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Title: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: rob_gould on August 17, 2009, 05:06:08 AM

Hi All,

It's taken a while due to various setbacks, but here's my Passive Monitor Controller built from the excellent kit that Igor supplies.

I decided to change things a bit because I wanted to have the whole thing in a 1RU case.  This meant all the veroboard and ribbon cable that you see in the pics!

Thanks to Frank @ NRG for the panel, and Sinestar Audio for a couple of pointers along the way.

Big thanks of course to Igor who has been extremely generous with his time and helping me with other bits too during this build.  Amazing customer service - the big companies could learn a thing or two from you  ;D

Cheers,

Rob

Pics :

(http://www.robgould.plus.com/PMC_front.JPG)

(http://www.robgould.plus.com/PMC_side.JPG)

(http://www.robgould.plus.com/PMC_logo.JPG)

(http://www.robgould.plus.com/PMC_inside.JPG)

(http://www.robgould.plus.com/PMC_on.JPG)
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: MartyMart on August 17, 2009, 05:23:59 AM
Great work Rob - looks fantastic !!!!
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: Brizco on August 17, 2009, 05:38:32 AM
just stunning
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: Igor on August 17, 2009, 05:46:37 AM
Hi Rob, now I understand what were all these questions with fitting the thing into 1RU!
:)
Congrats, and looks really cool! I like the idea and maybe will do in future
control board which can be fit into 1RU.

Absolutely amazing.

BTW, what is the small veroboard at side? Delay for power supply going to audio board?
Or this switches down the power to relays?

Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: rob_gould on August 17, 2009, 05:57:11 AM

BTW, what is the small veroboard at side? Delay for power supply going to audio board?
Or this switches down the power to relays?


Hi Igor,

Glad you like :)

That small board is just a bistable flip flop.  I had a power switch that fitted the build pefectly but was momentary rather than latching, so the little circuit takes care of that.
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: deuce42 on August 17, 2009, 06:00:42 AM
As Joe Jackson* said - "Gotta look sharp!"

Looks fantastic






* Respected English singer/songwriter circa late seventies till today-  not to be confused with Michael Jacksons daddy:)


Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: Igor on August 17, 2009, 06:02:18 AM
AHA!!!! Cool. It was possible to move a bit things inside the box, anyway, I really impressed.
Rob, how do you like the sound of controller?
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: rob_gould on August 17, 2009, 06:34:22 AM
Rob, how do you like the sound of controller?

It sounds great. Very transparent - I can't hear a difference at all with it in the signal path.  To be fair, I have not done an A/B comparison with it in and out of the signal path all in the same session, but my first impression is that it sounds completely clean.

Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: ultra-alex on August 17, 2009, 07:27:43 AM
congrats, rob. looks great!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: nrgrecording on August 17, 2009, 03:45:42 PM
Fantastic Job! Congrats!  8)

Frank.
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: radiance on August 17, 2009, 04:21:37 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: kibadachi on August 18, 2009, 02:19:09 AM
Congratulations! It's a beauty!
I like the colors. Very sophisticated.
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: stitch-o on August 22, 2009, 10:06:17 PM
The irony of your logo is awesomely hilarious!!

Nice work!
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: rob_gould on August 23, 2009, 04:48:10 AM
The irony of your logo is awesomely hilarious!!

Nice work!

Ha - yeah I wondered if anyone would pick up on that.  It's a nod towards the heavy bass of the music I write, whilst simultaneously trying to acknowledge my occasionally dubious DIY skills ;D

Probably not the name for company that was going to sell stuff commercially though!
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: analogical on November 23, 2009, 11:13:06 AM
Wow!  Impressive! This gives me the idea to run this vertical in a 1u for the mixer I am dreaming up... That will save some real estate!
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: Moby on January 18, 2010, 08:48:18 PM
Looking great   :) It's really time to rack mine  :-[
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: livingnote on January 18, 2010, 08:58:50 PM
Chime in - just fantastic.
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: Silvas on January 18, 2010, 10:35:40 PM
Beautiful !
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: rob_gould on January 19, 2010, 04:12:38 AM
Looking great   :) It's really time to rack mine  :-[

Yes - and pics too please!  We really need to see some more finished versions of these.  It's a great project...
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: Grand Master Audio on January 19, 2010, 04:59:34 AM
woah! that's outstanding, extremely professional job there Rob..

 ;D
Title: Re: Another Igor Monitor Controller completed...
Post by: mpc3000limited on February 07, 2010, 03:27:44 PM
Great Job, another awesome control station! I am happy to see the quality finishing of these kits!