27 PM
Hi Blackdawg

I like these guys a lot for summing amps, balanced receivers, line drivers.  One of my beta testers loves these guys
for acoustic guitars.  They are a bit less mid forward than my gar2520s,  a bit more open in the lower mids with a nice
smooth top sheen.  They are clearer sounding than my other products but without the sterility of a 990.  They are yet
another color to the audio palette and have a lot of uses to my ears.

Hope this helps

GARY

Awesome! Kind of an in between the 2520 and 990. Very nice! I will probably end up with some at some point. Just put two gar2520s in my new CAPI vp312s.

Thanks for the reply!

Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: JW on February 05, 2016, 08:01:36 PM
Hey Gary or Jeff,

Can those 918's run on +/-24V rails? I'd love to use them in my mixer if possible, but it has 24V rails. . . .
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on February 12, 2016, 08:54:03 AM
Hello Jeff,

a few questions regarding pots. I am building a DR2402 api based summing mixer, and am looking at different potentiometer options.

I have previously built some neve eq`s using these:
https://www.digikey.no/product-detail/en/91A1A-B24-B18L/91A1A-B24-B18L-ND/2564630

They work nicely, but I am not overly satisfied with the "feel" when turning the potentiometer, as it feels way too light in response. However, the Bourns T-Pad used in your capi 312 kit feels awesome! This is the "feel" I want for (hopefully both) channel volume and pan in my DR2402. So I was wondering how these stack up:

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=227

and

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50_131&products_id=308


Thanks and all the best,
magnus
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 12, 2016, 10:16:55 AM
Hi Magnus

Both of the those Bourns pots feel nice and much like the Bourns t-pad's. I can also say that the BI pots feel equally as good. Don't let the small size fool you.

BTW, I am fairly low on the 1k Bourns pots and will most likely not be restocking those.

Hope that helps! Cheers  :)
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on February 12, 2016, 11:35:09 AM
The BI`s are dual`s, so just wire up one side? (still alot cheaper than the bourns option)

Also, how much would 20% tolerance (BI) compare to 10% (Bourns) in a pan circuit? Hard to say without more info? Probalby nothing to worry about?

In other words, is the (pretty big) leap from the BI to Bourns (thinking about the pan-pot now, as there don`t seem to be other options for the 1k log other than the bourns) worth it? I am a poor student budget wise, so anywhere I can save...  8)
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on February 15, 2016, 06:55:02 PM
A question regarding resistors for the GAR2520: is the ppm rating important?  Some of the resistors are pretty odd values and Mouser only wants to sell them to me in the quantity of 200+ if not accepting excorbitant prices.

Also, any problem using other brands of transistors (bc550/560) than Fairchild? I got mine from Reichelt, and seems to be another brand (http://cdn-reichelt.de/documents/datenblatt/A100/BC559B_BC559C_BC560B_BC560C-CDIL.pdf)

...now that I`ve matched about 60 560C`s I really hope that is of no importance (and presume it isn`t, as the C-suffix is intact).
Title: Re: The all new gar918 opamp kits have been added to capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 21, 2016, 10:18:59 AM
Hey all, I have just posted a banner at the store with my store schedule for April. I will be closed most of the month so we can get ourselves moved to Nashville. That leaves a little over a week to get your orders placed before the break.  ;)

www.capi-gear.com
Title: Re: The Nashville move is complete and capi-gear.com is open for biz!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 01, 2016, 12:33:56 PM
Hey ya'll!

The dust has settled from the Nashville move and I have just reopened the capi-gear.com checkout.

So bring it on!!  :D

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: The Nashville move is complete and capi-gear.com is open for biz!!!
Post by: lyricalgeek on May 01, 2016, 02:01:37 PM
Welcome to Nashvegas Jeff.
Title: Re: The Nashville move is complete and capi-gear.com is open for biz!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on May 19, 2016, 05:27:54 AM
4ch ACA retired? Can`t find it in the store anymore.
Title: Re: The Nashville move is complete and capi-gear.com is open for biz!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 19, 2016, 10:42:12 AM
4ch ACA retired? Can`t find it in the store anymore.
Oops, I forgot to update stock when the last PCB order arrived. It is all good now. Thanks for the reminder!
Title: Re: The Nashville move is complete and capi-gear.com is open for biz!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 04, 2016, 05:18:01 PM
Floor Box PSU kit stock has finally been replenished.

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=176_178
Title: Re: The Nashville move is complete and capi-gear.com is open for biz!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 16, 2016, 01:09:16 PM
Get a free CAPI T-shirt with every $500 or more order!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=211
Title: Re: Floor Box PSU Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 26, 2016, 01:47:25 PM
Floor Box kits are back in stock  ;)

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=176_178
Title: Re: Floor Box PSU Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 29, 2016, 03:09:53 PM
I've just posted my limited store hours for the month of August. www.capi-gear.com

Happy summer!  8)
Title: Re: All things CAPI related @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 22, 2016, 01:16:57 PM
The final leg of the summer move is over and the store is back up and running. Come one, come all  :D

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/
Title: Re: All things CAPI related @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: geardude on August 24, 2016, 03:27:12 PM
The final leg of the summer move is over and the store is back up and running. Come one, come all  :D

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/

Any word when vp 28's will be back in stock Jeff!?
Title: Re: All things CAPI related @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 24, 2016, 03:46:26 PM
The final leg of the summer move is over and the store is back up and running. Come one, come all  :D

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/

Any word when vp 28's will be back in stock Jeff!?
Yes, faceplates are in route and due to arrive tomorrow.
Title: Re: All things CAPI related @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on August 30, 2016, 08:04:17 PM
Just a comment on these Great CAPI Floor Box PSUs... :)

These PSUs have much penitential for customizing for specialized
projects.   They are not JUST for CAPI 500 series racks !!

This guy has been modified to power up  4  2U rack mounted
Channel strips.  Each 2U has 2 channels of Sphere based channel
strips.

Powering up all 8 channels barely makes this PSU warm.

This is a GREAT SUPPLY for projects !!

GARY
Title: Re: All things CAPI related @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 30, 2016, 08:54:10 PM
Just a comment on these Great CAPI Floor Box PSUs... :)

These PSUs have much penitential for customizing for specialized
projects.   They are not JUST for CAPI 500 series racks !!

This guy has been modified to power up  4  2U rack mounted
Channel strips.  Each 2U has 2 channels of Sphere based channel
strips.

Powering up all 8 channels barely makes this PSU warm.

This is a GREAT SUPPLY for projects !!

GARY
Wow nice work Gary! That looks amazing!
Title: Re: All things CAPI related @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: 3nity on September 26, 2016, 04:12:42 PM
Hi Jeff.
I was wondering when the FC526 will be back..
Let me know please.
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 03, 2016, 08:29:48 PM
I have officially launched the new 500 series, rotary stepped controlled, graphic EQ's. The LC25 and the LC40.

The [Build] support thread is here:
http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=63983.0

Product info and purchase can be had here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_212

The build pictorial guide is here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/Build_LC25-40_Rev_A.php

And this is what they look like!
(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/LC25-LC40/both-front.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: ENS Audio on October 16, 2016, 05:04:26 AM
The new graphic EQ's look great Jeff!  I was just wondering if you happen to have an ETA on when you'll have the LC53A EQ's back in stock?
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 16, 2016, 11:03:06 AM
The new graphic EQ's look great Jeff!  I was just wondering if you happen to have an ETA on when you'll have the LC53A EQ's back in stock?
I need to order the metalwork for the LC53A's. I plan to concentrate on getting the BT50 launched before I do that so the LC53A's are a ways out yet.
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 26, 2016, 10:37:16 AM
After a little dry spell EA2622's are back in stock. That puts all preamp kits in stock as well as the new LC25 and LC40.

www.capi-gear.com
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: ENS Audio on November 02, 2016, 06:46:16 PM
After a little dry spell EA2622's are back in stock. That puts all preamp kits in stock as well as the new LC25 and LC40.

www.capi-gear.com

Awesome!  ;D

Btw any ETA on when you'll have some of the Pikatron UP3096M back in stock?  I am itching to buy the Hi-Z Pikatron plugin for my API312DI pre.  8)

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 02, 2016, 08:35:05 PM
Awesome!  ;D

Btw any ETA on when you'll have some of the Pikatron UP3096M back in stock?  I am itching to buy the Hi-Z Pikatron plugin for my API312DI pre.  8)

Thanks in advance.
I had 100pc come in a few weeks ago and someone bought all 100. Crazy. I then placed a new order which is in process. I am guessing about another 2 weeks. The communication with them can be very slow sometimes.  :-\
Title: Re: LC25 & LC40 Rotary Graphic EQ's Have Been Added @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 20, 2016, 07:08:44 PM
I've just posted a banner at the store regarding some specials for Small Business Saturday next weekend. Have a look!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Launching & On Sale Friday Nite @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 25, 2016, 11:03:00 AM
Hey folks, the BT50 kits are ready! The first batch is in stock and can be had when I reopen the checkout at midnight Friday night. In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am running them at an introductory price thru Cyber Monday or until the first round is sold out.

Pricing and details are here http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_213 (http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_213)

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/BT50/BT50-launch.jpg)

FYI, the remaining first stock of LC25's and LC40's is also on sale until they are gone.

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Launching & On Sale Friday Nite @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Blackdawg on December 09, 2016, 02:30:48 AM
Hey folks, the BT50 kits are ready! The first batch is in stock and can be had when I reopen the checkout at midnight Friday night. In honor of Small Business Saturday, I am running them at an introductory price thru Cyber Monday or until the first round is sold out.

Pricing and details are here http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_213 (http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_213)

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/BT50/BT50-launch.jpg)

FYI, the remaining first stock of LC25's and LC40's is also on sale until they are gone.

Cheers, Jeff

This kit looks awesome Jeff! Great work. Will have to pick up two in the future.


Edit: Asked a question in the wrong thread. Moved!

Monte
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 11, 2016, 11:16:02 PM
My 2016/2017 holiday schedule is posted in a banner at the store. Please have a look if you are planning to order before yearend.

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/

Cheers!!
Jeff
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 24, 2017, 06:43:32 PM
Hey everyone, I just added a few useful tools to the store. The every so popular resistor lead forming jig and a thin wrench used to tighten the C&K toggles from behind the faceplate. Check em out!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=189
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on February 06, 2017, 11:15:42 AM
Questions regarding the 508 buckets:

Afaik you are sold out of the double height side panels, so how would one go about connecting 2 buckets vertically?
Are there any brackets available so I could connect buckets vertically, preferrably also in other heights than 3 u?
Starting the preliminary designs of a console build I have in mind, and am going to use rows of different height (2 and 4 u)
And is there no back plate available (don`t think i`ll use the 508 backplane for all buckets).

Thanks and all the best,

Magnus
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on February 06, 2017, 08:08:45 PM
Questions regarding the 508 buckets:

Afaik you are sold out of the double height side panels, so how would one go about connecting 2 buckets vertically?
Are there any brackets available so I could connect buckets vertically, preferrably also in other heights than 3 u?
Starting the preliminary designs of a console build I have in mind, and am going to use rows of different height (2 and 4 u)
And is there no back plate available (don`t think i`ll use the 508 backplane for all buckets).

Thanks and all the best,

Magnus

For different Heights you can use 1/8" Alum stock from Home Depot cut to length
like I did to make a bay of 6.375" Sphere Modules.

(http://gar381interests.com/Layout_back72.jpg)

(http://gar381interests.com/Layout72.jpg)

Hope this might help

GARY
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on February 09, 2017, 01:45:57 AM
Thanks gary, my idea is very much inspired from your thread. I dont live in the us so no home depot for me, all metric formats over here. Guess ill have to make some brackets by myself.

Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 17, 2017, 12:18:04 PM
BT50 kits are back in stock at capi-gear  :D

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_213
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 18, 2017, 03:23:08 PM
I have some holiday time scheduled for the end of the month. I have also posted the latest in the 511 rack metal saga in the informational banner at the store http://capi-gear.com/catalog/
Title: Re: BT50 (a la 550) Kits Are Equalizing @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 20, 2017, 12:22:30 PM
Since the structure of my 500 series rack kits is changing, I am selling the last 9pc of the 11 slot backplanes individually. Once these are gone, they will not be brought back so if you'd like to cobble your own rack kit together, here ya go!

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/511-racks/VPR-front.jpg)

The product page at the store is here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_89_181&products_id=420
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 24, 2017, 04:55:29 PM
The new style CAPI 511 rack kits are FINALLY posted at the store. Get em while they're hot!!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_89_182

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/511-racks/CAPI/DB25-front.jpg)
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Blackdawg on June 25, 2017, 01:44:46 AM
The new style CAPI 511 rack kits are FINALLY posted at the store. Get em while they're hot!!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_89_182

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/511-racks/CAPI/DB25-front.jpg)

Woooo!!

Question..

Can you have DB25 and XLR I/O??

And no 51x version??
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on June 25, 2017, 10:53:30 AM
Woooo!!

Question..

Can you have DB25 and XLR I/O??

And no 51x version??
Currently for channels 1-8 its either XLR or DB25 but no combination. If enough people ask, I may do an XLR in DB25 out version. I will likely never have a version that supports both connectors at the same time for all I/O's.

I am currently not doing a 51x version, only VPR. It seemed to confuse more of my customers than it helped. I know Volker is continuing on with the 51x format and I believe Cemal also has a version.
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Blackdawg on June 25, 2017, 03:19:48 PM
Currently for channels 1-8 its either XLR or DB25 but no combination. If enough people ask, I may do an XLR in DB25 out version. I will likely never have a version that supports both connectors at the same time for all I/O's.

I am currently not doing a 51x version, only VPR. It seemed to confuse more of my customers than it helped. I know Volker is continuing on with the 51x format and I believe Cemal also has a version.

Gotcha. Thanks! They look great!
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 29, 2017, 09:32:40 PM
The new FC526-XFMR comp kits are now in stock.

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_190
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 17, 2017, 02:40:55 PM
2-ACA-Bo PCB stock has been replenished  :)
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_46&products_id=403
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: deveng on October 15, 2017, 01:53:46 PM
Jeff,

I just purchased one of the remaining 511 VPR pcb backplanes from your CAPI website.   I'm rolling my own back XLR panel (and 511 rack).

 Can you provide the X and Y stepping distances for the Neutrik XLR cutouts  (including the 5 pin power XLR) that match the pcb layout?

I've got the Neutrik mechanicals for them.  So I just need the stepping distances.

Regards,
Jeff
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on October 17, 2017, 09:56:50 AM
I just purchased one of the remaining 511 VPR pcb backplanes from your CAPI website.   I'm rolling my own back XLR panel (and 511 rack).

 Can you provide the X and Y stepping distances for the Neutrik XLR cutouts  (including the 5 pin power XLR) that match the pcb layout?

I've got the Neutrik mechanicals for them.  So I just need the stepping distances.
The XLR's are on 1.5" centers from left to right. They are on 1.181" centers from top to bottom. This includes the power inlet XLR. The channel 6 input XLR will be dead center of left to right as well as dead center top to bottom, within the 3 space rack layout.
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: deveng on October 17, 2017, 11:13:45 AM
Jeff,

Thanks for taking the time to look that up!!  You are a gentleman!

Regards,
Jeff
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on December 29, 2017, 11:17:46 PM
Coming soon..

Anyone want to guess??  :)

GARY
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: TillM on December 30, 2017, 06:53:02 AM
A 6220 made for 16v rails?
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 30, 2017, 11:15:28 AM
A 6220 made for 16v rails?
Nope.  ;D
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: [silent:arts] on December 30, 2017, 12:58:31 PM
© 2018 - timemachine DOA  8)
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 01, 2018, 02:49:58 PM
Hey folks, I have just finished up the Pictorial Build Guide for my new style 11 space rack kits. This latest version has LC filtering on the rear of the 9-11 backplane. The filtering is mainly for the new cost affordable switch mode PSU that I just added to the store. PS: there is no harm in using the filtered rack with a linear PSU.

Official [Build] support thread is here :
https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=67873.0

511 Rack Pictorial Build Guide is located here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/Build_511_Rack.php

Details and automated checkout can be had here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_89_182

The new VPR Switch Mode PSU can be found here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=87_89_182&products_id=567

(http://capi-gear.com/catalog/images/build/511/3_final/11-gdiy.jpg)

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/SMPS/SMPS-2-gdiy.jpg)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Mystery DOA
Post by: Potato Cakes on January 01, 2018, 04:29:05 PM
Coming soon..

Anyone want to guess??  :)

GARY

GearSlutz/Mix Magazine Subjective Audio Adjective Enhancer?

Or some sort of germanium/1066 type thingy?

Either way, can I get 10 kits of them?

Thanks!

Paul
Title: Re: Mystery DOA
Post by: gar381 on January 01, 2018, 05:14:53 PM
GearSlutz/Mix Magazine Subjective Audio Adjective Enhancer?

Or some sort of germanium/1066 type thingy?

Either way, can I get 10 kits of them?

Thanks!

Paul

Sorry Paul

All I will say is these are very old school and sound lovely.
and yes Paul you can get 10 kits   ;D  We should have them
in a few months.  Still doing a little R & D  and have to do
a finial PCB revision.

GARY
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Potato Cakes on January 01, 2018, 05:18:56 PM
I'll stay posted then. Building DOAs are a secret addiction of mine. I need help!

Thanks!

Paul
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: gar381 on January 02, 2018, 09:11:31 PM
I'll stay posted then. Building DOAs are a secret addiction of mine. I need help!

Thanks!

Paul

Paul... anytime you come up to the Cleveland Area from Nash, 
Stop by the shop... I'll feed your addiction   ;D ;D

GARY
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Potato Cakes on January 02, 2018, 11:37:45 PM
Paul... anytime you come up to the Cleveland Area from Nash, 
Stop by the shop... I'll feed your addiction   ;D ;D

GARY

HA!

I have family up that way, so not so crazy of a thought!

Thanks!

Paul
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 07, 2018, 06:26:44 PM
I just added a new FET HiZ Plug-In module to the store for use in the VP312DI preamp. It replaces the old FET1.

Details are on the product page here http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=571

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/HiZ-Plug-In/active/FET-ZCON1-parts.jpg)
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Zjcc56 on March 24, 2018, 08:36:21 PM
Jeff,

I was wondering if you have an ETA when you’ll have the xfmr for the dual vpr floorbox psu .

Also, are your going to make more of the 508 backplanes or, because they a special order, do I have to go about ordering them differently?

I plan on getting both the single bay kit and dual vpr psu.

Thanks!
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 24, 2018, 08:43:51 PM
Jeff,

I was wondering if you have an ETA when you’ll have the xfmr for the dual vpr floorbox psu .

Also, are your going to make more of the 508 backplanes or, because they a special order, do I have to go about ordering them differently?

I plan on getting both the single bay kit and dual vpr psu.

Thanks!
The new batch of VPR toroidal transformers just came in. I literally stocked them on the shelf a few hours ago. I need to update the store stock.

I was not sure about the old 8 channel backplanes. You are the first to ask about them. If there is a demand I will order a batch.
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: Zjcc56 on March 24, 2018, 09:58:12 PM
Ok, is it going to be the same way with the modular console buckets /metalwork?
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on March 25, 2018, 10:47:31 AM
Ok, is it going to be the same way with the modular console buckets /metalwork?
Duh, I kinda forgot about all of that for a second. I have lots of stock there so I will indeed get another batch of 8-channel backplanes ordered up.
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 24, 2018, 06:30:32 PM
After a small wait, VP26 faceplates have arrived putting the VP26 full kits back in stock.

Here is the subcategory
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_55_56
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 29, 2018, 12:16:55 PM
From the lab of Gary Barnett, we are proud to release the garAM10 discrete opamp kit.
(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/opamps/garAM10/garAM10-top.jpg)
(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/opamps/garAM10/garAM10-angle.jpg)

Full kits can be found here
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=587

PCB's only can be found here
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=71_72&products_id=586

Happy Sunday!  8)
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: echoplex on May 27, 2018, 11:29:43 AM
hi jeff,

I am wondering if you're working on anything new?
Would love something like the API 529 stereo compressors.. there are not too many interesting ones out there in 500 format.
also would love to see a diode-bridge stereo comp with dry/wet..etc :-)

just my 2 cents
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2018, 02:28:18 PM
hi jeff,

I am wondering if you're working on anything new?
Would love something like the API 529 stereo compressors.. there are not too many interesting ones out there in 500 format.
also would love to see a diode-bridge stereo comp with dry/wet..etc :-)

just my 2 cents
I have a bunch of new things in the works but for now I am sticking with the FC526 as my only comp.
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: BramK on May 27, 2018, 02:32:11 PM
From the lab of Gary Barnett, we are proud to release the garAM10 discrete opamp kit.

How would these sound in a VP28 compared to the gar2520s? Will the AM10's be good contenders for the upcoming SumBus?
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: jsteiger on May 27, 2018, 02:41:53 PM
How would these sound in a VP28 compared to the gar2520s? Will the AM10's be good contenders for the upcoming SumBus?
They will sound great in VP28's or any of my stuff. We gave good listen comparing them to red dots while building some Heiders. They are pretty different especially in the mid range. I'd say more even and not as mid-aggressive as a 2520. They will make great amps for the ACA of the SumBus!
Title: Re: 500 Series Rack Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!!
Post by: BramK on May 27, 2018, 10:04:13 PM
Awesome, gonna build a couple and try 'em out!
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!! + Some New Things
Post by: jsteiger on August 26, 2018, 07:00:12 PM
Hey everyone,

The 553F Rev B kits are in stock at the store:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22_117_119_170

I am also selling the inductors separately:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=224

I have recently added a High Nickel version of the 2503. Those are here:
http://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_37&products_id=608

Cheers and happy Sunday  ;)
Title: Re: 553F EQ Kits Are Back In Stock @ capi-gear.com!!! + Some New Things
Post by: jsteiger on October 27, 2018, 01:45:18 PM
Hey folks

I just posted a banner note with my November store schedule. I'll be closing next week for 2 weeks so if you're planning to order, please get it in over the next few days!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: jsteiger on November 22, 2018, 08:06:41 PM
Is that time of year!!

(http://www.capi-gear.com/catalog/images/10BFCM2018_600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: okgb on December 02, 2018, 04:38:43 PM
Just gotta say ,  for ALL the retailers,  10% off is not much of a sale
Consider countries where exchange rates eat that up in an instant , not to mention shipping
and possible taxes!
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: Recording Engineer on December 02, 2018, 05:16:29 PM
Agreed. It’s nice if it’s already something exactly that you’re planning to pick up, but that almost never happens for me. So unless it’s truly a blow-out, I never pay attention enough to actually consider it.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 02, 2018, 05:50:23 PM
Just gotta say ,  for ALL the retailers,  10% off is not much of a sale
Consider countries where exchange rates eat that up in an instant , not to mention shipping
and possible taxes!
Interesting comment Greg. You of course have all the right not to partake. Thankfully, I have a bunch of other customers who apparently disagree with you.

Keep in mind, I a run small business that is pretty lean. My prices year round are very low. Its not like I buy a bunch of junk from China and run on a 500 to 1000% or more markup!
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 02, 2018, 05:56:24 PM
And to add, guess how many of my vendors ran a deal that I could take advantage of? It takes zero fingers to count them up so my 10% off deal comes 100% off of my bottom line.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: okgb on December 02, 2018, 06:32:48 PM
well , you need not treat is as a personal attack and I did say ALL retailers, but
this is a D.I.Y.  grp where, of course most people are not Companies , bridging the fine line between
hobby and business,  your product is far above chinese, which I strive to never buy [ it's never worth it ! ]
but selling dreams is part of the reality as is realizing goals or finished productions.

Title: Re: CAPI-Gear's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 02, 2018, 07:20:05 PM
well , you need not treat is as a personal attack and I did say ALL retailers, but
this is a D.I.Y.  grp where, of course most people are not Companies , bridging the fine line between
hobby and business,  your product is far above chinese, which I strive to never buy [ it's never worth it ! ]
but selling dreams is part of the reality as is realizing goals or finished productions.
I hear ya. It did feel slightly personal since you posted it on my WM thread and not in the Brewery  ;)
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: Recording Engineer on December 03, 2018, 01:20:05 AM
Yes I must add I was speaking purely in general and most definitely realize many wonderful, small businesses run on small margins.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on December 15, 2018, 01:04:57 PM
Hey folks, I have posted a banner at the store with this year's Christmas holiday schedule. Check it out and get your last minute orders in the queue!

www.capi-gear.com
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 03, 2019, 09:24:47 PM
Howdy everyone!

The CAPI store is back open and rockin' after the holiday season!

FC526 compressor kits are back in stock.

I am expecting VP312 faceplates tomorrow.

BT50 faceplates should also arrive tomorrow. We are sorting a batch of parts so should be good to go by mid next week.

Cheers and Happy New Year!!!
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on January 10, 2019, 04:06:46 AM
VP28 out of stock for long?
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 10, 2019, 10:01:55 AM
VP28 out of stock for long?
I screwed up in December and ordered VP28 faceplates when it should have been L-brackets. My shop is trying to rush them thru and originally was supposed to ship today to be yellow chromated. If that happens, I'll have them back later next week and the kits will be in stock. Waiting to hear from my metal guy now.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: Mylithra on January 12, 2019, 08:51:01 PM
Hey Jeff,
In some pictures, I see a Hi Z plug module that has a Jensen transformer on it. Was that the TX1 board? Any chance I can get a pair of those?
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: hikowinter on January 13, 2019, 06:15:36 AM
500 rack kit out of stock for long?
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on January 13, 2019, 01:27:45 PM
500 rack kit out of stock for long?
The missing rear panels should be heading to screen printing this coming week. I'll hopefully have everything back here in 2-3 weeks max.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 17, 2019, 11:40:23 AM
The CAPI 511 rack kits are back in stock!

http://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=87_89_182
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on February 18, 2019, 03:24:53 AM
I see your stock of 1k stereo faders is getting low. Will you restock? Might need a few of these in the future and cant seem to find another source.

Thanks and all the best,

Magnus
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on February 18, 2019, 09:34:51 AM
I see your stock of 1k stereo faders is getting low. Will you restock? Might need a few of these in the future and cant seem to find another source.

Thanks and all the best,

Magnus
I likely won't restock them.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: fragletrollet on March 16, 2019, 08:56:34 AM
Hey Jeff,

I know you don`t sell your knobs separately, but how about the colored stickers/inserts? I need a bunch for my API knobs, and I have a few I bought from you years ago that have this really nice stiff plastic that I haven`t found elsewhere. 3M I believe.
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; 500 Series Modules and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on April 16, 2019, 09:34:22 PM
I just posted some special info for orders placed over the next week. Please see the red banner on all web pages for the details.
www.capi-gear.com

Cheers!! Jeff
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; New 500 Headphone Amp Kit and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on July 27, 2019, 01:16:09 PM
Hey everyone

I have just released the HPA500 Headphone Amplifier kit.

The official support thread is here:
https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=72986.0

Kits and info at the store can be found here:
https://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=22_117_225&products_id=614

Oh, and it has a most giant knob!
(https://capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/HPA500/HPA500-front.jpg)

Cheers! Jeff
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; New 500 Headphone Amp Kit and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: Fuzz Face on July 30, 2019, 08:31:51 PM
Jeff the headphone amp looks great!

I saw your new DI box and DI transformer on Instagram. Any chance you could share any details or when those might be available for sale? I gotta have em!
Title: INTRODUCING the garxxxx(OA10) DOA
Post by: gar381 on August 08, 2019, 09:02:51 PM
(http://gar381interests.com/garxxxxTOP72.jpg) (http://gar381interests.com/garxxxxSIDE172.jpg)

Introducing the garxxxx(OA10)

These started out as an experiment here at the shop,
Hence the original garxxxx moniker.  These turned into
My version of an OA10, an old early 70s German DOA.

The original OA10 was a 9 pin rectangular box with 2
Different versions of output transistors and were externally
Freq. Comped.  This DOA was designed to be operated
up to +/- 22v.  My German OA10 expert buddy told me that the
Originals were not very particular as to what transistors and
Diodes they used.

My version is a standard 2520 pin out with internal freq. comp.
Built in.  It uses all modern parts and will run fine at +/- 15v thru
The 51x standard of +/-24v.  (All of my protos were burned in for
3 weeks at +/-28v and still ran cool)
PSU decoupling is also on board like all my gar DOAs.  These
Will drive 2503 style of transformers with ease.

To my ears, the garxxxx is not as open/flat/clean as the gar918 top
to bottom but is still very nice and smooth in a very good way. I love
the warmth and presence of the lower mids without them being at all muddy. 
Much warmer than all my other gar DOAs.

My Guitar beta tester loves the garxxxx in an API
style pre for guitars.  My other beta tester loves this guy for
vocals, bass and a general all around for mic pre duties.

To Jeff’s ears… 
“Yes the low end warmth is what got us about it too. So thick and hefty
without being pillowy or flabby. I think it will rule for kick and bass.
We also like the smooth top end.”

I will be interested to hear what others think about other
Uses summing, EQs, Line amps etc.  Feel free to post
Your thoughts in the garxxxx(OA10) support thread
At GroupDIY.
 
These will soon be available at the CAPI store in both kits and
un-stuffed pcbs.

Best,

Gary

Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; New 500 Headphone Amp Kit and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 09, 2019, 12:40:49 PM
Hey folks

Summer vaca is over and the store is open for biz! Bring it on...we are ready  ;)

Cheers, Jeff
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; New 500 Headphone Amp Kit and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 18, 2019, 01:49:46 PM
Happy to announce I've got Gary's new garOA10's listed at the store!

You can find them here:
https://capi-gear.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=71_72
Title: Re: CAPI-Gear; New 500 Headphone Amp Kit and DIY Parts Galore!!!
Post by: jsteiger on August 18, 2019, 01:55:08 PM
I've also just released a new transformer DI and inclusive kit! Based on the classic UTC A-11.

(https://capi-gear.com/catalog/images/gallery/clamshell/ZCON-11/ZCON-11DI-inside.jpg)

Full kits are here:
https://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=231&products_id=623

Transformers only are here:
https://capi-gear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_104&products_id=618

Happy Sunday!  8)
Jeff