manarm

My studer 169 baby...
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:21:36 PM »
Hello,

My new baby is born !!  
A pair of Studer 169 modules in a rack
PFL switch is used for Phantom power ON



In/Out and Insert wiring



Power wiring and balanced out module




Some other views




Tomorrow we'll go in a studio for final checks... Hope it's OK


Nele

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 04:47:16 PM »
Nice!! Good stuff!
:sam:

Tillmann

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 02:50:12 AM »
What's that PCB on the back?  Are you balancing the output with that there buggeroo?

Looking good! :thumb:

T!

manarm

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 03:14:59 AM »
Sorry, I don't understand "buggeroo".
Yes this PCB is the balanced output. I've used it a couple of times with no problem. It's a quite simple and transparency schematic. Today's tests will determine if it adds or removes anything in the sounding of the modules or not...

radiance

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 08:24:09 AM »
Very clean job :thumb:
"Knowing that you are dreaming, however, does not automatically guarantee full rationality.
Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan

okgb

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007, 09:46:07 AM »
Yeah a job as clean as the studer's themselves  , nice !
GKB Audio / Greg Boboski

manarm

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007, 10:01:55 AM »
Thanks for appreciating my work  :guinness:

Back from final tests : everything works fine ! Including the balancing board. There is no noticeable difference with or without.
The only (bad) thing we have noticed is that the Line input is quite poor in the low frequency response. Anyone would know something about it?

Tillmann

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2007, 11:50:11 AM »
Those rotary switches for line input gain control are quite fussy.  Did you clean them out really well and make sure that you're getting the proper contact with them?

Did you design the balanced output circuit?  If you are the sharing type, I'd love to see a schematic of what you did.


Cheers,

T

PS- "Bugeroo" is American cowboy slang for "thing"  :grin:

manarm

My studer 169 baby...
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007, 02:56:59 PM »
Cleaning the rotary switch or not give the same result.
But it's a "side-car" problem.
My customer doesn't use the Line In and doesn't care so much if it works fine or not. But when he sells the rack (one day) I feel I'll have to make the modules work correctly !...

I didn't design the balance module. There are enough designs that exist and work fine .
I've used this schematics :
http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=x2symmvf7.jpg
I think you already know it. It can be found (more or less simple) in Amek, or SSL or much more gear...
The fact is that I get good measurements results (S/N ratio, THD, Bandpass...) with it and I like to use it when I've got no other issue.

First I wanted to build a real "Studer-like" output balanced module, but the price I was asked for an original transformer and transistor pair was insane and didn't match my customer's money-ability (sorry for my poor English!!)
Generally, I try to be as close to the original as I can, but not this time...

Cheers
Emmanuel

 

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