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Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: Unbound on February 19, 2005, 09:00:39 PM
Any DIY units happening for this rack?  Anyone considered it?  I have one sitting here, lonely and empty.

Aaron
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: gyraf on February 20, 2005, 08:03:17 AM
Considered it? Yes. I was trying to persuade a friend of mine into making a series of 900-compatible SSL Channel compressors. I think it was a really good idea, but he ended up using his own rack standard in stead.

But no 900-DIY-projects that I know of.

Jakob E.
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: dpaton on February 20, 2005, 11:46:30 AM
Ooohhh...a DBX 900 series (or Aphex 9000 series, with the +/-24V rails) SSL module would be awesome. I wonder if it would work with the bus comp.  If I dumped the stereo portion and used more SMT parts...

It sure would cut down on the enclosure cost per channel.

Did you ever start on a layout Jakob?

-dave
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: usekgb on July 21, 2006, 01:28:41 AM
I've got to bump this one.  I just picked up a DBX 900 Series rack, and would love to fill it with something other than the noise reduction units currently in it.  Maybe the THAT 4301 comp/gate could be adjusted to work with the DBX 900's?  Or maybe we just re-design the 903 using THAT 2181A's and modern components.  I bet that would be a killer sounding box!  Any interest?

Cheers,
Zach
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: pucho812 on July 21, 2006, 03:17:28 PM
since all pins  on the edge connectors are not used would be a good rack for tube units in it. just mod the PSU  and would be pretty killer IMO
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: gyraf on July 22, 2006, 03:30:57 AM
But

Is there enough un-used 900-racks out there to legitimize a full-blown diy-project?

It seems to me that a simple euro-rack or the like is a better idea..

Jakob E.
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: TomWaterman on July 22, 2006, 06:39:32 AM
Its a cool idea, we have some peeps doing 500 series API stuff for DIY (both commercial and non-commercial) and if you hang on a few months(ish) there should be a new rack system in production that is open standard and will have lots of cool DIY options plus commercial ones and it may even fit API500 with an adapter card......but thats all I should say.

The module size will be quite small though, so fitting PPM14 meters for G-SSL etc can't be done. The smaller the size the harder the DIY.

I think a 6-space (12HP wide - 60.6mm) euro subrack is the best compromise, should be able to squeeze a G-1176 or G-SSL easily....with cool meters.

Tom
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: gyraf on July 22, 2006, 11:45:34 AM
Quote
...but thats all I should say.


Is the rack-format we discussed over at RO finally being implemented in real-life?  :shock:

Would be a really great thing for us all!

Jakob E.
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: peterc on July 22, 2006, 02:20:29 PM
What about the dbx noise reduction racks? Are they similar to the 900 series?

I've only seen them in a machine room before so I dont know much about them.

People are probably giving away noise reduction rack at the mo'.....

Peter
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: pucho812 on July 22, 2006, 08:22:58 PM
Quote from: "gyraf"
But

Is there enough un-used 900-racks out there to legitimize a full-blown diy-project?

It seems to me that a simple euro-rack or the like is a better idea..

Jakob E.


IMO I believe there is. 2 space 1 unit ones or the full blown 10? spacers. Usually are going for dirt cheap as well.
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: usekgb on July 26, 2006, 10:32:51 PM
Quote from: "peterc"
What about the dbx noise reduction racks? Are they similar to the 900 series?

I've only seen them in a machine room before so I dont know much about them.

People are probably giving away noise reduction rack at the mo'.....

Peter


The DBX 900 series rack that I got was loaded with noise reduction units.  Another cool thing with this platform is, Aphex is still making the 9000 series enclosures, and they are completely compatible with the dbx 900 series.

Cheers,
Zach
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: wiz1der on September 08, 2006, 04:56:59 PM
this sounds exciting!
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: wiz1der on September 17, 2007, 11:56:31 AM
oh well.....
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: wiz1der on October 09, 2007, 11:35:33 AM
bump?  anyone?

Everyone's on the 500 rack bandwagon now. Would be nice just for us DIY ppl to do 900's because they're available and cheap!
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: Sleeper on October 23, 2007, 12:40:51 PM
(http://twin-x.com/groupdiy/albums/userpics/dbx900cardoutline.gif)I

I was just thinking for the moment of etching up a blank to attach my forsell opto comp board that's been sitting around my bench forever.

Anyhow, here's the dims, measured directly off of my 900 series comp.
the pins labelled in red could be sused for anything, they go to the aux. rear connectors on the unit.
Kelly
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: clintrubber on October 23, 2007, 05:23:44 PM
Quote from: "mediatechnology"
For quick shots I still can't beat my floppy-based Sony Mavica. It's just rip-n-go with that camera.

Apart from newer stuff, we still have one of those at work and it's still going strong. I like it a lot, have in fact been using it last week with a HP-box that doesn't do fancy datadumps.
What you said, rip-n-go. A camera with a 3.5" floppy drive, so cool.  :cool:
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: Sleeper on October 24, 2007, 02:59:00 AM
That 3677 will work.
now I just have to figure out what circuits to put on it :cool:
Kelly
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: clintrubber on October 24, 2007, 10:30:38 AM
Quote from: "mediatechnology"
Keef et al are asking for the dbx 120.

Have toyed around with some FX-octavers again, both hardware & software. Double-bass it was, and I don't mean those big wooden things.
So I'm indeed curious to the dBx-way of doing added oomph.

Regards,

  Peter
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: SSLtech on October 24, 2007, 10:54:54 AM
I think the dub that we're doing at the moment finishes today.

Assuming that's accurate, I should be able to get in there tomorrow lunchtime and get some samples done. I'll have an assistant editor get some sounds ready for me.

Keith
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: Sleeper on October 24, 2007, 12:54:07 PM
OK, I think it's my fault that this thread is starting to get confusing, I vote we move the discussion entirely over to the DBX 120 thread.
http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=24804&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

All in favor just don't say anything else here.
Kelly
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: usekgb on February 07, 2008, 11:42:01 AM
Ooooo.....  Pico comps in the 900 rack.  I would sure love this.

Cheers,
Zach
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: usekgb on February 07, 2008, 08:01:49 PM
Good thinking!  I just got another 903 on the way as well.  Happy smash smash.

Cheers,
Zach
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: David Kulka on February 07, 2008, 11:28:59 PM
If any of you guys buy a dbx rack with a bunch of 411 cards in it and want to unload the 411's, please PM me.  I'm looking to buy a dozen or so for parts, if the price is right.  Thanks.
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: moamps on June 12, 2008, 06:15:51 PM
It's may be too late ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/DBX-Noise-Reduction_W0QQitemZ150255888817QQihZ005QQcategoryZ23790QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: conleycd on August 25, 2008, 11:30:33 AM
Does anyone know the screw length and thread on the DBX 900 series?  I'm thinking I'm going to through a couple SSL 9k preamps in my slots.  I have a JLM powerstation 5 rail for a powersupply in my 900 case so I can even route 48 volt for phantom!  Hurray!

Ok... any one know the specs?

CC
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: sahib on August 26, 2008, 09:08:55 AM
Screws are 1/8th UNC. DBX is 21.5mm long and the Aphex is 17mm long.
I have done a quick drawing of the panels but I can not upload the image  at the moment as I  have just discovered that our smart ftp account has expired. I'll sort it out and try to upload it today.
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: conleycd on August 26, 2008, 11:45:19 AM
Thanks man.  I really appreciate that.  The unit of UNC is what?  Is that inches or metric or another standard that I might not be aware of?

Thanks again.

CC
Title: DBX 900 rack
Post by: sahib on August 26, 2008, 01:26:32 PM
It is an imperial size (inch) but because these are American make equipment the screws are in American imperial standard, unified screw thread.

C stands for coarse thread for the screw. There is also UNF which is the fine thread version.