analag

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« on: May 23, 2006, 10:00:00 PM »


Been working on it steady. First I hand wound the power transformer, then made up a discrete regulator which outputs (2) B+ voltages. I used a three terminal chip to regulate the sidechain bias voltage. Heater is not stabilized, just rectified and sent to 44,000uF. So far everything is working as predicted. I could finish it tonight, but what would I do tomorrow.

analag
Audio engineering suffers from misinformation, disinformation, and downright lying more than most fields of endeavour.


sverige_cruz

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006, 10:26:54 PM »
Very nice, analag. If it sounds as cool as the optical compressor, I fo' sure want to get building on one.  :thumb:  I'll check back tomorrow.  :thumb:

Mailliw

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006, 11:53:21 PM »
Poor men definitely don't use Solen film capacitors! :P

Nice work, I look forward to hearing this!

William
All Things Must Pass

analag

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006, 12:43:02 AM »
Quote from: "Mailliw"
Poor men definitely don't use Solen film capacitors! :P

Nice work, I look forward to hearing this!

William

I love them and I always keep a few around.
I'm building up the rotory switches now, more drilling tomorrow...this is more work than fun at this stage.

analag
Audio engineering suffers from misinformation, disinformation, and downright lying more than most fields of endeavour.

Clayphish

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006, 01:00:01 AM »
So who said it was only a computer model? :razz:

Look forward to hear how it turns out.

Keep up the good work!
Looking for McCurdy PE1000 console Schematic

jensenmann

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2006, 06:11:06 AM »
:thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:
I´m hot for this one, too

looking forward to seeing and hearing more
 :grin:
Jens
Quote from: PRR
The tubes of course don't care what frequency they distort

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2006, 07:28:32 AM »
hey Analag that looks awesome. What tubes are you going to use and what sidechain?

Svart

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2006, 07:34:10 AM »
Tease.
Welcome to the GroupDIY leper colony! when something falls off, we just replace it with a tube!
occupation: General Electron Mayhem

Alesis X2 information repository:
http://www.theopiumdenproductions.

analag

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2006, 08:10:00 AM »
Quote from: "tardishead"
hey Analag that looks awesome. What tubes are you going to use and what sidechain?


6BZ8 for Mu and 5687WA in the sidechain amp.

All drilling is done...front panel, back panel are all set. No graphics on this one, I have a co-worker who does that sort of thing, so eventually I will have him hook me up. I will post some more pic later, hopefully.
Me tease, Svart...naahh.

analag
Audio engineering suffers from misinformation, disinformation, and downright lying more than most fields of endeavour.

Viitalahde

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2006, 08:24:37 AM »
Looking very cool. Any chance of getting a sound sample when it's done? Drums maybe?


analag

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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2006, 09:12:18 AM »
If everything works out like I hope, I have a very special testiing lined up for it. As long as our esteemed fellow forum member wasn't joking. If not I'll go with plan B.

analag
Audio engineering suffers from misinformation, disinformation, and downright lying more than most fields of endeavour.

Svart

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2006, 09:18:53 AM »
just hurry up and build it!

or send me what you have so i can build it too..  :green:
Welcome to the GroupDIY leper colony! when something falls off, we just replace it with a tube!
occupation: General Electron Mayhem

Alesis X2 information repository:
http://www.theopiumdenproductions.

Kit

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2006, 09:24:36 AM »
Looks very nice. :thumb:

Is that veroboard your using?
"Relaxing on the axis of the wheel of life."

amorris

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2006, 10:35:29 AM »
you handwound the power xfrmer? damn im a pu$$y!

analag

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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2006, 10:55:01 AM »


I'm a veroboard mechanic...I love it. And I do the underside PC board style. It's a pain in the ass to do, still I do it. Later I'll post a pic of the underside.
Handwound bro...slow but neat. Insulation varnish and all.
 
analag
Audio engineering suffers from misinformation, disinformation, and downright lying more than most fields of endeavour.

Svart

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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2006, 11:15:33 AM »
:shock:
Welcome to the GroupDIY leper colony! when something falls off, we just replace it with a tube!
occupation: General Electron Mayhem

Alesis X2 information repository:
http://www.theopiumdenproductions.

AnalogPackrat

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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2006, 11:24:54 AM »
Analag,

Hey, I know I'm one of the guys who busted your chops a bit when you first arrived, but you've toned it down and have shared a lot of interesting stuff here since those days.  I still get a little tweaked by the 'tude sometimes, but I really do appreciate you sharing your work.  This project looks cool--can't wait to hear some samples.  

Next time you wind one of those power toroids could you take a few snaps along the way to show us how you do it?  I've wound a couple of simple 2503ish output transformers and am curious about those big honkin' toroids you've done.

Cheers,
A P
If it is to be, it is up to me.

fucanay

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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2006, 12:04:07 PM »
Very nice work. I hope it comes out worth the effort because it sure looks great.

Matt

analag

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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2006, 01:46:07 PM »
This is a matter of blind faith, knowing ridicule is right around the corner. Nevertheless I push on.

analag
Audio engineering suffers from misinformation, disinformation, and downright lying more than most fields of endeavour.

fucanay

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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2006, 01:53:56 PM »
Quote from: "analag"
This is a matter of blind faith, knowing ridicule is right around the corner. Nevertheless I push on.

analag


Even if it didn't come out exactly sounding the same, do you doubt that it will sound good? If it sounds good or even great, there will be no ridicule involved. Sim or no sim!  :green:

Matt


 

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