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Microphones / Re: Looking at reverb
« Last post by RuudNL on Today at 12:38:25 PM »
Thu U87 mods don't look much better...
(Look at the very long wires.)
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Mixers/Monitoring Systems / Re: Amek Recall Info and Schematic
« Last post by fazer on Today at 12:26:42 PM »
John I’m sure the RN eqs are the same as what’s in the recall.   They would add an extra tracking pot to store recall control voltage per pot and switch.   I have the Mozart RN sch some were.   

Are you looking to buy one or build something?

I see you want to buy one
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Brewery / Re: covid politics
« Last post by JohnRoberts on Today at 12:23:10 PM »
It's bothersome that Trump still feels the need to score political points by doing things like calling it the "Chinese virus," or by continuing to crap on Iran when they're clearly in the middle of a grave humanitarian crisis--and when their crisis affects many, many other nations as well.  And of course, his daily campaign appearances include a generous helping of Trump fluffing--sometimes by the folks around him, and sometimes he just fluffs himself.  This is not leadership.  This is self-serving and venal. 
This is no secret, President Trump was a blowhard reality TV star, and real estate promotor before entering politics. You can be critical of his persona (I am), but he managed to get elected despite that. That may say more about how weak his opponent was.
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If a leader does a good job of shepherding a nation in a time of crisis, usually good things come to him or her.  The praise doesn't have to be self-generated or part of the job descriptions of those around you--praise comes from doing your freaking job.  Doing a good job does not seem to come naturally to Trump--it would appear that it took the full force of the advisors around him to get him to come off the New York quarantine and the Easter Kill-a-Thon he had planned.  (He also managed to accuse medical workers of stealing masks, which is par for the course with Trump.)
As I tried to explain at the time President Trump's easter target was just a directional marker for the beginning of a negotiation. Before he changed the topic, everybody was estimating how long it would take for us all to get infected and die. Of course his initial target was optimistic, that is what he does, at least we are now working toward that more productive goal than the 24x7 doom and gloom pity party. We are now at least thinking about reopening the economy, moving in the right direction. Actual timing is to be determined by the facts on the ground as expected. We can walk and chew gum at the same time, so it is possible to both fight the virus, and work toward preventing a deep economic depression and saving jobs.

An honest inspection of his first term in office shows good results in many areas (not widely reported by an unfavorable media). Up until the Covid19 viral outbreak hit our economy was doing very well. Trying to blame him for the corona virus is par for the course. I recall much criticism when he first shut down travel coming from china. In hindsight that may have saved a lot of lives. There is plenty to be critical of about the government response, but they seem to be better focussed now, and private industry seems to be stepping up.
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Trump is the epitome of what JR described above:  a leader who takes praise for all successes and puts blame for all failures on those below him.  Sadly, he also struggles mightily with information that goes counter to what he wants to believe (eg, Trump refused not to believe the WTO usually rules against the US, even when presented with the fact that it usually rules in favor of the US), and he seems to be happier making stuff up than actually finding out why something might be the way it is (do you think he ever thought to ask why hospitals would run through so many more masks during a COVID epidemic?)
Opinions vary, but since you seem to know exactly what he is thinking, what's next?

JR
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Mixers/Monitoring Systems / Re: DIY API 1604 inspired mixer (16x8x2)
« Last post by fazer on Today at 12:23:01 PM »
Finished looks good.

My brother is a welder and talks about how a 100 amp welder is needed for aluminum because of its dissipative quality’s .   It takes an amazing amount of heat wherever the weld is. 
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Microphones / Re: Looking at reverb
« Last post by gyraf on Today at 12:13:33 PM »
 ;D

I sure hope that the HPF is not done by switching between 0.47uf and 1uf electrolytic transformer drive capacitors..

/Jakob E.

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..you didn't swap input and output by mistake, did you..? I've had that with a G21 that was suspected to be really strangely behaving..

/Jakob E.

Interesting you mention that - I had a thought at one point during the installation that I may have swapped them around by accident and needed to validate but once I passed signal through it passed and I concluded that I had it the right way around - I'll double check that as there is a possibility that I've the IO backwards on the patchbay.
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I’ll see if I can replicate today.  Offhand that doesn’t make any sense.

Altec tech letter #192 goes through cases for loading, this filter does not need that load resistor, it's just causing more gain loss.

Interesting - they were in place when I got the units so I kept them in place.  I'll pull them out so. Thanks !
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The middle pin of the 7808 regulator is the ground/common pin i.e. Pin 13.
Therefore you have a short between Pin 12 + 16v and Pin 13  0v, nothing to do with the regulator.
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Microphones / Re: Looking at reverb
« Last post by Khron on Today at 11:52:26 AM »
You're forgetting or ignoring the value of the hand-job... No, i mean [ahem] hand-work, my bad ::)

That sure is a high price expectancy for a crappy looking mod job...  :o

/Jakob E.
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Brewery / Re: covid politics
« Last post by hodad on Today at 11:46:53 AM »
It's bothersome that Trump still feels the need to score political points by doing things like calling it the "Chinese virus," or by continuing to crap on Iran when they're clearly in the middle of a grave humanitarian crisis--and when their crisis affects many, many other nations as well.  And of course, his daily campaign appearances include a generous helping of Trump fluffing--sometimes by the folks around him, and sometimes he just fluffs himself.  This is not leadership.  This is self-serving and venal. 

If a leader does a good job of shepherding a nation in a time of crisis, usually good things come to him or her.  The praise doesn't have to be self-generated or part of the job descriptions of those around you--praise comes from doing your freaking job.  Doing a good job does not seem to come naturally to Trump--it would appear that it took the full force of the advisors around him to get him to come off the New York quarantine and the Easter Kill-a-Thon he had planned.  (He also managed to accuse medical workers of stealing masks, which is par for the course with Trump.)

Trump is the epitome of what JR described above:  a leader who takes praise for all successes and puts blame for all failures on those below him.  Sadly, he also struggles mightily with information that goes counter to what he wants to believe (eg, Trump refused not to believe the WTO usually rules against the US, even when presented with the fact that it usually rules in favor of the US), and he seems to be happier making stuff up than actually finding out why something might be the way it is (do you think he ever thought to ask why hospitals would run through so many more masks during a COVID epidemic?) 
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